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Old 05-09-2014, 06:07 PM   #21
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Hmm.....seems like the first amendment isn't guaranteed.
Two observations here. First, you are in Ontario, so the first amendment doesn't apply to you anyway. Second, even if you are in the US, a privately owned website can censor you in any way it wishes.
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Old 05-09-2014, 06:29 PM   #22
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There's a reason this site is called "Discuss Cooking." Many of us consider DC as almost a second family, and we pride ourselves on being kind and respectful, while also having fun. The site is privately owned, and there are rules that need to be observed so it doesn't become a free-for-all.
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Old 05-09-2014, 06:47 PM   #23
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Just saw this ad and found it hilarious. The woman is advertising a real product in a most humorous way. It discusses a common bodily function so skip it if that bothers you.


If this is a real advert why does it use a pseudo-English accent? For the benefit of non-English English speakers this is someone trying to sound "upper class" but not succeeding. Is this how most Americans think the English speak?
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Old 05-09-2014, 06:52 PM   #24
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I apologize to all who were offended. I just saw it as a funny product advertisement.
Don't worry about it, Andy. I did too. In fact I was more offended by the mock English
accent ;-)
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Old 05-09-2014, 06:53 PM   #25
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Any voice with an accent gets our attention. They don't have to be authentic. That's how most ad agencies roll here...LOL..
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Old 05-09-2014, 06:57 PM   #26
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Ain't that the truth.
When did we get these English accented pitchmen, about 15 years ago?
Obviously they know more about the crap they are selling on late night TV.
oops, it's not late night TV anymore, is it? They have whole channels devoted to informercials now.
Progress.
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Old 05-09-2014, 07:00 PM   #27
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Any voice with an accent gets our attention. They don't have to be authentic. That's how most ad agencies roll here...LOL..

Fake Australian accents are all the rage now. Just listen to any Outback Steakhouse ad on TV.
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Old 05-09-2014, 07:12 PM   #28
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That's seems a bit like an ad hominem attack to me, but I'll ignore it----and the people who approve of ad hominem attacks.
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What I wrote is not an ad hominem attack. It's not a an attack or a logical argument at all. The point you don't seem to get, or care about, is that most people don't care to discuss bodily functions on a cooking forum. If you do, there are plenty of other places to do that.
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Hmm.....seems like the first amendment isn't guaranteed.
Not sure what you mean by that. The First Amendment guarantees the right to free speech. It does not guarantee speech immunity from criticism.
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Old 05-09-2014, 07:24 PM   #30
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FWIW, if something offends you, don't watch it. If someone says something that annoys you (annoys, not misinterprets what you posted earlier and you're clearing up a point), let it roll off your back. Life is too short to get your knickers in a twist over little things like this. Take a deep breath, relax, and move on.

Seems kind of silly to waste time sniping back and forth when you can spend quality time moving on and finding yummy recipes. Or goofing off in a thread that actually has appeal.

Just my 2 cents worth.
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