Nike offends the Irishes - also ugly shoes

Author: TontoGoldstein (11011 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 11:59 am on Mar 16, 2012

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Thread Level: 2

Bullshit...clearly the indignation comes from...

Author: Killshot (13040 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 10:37 am on Mar 17, 2012

...non True Irish impostors. Any real Celt would laugh since the Irish are the only people with a real sense of humor....and the thickest of skins.

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Good lord ! As offensive, right up there with getting hit with a tiretool.

Author: Buddy Lee (3670 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 1:16 pm on Mar 16, 2012

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Especially since the Irish are such thin-skinned people.

Author: TontoGoldstein (11011 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 1:55 pm on Mar 16, 2012

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Every Mick I know uses the term. Nothing but faux outrage.

Author: NDFaninNJ (10056 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 12:04 pm on Mar 16, 2012

Fuck, I hate so many people in this country for being so fucking "offended" by everything.

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And the level of outrage often directly correlates to the actual unimportance of the issue.

Author: Frank L (25509 Posts - Joined: Sep 20, 2007)

Posted at 12:34 pm on Mar 16, 2012

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I think the Irish in Ireland are "offended," not the American ones. I am offended by the ugly shoes.

Author: TontoGoldstein (11011 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 12:24 pm on Mar 16, 2012

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They look like dook/shite.

Author: Frank L (25509 Posts - Joined: Sep 20, 2007)

Posted at 1:22 pm on Mar 16, 2012

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I doubt the Irish give a shit.

Author: AlbanyIRISH (18920 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 12:27 pm on Mar 16, 2012

Kind of like they don't give a shit about all the fools over here who consider themselves Irish.

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You are wrong.

Author: NedoftheHill (15988 Posts - Joined: Jun 29, 2011)

Posted at 2:45 pm on Mar 16, 2012

Granted, the memory of the "Black and Tan" have faded here in the US, where the term only means a type of beer drink. But it still has evil connotations in Ireland.

From the Irish Times:

The company [Nike] is presumably unaware of the historical connotations of the use of the term “Black and Tan” in this country.
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“I hope they don’t try to launch it here in Ireland or I’ll imagine they’ll lose a lot of their fans.” [quoting an Irish citizen in Ireland]
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There was a controversy over the use of the term “Black and Tan” as a flavour of ice-cream six years ago. The US ice-cream makers Ben & Jerry later apologised after bringing out a “Black and Tan” flavour ice-cream, even though the ice-cream was available only in the US market.


Link: Irish Times: Nike puts its foot in it with 'Black and Tan' sneaker

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And you establish this by referring to the last time someone was faux offended by the term?

Author: NDFaninNJ (10056 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 3:48 pm on Mar 16, 2012

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No, by providing a link to the Irish Times, rather than just assuming like Albany.

Author: NedoftheHill (15988 Posts - Joined: Jun 29, 2011)

Posted at 4:27 pm on Mar 16, 2012

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Have you been to Ireland? I have.

Author: AlbanyIRISH (18920 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 5:59 pm on Mar 16, 2012

They find Americans, especially fools like your typical NDN poster (who still think they have "cousins" there), quite comical and pathetic. And my generation there and younger are quite over the troubles. They won't buy the shoe because it looks like shit, not because of the name.

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Well that makes you an expert....typical of your nonsense.

Author: Frank L (25509 Posts - Joined: Sep 20, 2007)

Posted at 11:46 pm on Mar 16, 2012

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"shite"

Author: TakethetrainKnute (12920 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 12:32 pm on Mar 16, 2012

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Oh they care plenty about them idiots....a fair share of the economy there is tied to them.

Author: Frank L (25509 Posts - Joined: Sep 20, 2007)

Posted at 12:30 pm on Mar 16, 2012

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No outrage here, but the Irish I know don't favor the term "Black & Tan" preferring "Half & Half".

Author: TakethetrainKnute (12920 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 12:07 pm on Mar 16, 2012

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I thought that's what Slacker called Obama?

Author: NDFaninNJ (10056 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 3:49 pm on Mar 16, 2012

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I thought half and half was a different drink?

Author: ND_in_ATL (14650 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 12:47 pm on Mar 16, 2012

At the bar I worked at a black and tan was Guinness and Bass. A half and half is Guinness and Harp.

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This is true

Author: Iggle (4384 Posts - Joined: Sep 14, 2007)

Posted at 12:51 pm on Mar 16, 2012

The funny thing about Bass Ale is that I lived in London for five years and never ever saw it in any pub.

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Arf and Arf in the vernacular.

Author: Frank L (25509 Posts - Joined: Sep 20, 2007)

Posted at 12:29 pm on Mar 16, 2012

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This is true.

Author: raghib1988 (2978 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 12:07 pm on Mar 16, 2012

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