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(The Daily Beast)   To all the Coca-Cola Super Bowl ad haters aghast at the notion of using a foreign language to express the idea of togetherness, I have only three words for you: e pluribus unum   (thedailybeast.com) divider line 344
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2014-02-04 06:22:40 PM
 But who could've predicted the outrage we saw over the Coca-Cola commercial that aired during last night's Super Bowl?!

I did actually,  The moment they switched to another language  I just knew people were going to be spewing stupid opinions on the internet within minutes.
 
2014-02-04 06:25:03 PM
Pretty sure they calculated that there would be a handful of derpy responses and a tidal wave of judgemental liberal dicks eager to find someone to call a bigot.

Looks like they got their maths right.
 
2014-02-04 06:25:05 PM

Twilight Farkle: vudukungfu: e pluribus unum ??

Say it in English, subby!!!

Those sound like worship words; only a real 'murkun can speak them. But at least I get to reuse these:

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/not only for the Kochs, but for the Pepsi Generation as well.


That's the joke.
 
2014-02-04 06:25:10 PM
They weren't foreign languages - they were American languages.
 
2014-02-04 06:26:17 PM
And the meaning of the Latin phrase has been lost here....especially the unum part.
 
2014-02-04 06:26:27 PM
The words you speak are not your culture- the ideas behind them are. If you want to see how well two separate languages in the same society works out just look at Florida. We have more social insularity than anywhere else I've ever lived. There is very little overlap between Spanish speakers and English speakers outside of basic economic exchanges. This has lead to resentment and an 'us and them' attitude on both sides of the language divide.
Of course a divided group is easier to control. By pandering to the separate cultural groups, our politicians have played us off of one another very well. This has left our state in a shambles. It is not our only problem but it is a big one with no easy solution.
A common language is the broth of our American cultural stew.
 
2014-02-04 06:26:39 PM
I've said it before, and I'll say it again:
Honkies are funny.

America was named for an Italian cartographer, Amerigo Vespucci.
There are places named San Antonio, Sacramento, and my favorite name for an American city: El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles.
Not to mention all the names from Native American tribes used for states, cities, counties, and so on.

So, seriously, tell me about how scared you guys are about foreigeners coming from overseas to wipe out your culture, lifestyle, spiritual beliefs, bringing diseases, vices, and hot ethnic women to corrupt the menfolk, and horny men to rape the cattle and stampede the women.  I'll listen to every fear you have in silence, and when you finish, then I'll call you something horrible in Comanche, and kick you square in the nuts and laugh long and hard.
 
2014-02-04 06:26:53 PM

Weaver95: I just figured the GOP was outraged because they're the GOP. You could ask conservatives about the weather and they're ranting about global warming hoaxes and solar power conspiracies. Anger is kinda their default setting.


Didn't you hear? Obama is creating fake snow!!!
 
2014-02-04 06:26:56 PM

Watubi: I'll give you my Mexican Coke when you pry it from my cold, dead hands


We keep having taste tests with USA Coke and Mexican Coke to see which one we like best. Unfortunately, we can always tell which one is the USA Coke.  So we just enjoy them both. Like the little taco girl says, why not both.
 
2014-02-04 06:29:00 PM

lostcat: Oh people...

English isn't going anywhere anytime soon. No need to get all freaked out and defensive about it.

Even in developing nations in SE Asia, where China is buying up all the property and dumping tons of money, people are not going out of their way to learn Mandarin. They are still focused on English as the transactional language of business.

If people all over the world still view English as the language you have to learn to do business internationally, then I don't think we here in the US need to worry that we'll see English replaced anytime soon.

And do people really prefer to live in a world were everyone around them looks and talks exactly the same? How depressingly boring and xenophobic. I moved away from a tiny town like that when I was in my teens. In my head, that town changed along with me. But I guess I know, in my heart, that if I went back there again, it would still be the same white faces and lazy accents on every street. I wonder if they've even opened a single Thai restaurant within the county.


Yeah, but it also helps to know any of the following languages in addition to English for business: French, Mandarin, Arabic, Farsi, Spanish, Hindi, Japanese, Bengali, Russian, or Portuguese. Therefore, America is totally boned forever.
 
2014-02-04 06:30:08 PM

mariner314: netweavr: You really thing that argument will work?

"Out of many, one." That "one" is English. They're supposed to come here and learn English.

That kinda derp just writes itself.

I appreciate the message the commercial conveyed. I didn't like the commercial. I've always been in support of a national language.

All 14 people at our Super Bowl party in the great blue King County Seattle were all like, "what the fark is this shiat?".


No, our country will be strongest when everyone speaks different & mutually-incomprehensible languages. Successful communication only leads to frustration and anger.
 
2014-02-04 06:30:26 PM

I bet a lot of these people getting angry over the Coke ad have no idea how unwelcomed their forefathers used to be in America.


tigger.uic.edu

 
2014-02-04 06:32:14 PM
Uckfay Ouyay.
 
2014-02-04 06:32:31 PM
Of course they've never heard of it. People that scream "THIS IS MURICA" & "CONSTITUTION" are the people that know the least about both of those things.
 
2014-02-04 06:34:24 PM
I do find it somewhat offensive, as other countries aren't forced to be "diverse" by having THEIR national anthems sung in different languages. They have official languages that the natives speak, and we should too.
 
2014-02-04 06:34:33 PM
Romanes eunt domus.
 
2014-02-04 06:36:03 PM
Can we shut up and get the fark over the coke commercial already?

I'll break down for the last time what happened:
1) PEPSI bought the entire halftime show.  It was called the Pepsi Halftime Show.
2) Coke needed to do something to compete.
3) Coke is an attention whore.  Any attention is good attention, as it keeps farking retards (just like you!) talking about Coke.
4) Film a controversial commercial, air during the Pepsi Halftime Show.
5) Profit

if you keep your stupid farking mouths going about it, you make it effective, and will cause more ads to be like this.  If you grow up, act like an adult, and get on with your crappy life (along with the other people), then this wouldn't be viewed as effective marketing, and would go away sooner.

But no, you coont tunnel ass bag bullshiat consumer, you have to keep fixated on one thing and ruin it for the rest of us.
 
2014-02-04 06:38:13 PM

Vector R: I do find it somewhat offensive, as other countries aren't forced to be "diverse" by having THEIR national anthems sung in different languages. They have official languages that the natives speak, and we should too.


It's a TV commercial, not a federal mandate.
 
2014-02-04 06:38:37 PM
 
2014-02-04 06:41:16 PM

IronJelly: Can we shut up and get the fark over the coke commercial already?

I'll break down for the last time what happened:
1) PEPSI bought the entire halftime show.


0-media-cdn.foolz.us
 
2014-02-04 06:41:22 PM

Vector R: I do find it somewhat offensive, as other countries aren't forced to be "diverse" by having THEIR national anthems sung in different languages. They have official languages that the natives speak, and we should too.


I hope you're joking, otherwise I'm going to have to favorite you as "farking moron" so I know to avoid your posts in the future.
 
2014-02-04 06:42:20 PM
Heer in muhrika, we'uns talks muhrikan! Gul dangit!
 
2014-02-04 06:42:28 PM

JeffMD: IronJelly: Can we shut up and get the fark over the coke commercial already?

I'll break down for the last time what happened:
1) PEPSI bought the entire halftime show.

[0-media-cdn.foolz.us image 250x272]


...aand that's why you can't make a reasonable argument.  Great work.  I bet your parents are proud of you, little man.
 
2014-02-04 06:42:37 PM

lostcat: Vector R: I do find it somewhat offensive, as other countries aren't forced to be "diverse" by having THEIR national anthems sung in different languages. They have official languages that the natives speak, and we should too.

It's a TV commercial, not a federal mandate.


Seriously.  Who exactly is being forced to do anything?
 
2014-02-04 06:42:39 PM
Bashing something for all the wrong reasons, The American Way
 
2014-02-04 06:42:49 PM

Vector R: I do find it somewhat offensive, as other countries aren't forced to be "diverse" by having THEIR national anthems sung in different languages. They have official languages that the natives speak, and we should too.


Yeah, but have you seen the Cherokee alphabet? That makes Cyrillic look simple. I'm fine with speaking a non-foreign language.
 
2014-02-04 06:44:36 PM

rebelyell2006: Vector R: I do find it somewhat offensive, as other countries aren't forced to be "diverse" by having THEIR national anthems sung in different languages. They have official languages that the natives speak, and we should too.

Yeah, but have you seen the Cherokee alphabet? That makes Cyrillic look simple. I'm fine with speaking a non-foreign language.


... I mean, I'm fine with speaking a foreign language. We shouldn't make Cherokee or other native tongues the state languages.
 
2014-02-04 06:44:43 PM

scottydoesntknow: Vector R: I do find it somewhat offensive, as other countries aren't forced to be "diverse" by having THEIR national anthems sung in different languages. They have official languages that the natives speak, and we should too.

I hope you're joking, otherwise I'm going to have to favorite you as "farking moron" so I know to avoid your posts in the future.


The farkie I have for him reminds me that he's never ridden on a city bus before, so the comment doesn't surprise me, and I don't think he's joking.
 
2014-02-04 06:45:24 PM
I think the article nailed it right here:

cdn.thedailybeast.com


This was probably the untold reason they complained about foreign language, instead.
 
2014-02-04 06:45:37 PM
We're still talking about that?  Great, I get to recycle this:

img.fark.net
 
2014-02-04 06:46:35 PM

scottydoesntknow: TheShavingofOccam123: RexTalionis: brap: That said, I'm a also not ready to start championing international carbonated corn sugar water as the harbinger of global understanding either.

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Oh come on. The hell with world peace through soda. Spice it up with some Nazi-developed, world-domination uber soda


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Fanta originated as a result of difficulties importing Coca-Cola syrup into Nazi Germany during World War II due to a trade embargo. To circumvent this, Max Keith, the head of Coca-Cola Deutschland (Coca-Cola GmbH) during the Second World War, decided to create a new product for the German market, using only ingredients available in Germany at the time, including whey and pomace - the "leftovers of leftovers", as Keith later recalled. The name was the result of a brief brainstorming session, which started with Keith exhorting his team to "use their imagination" ("Fantasie" in German), to which one of his salesmen, Joe Knipp, immediately retorted "Fanta!"

While the plant was effectively cut off from Coca Cola headquarters during the war, plant management did not join the Nazi Party. After the war, the Coca Cola corporation regained control of the plant, formula and the trademarks to the new Fanta product - as well as the plant profits made during the war.

Every single time I see that image, all I see is the red Fanta girl's freakish arm.

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What has been seen can not be unseen.


goddamn
 
2014-02-04 06:47:41 PM

mbillips: I like this "controversy." It makes it very easy to spot the assholes on your Facebook feed. Anyone who had a problem with that Coke ad is an instant unfriend.


I've long since pissed those people off until they defriended me. You can only demolish their latest idiocy - and then call them on it when they make the decision to believe unsupported BS anyway - so many times before they can't take it any more. Which I'm perfectly fine with because that's pretty much what I was aiming for.
 
2014-02-04 06:48:44 PM

IronJelly: if you keep your stupid farking mouths going about it, you make it effective, and will cause more ads to be like this.


I'd be happy with more commercials that piss off conservative bigots and xenophobes. And define "effective"? I still ain't buying Coke products.
 
2014-02-04 06:51:14 PM

IronJelly: 1) PEPSI bought the entire halftime show. It was called the Pepsi Halftime Show.
2) Coke needed to do something to compete.
3) Coke is an attention whore. Any attention is good attention, as it keeps farking retards (just like you!) talking about Coke.
4) Film a controversial commercial, air during the Pepsi Halftime Show.
5) Profit


At least they didn't use cancer to sell trucks, or veterans to sell "beer."
 
2014-02-04 06:52:32 PM

IronJelly: Can we shut up and get the fark over the coke commercial already?

I'll break down for the last time what happened:
1) PEPSI bought the entire halftime show.  It was called the Pepsi Halftime Show.
2) Coke needed to do something to compete.
3) Coke is an attention whore.  Any attention is good attention, as it keeps farking retards (just like you!) talking about Coke.
4) Film a controversial commercial, air during the Pepsi Halftime Show.
5) Profit

if you keep your stupid farking mouths going about it, you make it effective, and will cause more ads to be like this.  If you grow up, act like an adult, and get on with your crappy life (along with the other people), then this wouldn't be viewed as effective marketing, and would go away sooner.

But no, you coont tunnel ass bag bullshiat consumer, you have to keep fixated on one thing and ruin it for the rest of us.


Controversial? There wasn't anything at all controversial about the ad. The controversy is entirely the reaction to the ad by a loud and racist few we call republicans.
 
2014-02-04 06:53:23 PM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: e pluribus unum

Isn't that like French for "please iron these plaid trousers" ?


No, it's Hungarian for "My hovercraft is full of eels."
 
2014-02-04 06:54:45 PM
I drink Mexican Coke because it tastes better but I can get Mexican Coke and leave the damned Mexicans slaughtering each other in Mexico like their Aztec ancestors.

www.bevreview.com

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-02-04 06:54:49 PM

IronJelly: if you keep your stupid farking mouths going about it, you make it effective, and will cause more ads to be like this.


Rational people don't care about "ads like this". Only republicans are getting bent out of shape.
 
2014-02-04 06:55:10 PM

IronJelly: JeffMD: IronJelly: Can we shut up and get the fark over the coke commercial already?

I'll break down for the last time what happened:
1) PEPSI bought the entire halftime show.

[0-media-cdn.foolz.us image 250x272]

...aand that's why you can't make a reasonable argument.  Great work.  I bet your parents are proud of you, little man.


Why should he have to provide a reasonable argument for such an unreasonable post you made? It's got nothing to do with the rivalry between Coke and Pepsi and to suggest it does means you need to loosen your tin-foil hat.
 
2014-02-04 06:55:32 PM

Lucky LaRue: [befoundonline.com image 672x650]


eof737.files.wordpress.com
 
Ant
2014-02-04 06:56:10 PM

vudukungfu: e pluribus unum ??

Say it in English, subby!!!


Out of many, one? Sounds like socialism to me!
 
2014-02-04 06:56:52 PM

mayIFark: I think the article nailed it right here:

[cdn.thedailybeast.com image 800x500]


This was probably the untold reason they complained about foreign language, instead.


I was hoping someone had a screencap of that. Good lord, she's pretty.
 
2014-02-04 06:57:40 PM

Dragonflew: Weaver95: I just figured the GOP was outraged because they're the GOP. You could ask conservatives about the weather and they're ranting about global warming hoaxes and solar power conspiracies. Anger is kinda their default setting.

I immediately assumed it was conservatives that were raging. The article confirmed it, with posts slamming Obama and accusing Coke of supporting terrorism. Ah, conservatives... endless hilarity.


Except most the posters are liberals making fun of the perceived stereotype of a right winger, not actual right wingers.

Amusingly too, tthe article makes no sense. From many, one; not from many, many. From many, one means conform or leave.
 
2014-02-04 06:58:34 PM

Vector R: I do find it somewhat offensive, as other countries aren't forced to be "diverse" by having THEIR national anthems sung in different languages. They have official languages that the natives speak, and we should too.


And of course, that isn't the national anthem sung in the commercial.

This is god damn america, not Europe.  By third generation, the kids don't even know their grandparents native language. You want to control over how other people speak, go to Russia.

So you are a troll or a moron. I'll be nice and say troll.  Keep this up, you'll just be a moron.
 
rka
2014-02-04 07:00:16 PM

Optimal_Illusion: So, seriously, tell me about how scared you guys are about foreigeners coming from overseas to wipe out your culture,


So, seriously. How often do you jump on the latest manufactured media/cultural freak-out de jure and conclude that anyone that matters in life cares about it enough to get on your soapbox?
 
2014-02-04 07:00:46 PM
Oh the stupid mules are braying. Coke made the ad to get people talking about Coke. They're a multi-billion dollar, international company that cares only about getting more people to buy their product. Anyone who thinks they are pro or anti American is naive. They are pro money.
 
2014-02-04 07:01:01 PM

Bullseyed: Dragonflew: Weaver95: I just figured the GOP was outraged because they're the GOP. You could ask conservatives about the weather and they're ranting about global warming hoaxes and solar power conspiracies. Anger is kinda their default setting.

I immediately assumed it was conservatives that were raging. The article confirmed it, with posts slamming Obama and accusing Coke of supporting terrorism. Ah, conservatives... endless hilarity.

Except most the posters are liberals making fun of the perceived stereotype of a right winger, not actual right wingers.

Amusingly too, tthe article makes no sense. From many, one; not from many, many. From many, one means conform or leave.


So umm...I think the point of referring to "E pluribus Unum" isn't what it means, it's that even though English is our official language, we still use Latin (a non-English language) on our currency and other marks of state.
 
2014-02-04 07:01:16 PM
"It could not be more clear that the very people who created our country intended it be a place where people of different backgrounds could live together and become one as Americans. "

Unless you were Native American, Black, Irish, Italian, Asian, .....
 
2014-02-04 07:02:06 PM

brap: I'm getting a little fatigued with "Look what this gibbering butthole said on the interwebby!" "news stories."  Half of my friends posts on Facebook are them sharing the ignorance of some fountain of derp that I would have otherwise been and preferred to have remained gleefully ignorant of.

That said, I'm a also not ready to start championing international carbonated corn sugar water as the harbinger of global understanding either.


This.

Fountain of Derp would be a good band name. They could double bill with Fountains of Wayne.
 
2014-02-04 07:02:15 PM

ciberido: Eddie Adams from Torrance: e pluribus unum

Isn't that like French for "please iron these plaid trousers" ?

No, it's Hungarian for "My hovercraft is full of eels."


No, it's Vulcan for "the ensign is gassy."
 
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