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(BBC-US)   "Coon Cheese" rebrands itself. Can you correctly guess why?   (bbc.com) divider line
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2021-01-13 2:54:50 PM  
It's hard to milk racoons?
 
2021-01-13 2:57:22 PM  
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2021-01-13 2:57:36 PM  
The cheese got its original name from American pioneering cheese maker Edward William Coon who patented a ripening process in the 1920s.

So why not just change it to "Coon's"?  That way, it's clear the name is a proper name, not a slur.
 
2021-01-13 3:00:18 PM  

OdradekRex: It's hard to milk racoons?


You can milk anything with nipples.
 
2021-01-13 3:01:04 PM  
"The cheese got its original name from American pioneering cheese maker Edward William Coon"


Man, his parents must have been pretty hardcore racists!
 
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2021-01-13 3:01:17 PM  
Benevolent Misanthrope: That way, it's clear the name is a proper name

That's not how nouns work. Go to the principal's office and don't come back until you've banged the submitter's mom.
 
2021-01-13 3:04:02 PM  

OdradekRex: It's hard to milk racoons?


Speaking from personal experience are you?
 
2021-01-13 3:07:54 PM  
The cheese is owned by Canada's Saputo Dairy Australia which announced last year it would "retire" the name.

F*cking racist Canadian crackers, man. They ruin everything.
 
2021-01-13 3:09:07 PM  
 
2021-01-13 3:13:21 PM  
It either contained no actual cheese or no actual raccoon?
 
2021-01-13 3:19:10 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: So why not just change it to "Coon's"?  That way, it's clear the name is a proper name, not a slur.


Doesn't really work when spoken aloud. So, no radio adverts or voice overs for TV!
 
2021-01-13 3:19:31 PM  
Probably better brush your teeth with Darlie after a mouthful of Coons!
 
2021-01-13 3:36:31 PM  
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2021-01-13 4:28:49 PM  

NikolaiFarkoff: OdradekRex: It's hard to milk racoons?

You can milk anything with nipples.



Feel free to try, I guess:
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2021-01-13 4:28:56 PM  
It can only be called that if it is made of 80% or more raccoon milk. Otherwise it needs to be called "Coon dairy drink." What?
 
2021-01-13 4:29:36 PM  

gopher321: Oh my god, that's an actual term!

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define​.php?term=Canadian%20Cracker


90% of the sex acts on UD are invented by 14 year old boys with insufficient hobbies.
 
2021-01-13 4:30:08 PM  
There's a chain of coffee shops in Michigan that started out as Beaners Coffee; soon after they changed their name to something else.  My wife, who is of Mexican descent saw their billboard and couldn't believe that was an actual thing.
 
2021-01-13 4:30:26 PM  
Is it because of the woke, PC, radical liberal media along with BLM and ANTIFA?
 
2021-01-13 4:30:36 PM  

NikolaiFarkoff: OdradekRex: It's hard to milk racoons?

You can milk anything with nipples.


Good luck...

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2021-01-13 4:30:38 PM  
I...think...I... will pass.
 
2021-01-13 4:31:05 PM  

NikolaiFarkoff: OdradekRex: It's hard to milk racoons?

You can milk anything with nipples.


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2021-01-13 4:31:30 PM  
It's actually made from opposum milk?
 
2021-01-13 4:31:31 PM  

NikolaiFarkoff: Man, his parents must have been pretty hardcore racists!


I mean, he was born in 1871 so..by modern standards they almost certainly were!
 
2021-01-13 4:34:12 PM  
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2021-01-13 4:34:14 PM  
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2021-01-13 4:34:30 PM  
Ummm... because common sense is dead?


/long live common sense.
 
2021-01-13 4:37:07 PM  
I haven't heard the term coon used as a racist expression in decades.  Regardless, seeing as how it was named after the guy that invented the process of how it was made I'd tell the activists to fark off.  It made by...get this...a process called Cooning.

Do Coon dogs need to be renamed, too?

It reminds me of how many people who fell for an internet hoax about the origins of the word picnic.  It's a story so gloriously full of stupid, especially what happened at SUNY.  https://www.snopes.com/fact-ch​eck/picn​ic-origin/
 
2021-01-13 4:39:43 PM  
My mama used to chase them off the porch with a broom.....
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2021-01-13 4:56:18 PM  

NotThatGuyAgain: I haven't heard the term coon used as a racist expression in decades.  Regardless, seeing as how it was named after the guy that invented the process of how it was made I'd tell the activists to fark off.  It made by...get this...a process called Cooning.

Do Coon dogs need to be renamed, too?

It reminds me of how many people who fell for an internet hoax about the origins of the word picnic.  It's a story so gloriously full of stupid, especially what happened at SUNY.  https://www.snopes.com/fact-che​ck/picnic-origin/


And then there's the Maine Coon cat.

**GASP!**
 
2021-01-13 5:15:27 PM  

OdradekRex: It's hard to milk racoons?


I HAVE NIPPLES, GREG

can you milk me?
 
2021-01-13 5:17:22 PM  
A black friend of mine was delighted to find Coon cheese when he first arrived here. He sent an empty packet back to some friends in South Africa.
 
2021-01-13 5:45:23 PM  
I'm surprised that it took this long. This one changed names in the '90s.

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2021-01-13 5:46:32 PM  

PerryWinnwet: It's actually made from opposum milk?


Bush babies actually.
 
2021-01-13 6:11:44 PM  

NikolaiFarkoff: OdradekRex: It's hard to milk racoons?

You can milk anything with nipples.


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2021-01-13 6:17:09 PM  

Gordon Bennett: I'm surprised that it took this long. This one changed names in the '90s.

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I remember whenever my grandpa was getting dressed up to go out he'd go to the store across the street and buy a package of tailor made fags and he bring us back candied ones.

/lived to be 87
//grandpa was pretty cool
///taught me how to roll a smoke with one hand
 
2021-01-13 6:59:12 PM  

culebra: It either contained no actual cheese or no actual raccoon?



It will now be called Coon Pasteurized Prepared Cheese-like Product.
 
2021-01-13 7:11:04 PM  
I get it, but for unfortunately named products nothing beats:

1983 - Ayds - You Can Enjoy Ayds Commercial
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2021-01-13 7:15:35 PM  
Let me guess, due to ignorance by the people demanding the name be changed.
 
2021-01-13 8:47:01 PM  
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2021-01-13 10:17:42 PM  
As a slur, Coon wasn't used much in the major metropolitan areas so the cheese is mostly known as the founder's name... Wish people would stop finding things to be upset about.

Hopefully if it tastes the same it should be an easy transition.
 
2021-01-13 10:28:51 PM  

NotThatGuyAgain: I haven't heard the term coon used as a racist expression in decades.  Regardless, seeing as how it was named after the guy that invented the process of how it was made I'd tell the activists to fark off.


That's not how capitalism works.  The company just wants to make a buck and has no real emotional connection with the name.

They figured they would lose more business with the old name than they would by changing the name.
 
2021-01-13 11:57:34 PM  

Englebert Slaptyback: culebra: It either contained no actual cheese or no actual raccoon?


It will now be called Coon Pasteurized Prepared Cheese-like Product.


Trash Panda Cheese
 
2021-01-14 1:54:37 AM  
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2021-01-14 3:49:15 AM  
Aunt Jemima inconsolable.

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2021-01-14 4:20:03 AM  
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2021-01-14 5:50:16 AM  
It's not actually cheese?
 
2021-01-14 6:24:37 AM  
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2021-01-14 7:09:54 AM  
Just add a cartoon mascot.  JFC.
 
2021-01-14 7:21:26 AM  
"Coon Cleese"?
 
2021-01-14 1:07:19 PM  

nursetim: There's a chain of coffee shops in Michigan that started out as Beaners Coffee; soon after they changed their name to something else.  My wife, who is of Mexican descent saw their billboard and couldn't believe that was an actual thing.


I'm still livid. COFFEE BEANS not Mexicans. Yet Cracker Barrel still is a thing.
 
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