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Rant Happy "gesture" Friday everyone

Discussion in 'General' started by Arthur, 29 Mar 2024.

  1. Arthur

    Arthur It's for 'erberts !

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    Have a nice weekend everyone, don't eat too many gesture eggs :grin:
     
  2. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Bit-Tech Cat. New Improved Version.

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    Somebody has been playing to many American MMORPGs...:grin:

    Seriously though, this ridiculous PCness pisses me off, a lot. People who believe in other religions, don't object to Christian festivals being called by the correct name. Neither do those who are atheist, like me.

    Time for a "PC Idiot's Day", when all those people are paraded up and down high streets across the country, so they can be jeered at and ridiculed.
     
  3. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Lover of bit-tech Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I don't think I've ever met anyone who actually objects to Easter eggs being called Easter eggs (nor "merry Christmas" instead of "happy holidays," to use a more USian example).

    What I have seen plenty of is people claiming that thanks to the PC-gone-mad crowd (or "woke mob," as we seem to call them these days) there's a War On Easter and it's being removed from egg packaging and event advertising and the like. Which is, in every case I've seen, bollocks, and just some curtain-twitcher trying to make trouble - or, less generously, someone throwing oil on the troubled waters of the Culture War.

    Apart from, yes, this one time, when a franchise-holder did indeed change the signage - but not the packaging, 'cos they can't do that - to say "gesture eggs." Which is really weird. And, naturally, most of the headlines blame Cadbury rather than franchise holder Freshstore: "Chocolate lovers accuse Cadbury of 'erasing' Easter after name change," says Joe.co.uk. "Cadbury accused of 'erasing' Easter as it sells 'gesture eggs' instead," burbles the Stoke Sentinel. "'Outraged' Cadbury fans accuse company of 'erasing' Easter,"' says the Mirror (I really don't think you can describe campaign group Christian Concern as "Cadbury fans," but whatever.)

    Oddly, though, this has happened before - back in 2018, but was a term a packaging design firm came up with to describe the company's premium Easter eggs. And it was weird then, too.
     
  4. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    I mean it ain't originally Christian.

    Happy spring equinox. Belatedly.
     
  5. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Lover of bit-tech Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I did a Ctrl-F across the KJV for "chocolate," and d'you know what? Came up empty. Damn Bible, erasing Easter like that!
     
  6. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Probably just has a different olden times spelling.

    Try 'chuclut'
     
  7. David

    David μoʍ ɼouმ qᴉq λon ƨbԍuq ϝʁλᴉuმ ϝo ʁԍɑq ϝμᴉƨ

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    Christmas? Oh you mean the "primary gifting period "? :lol:
     
  8. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Lover of bit-tech Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    It's definitely the primary gifting period 'ere - one of the kids' birthdays is about a week before Christmas, and the other's is about a week after!
     
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  9. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    * Checks calendar *

    So the lesson for March is...
     
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  10. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Bit-Tech Cat. New Improved Version.

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    I don't believe in all this "woke" nonsense, by that I mean accusing people of being "woke" because they disagree with you, something the Tories are fond of. By PCness I mean, this desperate need to avoid offending people, who were never offended in the first place.
     
  11. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Lover of bit-tech Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    It's entirely possible it was never about offence in the first place: like I say, the term "gesture eggs" came about in 2018 when a packaging design house wanted to differentiate premium eggs from cheaper ones - they were still Easter eggs, and the packaging still said Easter on it, but the idea was you were spending more to make a "gesture", y'see. ("Gesture" never appeared on the packaging, it was purely a SKU thing.) It's entirely possible the premium ones are still listed in the POS as "gesture eggs" and that came through to the signage too.
     
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  12. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman World's worst stuntman. Lover of bit-tech

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    My gesture involves one single finger :eyebrow:
     
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  13. Cookie Monster

    Cookie Monster Multimodder

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    From you, thats a very big gesture.
     
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  14. David

    David μoʍ ɼouმ qᴉq λon ƨbԍuq ϝʁλᴉuმ ϝo ʁԍɑq ϝμᴉƨ

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  15. meandmymouth

    meandmymouth Multimodder

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    I've never heard of this gesture egg nonsense, have I been living under a rock?
     
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  16. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    I mean I have a pair of eggs I make gestures with from time to time but didn't realise it was a well known thing.
     
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  17. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Honestly, I only know one person that is anti holiday, and she's bi-polar and likes to be the center of attention. -Go figure.
     
  18. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Had a nice lay in. Fookin needed that !
     
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  19. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Merry Christmas ya filthy animals...

    Happy Holi or Ramadan or Imbolc or whatever ****ery it currently is...


    Stop getting irrationally angry at chocolate you weirdos.
     
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  20. Pete J

    Pete J Employed scum

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    Err, I'm just here to eat chocolate and kick ass.

    And I'm all outta ass.
     
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