Originally posted by Nygdan
This product is a spin off of the original Nogger product with black licorice added thus the name. Much like our American Beer Michelob which came
out with a Michelob Dark...uh because the beer was a dark ale.
So when you, or at least a person form that country familiar with the usage see
Nothing comes to mind 'cept a tasty licorice ice cream? I mean, if so, then fair enough, but i personally find it hard to beleive that hte
people making and approving the add weren't snickering to themselves.
Actually, it doesn't (or at least didn't before reading this post) bring a racial slur to mind.
A. Because there is no word or combination of words that can be construed as a direct or indirect insult to race.
B. The making of Ice Cream bars and the "theory of nougat" are not related to racial issues.
C. Because this brand is a long established product, it is only logical to assume that the addition of black licorice is the reason for the
Just as my first example, Michelob Beer having a Michelob Dark line means that this is the same premise product with the addition or slight alteration
spawning the need to differentiate it using said difference. Not all products do this because we also have stouts and Ales. Most of these products
are named by marketing strategist (took marketing for my econ minor requirments) to give the consumer a memorable, quick description of said product.
Usually, the brand name or product line such as Ford or Chevrolet and a detailed descriptive word to give the consumer and instant understanding of
the difference. I guess they could have called it "Nogger Licorice Ice Cream which is not white, red, bule, green, yellow, orange, or purple" but
thats a hell of a lot to get on the package. Why do it when one descriptive word sufficed?
Just as the example of the word "niggardly" given earlier has absolutly no foundation nor relation to racial issues, this seems a fabrication by
those who have just about succeeded in eraticating racial slurs (something I am so appreciative of) to retain their cause.
Just as those who will someday cure cancer will be heralded as great, they too will likely, after spending their life's work toward the cause, will
not fully accept the accomplishment at first. Why? ... well I think it's evident that those who dedicate themselves to a single cause and reach
their goal have a tough time with moving on. I think we see this behavior a great deal in all walks of life.
I used to work in construction. After spending a year or more worrying, working and living getting a job complete, it was a bit difficult to know
that the last day on that job was the last day of the routine I had developed over that period. My routine and "cause" was relatively short lived
compared to those who fight their whole lives never giving a thought to what they would do if it all of the sudden wasn't a problem anymore.
The act of beginning a new cause, I feel, is the reason we see such petty, disallusioned fabrications. Thankfully, some people learn to accept change
and adapt. easier said than done.
I do not mean to say that we have no racial issues but that such progress has been made in the last century, those born into this active cause and
taught by those they held in asteem may all of the sudden have the inclination to carry on this cause without adjusting to the very changes they
created even if it means helping to stoke the fire a little themselves.
The answer and "cure" of course slowly comes with the passing of time a generations. In a hundred years, Nogger may still be an Ice Cream treat and
may have many product developments such as Nogger White, Nogger Lite (for us who watch their weight) and maybe even a Nogger Banana. Who knows? But,
I venture to say that the little stink raised here today by such an off the wall fabrication will not be an issue then.
Thats my opinion and the last time I checked I still had a right to form it. It does not directly relate to racial issues only but all issues of
human nature. The fact that racial equality is the chosen goal (and a noble and appreciated one it is) does not negate this issue of human nature.
So, in summation; Its an Ice Cream Bar.