posted on Apr, 22 2005 @ 12:25 PM
Originally posted by CHANGELING
Originally posted by Nygdan
Originally posted by Oracle
i can't believe that the world has become so ANAL!!!
If nogger means nougat...then what's the big deal...the name is descriptive of the product
There no nougat in the bar. Its made dark black. its title is writtne grafiti like. Lets not pretend that the exec board saw the add and
didn't put two and two together.
get upset if some company released "Super white crackers"?
If there was a 'honeky donkey' ice cream that had a big cartoon donkey in overalls and looking like a redneck, I think most people would be
justified in taking offense. Cracka isn't much perceived as an insult. The word here most certainly is.
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.
First off Cracker is most certainly offensive as offensive as nigg-er(apparently the settings will not permit this word to be typed the the way it is
supposed to be spelled...but craker is?) . And if the products you mentioned were produced in the US then yes it would be very offensive. However
this product is named in another language that happens to have a word that vaguely sounds like an English racial slur.
It also 'happens' to sound like a racial slur in its own language. The word does not only exist in english. A black person in german is called a
'schwarzer' (schwarz meaning black) but call also be called the same word as in english.
apparently a large group of people look for anything to be offensive so they can spew their own hate.
What hate has been spewed? its called Nogger Black, I really
find it hard to belevie that these europeans didn't realize what it looks
There has to be more important things to really take issue with....right?
reading and posting and discussing it, so apparently its pretty important to you.
Because there is no word or combination of words that can be construed as a direct or indirect insult to race.
Change a single letter and it spells the word exactly, and 'noggar' is a very common pronunciation of the word.
it is only logical to assume that the addition of black licorice is the reason for the addition.
Makes sense, I doubt that it was done in a secret onspiratorial manner, I just also have a real hard time beleiving that anyone can look at it and
only think of yummy nougat and tasty licorice. But thats just me, you've said it doesn't read like that to you at all, so perhaps theres a lot of
people that don't read it like that.
Just as the example of the word "niggardly" given earlier has absolutly no foundation nor relation to racial issues
I do find it amusing that people can get fired over using that word. It simply means stingy.
i'm a born and raised swede. the word 'nogger' is as far away from 'nougat' as 'Mallijah' is to 'Vanilla' - k? Nogger Black is childs play
compared to what we've called candy
So, as a swede, can you say that the people making this add, and the people approving it, had to
know what they were getting into? Or is it
reasonable to say that they'd've never even noticed it?