Nope. Us Kanuckistanis were responsible for that. It was made up from
Canada and oleum, the Latin word for oil. Rapeseed oil has a number of
toxic components, but Canadian researchers bred rapeseed varieties
whose oil is edible and wanted a name to distinguish it from the
Replace "no" with "yk" for real email address
Seems a black man had actually made a complaint about the labeling showing
discrimination, back in May. That was when the tape-over incident occured,
according to an article I just read.
Sandoval, the turkey who actually made the "request" notes that we have to keep
an eye on this kind of thing.
What bullshit, to be polite.
This country has an absolutely amazing number of things for which we should be
very, very thankful. Fools walking around looking for insults to them or their
preciouis dignity are not among them.
"If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would
promise them missionaries for dinner." H. L. Mencken
This might be an urban myth, but was there not a discussion between
a major soda drink maker and a society group that took issue with the
letter "k" that was encircled on the soda bottle. The soda maker said
it was there to signify that it was 'kosher', and the society group
said it, to them, was a truncated version to represent the 'kkk.'
Think thrice, measure twice and cut once.
There is only one period and no underscores in the real email address.
On 27 Nov 2003, Norman D. Crow spake unto rec.woodworking:
Friendly's has been Friendly's for almost 70 years. Sambo's was a
small chain like Denny's. They got into trouble with the PC police back in
the 1970's, changed the name to "No Place Likle Sam's" for a while, and
went belly-up shortly thereafter.
Maybe Friendly's opened some franchise locations in former Sambo's
spots, but Friendly's has always been a separate entity.
Anybody ever take them up on their Fribble deal? A Friendly's
Fribble was a giant ice-cream based milkshake, probably about 2750 calories
worth. Back when I was a kid, they had a special offer - if you could
consume two of them at one sitting, you would immediately get a third one,
free. If they did that now, they'd have to include a gift certificate for
Lipitor as well.
I stand corrected. The Sambo's here did change their name, but I didn't
remember them going belly up. Seemed like there was a very seamless
transition from "No Place etc." to Friendly's. Then again, I spent a lot of
time out of town in company training centers during the mid/late 70's, so it
might have all gone by while I was away.
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