Why You So Pedo, Belgium? [Pic]

Submitted by: floydevans 5 years ago in Weird

First Toddlers & Tiaras, now this?
There are 45 comments:
Male 1,360
turtleturd89 are you really from europe?
There`s even a german speaking aera in the east of belgium.
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Male 1,104
@Angilion, sorry, the question was only rhetorical ... ;-) the point really is that no matter what kind of orthography you are used to, it is as it is not because it`s correct, but only because it has evolved this way due to historical circumstances. yet we usually consider our way of writing to be correct because we are used to it (and then look for reasons to justify it, `because we wrote like this first`, `because it`s more logical`, `because divine inspiration and/or a chinese fortune cookie told us so` etc. etc. etc.

i usually just draw pictures, more fun anyway.
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Female 105
Well they have to do SOMEthing in between waffle making tournaments
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Male 12,365
[quote]@Angilion, if you were really following the etymology, why are you using latin characters and not greek ones?[/quote]

Because I can`t. I have no knowledge of any dialect of ancient Greek.
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Male 1,104
it`s pretty funny how an add like this can lead to a fierce battle over orthography! :D

@Angilion, if you were really following the etymology, why are you using latin characters and not greek ones?
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Male 4,902
@DrAtlas and @I-IS-BORED, what the f*ck are you talking about? How did you draw that conclusion from what osiris said? Are you both retarded, seriously???
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Male 1,595
"How you like Dem Apples?"

That set aside, this is pretty sick.
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Male 122
whaaaaaa??? theres no way this can be real
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Male 3,059
@Steelgrid: Thank you for that. There`s always at least one per thread trying to start sh*t where there`s no sh*t to be started.
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Male 2,700
"@osirisasced
How is he a troll? Your statement clearly says that although Belgians are progressive, they aren`t progressive enough to accept this ad. That clearly implies that you think progressive = paedo. Go look in the mirror troll."

I am not sure what dictionary you use to define words, but progressive does not mean, nor is it implied in his statement, that it is refering to a pedo. Guess what, American`s are not progressive enough to accept this add either. Our stigmas prevent us from seeing the true message here. But uhhhhhh, Im not really sure what the msg is really supposed to be.
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Male 950
wat
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Male 2,332
"This is Dutch. They speak French in Belgium.
*facepalm*"

Actually, we speak french & dutch in belgium.

*double facepalm*
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Female 19
This is Dutch. They speak French in Belgium.
*facepalm*
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Male 59
Haspengoud

Has bin gud

Has been Good.

I can see the pedo tie-in there.
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Male 25,416
wow.. now thats how you advertise apples to kids
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Male 453
How do you like them apples?
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Female 1,435
soo erm whats this ad trying to say? so good their like children boobs? soo good you would wish you had boobs like them? i don`t get this? either way its fu*ked
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Female 2,695
WOAH wtf?
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Male 3,059
@ I-IS-BORED: You two are the only ones who have chosen to put such an unfortunate spin on my words.

Nice try though... Continue to miss the obvious point. I never implied that progressive = pedo.

The fact that you need it explained to you speaks volumes. Go find a fight somewhere else... you ain`t gettin` that satisfaction here.
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Male 11,740
Not the best advertising idea.
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Male 575
I find it amusing how my country is being portrayed by Americans and Canadians. Thanks for thinking we`re progressive, but sometimes I think some of us are more ass-backwards than redneck trailer trash in America.

Anywhore; I don`t see anything wrong with this. Sure, it might look kind of pedofile-ish to some, but meh.
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Male 2,419
@osirisasced
How is he a troll? Your statement clearly says that although Belgians are progressive, they aren`t progressive enough to accept this ad. That clearly implies that you think progressive = paedo. Go look in the mirror troll.
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Male 12,365
[quote]I seriously don`t see anything wrong with this. I imagine that most girls have done something like this at one time or another, all the company has done is making it into a cute commercial.[/quote]

I also think it`s an innocent picture of a child playing. But I see how it could be interpreted very differently. If I was on an advertising standards authority and this landed on my desk, I wouldn`t pass it.
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Male 12,365
[quote]and aluminum is the correct spelling, as is flavor and honor[/quote]

Aluminum was a typo to begin with and doesn`t match the usual naming of elements, so calling it the correct spelling is rather dubious.

You`re on much better ground with `honor`, as the root word doesn`t have a `u`. The `u` was added when the word was Anglicised - the Latin word it comes from doesn`t have it.

I don`t know about `flavor`...looking it up implies either way works. It entered English from French, where the `u` is present, but it entered French from Latin, where the `u` isn`t present but neither is the `v`.

Of course, it could also be argued that the correct spelling of any English word is the English spelling, since English is English.
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Male 24
Ugly kid, though.
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Male 12,365
[quote]who spells pedo with an `a`?[/quote]

People who follow the etymology. Dropping the `a` is a modern shortening from one country only that breaks a link to the root word.

I wouldn`t say that dropping the `a` is necessarily wrong, but it is less right.
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Male 1,625
and aluminum is the correct spelling, as is flavor and honor
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Male 25
Paedophile is the correct spelling.
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Male 2,085
Then they get them drunk with some good Belgian ale.
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Male 2,790
who spells pedo with an `a`?
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Male 1
Takes a Peado to know a Peado
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Male 677
"Belgium is famous for 2 things: Chocolate and peadophilia. And they only made the chocolate to get to the children."
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Male 3,059
@ Dr. Atlas: I did not say this fake ad was progressive. I said the Belgians are progressive people.

Don`t try to spin my statement into something it isn`t. Friggin` troll.
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Female 173
Hey that`s where I store my apples too!
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Male 408
@ani187 of course there fake you can see the stems on top! :P
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Male 5,094
Wow, do I sense a flaming coming in.
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Female 4,447
Please tell me this is fake.
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Male 5,094
I seriously don`t see anything wrong with this. I imagine that most girls have done something like this at one time or another, all the company has done is making it into a cute commercial.
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Male 17
"Plus, progressive as they can be, I do not see this ad appearing in Belgium without some sort of uproar."

How the drat is this progressive?
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Male 10,440
[quote] If this was real, there would be hundreds of examples of it all over the web. The only one in existence seems to be this one here on IAB. [/quote]
Good point. I`m gonna go with that, for the time being.
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Male 6,737
LOL that`s pretty sick.
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Male 3,059
I`m going to call fake. If this was real, there would be hundreds of examples of it all over the web. The only one in existence seems to be this one here on IAB.

Plus, progressive as they can be, I do not see this ad appearing in Belgium without some sort of uproar.
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Female 4,225
Why-why would you- how could this even be allowed?
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Male 193
why you so 404, IAB? [comment]
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Female 168
Link: Why You So Pedo, Belgium? [Pic] [Rate Link] - First Toddlers & Tiaras, now this?
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