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Was I the only one who hated the Coke commercial last night?

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Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 12:15 PM
 

and before those of you who liked it start calling names I am not homophobic, racist, etc. I just prefer America the Beautiful to be in English.

Flame away...

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You homophobe.***


Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 12:16 PM
 



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He is beyond homophobia


Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 12:46 PM
 

and moved on up to Xenophobia. ;)

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That's actually a valid fear.

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Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 2:20 PM
 

Those warrior princesses will kill you.



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It didn't really bother me at all

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Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 12:16 PM
 

*sips on my ice cold Coca-cola*

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Were you in it?***


Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 12:45 PM
 



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I like the one where Budweiser beer helped the guy get


Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 12:17 PM
 

his dog back.

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You're right, only English speakers can love America

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Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 12:19 PM
 

#truefact

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I said I personally hated it

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Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 12:27 PM
 

and I think most of America would agree that they prefer their patriotic songs sung in English.

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I'm not a fan of patriotic songs in general.


Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 12:31 PM
 

So I probably would have been indifferent on the commercial.

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Not me. I personally hate the English.

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Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 12:33 PM
 

I prefer my patriotic songs sung in American.

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Exactly.

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Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 12:39 PM
 

By great American singers, like Ozzy Osbourne.

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Or Lee Greenwood***


Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 1:23 PM
 



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Unlike TOTE1, I'm going to be completely honest.

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Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 12:20 PM
 

I hated all of the commercials equally.

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There was one that was like a total buzz kill


Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 12:25 PM
 

I mean that it stood above the rest of the buzz kills

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I didnt like it. I prefer English as well.***


Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 12:24 PM
 



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I prefer all songs to be in English


Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 12:25 PM
 

so I can understand them

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I'm glad to know I wasn't the only one who had


Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 12:25 PM
 

exceptionally strong feelings about the language in which America The Beautiful was sung prior to last night.

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well, I like to understand them


Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 12:28 PM
 

so English works best for me.

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You don't already know the words?***

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Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 12:29 PM
 



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God only knows what those foreigners were signing


Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 12:42 PM
 

I'm no expert, but I think it was some sort of AlKaDa message in that mumbo-jumbo they were singing.

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Didn't see the commercial. Question:


Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 12:27 PM
 

What characteristic of Coca Cola was the commercial promoting?

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That it makes you a cunning linguist.***


Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 12:28 PM
 



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It was promoting America being a "melting pot"

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Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 12:30 PM
 

which is fine. I personally didn't like the commercial which was my original post.

I knew the libs would come out firing and turning it into a "I hate anyone who doesn't speak English" thing, but that wasn't what I said in my OP.

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Oh, America is a melting pot! That makes me want a Coke!


Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 12:31 PM
 

Not.

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Party pooper...I'm now craving an Audi.


Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 12:34 PM
 



can't explain it.

Disclaimer, I didn't even know this was an Audi commercial until your thread this morning.

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Weren't you just bating liberals anyway?***


Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 12:39 PM
 



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No, actually i just wanted to know what the general opinion


Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 12:41 PM
 

of the commercial was. I just knew that most libs would start name calling because someone didn't like it.

I'm not a PUB or a LIB either. I was just wondering.

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World peace and harmony. And a dove in every pot.***

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Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 1:54 PM
 



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Didn't see it, but Tbalm isn't guana like this.***


Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 12:27 PM
 



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Re: Was I the only one who hated the Coke commercial last night?

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Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 12:30 PM
 
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How dare those foreigners sing a song praising our country!***

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Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 12:33 PM
 



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#ACCFTS


I'm more annoyed w/ corporate appropriation of patriotism


Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 12:37 PM
 

I do think there are better ways of celebrating American diversity than having a song that was written in English being sung in different languages.

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I appreciate a good Yiddish song myself


Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 12:42 PM
 

but I quit Coca-Cola products years ago and this doesn't tempt me to go back. I'll drink one if I have to in a place that has no alternative (like Death Valley), but I never buy them for home consumption.

Coke's been teh weird ever since the whole "I'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony" decades ago.

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Re: Was I the only one who hated the Coke commercial last night?

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Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 12:47 PM
 

To be honest, I forgot that one. And what about multi-language is so bad?


True. If you're in the U.S., you need to speak English. But I just don't get the gripe.

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If you read my OP carefully


Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 12:50 PM
 

I stated that I PERSONALLY prefer America the Beautiful in English and that is why I disliked the commercial.

I understand that English is not the national language. I also understand that immigrants are what built this country.

I also stated that people would flame me for MY OPINION, which was accurate.

Lord knows if you don't agree with everything LIBS do you're a racist or homophobe.

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Really, though, this all could have been avoided if

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Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 12:55 PM
 

you weren't such a racist and a homophobe.

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or if people had decent reading comprehension skills


Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 1:02 PM
 

and didn't take a post out of context.

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I think it has to do with the fact that many, many people

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Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 12:50 PM
 

are tired of having diversity shoved down their throat.

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Re: I think it has to do with the fact that many, many people

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Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 12:57 PM
 

Amen Bum.

Burns me up that the new generation of immigrants are not forced to learn English and bring all their patriotism from their home country. You see the immigration rallies and they are holding Mexican flags. Ridiculous.

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This hasn't been my experience


Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 1:38 PM
 

I live in Texas and have taught numerous immigrants in high school. I find that 99% of the time, the younger kids pick up conversational English fairly quickly. I would say within 1 generation, immigrant children are fluent in English (again just in my experience). People who immigrate later in life struggle to pick up the language, but that has a lot to do with how people acquire language in general.

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I can understand wanting a patriotic song sung in English,

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Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 12:52 PM
 

but I still thought it was a well put together commercial...

Except for bottlecaps at the bottom of a pool, that would scratch the crap out of the liner and is a major no-no.

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thumbed up this because it don't seem right to TU a break in***

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Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 11:01 PM
 



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I agree.


Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 1:58 PM
 

How the heck will God know to shed His Grace on us if we don't sing in His language...

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I thought God spoke Latin***


Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 2:00 PM
 



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That was before Latin died.***


Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 2:00 PM
 



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I assume he still does


Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 2:01 PM
 

Which is why my prayers to beat South Carolina in football have gone unanswered for the last 5 years. He just can't understand how much I hate them, because I'm not speaking Latin.

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There is a big thread over on TI about it and....

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Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 2:06 PM
 

It is embarrassing to read through. How can anyone get upset over a commercial like the one Coke did. It boggles the mind. A patriotic Ad somehow wasn't patriotic enough because parts weren't in English?

I don't get it.

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I didn't view it as a patriotic ad. It seemed to be much


Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 2:17 PM
 

more about painting us as a diverse, open-armed (and minded) society. I guess that might seem patriotic to those who embrace that vision, but I don't view most folks' sense of patriotism as including that view.

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bunch of people singing about how great america is?

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Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 2:53 PM
 

on one of the most "American" of celebratory days? It was pretty patriotic.

The diverse, open-armed/minded society message played its part too.

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I assume you like "This Land Is Your Land" better as well


Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 2:57 PM
 

I only say this because some people can't tell us apart. I in no way actually assume this.

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Weird you bring that up, I just posted this:

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Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 3:14 PM
 

http://www.tigernet.com/forums/message.jspa?messageID=15006670

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I prefer "This Land is Your Land'


Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 2:13 PM
 

However, that probably has something to do with me being a Christian hating, libbie, communist.

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At least you can admit that.***

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Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 2:17 PM
 



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Funny thing about God Bless America

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Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 2:27 PM
 

It was originally a government sponsored propaganda piece written by Irving Berlin to sway public opinion on joining WWI.

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I'm sorry, but that did not make me laugh at all.

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Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 2:31 PM
 

I don't think we have the same idea of funny.

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I was going to say "queer thing"


Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 2:32 PM
 

but I didn't want some people getting the wrong idea.

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He's admittedly a commie.***


Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 2:34 PM
 



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To be fair

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Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 2:36 PM
 

I'm only a commie when it is financially beneficial to me, or when one of my comrades has a hot girlfriend/wife.

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I bet you ride around in your Trabant, drinking Stolichnaya

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Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 2:40 PM
 

and shooting your AK47 out the window.

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So, you saw me last night then

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Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 2:43 PM
 

It's not every day the Byron Maxwell single handedly wins the Superbowl for Clemson.

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Another funny thing


Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 2:34 PM
 

Is that they were singing America the Beautiful, not God Bless America, but I couldn't tell because they weren't singing it in English the entire time.

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Whatever you do DO NOT post the other verses of that song


Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 6:47 PM
 

I'll be happy to!





As I was walking that ribbon of highway,
I saw above me that endless skyway:
I saw below me that golden valley:
This land was made for you and me.

I've roamed and rambled and I followed my footsteps
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts;
And all around me a voice was sounding:
This land was made for you and me.

When the sun came shining, and I was strolling,
And the wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling,
As the fog was lifting a voice was chanting:
This land was made for you and me.

As I went walking I saw a sign there
And on the sign it said "No Trespassing."
But on the other side it didn't say nothing,
That side was made for you and me.

In the shadow of the steeple I saw my people,
By the relief office I seen my people;
As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking
Is this land made for you and me?

Nobody living can ever stop me,
As I go walking that freedom highway;
Nobody living can ever make me turn back
This land was made for you and me.

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Found Another One Boys


Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 6:55 PM
 

Dirty Christian Hating, Libbie, Commie, HIPPIE!....GET EM BOYS!

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Re: Was I the only one who hated the Coke commercial last night?


Posted: Feb 3, 2014, 4:28 PM
 

Really didn't bother me. After all if you aren't Native American Indian, you aren't speaking the original American language anyway. All the rest of our ancestors came from somewhere else.

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"This is America, and here we speak American" - Ricky Bobby***


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