Originally Posted by Paul Motter
Coca-Cola blames bilingualism for ?You Retard? message in bottle cap | canada.com
In Canada Coke tried a bilingual contest where they put an English and a French word together to send a message to customers, unfortunately, one of the combinations that came up was "You Retard."
I don't know about you - we used to say this all the time when I was a kid, but now I find it very offensive to make fun of people with disabilities, and I would never say this.
Now - Coke did not do this on purpose - but they did it - and it slipped by. OOps.
The ALS systems on Airbus aircraft will make an audio message to the pilots upon landing. It is "Retard, Retard, Retard". This means to throttle back the engines. My pilot buddy hates flying any plane that insults him.