It gets worse! I had a Jack Daniels T-shirt!
Before I bought the shirt I had never touched a drop of alcohol in my life -- after buying it I was on a bottle of Jack a day!
Ban these shirts! Ban them to hell!!!!!!
Roadside foodmonger Little Chef has fallen foul of the Sun for punting an "I ♥ Charlie" t-shirt which is apparently doing a roaring trade with students with a penchant for marching with Bolivians. The Little Chef I Love Charlie t-shirt The shirt is, of course, intended to celebrate the chain's culinary mascot, but as the Sun …
Exactly my thoughts.
Besides, neither Little chef nor Bolivians have trademark on "Charlie". "I love charlie" may easily refer to british 80th rock band. Or member of Vietcong, for that matter. Or that tunnafish mascot, sorry, I forgot the name of the brand. Or Winston Churchill´s favourite parrot.
Or... I doubt it is necessary to continue.
I am actually more distressed by fact that someone saw this t-shirt and thought "cocaine!".
Charlie always seems like a good idea at the time, usually due to some kind of misplaced nostalgia and seemingly happy memories of partaking before.
You hunt for it in the night, a few phone calls and wracking of brains later you find it on some godforsaken back road, and tuck in.
Afterwards of course there's always a feeling of shame, slight nausea and your wallet is £50 lighter. You resolve never to do it again, only for the cycle to begin once more at a later time.
Cocaine? God no, I was talking about eating at a Little Chef...
Great story. I've just ordered one and will wearing it with pride this weekend (provided this extra advertising doesn't overload the Little Chef's web ordering systems ;-)
I'll leave it for others to further explore the 'Prodigy' references!
Smiley face for... "We call it.... Chaaarrrrlllliieeee" :-D
If my recollection of what's on offer in yer average Little Chef is anything to go by, they'd do better ditching the Small/Medium sizes and adding XXL, XXXL, etc.
Unless they're expecting the wearer's fondness for Charlie to burn off all those calories of course......
I've never indulged in hoovering up Bolivian Marching Powder (or taken any form of illegal drug) but this amuses the hell out of me so I might just buy one of these shirts as a two fingered salute to Middle Englanders and toffs living off Mummy's and Daddy's inheritance
Are they selling them on the website?
Sigh. "Charlie" may be synonymous with cocaine to Sun hacks, but for (most of) the rest of us, it's just a name. Don't they have some alleged "pea-doh" or someone who looks a bit funny to be throwing to the wolves today?
Sometimes facepalming just isn't enough.
The "c" is lower case, implying it's not a proper noun, just a noun. I can't think of too many things "charlie" (vs "Charlie") might be referring to. Actually I'm struggling to get beyond a count of one.
Might buy one for the comedy factor ... £9 including delivered seems a bit steep. Then again, it's less than going 4 ways on a gram, I suppose.
Nobody is allowed to use the word Charlie anymore? So we can't burn coke any more. And that's it for words like horse, smack, crack, jelly, etc. etc.
It wasn't the gay community that removed the word "gay" from common usage, it was the outraged (and hypocritical) moral majority. There's barely a journo who doesn't dabble in a bit of the magic white powder once in a while.
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