The original title of this piece, judging by the URL, was “Energy drink with controversial name unwelcome in neighborhood store.” And, judging by the circumlocutions, unwelcome in the news copy:
There are dozens of energy drinks on the market, but a new product has a name that’s causing a stir in a Houston neighborhood.
“I think it’s disgraceful,” said Emma Broussard, an officer with the Independence Heights Super Neighborhood Association. “I don’t want this out here.”
Other members of the association agreed.
“This is not the kind of thing we want our children to see,” said John Branch.
The drink uses a slang term that refers to part of the female anatomy.
And if you’re a normal person of an age in double digits, you might well have thought something worse than the actual name of the product.
No, really. Consider “Greenback Dollar,” a hit for the Kingston Trio in 1963. On the 45, the first line of the chorus is “And I don’t give a [guitar strum] about a greenback dollar,” leaving you to imagine what went ungiven. (If you paid five bucks for the LP, you found out.)
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