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We have, unfortunately some sock puppets (who really need to get a life) are too ignorant to notice it.

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Old 19.09.2017, 23:42
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Screw the Nazis.

Next?

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You can't. Almost all of them are dead but their ideology is pretty much well and alive, infiltrated at the highest levels. The political correctness has done more harm than good.

I'm just laughing thinking that some people imagine they can model our society. The means were not genuine, neither efficient. They cling to words, and words mean nothing for many. People need things of more substance, not linguistic cosmetics.

A stupid marshmallow named in an ambiguous way is nothing compared to the adversity some people face in real life. Does anyone has solutions for that or will we pretend we fix things by renaming some food.
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Re: Is the Mohrenkopf a racist piece of candy?

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"Der Mohrenkopf in dieser Form gilt als Erfindung Leipziger Bäcker Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts. Bereits das seit 1878 in Leipzig regelmäßig erschienene Universal-Lexikon der Kochkunst kannte Mohrenköpfe und nannte sie auch Indianer-Krapfen."

Leipzig is in Germany right?
You're either lieing or unable to properly express yourself. I provided zero links in this thread. Zero.

I did give you a hint but apparently you can't use even that.

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The Swiss term Mohrenkopf denotes a sweets made of a (very) thin biscuit topped with a heap of baiser that's covered with chocolate coating. The page you probably quote from (where's your link? you exhibit extremely poor style) is on a different variant.

You don't even know what you're talking about, you're an utter waste of time. Sit!
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Been here since 2001. I'm not sure my wife would agree with you (I'm in a Verien now at least )

Plus, coming from the UK, I'm totally used to hearing about what the Brits did during the slave trade. If I had never left the UK and another English man tried to tell me that Golliwogs on my marmalade are totally fine and the slaves only had themselves to blame, I'd give a similar response to what I've given here.

I have the feeling that a lot of the groans I've received are because some here are not yet used to having their country associated with the slave trade. It does take some getting used to.
I never associated Switzerland with slaves trade either but after all am not very surprised to see it's not that innocent (which one is it?). But I doubt that Swiss people themselves know very much about those things, well, at least the vast majority. Or they care. I think other user was spot on - it's rather innocent because people don't make the connection with say African-Americans or black people in general. It was very different in UK, I am sure about that.

But, as OP has said why she doesn't find acceptable this name, and probably a lot of other people think the same way, to insist that here or in the Netherlands or who know else is not a big deal and people should carry on with the status quo is idiotic. No need to attach a precious little country to anything evil, god forbid, they're all so sensitive. Unfortunately this forum brings the worst in some people and we end up in this kind of discussions where nobody understands what was this all about in the first place. Stirring up the shit we all know it exists in people was never a good idea.

Btw, in Lidl they're called Mini-Softies. I know because I had to buy something yesterday and Lidl was the only one open late. I took a look, no sign of Mohrenkopfs. People move forward, gradually. The old guard on EF will not. Each to their own.

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You're either lieing or unable to properly express yourself. I provided zero links in this thread. Zero.

I did give you a hint but apparently you can't use even that.

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The Swiss term Mohrenkopf denotes a sweets made of a (very) thin biscuit topped with a heap of baiser that's covered with chocolate coating. The page you probably quote from (where's your link? you exhibit extremely poor style) is on a different variant.

You don't even know what you're talking about, you're an utter waste of time. Sit!
Look, I've done my best to argue the point and not the person. But now I'm just getting insulted. This is really not ok. If you can't discuss this civilly, then please stop directing your posts at me.

Earlier I mistook a post where you quoted someone that linked the German Mohrenkopf page, and claimed that it proved I am wrong, thinking you had given the link. In that link it said that this form of Mohrenkopf was invented in Leipzig. I already quoted that part earlier, have I misunderstood the German? An answer (without another insult) would be helpful. I also linked another seperate page earlier that said the same thing.
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Ah, so you admit to being a sock puppet!

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Look, I've done my best to argue the point and not the person. But now I'm just getting insulted. This is really not ok. If you can't discuss this civilly, then please stop directing your posts at me.

Earlier I mistook a post where you quoted someone that linked the German Mohrenkopf page, and claimed that it proved I am wrong, thinking you had given the link. In that link it said that this form of Mohrenkopf was invented in Leipzig. I already quoted that part earlier, have I misunderstood the German? An answer (without another insult) would be helpful. I also linked another seperate page earlier that said the same thing.
sorry but the issue in this thread is you. let's say that you have a special way of interpreting articles, which is rather disturbing. shall we all have a Wiedergutmachungsmohrenkopf?
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Re: Is the Mohrenkopf a racist piece of candy?

This was banned in the Zürich tram

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This was banned in the Zürich tram
Why?

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Re: Is the Mohrenkopf a racist piece of candy?

Think about it!

http://www.zurika.com/2006/02/mariac...-the-tram.html


A little background, for those who are not up-to-date on the Zurich Public Transport (VBZ) vs. Mariachis saga: Back in early 2006, Zurich officially banned mariachis from trams with this sign. After numerous protests from individuals and the Mexican consulate, the signs were replaced a few months later. VBZ was out a little money, and had looked a little foolish. And it appeared that the issue was dead.
But apparently someone at the VBZ loves ethnic stereotypes of Mexicans sooooo much that they just couldn’t resist revisiting the topic with this brand new commercial (which, despite how it may seem, is not inviting mariachis to start performing on trams. The VBZ is still firmly against buskers of all ethnicities.) The Mexican consulate is investigating.



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Oh, look! An Australian lecturing the Swiss on racism.

An Australian.
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Re: Is the Mohrenkopf a racist piece of candy?

Well anyhow the Mohrenkopf is white inside. So that makes it OK
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sorry but the issue in this thread is you. let's say that you have a special way of interpreting articles, which is rather disturbing. shall we all have a Wiedergutmachungsmohrenkopf?
Calling me a socket puppet (despite my posting history) is an insult.
Calling me ignorant is an insult.
Calling me a waste of time and telling me to "sit!" is an insult (and a bit odd).

Yet, this is all acceptable for you because you disagree with me?
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Re: Is the Mohrenkopf a racist piece of candy?

We used to have " little Black Babies " candy in australia. They had to change the name.


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We used to have " little Black Babies " candy in australia. They had to change the name.
Now I'm utterly confused.

So it's Ok to form candy as black babies, you just mustn't call them black??? Or is the "little" that got people upset?
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Re: Is the Mohrenkopf a racist piece of candy?

Perhaps we need to discuss politely during a nice dinner.

I'd suggest Café Restaurant Mohrenkopf at Niederdorfstrasse Zürich
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Perhaps we need to discuss politely during a nice dinner.

I'd suggest Café Restaurant Mohrenkopf at Niederdorfstrasse Zürich
Hehe, yes. I bet OP thinks it's a wonderful idea and she'll be thrilled to meet people who hold these views.

Anyhow, it's funny. I discovered a subject I will try to politely bring into discussions with our Dutch friends, with the hope that I won't embarrass them too much.

One of them has studied sociology and worked in this area before moving here.
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Hehe, yes. I bet OP thinks it's a wonderful idea and she'll be thrilled to meet people who hold these views.

Anyhow, it's funny. I discovered a subject I will try to politely bring into discussions with our Dutch friends, with the hope that I won't embarrass them too much.

One of them has studied sociology and worked in this area before moving here.
If you want to upset the Dutch start a discussion about "Zwarte Piet"

And yes, these kind of discussions are in the Netherland at a much more brutal level when compared to this topic and calls for or acts of physical violence are not a rarity.
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Re: Is the Mohrenkopf a racist piece of candy?

the only thing that this thread did for me is that I had no clue what a Mohrenkopf is and now I still don't know, but I crave one. Where can I buy one, preferably in/around Basel?
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Re: Is the Mohrenkopf a racist piece of candy?

And if you want to upset an Eskimo offer him an Eskimo Pie! ( but it does not even look like a pie) . Its got the special effect of dark chocolate-not black-dark
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And yes, these kind of discussions are in the Netherland at a much more brutal level when compared to this topic and calls for or acts of physical violence are not a rarity.

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