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1. Posted by majito (Respected Member 442 posts) 11y

The use of the word bloody is deemed too offensive by the English Censors. Tourism Australia to send softer version.

2. Posted by traveloz (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

It's a bloody outage. I'm takin' this straight to the prime minister.


[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please... ]

3. Posted by Windmill (Full Member 125 posts) 11y

What are you on about? what campaign is this?

4. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

Oh i stupid...perhaps us english should look at the way we bloomin' well speak! jesus...or we should just get a life oh and a sense of humour! lol! i dont know...what is the world coming too ay.

I find the way the aussies speak sooo funny....f*****g c**t thats all you guys ever say!

5. Posted by ujkle (Budding Member 42 posts) 11y

Ad is visible here - does that count as a promo?

I dunno. Seems a bit storm-in-a-teacup-ish, really.

6. Posted by Peter (Admin 5938 posts) 11y

You know, for all the fuss about the word 'bloody', I would have thought the word 'hell' would have been more likely to offend.

Any guesses what the 'softer version' might be?

7. Posted by majito (Respected Member 442 posts) 11y

The softer version could be:

Where the dickens are you?

8. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

oooh i dont know majito...i'm sure the'll be whinging poms screaming at their t.v's with that one as well...they seem to take offence and cause a scene whenever possible!

9. Posted by majito (Respected Member 442 posts) 11y

I think the British censors have inadvertantly created a PR windfall for Australia. I bet you a dollar its in all the tabloids and on all the major tele stations.

10. Posted by Clanger (Respected Member 202 posts) 10y

Remember back into the archives of everything banned by the UK censorship people, it did the world of good. Relax by Frankie goes to Hollywood made it to number one in the charts, and thats just the one of the top of my head....Im on holiday (and so is my brain). But everything banned always makes its way onto Tarrant on TV so people in the UK wont miss out entirely!!

Crazy though, Ive seen worse ads on British tv for a number of different reasons other than using 'bloody' in the language. Honestly the censors make us out to be a bunch of prudes!