Saturday, May 11, 2019

KTHXBYE Is Improper Language

A Mamee Double-Decker billboard that popularly features their blue mascot 

I didn’t know that Melaka officialdom can be so archaic in their ways. 

A gigantic advertisement on a pedestrian bridge featuring Mamee Monster was instructed to be taken down by the city’s mayor, Mansur Sudin.

Malay daily Sinar Harian reported that the hoarding located near to the Al-Azim state mosque in Bukit Peringgit, had to be withdrawn because it had used improper language. 

Picture of the Mamee billboard that has been widely shared on social media. Malay Mail Online, May 10, 2019

It carried a picture of the snack brand mascot wishing drivers using the Internet slang “kthxbye” instead of “okay, thank you, goodbye”. 

FYI, the blue character frequently uses the phrase in social media posts on Mamee’s accounts. 

On Thursday, Chief Minister Adly Zahari said the authorities will review the applications for the state’s billboards, especially those that use short forms as mainly only millennials would understand their meaning.

So what's wrong lah?!?!

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