Bad joke

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Bad joke

A joke in poor taste has landed a New Zealand cafe in hot water. Scorch-O-rama at Scorching Bay in Wellington fielded at least a dozen complaints following a joke on its receipt making...

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Bad joke

A joke in poor taste has landed a New Zealand cafe in hot water. Scorch-O-rama at Scorching Bay in Wellington fielded at least a dozen complaints following a joke on its receipt making light of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius' killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. "Oscar Pistorius was super keen to get a new bathroom door, but his girlfriend was dead against it," ran the joke printed on receipts last month until complaints started flooding. Cafe owner Keith Morrison said he removed the joke from all receipts as soon as a customer complained. "Sometimes our brains are the last thing to engage, when they should be the first. We truly are sorry and removed it as soon as we had that vital moment of awareness," he said.

in poor taste/de mauvais goût – to land someone in hot water/attirer, valoir des ennuis à quelqu’un – to field/répondre à, faire face à – receipt/ticket de caisse – to make, made, made light of/se moquer de, prendre (qchose) à la légère – to be keen to/vouloir (absolument), tenir à – to flood/affluer – to remove/supprimer – brain/cerveau – awareness/(prise de) conscience

Publié le 30/11/-0001

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