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UK Bakery Chain Proud To Provide "Shit To Scum For Over 70 Years"

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"All publicity is good publicity," right? Perhaps not. UK bakery Greggs suffered a PR nightmare this morning, as The Drum reports, after its primary Google search image, which is linked to the Wikipedia company description, was replaced with an expletive-ridden parody logo. The message in the image, which Greggs has appealed to Google to change, claimed the bakery has been “providing shit to scum for over 70 years”.


It is unclear whether the image swap was a deliberate action against Greggs or a one-in-a-million fluke but the error remains live as this story is published.

The company said: “We are aware of the abusive logo and have made a formal complaint to Google and asked them to rectify this as a matter of urgency.”

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This is not the first time, as PC World suffered from logo-spoofing 5 months ago...


Source: The Drum

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Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:36 | 5114281 Irishcyclist
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Gerald Ratner.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:42 | 5114303 Latina Lover
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In other words, we have faithfully served Congress for 70 years.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:52 | 5114360 BrosephStiglitz
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It's British.. so Parliament.  Actually the British government tried to introduce a tax on some of the (lowish cost) pastries sold in these types of bakeries a few years back and got slamme by the media/people for it.

It was seen as a tax grab against the working class.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:57 | 5114386 JRobby
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But a pigeon sandwich is perfectly ok. Spot on.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:04 | 5114417 Gazooks
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or, try the ratburger with 'special sauce'

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:07 | 5114424 Latina Lover
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You mean there is a difference between the British Parliament and US Congress?  They're both controlled by the same Banksters, Black Nobility, Masonic Satanists, Papist and NWO scum.  Let me know if I missed anyone, LOL.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:12 | 5114450 BrosephStiglitz
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Of course there is a difference.  They speak with different accents and pretend to care about different issues.  Everything else is the same.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:00 | 5114745 gmrpeabody
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I don't see any truth in advertizing infractions...

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 15:55 | 5115514 Ben Ghazi
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I told them 75 years, not 70.

(rest of the sign is OK)

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:24 | 5114524 SAT 800
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Paki Moslem terrorist daughter murderers; you missed the Paki daughter murderers.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 21:22 | 5117879 StychoKiller
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You left out the Lizard people and little gray aliens!

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:07 | 5114430 BrosephStiglitz
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Could be either, just slop some dull-brown and congealed gravy on it and people would still eat it. The folks who frequent these types of chain bakeries aren't exactly discerning food critics.

Newcastle isn't the French Riviera, y'know?

This particular chain bakery is especially shit. I think I bought something there once, took a bite and tossed it into the bin.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:16 | 5114470 Latina Lover
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I have tried Greggs during a drinking bout, and I am reminded  of Winston Churchills famous reply when asked why is British food so bad:

so  our soldiers can fight and eat anywhere in the world.


Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:23 | 5114508 BrosephStiglitz
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Winston was a boss.  He had a number of fantastic one-liners.  True though.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:25 | 5114869 Latina Lover
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I'm sure that Winston must have dined at Gregg's, hence his inspiration.

I ended my drinking bout, thanks to Gregg.  After a heroic puke, I knew it was time to quit when that sausage roll tasted better the second time around

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:40 | 5114304 Newsboy
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I'll take a bag of the day-old stuff, please.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:55 | 5114381 Freddie
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The slogan sounds like Wal Mart's slogan especially for their giant EBT customer base.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:23 | 5114504 SAT 800
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I thought Google was hacker proof? Not, ?. Problem. we all have "Google Accounts".

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:43 | 5114290 Dr. Engali
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Reads like inthemix96 might have been involved with that little mischievous deed.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:40 | 5114298 B.J. Worthy
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Obama should sue for trademark infringement. Although in his case it's only been 6 years.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:40 | 5114299 suteibu
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Too damn funny.

I'm sure the people at Greggs are the finest representatives of humanity (a somewhat low bar for corporate entities these days), but it is nice to see the mischievous paying the corporate world back for all the propaganda we've been assaulted with everywhere ours eyes turn.  

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:45 | 5114978 DetectiveStern
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The TV doc on Greggs showed it was run by nice people from the ground up. They were very anal about freshness and providing good food at cheap prices so far play.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:44 | 5114320 MrsMerkel
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But they make a meannnnnn sausage roll.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:45 | 5114327 Atomizer
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Doughnut wars.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:51 | 5114363 U4 eee aaa
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If google doesn't remove it they can go into the black this year on the lawsuit rewards

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:53 | 5114366 FieldingMellish
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Is this meant to distract ZH readers as silver and gold drop and the dollar and stocks soar? No article on oil falling $3.40 a barrel this morning? Really? An internet spoof is the best ZH can do?

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:09 | 5114435 pods
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So gold fell like a stone at the open?  

No shit.  Never would have thought that.  


Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:28 | 5114541 SAT 800
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Hella waterfall in the Silver Market this AM; thought me old eyes was deceiving me; but apparently not. What a whack over the head. Like killing a fish with a baseball bat. Not amuzed.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:50 | 5115004 Overfed
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Fire sale. Buy lots.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:42 | 5114957 hoist the bs flag
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slow day at the office hmm?

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:52 | 5114367 Seasmoke
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They served that many cops for 70 years ??

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:54 | 5114372 tony wilson
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they are zombie scum eating gmo glue products with human dna and rat droppings in with a splash of urine.

david cam moron had to eat a kosher pie once for a foto shoot i heard the jewish apple pie was baked in fortnum and masons.


do not neg greggs they are strong,part of the rothschilds bill gates vaccine transport system.

the ebola vaccines are today baking in local ovens just for you scum.

eat work watch tv play computer games and scratch you balls what else oh yes shit.


some of the zionist caananites on here love the idea of eating human pies i say bake your own you lazy bastards

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:54 | 5114377 centerline
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But speaking of scum... I noticed yesterday that Corinthian College is coming under serious fire.

Wondering if the tide starts turning here soon on the student loan bubble with the most predatory of players starting to get squeezed.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 10:55 | 5114378 Silky Johnson
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Weak, the article is weak.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:02 | 5114409 LetThemEatRand
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If I ever woke up and found that I had turned into a donut, I'm worried that I would eat myself.   Sometimes I set my alarm early, just in case.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:03 | 5114412 FrenchRevolutionary
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I laughed for over a minute. Great prank.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:11 | 5114428 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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And the people including those at Greggs should hopefully appreciate it since unless you are a total moron, you know someone did it as a goof regardless of actual intentions. It actually is pretty funny and in this case bad press is good publicity for them.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:26 | 5114527 gatorboat
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C'mon Tylers, please don't turn ZH into a Drudge clone.  

It's starting to look that way.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:30 | 5114548 ghostzapper
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I got confused.  I thought the "shit to scum" was the Fed pitching a renewed QE push offering newly printed USD in exchange for MBS again. 

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:44 | 5114632 smacker
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The source of this Greggs stuff methinks:  http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Greggs

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:10 | 5114804 news printer
Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:17 | 5114836 CHX
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The joke of the intern in the PR department forgot to paste in the "real text" before sending it off... ("Hey, that'd be some funny $hit to print, hehehe,...") HEHEHE, nothing but the truth, I s'pose.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 13:33 | 5115273 RaceToTheBottom
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Maybe they should have not succumbed to the basic practice of non paying intern positions?

Either that or promote the chap over his manager.


Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:43 | 5114967 clade7
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Im a buyer!  Thats good guerilla marketing there!  (I have no idea what they sell, but I sure like the pitch)!

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 13:15 | 5115146 Aussiekiwi
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"It is unclear whether the image swap was a deliberate action against Greggs or a one-in-a-million fluke"

Ok, someone explain that to me, 'one in a million fluke', do they mean like a million mokeys were pounding on keyboards and came up 'providing shit for scum for over 70 years'?

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 13:24 | 5115211 Jacks Creation
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One of their meat and potato pasties and an ice cold bottle of lucozade is the greatest hangover cure known to man. - Bar non. 

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 14:02 | 5115410 Who was that ma...
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Truth in advertising?

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 17:00 | 5115480 RogerMud
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pasties..i don't think the british use them the way they do in the states

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