DailyDirt: Seemingly Innocent Things…

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Sometimes it’s pretty easy to track down the origin of how a meme gets popular. If you’ve ever seen gifs with the caption “Do Not Want” — you might not have realized where that phrase came from (or just assumed it was just the typical bad grammar of the internetz), but it actually comes from a bootleg version of Star Wars Episode III with comically bad “Engrish” subtitles — specifically the scene where Anakin Skywalker is first revived as Darth Vader and screams “Nooooo” which was hilariously translated from English to Chinese and back to English as “Do Not Want.” That aside, some products have become unusually popular in unexpected demographic groups without clear explanations. Here are just a few things that have crossed cultures.

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Ehud Gavron (profile) says:

No mystery on ISIS Toyotas

The only mystery is why UST is not asking DoS.

The US Government Department of State supplied them to Al Nusra.

http://www.activistpost.com/2015/10/the-mystery-of-isis-toyota-army-solved.html

http://blogs.new.spectator.co.uk/2014/09/the-four-wheel-drive-is-to-isis-what-the-longbow-was-to-the-english-at-agincourt/

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/revealed-what-the-west-has-given-syrias-rebels-8756447.html

salesman of the month says:

Re: No mystery on ISIS Toyotas

“Toyota doesn’t know …” WTF!!!!
EVERYBODY knows where the terrorist get their customized “military edition” Toyotas and Amaroks.
This is better than Hollywood´s product placement, of course the USA gets a huge discount for this kind of requests. Can´t you infer toyota and VW even offered to embroid the ISIS flag on the headrests?

@ Michael Ho, What kind of journalist are you? shame on you.

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