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darkie… i mean darlie…

Monday. 01. 12. 2009.

A friend of mine found this commercial on the interweb:

For those of you who have never lived in Hong Kong, Darlie toothpaste is a brand from Taiwan that was sold in Hong Kong. Before the 90’s, they were called Darkie. To top it all off, a minstrel was part of the brand logo. I guess the company realized that it was a bad idea to keep the name “Darkie”, so they changed the name to “Darlie”.

Unfortunately the name in Chinese still remains, “Black Man Toothpaste”.

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