So it’s not just Palestine… while you can happily share a Coke with USA, you cannot with Russia.
Oddly, you CAN with the USSR (looks like they missed a trick there).
But what if you really want to share a Coke with Palestine?
Well, you can… just add an exclamation mark to the end ;)
Coca-Cola doesn’t think you should share a Coke with Palestine but they’re OK with you sharing a Coke with Nazis, racists & bigots.
(Among other things, this is because they’re not very good at basic string validation.)
And that was how the greatest marketing team the world has ever known got Aral Balkan talking about their product. 😉
@aral "Communism" didn't make the cut, but it's not all bad. I'm disturbed by "Russia" being out, though
@tam Haha, yeah, just did the same thing (also adding a dash or a single quote or any of the other accepted characters works – you get the list if you enter an unacceptable character like a dollar sign.) Was originally trying for a zero-width space but this is equally good, me thinks ;)
Just found out you can't do Coke with Scarface or Tony Montana either. :)
...or share one with cocaine.
Some more poking...
Not allowed: Crack, weed, ganja, heroin, DMT, bath salts, alcohol, meth, Baphomet, death, many gods, POTUSes
Allowed: Methadone, opium, PCP, viagra, psilocybin, muscimol, Baal, Taiwan, cyanide
Not allowed: Ahura Mazda, Zeus, Beelzebub, Krishna, Chaos, Illuminati, BLM, Big Brother, Neo, HAL 9000, Corona (etc.), Freddy Krueger, Bill Gates, Jack the Ripper, Microsoft, Pablo Escobar, CIA (etc.) and... Apple; yes it's forbidden.
Allowed: Moloch, Quetzalcoatl, 1312, ACAB, Morpheus, Skynet, Anthony Fauci, Moderna, Pfizer, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Melinda Gates, George Soros, Linux, Linus Torvalds, Richard Stallman, Orange
Not allowed: Hiroshima, Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Sudan, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Libya, Niger, Morocco, Syria, Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Jean-Luc Picard, Klingons, Romulans, Vulcans, Frodo Baggins, Sauron, Balrog, Gollum
Allowed: Nagasaki, Yemen, Algeria, Sahrawi/Western Sahara, Kuwait, Kenya, Ferengi, Borg, Gandalf, Saruman, Sting, Shelob, Sméagol
NA: Fraud, Corruption, Rat, Cockroach, Scorpion, Vermin, Venom, Naga, INRI, Doom, Slayer, Slayer!
A: Ichthys, Spider, Viper, Adder, Snake, Cobra, Slayer!!, Fuck!
Not allowed: September 11, Pentagon, (Jeffrey) Epstein, Apollo (11-17), NASA, Godzilla, Wizard, Wizkid, Dork, Witchcraft, Hacker, Thief, Trash, Black Magic, Ghosts, Specter, Insane, Sanity, Mad, Rage, Rude, Malarkey
Allowed: 911, 9 11, September 11th, Polygon, Pentagram, Lee Harvey Oswald, Cthulhu, Witch, Sorcerer, Sorcery, Curse, Zombie, Voodoo, Nerd, Geek, H4X0R, Pirate, Scoundrel, Magic, Halloween, Skeleton(s), Spirit(s), Shade, Crazy, Angry, Anger
Not allowed: Leopard, Sabra, Reaper, Predator, (Wizard of) Oz, Rabbit, High, Drugs
Allowed: White rabbit, Low, Drugged
@schratze Haha, yeah, I just tried a zero-width space and that didn’t work (not an accepted character) but adding an exclamation mark did (as does surrounding it with dashes or single typewrite quotes… they’re not too smart).
@mrsaturday That’s (sadly) not it. Some country names are blacklisted. See the other posts in the thread for more examples.
@dheadshot Sadly, not the reason. Unless there are folks walking around called USA or South Korea, that is (see the rest of the thread). Palestine was specifically blacklisted.
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