Saturday, July 31, 2004

Please don't eat smelly food

'Salami' tube ads outrage Italians

"The aroma of cheese and onion crisps and the stench of greasy burgers may linger on the tube for longer after London Underground was forced to withdraw an advert urging passengers not to eat smelly food.

Outraged Italians complained to their embassy in the capital after seeing the "offensive" poster, which depicts a man resembling an Italian delicatessen owner sitting on the underground surrounded by parma ham, salami and garlic, above the words "Please don't eat smelly food."

[The Guardian, 7.13.04]
Maybe the poster should have said "Please don't eat delicious food.
It makes other passengers hungry."

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[Poster © Transport for London]

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