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Maine lottery scratch tickets may get new controversial name

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Posted: March 18, 2013, 7:30 pm - IP Logged

Can you imagane the future defense for the "ladies of the evening."  "I was just offering to buy him a lottery scratch off  ticket."

Green laughWith the right lawyer, I think it would work.

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    Posted: March 18, 2013, 7:38 pm - IP Logged

    Back in the 70s there was a popular nightclub drink called a "sloe comfortable screw"

    The bartenders got a kick outta women asking for that drink,

    the name came from the ingredients, OJ & vodka, southern comfort & sloe gin.

    Now I guess that's okay in a nightclub but this doesn't work in lottery,

    how about naming the tickets "longshots"

    that's what scratchers seem to be.

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      Posted: March 18, 2013, 7:59 pm - IP Logged

      Back in the 70s there was a popular nightclub drink called a "sloe comfortable screw"

      The bartenders got a kick outta women asking for that drink,

      the name came from the ingredients, OJ & vodka, southern comfort & sloe gin.

      Now I guess that's okay in a nightclub but this doesn't work in lottery,

      how about naming the tickets "longshots"

      that's what scratchers seem to be.

      Yeah, Im sure "Win a dollar for every 100 you spend" would sure move sales along.....Green laugh


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        Posted: March 18, 2013, 8:00 pm - IP Logged

        BTW hay, I remember that drink......Yes Nod

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          Posted: March 18, 2013, 8:04 pm - IP Logged

          Had they waited only 14 days they could've had a chance to gauge public opinion by pretending this is an April fools day joke. Thinking things through costs nothing yet lots of organizations and individuals love to skip this crucial step.

          That money's gone fo ever

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            Posted: March 18, 2013, 8:05 pm - IP Logged

            Had they waited only 14 days they could've had a chance to gauge public opinion by pretending this is an April fools day joke. Thinking things through costs nothing yet lots of organizations and individuals love to skip this crucial step.

            lol,

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              Posted: March 18, 2013, 8:14 pm - IP Logged

              Had they waited only 14 days they could've had a chance to gauge public opinion by pretending this is an April fools day joke. Thinking things through costs nothing yet lots of organizations and individuals love to skip this crucial step.

              Perhaps they just reasoned. "Who doesn't like a Kwackie?"


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                Posted: March 18, 2013, 8:16 pm - IP Logged

                Or is it only men that like kwickies?


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                  Posted: March 18, 2013, 8:17 pm - IP Logged

                  What?

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                    Posted: March 18, 2013, 8:18 pm - IP Logged

                    lol,

                    Am I right or am I right lol

                    That money's gone fo ever

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                      Posted: March 18, 2013, 8:19 pm - IP Logged

                      What  about renaming them:

                       

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                        Posted: March 18, 2013, 8:23 pm - IP Logged

                        Or is it only men that like kwickies?

                        The thing about it is scratch tickets are family items and thus the uproar. The kids would be exposed to all the jokes that go with those tickets and don't think the kids will not notice.

                        That money's gone fo ever


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                          Posted: March 18, 2013, 8:32 pm - IP Logged

                          The thing about it is scratch tickets are family items and thus the uproar. The kids would be exposed to all the jokes that go with those tickets and don't think the kids will not notice.

                          I Agree! The whole idea really stinks, and shows what ineptocracy produces.

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                            They knew it was way too provocative and they thought they were being "cute."  (Quote:"I fully understand that when someone saw this word in isolation, they thought, 'Oh, these guys are getting a bit racy,'" said Reid. "We're actually doing everything we can possibly do to not lead you to that place in your mind.") Oh come on.  However, they did not get the disrespectful part at all and that is of greater concern.

                            I nominate them for the 2013 LP hall of shame.

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                              I Agree! The whole idea really stinks, and shows what ineptocracy produces.

                              The sheer ineptitude of it all!

                              Why is Maine protracting this ineptocracy. What?