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Target apologizes for label on plus-size dress ("Manatee Grey" dress)
My Fox NY ^

Posted on 04/05/2013 8:33:04 AM PDT by Perdogg

Some Target shoppers say a label that listed the color of a plus-size dress as "manatee gray" was insulting.

The label for the same dress in smaller sizes described it as "dark heather gray."

The color switch-a-roo was noticed by online shopper Susan Clemens, who promptly captured images of the color titles and tweeted it at Target.

(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxny.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: fashion; obesity; retail; target

1 posted on 04/05/2013 8:33:04 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Slings and Arrows

ping


2 posted on 04/05/2013 8:33:24 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Perdogg

Fatties need to get over their fat selves....sheesh, another certified victims group.


3 posted on 04/05/2013 8:35:48 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: Perdogg; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono; Salamander; humblegunner; TheOldLady

I guess “Corpulent Crimson” is out of the question?

(Porcine Purple?)


4 posted on 04/05/2013 8:36:31 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Perdogg

Is this where the wookie gets her tents?


5 posted on 04/05/2013 8:36:38 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Perdogg
At least they didn't call it Elephant Grey.
6 posted on 04/05/2013 8:37:09 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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For some reason I find this quite hilarious.


7 posted on 04/05/2013 8:38:29 AM PDT by Rio (Tempis Fugit.)
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To: Perdogg
Man, include a 'width' tag in your html. Like 'width=600" or something like that. A pic that big at full size messes the board up a little. Like this-
8 posted on 04/05/2013 8:41:04 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: Perdogg

If I were Target I wouldn’t even worry about it. The overwhelming number of Americans (judging by the results of the last election) who even know what a manatee is is probably quite small.


9 posted on 04/05/2013 8:42:21 AM PDT by Nevadan
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To: Perdogg

10 posted on 04/05/2013 8:42:23 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: Perdogg

I remember when I was a kid, there was an actual section of the little girls dress department called “Chubettes.” I bet they don’t have THAT anymore!


11 posted on 04/05/2013 8:43:29 AM PDT by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: shibumi

Lard Ass Lavender.
Obese Orange.
Porky Puce.


12 posted on 04/05/2013 8:44:07 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: shibumi

Bovine Blue?


13 posted on 04/05/2013 8:44:23 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: Rio

So do I.


14 posted on 04/05/2013 8:44:26 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: illiac

No...that would be Omar’s Outlet.


15 posted on 04/05/2013 8:44:53 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Nea Wood

Sears “Husky” brand.


16 posted on 04/05/2013 8:46:07 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: servo1969

Now that’s what a “heather gray” manatee looks like! LOL


17 posted on 04/05/2013 8:46:43 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: Perdogg

18 posted on 04/05/2013 8:46:45 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Perdogg
There actually is a gray color called "Manatee Grey". Glidden uses it for paint. And there is a dark heather gray.

Being a male, I really only recognize 4-5 colors. But it amazes me the thousands of color names there are out there.

I couldn't find a dark heather grey paint. There were dark heather grey clothes, and they looked like lots of different greys to me.

Manatee Grey:

Heather Grey:

Grey Heather:

19 posted on 04/05/2013 8:46:47 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Perdogg

Sea Cow Crimson?


20 posted on 04/05/2013 8:47:51 AM PDT by mc5cents
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To the continually insulted:

OH, stop with the apologies already. Apologizing costs you nothing, and it does nothing for the person you offended.

Demanding one also usually engenders insincerity (ya think?) without salving your delicate feeeeelings about the matter, anyway.

Grow some adulthood, for Heaven’s sake.

Unless you’re willing to take up dueling pistols at dawn, just endure it.

Stop being a nation of wusses looking for offense in other peoples’ every word and deed.

Whatever happened to having a sense of humor about this stuff? Sheesh!

Gone with the wind and the hugh manatee, I guess.


21 posted on 04/05/2013 8:49:10 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Perdogg

Is there a “Kraken Black”?


22 posted on 04/05/2013 8:50:17 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: TheOldLady

Like


23 posted on 04/05/2013 8:52:25 AM PDT by mc5cents
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To: Salamander
Puce?

Who uses the word *Puce* anymore?


24 posted on 04/05/2013 8:53:16 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Perdogg
The ultimate YouTube, funniest ever made:

Al Bundy on trial for "crimes against obesity"

25 posted on 04/05/2013 8:53:43 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Perdogg

True Story: A b*tch customer service rep. at JCPenney’s last week saw me in the young women’s section, and basically tried to escort me out of there by saying “I don’t think you’ll find your size here” (I’m a Size 10 dress/blouse but had a bulky Redskins sweatshirt that day!)

I looked at her and said that I was looking for something for my niece but that I appreciated her ignorant remark.

She turned pale white.

I came home and subsequently canceled by JCPenney’s gold card.

Never again.


26 posted on 04/05/2013 8:54:23 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: Daffynition

Disgusting history lesson:

Puce was a popular color centuries ago because *fleas* were not visible on it...and everybody had fleas.

Puce is the French word for flea.

The color is said to be the color of the bloodstains remaining on linen or bedsheets, even after being laundered, from a flea’s droppings or after a flea has been killed.


27 posted on 04/05/2013 8:56:51 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Perdogg; All

(And Plus+++++++++ is a “complimentary” label in its place? Why don’t women just complain left and right for anything other than “petite” and “petite plus” so that we continue to protect “sensibilities” at all costs in this culture)


28 posted on 04/05/2013 8:57:02 AM PDT by Colofornian (If BoM is everlasting gospel, why no god as exalted man, 3 glorious degrees, men becoming gods, etc?)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

Was this at Montgomery Mall?


29 posted on 04/05/2013 8:58:29 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Perdogg; All
On the other hand, here's a homosexual Target ad (along with OTHER corporate pro-homosexual ads): 15 Major Brands That Unabashedly Support Gay Marriage

(Target's lost my shopping anyway -- aside from this supposed "controversy")

30 posted on 04/05/2013 8:59:47 AM PDT by Colofornian (If BoM is everlasting gospel, why no god as exalted man, 3 glorious degrees, men becoming gods, etc?)
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To: Perdogg

Oh just gimme the moo moo.

31 posted on 04/05/2013 9:02:01 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Nea Wood
They're just too short for their weight.

I know plenty of heavy people and they're wonderful. I say nothing...They know all by themselves that they're fat. Their weight just isn't a big deal to them.

Michelle is NOT their mother and it's none of the government's business.

All the PC cr** is only proof that we cover for these people.

I can't imagine what Dr. Oz makes from kickbacks from everything he sells.

32 posted on 04/05/2013 9:07:37 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: mc5cents

[smiles] Thanks.


33 posted on 04/05/2013 9:09:30 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Perdogg

dark heather gray, dark heffer gray, who would have noticed?


34 posted on 04/05/2013 9:09:38 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: chris37

"Hi there. Are you a large person? Pleasantly plump? A little on the hefty side, perhaps? Well, let's face it: Are you FAT? When you go jogging, do you leave pot-holes? When you make love, do you have to give directions? At the zoo, do the elephants throw YOU peanuts? Do you look at a menu and say 'OK'? Well, now, you can eat all you want, because at Thornton Melon's "Tall & Fat" stores, we've got you covered. That's right. Fine woolen, and woolen-blend suits and sport coats, in all the larger sizes - husky, stout, extra-stout, and the new Hindenburg line. And for you ladies we have caftans, muumuus, and our own exclusive A-frame in all colors and patterns. Yes, we have miles and miles of fabric. So take it from me, Thornton Melon, if you want to look thin, you hang out with fat people."

35 posted on 04/05/2013 9:12:17 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Perdogg

There is a woman’s line of clothes called Sag Harbor.


36 posted on 04/05/2013 9:14:10 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Perdogg

St. Charles Towne Center, Waldorf.


37 posted on 04/05/2013 9:36:19 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: shibumi

38 posted on 04/05/2013 10:00:49 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: clintonh8r

Oh, no, you must have missed the memo. There’s no such thing as fat anymore. It’s.....”curvy.” /s


39 posted on 04/05/2013 10:12:28 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: Perdogg
Jehmu Green...a fat person and a color!
40 posted on 04/05/2013 10:17:55 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: Perdogg

Is the SCALE of this change nationWIDE, or is it limited to the LARGEST, HEAVILY populated centers?


41 posted on 04/05/2013 10:20:50 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Only the government can say you’re fat and get away with it. If you tell someone they’re fat.....you’re some kind of criminal.


42 posted on 04/05/2013 10:41:19 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Salamander

{{{Willies}}}


43 posted on 04/05/2013 11:21:26 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Hey Now ! We prefer “Reubenesque”. ;-P


44 posted on 04/05/2013 11:23:44 AM PDT by rhoda_penmark
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To: rhoda_penmark

That actually makes more sense, LOL.


45 posted on 04/05/2013 11:25:52 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Oops. I meant to spell it “Rubenesque”. My original spelling would just mean having eaten too many Reuben sandwiches.

LOL have a great weekend!


46 posted on 04/05/2013 11:31:06 AM PDT by rhoda_penmark
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To: Perdogg

It could have been “Whale Grey.”


47 posted on 04/05/2013 11:47:27 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: rhoda_penmark
" My original spelling would just mean having eaten too many Reuben sandwiches."

LOL

Happy weekend to you, as well

48 posted on 04/05/2013 2:12:43 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Or Hindenburg Gray.


49 posted on 04/05/2013 2:14:23 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Black Agnes

Or Moochelle Grey.


50 posted on 04/05/2013 2:15:18 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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