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Aug. 17th, 2011 @ 08:08 am WTF?
Worst promotional copy, ever. Man, I'd be so pissed if this was how one of my events got advertised.

EDIT: Not sure if you all can view it, but the editor has been having a contrite back and forth with a few dancers here.

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EDIT encore un fois.... : The Gilded Serpent jumps on board!
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From:miischelle
Date:August 17th, 2011 12:17 pm (UTC)
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"Vajazzle your jazzler"?

Seriously?
I hate people...
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From:redheadfae
Date:August 18th, 2011 01:30 am (UTC)
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Not to mention.. "does not know the origin of the word" .. ignorance beyond measure does not even start to describe this cow.
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From:miasays
Date:August 17th, 2011 12:24 pm (UTC)
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Whoa...that was absolutely awful. Why bring up vaginas?
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From:captkatsparrow
Date:August 17th, 2011 12:24 pm (UTC)
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..............no seriously, what the fuck?
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From:asmallfall
Date:August 17th, 2011 12:42 pm (UTC)
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that was horrible!
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From:arcaira
Date:August 17th, 2011 12:45 pm (UTC)
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All I can say: wow. Terrible.
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From:missdiane
Date:August 17th, 2011 12:48 pm (UTC)
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I certainly hope that they asked for a public apology for that. Just....just...no words. o_O
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From:suzycat
Date:August 17th, 2011 12:52 pm (UTC)
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The entire internet is sicced onto them.
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From:darth_eldritch
Date:August 17th, 2011 01:06 pm (UTC)
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Truly disgusting and offensive.
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From:swingangel
Date:August 17th, 2011 01:29 pm (UTC)
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That's so awful.
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From:christianet
Date:August 17th, 2011 01:43 pm (UTC)
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Not only insulting, but a grammatical and spelling nightmare ("finger symbols"?).

The person who wrote that? 100% asshole.
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From:replyhazy
Date:August 17th, 2011 02:06 pm (UTC)
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OMG
WTF
BBQ

I wish there was a comments link there.
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From:amae_ichigo
Date:August 17th, 2011 02:11 pm (UTC)
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The grammatical errors and general dumbassery in this broke my brain.
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From:ovary
Date:August 17th, 2011 02:27 pm (UTC)
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Dude, I wonder if it's the dance group itself that did that -- look at their website and other flyers. http://www.isisandthestardancers.com/
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From:ovary
Date:August 17th, 2011 02:29 pm (UTC)
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"emersion" -- is apparently a word, my bad

Edited at 2011-08-17 02:30 pm (UTC)
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From:christianet
Date:August 17th, 2011 03:31 pm (UTC)
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It's not the right word, technically speaking; "emersion" has very specific meanings and not the meaning they were going for. But apart from that, the troupe did not provide the copy for the article. It's 100% the writer.
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From:ovary
Date:August 17th, 2011 04:08 pm (UTC)
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That is unfortunate.
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From:lady_sallie
Date:August 17th, 2011 02:35 pm (UTC)
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That's just wrong, I even looked for a link to say something about it. It's just plain offensive.
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From:northernwalker
Date:August 17th, 2011 02:39 pm (UTC)
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*shudders* Way to scare off newbies, people.
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From:valkryor
Date:August 17th, 2011 03:49 pm (UTC)
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Yuck. Just...*shudders*
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From:magedragonfire
Date:August 17th, 2011 04:17 pm (UTC)
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Looks like they've changed it. Did anyone catch a screenshot or somewhat of what the original was?
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From:4hour_ramona
Date:August 17th, 2011 04:40 pm (UTC)
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nope, but i did pull this quote: "...(Even if it's a Flicking Your Bean seminar.) Now I know you don't actually show your vagina during belly dancing and there's no real reason to get it all dolled up, but it seems like you'd want to do something special if you're going to go to the trouble of baring your midriff and sharpening your zill skills."
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From:magedragonfire
Date:August 17th, 2011 04:51 pm (UTC)
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:|

Yes, because cholis and vajazzling go so well together. What the hell?
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From:redheadfae
Date:August 18th, 2011 01:29 am (UTC)
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I get really annoyed with the people who also confuse the vagina (which is internal, goddammit) with labia and the pubis.
I'd like to see the bitch who really *would* vajazelle her *vagina*!
My first impression was "this cow doesn't know wtf vajazzle really means.. because it isn't jazzle that refers to the body part.
GAH.
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From:salanth
Date:August 18th, 2011 11:18 pm (UTC)
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Yep, the right word is VULVA! (Learned that at this year's Momentum conference.)
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From:redheadfae
Date:August 19th, 2011 01:22 pm (UTC)
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That's it, I knew I was missing something.

(not to be confused with the Swedish automobile, which is the way my dad pronounces it, much to my mum's dismay)
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From:shes_unreal
Date:August 20th, 2011 01:50 pm (UTC)
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Found this on facebook:

"Vajazzle your jazzler, belly dancing is coming to the Grapevine Convention Center, and let's face it, anything that takes place at a convention center is worth attending. (Even if it's a Flicking Your Bean seminar.) Now I know you don't actually show your vagina during belly dancing and there's no real reason to get it all dolled up, but it seems like you'd want to do something special if you're going to go to the trouble of baring your midriff and sharpening your zill skills. (Zills are finger symbols!) And if you are going to do all that, Yaa Halla, Y'All is the way to go…."
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From:raveness_d
Date:August 17th, 2011 04:30 pm (UTC)
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A peace-offering? Not even a formal apology?
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From:clevermanka
Date:August 17th, 2011 04:59 pm (UTC)
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Damn. I didn't get to see the original. If anyone finds a cached copy or a screenshot, please post in a comment.
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From:clevermanka
Date:August 17th, 2011 05:18 pm (UTC)
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Wow. WOW.

And this line, in addition to all the other offensiveness: "Zills are finger symbols!"

OH MY GOD. No. Just...no.

Thanks for the link.
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From:schizospider
Date:August 18th, 2011 02:17 am (UTC)
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I'm beyond words. I'm just gonna leave it at a hearty

DDDDDDDDDD:
From:thatwordgrrl
Date:August 17th, 2011 06:40 pm (UTC)
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This article reminds me once again of why I loathe "Grey's Anatomy."

It makes women feel the need to give parts of their anatomy cutsey-poo names.

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From:honeyjubilee
Date:August 17th, 2011 07:58 pm (UTC)
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Wow. I thought the revised version was bad enough, then I read the original...
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From:zipotle
Date:August 17th, 2011 08:17 pm (UTC)
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Definitely this.
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From:bailar_vivir
Date:August 18th, 2011 02:44 am (UTC)
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x3!
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From:kayin_chan
Date:August 17th, 2011 09:55 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for sharing the version from the cache. Blimey there are some really stupid, ill-informed and narrow minded people out there.
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Date:August 18th, 2011 04:20 am (UTC)
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