Noth­ing wrong with ‘Soup Nazi’ give­away

The Morning Call (Sunday) - - TOWN SQUARE -

For the writer of a let­ter to the edi­tor (“IronPigs ‘Soup Nazi’ pro­mo­tion of­fen­sive”), let’s re-ex­am­ine the con­text of what led to this pro­mo­tion by the Le­high Val­ley IronPigs.

“Se­in­feld” was known in its day for com­ments by its char­ac­ters that induce sur­prise and laugh­ter, which is what a sit­u­a­tion com­edy on tele­vi­sion is usu­ally in­tended to do.

The char­ac­ter in ques­tion had very strict rules, which as­sured that as many peo­ple as pos­si­ble were able to en­joy the soups his store cooked.

True, “Nazi” is an ex­treme term, but in this con­text, many of the peo­ple (those above a cer­tain age, given the orig­i­nal episode aired over 23 years ago) that might be at­tend­ing this or any ’Pigs game, un­der­stand, and are pos­si­bly en­ter­tained by, its use here.

Robert D. Frable


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