Languages are a tricky thing. Something might have a positive meaning like "flower" in one language, but then mean something like "asshole" in another.
For example, I always notice a slight smile form at the ends of my mother's mouth every time she meets a person named Anne. Unfortunately, in Farsi, the Persian language, a word pronounced the same way as this particular name actually means "poo." I apologize if anyone reading this is named Anne, but hopefully you aren't around too many Persians too often.
Numerous concerned parents were shocked to hear their kids' Happy Meal Minion toys say a few swear words, and let's just say they're not happy at all. Of course, they probably don't speak "Minionese," but I'm not going to tell them that.
Check out the video below and decide for yourself:
Most parents hear "what the f - " but I personally hear something that sounds more like "ah-choo," like a sneeze.
A rep from McDonalds had this to say:
"Minions speak 'Minionese,' which is a random combination of many languages and nonsense words and sounds. We’re aware of a very small number of customers who have been in touch regarding this toy, and we apologize for any confusion or offense to those who may have interpreted the sounds as anything other than gibberish. The allegation that this toy is saying any offensive phrase is not true. Any perceived similarities to actual English words are purely coincidental."
The rep also said the Caveman Minion was actually saying "Para la bukay," "Ha ha ha," and "Eh eh."
The Minions film, which is the prequel for Despicable Me, hits theaters today and stars the voices of Sandra Bullock, Allison Janney and Jon Hamm.
I doubt the creators of this fun child's toy would ever actually make the Minions curse. That doesn't sound like something McDonalds wants on its hands right now.
Whether the Minions are actually saying the "F" word, or really just saying "I love you" in Minionese, you have to admit that they're really freakin' adorable either way.
[Source: The Hollywood Report]