[Ads-l] milkshake duck

Bill Mullins amcombill at HOTMAIL.COM
Tue Mar 15 17:20:40 UTC 2022

New to me, came up in the Washington Post yesterday:


I don't see it in the ADS-L archives search, even though it was a WOTY candidate in several polls for 2017.

"The situation was a classic “Milkshake Duck” of Hollywood proportions, a term coined by Australian cartoonist Ben Ward to describe the Internet phenomenon in which a beloved figure online is quickly revealed to be problematic. In 2016, Ward tweeted from his account, “The whole internet loves Milkshake Duck, a lovely duck that drinks milkshakes! *5 seconds later* We regret to inform you the duck is racist.” "

Ben Ward's original tweet:

NYTimes on the meme:

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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