Weird Food News

Do McDonald's Minions Have Potty Mouths?


You could waste an entire afternoon on YouTube watching Siberian Huskies say, "I wuf you" to their owners and listen to goats screaming like children. As humans, we tend to anthropomorphize animals and even inanimate objects (haven't you ever picked up a rock that has a smiley face)? But what happens when we delve too deep into the language of Minions? Like, what if in that gibberish lurks the heart of a drunk sailor on shore leave?

Of course, if there was a nasty Minion — it would turn up in Florida. 

According to Orlando's WFTV, Bradley Merton from Seminole County purchased a Happy Meal for his granddaughter and got a surprise when the little plastic talking doll said something that sounded like "what the f**k". 

This isn't the only incident reported of a foul-mouthed Minion turning up. YouTube subscriber Paul B. posted proof of his daughter's Caveman Minion toy saying something best reserved for bars and not toddler playtime:



In a statement, McDonald's says that these little guys don't even speak English. "Minions speak "Minionese' which is a random combination of many languages and nonsense words and sounds.  ‘Minionese’ has no translation to, or meaning in any recognized language. Any perceived similarities to words used within the English language is purely coincidental."

Since the entire plot of the new Minions movie, released today coincidentally, revolves upon the fact that for million of years Minions have hung around bad guys — you'd think they would have picked up a little salty language by now, wouldn't you?  


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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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