While Chick-fil-A corporate would not confirm a posting on Reddit claiming that an unidentified store manager had banned the use of popular slang terms, the company says they had "a little fun" with the claim.
Company spokeswoman Tiffany Greenway told FoxNews.com that she thought we’d "like to see what the Cows had to say" in response to the now-viral post, pointing us to the company's official Twitter account, which states:
Chick-fil-A, Inc. doesn’t have a banned words list, but the Cows do. "@EatMorChikin: We hav a bannd werd list: burgerz, beef and ayngus."
— Chick-fil-A, Inc. (@ChickfilA) November 11, 2014
"Eat Mor Chikin" refers to an ad slogan used by the chicken-centric fast food chain featuring cows that are often seen wearing signs that read: "Eat mor chikin" in all capital letters.
The list, posted by the user that goes by the name of Mauser last Thursday, included a list of 22 phrases and words such as “bae” ("baby") “ratchet” (ugly, gross) and “bruh” ( brother) that workers were reportedly prohibited from using while on the clock at Chick-fil-A. In the post, which has received over 1,300 comments, Mauser claimed that his manager—referred to as “Eric”— told employees they could no longer use them.
“You will speak properly when you walk through these doors. These words are banned,” the list begins.
The Reddit user did not identify where he works or when this sign was posted.
— Eater (@Eater) November 11, 2014
The list also states that employees “stop accusing people of having Ebola” --the deadly virus that has killed more than 5,000 people, mostly in Western Africa. It prohibits the use of certain phrases, such as "I'm legally blind." Next to that Eric wrote: "no you are not." Also included is the banning of "weird voices" when saying words like barely.
Written at the top is a warning that notes that scratched out words will result in a loss of free employee meals.
At the end of the list, it again reminds fast food workers to act their age. “You are a professional so speak professionally.”
Reaction to the post has been mixed with some Twitter users applauding the move.
Chick-fil-Amanager makes list of banned slang; forces employees to speak proper English http://t.co/OhA8q09wn6 GOOD IDEA GET BACK 2 ENGLISH.
— JASON BUCKWHEAT (@jake9860) November 12, 2014
Others claim the list seems a bit extreme.
That chick fil a list is discriminatory and the mgr should be fired.
— Drikaveli da Don (@Ricki_Sal) November 12, 2014
After reaching out to Chick-fil-A again, a company representative who did not want to be named told FoxNews.com: "We are not currently commenting on the matter," and again referred us to the Chick-fil-A Twitter feed.