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Cease and desist

It’s fairly common for large blogs to receive “cease and desist” letters threatening legal action unless some content is removed. Usually this happens when a website posts photos of an unreleased iPhone lost in a bar.

The MKX® recently received such a letter from an individual claiming that our popular “English with Andy” series slandered his persona due to the physical resemblance between a recurring character used in the images and his persona; given the possibility that someone may stumble upon one of the images and mistakenly believe that the depicted situation happened in real life and that the individual in question may actually confuse the terms “mushroom” with “much room” or “tissue” with “teach you”, to quote two examples.

In order to eliminate all possibility of said mistake, we:

  1. Stress that the situations shown in the series are not real. Some were invented by our team of writers but most were lifted directly from unfunny mass emails that were forwarded to us. All the characters are fictional and any resemblance to actual persons is purely coincidental. Names were not changed to protect any identities, because there are no identities to protect.
  2. Don’t actually know of anyone who speaks English like that; but would like to meet him/her.
  3. Added a disclaimer to all posts.
  4. Modified all the images using a face from the more crude yet widely known Rage Comics. This image is in the public domain.

The MKX® staff hopes that these actions are sufficient to satisfy all the parties involved. No further entries to the series are planned.

English with Andy 23: Nun

Disclaimer (August 28, 2012): The characters and situations portrayed in this series are purely fictional. They are not based on actual events or people.

Congratulations to anonymous reader “too embarrassed”, whoever you are, for posting the winning caption for the new English with Andy. You won $1000 but since you didn’t reveal your identity, the prize was donated in full to a charity of my choosing: The MKX® Official 2014 World Cup Fund. Thank you for participating!

Click on the image to enlarge.

Update – Nov 11 20010: Anonymous reader “too embarrassed” has come forward to reveal his/her identity. Sorry, I can’t take the prize money back anymore. And I won’t reveal your identity unless you want me to. Thanks for participating!

Bonus English with Andy

Disclaimer (August 28, 2012): The characters and situations portrayed in this series are purely fictional. They are not based on actual events or people.

Just this one more time…

Full series of English with Andy here.

English with Andy 21/13: “Cockatoo”

Disclaimer (August 28, 2012): The characters and situations portrayed in this series are purely fictional. They are not based on actual events or people.


Note: That handsome jacket that the model leaning on the hood of the Camaro babe-magnet is wearing is available for sale. Andrés himself designed it. Yes, not only is he cute, rich, and proficient in English, but he also has a killer fashion sense. Please leave a comment with your size and the reason you hate yourself so much and we’ll contact you with additional information.

English with Andy 20/13: “Juicy”

Disclaimer (August 28, 2012): The characters and situations portrayed in this series are purely fictional. They are not based on actual events or people.

English with Andy 19/13: “Water”

Disclaimer (August 28, 2012): The characters and situations portrayed in this series are purely fictional. They are not based on actual events or people.

English with Andy 18/13: “Juárez”

Disclaimer (August 28, 2012): The characters and situations portrayed in this series are purely fictional. They are not based on actual events or people.

Learn English with Andy 17/13: “Tissue”

Disclaimer (August 28, 2012): The characters and situations portrayed in this series are purely fictional. They are not based on actual events or people.

Learn English with Andy 16/13: “Injure”

Disclaimer (August 28, 2012): The characters and situations portrayed in this series are purely fictional. They are not based on actual events or people.

 

Learn English with Andy 15/13: “Wafer”

Disclaimer (August 28, 2012): The characters and situations portrayed in this series are purely fictional. They are not based on actual events or people.