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Old Sep 19th, 2014, 08:50 PM   #1
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which translates to "be that bird that sticks out"
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Old Sep 19th, 2014, 08:52 PM   #2
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"We have a vacancy" really nike? You can do better
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"We have a vacancy" really nike? You can do better
vacancy is meant as a spare place or vacuum she left...
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Old Sep 19th, 2014, 08:55 PM   #4
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vacancy is meant as a spare place or vacuum she left...
Yes but it insinuates that it can be easily filled, which is not the case with li. Maybe i'm reading too much into this.
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Yes but it insinuates that it can be easily filled, which is not the case with li. Maybe i'm reading too much into this.
I interpret it as you have to be all the above and more . Well not have to but still...
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Yes but it insinuates that it can be easily filled, which is not the case with li. Maybe i'm reading too much into this.
No, they're using 'vacancy' metaphorically in the sense that a (job) position is available (now that Li has retired). But it's only available for people who match the four criteria listed, which very, very few people do. In that way it's a tribute to Li's character, heart and drive.
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"We have a vacancy" really nike? You can do better
I disagree. I think it's an excellent tribute, and above all, it's not cloying
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No, they're using 'vacancy' metaphorically in the sense that a (job) position is available (now that Li has retired). But it's only available for people who match the four criteria listed, which very, very few people do. In that way it's a tribute to Li's character, heart and drive.
Sums it up perfectly
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now I can only imagine what Nike will do for the likes of Serena and Maria when they're no longer with us
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Yes but it insinuates that it can be easily filled, which is not the case with li. Maybe i'm reading too much into this.
that is exactly what i thought as well when i saw that pic.....such a backhanded compliment.....having said that, let's hope nike doesn't have to celebrate li na's retirement again in two years.....
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now I can only imagine what Nike will do for the likes of Serena and Maria when they're no longer with us
If you think those 2 will be big, wait for Federer's retirement!

For Nike's sake, they'd better hope Serena and Roger don't retire during the same year!
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No, they're using 'vacancy' metaphorically in the sense that a (job) position is available (now that Li has retired). But it's only available for people who match the four criteria listed, which very, very few people do. In that way it's a tribute to Li's character, heart and drive.
i don't think so.....their statement implies that there are people in this world who can fit in her shoes.....sure it is true but it kind of dilutes the moment for na.....
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If you think those 2 will be big, wait for Federer's retirement!

For Nike's sake, they'd better hope Serena and Roger don't retire during the same year!
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No, they're using 'vacancy' metaphorically in the sense that a (job) position is available (now that Li has retired). But it's only available for people who match the four criteria listed, which very, very few people do. In that way it's a tribute to Li's character, heart and drive.
Perfectly summed up
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that is exactly what i thought as well when i saw that pic.....such a backhanded compliment.....having said that, let's hope nike doesn't have to celebrate li na's retirement again in two years.....
It's absolutely not a backhanded compliment. If it reads that way to you, then the sentiment has gotten lost in translation. It's a tribute to her singular character (first four statements), and via the note of a void (the 'vacancy') following her retirement, a statement that there really isn't anyone quite like her.
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