A store in the US has rejected a request from a father to write his son's name, Adolf Hitler, on a birthday cake.
"We have standards about what is appropriate for cake decoration," a spokeswoman for the ShopRite store in Phillipsburg, New Jersey said.
Heath Campbell, the 35-year-old father of the boy, in the two previous years had also been turned down by the store for similar requests. On those occasions, he also asked for a swastika on the cake.
Campbell, of Holland Township, Pennsylvania, named his son Adolf Hitler Campbell, and the child was celebrating his third birthday earlier this month. His two other children, daughters, are named JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell and Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell.
Eventually they got the cake from Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, which has obliged the request.
Campbell said that he is not racist. "They're just names, you know," he said. "Yeah, the Nazis were bad people back then. But my kids are little. They're not going to grow up like that."
1. request v.i./v.t.
請求 (qing3 qiu2)
例: The singer requested a glass of champagne at breakfast.
2. decoration n.
裝飾 (zhuang1 shi4)
例: Everybody agreed that the Christmas decorations looked great.
3. occasion n.
活動 (huo2 dong4)，場合 (chang3 he2)
例: Terrence likes to tell jokes at family occasions.
4. racist n.
種族主義者 (zhong3 zu2 zhu3 yi4 zhe3)
例: Our school doesn't tolerate racists.