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Rumors about markings on the Marlboro cigarette packet indicating Ku Klux Klan ownership have been in circulation at least since the mid 1980s By 1989 these rumors had become so widespread that they were well know even in France and England Which marking indicating Ku Klux Klan ownership vary depending upon whom you heard the rumor from Marking 1 The red chevroning on the white background has often been cited as the two jutting arms of the capital letter K when the pack is tipped on its side Given that the chevroning appears on three surfaces of the packet front bottom and back and one could read three ks resulting in KKK the abreviated name for the Ku Klux Klan Marking 2 The two horses on the Marlboro crest also come in for commentWhen viewed upside down the positioning of their forelegs could b taken for a hand gesture known in the United States as the V for Victory or Peace Symbol Depending on which generation one hails from This Victory symbol is read by those looking for klan involvment as a symbol of klan triumph Marking 3 Some who look between the horses legs see two hooded klansmen carying the motto banner Marking 4 The Veni Vedi Vici motto emblazoned on the banner is believed by some to be the motto of the Ku Klux Klan Evidently they havnt heard of Julius Ceaser Marking 5 The final five letters of Marlboro are lboro Reverse them to get orobl believed to b read as horrible Turning Marlboro upside-down and reading the first three letters backwards results in jew All together this decoding results in horrible jew Marking 6 Tearing open the pack in a certain way was rumoured to reveal the head of a hooded klansman with two spots on black one gold on the package serving as the klansmans eyes The
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