Driving in this morning, I heard a number of Ontario's politicians on the CBC complaining about the new anti-global warming flick off campaign promoted by Environment Minister Laurel Broten. The campaign is targeted at teens and young adults, and it's just a bit too edgy to be appropriate, they say.
On the radio, the link between flick off and fuck off didn't jump out at me at all. When you look at the stylised logo, however, it becomes clear that the association is intentional.
The website also includes heading such as "ARE WE FLICKED" and "GO FLICK YOURSELF".
I can't say I find it offensive, but it does strike me as gratuitous and puerile.