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« Reply #25 on: 23/01/2009 18:10:24 »
Bags of nuts that say "May contain nuts"

Bags of crisps that say 'may not contain much at all'.
 

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« Reply #26 on: 23/01/2009 18:55:34 »
Bags of nuts that say "May contain nuts"

Bags of crisps that say 'may not contain much at all'.

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« Reply #27 on: 23/01/2009 19:06:06 »
Swamp breath! Are we trading insults then?
 

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« Reply #28 on: 23/01/2009 19:45:00 »
Bags of nuts that say "May contain nuts"

I had a herbal sleep remedy once that said on the box 'May cause drowsiness'.
 

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« Reply #29 on: 24/01/2009 17:08:43 »
The warning labels are a category by itself. Very amusing. Thanks lawyers and sue-crazy people everywhere! Make sure to remove your clothing before you attempt to iron it.

It is quite annoying to know that people fall for words so easily. It is too bad that we have to regulate the use of words so much. In some places the word "organic" (as in: grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers or pesticides) is regulated and you may not use it on your product unless it is proven that you actually farm this way. You can still call anything "natural" or "green" or even "sustainable". And it means little about whether the certified organic item is healthy for you, whether the animal had a good life, or whether the product is sustainable. Organic food shipped half around the globe makes no sense.

It is more important than ever to be an informed consumer. Luckily I live in a place and am in a position where I have choices. Most people are not this lucky.
 

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« Reply #30 on: 24/01/2009 22:21:45 »
On a roll on deodorant "Open lid and push up bottom"

I guess we need regulation of some sort otherwise we would have people saying alsorts that isn't true. The best thing is to be informed. There are two publications that help with this. I don't know if they have an American equivalent. Ethical Consumer and The New Internationalist.
 

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« Reply #31 on: 25/01/2009 12:47:17 »
On a roll on deodorant "Open lid and push up bottom"


Do you remember the "Not The 9 o'clock News" sketch about the Swedish customer in a chemist shop?

Customer: I would like to buy a de-odorant.
Shpe assistant: Ball or aerosol?
Customer: No, it's for my armpit.
 

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« Reply #32 on: 25/01/2009 15:40:37 »
Customer: I would like to buy a de-odorant.
Shpe assistant: Ball or aerosol?
Customer: No, it's for my armpit.
That was VERY funny.

In Germany you can buy tubes of toothpaste designed to stand on their caps that say: "Tube auf den Kopf stellen", which is quite funny if you understand German and follow those instructions literally.
 

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« Reply #33 on: 25/01/2009 16:32:23 »
I know what "Nicht auf den Sitze stellen" means so I reckon the instructions on the toothpaste are telling you to stand it on your head.
 

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« Reply #34 on: 27/01/2009 13:35:34 »
Correct, smart beaver!
 

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« Reply #35 on: 27/01/2009 14:37:56 »
..to stand it on your head.

on "the" head...if you want to place it on "your" head, feel free to


...oh and please, could you take a picture of it then ;-)
 

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« Reply #36 on: 27/01/2009 23:05:42 »
Correct, smart beaver!

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« Reply #37 on: 28/01/2009 20:00:46 »
The same joke works in English and I guess lots of other languages. The classic version is a notice in the kitchen of a church hall sayine "Will the ladies who do the washing up please rinse the teapots and stand upside-down in the sink".
I have also seen a method for a chemical analysis that said "Add the (whatever it was) to the flask and stand in a dark cupboard for 30 mins". I was tempted.

Anyway none of that has a lot to do with the topic; but my amusement at things being described as "Chemical free" does.

 

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« Reply #38 on: 28/01/2009 20:17:16 »
Anyway none of that has a lot to do with the topic;

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