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Advertising - scraping the barrel...

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Arch, 17 Jan 2008.

  1. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Just looking at the paper over lunch, and on the back page, saw an advert for a windproof unbrella (you know, they have vents that let the wind out if it gets under the brolly, instead of it blowing inside out.)

    Various 'features' were listed - windproof, single press button release, comes with a cover...

    And:

    "Designed to keep the rain out"

    Right.

    Has anyone ever seen an umbrella (not a parasol!) that was NOT designed to keep the rain out?

    Seems a bit like me putting "Capable of breathing" on my CV...
     
  2. Lord of the Teapot

    Lord of the Teapot New Member

    I once noticed the contents of a bottle of bleach said 'Perseratives'!?
     
  3. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    I remember seeing a serving suggestion on a sachet of Saeco instant coffee with a picture of a coffee cup and added boiling water.
     
  4. Canrider

    Canrider Guru

    You're supposed to put water in it?!?

    It's instant--doesn't that take ages to heat up??
     
  5. Kovu

    Kovu Über Member

    I once saw an iron that had on the side :"Do not use while clothes are on the body."
     
  6. Cunobelin

    Cunobelin Legendary Member

    Location:
    Gosport
    My favourite was a report in "New Scientist" which had a safety label on a kitchen knife.................


    "Keep out of Children"
     
  7. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    I have a love of bad translations, instructions being a favourite.

    www.engrish.com

    T x
     
  8. longers

    longers Veteran

    I'm still surprised that foodstuffs are not marketed as:-

    "FrostyFlakesTM - Contains No Dog Poo" or
    "Country Chunky BarsTM - No Bleach In This Snack"

    I used to really enjoy the Innovations Catalogue. Full of things you never knew you might never need and desperately advertised so as not to appear so.
     
  9. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    you should never boil coffee, it ruins the taste ;)