Advertising - scraping the barrel...

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Married to Night Train
Location
Salford, 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...
 
I once noticed the contents of a bottle of bleach said 'Perseratives'!?
 

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


"Keep out of Children"
 

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.
 

alecstilleyedye

nothing in moderation
Moderator
rich p said:
I remember seeing a serving suggestion on a sachet of Saeco instant coffee with a picture of a coffee cup and added boiling water.
you should never boil coffee, it ruins the taste ;)
 
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