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Subject: Wackiest product warnings - possible parody idea ?

Written By: Johnny_D on 01/06/05 at 9:43 am

Since I'm on parody-writing sabbatical, I thought somebody else might like to use this story as a source of ideas...

http://money.cnn.com/2005/01/06/news/funny/warning_labels/index.htm?cnn=yes


Subject: Re: Wackiest product warnings - possible parody idea ?

Written By: EmiLoca on 01/06/05 at 10:09 am

I love it!  My favorite by far is the notice on the bottom of a frozen dessert that says "Please do not turn upside-down."

What a great idea.  I might have to tackle this one.

Subject: Re: Wackiest product warnings - possible parody idea ?

Written By: jreuben on 01/06/05 at 12:05 pm


I love it!  My favorite by far is the notice on the bottom of a frozen dessert that says "Please do not turn upside-down."

What a great idea.  I might have to tackle this one.


Unless it's an upside-down cake.  But that goes without saying.

Subject: Re: Wackiest product warnings - possible parody idea ?

Written By: philbo on 01/06/05 at 2:48 pm

I always felt that the best warning was "Keep away from children"... of course, now that I have my own, I don't get that option ;)

Subject: Re: Wackiest product warnings - possible parody idea ?

Written By: AdamEcc on 01/08/05 at 3:48 pm

Dodgy warnings?  The best has got to be from a packet of peanuts: "Warning: product may contain nuts".  I would certainly hope it did.

Subject: Re: Wackiest product warnings - possible parody idea ?

Written By: Just_Brit on 01/08/05 at 4:58 pm

or LEGO's "Contains Small Parts" no really? ;D

Subject: Re: Wackiest product warnings - possible parody idea ?

Written By: philbo on 01/08/05 at 5:09 pm


Dodgy warnings? The best has got to be from a packet of peanuts: "Warning: product may contain nuts". I would certainly hope it did.

I've often wondered whether this is bluff or double-bluff: peanuts, as any fule no, aren't nuts (they're peas, or at least from that family).. so the "product may contain nuts" warning could  be the same as any other packing company that uses nut oil to lubricate its machinery... or maybe that they know about peanuts, but put the warning on anyway... or maybe they simply don't know WTF they're talking about when it comes to their own products.

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