These are not all original t o me but here goes ....
In the supermarket they sell bottles of liquid labelled "Still water". At what stage will it cease to still be water.
And talking of water, one brand says it has percolated and been filtered through rock for thousands oof years before being bottled. Good job they bottled it when they did as its best before date is only in a months time.
What does an occasional table become when it is not a table.
Who did the first person who bought a telephone want to ring?
Where did the first person who bought a car buy petrol from? Or who did the first filling station sell petrol to?
How many people died eating poisonous mushrooms and berries before they knew which ones were ok to eat?
There are many more, so what are other contributors favourites?
It annoys me far more that they use "your" instead of "you're"! Grrr.
Maybe drinking the coffee keeps them regular?
Perhaps after drinking it they have to "go" there every day?
Retreat from exposure to the vagaries of global markets, to focus on core business?
Cassandro said:Have they stopped putting use by dates on salt containers and vinegar bottles after someone pointed out that they're used for preserving things?
That might depend upon the material the bottle is made from.
To Mister Tom ...As you may know, this is for Legal Reasons. They also put "Contains Nuts" on bags of Nuts. Sometimes there will be a "Contains Fish" on packets of Fish. (My only moan would be that, upon signs pointing to London that they do not add: "Contains Pollution."...)
Apart from that - This is to TrainSpotter as well: Finally someone began a Thread like this! It should last long, but I upon this spot cannot recall such things, which I also often notice, for I notice them mostly while in "Street Mode" rather than at "home"...
Lastly, the T.V. Channel "Dave" lists a lot of things like this, which - of course right now - I cannot recall. (No WWW site about them, either.)...
E.G. - "Why do you never hear about any 'single whammies' ?"
Famously at the time of the Anglo-Irish agreement there was a big mural or graffito saying "Ulster Says NO".
Under that someone referring to advertising of that time had sprayed "But the Man from Del Monte Says YES."
Silly enough. Then someone added "And he's an Orange Man",
I bought some Wems!eydale cheese from a German owned budget supermarket. This only contained one listed ingredient which was ... wair for it .... Wensleydale cheese! I was glad about that and found it extremely helpful.
Supermarket meat (especially chicken) often has added water "for extra Succulence." Not only does it make a grotty, milky residue in the pan, but it means you get effectively less meat because it's sold by weight.
That couldn't possibly be the real reason for adding the water, could it? :-(
Martian Tom said:going forward
It may be for people who don't realise that the English language has tenses. I will be a better person going forward. I get the impression it's from accountancy, because spreadsheets don't have tenses.
Do your remember the Labour election slogan from 2005 when they lost about 100 MPs (seems more recent somehow)?
Forward not back.
The first word is a tautology with respect to any policy, but then it's compounded by the following two words. Seemed totally vacuous.
OrinocoFlo said:Supermarket meat (especially chicken) often has added water "for extra Succulence." Not only does it make a grotty, milky residue in the pan, but it means you get effectively less meat because it's sold by weight.
According to a Radio 4 Food Programme, that's exactly the reason for adding it, and also adding phosphates helps retain the water. I think the EU imposed some limits on the practice. (Not that I care much, as I don't eat meat.)
Yeah, I know why they do it. It still seems funny, though. I mean, the name is pretty self-explanatory: peanut butter. Like putting on a bottle of mineral water 'contains water'.