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Old 02-11-2006, 07:35 AM   #1
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Warning Labels !!!!


Please pardon this old man for a moment. I came across something a few of you might get a kick out of:
http://rinkworks.com/said/warnings.shtml
 
Old 02-11-2006, 08:56 AM   #2
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Good labels - speaks volumes about the mentality of the people they are aimed at!
 
Old 02-11-2006, 02:10 PM   #3
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Seems to me, in this era of McDonalds hot-coffee lawsuits these warnings are not so much stupid as ways to cover you ass from litigation. I swear there are people who make a living by frivolous lawsuits.
 
Old 02-11-2006, 04:24 PM   #4
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I saw one one time, on the bottom of a bean container that said "Do not turn upside down", and this was on the bottom!
 
Old 02-12-2006, 10:46 AM   #5
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In the 1970's when I was a member of the Teamsters union I wore sweatshirts to work that read " NO " on the front and " Warning Defective Robot " on the back. This proved an effective way to shun nonsense.
 
Old 02-12-2006, 11:14 AM   #6
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I don't get it....
 
Old 02-12-2006, 11:53 AM   #7
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The only one I saw that was, actually, not so strange was the "No Stopping or Standing" at the bus stop, since that's a traffic message telling drivers to neither "stop" (leave their car) nor "stand" (halt their car, but remain in it) where the bus is expected to stop. A simple "No parking" would not exclude the "Standing."

Edit: One they missed -- "Warning: Contains peanuts" on a jar of peanut butter, and another "Warning: Contains soy" on a tofu (soy-bean curd) package.

Last edited by PTrenholme; 02-12-2006 at 11:57 AM.
 
Old 02-13-2006, 07:52 AM   #8
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And of course there's also the age old dilema of whether "Wet Paint" is a warning or an instruction.
 
Old 02-19-2006, 03:21 PM   #9
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" Warning - Defective Robot " means that pushing this human's buttons will not bring to you the results that you expected.
Instead of being a " yes " type of person; I was/am a " No " person. Therefor Prone to refuse all requests for yes answers.
 
Old 02-22-2006, 09:34 PM   #10
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My favorite was on a chainsaw label warning you not to attempt to stop the chain with your genitals.
 
Old 02-22-2006, 10:28 PM   #11
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Somehow this all reminds me of one of my pet projects which has not quite yet reached the implementation stage: Develop a comprehensive assessment of the societal implications of discovery of a cure for stupidity.

Not real sure when I'll be getting to this....

I'm now going to start a parallel thread on bizarre responses from tech support--some of which are know to be robotic.
 
Old 02-22-2006, 10:48 PM   #12
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"Do not dangle the mouse by its cable or throw the mouse at co-workers." -- From a manual for an SGI computer.

Darn.

"Do not use orally after using rectally." -- In the instructions for an electric thermometer.

Thats just plain gross. There should lawsuits AGAINST labels like these.
 
Old 02-26-2006, 01:05 AM   #13
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Have any of you heard of Cow-orkers or In-duh-viduals?
(I'm speaking mainly to cousinlucky.)
 
Old 02-26-2006, 02:01 AM   #14
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Don't ya just lose a little bit of your faith in humanity when you realize that people are indeed stupid enough to try some of that stuff?
 
Old 02-26-2006, 08:32 AM   #15
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No I haven't, Shotokan!! Please Do Not provide an explaination!!
 
  


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