April 11, 2005

Stupid redundant warning blather

Today I looked at the tiny print on an Aerocell super alkaline AA battery manufactured in the European Union and found that among other warnings it said (in English, French, and German): "Do not misuse."

You could put that on absolutely every product sold or manufactured anywhere, couldn't you?

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Posted by Geoffrey K. Pullum at April 11, 2005 07:12 PM