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Sep 10, 2009, 01:15 PM
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OT-Ya gotta luv 'em.


My wife just got a new Acer mini laptop.
Second instruction-"Ensure the battery is probably installed....."
The customer support manager is listed as, I kid thee not, EASY LAI. I wonder if she does house calls?
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Sep 10, 2009, 01:28 PM
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Hmmm---, don't need it at the moment, but what is that e-mail address---?

Hey, you never know---.
Sep 10, 2009, 01:31 PM
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In a translation in Romanian of the same manual, they say that "the product is covered by an international warranty and online support, as long as it works"... once faulty, you're
Sep 10, 2009, 01:37 PM
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Well Cornel, so much for my high hopes of help from beyond---.

Can't read Romanian anyway, or Czech for that matter---.

Nor too many people can---.
Sep 10, 2009, 01:52 PM
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I may find out because the damn thing won't boot up. Hey EASY hon, got a few minutes?
Sep 10, 2009, 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by CornelP
In a translation in Romanian of the same manual, they say that "the product is covered by an international warranty and online support, as long as it works"... once faulty, you're
Cornel, I always get a kick out of ads that say "Lifetime Guarantee." It's life is over when it breaks and so is the guarantee.
Sep 10, 2009, 01:56 PM
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Trust me, with the new generation of young translators, you don't want to. I buy Top Gear in the UK or airports for an enjoyable read... but the local version is the funniest ever... car magazine probably translated by a young 1st year literature student whose room mate happens to have a boyfriend whose father is a car mechanic... HUGE technical expertise...
But you know the classical one: first ever advert in English for Electrolux - Nothing sucks like an Electrolux...
Sep 10, 2009, 02:22 PM
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I've always wanted Fluke Electronics to use:

"If it works, it's a FLUKE!"
Sep 10, 2009, 02:31 PM
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How about the light string package that had this...

Warning!
For indoor or outdoor use ONLY!

I guess the only place you can't hang them is in the doorway.

Dave
Sep 10, 2009, 02:33 PM
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"Lifetime Guarantee"---. Yours, or theirs---?

I've had that expression explained as "you're fed"
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Sep 10, 2009, 02:39 PM
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I hate to say that, but some of the funniest warnings are still from the US. Probably the fear of lawsuits...
Hearing aid battery:
"Do not puncture.... usual stuff...
Do not swallow (USA ONLY)"

I am NOT kidding... if my mother still has the pack, I'll post a pic...
Sep 10, 2009, 02:55 PM
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there was a used car dealer in phoenix who had this on their sign, 'Miracle motors if its a good car its a miracle'
Sep 10, 2009, 03:05 PM
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What about the statement on a plastic propeller sold in California. Something to the effect of " may cause cancer". Me, I'd be worried about the possibility of a life threatening jugular injury.

Marten
Sep 10, 2009, 03:09 PM
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Of course the infamous "do not remove this mattress tug under penalty of something dire."
Sep 10, 2009, 03:47 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Marten
What about the statement on a plastic propeller sold in California. Something to the effect of " may cause cancer".
You ought to see the warning on packs of BULLET's here in California...

"Caution, Contains lead and may cause Cancer or reproductive harm"...

No

They can also kill.... so I've been told..


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