Friday, 15 May 2009

Hookah and Plastic

A friend of mine recently bought some tobacco-free "tobacco" for a hookah pipe. Eager to convince me that there was nothing unhealthy about it, she grabbed the box and read out the ingredients.

"Ugarsay"

"Anecay"

"Agassebay"

The stuff was produced in India, so I think someone had a little fun when they were asked to translate the ingredient list into English.

On the other end of the scale, I have a necklace that came with a tag which proclaimed (alongside pictures of choking people)

Caution: Necklace is not edible
Warning: Do not eat
THIS NECKLACE HAS NO NUTRITIONAL VALUE

Oh, yes... does anyone else read labels just for the fun of it?

"That's not gibberish. It's Klingon!" -nerdy kid, after Frasier publicly blesses his son in what is supposedly Hebrew

P.S. If you didn't learn Pig Latin as a kid, you were sorely deprived.

2 comments:

Yum-Yum said...

Some necklaces are very tasty. Mainly candy necklaces.

art said...

Maybe the warning label should have also said, "Not to be used as a weapon." or "Do not use as a tow-rope" or "Do not use in an electrical outlet".