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9th Jul '17 11:23:23 AM billybobfred
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** A common myth about UsefulNotes/KentuckyFriedChicken is that the chain's name [[http://www.snopes.com/horrors/food/kfc.asp was changed to KFC, because they're not legally allowed to include "Chicken" in the title.]] The rumors said that Yum! Foods, the umbrella company that owns KFC, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut, had genetically engineered "Creature 57", variously suspected to be a headless and eight-legged chicken or some sort of shmoo-like monstrosity whose flesh could be processed in different ways to create the various meat-ish substances that their various chains use. For the record, they actually changed it because of the negative consumer connotations that went along with the word "fried" (and the state of Kentucky opportunistically trademarking the name).

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** A common myth about UsefulNotes/KentuckyFriedChicken is that the chain's name [[http://www.snopes.com/horrors/food/kfc.asp was changed to KFC, because they're not legally allowed to include "Chicken" in the title.]] The rumors said that Yum! Foods, the umbrella company that owns KFC, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut, had genetically engineered "Creature 57", variously suspected to be a headless and eight-legged chicken or some sort of shmoo-like monstrosity whose flesh could be processed in different ways to create the various meat-ish substances that their various chains use. For the record, they actually changed it because of the negative consumer connotations that went along with the word "fried" (and "fried". ([[http://www.snopes.com/lost/kfc.asp The competing claim]] that it's ''really'' because the state of Kentucky opportunistically trademarking trademarked the name).name looks legit right up until you notice that it's filed under "[[FunWithAcronyms The Repository Of Lost Legends]]".)
17th Jun '17 1:26:40 AM Totema
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* Parodied in ''Series/TimAndEricAwesomeShowGreatJob'' with the phony lamb product, "H'amb". It's a ham loaf with the "essence of lamb" mixed in with it. It even comes with a lamb scent spray to drive the illusion further.
11th Jun '17 3:11:26 PM nombretomado
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* In the UK there are incredibly stringent guidelines as to what can legally be described as a Meat Sausage, so the cheaper variations (often sold en-mass by catering wholesalers) get around this by using various other phrases to describe the product. Bangers is one popular term used, as it's also a popular British slang term for actual sausages. A documentary by Creator/TheBBC a few years ago found that these products are mostly water and grain with very little meat in them (and often said meat is [[{{Squick}} not fit for human consumption).]] Basically [[YesMinister high fat emulsified offal tubes]].

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* In the UK there are incredibly stringent guidelines as to what can legally be described as a Meat Sausage, so the cheaper variations (often sold en-mass by catering wholesalers) get around this by using various other phrases to describe the product. Bangers is one popular term used, as it's also a popular British slang term for actual sausages. A documentary by Creator/TheBBC a few years ago found that these products are mostly water and grain with very little meat in them (and often said meat is [[{{Squick}} not fit for human consumption).]] Basically [[YesMinister [[Series/YesMinister high fat emulsified offal tubes]].
22nd May '17 1:53:29 PM Saber15
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** Zaxby's, a southern US fast food chain specializing in chicken, traditionally uses XtremeKoolLetterz in its menu items (i.e. salads are called Zalads). However, they specially ''avoid'' doing so with their chicken wings (and other chicken cuts), because "chicken wyngz" implies that they are ''not'' chicken wings.
25th Feb '17 9:42:24 AM Khathi
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* You can often find a product in grocery stores sold next to the ice cream, in containers indistinguishable from the ice cream containers, that is rather unnervingly not referred to as "ice cream" but as "frozen dairy dessert", mainly because it doesn't contain any cream -- or, for that matter, any milk fat at all. They achieve creaminess through synthetic additives.

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* You can often find a product in grocery stores sold next to the ice cream, in containers indistinguishable from the ice cream containers, that is rather unnervingly not referred to as "ice cream" but as "frozen dairy dessert", mainly because it doesn't contain any cream -- or, for that matter, any milk fat at all. They achieve creaminess through synthetic additives.with vegetable oil.
11th Jan '17 7:10:06 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/DorothyLSayers' LordPeterWimsey novel, ''Murder Must Advertise'' Lord Peter, who is working undercover at an ad agency as a copywriter explains the limitations and requirements of the English labeling laws in some detail to his sister and brother-in-law while visiting them.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' has CMOT Dibbler's genuine pig sausages. Not exactly pork, but definitely pig.

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* In Creator/DorothyLSayers' LordPeterWimsey Literature/LordPeterWimsey novel, ''Murder Must Advertise'' Lord Peter, who is working undercover at an ad agency as a copywriter explains the limitations and requirements of the English labeling laws in some detail to his sister and brother-in-law while visiting them.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' has ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
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CMOT Dibbler's genuine pig sausages. Not exactly pork, but definitely pig.
11th Nov '16 9:16:43 PM higgledypiggledy
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* "Vegetable oil" can mean any of the thousands of different oils of plant origin, but mostly soy, corn, or sunflower oil. More often than not, they're made from seeds, which are botanically fruit rather than vegetables. And another common ingredient, canola oil, doesn't even exist naturally.[[note]]"Canola" stands for '''CAN'''adian '''O'''il '''L'''ow '''A'''cid, now a genericized trademark, referring to a type of rapeseed oil that's often procured through genetic modification.[[/note]]

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* "Vegetable oil" can mean any of the thousands of different oils of plant origin, but mostly soy, corn, or sunflower oil. More often than not, they're made from seeds, which are botanically fruit rather than vegetables. And another common ingredient, canola oil, doesn't even exist naturally.[[note]]"Canola" stands for '''CAN'''adian '''O'''il '''L'''ow '''A'''cid, now a genericized trademark, referring to a type of rapeseed oil that's often procured through genetic modification.[[/note]] The fact that the natural source is called "rapeseed" had more than a little to do with the popularity of the term "canola."[[/note]]
11th Nov '16 9:14:00 PM higgledypiggledy
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** Not everywhere. In Quebec, "dietician" and "nutritionist" are legally equivalent; neither has to be a medical doctor, but both titles are restricted by law to members of the Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec, who must hold university degrees in their field.
9th Nov '16 7:46:01 PM Odacon_Spy
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-->'''Leela''': Oh, god. Fruit is spelt F-R-O-O-T. And it's got quotation marks round it!

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-->'''Leela''': Oh, god. Fruit is spelt F-R-O-O-T. And it's got quotation marks round ''quotation marks'' around it!
31st Oct '16 6:52:14 PM Monolaf317
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* In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations'', there's a scene where Phoenix tries a meal from the restaurant Tres Bien. Maya (temporarily working as a waitress) introduces the meal as some complicatedly-named dish involving lobster. When you discuss the ([[LethalChef horrible]]) meal with the owner and chief cook of the restaurant, and Maya mentions the complicated name, he tells her that there ''is'' no lobster in the dish. He reminds her that the menu clearly states that it's a dish ''inspired by'' [complicated lobster dish], and Phoenix remarks "but it may not contain any actual lobster."
* Apparently averted in the ''Videogame/{{Fallout}}'' world, where it's common to find "Apples" and "Salisbury Steak" that are still edible after 200 years. ''Fallout Tactics'' lampshades the improbability of accurate labels on pre-war foodstuffs (and at that point, it's a mere 120 years).
* Judging from a DummiedOut audio diary in ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'', real beef doesn't exist in Rapture. In ''VideoGame/BioShock2'', there are advertisements for "Beef•e" potted meat. Averted with "Calci-O" brand artificial milk, however; it at least claims to contain real calcium (which is probably true; seashells are made of calcium carbonate, a common food additive in RealLife) and bills itself openly as a "milk substitute".
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* One strip of ''Webcomic/OzyAndMillie'' [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade on this]] with the line "It's really amazing how many cereals have to misspell their alleged main ingredient to avoid a false advertising lawsuit." It mentions (fictional, of course) cereals "Aple Squares", "Froot-O's", and "Sinn-A-Munn Crispies." Not to mention the line "I had no idea there were so many words for sugar." (said while looking at the ingredients list)
* Eben explains this to Snooch in [[http://twolumps.net/d/20090218.html this]] ''Webcomic/TwoLumps'' page.
--> '''Eben:''' They should probably call it "fud", just to be safe.
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[[folder: Web Originals]]
* Website/AdTurds, among many other things to do with deconstructing dishonesty and sloppy standards in advertising, as well as the tendency of ad agencies to treat consumers like dolts, regularly vilifies examples of such weasel words in advertising.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations'', there's a scene where Phoenix tries a meal from the restaurant Tres Bien. Maya (temporarily working as a waitress) introduces the meal as some complicatedly-named dish involving lobster. When you discuss the ([[LethalChef horrible]]) meal with the owner and chief cook of the restaurant, and Maya mentions the complicated name, he tells her that there ''is'' no lobster in the dish. He reminds her that the menu clearly states that it's a dish ''inspired by'' [complicated lobster dish], and Phoenix remarks "but it may not contain any actual lobster."
* Apparently averted in the ''Videogame/{{Fallout}}'' world, where it's common to find "Apples" and "Salisbury Steak" that are still edible after 200 years. ''Fallout Tactics'' lampshades the improbability of accurate labels on pre-war foodstuffs (and at that point, it's a mere 120 years).
* Judging from a DummiedOut audio diary in ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'', real beef doesn't exist in Rapture. In ''VideoGame/BioShock2'', there are advertisements for "Beef•e" potted meat. Averted with "Calci-O" brand artificial milk, however; it at least claims to contain real calcium (which is probably true; seashells are made of calcium carbonate, a common food additive in RealLife) and bills itself openly as a "milk substitute".
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[[folder: Web Comics]]
* One strip of ''Webcomic/OzyAndMillie'' [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade on this]] with the line "It's really amazing how many cereals have to misspell their alleged main ingredient to avoid a false advertising lawsuit." It mentions (fictional, of course) cereals "Aple Squares", "Froot-O's", and "Sinn-A-Munn Crispies." Not to mention the line "I had no idea there were so many words for sugar." (said while looking at the ingredients list)
* Eben explains this to Snooch in [[http://twolumps.net/d/20090218.html this]] ''Webcomic/TwoLumps'' page.
--> '''Eben:''' They should probably call it "fud", just to be safe.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Web Originals]]
* Website/AdTurds, among many other things to do with deconstructing dishonesty and sloppy standards in advertising, as well as the tendency of ad agencies to treat consumers like dolts, regularly vilifies examples of such weasel words in advertising.
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