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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".
[[/folder]]

[[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.
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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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24th Oct '16 2:20:29 AM Gimere
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[[caption-width-right:193:D-Lite Crème? Are any of those actual words?]]

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[[caption-width-right:193:D-Lite Crème? Are any of those actual English words?]]



Compare BlandNameProduct, when your Froot 'n' Nutz Choco-bar is made by "Cadberry's."

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Compare BlandNameProduct, when your Froot 'n' Nutz Froot'n'Nutz Choco-bar is made by "Cadberry's."
16th Oct '16 1:56:22 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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** "Natural flavor" rarely specifies ''which'' flavors''. For instance, there's often no citrus juice in a citrus-flavored food because citrus oil, which comes from the rind rather than the flesh, is a more effective flavoring agent. This is how 7-Up can simultaneously tout itself as using only natural flavors and at the same time containing no juice.

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** "Natural flavor" rarely specifies ''which'' flavors''.flavors. For instance, there's often no citrus juice in a citrus-flavored food because citrus oil, which comes from the rind rather than the flesh, is a more effective flavoring agent. This is how 7-Up can simultaneously tout itself as using only natural flavors and at the same time containing no juice.
5th Aug '16 5:15:40 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* The curious candy eater might notice that Tic-Tacs aren't advertised as "sugar-free", but as having "0 grams" of sugar. As manufacturer Ferrero [openly admit](http://www.tictacusa.com/en/faqs), FDA regulations allow them to use the number "0" if the amount of sugar per each serving (that being one mint) is less than 0.5 grams.

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* The curious candy eater might notice that Tic-Tacs aren't advertised as "sugar-free", but as having "0 grams" of sugar. As manufacturer Ferrero [openly admit](http://www.[[http://www.tictacusa.com/en/faqs), com/en/faqs openly admit]], FDA regulations allow them to use the number "0" if the amount of sugar per each serving (that being one mint) is less than 0.5 grams.
28th Jul '16 8:04:56 AM AgProv
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* Website/AdTurds, among many other things to do with deconstructing weasel words in advertising, regularly vilifies examples of such weasel words in advertising.

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* Website/AdTurds, among many other things to do with deconstructing weasel words 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.
28th Jul '16 8:03:56 AM AgProv
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[[folder: Web Originals]]
* Website/AdTurds, among many other things to do with deconstructing weasel words in advertising, regularly vilifies examples of such weasel words in advertising.
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