Created By: PalindromeeDecember 13, 2012 Last Edited By: PalindromeeDecember 14, 2012
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Unfalsifiable Advertising Claim

When a commercial/show makes a blatantly obvious statement and you reverse it. Hilarity ensues.

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Ever hear a commercial where it says something like, "With REAL Peanut Butter!"? Unfalsifiable Advertising Claim applies to something like that. (As opposed to what? Fake peanut butter made of candle wax and food coloring?)

Compare Hilarious in Hindsight and Fridge Logic.
Community Feedback Replies: 7
  • December 13, 2012
    Koveras
  • December 13, 2012
    Palindromee
    Decent. I like "Unfalsifiable".
  • December 13, 2012
    Palindromee
    How do I put a link? Sorry, I'm new here.
  • December 13, 2012
    Desertopa
    Things like "Made with REAL peanut butter!" or "made with REAL chocolate!" aren't unfalsifiable. If you watch what goes into them, you can find out whether they have the ingredient or not. It's more of a Trivial Advertising Claim (Wow, I bet none of their competitors use real peanut butter in their snacks!)

    Unfalsifiable Advertising Claim would be more along the lines of products that allege to help align your chakras or improve your aura.
  • December 13, 2012
    reub2000
    Isn't this just Asbestos Free Cereal?

    Also, the title makes no sense. Claiming that your product does or does not contain an ingredient is falsifiable.
  • December 13, 2012
    Palindromee
    It's not Asbestos Free Cereal because the trope is in the context of reversing it. Like anyone seen that one commercial for the my little pony toy where it's all "We celebrate the pony wedding, 'cause love's in bloom"? In that, if you subvert that phrase, it makes less-then-no sense. (So, we're just gonna get some judge to legally join them and completely celebrate nothing?) I'll change the title, but to what I don't know.
  • December 14, 2012
    Arivne
    ^^ This appears to be Asbestos Free Cereal but with someone saying "As opposed to what?".

    You could just add a line mentioning that to the already-existing page.

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