* A 1988 ad campaign for Red Rock cider in the style of ''Series/PoliceSquad'', complete with none other than Creator/LeslieNielsen, ended with the slogan: "It's not red, and there's no rocks in it".
* Red Dog beer used the slogan "The logo is red, the beer is [[ShapedLikeItself regular-colored]]" because many people assumed it was a red ale. Hopefully, they did not also think there were dogs in it.
* Many commercials for Apple Jacks cereal mention that "they don't taste like apples" (they are somewhat apple-''colored'', but even that is a stretch). This actually became a major selling point for a while, with the premise being that Apple Jacks had that certain ''[[GratuitousFrench je ne sais quoi]]'' that people just like, even though they don't know why. Of course, "applejack" is more traditionally a strong alcoholic beverage distilled from apple juice (similar to French ''calvados''), which ironically very few Americans would ever consider marketing to children (the target audience for the cereal).
* A series of commercials for Rold Gold pretzels mentioned that "they aren't rolled... they aren't gold."
* Comedy and acrobatic troupe The Flying Karamazov Brothers are, as of April 2011, being advertised in London under the slogan: "They're not Russian, they don't fly and they're not brothers."
* Malibu Rum. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malibu_Rum According to the other wiki]], it was originally made in Curacao, then in Barbados, and is currently made in Canada. It was never made in California and the ad campaign doesn't even pretend it was.
* There are three brands of beer called "Bavaria" - one Dutch, one Colombian, and one Brazilian. There's also a brand of fire extinguishers called Bavaria; it's Egyptian (although originally German).
* GM's Pontiac brand, esp. in the John [=DeLorean=] era, had a knack for using names from motorsports on cars (with the notable exception of the Trans Am) or trim levels that had no connection to their namesakes (e.g., [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/24_Hours_of_Le_Mans LeMans]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Prix_motor_racing Grand Prix]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMSA_GT_Championship#The_GTP_Era GTP]], etc.), and in fact, generally on cars that were not intended for any major racing series (or usually, not for any racing at all after the early 70s). Most [[BlatantLies blatant]] was naming the Pontiac GTO after the Ferrari, which stood for Gran Turismo Omologato, meaning "Grand Touring Homologated", despite the fact that Pontiac had [[http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2003-05-11/travel/0305110361_1_pontiac-gto-enzo-ferrari-ferrari-north-america by that point]] ''dropped out of factory-supported racing altogether'' and would never homologize a car for Grand Touring Car racing.
** In fact, its namesake, Ferrari's 250 GTO, itself shouldn't have been homologated, and only avoided being another example of this trope by tricking the FIA by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrari_250_GTO#Racing moving production cars so they would be counted multiple times and skipping chassis numbers]].
* Payless's BOGO (which stands for Buy one, get one) is not a true BOGO, because you do not get free shoes. Instead you just pay half price for the next pair. It should be called BOGOHO (Buy one, get one half off)
* The "Corinthian leather" advertised in Chrysler cars from the 1970s was made in Newark, New Jersey, not Corinth.
* Many retail stores advertise a "Grand Opening Sale" several weeks after they have actually opened. This can happen for one of two reasons:
** Stores will have a "soft open" first to work out the kinks. This is just opening the door with no fanfare.
** They change the name of the store (as is common with flooring and furniture outlets) just so they can have a Grand Opening to have a sale for. In this case, it might not be a sale at all; everything is at the regular price since it's never ''not'' "on sale".
* Commercials for the Manwich, presumably named for their original target audience, have an ImprobablyFemaleCast, with women talking about it and women eating it and few to no men in sight.