Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Divided by a common language


From the country that brought us warnings on the side of coffee cups that the contents could be hot, one would think that calling toilet paper "Bath Tissue" could be a legal minefield.
Dear Sir,

Today I tried using your "bath tissue" as tissue in the bath and found that it turned into a huge lump of soggy, disintegrating, pulpy mess that blocked my drain. My attorney will soon be contacting you to discuss a settlement offer to cover the damage to my plumbing and the mental anguish caused by your poduct.

Yours etc.

3 comments:

Fabien said...

Nice!

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't that be tub tissue?

Based on the fact that toilets are called bathrooms regardless of whether they contain baths, and now toilet paper is called bath tissue - can we conclude that what we call a toilet really could be called a bath?

Toby - Northern Light Blog said...

"can we conclude that what we call a toilet really could be called a bath?"

:-) I wouldn't fancy taking a bath in that case...

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