WARNING: DRINK THEN SWALLOW

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    May 27, 2009 3:55 PM GMT
    There's a country where they need to be told this??? ... icon_eek.gif

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  • Timbales

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    May 27, 2009 3:57 PM GMT
    I'm surprised it's not a US bottle.
  • HndsmKansan

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    May 27, 2009 3:57 PM GMT
    Somehow I expected some sort of sexual connotation.......

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    May 27, 2009 5:11 PM GMT
    Isn't it just a marketing gimmick as part of the 'MAX' / tough-guy branding?
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    May 27, 2009 5:20 PM GMT
    Are they worried that someone will swallow before drinking? icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 27, 2009 5:30 PM GMT
    Well what country is this from? That warning is the only English on the label, might be a translation error.
  • Bunjamon

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    May 27, 2009 5:33 PM GMT
    The bottle is in Norwegian, and it looks like it's for Pepsi (which is a US company). They're probably covering their asses because some idiot choked on it and sued them.
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    May 27, 2009 5:36 PM GMT
    Drinking and swallowing. Nifty neat concept!!!! I'm gonna try it right now with my water!

    Update: WOW!!! It worked!!!



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    May 27, 2009 5:49 PM GMT
    Runninchlt saidDrinking and swallowing. Nifty neat concept!!!! I'm gonna try it right now with my water!

    Update: WOW!!! It worked!!!



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    I know! I was taking a drink of water and just letting it dribble out of my mouth when I couldn't hold it anymore. No wonder I was thirsty!
  • NickoftheNort...

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    May 27, 2009 6:08 PM GMT
    As Bunjamon said, the label is in Norwegian. I wonder why the label itself is in Norwegian, but the warning is English (in Norwegian, it would have been: "Advarsel: Drikk så svelg").

    The odd thing is that Norwegians aren't especially litigious (in Norway, the losing party in a civil lawsuit pays the court costs for both parties), so I'd be surprised if it was the result of a successful lawsuit.
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    May 27, 2009 6:11 PM GMT
    Photoshop.
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    May 27, 2009 6:13 PM GMT
    xrichx saidPhotoshop.

    The best explanation yet.
  • Medic911

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    May 27, 2009 6:18 PM GMT
    I always thought "drinking" was the act of putting a liquid in the mouth AND swallowing.


    But by my definition, the label would read "
    WARNING, PUT THIS IN YOUR MOUTH AND SWALLOW IT. THEN SWALLOW."


    Now I'm all confused AND wet because I forgot to swallow.


    This is harder than it looks!


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    May 27, 2009 6:28 PM GMT
    Even if the label is real, I'm sure it's marketing gimmick and not another lost in translation thing.

    When I bought a new TV antenna, the instruction manual had some funny warnings..

    Do not attempt to install if drunk, pregnant or both.
    Do not eat antenna.
    Do not throw antenna at spouse.

    http://www.antennasdirect.com/DB4_HDTV_antenna.html

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    May 27, 2009 6:32 PM GMT
    I rarely drink, but I always
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  • TallGWMvballe...

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    May 27, 2009 6:34 PM GMT
    I am sure this is there to get attention (a marketing tool)
    AND it sure worked for this thread! icon_smile.gif
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    May 27, 2009 6:37 PM GMT
    But truly
    can one drink and not swallow?


    For I ask you, is not the act of drinking the aftermath of the swallow - for if one has not swallowed then one has not drunk but infact has only tasted.


    So this means that if I follow those instructions and drown I might soon be RICH! No? icon_wink.gif
  • Medic911

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    May 27, 2009 6:38 PM GMT
    wyrln saidI rarely drink, but I alwa

    (STFU! You can't say that here!)
    (I can say what I want when I want, bitch.)
    (You are so going to hell.)






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    May 27, 2009 7:55 PM GMT
    Could just be the cool factor. You see random english on things in Latin America as it´s prestigious

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    May 27, 2009 10:18 PM GMT
    Medic911 said
    I always thought "drinking" was the act of putting a liquid in the mouth AND swallowing.


    Yeah, pretty much what I thought.

    BodyWork4 said
    But truly
    can one drink and not swallow?

    For I ask you, is not the act of drinking the aftermath of the swallow - for if one has not swallowed then one has not drunk but in fact has only tasted.


    lol! Thanks for that. Needed it.
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    Dec 24, 2009 4:43 AM GMT
    Hey guys, just signed up to explain why its on the pepsi cans in norway.

    It was a marketing joke, and a norwegian guy (Hans Christian) called in to ask why...

    ( link in norwegian: http://10min.no/javel/warning-drink-then-swallow )

    ...the people sitting at the help line didnt even know what he was talking about until an older lady went out and actually bought one to examine it.

    It's not photoshopped and its not fake, its just a joke most likly on us americans haha. (half american myself)

    Anyway, merry christmas people. Hope this cleared it up icon_smile.gif

    -J