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I don't get this.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by babytruck, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. babytruck

    babytruck [OP] Babytruck, babytruck...I've got a babytruck :)

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    So a friend and I were having this conversation. We were discussing names of things. For example:

    Grape Nuts cereal

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    You open the box and what do you see? You see cereal. No grapes, no nuts. Just dry little nuggets that remind me of what gets stuck in your throat that you cough up every once in a while. I mean, why did they name it this?

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    Meatless Meatballs

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    I mean, come on! Why name this a MEAT ball? There's no meat!! Okay granted they say it's meatless, but why do they call it a meatball? Why don't they call it a tofu ball? Or vegetarian ball? Why do they call it something that will repulse the targeted consumer? VEGETARIANS!!

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    Spinbrush

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    Okay I must admit I went and bought this thinking "Hey! This seems to be interesting! I think I'll try it!" Well let me tell YOU something. This mofo does not spin. Nope. It swivels. Goes back and forth. It twitches. But it does not spin. So I called the number on the back of the package and asked the lady why it's named that way when it doesn't spin. Her answer? "It doesn't spin? Gee, I don't know why they call it that." Alllllrightythen. Thankyouverymuch for your help.

    Pfft.

    What's with using names like this? Oh please don't say it's marketing, because to me, it all seems false. No grapes, no nuts, no meat, no spin.

    Shenanigans, I say. SHENANIGANS!!
     
  2. neonlazer

    neonlazer Mechanically Goofy

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  3. F75gunslinger

    F75gunslinger Ka like a wheel

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    Rich91710 Well-Known Member

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    Braille menus on the drive-up ATM?
     
  5. BulletToothTony

    BulletToothTony Gold Member

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    You can call me Susan if it makes you happy.
    I dont cough up dry nuggets of anything once in a while lol
     
  6. wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    Someones been hittin the booze early.
     
  7. babytruck

    babytruck [OP] Babytruck, babytruck...I've got a babytruck :)

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    Who are you talking about? Me? I don't drink. This came up because I carry these stupid Tofu balls in the warehouse.
     
  8. Cypherian

    Cypherian Well-Known Member

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    I have tried those things they should be called grape gravel I let them sit in the milk for half an hour and were still hard enough to be used as bb shot for a 12ga shot shell. And if they ever forced truth in advertising there would be alot of products either not on the shelves anymore or lol not selling to well.

    Cypher
     
  9. wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    Ah, my mistake..i appologize my dear.
     
  10. F75gunslinger

    F75gunslinger Ka like a wheel

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    Your warehouse is full of vegetarian balls ? :D
     
  11. babytruck

    babytruck [OP] Babytruck, babytruck...I've got a babytruck :)

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    I sell produce items. Tofu is considered MEATLESS so then it's considered produce.
     
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    So since candy is meatless is it produce?
     
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    F75gunslinger Ka like a wheel

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    I would think that tofu would be considered produce because it's made from soybeans...
     
  14. Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    :laugh:

    Nice rant BBT, and I agree... sometimes marketing people have some downright stupid tactics.
     
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    senor taco ROLLIN ON RUST

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    I used to get those when I was a kid. I called them stinky's.
     
  16. SpazzyB

    SpazzyB Master of the Prius...

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    Will never understand this. :confused:
     
  17. babytruck

    babytruck [OP] Babytruck, babytruck...I've got a babytruck :)

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    Of course not, silly. :rolleyes:

    And that's why we carry it. Gosh...as ironic as it is, I think of soylent green when I think of Tofu.
     
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    Mass production technique. Since they don't know where the ATM is going to be placed they're all made the same way. It's cheaper than the time/effort involved in tracking where it will be used.
     
  19. OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    I like Grape Nuts
     
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    Rich91710 Well-Known Member

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    But it's not mass-production.
    It's different.

    The keyboard and screen on the drive-through ATM are like |
    The keyboard and screen on the regular ATM are like \

    Totally different layout, positions of the card, cash, deposit, and receipt slots, keys, monitor, and keyboard. It's a completely different item.
     
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