RE: Warning labels out of hand?

Subject: RE: Warning labels out of hand?
From: Viv Crawford <viv_crawford -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 5 Feb 2010 10:35:31 +0000


I recently bought a birthday card for a friend's son which shouted NOW YOU ARE 2 from the front. On the back was a 'Not for children under 3' warning...

> Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2010 14:58:49 -0800
> From: klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com
> Subject: Re: Warning labels out of hand?
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com; bobsc1 -at- earthlink -dot- net
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> Being both a technical writer and a sufferer of others' lack of parenting skill, I think it would be better to properly qualify the word "child." I think the phrase "well-mannered" should be inserted in front of "children."
>
>
> > On 2/4/2010 10:35 AM, Brian -dot- Henderson -at- mitchell1 -dot- com
> > wrote:
> > > Buried somewhere, in a box I haven't looked into in
> > twenty years, is a
> > > small scrap of paper that came with a set of cheap
> > giveaway steak
> > > knives, that said, "Caution: Do not leave knives in
> > children."
> > >
> > > Surprisingly good advice, I thought.
> > >
> > > -BrianH.
> > >
> > > -----Original Message----- From: Traci Pearson
> > >
> > > I found this example of 15 laughable warning
> > > labels this morning. Not only does it touch on
> > > the type of communication some of us do from time
> > > to time, but it makes me seriously wonder about
> > > the mental capacity and potential for personal
> > > responsibility of the human race:
> > >
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Re: Warning labels out of hand?: From: Robert Courtney
Re: Warning labels out of hand?: From: Keith Hood

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