Monday, May 16, 2005

Things that make you blink

I run across things just about daily that make me sit back and go {{blink}}.

Like this comment, snipped from a review of a slow cooker:

“…It also does NOT have that non stick coating which is safe to use if you own a pet bird which was a very important feature for me…”


Whoa, first of all – what is she trying to say? That a nonstick coating is safe? Or that the non-nonstick coating is what she’s after? And is it the coating, or owning a pet bird that is the important feature?

So. Confused.

Eventually I figured out that what she meant was that the nonstick coating can kill birds due to the billowing of PTFE from said coating. So, it was non-nonstick that she was after.

So, reconstructing the comment: “It also does not have a nonstick coating, which makes it safer to use if you own a pet bird. This was a very important feature to me.”

Clear now? Good. I’m glad I could help out with that.

And I had to do so, because it called out my Evil Twin. Upon reading this, Evil Twin leaned over my shoulder and whispered in my ear: Of course you wouldn’t want a nonstick coating if you owned a bird – it would be easier for the damned thing to jump out of the pot if it didn’t stick to it!

Bad! Bad Evil Twin! Go back to your cave!! That’s a ten minute time out, Missy!!! And no, I do not want to hear your opinion on the finger-in-the-custard case. Thanks all the same. (Argh, what an ASSHAT! Clarence Stower, you jackass, what IS your major malfunction!?)

Now. Where was I? Oh yeah. New crockpot, Den of Chaos sized.

Wish me luck, I'm headed back out into the Internet...


Myownigloo said...

Hmmm. I think your Evil Twin moonlights.

Jo Anne
(like minded)

mapletree7 said...

I have another interpretation of said sentence.

"It does not have that *particular* non-stick coating which is safe". The speaker is distinguishing between some safe nonstick coating and the available, non safe nonstick coating.

wrnglrjan said...

Am I the only one that thinks if it quickly kills pet birds, that it just might not be so hot for the rest of us?

Great, something else to worry about. Thanks a bunch. :)


Moira said...

Laughing too hard to make a intelligable comment... god that was funny... I have seen your evil twin, she and I get along quite nicley. Lucky for me!!