Advertisers often use humor to sell their wares but the funniest advertisements are the ones that were designed to be serious but turned out unexpectedly funny…
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Actual label instructions on consumer goods:
- On Sears hair dryer: Do not use while sleeping.
- On a bag of Fritos: You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside.
- On a bar of Dial soap: Directions: Use like regular soap.
- Some Swann frozen dinners: Serving suggestion: Defrost.
- On a hotel-provided shower cap in a box: Fits one head.
- On Tesco’s Tiramisu desert: Do not turn upside down. (Printed on the bottom of the box.)
- On Marks & Spencer Bread Pudding: Product will be hot after heating.
- On packaging for a Rowenta Iron: Do not iron clothes on body.
- On Boot’s Children’s Cough Medicine: Do not drive car or operate machinery.
- On Nytol (a sleep aid): Warning: may cause drowsiness.
- On a Korean kitchen knife: Warning. Keep out of children.
- On a string of Chinese-made Christmas lights: For indoor or outdoor use only.
- On a Japanese food processor: Not to be used for the other use.
- On Sainsbury’s Peanuts Warning: contains nuts.
- On an American Airlines packet of nuts: Instructions: open packet, eat nuts.
- On a Swedish chainsaw: Do not attempt to stop chain with your hands.
The following are real-world advertisements:
- Illiterate? Write today for free help.
- Auto Repair Service. Free pickup and delivery. Try us once, you’ll never go anywhere again.
- Our experienced Mom will care for your child. Fenced yard, meals and smacks included.
- Dog for sale: eats anything and is fond of children.
- Man wanted to work in dynamite factory. Must be willing to travel.
- Stock up and save. Limit: one.
- Semiannual After-Christmas sale.
- 3-year old teacher needed for preschool. Experience preferred.
- Mixing bowl set designed to please a cook with round bottom for efficient beating.
- Dinner special – Turkey $2.35; Chicken or Beef $2.25; Children $2.00.