Monday, August 13, 2007

The good old days -3-

The new Cosmetics Products (Safety) Regulations implementing an EU directive will cause havoc to hundreds of small cosmetic companies. All labels must be reprinted replacing common terms such as witch-hazel and nettle extract with incomprehensible Latin names. Water must be called aqua and vitamin E is lecithin-retinyl acetate. (Sunday Telegraph 17/2/97) Those people with nut allergies will have to learn the Latin terms for nuts, such as arachnis for peanuts. Not to do so could be fatal. (Radio 5 Live 21/5/99)

safety photos
Safety photos and a few safety jokes - Original jokes are copyright

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