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February 2, 2005 12:15 AM

Broken: (For fun) Halsteel nail warning

NailwarningPeter Provost writes, "This photo is from the back of a box of Halsteel nails."

[Hint: Read the Supplemental Warning, which begins, "Do not shoot nails through any part of your body."]


It's nice to see a company with a bit of humor :)

Posted by: Jon at February 2, 2005 07:28 AM

That's funny. OXO (Good Grips not bullion cubes) used to have a really good Terms of Use for their website, but a recent perusal shows that they've taken it down.

Posted by: Carlos Gomez at February 2, 2005 07:58 AM

This can't be real, but I may point out that they could be sued for not telling us we shouldn't jump off the roof for fun.

Posted by: PlantPerson at February 2, 2005 09:07 AM

"... or sit to close to the TV. ..."

;-) "too", not "to" !

Posted by: Anonymous at February 2, 2005 09:54 AM

Why did the phrase "yeah, yeah, wahtever mom..." run through my head as I was reading those warnings?

Posted by: Cary at February 2, 2005 12:56 PM

thats gotta be a joke

not broken

Posted by: glatzer at February 2, 2005 01:37 PM

i see nothing wrong with humor in a warning.

Posted by: Dragon at February 2, 2005 02:27 PM

This isn't supposed to be broken, you might notice "(For fun)" alongside the title.

Posted by: Maurs at February 2, 2005 04:43 PM

Halsteel nails also have a very masculine and buffed-out "mascot" that is unlike any construction worker i have ever seen.

Posted by: joe plaugher at February 2, 2005 07:00 PM

Did anyone read about the guy who accidently shot himself with a nail gun? It went into the roof of his mouth and lodged in his brain. He didn't notice until a dentist appointment, when he complained about a "tooth ache". I think the story was in this week's Time. That's pretty intense.

Posted by: Ilan at February 2, 2005 07:24 PM

Good to see a company with a sense of humor. I would buy from that company.

Posted by: Michael West at February 2, 2005 09:33 PM

"This could... cause you to use language unbecoming of a professional." That's not broken, it's priceless. Would that more manufacturers would replace dry, convoluted, unreadable instructions with a bit of humour.

Posted by: silas at February 2, 2005 11:10 PM

no, it is correct in using "to" not too.

(dictionary definitions)

TO- used as a function word to indicate relative position

(or in this case, don't sit to close to the TV)


Posted by: chickenlittle at February 3, 2005 10:56 AM

Nope, the "to" should be "too".

"To - function work, relative position" >> This would mean something like, "I moved closer TO the TV".

"Too" does mean "also" - AND excessively (as in "too close, too much, too loud, too tall"

Check your dictionary again ;-) The online one I use has the second definition of "too" as:

2 a : to an excessive degree : EXCESSIVELY b : to such a degree as to be regrettable c : VERY

Posted by: Anonymous at February 3, 2005 02:29 PM

Errr... as clarification (since there are two "to"s) - obviously I meant that the FIRST "to" should be changed, as follows:

"... or sit TOO close to the TV. ..."

No gripes with the second ;-)

Posted by: anonymous at February 3, 2005 02:40 PM

no way...i didn't that i shouldn't hammer a nail into my body


that is so funny

just messin

Posted by: spotfan at February 3, 2005 10:30 PM

WOW!!! A product warning label not written in semi-Legalese!! That's amazing.

Posted by: Brian at February 23, 2005 09:26 PM

WOW! I don't believe it!!! Nails actually have one pointy end and one flat end!!!

What did they need that for???


Posted by: Vartan Christopher Simonian at February 27, 2005 03:00 PM

May be this warning if for retared people who are holding a nail gun.

My nail gun has a safety that it has to be pressed up against something HARD to fire

Posted by: unknown at March 25, 2005 02:35 PM

I never grasped the concept of blow-drying your hair in the bathtub; common sense says that it is useless to dry something before wetting it again. I mean, chances are that you are going to get your hair wet again!! ;)

And why do people call a driveway a driveway and a parkway a parkway? Why would you park in a driveway and drive on a parkway??? Oops... Im getting a tad off-topic.

Posted by: YoMomma at March 27, 2005 04:06 PM

That is awesome.

'Nuff said.

Posted by: dUc0N at April 17, 2005 05:07 PM

if you need a dictionary to figure out if you need to use "to" or "too," you need your head examined. maybe you have a nail in it.

Posted by: skittles at June 15, 2005 01:42 AM

it just doesn't quite make any sence.

Posted by: LampPost at June 13, 2006 09:24 AM

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