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August 31, 2006 12:03 AM

Broken: Listerine label

Listerine_1Nathan Allen points out:

In big large letters this Listerine label says, "As Effective As Floss," but below in smaller print it says, "Floss Daily."

If Listerine is as effective as flossing then why would one still need to floss?


Note the asterisk. It's "As effective as floss against plaque and gingivitis between teeth". Therefore it's probably not as effective as floss for other mouth-related issues... :)

Posted by: Alden Bates at August 31, 2006 12:30 AM

No matter how much you swish arouund that Listerine I don't think it will get that broccoli out from between your teeth as well as floss could.

Posted by: James at August 31, 2006 12:35 AM

Isn't this the label that they had to go around and cover with stickers?

Posted by: zfxgnfgn at August 31, 2006 07:40 AM

Why do they need asterisks? The two lines are right next to each other.

Posted by: Fuzzy at August 31, 2006 12:30 PM

So much for "truth in advertising" Maybe you should pick up a bottle and call the 800 number and tell them what you think about their product. Definitely BROKEN

Posted by: tommy at August 31, 2006 03:55 PM

_@_v - given snail radula are too small to effectively floss, this product is actually better than flossing... for snails at least.

Posted by: she-snailie_@_v at September 1, 2006 03:49 AM

Notice the asterisk. Nothing that is followed by an azterisk is entirely true. *

* Not guarenteed to be true. :)

Posted by: EricJ2190 at September 1, 2006 09:59 AM

That shows that advertising cannot be trusted.

Posted by: wafflecannon at September 1, 2006 09:34 PM

not broken... it specifically says in what ways it is as effective as flossing.

It then even tells you that you should really be flossing anyway, presumably because they already know there are other things that it doesn't do that flossing is more effecive at.

They really didn't even need to put that in there in my mind, it was just a nice reminder that you should be flossing anyway.

Posted by: Memnon at September 5, 2006 11:00 PM

what happened to proof reading? before documet released there are number of people who would read it, what happened here?

Posted by: Gordonii at September 11, 2006 04:31 PM

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