Bad by Any Other Name

Hey Kids,

Long story short:

I’m reading the recall notices at Walmart.

A certain gun manufacturer has a recall on one of their models made within a time frame dating back into last year.

The reason for the recall lists a problem with the firing pin that may cause it to “unintentionally discharge while chambering. But the paragraph is concluded by the statement that they have the utmost confidence in their product.recall

The next section is “What to do”. It starts by printing in bold letters not to use the product. And that using it may “cause injury or death.”

I’m not exactly sure how the phrase “utmost confidence” fits between “unintentionally discharge” and “injury or death” but they worked it in there.

This is an example of the difference between what corporations say and what real people say.

A real person would say: “Oh hell no!”

 

A link to the post by Seth Godin (genius) who inspired my thinking when I read this recall: http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2015/11/the-simple-way-to-get-better-at-business-writing.html

 

NaNoWriMo: 17,009/50,000

Day 260

2 thoughts on “Bad by Any Other Name

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