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Mass Extinction Theory

July 17th, 2004 (10:39 pm)

Very few Victorians live among us today, and it seems that this is for a good reason. They have all died out because they were very stupid.

I have just opened a bottle of "Fentimans Victorian Lemonade", a fizzy drink which advises you to shake before pouring.


Posted by: Alice Dryden (huskyteer)
Posted at: July 19th, 2004 04:59 pm (UTC)

Didn't Orangina, which is a thoroughly modern drink, advise 'Shake the bottle, wake the drink'? 'Wake the drink' being a euphemism for 'send the drink cascading into the air and all up your arm', of course.

Posted by: Gavin Greig (ggreig)
Posted at: July 19th, 2004 05:40 pm (UTC)

I've had an independent report of this lunacy from a visitor to the UK, so I think you must be right.

Having found Fentimans web site in order to add the link, I had a wander around and found someone else commenting on the same thing. There was a reply from the company along the lines that they preferred "Up end before pouring", but a significant proportion of consumers didn't understand. Sigh.

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