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Wallfish et al.

Postby Hairyloon » Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:01 pm

Where is the line drawn between giving something an exciting new name for marketing purposes, and misleading advertising?
Examples off the top of my head include wallfish (snails) and rock salmon (dogfish).
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Re: Wallfish et al.

Postby atticus » Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:31 pm

Or the Viking estate agent who named Greenland?
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Re: Wallfish et al.

Postby Hairyloon » Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:32 pm

I think that may have been before we had any kind of consumer protection regulations.
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Re: Wallfish et al.

Postby atticus » Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:35 pm

Sea monkeys?
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Re: Wallfish et al.

Postby Hairyloon » Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:44 pm

Would "sea monkey soup" be more appealing than "brine shrimp soup"?
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Re: Wallfish et al.

Postby diy » Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:50 am

atticus wrote:Or the Viking estate agent who named Greenland?

Having just come back from iceland I'd say he's probably got form.

generally at the risk of infringing the rules - sunseed oil wtf
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Re: Wallfish et al.

Postby Hairyloon » Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:13 pm

diy wrote:generally at the risk of infringing the rules - sunseed oil wtf

If that is not sunflower seed, then I feel somewhat misled.
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Re: Wallfish et al.

Postby diy » Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:09 pm

There is much debate on the web about what it is and where it comes from. I'm still in the dark as to if its a blend of different oils.
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Re: Wallfish et al.

Postby Hairyloon » Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:13 pm

Sunseed Oil Limited, a subsidiary of Globe Group of Companies, is a vegetable oil processing company located in Malawi, Lilongwe District. The Company process premium cooking oil brands from various oil seeds such as soy beans, sunflower and groundnuts. It was establish in 2002 and works with farmers from all over Malawi because they are the source of raw materials for the company.

https://www.growafrica.com/organization ... il-limited
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Re: Wallfish et al.

Postby atticus » Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:22 pm

I have never heard of sunseed oil wtf.
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