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June 20, 2007

Go To Work On An Egg


The advertising clearance centre, a government-backed watchdog, says that it blocked the campaign because eating an egg for breakfast every day was not a “varied diet”.

It is no longer legal to run a TV advert suggesting that you should have a boiled egg for your breakfast each day.

Can we start the slaughter please? Pretty please?

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Well, this will please the ferret fancier Garth Marenghi, and others of his ilk who think the public should buy what they're told. After all, free markets don't work because people go buck-wild and buy all kinds of crazy stuff. One time, I even saw someone buying Mateus Rose.

Posted by: Marcin Tustin | Jun 20, 2007 10:05:47 AM

They sell eggs in packs of TWELVE in my local supermarket. Even the LARGE ones! How irresponsible is that?

Posted by: Kit | Jun 20, 2007 10:49:42 AM

Yes, let's start the cull right now.

I'll have to work through the practicalities. Lucy Kellaway in FT came up with a cunning plan to sort out which people to make redundant, basically, if their job description is more than three words (or if those three words don't make it abundantly clear what they actually DO. FOR US), they get sacked.

Nurse, doctor, copper, they're safe.

Regional Outreach Development Co-ordinator, out with them.

Posted by: Mark Wadsworth | Jun 20, 2007 12:17:10 PM

"jobfinder for unemployed". Next?

The jargon is silly. Most of the jobs involved aren't. Similarly, some nurses are called things like "advanced practitioner", some firefighters are called things like "station officer", and so on.

Posted by: john b | Jun 20, 2007 1:40:51 PM

"..some nurses are called things like "advanced practitioner".."

Uh oh... ;)

Posted by: JuliaM | Jun 20, 2007 5:18:55 PM