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"Hot liquid will burn."

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ChristmasTrulyReigns Fri 12-Nov-10 10:38:01

Will it?

Will it?

Will it?


<<increasingly frustratated>>

Who knew a visit to the loo on Sebenhams could raise my temperature so much?


jybay Fri 12-Nov-10 10:46:26

This door is alarmed.

What about?

ElephantsAndMiasmas Fri 12-Nov-10 10:48:50

This product contains wheat gluten (bread).

Well - good.

ChristmasTrulyReigns Fri 12-Nov-10 10:48:57


ChristmasTrulyReigns Fri 12-Nov-10 10:50:04

Just noticed my typo in OP.

That's how irked I am.

GrimmaTheNome Fri 12-Nov-10 10:50:23

well it might if its flammable but as I assume this was in relation to a water tap, I can confidently state that hot water will not burn.

It might scald you.

ChristmasTrulyReigns Fri 12-Nov-10 10:52:57

Exfuckingactly Grimma.

Anniegetyourgun Fri 12-Nov-10 10:52:58

It's like a packet of peanuts saying "contains nuts", innit? A friendly warning, but factually incorrect.

PussinJimmyChoos Fri 12-Nov-10 10:53:33

On a jar of peanut butter

Warning - containts nuts


ChristmasTrulyReigns Fri 12-Nov-10 10:55:26

I think I'm going to go and buy a Sharpie and correct it.

This sort of stuff really pizzes me off.

It's not rocket science.

(And, yes, it's a really unnecessary sign, even if it was correct).

zukiecat Fri 12-Nov-10 10:56:18

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zukiecat Fri 12-Nov-10 10:58:20

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GrimmaTheNome Fri 12-Nov-10 11:00:23

I don't mind signs warning about very hot water, TBH, kids scald more easily than grownups. Though if they can go to the bother of putting up a sign why don't they lower the thermostats? - hate a choice of cold or unusably hot. I mean no-one puts a plug in a public basin and mixes do they?

jybay Fri 12-Nov-10 11:18:50

Grimma, I've got a feeling that - ahem - public conveniences have to have separate hot & cold taps by law. Don't ask me why - as you say, a mixer would be much better.

GrimmaTheNome Fri 12-Nov-10 11:24:36

No, I know they can't have mixers, but scalding hot water is of no use to anyone so if they know its too hot they should reduce its temp.

Also Not Rocket Science grin

nickelbangBANGbang Fri 12-Nov-10 11:28:10

yes, it will scald.

but it will feel like burning on your hand, which i think is what they're getting at.


why can't they just say "hot water is dangerous, please mix with cold before using"

nickelbangBANGbang Fri 12-Nov-10 11:29:43

yes, Grimma, it only needs to be 65degrees in the heater to kill germs.

it'll cool down quite a lot on the way out, so it should be fine.

thisisyesterday Fri 12-Nov-10 11:32:05

why can't it just say "caution: very hot water"

or something like that. OR "hot water can cause burns"... which it can. can't it?

ProfessorLaytonIsMyLoveSlave Fri 12-Nov-10 11:34:00

Hmm, would molten metal (other than mercury) burn rather than scald? Internet sources seem to differ on that one. But if you have molten lead coming out of the taps in Debenhams then probably grammar is <prepares to breach the Pedants' Corner code> the least of your problems...

umf Fri 12-Nov-10 11:35:23

Those "This door is alarmed ones" - my slightly nutty mother writes "whisper something reassuring as you go past" underneath, if there's space and she has the chance.

jybay Fri 12-Nov-10 11:40:32

umf - loving that, may nick the idea. smile

umf Fri 12-Nov-10 11:44:22

It's great, isn't it? But you need a Sharpie and to drill the spelling of "reassuring". I don't think I'd have the nerve. Still, turning into my mother in so many ways that my day will probably come.

nickelbangBANGbang Fri 12-Nov-10 11:44:41

all liquids scald.

so yes, molten metals count as liquid, so they will scald.

when they're very hot solid,they will burn.

DemonChild Fri 12-Nov-10 11:48:55

Tiredness kills - motorway signs.

No it doesn't. Crashing kills.

jybay Fri 12-Nov-10 11:48:58

All time favourite from Monkey World in Dorset - Adders please keep to the path.

Who knew snakes can read?

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