I do not think it means what you think it means...

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33 Responses to “I do not think it means what you think it means...”

  1. cycle23 says:

    .So… I can’t carry it around?

  2. vonbobo says:

    You could drink it, but you better not.

    • apenzott says:

       I have seen this in Mexico, especially at the airports.

      Translation:
      “If you are a native, you can drink this water safely.
      If you are a tourist, you will survive the ordeal but expect a rough ride.”

      OK to use to wash hands and face, but not to drink or even to brush your teeth.

  3. theophrastvs says:

    This “drinkable” water is not for drinking (?: by you! | today | for free | because it’s for bathing | because it’s too hot and our lawyers say so | by anyone who is literate)

    (1570s, from Old French potable (14c.), from Late Latin potabilis “drinkable,” from Latin potare “to drink”)

  4. Brainspore says:

    Stingy bastards.

  5. This water is safe to drink!

    But… we are going to make soup with it later. So, don’t drink it.

  6. Roose_Bolton says:

    Pot-able? So….good for bongs.

  7. blueelm says:

    Yes it’s good water. No you can’t have any.

  8. Bashtarle says:

    Contradictions, the one thing that without fail still makes me smile <3

  9. howaboutthisdangit says:

    “Just look at it, dammit!”

    Perhaps they meant to say “Potty water not for drinking,” although I feel sorry for anyone who needs to be told that.

  10. chgoliz says:

    The potable water is NOT for drinking; instead, we insist you purchase this non-potable option over here….

  11. Todd Maloy says:

    Everybody knows that potable water is water designed to be put in your bong to smoke pot with.

  12. Wreckrob8 says:

    The Mail says it cures and causes cancer.

  13. Destin says:

    It does sound kind of ominous, if you don’t know any better.

    “Stay away from that water, Jimmy, it might be potable!”

  14. TheOven says:

    I’m just glad it’s not inflammable.

  15. DewiMorgan says:

    Reminds me of a few years back, working in an electronics company. We were designing a controller for a water fountain type gizmo. My boss contacted a valve company to ask about water valves. Everything went fine and normal, until he asked if the valves were okay for potable water.
    I forget the exact response, but it went along the lines of:
    “Oh, my. Potable water. Well, that’s dangerous stuff. Not sure we sell anything for that. Would be expensive, if we do…”

    • Paul Renault says:

       There was an article on another blog where the person had received a credit card with the cardhold name as ‘John Doe 3′.  He called the CC company and explained that his name was ‘John Doe The Third’ – and that they should write that ’3′ on the CC using roman numerals.

      “We don’t have roman numerals on our keyboards….”, came the reply.

  16. jandrese says:

    My guess is that water is set aside for cooking or washing dishes or something where you technically need the water to be potable, but you don’t want people drinking your supply.  

  17. B E Pratt says:

    From the Department of Redundancy Department: I remember working in a kitchen once that dealt with LOTS of eggs finding a case of eggs that had printed on it (I am not making this up), “Eggs. Fragile. Handle like eggs.”

  18. Henry Pootel says:

    But is it pronounced “pot-able” (front-rhymes with pot) or “pote-able” (front-rhymes with coat)?

  19. plyx says:

    I think it’s supposed to be read in the voice of Borat; “Potable water for drinking…NOT!”.

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