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You're all welcome to join my crusade...........
Started by: i-spy (14443)  Report abuse
to rid the world of upside down squeezy sauce bottles. Whoever invented them should be named and shamed.
In the meantime next time you're in the supermarket turn them the way they should be - top at top,bottom at the bottom.
Don't let me down.

Posted by: jo anne (32236)   Report abuse
Thanks, I-spy - I'll laugh now whenever I see them. Sorry, you're right, it is a very serious issue.

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse
Someone was on the tellyboxbox recently, explaining how that clever 'valve' device came about.

Or rather the work that went into getting it just right.

Posted by: i-spy (14443)  Report abuse
it's a little known fact jo anne that if left in the upside down position they do not squirt true - they could in fact miss your sausage barmcake and in my experience hit the dog.

Posted by: erontquay (inactive) Report abuse


Erm

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse
I'm sure there's a naughty joke somewhere about hitting it on the bottom.

Posted by: jo anne (32236)   Report abuse
Poor dog.

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse
The bottle, not the dog.

Posted by: i-spy (14443)  Report abuse
he doesn't even like sauce

Posted by: jo anne (32236)   Report abuse
Sorry, I know, Dostaf, my reply was to I-spy. I-spy's dog must have been quite shaken.

Posted by: i-spy (14443)  Report abuse
He was ruddy angry.

Posted by: jo anne (32236)   Report abuse
Dostaf once posted tomato ketchup can be useful for cleaning a dog's coat though, I-spy.

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse
Was just about to mention that, Jo Anne.

Posted by: jo anne (32236)   Report abuse
I've never tried it, but always remember your comment, Dostaf, and recently heard someone give similar advice.

Was it tomato sauce, I-spy? (Mind you, if your dog's aware of Dostaf's advice, it could add insult to injury.)

Posted by: i-spy (14443)  Report abuse
if dostaf is prepared to furnish his address I will take said dog there and give him the opportunity to squirt him with the sauce on the understanding that I cannot be held responsible for the consequences.

PS EQ - you've got the wrong squeezy.

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse
All sounds a bit iffy this.

How far away from sausage barmcake was dog at the time of incident?

And don't be messing about in Asda with ketchup. Folk could think there's been an incident involving blood.

Posted by: Mac (inactive) Report abuse
Unless you are a publicity seeking grotesque, in which case it's a photo opportunity.

Posted by: jo anne (32236)   Report abuse
I-spy - I'm going to suggest something, but must warn it will be tricky, involves considerable risk and may not have a tremendous success rate:

Could you try re-enacting the scene with you, your dog and a fresh sausage barmcake, but this time you aim the bottle at the dog?

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse
From 2002

Read another item earlier about how the valve is shaped like a flower bud to do the job.

Also, the 'technical' term for the sauce water which sits at the top is 'serum'.

The new fangled tops have an inbuilt feature to re mix 'serum' if the bottle has been stored topside up.

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse
Petals, not buds.

To that end, Brown, then 48, and his mold-maker, Tim Socier, who's deft at computer-assisted design, came up with a valve that's a little silicone dome with right-angled slits cut in its top. When the bottle's sides were pressed, the dome's slits opened like flower petals and released the contents. When the pressing stopped, the air sucked back into the dome caused it to retract and the slits to shut.

Ketchup spit - 'serum'

The top-down bottle doesn't leak, thanks to a variant of Brown's patented valve. It won't spew ketchup spit - which Heinz calls "serum" - thanks to an ingenious little grooved trap that runs around the cap. It collects serum and remixes it into dispensed ketchup as it comes out.

Flatulence down!

Even flatulence is down. As Wayne Cleary, Heinz's manager of packaging systems, put it: "The product is at the opening, if stored correctly. You're not waiting for the product to come down to the opening with the air and all."

From here


Nothing about the accuracy of the squirting aim, or dog incidents.

Posted by: jo anne (32236)   Report abuse
'The new fangled tops have an inbuilt feature to re mix 'serum' if the bottle has been stored topside up.'

So I-spy's crusade would cause a stir, but not the one he's hoping for.

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse
I think it's all very iffy, Jo Anne.

Possibly an insurance job.

I looked for a dog full of red pint, no avail.

But google sent me this

Posted by: mache (inactive) Report abuse
red pint

Posted by: jo anne (32236)   Report abuse
Is there a pint of ketchup in one of even the big bottles?

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse
It's all that talk of serum.

Blood on the mind.

Posted by: jo anne (32236)   Report abuse
Or Crusades.

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse


Wonder if barmcake was eaten by I-Spy, or offered to dog by way of recompense?

Posted by: jo anne (32236)   Report abuse
Isn't the sausage better for a dog?

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse
Never mind the dog, I've been meaning to look up catsup. I saw a mention as I looked for the nozzle.

Something to do with a classic writer, or poet.

Posted by: jo anne (32236)   Report abuse
Jonathan Swift - www.worldwidewords.org - who's alright in my book as he was an advocate of puns.

Edit: ''Punning is an art of harmonious jingling upon words which, passing in at the ears, excites a titillary motion in those parts; and this, being conveyed by the animal spirits into the muscles of the face, raises the cockles of the heart.'

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse


I think I first saw the term in a Tom & Jerry cartoon.

I may have mentioned this before.

Posted by: jo anne (32236)   Report abuse
Could punning have helped in your predicament, I-spy?

Had you said, ""Eat your cats up, there's a good dog!" would it have caused enough confusion to distract them from what really happened?

Posted by: i-spy (14443)  Report abuse
I do admit there may have been a little human error re the dog incident.
I was dive bombing the sausage barm when I missed the target.
But that should not put you good people off joining the crusade.
I'd also like to thank whoever beat me into Tesco where I found 2 upside down bottles standing the way God intended.
It was probably dostaf.

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse
I-spy, after my discovery about 'serum' or 'ketchup spit', I'm happy to leave well alone.

Posted by: jo anne (32236)   Report abuse
What about brown sauce though, Dostaf, and salad cream(?)?

I was dive bombing the sausage barm when I missed the target.

The truth will out, I-spy.

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse
One can only imagine the sound effects.

Tora Tora Tora

Posted by: jo anne (32236)   Report abuse
Tora literally means "tiger", but in this case was an acronym for totsugeki raigeki ("lightning attack").

I wonder if an incident involving a bottle of brown sauce (and not all that unlike I-spy's) is how the tiger first earned his stripes.

Posted by: dustaf (inactive) Report abuse
Case for the defence (See 8:40)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b007923t/Still_Game_Series_5_Smoke_on_the_Water/

Not linked, naughty words.

Available for five days only.

Posted by: i-spy (14443)  Report abuse
I've just stabbed a Bramwell's upside down tomato sauce. There was loads left in it but no amount of squeezing would get it out.
I even jumped on it and that didn't work.

Posted by: sonlyme (2382) Report abuse
I just take the top off and turn it upside down on the new bottle and let it drain out at it's own pace.It works.

Posted by: i-spy (14443)  Report abuse
I bet you've been on mastermind

Posted by: sonlyme (2382) Report abuse
would i be on here if i had.

Posted by: berylh (1788) Report abuse
I like the upside down containers - sorry!!

Posted by: i-spy (14443)  Report abuse
beryl - I'll still send you a Xmas card. I just won't put a stamp on it

Posted by: jo anne (32236)   Report abuse
I bet there's a stamp of the foot involved though, I-spy.

Posted by: berylh (1788) Report abuse
Ha! ha!

Posted by: i-spy (14443)  Report abuse
Nearly five years on now. Maybe I should just add it to the list of failed crusades.

Posted by: priscus (7726) Report abuse
No longer use tom ketchup, but I wish they did the Tartare Sauce in an upside-down 'Squeezy'!



Would be one less teaspoon to wash!

Posted by: i-spy (14443)  Report abuse
I hate those child proof containers .
I ended up stabbing a hole into the thing to get a washing sachet

Posted by: tonker (20205)   Report abuse
Big Frank!

 
 
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