phrases, sayings, idioms and expressions at

Phrases, Sayings and Idioms Home > Discussion Forum

Re: Warning phrase

Posted by Bob on June 12, 2005

In Reply to: Re: Warning phrase posted by David FG on June 12, 2005

: : : : : : What is the most often warning phrase in print?

: : : : : I'd guess "Close cover before striking." Why?

: : : :
: : : : 'Not to be taken internally'(?)

: : : : DFG

: : : Slippery when wet. (?)

: : © Copyright.

: Wet Paint (a little flexible with 'in print', but still.)

: DFG

I was originally going to go with "close cover before striking," but when I saw it taken, I had to go to Plan B. As long as we accept it as a (legal) warning, I think © copyright is right on the money. It's in every book, newspaper, magazine, pamphlet, brochure, catalog, package, label, tag, you name it, that has been published for the last century plus.