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Started by: i-spy (14716) 

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.

Started: 22nd Sep 2013 at 21:41

Posted by: jo anne (32725) 

Thanks, I-spy - I'll laugh now whenever I see them. Sorry, you're right, it is a very serious issue.

Replied: 22nd Sep 2013 at 21:44

Posted by: dustaf (inactive)

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.

Replied: 22nd Sep 2013 at 21:46

Posted by: i-spy (14716) 

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.

Replied: 22nd Sep 2013 at 21:48

Posted by: erontquay (inactive)



Erm

Replied: 22nd Sep 2013 at 21:51

Posted by: dustaf (inactive)

I'm sure there's a naughty joke somewhere about hitting it on the bottom.

Replied: 22nd Sep 2013 at 21:51

Posted by: jo anne (32725) 

Poor dog.

Replied: 22nd Sep 2013 at 21:51

Posted by: dustaf (inactive)

The bottle, not the dog.

Replied: 22nd Sep 2013 at 21:52

Posted by: i-spy (14716) 

he doesn't even like sauce

Replied: 22nd Sep 2013 at 21:54

Posted by: jo anne (32725) 

Sorry, I know, Dostaf, my reply was to I-spy. I-spy's dog must have been quite shaken.

Replied: 22nd Sep 2013 at 21:55

Posted by: i-spy (14716) 

He was ruddy angry.

Replied: 22nd Sep 2013 at 21:58

Posted by: jo anne (32725) 

Dostaf once posted tomato ketchup can be useful for cleaning a dog's coat though, I-spy.

Replied: 22nd Sep 2013 at 21:58

Posted by: dustaf (inactive)

Was just about to mention that, Jo Anne.

Replied: 22nd Sep 2013 at 22:00

Posted by: jo anne (32725) 

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.)

Replied: 22nd Sep 2013 at 22:06

Posted by: i-spy (14716) 

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.

Replied: 22nd Sep 2013 at 22:12

Posted by: dustaf (inactive)

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.

Replied: 23rd Sep 2013 at 01:50

Posted by: Mac (inactive)

Unless you are a publicity seeking grotesque, in which case it's a photo opportunity.

Replied: 23rd Sep 2013 at 08:05

Posted by: jo anne (32725) 

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?

Replied: 23rd Sep 2013 at 08:40

Posted by: dustaf (inactive)

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.

Replied: 23rd Sep 2013 at 14:15

Posted by: dustaf (inactive)

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.

Replied: 23rd Sep 2013 at 14:24

Posted by: jo anne (32725) 

'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.

Replied: 23rd Sep 2013 at 14:31

Posted by: dustaf (inactive)

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

Replied: 23rd Sep 2013 at 14:40

Posted by: mache (inactive)

red pint

Replied: 23rd Sep 2013 at 14:41

Posted by: jo anne (32725) 

Is there a pint of ketchup in one of even the big bottles?

Replied: 23rd Sep 2013 at 14:45

Posted by: dustaf (inactive)

It's all that talk of serum.

Blood on the mind.

Replied: 23rd Sep 2013 at 14:48

Posted by: jo anne (32725) 

Or Crusades.

Replied: 23rd Sep 2013 at 14:50

Posted by: dustaf (inactive)



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

Replied: 23rd Sep 2013 at 14:52

Posted by: jo anne (32725) 

Isn't the sausage better for a dog?

Replied: 23rd Sep 2013 at 14:54

Posted by: dustaf (inactive)

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.

Replied: 23rd Sep 2013 at 14:58

Posted by: jo anne (32725) 

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.'

Replied: 23rd Sep 2013 at 15:07
Last edited by jo anne: 23rd Sep 2013 at 15:09:45

Posted by: dustaf (inactive)



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

I may have mentioned this before.

Replied: 23rd Sep 2013 at 15:14

Posted by: jo anne (32725) 

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?

Replied: 23rd Sep 2013 at 16:09

Posted by: i-spy (14716) 

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.

Replied: 23rd Sep 2013 at 18:58

Posted by: dustaf (inactive)

I-spy, after my discovery about 'serum' or 'ketchup spit', I'm happy to leave well alone.

Replied: 23rd Sep 2013 at 19:30

Posted by: jo anne (32725) 

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.

Replied: 23rd Sep 2013 at 19:45

Posted by: dustaf (inactive)

One can only imagine the sound effects.

Tora Tora Tora

Replied: 23rd Sep 2013 at 19:48

Posted by: jo anne (32725) 

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.

Replied: 24th Sep 2013 at 09:28
Last edited by jo anne: 24th Sep 2013 at 09:29:36

Posted by: dustaf (inactive)

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.

Replied: 25th Sep 2013 at 22:05

Posted by: i-spy (14716) 

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.

Replied: 25th Jun 2014 at 18:58

Posted by: sonlyme (2599)

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.

Replied: 25th Jun 2014 at 19:30

Posted by: i-spy (14716) 

I bet you've been on mastermind

Replied: 25th Jun 2014 at 19:35

Posted by: sonlyme (2599)

would i be on here if i had.

Replied: 25th Jun 2014 at 19:49

Posted by: berylh (1922)

I like the upside down containers - sorry!!

Replied: 26th Jun 2014 at 17:43

Posted by: i-spy (14716) 

beryl - I'll still send you a Xmas card. I just won't put a stamp on it

Replied: 26th Jun 2014 at 21:53

Posted by: jo anne (32725) 

I bet there's a stamp of the foot involved though, I-spy.

Replied: 26th Jun 2014 at 22:07

Posted by: berylh (1922)

Ha! ha!

Replied: 27th Jun 2014 at 09:36

Posted by: i-spy (14716) 

Nearly five years on now. Maybe I should just add it to the list of failed crusades.

Replied: 5th May 2019 at 17:26

Posted by: priscus (8272)

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!

Replied: 5th May 2019 at 17:38

Posted by: i-spy (14716) 

I hate those child proof containers .
I ended up stabbing a hole into the thing to get a washing sachet

Replied: 5th May 2019 at 18:04

Posted by: tonker (21577) 

Replied: 6th May 2019 at 21:05

 

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