I was reminded of the classic Saturday Night Live fake TV advertisement Happy Fun Ball by the "use and care" instructions that accompanied a set of 6 small glass prep bowls that we got for Christmas. Beyond the fact that Duralex appears 25 times in the instructions, some of the more bizarre statements from the 5-page instruction manual include:
"Duralex...is made of tempered glass. This is actually not the same as ordinary glass." Hence the word "tempered."
"Duralex, even though particularly resistant by its inherent qualities, is still glass." Wait a minute...you just said...
"...if subjected to severe impact, can break either immediately or later, without apparent cause." Fun for amateur mentalists wanting to impress their friends.
"The breaking of the glass may be accompanied by a loud noise. It will break in small fragments, contrary to ordinary glass." I'm still confused...is this glass or not?
"Use only plastic or nylon sponges." What about sponge sponges?
Methinks the manufacturer may be taking his glass bowls a bit too seriously.