Lost in Translation?

On Radciffe &Maconi this afternoon on BBC 6Music they were talking about strange instructions and came up with a real gem – on a Phillips toaster it instructed that it was not to be used in the presence of birds.

One of their listeners needs to get out more – he phoned Phillips who confirmed that this referred to their HD2520 model toaster but could not clarify why birds were so dangerous, or perhaps they were upset at bread being toasted rather then fed to them, but if so, why this particular model?

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