Irritable Liquid?

Found on the side of an AM-PM convenience store today:

Sign on door: Irritable Liquid

That’s one cranky glass of water.

Or maybe Odo?

My best guess is that they were trying to say something like “inflammable,” decided it wouldn’t fit, and misused a thesaurus.

2 thoughts on “Irritable Liquid?

  1. Craig

    More likely the liquid will irritate the eyes or skin. It’s a pretty common thing to find on an MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) for a lot of products, cleaning supplies especially.

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  2. Kelson Post author

    In that case, shouldn’t it be an irritating liquid? Calling the liquid irritable makes it sound like people are going to be irritating the liquid, not the other way around.

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