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Technical writing. How not to do it.

As spotted on a packet of satay sauce powder:


It reads 'Dissolve coconut milk powder in 150ml water in a small pan, do not use hot or cold water'.

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Blogger JuliaM said... 4:53 pm

Perhaps you are supposed to use dessicated water..?  



Anonymous Frank said... 8:24 am

Perhaps the word at the tip of someone's tongue was "lukewarm".  



Blogger Croydonian said... 8:51 am

Julia - alas I was right out of it..

Frank - Maybe so. The French instructions referred to 'temperature ambient' or somesuch.  



Anonymous PudseyPindoctor said... 9:36 am

The fact that you're making it out of a packet shows your culinary skills are still just as lacking as ever. It's not very difficult to make from scratch! Tsk!  



Blogger Croydonian said... 1:27 pm

PP - OK, OK. I'm a *lot* handier in the kitchen than I used to be, honest.  



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