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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:27 PM
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The most perverse, cynical name for a product I have ever heard
That highly toxic stuff BP used a million+ gallons of to make the gulf oil spill look less awful on the ocean's
surface, but only made the whole stew more toxic, more dispersed and less visible to the naked eye from the surface?

Corexit. I doubt the name is a coincidence.

PR problems with an oil spill?

Corexit "corrects it."

Maybe the name has something to do with the stuff's chemical makeup, I don't know. But even if it
does, they could have named it something else. I think it was named by some smug paper pusher at
BP who thought they were being clever.

Corexit does NOT "correct it." It doesn't correct anything, apparently, if what it has done in the gulf
is any indication.

To conform with American Truth in Advertising laws, I hereby propose an immediate re-naming of their product: Fuxit.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:30 PM
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1. Hide-It is what it should be called
bastards
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:30 PM
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2. My dear DFW...
You nailed it. I thought the same thing when I saw it...

They are the dirtiest, scummiest people ever.

Recommended.

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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:31 PM
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3. k/r
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My Good Babushka Donating Member (966 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:37 PM
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4. It corrects things like Delbert Grady did.
Delbert Grady: Perhaps they need a good talking to, if you don't mind my saying so. Perhaps a bit more. My girls, sir, they didn't care for the Overlook at first. One of them actually stole a pack of matches, and tried to burn it down. But I "corrected" them sir. And when my wife tried to prevent me from doing my duty, I "corrected" her.
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amborin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:38 PM
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5. K&R
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SunnySong Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:41 PM
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6. I still have to give my vote to Feecreditreport.com
with a pspecial shout out to the Ayds diet plan for the worst marketing timing ever.
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:44 PM
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7. Tums spelled backwards is smut.



I remember George Carlin pointing that out about 40 years ago. :rofl:


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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:45 PM
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8. evian spelled backwards is naive
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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:48 PM
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10. Consent spelled backwards is Tnesnoc
But maybe this is getting too tangential.......
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:51 PM
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11. daed si luap
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Toucano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 07:47 PM
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9. Core Exit
It's what the BP execs are going to be running for.
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:10 PM
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12. It's that black X-Files alien brain/cortex oil
n/t
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:16 PM
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13. Asiphex
Pronounced "ass effects" for the silver?
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BanzaiBonnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 08:52 PM
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14. Oh gawd, you're right
Filthy bastards. Dirty, rotten, low down, filthy bastards. :mad: :grr:
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JoeyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 03:35 AM
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15. Well, to be fair to BP
"Son of a bitch! Pour this in the water and hurry before they can prove how much is coming out!" was probably already taken.
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 07:50 AM
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16. "corexit"
is going to become a synonym for "anything you want to hide by dirty and devious means."

Got a problem? Just Corexit.



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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 07:58 AM
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17. Apparently it should be called "Cilzit."
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Cal Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 08:06 AM
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18. Fukitol


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