"at your own risk"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Wed Jan 26 17:48:16 UTC 2005

Obviously I thought of that, Erik. If so, it's the most candid security product in the world.

Good, too.


Erik Hoover <grinchy at GRINCHY.COM> wrote:
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Subject: Re: "at your own risk"

> The title of the dialogue box in SpyBot says "SpyBot Seach and
> Destroy - Use at your own risk!"
> Is this a pseudo-clever pun of some sort? Does it mean - or is it
> supposed to suggest - "Use AGAINST your potential RISKS?" Or is it a
> message from Windows warning me to use Bill Gates's products only?
> What's with this?

My guess is that SpyBot is emphatically declining to take
responsibility if something goes wrong.


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