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Where does the product come from? If it's an english speaking country - no excuse!!!
Their website says, "Multiple studies have shown a single serving of Celsius on average burns up to 100 calories or more by raising metabolism over a three hour period, generating increased energy and alertness." So maybe their marketing department just goofed when making that advertisement.
I think even or is a little suspect. Either way they're saying that it burns zero or more calories.
pale observer - The company is based in the US in the state of Florida.Lorelei - Thanks for checking the website. It is good to know that they used the better functioning conjunction on at least one occasion.Faldone - Good point. The phrase "up to" does semantically imply that the entire idea of calorie burning is not guaranteed.
I was going to guess that this product was from Canada...Eh!
poorly worded for certain although it can be interpreted as "burns up to 100 calories and also does other things"
Paul - Though it is a stretch, I agree. The "more" could be interpreted as "burns up to 100 calories and 'causes diarrhea'" (and who knows what else).
No excuse for the bad grammar...
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