Aaron Chapman (arono) wrote,
Aaron Chapman
arono

Aqua?

Could someone explain to me why personal/hygienic products usually list Aqua in their ingredients rather than Water? Is water not exotic enough or something?
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It’s a way to make homeopathy sound scientific, and a way to make shampoo sound homeopathic. Neither sound is true to the facts.
Hmm... I'm not sure how aqua sounds homeopathic. I'm also not sure I'd go as far as saying that homeopathy is unscientific, but that's another can of worms.
Oh, well, I tried and fell on my face. I wonder why 'deionized water' needs to be euphemized, it already sounds cool.
Wikipedia says it's deionised water.
Interese! And here I thought I had already learned the lesson always to check Wikipedia first.
I find it interesting which products says "salt" and which say "sodium chloride".
I suppose it's the same reason they say Yaletown and not the "Downtown Nearly-East Side" :P