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    Default manufacture for produce

    Could I use "manufacture" for "produce" in terms of different foods as in "Heinz manufactures really good ketchup?

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    Default Re: manufacture for produce

    Yes.

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    Default Re: manufacture for produce

    Would "manufacture" be equivalent to "produce" in this context?

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    Default Re: manufacture for produce

    If not, why would Rover had said "Yes"?
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    Default Re: manufacture for produce

    I thought there might be a slight difference in meaning. Now it's clarified. Thanks.

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    Default Re: manufacture for produce

    In BrE, by the way, you're far more likely to hear "Heinz makes really good ketchup".
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    Default Re: manufacture for produce

    But there would be machinery involved in the production process,wouldn't be?

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    Default Re: manufacture for produce

    Yes, but we don't think about it like that. When I think about a product made by a specific company, I don't actually consider the whole manufacturing process. That company simply makes a food or drink. One particular company in the UK even uses the word in their famous tagline:

    Mr Kipling - makes exceedingly good cakes.

    That tagline definitely wouldn't have the same ring to it if it were "Mr Kipling manufactures exceedingly good cakes!"
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    Default Re: manufacture for produce

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Mr Kipling - makes exceedingly good cakes.

    That tagline definitely wouldn't have the same ring to it if it were "Mr Kipling manufactures exceedingly good cakes!"
    I agree.

    'Makes' allows us to kid ourselves that a benign old gentleman called Mr Kipling is lovingly making his cakes by hand. 'Manufactures' would shatter that illusion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    I agree.

    'Makes' allows us to kid ourselves that a benign old gentleman called Mr Kipling is lovingly making his cakes by hand. 'Manufactures' would shatter that illusion.
    Welcome back, 5jj!

    Did you notice that now apparently it's "Mr and Mrs Kipling"?
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