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    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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    Re: manufacture for produce

    Yes.

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    Re: manufacture for produce

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

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    Re: manufacture for produce

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

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

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    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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    Re: manufacture for produce

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

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    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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    Re: manufacture for produce

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    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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    Re: manufacture for produce

    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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