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Like any good ol' TLA, PAL can mean any number of things -- from local cookies brand to MSDOS file extensions. Here's a small collection of what it means (or doesn't).
- PAL is a British food, sold mostly for dogs, and made from dead people's fingers and glue. It is slightly less noxious than (and not to be confused with) Matey, an acid bath ingredient concocted by St Davros out of spare oil. A third substance, Chum, is the result of a little-known alchemical process involving binding of Pal and Matey.
- In 1978 a family from Brighton managed to mix up these products, resulting in the infamous news headline "Pal/Chum/Matey Confusion: Dog Foams At Mouth, Kids Bathe In Meat".
- PAL was once used in the United States as a choice for a type of Wendy's chili. It was not a success and Wendy's dropped that chili selection from its menu after one serving.
- As a television standard, PAL is not to be confused with the US system NTSC, which is known mostly for making your telly look like a ferry. Ever the obstinate ones, the French have chosen not to adhere to the PAL standard and have instead opted for Caligou.
- PAL (Personal Artillery Launcher) is one of the many cannons used to fire Panty Shots
- PAL (Partial Allocation Label) is a filesystem supposted by many operating systems, where each feature consists on the ability to crash into varied and interesting ways. It got sacked by the american corporations when was discovered the bit 47 was a 'Vive la France' bit.