"Warning: this comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors)."Sometimes, producers or distributors feel the need to warn the viewers of what they are about to see.
This serves to help viewers who might not like what they're about to see stop looking at it before things get unpleasant; for others, it's an invitation to watch.
Content warnings are often given in conjunction with a ratings system as an explanation of why a given work has the rating it does.
In most cases, these are selected from a list of stock warnings ( "strong language", "violence", "imitable behavior", or the very general "viewer discretion advised") — these don't really provide much of an explanation.
A warning specific to the work shows that the work itself is fairly controversial or otherwise unusual.
Like most other content rating systems, this only serves as an aid to the viewer's decision of whether or not to keep watching; what viewers actually decide is up to them.
"The following contains graphic images of seniors pranking innocent youngsters.None of the names or identifying characteristics have been changed to protect the innocent, because their reactions are just too dang funny..." Warning: The following show features stunts performed either by professionals or under the supervision of professionals.Accordingly, MTV and the producers must insist that no one attempt to recreate or re-enact any stunt or activity performed on this show.Calvin: The TV listings say this movie has "adult situations." What are adult situations?Hobbes: Probably things like going to work, paying bills and taxes, taking responsibilities...Calvin: Wow, they don't kid around when they say "for mature audiences." WARNING/GUARANTEE: This album contains material which a truly free society would neither fear nor suppress.In some socially retarded areas, religious fanatics and ultra-conservative political organizations violate your First Ammendment Rights by attempting to censor rock & roll albums.We feel that this is un-Constitutional and un-American.As an alternative to these government-supported programs (designed to keep you docile and ignorant).Barking Pumpkin is pleased to provide stimulating digital audio entertainment for those of you who have outgrown the ordinary.The language and concepts contained herein are GUARANTEED NOT TO CAUSE ETERNAL TORMENT IN THE PLACE WHERE THE GUY WITH THE HORNS AND POINTED STICK CONDUCTS HIS BUSINESS.