In this case, as Bill Quick says, the European Union has, indeed, ruled that Water Is Not Wet. More precisely, if I can even use that phrase:
EU bans claim that water can prevent dehydration – TelegraphThe phrase "The stupid! It burns!" has lost all meaning. I can't hold a candle to Tamara in the snark department, but, really, this is just so mind-blowingly, stunningly idiotic that I am at a loss.
EU officials concluded that, following a three-year investigation, there was
no evidence to prove the previously undisputed fact.
Producers of bottled water are now forbidden by law from making the claim and
will face a two-year jail sentence if they defy the edict, which comes into
force in the UK next month.