Sainsburys' horrible grammatical error

(45 Posts)
GreatBallsofFluff Fri 08-Feb-13 18:51:32

I have never posted in Pedants' Corner (and I am shitting myself that my post will contain many errors and I will be jumped on) but could not believe that this sign was on every till in my local Sainsburys:
"Your helping the environment".
It was a label about using re-useable bags. I mentioned it in a jokey way to the checkout assistant and she looked at me like I was crazy. I would not have been able to leave the shop without saying anything at all. I just can't believe that with the amount of people who work there, no one would have pointed it out confused

clam Sun 24-Mar-13 12:59:10

Serves me right for reading the DM online this morning but I noticed in the sad article on Bernie Nolan reference to "heart-rendering."

NinaNannar Sun 24-Mar-13 12:18:39

lol at grammer police.
its like LTB

Orianne Sun 24-Mar-13 12:17:38

Mme Lindor - Thank you. I thought I was going mad as that sounded perfectly okay to me but its to do with my 'birth place' not my stupidity. blush

GrimmaTheNome Sun 10-Feb-13 19:48:14

The only problem with writing and complaining about this sign is that if they then feel obliged to replace all those signs, that won't be helping the environment

<dreams of a world where supermarkets use gerunds and semicolons in their marketing>

We could give them the benefit of the doubt and assume they are using the gerund form with a possessive adjective, but I suspect it's just a mistake smile

nickelbabe Sun 10-Feb-13 12:55:17

oh sod.
I meant wink

nickelbabe Sun 10-Feb-13 12:54:57

I think it's fair game if you're on pedants' corner and your op says that you're worried about how well you typed ;)

MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Sun 10-Feb-13 12:20:23

Sadly, it's very hard to convey a joking tone on MN. And also sadly, there are many posters who are very quick to point out inaccuracies in an OP. If in doubt, i use the the wink emoticon, otherwise people are inclined to think I'm being unneedlessly bitchy.

HTH wink

GreatBallsofFluff Sat 09-Feb-13 19:55:19

No offence taken at all 33. It's always difficult to understand a person's meaning through the written word smile

33goingon64 Sat 09-Feb-13 19:48:10

Jessie, I was making a joke - I thought that was obvious but apologies if I caused offence, OP. Just playing up to your wonderful self-deprecating attitude which not enough people on MN have.

grin that's brilliant
Do they also direct the people who have bumped into their neighbours and want to have an in depth conversation, holding their trolleys diagonally across the aisle?

LeeCoakley Sat 09-Feb-13 11:22:36

Tubsy, 'Stationary' was right, it's a new John Lewis innovation. It's a designated area where you stand motionless trying to remember what you came in for. It's saves you coming to a halt in the aisles and causing a trolley pile-up.

TricksyLaBOOshh Sat 09-Feb-13 11:15:38

I could well be wrong here, but when I was in Sainsbos this week they were running a 3 for 2 in the fruit and veg aisle. I'm sure that all the varieties included in this deal had stickers with the word 'stickerd' emblazoned on them.
Was I dreaming? Is this a real word?

I wonder what I have read then...

tubsywubsy Sat 09-Feb-13 11:06:28

Actually, edam, our branch of Waitrose put up a sign a while ago directing customers to the "Stationary" section. I think that quite a number of customers quickly put them right!

nickelbabe Sat 09-Feb-13 11:00:03

it's still sainsbury's

mainly because the shop is J Sainbury on the sign.
it's us that calls it Sainsbury's.

nickelbabe Sat 09-Feb-13 10:59:09

it's not as bad as the "<insert number of> tones of strawberries" that was on their poster not only a whole summer, but the next summer too!

and i pointed it out to a manager at the beginning of the first summer

Feenie Sat 09-Feb-13 10:55:20

In the new Biddulph store in Staffs, they have metre high letters on the wall spelling CHILDRENS' in the clothes section.

I was shocked - and took a photo for our classroom apostrophe howlers display, which is always rammed. grin

Really?? Maybe I completely made it up then. I'm sure I remember reading about it on here.
Apologies

LeeCoakley Sat 09-Feb-13 10:42:21

When did that happen? It's still Sainsbury's on the website.

Deer Mister Sainsberry
You're speeling is awfful
Luv GreatBalls

GreatBallsofFluff Sat 09-Feb-13 10:39:47

I will be stopping in there today (I am a shop as needed person rather than weekly as it is on my doorstep) so if the signs are still there then I shall compose an email to the store. If anyone has any suggestions as to what to say then they would be most welcome.

Just for certainty, that sentence was on its own, as its own sentence on a bullet point.

Well Sainsbury's is now just Sainsburys (just the name of the shop, like "Asda") so maybe Boots did the same

LeeCoakley Sat 09-Feb-13 10:31:59

I hate Boots. It was founded by Jessie Boot so it should be Boot's. Annoys me. A. Lot.

Op - companies want to hear from you if they have made an error. They come up with lovely excuses why it happened and thank you profusely for pointing it out. grin

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