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Selfridges. I expect more!

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ciele Thu 18-Feb-16 11:27:14

Trafford Centre Selfridges display a huge sign, STATIONARY. So I stopped stock still as requested and noticed a huge load of STATIONERY for sale.
I know I'm a pedant but this is writ in huge letters in a superior store.
No response from Twitter!

KC225 Thu 18-Feb-16 11:29:26

But they have responded and apologised of Twatter though

Bailey101 Thu 18-Feb-16 11:29:36

I may be wrong, but do you mean written?

MackerelOfFact Thu 18-Feb-16 11:31:38

YANBU. But I also don't think it was actually a writ.

KinkyAfro Thu 18-Feb-16 11:31:50

Maybe it was a stop sign to go and look at the stationery?

EastMidsMummy Thu 18-Feb-16 11:33:34

Writ? Hah!

AdrenalineFudge Thu 18-Feb-16 11:33:52

What does " So I stopped stock still as requested" mean?

CooPie10 Thu 18-Feb-16 11:35:27

Maybe proof read your own post before making a fool of yourself.

LadyIsabellaWrotham Thu 18-Feb-16 11:36:40

"As writ" is the archaic past participle of "write". It's hugely old fashioned but it's not simple wrong.

PaulAnkaTheDog Thu 18-Feb-16 11:36:46

Oh dear, you're not the best pedant when it comes to your own stufff...

LadyIsabellaWrotham Thu 18-Feb-16 11:38:01

And obviously my iPhone is sabotaging my own attempts at pedantry.
It's not "simply" wrong.

EastMidsMummy Thu 18-Feb-16 11:38:15

Simple wrong? Hah!

ciele Thu 18-Feb-16 11:39:08

Writ-past tense of write.
Written to make intelligent people laugh! Have you ever heard of wit?

PaulAnkaTheDog Thu 18-Feb-16 11:41:31

Ah! So we aren't intelligent? Nice op. hmm

My main issue was the 'so I stopped stock' sentence. It doesn't scan well. Perhaps that's just down to my lack of intelligence though...

MaidOfStars Thu 18-Feb-16 11:45:29

Was the stationery stationary? In which case, the sign was accurate.

Bailey101 Thu 18-Feb-16 11:46:13

You're not Chaucer and this is 2016 - you might want to move with the times and not pretend you're in medieval England.

CooPie10 Thu 18-Feb-16 11:47:31

Bailey grin

AdrenalineFudge Thu 18-Feb-16 11:49:50

You're not Chaucer and this is 2016

grin I will honestly try and shoehorn this statement into a conversation today!

ciele Thu 18-Feb-16 11:52:27

Paul...the phrase is ...stock still!
It's not stock...have a breath to think...still confused

PaulAnkaTheDog Thu 18-Feb-16 11:53:42

No, I get that (again) but the whole sentence didn't read well. That's just my unintelligent brain though. Sorry.

ciele Thu 18-Feb-16 11:55:11

Of course I'm not Chaucer...but I may name change to it grin

jadorecakesnbiscuits Thu 18-Feb-16 11:56:30

This thread made my head spin

diddl Thu 18-Feb-16 11:56:47

As long as you weren't frit at the sight of it wrongly writ, Op.

DiscoGlitter Thu 18-Feb-16 12:03:39

YANBU, op. Seeing that would have given me an irrational rage as I'm a massive pedant when it comes to stuff like that.
I'd have taken a photo and put it straight onto Twitter telling them to sort themselves out.
I'm feeling "raaaagh" just thinking about it. grin

DiscoGlitter Thu 18-Feb-16 12:04:47

But they have responded and apologised of Twatter though

Where does the op say that? confused

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