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FFS John Lewis! (Can you spot the error?)

(18 Posts)
toadgirl Sat 30-Jul-16 12:15:02

A single gerbera stem in a sunny shade of yellow. Made using a mix of durable materials, It has all the charm of the real thing but none of the timely upkeep.

Whatslovegottodo Sat 30-Jul-16 12:18:04

Tricky one.
Capital I on 'It'?

crystalgall Sat 30-Jul-16 12:20:17

Capital 'I' definitely. Also is 'timely' used incorrectly here?

HateSummer Sat 30-Jul-16 12:20:50

Gosh, this takes me back to the 80's! I never knew department stores still sold fake mum used to spend hours in the plastic flower section at John Lewis confused

Not too bothered about the comma and capital I.

crystalgall Sat 30-Jul-16 12:21:44

Mine too hate! She actually does still have a giant vase full of fake flowers in the upstairs hall.

lazybones77 Sat 30-Jul-16 12:22:11

It should be a full stop, not a comma.

RJnomore1 Sat 30-Jul-16 12:22:20

It's a comma instead of a full stop I think.

iklboo Sat 30-Jul-16 12:24:38

Never mind the comma-capital error, 'timely' isn't right either, is it?

iklboo Sat 30-Jul-16 12:25:36

1.done or occurring at a favourable or useful time; opportune.

toadgirl Sat 30-Jul-16 12:25:59

It was the word "timely" that triggered my pedant alarm smile

HateSummer Sat 30-Jul-16 12:29:53

grin crystal that's hilarious. My mum used to make us clean them aswell every few was ridiculous hmm

MrsHathaway Sat 30-Jul-16 12:44:23

Timely for time-consuming - ugh.

crystalgall Sat 30-Jul-16 12:55:16

Hurrah. I knew timely was wrong.

toadgirl Sat 30-Jul-16 16:17:10



gillybeanz Sat 30-Jul-16 16:19:58

It's not yellow, it's more peachy coloured.
newt to do with capital I's and full stops or commas. grin

OurBlanche Sat 30-Jul-16 16:22:08

M&S not always right, but 50% right smile

toadgirl Sat 30-Jul-16 20:54:13

Paloma Pendent


toadgirl Sun 31-Jul-16 14:31:11

For the John Lewis one, I actually missed the capital I/comma thing as I was so upset about the "timely".

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