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Dear Boots the Chemist

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SweetestThing Sun 16-Aug-09 11:15:49

The plural of "mascara" is not "mascara's" and you ask people not to look in the DRAWERS, not DRAWS.

I thank you.

StinkyFart Sun 16-Aug-09 11:18:09


cattj Sun 16-Aug-09 17:18:44

People do try looking in draws quite often, but they're likely to get a slapped wrist. grin

hocuspontas Sun 16-Aug-09 17:53:00

I always feel slightly queasy looking at 'Boots'. The founder was Jesse Boot so it should be Boot's. grin

PrincessToadstool Sun 16-Aug-09 17:54:02

Boots isn't as bad as Harveys The Furniture Store though... aesthetically at least.

TsarChasm Sun 16-Aug-09 18:01:02

There was a double page advert in the paper last week by (I think) New Look. It must have cost a few quid to publish and went along the lines of:

Sale now on. Shirts £15 was £25. Shoes £30 was £20.

SweetestThing Mon 17-Aug-09 16:39:29

Reply received today - first paragraph copied below.

Thank you for contacting us about your recent experience in our Crawley store. I am sorry to hear your disappointed with the wording and grammer used in a number of displays within the store and you do have my apologies for this.


cattj Mon 17-Aug-09 20:47:23

The irony is killing me.

You have to respond and point out the error.

SweetestThing Mon 17-Aug-09 20:51:07

I found another couple of mistakes when I read further! I'm going to highlight them all and send it back, pointing out the irony level is quite considerable

TheDailyMailHatesWomenAndLemon Mon 17-Aug-09 20:54:14

At least they said "Thank you" rather than "Thankyou". So there is some hope... <<looks determinedly on bright side>>

Spacehoppa Mon 17-Aug-09 20:57:59

This isn't so much pedantry as just silliness.

Sign in local market 'Womens bottoms £5'

Petronius Mon 17-Aug-09 20:58:22

Boots giving away worthless therapies

GrimmaTheNome Mon 17-Aug-09 21:01:06

How can it be 3 for 2 and complimentary?

BertieBotts Mon 17-Aug-09 21:03:50

Our local Tesco express has a whole section: Healthy & Beauty. It's been like that for years!

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