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Same Luxury, Less Lorries.

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Reality · 10/11/2013 11:50

I was so enraged by this in Tesco yesterday that I took a photo. It's on their loo rolls.

Why, Tesco, why?

It pains me more than the 10 Items or Less sign.

WIBU to complain to the CEO or someone?

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Tuhlulah · 10/11/2013 15:31

How about, Same Luxury, More Money, which just about sums up every thing I pick up in Tesco.

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ILetHimKeep20Quid · 10/11/2013 15:31

What is the less/fewer rule?

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ginslinger · 10/11/2013 15:36

good for you Reality and anyone I'd take being called Smug and Shakespearean as a compliment.

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Tee2072 · 10/11/2013 15:38

I meant fewer trees used, Tuhlulah. So perhaps a bit too obtuse!

I like Finest Luxury, Few Lorries. Good rhythm.

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kelper · 10/11/2013 15:41

Reality, discombobulation is my favourite word. Ever. Thank you for writing such a brilliant letter

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secretscwirrels · 10/11/2013 15:43

We ran out of loo rolls last week and I popped into Home Bargains. Picked some up, stood in the queue and then I saw the "same luxury less lorries" logo.

I put them back on the shelf.
I wondered whether it was just me, but then thought of mumsnet?

I'm very proud to say that both DS1 and DS2 agreed with my stance.
Even if it meant no loo roll.

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marriedinwhiteisback · 10/11/2013 15:46

Makes me think of Dame Shirley Pawtah. What did she say to Maggie Thatcher? Ah yes "we're both the daughters of grocers, except my father owned Tesco and yours owned the corner shop". Say it all really shuts every little shop.

My mother always told me not to shop there because it was a common shop for common people and I very rarely have; although the one at Shannon Corner's OK. Shock Shock.

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Tuhlulah · 10/11/2013 15:47

Same product, more hype?

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insancerre · 10/11/2013 15:47

all very well but you can't wipe your bum on a stance

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Geckos48 · 10/11/2013 15:48

I love that your comparisons are lager and elephants!

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Tee2072 · 10/11/2013 15:49

We should be hired to do their slogans. We've come up with 10 better ones just on this thread.

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temporarilyjerry · 10/11/2013 15:52

I feel your pain, OP. As I travelled to work one morning, the DJs were playing a game where they had to guess whether a celebrity had more or fewer twitter followers than the previous celeb.

"Does Mark Owen have more or less followers than Gary Barlow?"

"No! He has FEWER."

Several rounds later, Angry

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Dawndonnaagain · 10/11/2013 15:56

Ilethim If it can be counted, it's fewer, so: Fewer bees, (can count them) less honey.

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AthelstaneTheUnreadyFucker · 10/11/2013 15:56

If there's only one thing (singular), and there isn't as much of it as there used to be, it's 'less'.

If there are lots (plural) of the same sort of thing, and there aren't as many of them as there used to be, it's 'fewer'.

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FurryDogMother · 10/11/2013 16:48

Same shit, less fuel, anyone?

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EBearhug · 10/11/2013 17:43

He'd written that someone was 'hung', which I corrected to 'hanged'. He took great pleasure in showing me his teacher's 'correction' -she changed it back to 'hung'. So I checked it with Oxford English, and Oxford Editor's Dictionary, and it seems you can use both. Just because you can doesn't mean you should.

Depends on the context. You can be hanged by the neck until dead, or he hanged himself, but a coat is hung on a hook and a pheasant could be well-hung. So they're not entirely interchangeable. If your DS was talking about an execution, I'm with you, rather than the teacher. (And I'm assuming he wasn't talking about a man being well-hung in homework.)

It is pedantry, though - it's not the sort of thing that is likely to cause confusion in meaning. (I shall now await the examples to prove me wrong. Smile)

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Geckos48 · 10/11/2013 18:15

I don't know that it is that pedantic, I think it's good that we differentiate between someone who is hanged and meat that is hung .

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Bue · 10/11/2013 18:26

CK you need a job at Tesco. Your suggestions are gramatically correct and catchier to boot!

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Mandy2003 · 10/11/2013 18:37

I am fairly unworried by the 10 items or less, as it is at the end of the phrase it seems correct IYSWIM? I've never seen the real rule before, thanks Athelstane.

But Less Lorries?? N-O-O-O-O-O-O!!!

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ArgyMargy · 10/11/2013 18:40

We've done this exact thing before haven't we? Or are you trying to make me think I'm mad??

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ArgyMargy · 10/11/2013 18:42

Yes, in AIBU on 30th Sept. Thank god I'm not going mad. Just need to know how to link to another thread using iPad app (not holding out much hope).

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Tuhlulah · 10/11/2013 19:49

Same old, same old.

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ExitPursuedByABear · 10/11/2013 20:44

So? We repeat ourselves endlessly.

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RevelsRoulette · 10/11/2013 20:46

Maybe they're planning on using smaller lorries Grin

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intitgrand · 10/11/2013 21:03

Language evolves.OP you are the linguistic equivalent of a creationist

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