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AIBU?

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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SmiteYouWithThunderbolts · 12/11/2013 15:26

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BigKidsMadeMeDoIt · 12/11/2013 15:49

I was taught to remember the less/fewer rule with "less love means fewer kisses"

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EBearhug · 12/11/2013 17:33

Tululah

It must be said that his ability to punctuate wasn't the only attractive thing about him. But it did help.

I'm just weird really.

[Adds to list of reasons why I'm still single]

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AchyFox · 12/11/2013 18:55

Maybe they mean no lorries whatsoever Hmm as in:

Same luxury, minus lorries

In which case it is correct and u is a rite fule.Grin

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redshifter · 12/11/2013 20:37

I thought measurements like time and distance were continuous so you used 'less'. The same with numbers as they can be infinitely continuous ie. 1, 1.1, 1.11 etc. Unless you were talking about a number of something - coins, humans, lorries etc that can't be split without losing there meaning (half a human).

I am probably not explaining this well, and I might have got it all wrong but I seem to remember being taught this (a long time ago)


Also I thought the current consensus among pedants is that "10 items or less" is correct (or at least acceptable) and Tesco are right. Or have I just misunderstood?

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SmugAndSanctimoniousArsehole · 13/11/2013 12:53

Dear xxxxxxxxx

Thank you for your email regarding the grammar on the packaging of our toilet roll.

I would like to assure you that we are aware of this and are doing everything possible to correct this for future batches.

Thank you for taking the time to contact us and if I can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards

Sarah-Jayne Moynihan
Tesco Customer Service

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SmugAndSanctimoniousArsehole · 13/11/2013 12:53

Huzzah and hurrah!

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Tee2072 · 13/11/2013 13:01

Is that a for real response?!?! Did you name change?

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SaggyOldClothCatPuss · 13/11/2013 13:24

Dear xxxxxxx

Thank you for your email regarding the grammar on the packaging of our toilet roll.
I would like to assure you that we are aware of this and really don't give a flying fuck.
Thank you for taking the time to contact us, but seriously, we don't care, so don't bother to email us again.

Kind regards

Tesco

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Tee2072 · 13/11/2013 13:25

Yes, Saggy's is more believable.

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Tuhlulah · 13/11/2013 14:17

Except as we know, the punctuation won't be as good as in Saggy's version!

Or do they employ special people for their ad campaigns? (i.e., ones who cannot punctuate.)

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SmugAndSanctimoniousArsehole · 13/11/2013 18:36

Haha, oh yes, I forgot I name changed.

Yes, for real.

I bet they typed and deleted one more like Saggy's first though... ;)

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