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To think Asda need a kick up the arse for this?
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Caribou58 · 12/06/2018 09:49

Seen in a number of branches this week...

To think Asda need a kick up the arse for this?
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UpstartCrow · 12/06/2018 09:51

Oh ffs. Yanbu.

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UterusUterusGhali · 12/06/2018 09:52

Urgh.

Don't really know where to start on that.

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SnugglySnerd · 12/06/2018 09:54

YANBU. It's the apostrophe that bothers me although there is a misplaced apostrophe on their own brand rice crispies too so it doesn't surprise me!

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Caribou58 · 12/06/2018 09:58

It's the misplaced, unnecessary apostrophe that concerns me. The message about drinking isn't dissimilar to many cards, gifts, etc that are usually aimed at men.

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GETTINGLIKEMYMOTHER · 12/06/2018 10:28

I can't get worked up about the beer bit, only the apostrophe, but sadly it doesn't surprise me.

In the past I've seen printed signs in Asda saying 'New Zeeland Chedder' and 'Rasers are now in the shampoo aisle' (funny how they managed to spell aisle correctly).

Also, their packs of petits pois are labelled Petit Pois. OK, I know that is not going to make everybody wince, but you don't see this sort of thing elsewhere. IMO they don't bother having anything checked because they think the vast maj. of their customers are too thick or ill educated to notice, let alone be bothered.

I'm reminded too of a Mothers' Day card a few years ago - not in Asda however. 'If Mum's were flowers, I'd pick you.'

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2blueshoes · 12/06/2018 10:28

I don't find that offensive at all. I don't know a single person who would wear it, because it's naff. Taking the apostrophe and naffness out of the equation, what's so offensive about it? There are dad's who work really hard and are brilliant fathers. I wouldn't even buy it if it were a card, it's so naff, but what's so deserving of a thread on mumsnet about it?

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Caribou58 · 12/06/2018 10:32

2blueshoes - I'm not offended by it (nor did I say I was), I'm annoyed by the errant apostrophe. I do think large retail chains ought to have someone checking their products for spelling, punctuation and grammar.

I'm sure most parents would prefer it if their children were not exposed to such errors, given that they'll be tested on them all the way up to A level...

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LeighaJ · 12/06/2018 10:33

Still better than the Mother's day card I saw that said "Mum, there are millions of vaginas in the world, but I'm so happy I fell out of yours." Confused

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PeterPiperPickedSeaShells · 12/06/2018 10:35

A new Premier Inn opened near me recently and were advertising "Kid's eat free" Confused

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PolkadotsAndMoonbeams · 12/06/2018 10:35

A shop near me has "merangz" as an option on the self-service tills. I really hope that's for space reasons rather than somebody actually thinks that's how it's spelt!

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liz70 · 12/06/2018 10:36

"fell out of yours"

If only it had been that fucking easy!

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wormysquirm · 12/06/2018 10:39

Please tweet them and tell them about the apostrophe.

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ButchyRestingFace · 12/06/2018 10:40

The apostrophe is making me itch. AngryAngryAngry

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youngOffenders · 12/06/2018 10:41

"merangz"

I'm pretty well educated but wouldn't have a clue how to spell that word!

See also 'Jewish Christmas'.

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OohMavis · 12/06/2018 10:41

Dad's don't do things by halves.

But they apparently don't care about shit grammar Confused

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bonnyshide · 12/06/2018 10:42

That apostrophe is giving me a twitch....can't they read FGS!

Almost as bad as 'should of' instead of 'should have'

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ArmySal · 12/06/2018 10:42

Mum, there are millions of vaginas in the world, but I'm so happy I fell out of yours. Umm... Ewww! Confused

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Papergirl1968 · 12/06/2018 10:44

Appalling. This is one thread I’d actually like to see picked up by the Daily Mail.

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Jozxyqk · 12/06/2018 10:44

Misplaced apostophe,
Encouraging drinking, because of course all dads drink beer,
Naff cutesy print,
Faux "pre-worn" look, also naff.

Bleugh.

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MumofBoysx2 · 12/06/2018 10:44

Does no-one spell/grammar check this stuff before it goes out? It would annoy me silly to keep seeing that! Happy with it otherwise.

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FredSheeran · 12/06/2018 10:45

Where is the internal logic that puts an apostrophe in Dad's but not in halve's? Or even half's?

That's what I don't get about the creeping apostrophe problem. Every morning I drive past a sign for 'Bath's and Sinks' and I think... why?!

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elephantscanring · 12/06/2018 10:46

"Mum, there are millions of vaginas in the world, but I'm so happy I fell out of yours."

Grin Shock

Wow. I'm sure any mum woud love to receive that gem.

Asda should employ a proofreader!

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elephantscanring · 12/06/2018 10:46

  • would
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MissionItsPossible · 12/06/2018 10:48

@LeighaJ

ShockConfused

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onalongsabbatical · 12/06/2018 10:48

@Caribou58 YANBU, I get really mad about rogue apostrophes. I'm willing and raring to kick some arses today - can I use your pic and go over to their Facebook page and give them a bollocking?

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