Every little helps at Tesco – even correct grammar

Nice to see grammatical pedantry is alive and well. There are 145 comments and counting on the Telegraph’s story of Tesco changing its ’10 items or less’ signs to ‘up to 10 items’. Also, 51 so far on a Digitalspy forum. And, weirdly, 23 on a community of Mazda MX-5 owners, one of whom suggests putting rulebreakers in stocks at the supermarket for everyone to jeer at.

Now that would also be a great way to boost trade of eggs and on-offer fruit and veg, wouldn’t it? See grammar IS good for commerce…

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One response to “Every little helps at Tesco – even correct grammar

  1. Poor sentence structure can be very entertaining, as with this one from the Missoulian:

    Teacher OK after crashing into bear on a bicycle”

    I did a double-take when I read it. Still, the actual story was almost as funny as the head implied.

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