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I've just had an email from M&S

(8 Posts)
Anne58 Thu 30-Jul-15 19:27:18

The title is "Exclusive 20% off, pass it on"

Ana Thu 30-Jul-15 19:30:28

They did this last year, and similar confusion/hilarity ensued! grin

Anne58 Thu 30-Jul-15 19:36:05


Ana Thu 30-Jul-15 19:37:14

Yes, you'd think they'd have realised...hmm

Anne58 Thu 30-Jul-15 19:50:37

I think there are probably a lot of mis-uses of the word "exclusive", a bit like "fabulous" as in "a fabulous offer". Yes, I'm no doubt being ultra pedantic here, as "fabulous" now seems to be quite commonly used without thought as to it's original meaning. Like unicorns, for example, fabulous beasts that they are! smile

Luckygirl Thu 30-Jul-15 20:26:04

Someone I know used the word "notorious" to advertise an event - I did point out to them that "famous" might have been a better choice!

Anne58 Thu 30-Jul-15 22:35:54

I got quite irate watching a programme last night when a chap kept referring to "access skin". A friend of mine does the same when talking about car insurance, "well, we had to pay the £200 access"

ninathenana Fri 31-Jul-15 00:50:25

'access skin' grin the mind boggles