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Thread #132499   Message #4086167
Posted By: Steve Shaw
02-Jan-21 - 01:10 PM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Not so much a peeve, more an amusing and surprising find, in an email from Coopers of Stortford:

Purchase of Sharp Implements/Dangerous Goods:

When ordering a sharp implement/dangerous good you are....

(Steve's in a hardware shop):

Assistant: How may I help you, sir?

Steve (holding machete picked up from shelf): Can you tell me if this is a dangerous good?