, pub-0038581670763948, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 My Typo Humour: A pants deal

Monday 25 June 2012

A pants deal

Spotted in a Nuneaton shop window by Peter, the cruising owner of NB Gecko.

May as well pay the full price and receive a far more useful pair of trousers.


  1. Not that I ever watched their TV programmes, you understand, but I have a feeling that Trinny and Susannah had a tendency to refer to 'a trouser' in the singular, rather than using the more commonplace plural 'a pair of' form. I suspect 'a trouser' therefore may not actually be a typo, but could instead be a rather affected way of referring to what we used to simply call kecks.

    1. You're right, Jon. The word itself isn't a typo. But a trouser for half price just made me laugh and think that maybe for twice the price you'd get twice the trouser.

      When I first saw it, I could think of no one in their right mind who would use the singular. Your comment has done nothing to alter that thought. ;)

  2. Dear Trinny. Poor Susannah. But yeah, I know where you're coming from.

    However, while we're pulling apart the Dash point-of-sale material, what's with the 'receive a trouser'? Are they too posh for the word 'get'?

    The very phrase 'receive a trouser' does make me want to snigger in a horribly schoolboy-ish way. Is it just me, or does it sound a bit, well, smutty?


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