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    Default Re: Making supermarkets names plurals for no reason.

    Quote Originally Posted by ilscuro View Post
    Do the yanks call it Wallmart's?
    None that I know.. they all way they are going to Walmart.


    I do remember one session having a few drinks with friends that ended up with neighbour writing an S on the end of everyones Matalan card to try and prove the very same point...

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    just had a quick read of this thread and came to the only conclusion i could, who gives a flying fuck?
    You know he grew up as a little shitspark from the old shitflint and then he turned into a shitbonfire and driven by the winds of his monumental ignorance he turned into a raging shitfirestorm. If I get to be married to Barb I'll have total control of Sunnyvale and then I can unleash the shitnami tidal wave that will engulf Ricky and extinguish his shitflames forever. And with any luck he'll drown in the undershit of that wave. Shitwaves.

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    I couldn't care less but it's fun to argue the toss sometimes ;-)
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    Default Re: Making supermarkets names plurals for no reason.

    Quote Originally Posted by maltloaf View Post
    I couldn't care less but it's fun to argue the toss sometimes ;-)
    very true, I was thinking about this last night actually when someone on the TV pronounced 'Lidl' correctly as in lee-dal where we just call it 'Lid-dul' - must be a midlands thing
    You know he grew up as a little shitspark from the old shitflint and then he turned into a shitbonfire and driven by the winds of his monumental ignorance he turned into a raging shitfirestorm. If I get to be married to Barb I'll have total control of Sunnyvale and then I can unleash the shitnami tidal wave that will engulf Ricky and extinguish his shitflames forever. And with any luck he'll drown in the undershit of that wave. Shitwaves.

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    Default Re: Making supermarkets names plurals for no reason.

    When I was up norf we also had Netto pronounced "Nyetto" apparently .

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    Default Re: Making supermarkets names plurals for no reason.

    Quote Originally Posted by maltloaf View Post
    But if it's the name they have decided they want to be known as then surely it fits. Exactly as per Piggzy or maltloaf or whatever.

    As another example, my mate Chris is known to everyone as Ted. In fact most people that know him actually have no idea that his name is Chris - a bit like no one knows that Asda is actually called Associated Dairies.

    Ted rides a Harley. Is it Chris' Harley ? It can't possibly be Ted's Harley as that's not his name (assumed, common or otherwise), so is it therefore Ted Harley ? (As per "Asda Store")

    No of course not. It's Ted's Harley, and our Ted would come after you with a bike chain (and share a cider with you afterwards) to prove the fact.

    Of course it is Ted's Harley because you are referring to something that belongs to him. Doesn't change his name to Ted's though, his name is still Ted. Just as in it is Asda's cheese until you pay for it. The shop is still called Asda though.

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    Default Re: Making supermarkets names plurals for no reason.

    Quote Originally Posted by maltloaf View Post
    But if it's the name they have decided they want to be known as then surely it fits. Exactly as per Piggzy or maltloaf or whatever.

    As another example, my mate Chris is known to everyone as Ted. In fact most people that know him actually have no idea that his name is Chris - a bit like no one knows that Asda is actually called Associated Dairies.

    Ted rides a Harley. Is it Chris' Harley ? It can't possibly be Ted's Harley as that's not his name (assumed, common or otherwise), so is it therefore Ted Harley ? (As per "Asda Store")

    No of course not. It's Ted's Harley, and our Ted would come after you with a bike chain (and share a cider with you afterwards) to prove the fact.
    We aren't talking about vehicles belonging to Asda. I would happily accept say for an example a truck belong to Asda is one of Asda's Trucks.

    Would you refer to your friend Ted as Ted's

    The only way I can see Asda's making sense when referring to stores is if we are referring to a particular Asda's store belonging to Asda. But then we need to use the word store/shop/etc to make that usage correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Over Carl View Post
    We aren't talking about vehicles belonging to Asda. I would happily accept say for an example a truck belong to Asda is one of Asda's Trucks.

    Would you refer to your friend Ted as Ted's

    The only way I can see Asda's making sense when referring to stores is if we are referring to a particular Asda's store belonging to Asda. But then we need to use the word store/shop/etc to make that usage correct.
    Asda isn't a store it's a company. When people say Asda's they are referring to a store belonging to a company.
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    Default Re: Making supermarkets names plurals for no reason.

    So as I previously posted, it would be correct to say I am going to Asda's Store in Hounslow for example. But if I just say I am going to Asda's in Hounslow, am I going to Asda's store? Asda's carpark? Asda store delivery van 1? Asda store delivery van 2? Asda truck that came from distribution centre that happens to be in Hounslow at this moment? Asda's unknown office? etc.

    In order to correctly use Asda's, we need to refer to something that belongs to Asda. Just saying Asda's doesn't let us know which possession of Asda we are referring to, therefore does not technically make any sense. </pedantry>
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    Quote Originally Posted by Over Carl View Post
    So as I previously posted, it would be correct to say I am going to Asda's Store in Hounslow for example. But if I just say I am going to Asda's in Hounslow, am I going to Asda's store? Asda's carpark? Asda store delivery van 1? Asda store delivery van 2? Asda truck that came from distribution centre that happens to be in Hounslow at this moment? Asda's unknown office? etc.

    In order to correctly use Asda's, we need to refer to something that belongs to Asda. Just saying Asda's doesn't let us know which possession of Asda we are referring to, therefore does not technically make any sense. </pedantry>
    That's just being obtuse for the sake of it. You (and everyone else) know "I'm going to Asda's" means I'm going to the store (and probably the car park) belonging to (AND known as) Asda.
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    Default Re: Making supermarkets names plurals for no reason.

    Quote Originally Posted by maltloaf View Post
    That's just being obtuse for the sake of it.
    True say bruv, that's why manz used the </pedantry> tag
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    Default Re: Making supermarkets names plurals for no reason.

    Weird how it's supermarkets only. If someone is going to Next or New Look they will not say Nexts or New Looks.

    However.. Following on from Malty :
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    so TESCO's would also be acceptable as it's a store owned by someone as would LIDL :
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    Default Re: Making supermarkets names plurals for no reason.

    Years ago (fifteen years to be semi-exact) I was selling a car on auto trader and this fella phoned up sounding a bit daft. Anyway we got talking and for some reason he asked me if I worked at "The Rover" as in the car factory.
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    Default Re: Making supermarkets names plurals for no reason.

    I always though it was just an easier way of shorting down the 2 words and instead of saying - "Excuse me my dear, I'm just going to Asda Supermarket for some Semi-Skimmed milk, do we require anything further?"
    We all turned it into - "Oi love, just popping to Asdas for some milk & fags. Want some beer or wine?"

    Just the posh cunts still call them Asda or Tesco.

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    Default Re: Making supermarkets names plurals for no reason.

    I think its as basic as travelling to a destination.

    I am going to the ASDA.

    I'm not travelling to Liverpools.

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    Default Re: Making supermarkets names plurals for no reason.

    Quote Originally Posted by fwyre View Post
    I think its as basic as travelling to a destination.

    I am going to the ASDA.

    I'm not travelling to Liverpools.
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    Default Re: Making supermarkets names plurals for no reason.

    Digging up a year old thread too, I had a double take on the day there for a minute! Almost to the very day!

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    Did you sign up and literally search for Asda??

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    Roger that.

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