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Old 04-22-2015, 03:16 AM   #61
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Just to reassure you that Greengrocer's Apostrophe's are alive and thriving in Leeds.
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Old 04-22-2015, 02:37 PM   #62
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Please tell me that's three packages of strawberries for 1, and not three strawberries for 1.
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Old 04-22-2015, 02:44 PM   #63
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This isn't Tashkent you know, a pound does stretch further than three strawberries
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Old 04-23-2015, 04:24 AM   #64
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Please tell me that's three packages of strawberries for 1, and not three strawberries for 1.
They're punnets of strawberries.
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Old 04-23-2015, 06:20 AM   #65
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Full Definition of PUNNET
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: a small basket for fruits or vegetables


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Old 04-23-2015, 06:25 AM   #66
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Comes from 'pun' which was an old word for pound.
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Old 04-23-2015, 07:07 AM   #67
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Any relation to the word "pint?" That's how our strawberry packages are measured.
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Old 04-23-2015, 09:31 AM   #68
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Pints a Pound, the World Around.
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Old 04-23-2015, 09:39 AM   #69
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pint, punt, punnet, whatever.

it's clear to me though, that you guys have a very different meaning for "pick your own" than we do over here.
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Old 04-23-2015, 09:50 AM   #70
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Not really, market stalls have adopted the term in order to imply freshness and customer choice.
It makes them look more honest, as it means they're not selecting the mankiest ones and bundling them into a bag so you get home before you realise.

Pick your own is generally understood to be picking growing fruit at a farm. Although we probably have a shorter growing season than much of the US.
Note, the strawberries in the picture are not English. I hold out for the real thing (Waitrose do them best, and I'm not saying that because I used to work there).
Raspberries should be Scottish, ideally, strawberries English and apples French.

On a tangent, when I was 14-15 I worked at a pizza restaurant and one of the Managers was called Punit, he was a real stickler for detail. We called him Strawberry behind his back, because we were still schoolgirls and didn't really want a profession in the hospitality sector.
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Old 04-23-2015, 10:19 AM   #71
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Noted.

Then it may be added to the list of mestakes on menu's.
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Old 04-23-2015, 02:55 PM   #72
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We (in the biz) call the plastic punnets "clamshells" here. And sell them by imperial weight. 1lb strawberries is $2.50 this week. 3 sweet Mangoe's/$1. Both are on "Sale" /Special Offer this week. No such thing as the consumer protection act here. They never need be "regular" price anywhere. Strawbs are on "Sale" pretty much every week. and mangoes. and pineapples.
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Then it may be added to the list of mestakes on menu's.
If you order a steak medium, and it comes well done...

...is that a missteak?
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That is bad LOL
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Old 04-23-2015, 04:59 PM   #75
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They use that pun in some of the promo literature for our store. This thread has become like a busman's holiday for me
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