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Monday 23 January 2012

High Standarts

Seen in Tesco recently:

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I 'did' Russian at school (failed with O-level grade 8, but it was a hard language with three genders and more cases than the carousel at Terminal 5, was my excuse), and it has left me with a few basic words and an ability to read - slowly - Cyrillic script. So if I ever see Russian written down I always try to read it out, even if my understanding of what it means is very limited. I like having a John Cleese moment.

I was drawn to these bottles straight away for this reason, amongst others. The script says "Russkiy Standart" ("Russian Standard" - Russian borrows heavily from English). But it was the prices that brought out the camera phone.

Tesco Value - 500ml for only£12, and 750ml for £11. Do you think they ever sell the little bottles? Don't answer that.


  1. Ahhh, Tesco pricing. It always pays to look at the quantity!

  2. Always - although it usually needs a calculator. I have never seen it as blatant as this before.

  3. If they've gone the whole hog and priced the litre bottles at £10, I might be tempted to switch from Sainsbury's...

  4. I'd advise you to wait until the 40 litre drums go on sale. By my calculations they should be free or attract a small subsidy.

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  6. You already put it on the Slog. Good show.

  7. Er, good suggestion ... but I didn't. John Ward must have seen it first. I am honoured!


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