How to keep abreast of social graces

While looking for a nice jug as an ornament for the Diary office, we were told the Debenhams website was worth a look. We logged on and used its search engine. Imagine our surprise, then, when a search for “jugs” brought up a list of bras.

Is Debenham’s use of the vernacular an attempt to relate to the common man and woman?

According to the retailer it is not a programmer’s joke but relates to the original catalogue code for Debenham’s lingerie, which was JUG.

The search engine therefore thinks the word is a search for the code, although why it only brings up bras remains a mystery.

It has since been modified. Sadly, typing in “meat and two veg” does not bring up a list of underpants.

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