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Mum shocked by swear word on her ironing board cover

By HERomPEllis  |  Posted: November 27, 2016


Matt McCullough, with Jazz Salmon and son Ezra after discovering the rude word on the ironing board (right)

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A MUM has been left speechless after discovering her new alphabet ironing board cover from Wilko spelled out the word 'c***'.

Jazz Salmon, 25, was tying on the £3.50 cover when she noticed the offensive letters were arranged in a cluster - clearly spelling out the swear word.

She said the rude term will give her something to smile about when she does the ironing.

"I just started giggling," she said. "My partner wondered why and I had to say to him 'can you not see the very obvious word there?'

"I looked up the ironing board cover on their website and it doesn't show it on there.

"I guess it's just the pattern that wasn't checked properly.

"But we aren't bothered by it - it's funny to us.

"You absolutely need something to smile about when ironing!"

The mum-of-one bought it when she was out shopping with partner Matt McCullough, 25, for Christmas presents for son Ezra, one last Saturday.

Back at their home in Portsmouth the banking consultant was holding the cover in place while Matt, a website developer, tied the drawstrings.

She alerted Wilko via a post on Facebook.

Jazz wrote: "My other half bought an ironing board cover from your store in Portsmouth the other day. I'm sure the letters are supposed to be random, but I don't think the first word I see here is entirely appropriate."

Wilko replied: "Hi, you can return the item back to store for a refund or for a replacement for a different design,Thanks Faye."

But Jazz replied: "Thanks Faye but we aren't too bothered by it, happy to keep it but thought you guys should be made aware it could cause other customers offence."


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  • Cargy  |  November 28 2016, 10:11AM

    Thanks swear filter the asterisked word was "anu5"

  • Cargy  |  November 28 2016, 10:09AM

    I think they're onto something; the word "****" is cleverly hidden in there too!

  • Gazza05  |  November 28 2016, 9:16AM

    What a refreshing change for someone to have a reaction other than hammed up shock and outrage over what is clearly an unintended letter sequence. Yes, some may be offended, but can just quietly return for exchange or return. Thank you Jazz, because you know what? It made me smile too!!

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