The offending plate with the typo (PA/Wholesale Clearance UK)
The British love their slang and they also love their Queen, and now the two have come together in a hilariously awkward way.
Nearly 11,000 commemorative cup, mug and plate sets celebrating the Queen’s 70 year reign has a major typo.
Instead of “To Commemorate the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II” it says “To Commemorate the Platinum Jubbly of Queen Elizabeth II”.
In Brit speak, “lovely jubbly” is a way of expressing delight or saying something is brilliant or excellent.
Perhaps the person who approved the artwork is a massive fan of the Queen and wanted to express this to the world?
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What’s even funnier is that “lovely jubbly” is the catchphrase of character Del Boy from British sitcom Only Fools and Horses, where Del Boy is always cooking up money making schemes.
— Laura Hartley (@LauraHartley03) February 2, 2022
By this time next year we’ll be millionaires. Lovely jubbly 🤪 pic.twitter.com/xgxzRy5ckN
— Kercle 💙 (@kercle) February 2, 2022
Obviously the crockery can’t be released as a souvenir with the misprint. But a clearance website has taken a leaf out of Del Boy’s playbook and has taken on the shipment of goods and is selling it at a heavily discounted price – while having a laugh at the same time.
The item is sitting under the Party and Novelty section and has the condition listed as “New with defects”.
“If you are a fan of the Queen and Del Boy…two birds with one stone!” the listing reads. “What could be more unique than our limited-edition misprinted crockery? This could be your chance to get your hands on a novelty souvenir for a fraction of the price!”
The selling price converts to about $AUD$182,000.
Image: Wholesale Clearance UK