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Supermarket chain comes under fire for selling bouquet of autumn leaves for $7.5


 

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UK-based supermarket Waitrose has been slammed by social media users for selling bouquets of “autumn seasonal foliage” at £6 apiece.

 

Photos of various tree leaves packaged in transparent plastic foil and arranged as flower bouquets went viral on social media lately, sparking controversy because of the product’s price, six British pounds. Considering tree leaves can easily be picked up from the street this time of year, it’s understandable that some people went after Waitrose, accusing the supermarket of trying to make money by selling something that is actually free.

 

“A bag of actual leaves? I’ll sell you a bin bag of leaves for 10p,” one Twitter user wrote.

 

“This has got to be from the drunk Monday morning meeting category of ideas,” someone else commented.

 

Apparently, the bizarre foliage bouquets appeared on Waitrose supermarket shelves as a way to welcome autumn, and featured a sticker urging customers to “bring the outdoors inside”.

 

“Bring the outdoors indoors and brighten up your home with freshly picked flowers that reflect the colors of the season,” the official product description read. “We source the best blooms from expert growers, and handle them gently on their journey to our stores so they look beautiful for longer.”

 

Despite the generally negative feedback to its autumn-themed product, the British supermarket explained its decision to charge £6 for a bunch of tree leaves by claiming that it was inspired by a demand from shoppers.

 

“We’ve seen a really strong demand for autumn foliage—our customers love using these to mix in with their seasonal flowers to brighten their homes,” a Waitrose spokesperson told The Sun.

 

Interestingly, there were those who seemed to somewhat justify the price tag of this bag of leaves by saying that it was obviously “high quality foliage”. That may be true, but considering you could buy flower bouquets or even bottles of wine for that same price or less, it still seems like a money grab.

 

This isn’t the first time that English shops and supermarkets make news headlines for selling free things at exorbitant prices. First, there was a posh shop in London, that sold painted logs for $14 apiece, and there was an artisan shop Botanique and its $22 chopped tree branches.

 

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单词笔记

 

slammed(slam的过去分词)v.猛烈抨击

foliage n.叶子

transparent plastic foil 透明塑料薄膜

go viral 疯狂传播

spark v.引发

controversy n.争论

accusing(accuse的分词形式)v.指责

bizarre adj.匪夷所思的

brighten up 点亮;装饰

claiming (claim分词形式)v.声称

justify v.证明……是正当的

grab n.夺取

 



 

 Photos of various tree leaves packaged in transparent plastic foil and arranged as flower bouquets went viral on social media lately, sparking controversy because of the product’s price, six British pounds. 

 

亮点词汇:go viral 疯狂传播 

难句解析:本句主语为Photos of various tree leaves,后接两个并列的过去分词短语作后置定语,谓语是went viral;再接一个分词短语作状语进行补充说明。

注释:该超市将各种树叶用透明的塑料箔纸包起来,扎成花束的样子。这款树叶产品的照片近日在社交媒体上被疯传,因为产品价格(6英镑)而引发了争议。

 

 Bring the outdoors indoors and brighten up your home with freshly picked flowers that reflect the colors of the season.

 

亮点词汇:brighten up点亮;装饰

难句解析:本句是一个祈使句,用and连接两个动词bring和brighten up,“brighten up your home with freshly picked flowers that reflect the colors of the season”中“that reflect the colors of the season”为定语从句修饰先行词flowers。

注释:把窗外风景带进门,用新鲜采摘的时令花草来装饰你的家。

 

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