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According to a news article on the BBC website, Tesco are to change the wording of the “10 items or less” to make things clearer. Instead, it will now state “Up to 10 items”.

Now, is it me or is that actually even MORE confusing? Does that mean you shouldn’t use it if you have 10 items? Or does it mean up to and including 10? At least with 10 items or less this wasn’t an issue.

No, the sign is being changed because of those ever-increasing pedants who have complained about the linguistic correctness of the original.

So, something that made sense and was totally clear is now being changes for something that now isn’t quite as clear.

Well done Tesco.