Dad's shock after spotting 'lewd' spelling error on toy packaging

A cheap toy bought at a Heckmondwike discount store has caused a stir after its buyer noticed a 'risque' spelling error on its box.

Thursday, 23rd May 2019, 11:59 am
Joe with daughter Daisy and the toy set.
Joe with daughter Daisy and the toy set.

Liversedge music teacher Joe Petcher was on the way to the dentist with his partner and one-year-old daughter Daisy when he stopped off at the store to browse the bargains.

What took Daisy's eye was a small 'dress-up horse', which upon closer inspection was marketed as a 'Hores Playset', priced at £3.

"I've got no real problem with it," chuckled Joe, 44, "we've had a laugh and it's got a bit of a response on social media.

The spelling error in question.

"I knew what I was buying because I've got a bit of an eye for spelling mistakes. It jumped out at me and I thought - well I've got to buy that!"

Joe said that Daisy, who turns two next month, has enjoyed playing with the China-made toy regardless.

He said: "It's harmless and she's enjoyed playing with it. She does seem to want to keep the box so we'll to find a way to sneak it away from her at some point!"