Bemused John Lewis shoppers think name of sofa range should be ‘illegal’
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When we go to IKEA, we expect our furniture to have unusual names, like Kallax and Poäng.
But this isn’t something we would expect from most other stores.
However shoppers have recently noticed that John Lewis is stocking a range of sofas with a rather bizarre name – Squishmuffin.
According to the John Lewis site, the sofas are made by Loaf – a company that also sells Squishmeister sofas and something called a Cuddlemuffin Modular sofa.
Journalist and broadcaster Kelly Rose took to Twitter to share her thoughts on the sofas.
She tweeted: “I never thought the day would come when the name of a sofa would make me want to go on a killing spree.”
Below she shared a screenshot from the John Lewis website, showing a mustard-coloured velvet sofa.
The product description reads: “Relaxing across Squishmuffin feels just as you’d expect it to based on its name.
“Generous curves, feather-filled cushions and a raked back create the perfect spot for lounging.”
They come in a range of colours, including blue, green, white, black and grey and prices start from £1,799 for a two-seater.
Kelly wasn’t the only person who wasn’t a fan of the sofa name.
One person replied to her post writing: “Oh god no. Who thought of that?”
Another posted vomiting emojis and said: “I do not want to sit on a Squishmuffin.”
A third added: “When you spill water on it, it becomes a Moist Squishmuffin.”
Someone else joked: “I think squishmuffin was illegal in a public place even before the advent of #coronavirus.”
This comes after Waitrose was also recently mocked by shoppers for a product they were selling.
The supermarket came under fire from customers who spotted they were selling bunches of ‘autumn seasonal foliage’ alongside bouquets of flowers for £6.
Appalled shoppers were quick to point out one major flaw with the item – that you could quite easily go outside and pick up leaves off of the ground for free.
The product description reads: “Bring the outdoors indoors and brighten up your home with freshly picked flowers that reflect the colours of the season.”
It adds that the leaves are only good for five days.