YSaC, Vol. 268: If it’s Saturday, it must be French Prevential Day!

2009 April 11

FRENCH PREVENTIAL FURNITURE


About 6 months ago i bought a Beautiful french prevential 3 piece living room set, hardly sat on, tags r still on… but now i need to sell the set, so serious callers only please… ๐Ÿ™‚
ask for elizabeth, xxx xxx xxxx, also matching marble tables n capidimonte lamps from italy

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I guess if you’re going to have French Prevential furniture, you have to have ‘capidimonte‘ lamps to go with it. Because it’s not classy otherwise. (Okay, full disclosure: no, I didn’t know what a capodimonte lamp was either, but I knew enough to look it up!

You know what else is classy? Leaving the tags on your furniture for six months. Minnie Pearl would be proud.

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But wait, there’s more! (Of course there is.)

French Prevential Queen Bedroom Set – $550


Dark Wood. Queen Bed Frame, two nightstands wih drawers, and a dresser with mirror.
$550 or best offer.

Call Eunice (u-nis) (xxx)xxx-xxxx 10am-7pm

Thank goodness she let us know how to pronounce her name, because wouldn’t it be horribly embarrassing if you got a name wrong in a public place? Like, say, the name of the style of furniture you’re trying to sell on, say, Craigslist? Yep, that would be terribly embarrassing. Good thing she was thoughtful enough to prevent us from making a similar mistake.

33 Responses leave one →
  1. 2009 April 11

    we should all call her and pronounce her name different
    u-nice
    e-nis
    e-nice

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  2. 2009 April 11
    Michelle permalink

    I had to google prevential and look at the “did you mean?” to figure out it was supposed to be provincial. Humanity IS doomed.

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  3. 2009 April 11

    so does the French Prevential Queen Bedroom keep the French out of the bedroom? i must invest immediately

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  4. 2009 April 11
    Tyler (tie-lerrr) permalink

    But does the French Prevential set have the tags still on the pieces?

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  5. 2009 April 11
    candace permalink

    Damn, I was hoping for some more French Prudential pieces to go with my dresser, but alas…

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  6. 2009 April 13
    Brunogirl permalink

    I must be the only one thinking how great it would be to have built in birth control with my bedroom furniture. Maybe the hideousness would prevent the act altogether – either way, I think this is perfect for illiterate singles.

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  7. 2009 April 14
    PrincessLuceval permalink

    Can we mix and match our various French Prevential, Preventional, Prudential pieces? Or are they each a decorating period of their own?

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    • 2009 April 22
      Zed permalink

      You can totally mix them – they’re all from the Yesteryear Period (although Prudential is on the cusp of Yore) so they fit together beautifully.

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  8. 2009 September 3
    LALIA permalink

    it’s called PROVINCIAL!!!!!
    I’m annoyed with all the bad french

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    • 2009 September 3
      drmk permalink

      Um, we know. That’s the joke.

      Adores: 9
    • 2011 October 1

      It’s spelled provisional! Sorry, I’ve got work on the brain.

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    • 2011 October 1
      Windrose permalink

      Wow, if Corey was a woman once, this would be she.

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      • 2011 October 1
        Grampdaddy permalink

        [Lalia] It’s not COREY!!!!!
        I get annoyed when I get bad French, too. [/Lalia]

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      • 2011 October 1
        funky "eMonkey" monkey permalink

        And it’s not spelled “Lalia”, it’s spelled “Layla”! DAMN WOMAN!

        I’m probably just shouting a ghost, aren’t I?

        Hey Grampdaddy, you know what they say: Even when it’s bad French, it’s still French.

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        • 2011 October 1
          Grampdaddy permalink

          and that’s why The Man says “LayyyyyyLaaaa, got me on my knees. Layla, beggin’ darlin’, please…”

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  9. 2009 September 17

    Perhaps it was the “prevential” nature of this listing which prevented you from putting a close paren at the end of your first paragraph? Pedantry power to maximum! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. 2011 October 1

    French Preventional furniture is okay, I guess. But I really would prefer something along the lines of Contemporanian Cliche.

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    • 2011 October 1

      But do you still have the tags on so that we know it’s real Contemporanian Clichรฉ and not some knockoff? If so, please call Dave (D-ay-v).

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  11. 2011 October 1
    Windrose permalink

    I’d love to buy the living room set, but it would clash with all the Danish Moodren I already have. Sorry.

    Signed,

    Windrose (whindd Rooooooseeeee)

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    • 2011 October 1

      That’s not phonetic! I don’t know what to call you! *panics, runs into the wall, passes out*

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      • 2011 October 1
        Windrose permalink

        *sigh* We’re going to need another *checks name* Sister Mary Rudabaga!

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      • 2011 October 1
        Grampdaddy permalink

        Clean-up on aisle 4, snark lounge….

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      • 2011 October 1
        Grampdaddy permalink

        Thatโ€™s not phonetic!

        What the heck do the Phoenicians have to do with bedroom furniture? I’m confused.

        Grampdaddy (yddadpmarG)

        Adores: 3
    • 2011 October 1

      I’ve done my dining room in Trey-Mo-Darren.

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      • 2011 October 1
        Grampdaddy permalink

        Are Trey and Mo Bobbie’s brothers?

        Adores: 1
  12. 2011 October 1
    Bianchi Sound permalink

    *Goes to French Prevential well*

    *Lowers bucket*

    *Raises bucket*

    Nope, nothing left…

    Adores: 2
  13. 2011 October 1
    Windrose permalink

    How many yaks would a yak shaver shave if a yak shaver could shave yaks?

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  14. 2011 October 2
    Windrose permalink

    LimeLolly, you wanted to know what’s wrong with you. Well, darling, maybe you’ve had one too many of these: Punchity Punch Punch!

    G’Night, Gallia Transalpina!

    Adores: 1
    • 2011 October 3
      LimeLolly permalink

      Whut? I was in the box?

      Why don’t I remember this weekend? Windy, did you have a prevential glove? And… this explains the knot on my forehead.

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