This Fireplace Appears To Be Totally Lame


Reader Cynthia spotted this error at a Lowe’s store while looking at fake fireplaces. “Mesh grill produces a realistic lame effect,” reads the last line of the tag. Well, which is it, fireplace tag? Is it realistic or is it lame, in the colloquial sense where “lame” means “crappy”?

At first, I didn’t see the typo. I assumed that it said “lamé effect,” since perhaps that grate is metallic and shiny. That, however, makes no sense, since lamé is a shimmery fabric, and this is an electric artificial fireplace with no fabric.

You can find the same stove on the Lowe’s site…fortunately, without the typo.

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