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Mumsnet users, the dirty-minded bunch that they are, have been cracking themselves up after one of them noticed something a bit dodgy about a Christmas bauble.
One forum member of the internet's leading mum portal was left in hysterics after she spotted something amiss with the markings on the festive decoration from high-street retailer John Lewis.
Credit: John Lewis
"Please tell me I'm not alone in seeing swimming sperm," she wrote.
"Don't click if you're not yet ready to acknowledge that it is less than 100 days until Christmas!"
Other mums on the site were quick to agree.
"Oh, it's a 3D representation of the pic in the school biology book of the all the little sperm trying to be first to fertilise the egg," commented one amused parent.
"Makes me wonder what their Christmas advert will be themed around ... the mind boggles," mused another, while commenter said simply, "Yup, that's spunk."
Credit: John Lewis
The forum has gained a bit of a reputation online for being a hotbed of unintentional hilarity - so much so that a Twitter account called Mumsnet Madness has been set up to showcase some of the site's best threads and currently has over 20,000 followers.
The account has a picture of a bottle of Gordon's gin as its display picture, along with a short bio that reads: "Trust your instincts. Semi-regular updates from the depths of terror."
"the worst culprits are Scots and people from the north east" pic.twitter.com/PNTiwEWEqx- Mumsnet Madness (@mumsnet_madness) September 12, 2017
"Why is one hundred and one not written 1001?" pic.twitter.com/i9Gh6iLVgo- Mumsnet Madness (@mumsnet_madness) September 13, 2017
"What the fuck is livejasmin?" pic.twitter.com/w3J6buYkpK- Mumsnet Madness (@mumsnet_madness) September 14, 2017
"Only people with two legs can stand, surely" pic.twitter.com/oMbG8iSuPL- Mumsnet Madness (@mumsnet_madness) September 19, 2017
Some of the best threads brought to light by the account include acronym-loving mothers debating whether or not cats can ever really be considered to 'stand up' given that they have more than two legs.
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