When Maggy Van Eijk innocently ordered a Peppa Pig dinner set for her child, she never expected that a slightly rude version of the popular character to be delivered.
Realising the mistake as soon as it arrived, the mum and author posted a photo of the bowl on Twitter.
"My kid just unwrapped her new Peppa dinner set and I accidentally ordered a French version," she said in the post. "Now it says groin groin groin all over the plates and cup ffs."
my kid just unwrapped her new peppa dinner set and I accidentally ordered a french version and now it says groin groin groin all over the plates and cup ffs pic.twitter.com/3IfXzVfjTL— Maggy (@maggyvaneijk) September 30, 2020
Groin roughly translates to 'snout' in French and sounds like an 'oink' when said with a French accent.
"FYI "Groin" means "snout"; it might work as the onomatopoeia for "oink" even though we tend to write "grui" (vaguely pronounced " 'rwe" as a nasal sound," a French Twitter user explained to the confused mum.
French guy here. FYI "Groin" means "snout"; it might work as the onomatopoeia for "oink" even though we tend to write "grui" (vaguely pronounced " 'rwe" as a nasal sound.)— Cousin Nalesk (@CousinNalesk) September 30, 2020
The post quickly went viral, with almost 25,000 likes and thousands of comments, with users finding the mistake hilarious.
"Living in France at present I find this hilarious. A child's first chance to understand there are many different languages," one user responded enthusiastically.
"Sorry I should not laugh," wrote another. "But you have brightened up my day."
"That's going to be a favourite family story for years," laughed another. "Oink, oink".