By carpetoops - United Kingdom
Today, I spilt purple washing detergent all over my white carpet. Desperate to get it up I grabbed a blue towel and started mopping it up. The detergent hasn't stained the carpet at all, the blue dye from the towel has. FML
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  madhops0620  |  0

The OP also used the word "spilt". God why can't people learn to speak english? The past participle of spill is "spilled". "Spilt" is not a word.

  eira_fml  |  0

Actually, both are valid.

Personally, spilt sounds to my ears like what a Brit would say, and since the OP is from the U.K. that makes sense.

  Finnboghi  |  0

It is a word, recognized by all modern dictionaries.

If you're going to be a grammer nazi, at least be right about it.

Also OP, there's a reason you can use detergent on your clothes and not have it stain; the colour simply dissolves.

  Humanoid_fml  |  0

Seriously! Why would you think DETERGENT would stain something?
Oh, and yeah, #87, you're an idiot. It's not that hard to look a word up before you go saying it isn't a word.

  Teeheez  |  0

Milk, really? Damn milk does nothing with the color, just the smell.Talk about spoiled milk stench. Ewww. Maybe you should have thrown it out before you got a hint of the smell at all.

I agree with you #101.


Especially since detergent, whether for dishes, clothing, or whatever ("washing detergent" isn't very clear) doesn't stain things unless you just never wash it off... and then it's not a stain so much as you having detergent left on your carpet. If it was for clothing, SUPER YDI since you should know it is intended for cloth and doesn't stain it.

  your_face  |  15

If she was afraid it would stain her white carpet, she was probably also afraid it would stain a white towel. Hence, she used a darker towel, which she didn't realize would stain the carpet worse than the detergent.

By  mojo_jojo  |  0

I've yet to see a spill on here happen to a fabric that isn't white. I don't get it. You'd think at some point someone would find it just as bad that they spilled red juice on a light blue carpet or something.

Anyway, it's your fault for not realizing that laundry detergent cleans whites without discoloring them. It's only plastered all over the ads and packaging.

  bayybee  |  0

It could have been dish detergent. Sometimes I'll spill some on my clothes while I'm washing the dishes and it stains just like anything else if you don't get it out right away.