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I happened to drive past the entrance to Woburn Safari Park yesterday, and saw a large sign advertising their forthcoming Elephant BBQ.

 

The mind boggles!

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Be sure you make enough BBQ sauce.

 

Where does find an adequate grill?

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Oh - I dimly remember a thing called butter!

 

A menu I recently read in an ethnic restaurant was divided into categories:

 

Beef

 

Seafood

 

Foul

 

Vegetarian

 

Dairy

 

I did not order from the "foul" section.

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In Puerto Pollensa many years ago I came across a sign outside a restaurant, advertising "Pizza with cheese and jam". I hope they meant ham!

 

Oh, and "Fishcaks and chip's" - outside an English Fish and Chip shop. The wayward apostrophe was bad enough, but I don't even want to know what's in a "Fishcak".

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Many years ago there was a roundabout in our town which only had two exit roads signposted 'Town Centre' and 'All Other Routes'. Later a new road was built aiming to divert traffic around the town and this exit was signposted 'All Routes' so until someone realised and the signs were altered your options were 'Town Centre', 'All Routes' or 'All Other Routes'! I often wondered how people unfamiliar with the area reacted.

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That sounds like the ring road in Huntingdon, I think it was, which was oddly signposted or something, so you'd find yourself attempting to head for the town centre and then suddenly find you were driving out of town!

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Whilst on holiday in Crete severall years years ago, we happened on a taverna in a remote village offering 'Spleen Omlette Calf Pluckett' as a menu choice - ever since then 'Spleen Omlette' has become a standing joke as a menu choice for picky dinner guests!

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Years ago, in my backpacking days, I was most amused to come across a sign outside a shop in Suva, Fiji, advertising "Ears pierced while you wait"!

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silly - the elephants are running the BBQ. Those trunks are nifty at flipping burgers...

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One of my favourites was the gynaecologist's sign outside his practice in Rome: "Dottore ..... : specialist in women and other diseases"

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And one (apparantly genuine) found in the kitchen of a cricket pavilion:

 

"LADIES: Please rinse teapots thoroughly and stand upside down on the draining board".

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It's back - much to the amusement of dd and me as we drive past at this time of year...

 

A local garden centre advertising for Christmas has a prominent sign reading:

 

'Visit us before Santa visits you'

 

We can't help imagining it being said by Vinnie Jones or a Eastenders-style villainous type who adds the words 'or else!'

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We often wonder what's going on behind the hedge at a builder's yard in Essex which offers 'free hardcore!'

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Just seen on the back of a lorry disappearing into the docks:

 

Have gravel will travel!

 

BTW it was a gravel lorry....

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Yesterday, I saw a van with "some company Your Partner In Restaurantation"

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One of the direction signs in a massive car park in Stevenage points to:

 

"Accessible Parking"

 

Is the rest of the car park inaccessible then?

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There is a notice by the till in our local paper shop saying that any customer mentioning the weather has to put 20p in the charity 'swear box'.

 

The box is getting quite full, and some people are doing it on purpose, just so they can donate! ;)

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