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As long as the tone has been lowered :D, I remember seeing a neon sign inside the childrens' section of a department store a while back which had lost some of its letters. So instead of "Great Clothes To Grow Up In," it actually said (and I don't know whether this really was random or if it had been tampered with), "Great Clothes To G-o- -P In."

 

On the subject of missing neon letters, our local Safeway (yes, we still have Safeway over here, it hasn't turned into Morrison's) had lost some of its letters and instead of saying SAFEWAY it just said -AFEW--. Not the greatest of advertisements.

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Liquid beverage fulfilment logistics manager?

Well, yes that works, but I was thinking maybe something else with the word Artist in it? The tone has been lowered after all! ;)

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As long as the tone has been lowered :D, I remember seeing a neon sign inside the childrens' section of a department store a while back which had lost some of its letters. So instead of "Great Clothes To Grow Up In," it actually said (and I don't know whether this really was random or if it had been tampered with), "Great Clothes To G-o- -P In."

 

On the subject of missing neon letters, our local Safeway (yes, we still have Safeway over here, it hasn't turned into Morrison's) had lost some of its letters and instead of saying SAFEWAY it just said -AFEW--. Not the greatest of advertisements.

I think it must have been tampered with but I like it. Somebody had a sense of humour!

I recall a few years ago, the big supermarkets were having a back to school literacy drive, which mostly involved flogging related wares. It's not just about the money after all, they really do care about whether the kids can read and write! <_<

The effort was somewhat undermined by our local emporium displaying their name as Morrisons's.

Oh well, it's the thought that counts.

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There is a dog grooming parlour at the end of our road called "Dirty Dogs and Filthy Bitches" ????. Forgot that one, probably because I see it every day!

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My local Sainsbury has a section signed "Adult Cereal".  Appropriately enough, it's on the top shelf.  I shudder to think what the free toys inside are.

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An advertisement on an A-frame outside our local beauty salon has me grinning today. It's a special offer, but I'm not entirely sure who their target market is:

 

3 for 2

Pedicures

 

:wacko:  :D

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From the English version of a theatre website: "It is not allowed to enter the auditorium in upper garments." The mind boggles  :) 

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Called in the office on the ground floor this afternoon. They have a framed certificate stating they were the runners up in the Happiest Office competition. They are officially the second happiest office in the county I think, not in the country or even in the building.

I'm not sure how high the happiness bar was set - all the time, most of the time, at least some of the time. As one of the runners up said, you can't be happy all the time. If that was the requirement, the winners must have been faking it. Coming second is an easier standard to maintain.

No surprise our lot didn't bother entering the comp, or even know about it. I had never heard of it but I would've been prepared to make an effort. Especially if there was a cash prize.

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11 hours ago, Yaffa said:

I saw this guy on the news, going about his business at night, with a ladder and "sticky backed plastic." Reminded me of Blue Peter when they weren't allowed to advertise on the Beeb, so couldn't say Sellotape. I do agree that the abherrant apostrophe, which so used to vex the late Keith Waterhouse, is rather annoying. It demonstrates a lack of understanding of the language and how to use punctuation correctly. 

I used to be a bit of a stickler for correct English, but as I get older I find my grammar  deteriorating, mostly from laziness and being used to txtng abbreviations. Actually writing out whole sentences and punctuating them correctly is a bit of a chore now.  All errors are entirely my own. I hope Bristol Apostrophe Man never make's a mistake :ph34r:!

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8 minutes ago, taxi4ballet said:

:D:D

 

As an aside... I wonder where the lorry driver is taking those trees?

 

they're the replacement for Trident; it's not just North Korea that can put on a parade! ;)

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Sign at the roadside today:

 

"Grass Cutting One Mile"

 

Crikey, they've got some long grass on their hands;)

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I'm currently in Chiang Rai and just walked past this.  I'm still a schoolboy at heart :D

 

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Oh they just keep coming.  In Tham Lod cave grounds  - which I highly recommend if you're ever near Mae Hong Son.

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I suppose there are other alternatives if, for example, you're The Donald.

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Or Dolly Parton who, when asked how long it takes to do her hair in the morning, said "I don't know, I ain't ever there" !!

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Not a strange sign, exactly, but I was just having a wander round RightMove, and found a property where the bathroom has "vanished floorboards".  Step out of the bath and fall straight down into the room below? :D

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I spotted this legend on the side of a Tesco articulated lorry recently:

 

"No baguettes are left in this vehicle overnight"

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According to the airline's website, an area I'll be visiting for a stopover is 'known as one of the most futile plains of the world.' Oh well...
 

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On 24/08/2018 at 18:15, Yaffa said:

According to the airline's website, an area I'll be visiting for a stopover is 'known as one of the most futile plains of the world.' Oh well...
 

 

On 25/08/2018 at 20:05, taxi4ballet said:

What's the point in stopping there then?! 

:)

 

Maybe to take advantage of the kind offer of a cafe owner who wouldn't accept payment for filling my water bottle:  'It is our pleasure to liquidate you - no charge.' 

On a more serious note, I wish my language skills were a tenth as good as those of so many thoughtful people I have encountered on this and other amazing stopovers. 

Yaffa

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4 hours ago, RuthE said:

 

This makes me think of temporary road signs which say

 

NARROW LANES

DO NOT

OVERTAKE CYCLISTS

 

Well, of course they don't.

 Good one today on South Western railways:

 

Trains departing from Exeter will now depart from Salisbury

 

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