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Do some shop signs leap out at you

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JaneyCanuck Report 6 Jul 2008 20:41

Here's one, Jean. ;)

My mum and dad used to collect them from newspaper classified ads (you call them small ads I think).

Chip 'n Dale table.

Aha, I've remembered the other one I was trying to think of:

Chester drawers.

Jean (Monmouth)

Jean (Monmouth) Report 6 Jul 2008 19:50

Spelling mistakes in advertisements in the papers. In a local paper for the farming community it is so obvious that the typist has no knowledge of the subject matter and can put mis-spelling which alters the whole sense of the advert. Of course, just now my mind is a blank and cannot think of an example! Jean


Sharron Report 6 Jul 2008 19:22

Used to do a bit of a double take when I saw a lorry belonging to South Eastern Shopfitters because it always went into my brain as South Eastern Shoplifters and I thought they must be very good at it to need a lorry.


Dominic Report 3 Jul 2008 19:16

Indeed he does - particularly as the first sign was written without any grammatical errors!

Sally Moonchild

Sally Moonchild Report 3 Jul 2008 19:03

......he sounds a tad annoyed Dominic......


Dominic Report 3 Jul 2008 18:58

This wasn't a shop sign that agravated or annoyed me - quite the reverse.

The main shopping street near my house sells vegetables and spices which would be considered exotic elsewhere. One of the less exotic ones is root ginger. One of the greengrocers got fed up with people breaking little pieces off his root ginger, so put up a sign which read:

"Please do not break small pieces off the root ginger. If you are discovered doing this you will be charged as though you had bought the whole root."

That didn't seem to have much effect on customer behaviour, so it was replaced a couple of weeks later with a sign which read:



AnninGlos Report 3 Jul 2008 14:44

Kay, just looked on one of their receipts and it is Wilkinson!!!! No S


SallyF Report 3 Jul 2008 08:53

One thing that is really grating on me at the moment is the aparrent change in the way the letter 'H' is said. It seems that if you are under the age of 30 it now has to be pronounced Haitch instead of Aitch. And no matter how many times I correct my children they still insist it's Haitch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Bobtanian Report 2 Jul 2008 23:42

Well there you was the serprise mor than any think......
nearly got hit bye a rabbit............mind you the piano he was playing didnt miss me.........


Sharron Report 2 Jul 2008 23:36

Sign in a cafe in Selsey used to ask ladies not to put sanitary ware down the toilets. I suppose that once you have smashed up the pan and poked it all down the drain the mess must be appalling,and think of the noise!

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 2 Jul 2008 23:31

Sign in Sainsbury's told us that their herbs compliment tomatoes.


"My, you look good in that red outfit "?



Sharron Report 2 Jul 2008 22:50

Here's one for you.

People who end a question with or."Are you going home now or?" Then they wait, open mouthed, for an answer whIle I stand,open mouthed,waiting for the rest of the question.

People who end a statement with so.


LancsLass Report 2 Jul 2008 22:48

hospikal, kekkle,

dont know if this is just an accent difference, but that K is getting in the wrong place again.

Contrary Mary

Contrary Mary Report 2 Jul 2008 22:43

One of the worst signs I've seen is in an NHS car park - "have you payed and displayed"

and one of my pet hates is people ending words with a "k" instead of a "g" e.g. nothink, somethink, everythink grrrrrrrr it really annoys me.



Kay???? Report 2 Jul 2008 22:43


I looked on one of their shop bags,,ha ha,,,

***Julie*Ann***.sprinkling fairydust***

***Julie*Ann***.sprinkling fairydust*** Report 2 Jul 2008 22:34

oh my goodness me

i really must go to bed now folks cos i yawwwwwwwwwwwning,
sorry how rude of me, tee hee


JaneyCanuck Report 2 Jul 2008 22:33

Oh Ann -- I'd bet money the shop sign doesn't have an apostrophe!


Sharron Report 2 Jul 2008 22:32

An empty bottle of beer.

Devon Dweller

Devon Dweller Report 2 Jul 2008 22:29

Julie*Ann..Sadly I dont think it was a collection point


AnninGlos Report 2 Jul 2008 22:28

ooh yes, lend/borrow, learn/teach, forgot those thorns in the flesh. And there/their. And recieve instead of receive.

Thanks Kay, wasn't sure if they did have an apostrophe in the shop name.