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Do some shop signs leap out at you

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AnninGlos Report 2 Jul 2008 22:05

right yes, I know what you mean now re if/whether.

And yes, sloppy on my part it probably should be Wilkinson's. Don't remember what their shop front says though.


Sharron Report 2 Jul 2008 22:06

What about "there you go" from a shop assistant instead of "Thank you,madam/sir."

There was a sign outside a house by the A3,as if that mattered,that said"Jack Russel puppy's for sale." I always hoped the poor little puppy didn't miss it.Maybe they had bought him a nice new one.


Kay???? Report 2 Jul 2008 22:13


It is Wilkinsons,,,,,or Wilkos.

So you are right,:}~


LancsLass Report 2 Jul 2008 22:15

Incorrect spellings:

Eg. potatos, tomatos seen on the local veg stall.

Another, more a spoken issue.

Can I 'lend' some money, rather than borrow

and Can you 'learn' me, rather than teach

The above used quite often by young and old. It even drives my children to distraction.

and the one that drives me mad using the letter F for TH eg somefin, free,(three) fought (thought)

*Helen S

*Helen S Report 2 Jul 2008 22:16

I was at a big indoor children's play place and the notice to parents was so bad. There were apostrophes where they shouldn't be and missing where they should be. Their and there mixed up and littered with spelling mistakes. I had to change my seat as I couldn't bare to look at it. Sorry the Bare was intentional. lol


Maddiecow Report 2 Jul 2008 22:22

I remember being in a shoe shop once with my dads wife who was an English Teacher and they had an offer on 'Plimpsoles' she went to great lengths to ask what the Plimp was the shoes were made out of and what made them different from Plimsoles in other shops.

Devon Dweller

Devon Dweller Report 2 Jul 2008 22:23

Outside our village church last year there was a sign saying 'Prey for small children'

The mind boggles

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

***Julie*Ann***.sprinkling fairydust*** Report 2 Jul 2008 22:25

no no fair play you can get big kids

i got two in my family
hubby and son in law


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.


Devon Dweller

Devon Dweller Report 2 Jul 2008 22:29

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


Sharron Report 2 Jul 2008 22:32

An empty bottle of beer.


JaneyCanuck Report 2 Jul 2008 22:33

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

***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


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


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

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.



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.


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.

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 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!


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.........