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Do some shop signs leap out at you

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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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


AnninGlos Report 3 Jul 2008 14:44

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


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:


Sally Moonchild

Sally Moonchild Report 3 Jul 2008 19:03

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


Dominic Report 3 Jul 2008 19:16

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


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.

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


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.