Author Topic: Silly signs  (Read 159671 times)

T42

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1475 on: October 07, 2018, 10:37:20 am »
Don't swallow the stopper.



You get extra points for trying, though. It's about an inch across.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

meddyg

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1476 on: October 13, 2018, 09:43:08 pm »


'guards cannot hear'

(I don't think there are any guards)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1477 on: October 18, 2018, 10:44:17 am »


This was in a cafe. A vegan cafe, as it happens. I didn't actually see Charlotte there, but...
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1478 on: November 25, 2018, 08:52:32 pm »

This is sensible because, well, pedestrian and cyclist route finder, but silly because it doesn't show you where you are.
An ungovernable laughter, a joyous agitation which makes the summer stretching before you seem like an unrolling canvas on which you might draw those first rude pure strokes that are free. (Capote)

Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1479 on: January 06, 2019, 05:58:27 pm »
Stayed in a hotel last night - I thought this was an awesome bit of copy checking from someone prior to printing.

Other than the obvious, the copyright message also says "(C) (current year)".

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1480 on: January 06, 2019, 06:45:55 pm »
Basil, you know those new no smoking signs? Have you had a look at what they actually say?
Yes dear. It's in Latin. For all the important guests. The important guests from the Vatican.
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Basil

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1481 on: January 06, 2019, 07:37:27 pm »
Basil, you know those new no smoking signs? Have you had a look at what they actually say?
Yes dear. It's in Latin. For all the important guests. The important guests from the Vatican.

Me?  ???
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1482 on: January 06, 2019, 07:50:30 pm »
I was thinking of your namesake in Torquay. Unless Mrs Basil is actually called Sybil.
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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1483 on: January 06, 2019, 08:18:36 pm »
Ah.  Carry on.
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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1484 on: January 06, 2019, 10:14:47 pm »
Sid James?  :demon:

Basil

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1485 on: January 24, 2019, 05:13:34 pm »
An old Welsh favourite


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T42

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1486 on: January 25, 2019, 08:51:15 am »
Smoking cormorants a predilection du côté de chez toi?

And: there's a line in L.A. Confidential where Kevin Spacey asks a secretary to shag a reverse telephone directory.
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Pingu

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1487 on: February 03, 2019, 12:21:22 pm »
Which way?


IMG_2457_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr

Kim

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1488 on: February 03, 2019, 03:00:42 pm »
Which way?


IMG_2457_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr

These roadworks sponsored by Sustrans.
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Feanor

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1489 on: February 03, 2019, 03:14:33 pm »
Which way?


IMG_2457_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr

That junction is a bit horrid at the best of times.
I had the misfortune to take a Motor-Car into town yesterday, and that set of roadworks had caused the most monumental gridlock I've ever seen!

Pingu

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1490 on: February 05, 2019, 01:15:04 pm »
Which way?


IMG_2457_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr

That junction is a bit horrid at the best of times.
I had the misfortune to take a Motor-Car into town yesterday, and that set of roadworks had caused the most monumental gridlock I've ever seen!

It was the same on the way home yesterday, Market Street nortbound. Fortunately I was cycling so could just pootle up between the lines of static vehicles.

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1491 on: February 05, 2019, 09:12:09 pm »
Which way?


IMG_2457_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr

That junction is a bit horrid at the best of times.
I had the misfortune to take a Motor-Car into town yesterday, and that set of roadworks had caused the most monumental gridlock I've ever seen!

It was the same on the way home yesterday, Market Street nortbound. Fortunately I was cycling so could just pootle up between the lines of static vehicles.
It took my boss 2 hours to get home past that the other night, a journey of 30 mins for me on the bike (although not on that shitty road). Arf,
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Kim

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1492 on: February 08, 2019, 12:03:06 am »
This week in stickers on the back of cars:

"Disco is not dead", sadly not on a clapped-out 90s Land Rover.

"Eat, Sleep, Dressage"  (I'd no idea it was an endurance sport.)
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

JStone

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1493 on: February 17, 2019, 06:47:42 pm »
Cows move - who knew?

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1494 on: February 19, 2019, 11:56:51 am »
Does the ticket machine only take Descartes?

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Kim

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1495 on: March 01, 2019, 09:41:36 pm »
Triffids?

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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1496 on: March 02, 2019, 05:39:45 pm »
Tree of tears.
An ungovernable laughter, a joyous agitation which makes the summer stretching before you seem like an unrolling canvas on which you might draw those first rude pure strokes that are free. (Capote)

Kim

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1497 on: April 06, 2019, 12:28:36 pm »
"Any golf bought for cash" on a generic commercial unit.

I thought this was one for the grammar thread, until I passed the hedge and saw the several of well-polished Volkswagens parked outside.
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Kim

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1498 on: April 09, 2019, 06:11:13 pm »
NO AIRBAGS
WE'LL DIE LIKE REAL MEN

On some kind of 90s-looking Volvo, which also appeared to have a two-tone airhorn cable-tied to the roof bar.  Toxic masculinity is weird.
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T42

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1499 on: April 10, 2019, 08:56:37 am »
Hell, if you can't afford a modern car irony is the next best thing.

In the 80s/90s there was a campaign to get more French cars on the road, with "Je roule français" stickers. We saw one very rusty old Peugeot with the back painted blue, white and red bearing the joyous inscription "Je rouille français" (I rust French).
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.