Author Topic: Silly signs  (Read 179429 times)

Basil

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1475 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 #1476 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 #1477 on: February 03, 2019, 12:21:22 pm »
Which way?


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Kim

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1478 on: February 03, 2019, 03:00:42 pm »
Which way?


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These roadworks sponsored by Sustrans.
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Feanor

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1479 on: February 03, 2019, 03:14:33 pm »
Which way?


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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 #1480 on: February 05, 2019, 01:15:04 pm »
Which way?


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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.

Mrs Pingu

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1481 on: February 05, 2019, 09:12:09 pm »
Which way?


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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 #1482 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.)
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JStone

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1483 on: February 17, 2019, 06:47:42 pm »
Cows move - who knew?

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spesh

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1484 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 #1485 on: March 01, 2019, 09:41:36 pm »
Triffids?

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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1486 on: March 02, 2019, 05:39:45 pm »
Tree of tears.
At some point in the ride, you might find yourself in Osaka with Spanish speakers where you had expected Edinburgh talking Greek. This does not mean you are lost, or even off route.

Kim

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1487 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.
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Kim

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1488 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 #1489 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).
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Mr Larrington

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1490 on: April 10, 2019, 12:49:40 pm »
See also "Véhicule d'Anges Heureux" spotted on the back of a 2CV longer ago than I like to contemplate.
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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1491 on: April 10, 2019, 06:52:51 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.

Interesting, when you realize that Volvo was one of the first company to introduce safety devices like seatbelts, airbags, etc., long before those devices became mainstream.

A

Kim

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1492 on: April 10, 2019, 07:32:19 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.

Interesting, when you realize that Volvo was one of the first company to introduce safety devices like seatbelts, airbags, etc., long before those devices became mainstream.

My thoughts exactly!
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1493 on: April 11, 2019, 12:58:03 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.

Interesting, when you realize that Volvo was one of the first company to introduce safety devices like seatbelts, airbags, etc., long before those devices became mainstream.

A

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Pingu

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1494 on: April 21, 2019, 07:49:22 pm »

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hellymedic

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1495 on: April 21, 2019, 09:14:18 pm »

T42

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1496 on: April 22, 2019, 07:52:00 am »
Bof. One cat more or less, who cares?

(pulls bunker door closed and cowers in a corner.)
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Pingu

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1497 on: May 16, 2019, 09:20:55 pm »

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T42

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1498 on: May 17, 2019, 08:22:19 am »
In that context the traffic lights are pretty silly too.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Basil

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1499 on: June 21, 2019, 02:36:33 pm »
Spotted in a pub bog on a recent visit to Brum


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Surely 'Hard on' is more normal and, well useful?
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