, pub-0038581670763948, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 My Typo Humour: A rubbish bin

Wednesday 17 October 2012

A rubbish bin

Householders in the Aylesbury Vale District who signed up for the Aylesbury Vale District Council's garden waste collection service were surprised last week to receive a new wheelie bin.

It's brown and it's for collecting garden waste.

OK. No surprise there. After all, that's the very least they'd expect for their £36.

(Actually, the fact that householders must pay for their garden waste to be collected comes as a monstrous surprise to me.)

Anyway, the main surprise for AVDC householders is this uneditable typo.


Now I'm no Botanist but, as a boy, I enjoyed collecting caterpillars on many family holidays in Anglesey. And even my 8 year old self knew where to find them. On Ragwort.

That's Ragwort, AVDC. Ragwort.

Or, if you prefer, Stinking Willy. (Another name for the plant, I hasten to add. Not for AVDC.)


Yes, because AVDC saw fit to have the rules moulded into the lid. Not printed on, say, an easily-removable, self-adhesive paper. Not even printed on an information sheet.

No. Moulded in. Permanently.

So what does AVDC mean to its householders?

A Very Disappointing Cock-up.

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