Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Entrance exam

Pass the test and you'll get in.


Apparently, only Pushmi-pullyus are allowed.

Monday, 28 April 2014

Ape-rahisation

It's not at all clear but Greg L is hoping that this is a description of the show's content rather than one of the show itself.

Friday, 25 April 2014

Clitical error

Last week, if you didn't know, was state employee appreciation week in Nevada.

A proclamation by the office of Nevada's Governor, Brian Sandoval, cited some of the work done by state employees including those who 'conserve and preserve our natural and cultural resources'.

Well, that was what it was supposed to say.

Unfortunately, spellcheck was wearing its cheeky hat that day.


At least I've learned a new word this week.

No, no, no. It's gubernatorial.

Go on. Look it up. Who knew?

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Unwarranted spelling

Back after a short break in Wales where I spotted this at Ed's in Aberystwyth.


A mixture of a warranty and a guarantee, then.

Sounds like some kind of double indemnity.

Friday, 18 April 2014

Discount the sign

At most US baseball parks, beer sales are discontinued after the seventh inning.

Not so, apparently, at the Colorado Rockies' ground where the beer gets cheaper.


And where do the Rockies play?

Coors Field.

Named after the beer, of course.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Electification

It was interesting to see the use of a new buzzword on the BBC the other day.


Electification?

The promise by the government to upgrade the rail network in an attempt to secure votes.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Conniving Sainsbury's

Thanks very much to Ann F who spotted this paragraph buried in an article on the Yorkshire Post website about Sainsbury's and Bingley town centre.


Sainsbury's? Conspiring to sell illegal goods?

What would Mr Bradford and Mr Bingley have to say about that, I wonder?

Friday, 11 April 2014

Private body parts

Thanks to Clarke V of New Zealand who took this photo of a butcher's shop in Woombye, Queensland, Australia.

It's not just the incorrect plural and unnecessary apostrophe that annoy him.

As a vegan, he says this is just wrong in every way possible.


It makes you wonder if the horrors that lie behind that door match those of the signage.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

In for a dime

Can you imagine the scenes in the supermarket that must have prompted the addition of this hand-written postscript?


The arguments, the fights, the pandemonium?

Monday, 7 April 2014

She's no angel

Looking for a suitable fancy dress, Greg L stumbled across this which ground his gears.


Oh, I don't know.

The outfit's quite acute one, really.

Is that play on words a little obtuse for you?

Right.

Friday, 4 April 2014

Stringing us along

Time to go shopping again at Tesco.

For some garden twine. In Ireland.


So, instead of paying €1.40, you save by paying er, €1.40.

Also, as the price is 1c per metre, the price for 100m would be 100c, or €1.00. Yes?

Er no, it's €1.40.

In addition, you save 75%.

75% of what, exactly? Perhaps you get 75% less twine than you thought. Who knows?

Finally, you'd better hurry. The offer ends in 2020.

Wow. That's some vision, Tesco.

Until then, I guess you'll be leading us all up the garden path.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

One-day wonders

Last month, there was a football match between Yeovil Town and Bolton Wanderers.

This is how the tickets were printed.


It's hardly surprising.

Those lads from the North will have spent most of their time wondering where on earth Yeovil is.

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