Friday, 29 August 2014

Mixed message

A clear demonstration of the importance of typographical accuracy.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Shirt tales

Along with many other Leeds folk, including Steve S who sent this photo in (thank you), I was really pleased that Leeds Rhinos won the Rugby League Challenge Cup Final at the weekend by beating local rivals Castleford.

Or Castelford, according to the Winners shirts all the team wore at the homecoming at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on Monday.


OK. I guess the shirt printers could be forgiven.

It's another team. Another town. Surely they wouldn't make such an error closer to home, would they?

Er, yes. They would. And did, back in April when they produced this shirt in celebration of Jamie Peacock's 500th career game.


To think that Andrew Carnegie donated vast sums of money trying to improve literacy.

Monday, 25 August 2014

Initial failure

There's an organisation that represents the UK's recorded music industry.

It's known by the initial letters of its original name, the British Phonographic Institute: the BPI.

Only, it's not.

It's known as the BPI (British Recorded Music Industry).

How confusing is that?


According to Greg L, it's a PITA (Poor Attempt At Keeping Things Simple).

Friday, 22 August 2014

X-rated movie

Goodness me. This is going back a bit.

To the year 2000 in fact.


Now that really would be the turn of the century.

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

On the menu

Thanks to Trev L for this apostrawful menu.


Actually, there is a case for the defence here.

The apostrophe in pud's could represent a missing i so that it reads Giant Yorkshire pud is served with.

Each apostrophe in potato's could represent the missing e.

And the apostrophe in burger's could also represent a missing i so that it reads Suicide burger is well done.

A case. But a tiny case.

In fact, only small potato's.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Invisibus

Thanks to Tom L who found this in a Manchester bus station the other day.

What does the notice say?

These doors only open when your bus arrives.

Friday, 15 August 2014

Dirty magazine

Aberdeen Council was happy with the latest edition of its newsbite magazine which it had delivered to its 23,000 tenants.

Happy, that is, until some bright spark suggested that the partly obscured b in the title on the front page might, in fact, be an h.

Then it turned to, well, see for yourself.

Picture: SWNS

Sounds like a Daily Mail publication to me.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Friday, 8 August 2014

A few tips

You spend all that time developing a great tasting full-bodied red wine by carefully selecting and blending four different Nova Scotia grape varieties fermented in their skins.

Perfect.

And then you name it.


Er. No.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Cyclelogical abuse

Is this young lady, making her way serenely along the seafront at Stokes Bay, Gosport, actually breaking the law?


After all, she's cycling.

If, like me, you're wondering what cygling involves, may I suggest you like the Cygling Facebook Page? At the time of writing you'll find no less than 5 like-minded individuals on there just dying to share their experiences with you.

I've a feeling at least one of them may be a Council Worker.

Based in Cosport.

Monday, 4 August 2014

Open door policy

Oh look. Found by Dennis A on Janis Ian's Facebook Page, here's another of those confusing situations that only pushmi-pullyus are able to solve.


It reminds me of the Useless Box.

Friday, 1 August 2014

More crap from Tesco

Thanks to Trev L for pointing out this notice which was displayed at the Tesco Express store in Kingsland Road, Hackney last week, and photographed by David Sparks.


Quite a lot of support has been shown for Dilal, the Store Manager, and his staff. For, despite the grammatical errors and the, ahem, rather messy malapropism, no one has yet been, er, discharged.

I'm guessing that a surge in diaper sales has ensured staff retention.

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