Monday, 29 September 2014

Twisting your words

It's time for something a little different today.

I include this not for its religious content which I neither support nor oppose, nor for its typos (I've spotted only one so far) but simply as an example of an interesting exercise with words.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Losing count

Not quite what you'd expect to find in Waitrose's window.


What's that you say? A disgruntled photographer taking the picture from that exact position? Or a disaffected employee placing the poster behind the pillar to create maximum negative impact?

Whoever's behind it, there are clearly more with the same idea.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Instant carma

This parking sign comes courtesy of Greg L.

If you run an old banger, you might be quids dollars in with such a deal.


I guess that makes them well-heeled and towed.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Unstopable

Elf Odin opened up a can of worms by sending me the following photo after finding this product in the box bin at a Sam's Club.


Downy is a brand owned by Procter & Gamble so I checked the website and what did I find?

The same product, undoubtedly, which is marketed in the UK under the Lenor brand.

And spelt correctly.


So I went back to the website, this time the US version, and found this.


So, P&G, what we need to know, please, is why the two identical products are spelt differently and, as far as I'm concerned, incorrectly in the US.

Oh, and just one last point.

Despite scrutinising the web sites in the name of research, I still have no idea what this product is nor what it does.

Friday, 19 September 2014

No but yeah but no but yeah

Within the last few minutes, the result of the referendum on Scotland's independence has been confirmed.

It may well have been different if the optimistic Yes campaigners had been in charge of the count.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Needs a cross-check

On one of my regular walks, I caught this in a local Estate Agent's window.


I think they may have spotted me taking the photo though. It's since been corrected.

I'm taking that as a win.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Perpetual pizza

Coming back from our many family outings to the The Yorkshire Dales my Dad always used to point out the sign displayed at a garage on Addingham's Main Street which advertised 'Free petrol tomorrow.'

Rather than an offer from which you could never benefit, Greg L found this coupon which, potentially, could just keep on giving and giving.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Chinese laundry blues

Dennis A has been rummaging again and found this.


Honestly. I don't think the reference to the child is necessary.

Because, if you're having to turn the garment inside out to wash it, then surely the child will just pop out anyway.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Arrers in arrears

Greg L found this paper dartboard with 6 darts on his recent travels in Oman.


Dare I say his trip was, er, four-shortened?

Friday, 5 September 2014

Size matters

Statisticians claim that, in the UK, you're never more than 20 feet away from a rat.

In the US apparently they use a different unit of measurement.


Not exactly a standard length though.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Monday, 1 September 2014

Taking the long view

Somebody at BBC News needs to reconsider their mathematical skills.

Most schoolchildren will tell you that 100 kilometres per hour is about 60 miles per hour. A cursory glance at a car speedometer would also reveal that fact.

From that, it's easy to work out that 10 km is about 6 miles.


Even if that's beyond you, just type '10000m in miles' into Google search and you'll get the answer.

See? Just over 6 miles.

Not surprisingly, the BBC's accuracy is miles out.

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