Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Full of beens

Here we go again.

Taken from an article about the importance of proofreading.

Yet...


Better get that root file fixed. Whatever that means.

Monday, 26 October 2015

Caught martial

As Jon C points out, clearly an awareness of correct grammar isn't one of those traits.


As verified by some of the copy on the home page: 'Martial Arts Lessons for Childrens'

Friday, 23 October 2015

Go compare

I feel like I'm 12 years old again.

I came across this banner ad...


...and thought it might be interesting to go on one of those web sites where I could compare Mycock with some of the others.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Swissair

Well, I suppose it's reassuring...


...that you're not going to get just a mouthful of holes.

Monday, 19 October 2015

Born under a bad sign

I'm sure this isn't the window where you're expected to sign in.


No, it's as pointless as those other patronising - and potentially dangerous - 'safety' signs such as Baby On Board to which the only feasible retort is So F-ing What?

You think it'll stop people intentionally ramming your car?

Like obviously they otherwise would?

And, before you argue that the signs help the emergency services in the event of an accident, it's been shown that a) many accidents are caused by the restricted vision the signs offer and that b) the vast majority of drivers who display these signs don't remove them when the child is not on board, thus unnecessarily wasting the time of the emergency responders after an accident and often putting their lives at risk.

Rant over. Have a great day.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Poppycock

When I'm researching for the blog, I often discover new stuff.

For example, did you know that, apart from its more modern culinary meaning, the word vinaigrette is the name given to a small bottle used for holding smelling salts?

Greg L and I have a feeling that this one would bring you round feeling pretty crappy.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

The book stops here

You can't come in until you can come in.

But exactly when that will be is anyone's guess.

Monday, 12 October 2015

It's a gift

Jon C suggests that the BBC should take the advice of one of Harry Enfield's characters.

You don't wanna do it like that.

Friday, 9 October 2015

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Papal bull

With the Pope's visit flooding TV news channels in the USA last week, I guess it had to happen at some point.


Well, it is the easier, safer way to pray.

Monday, 5 October 2015

Small-minded

You should always check the small print. Even if it's invisible to the naked eye.

Here's a poster on a BART platform that Jon C came across.


The usual 'terms and conditions apply' disclaimer is at the bottom right. However, it's so small we've had to enlarge it for you.


But, if you think that's small, check out the asterisk next to it, and then try and find the text to which the asterisk refers.

Here's a clue. Even at the full poster size you'd need a magnifier.

Friday, 2 October 2015

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