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Post by Weneki32 on Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:34 am

Just a thought - have you seen any funny ads, signs and website wording recently? Any you would like to share? No naming and shaming though! I've never posted a new topic, so I hope this makes you laugh. Here are three I have seen during Autumn 2012:

"Leak & Potato Soup" - local cafe - surprisingly only one portion left! Shocked

"Winter Brakes" - Travel & Estate Agency Website - maybe they will give advice on careful driving? Very Happy

"...bare with us...." - New website (being developed) for a Holiday Park - do we really want to stay there?!

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Post by feathers on Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:26 pm

Nice one Weneki....I'll be keeping a lookout for more funnies to post here. Thanks!

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Post by Weneki32 on Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:29 am

Thanks for your reply Feathers - Glad you like it!


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Post by feathers on Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:03 pm

DOG FOR SALE - eats anything - fond of children.

FOR SALE - ANTIQUE DESK - suitable for lady, with thick legs and large drawers.

Try SHEER STOCKINGS! Designed for fancy dress but so serviceable that lots of women wear nothing else... ...

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Post by Weneki32 on Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:12 pm

Ha Ha!!! Very funny!!!
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Post by kidder on Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:01 pm

Funny you should start this Weneki. I took this at a service station yesterday on the M6

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts....Mmmm Mmmm!


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Post by Weneki32 on Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:01 am

Oh dear me!! Shocked

Incidently, the Winter Brakes of my first post has now been changed to Winter Breakes. Please amend to Breaks - other than that, your website is great!! Very Happy
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Post by Chas on Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:35 pm

I'm still pondering the current SCS tv ad ....

What is a "Sofa carpet"?


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Post by Chas on Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:33 am

The problem with "inclusivity" or the tale of the dyslexic sign-writer ....

CLICK

The pain of 16,000 down the drain affects me directly, being a Ratfford resident. I think Fartford Council should employ a proof-reader.

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Post by Weneki32 on Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:54 pm

Oh dear....the top one reminds me of (and this is a genuine true story) of when I used to work in hotels. One of my colleagues had a name badge which included her job title - Receptionsit!
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Post by kidder on Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:37 pm

Then there is.......


Well, at least a dorm room at the University of Alabama has found its constipated-looking, grammatically challenged sorority girl. This passionately misspelled indictment of the commander-in-chief, which appears to have been scrawled on a discarded pizza box (the official protest medium of college students) makes a pretty effective case for Mitt Romney, but an even better case against Romney's plan to slash the education budget. Come on, America. This girl is one more cut language arts program away from having the linguistic skills of a Chick-Fil-A cow.


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Re: Funny Ads, Signs & Website Wording

Post by Chas on Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:39 pm

@Weneki32
The voice-over says:
"SCS, the sofa carpet specialists."

I still have no idea what a sofa carpet is but I am positive that is what he says.


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A few years ago, I came across ther following sign at a field-gate:

SHEEP
DOGS FOUND
WORRYING
WILL BE SHOT

My poor old mutt had a nervous breakdown!

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Post by nickandchris on Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:12 pm

What about this that I photo'd at the Abbey Mill cafe this week?



Thought I might have filled one box, if not three, myself!!!

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Post by kidder on Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:26 pm

Without spilling a drop Chris?

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Post by stoupaduck on Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:26 pm

Have posted before but it still amuses me

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Post by Weneki32 on Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:38 am

Chas - that sheep one is a Baarmy sign! Shocked

Chris - I'll have to go there when I'm feeling flush! Laughing
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Post by nickandchris on Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:53 am

Great sense of humour, Weneki32!!

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Post by Weneki32 on Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:27 pm

Thanks for your reply Chris Very Happy .

How about this extract from a well known TV/Nature website a few years ago:

"Sugar - You can make up a sugary solution for moths which they will come and feed on instead of flowers. Simply heat cola in a pan then add brown sugar and black treacle until everything has dissolved. Let the mixture cool and then at dusk paint it onto tree trunks or posts. You'll then be able to see the moths feeding at night with a torch."

I don't know about you but I have never seen a moth with a torch! Laughing
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Post by Chas on Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:56 am

Cor! Innit amazing what they can do with LEDs and L-Ion batteries, these days?

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Post by feathers on Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:17 pm

Seen in the window of a local beauty salon:

Ears pierced.......while you wait!

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Post by Weneki32 on Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:16 pm

Anyone remember ISSI NOHO the Panda? It always makes me laugh how he got his name!!!
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Post by Chas on Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:03 pm

Shocked

Maybe it's an age thing?

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Post by Weneki32 on Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:39 am

No, it's not an age thing, it is a Panda Sign thing.

To cut a long story short - Issi Noho - the book was written by Keith Chatfield. Issi is a Panda with Magical powers. He lives in a crate, camouflaged in branches - on the crate is written:

THIS SIDE UP
USE NO HOOKS

However the branches cover the majority of the wording so only:

IS SI
NO HO

is showing as a sign above his door! So that's how he got his name! Very Happy


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