Wednesday, March 31, 2010

My Reederz Rite

I'd like to thank my reader Beverley, who sent this picture. She says it was in the window of a Tesco supermarket in the U.K.


14 comments:

Julie said...

Obviously without cream lollies the signwriter and proof-reader are unable to do their jobs adequately.

Lack of coffee has the same effect on me!

Anonymous said...

Looks like the print shop is having unforeseen technical issues of their own.

Kim Kasch said...

I had no idea what a cream lollie was. Should have known: ice cream lolly

Guess I can't think outside or inside the novelty box

Anonymous said...

what's a cream lollie?

Anthony said...

OK, I thought I could read English. I understand every word but have no idea what the sign actually means other than no cream lollies.

River said...

My English teacher would be spinning in her grave if she saw that sign.

The RPh said...

This is a perfect example of why people should read their signs, letters, notes, etc OUT LOUD before printing...WOW...

mike said...

You can spell "technical" but not "ice"? WTF?

Christine-Megan said...

So THAT'S that Queen's English?

Anonymous said...

Is cream,
Us cream
We alls cream...

lbparker said...

Unfortunately, I'm seeing more and more of this. Apparently spelling and grammar are no longer taught either in US or UK schools. I even see newspaper/magazine articles, which supposedly have a proofreading process, with multiple errors.

People rely too much on the computer's spell-checker, and not on another set of eyes (proofreader).

wv= unkegr: what should be done to sober up enough to proofread?

Anonymous said...

"It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is." W.J.C.

Anonymous said...

How about 'We're out of ice cream mix and won't have any 'til tomorrow? Sorry!'

I just love poorly spelled signs. It give me cause to wonder, as well as a feeling of superiority (if I think I know what the sign is supposed to mean).

With this sign from the UK, one has to think that the printer may actually be spelling somewhat phonetically.

student dr. blaze said...

the best sign like this that i ever saw was taped to a table that was partly collapsed. it read:

"table broken please."

my friend stole it. she probably still has it to this day. :-)

 
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