Posts Tagged ‘signs’

Since we’re still on yellow for Jude this week, I’m going to use this one. After all, it’s Lent, although maybe that means I should post it on Friday. 🙂 If you go to Reading Terminal Market (and that would be pronounced “Reding” not like reading a book) in downtown Philadelphia, you might stop at John Yi’s market for some fresh fish. There’s a lot more to see at the Market as well but try to avoid the weekends when you might have difficulty pushing through and lines are everywhere.

for Life in Colour: yellow

I’ve seen a few signs recently that brought a smile to my face. The first two are good, but I saved the best, maybe my all-time favorite, for last…because of course that mean you have to view the entire post. Bwaahaha! I’m so tricky.

In the first case, please also hit your brakes immediately.

Outside my parents’ dentist in Sedona…

This one makes me laugh every time I see it or even think about it.

Happy humorous Tuesday.

for Six Word Saturday

Call me persnickety, but not only does “butter popcorn” sounds excessively greasy, but how on earth do you get it to pop? Tack on an “ed” and you’re looking at at my favorite snack (although I prefer homemade and not too much butter.)

I’m writing this on Monday afternoon with chicken stock simmering on the stove, something to combat the cold outside.  I exercised this morning, both on the treadmill and on the weight machines, but now I’m going to exercise my laughing muscles.  You’re welcome to give yours a workout as well.

As usual, at least so far, all examples are from Richard Lederer’s manual on how misuse of the English language can make us laugh, Anguished English.  Have any of you picked up a copy either at the library or bookstore since you started reading the Language Abuse posts?  I hope at least a few of you have enjoyed them enough to do so.  But now, without further ado or even much ado about nothing, let’s take a look at signs that might give a rather different impression to the reader than was expected by the creator of the sign.

In a New York restaurant:  Customers who consider our waitresses uncivil ought to see the manager.

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You do?

Posted: February 25, 2017 in Humor, Just for fun, Miscellaneous
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Opst?  In the oddball challenge, that might mean “stop.”  🙂  Cee, welcome back from your time off.  I hope you’re rested and refreshed and I hope everyone stopping by has a wonderful weekend.

I forgot there’s no Photo Challenge this week (small heart attack here), so here’s my oddball entry today instead of Saturday.

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This week’s Photo Challenge theme is “Frame.”  (Have to say that the song “Fame” is now stuck in my head.)  I’m going outside the box (another frame?) a bit  (but the bars are framing it) to share a photo that brought a huge smile to my face as well as a lot of memories when I spotted it in a window in Plombières-les-Bains, France in July.  Took me back to my college days, when my best friend, Al, made me cassette after cassette of favorite songs, probably on Memorex.  “Smoke on the Water”, anyone?

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I’m getting behind on my blog reading, but it’s going to get worse before it gets better as I’m off to the Chicago Art Institute today.  That means my Weekly Photo Challenge entry won’t be out until tomorrow.

Today I thought I’d share a sign outside our local Menard’s. Menard’s sells everything for your yard and house, from light and light bulbs to lumber and garden supplies, with the motto of “Save big money at Menard’s.”  However, if they put this sign out in England, people wouldn’t read it as an invitation to stop by and get rolls of sod (turf) for their yards!

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