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post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
It annoyed me enough that I had to share.

This was at a small beach front snack place we stopped at yesterday

Quote:
PLEASE
Do not take you
drink... until...
"your number"...
is "called"
post #2 of 22
That stuff wears me out, I see misspellings all the time like that, it drives me CRAZY
post #3 of 22
I bet you wish you had a big fat marker with you to add that missing "r". I know I would have.
post #4 of 22
Thread Starter 
I did look through my bag for one
post #5 of 22
there was one in a coffee shop in the UK that I just had to tell the staff about

they had expresso for espresso coffee
post #6 of 22
what's up with all the quotation marks?? that's a weird sign
post #7 of 22
That's cute!
post #8 of 22
It's the unnecessary apostrophe that always irritates me, as in Remnant's Shop (who's remnants?)
post #9 of 22
Thread Starter 
The had some unnecessary apostrophes as well

That sign just annoyed me for some reason
post #10 of 22
Oh yeah that'd drive me completely bonkers as well!!!!
post #11 of 22
Ohh. I got an invite to a surprise party yesterday. it read: Shhhh! i'ts a surprise!!
post #12 of 22
Looks like someone had "one too many" when printing the sign
post #13 of 22
Oh that is awful!

We have a sign shop here in London..they sell signs for a living and on their own sign it says..

"Where London goes for sign"...

Not where London goes for SignS..Duuuuh
post #14 of 22
AUGH! That's the kind of thing that makes my blood pressure spike up. It makes me want to walk into that shop and find the owner and say, "WHY? What's the rationale for all those quotation marks? I can understand the lost R, that just means somebody wasn't thinking. It's a sin of omission. But you had to actively ADD those quotation marks! You had to have a reason in mind, however misguided it was!" (By this time, I have the poor guy by the lapels and I'm screaming in his face.) "What were you thinking? Please! I've got to know WHYYYYY!"

Luckily, I don't go out much.
post #15 of 22
My first thought was that the sign was made by someone whose first language is not English.
post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by Trouts mom View Post
Oh that is awful!

We have a sign shop here in London..they sell signs for a living and on their own sign it says..

"Where London goes for sign"...

Not where London goes for SignS..Duuuuh
My guess is that they only sold one sign to some person named London.

post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by CarolPetunia View Post
AUGH! That's the kind of thing that makes my blood pressure spike up. It makes me want to walk into that shop and find the owner and say, "WHY? What's the rationale for all those quotation marks? I can understand the lost R, that just means somebody wasn't thinking. It's a sin of omission. But you had to actively ADD those quotation marks! You had to have a reason in mind, however misguided it was!" (By this time, I have the poor guy by the lapels and I'm screaming in his face.) "What were you thinking? Please! I've got to know WHYYYYY!"

Luckily, I don't go out much.

post #18 of 22
Have you read Eats Shoots & Leaves? My copy has a sheet of stickers in it; the funniest is one you put on the extra apostrophes or quotation marks and it reads, "The panda says, 'NO!'"

A local, legendary burger place near here (where tourists flock) had a sign up a couple of years ago, that was obviously done on a computer. It read:

We can no longer accept 100 dollar bill's. Because of counterfiet 100 dollar bill's. Our employee's are instructed not to accept these bill's.

I mentioned to the woman behind me that someone should have run a spell check before making the sign and she said to me, "What are you, a grammar nazi?"

post #19 of 22
My "number" is "called"? Really? What are we really talking about then.

Lol, Swampwitch that sign says that they can't take a quantity of one hundred one-dollar bills. And somehow only if they belong to Bill.

Check out engrish.com; a lot of them are forgivable because obviously they don't speak English natively, but still hilarious.

I HATE when they do this thing "Ye Olde Shoppe"! All that says is 'The old shop' in archaic spelling conventions (superscript 'y' was shorthand for the 'th' sound).
post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by GingersMom View Post
My guess is that they only sold one sign to some person named London.

OMG, that sign would annoy the heck outta me!
post #21 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by GingersMom View Post
My guess is that they only sold one sign to some person named London.

post #22 of 22
err i have no idea what they mean
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