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Signs of the times

Discussion in 'off topic' started by ks.234, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. ks.234

    ks.234 pfm Member

    Mrs ks took this while at the traffic lights in Portsmouth today


    Any other everyday signs that amuse?
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2019
  2. Still

    Still he said his naim was ralph

  3. HarryB

    HarryB pfm Member

    Best one I ever saw (sadly before mobile phone cameras) was a white transit builder’s van.

    Beneath ‘J and K Khan plastering and rendering specialists’ there were big red letters saying YOU’VE TRIED THE COWBOYS, NOW TRY THE INDIANS
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  4. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Waiting for the streetcar..

  5. ks.234

    ks.234 pfm Member

    I understand this has become a meme, but when I first came across it in the Tate Britain of all places, it had a direct effect on the immediacy of my toilet needs

    Still likes this.
  6. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Waiting for the streetcar..

  7. Rockmeister

    Rockmeister pfm Member

    No pic sadly but while teaching on the Isle of Wight, kids from Brading were sometimes 'interesting' (highest incest rate in the UK at that time, Brading!). Nearby a road sign read:
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  8. BJP

    BJP El Perro Azul

    The real notice is the small print , sign of the times indeed .

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  9. ks.234

    ks.234 pfm Member

    I really did laugh out loud at that one.

    Nearly spat some beer out y‘bastard!
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  10. ks.234

    ks.234 pfm Member

    I collected a few signs from a holiday on the IoW earlier in the year, it really is a step back in time
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  11. Gerard124

    Gerard124 pfm Member

    A book of funny adverts, misprints, signs etc I owned as a child contained a notice along the lines of

    Have you seen our lost dog? He only has 3 legs and is blind in one eye - answers to the name of Lucky!
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  12. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Waiting for the streetcar..


    /thread :)
    Bart, zarniwoop, eternumviti and 5 others like this.
  13. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Many years ago, McDonald's were doing an advert for their milk shakes. The headline to right of the poster was 'Painfully thick', to the left was a picture of said milk based drink. Unfortunately we had some rather bad weather & the left hand side of the poster peeled off to reveal the L'Oréal advert underneath. The face of L'Oréal at the time was Cheryl Cole. Much hilarity ensued.
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  14. sq225917

    sq225917 situation engineer

    Similar thing in sheffield, peeled billboard ad. " experts in marketing and advertising, we'll help you get your message across" then the bottom edge had rolled up hiding all but the first four digits of the phone number, which of course was just local coding....
  15. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Currently enjoying a rerun in the movie Blinded by the Light.
  16. ks.234

    ks.234 pfm Member

    Could be worse...

  17. Ponty

    Ponty pfm Member

    Bad taste warning. A huge ready mix concrete firm in London with concrete mixers covered in massive logos. They had to re-brand the business as they were called ‘Jim’ll Mix It’.
    ks.234 likes this.
  18. Swamp Thing

    Swamp Thing A Leading Expert

    2 for 1...

  19. Swamp Thing

    Swamp Thing A Leading Expert

    Watched that - OK, you deserve this now...

  20. Enfield boy

    Enfield boy pfm Member

    Many years ago there was a company called Mr Harry, they made shirts and their advertising slogan was "Mr Harry is a Shirt".
    A local wag found it hilarious to whitewash out the last "r".
    Life was simpler in the 60's!

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