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Post by Katharine » Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:40 pm

At work today I received a remittance advice from Transport for London.

The bottom line reads "Mayor of London If you cannot read this please telephone 0845..... "

I thought Boris was highly literate!
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Post by LongGone » Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:34 pm

Not to mention: if you can’t read it, then you don’t see the message or the phone #
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Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:11 am

Yes -- we have had discussions on this before.

Composers do NOT proof read their messages.
eg. "Cattle please close gate", or" Farm crossing"

My all- time favourite (Posted on "Jokes", some time ago) is absoltely genuine ---

Hospital notice ----- "Family Planning, please use rear entrance"

Not a Smiley in sight !

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Post by J.R. » Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:41 pm

These two as I have posted before, still remain on farms close to me.

'DO IT YOURSELF MANURE' (The mind boggles !!)

PLANTS PRODUCE EGGS' (the wonders of evolution.)
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Post by marty » Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:52 pm

I used to live in Stratford near to a white stick factory (no joke). There is a sign outside that reads:

Drive with care blind and deaf people
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Post by LongGone » Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:13 pm

And of course

“Let‘s eat grandma” vs “Let‘s eat, grandma”
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Post by sejintenej » Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:35 pm

The one that annoys me is the government's slogan
"Speed kills"

How in blazes can an inanimate concept (as opposed to the illicit drug) kill?
Surely it is driver error which is responsible for the death. I reckon the author and every user of the phrase should be sacked and sent back to school to learn common sense

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Post by jhopgood » Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:04 pm

sejintenej wrote:The one that annoys me is the government's slogan
"Speed kills"

How in blazes can an inanimate concept (as opposed to the illicit drug) kill?
Surely it is driver error which is responsible for the death. I reckon the author and every user of the phrase should be sacked and sent back to school to learn common sense
Difficult as there is no-one around to talk about common sense, which I understand, died some years ago.

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