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A.Đapo  Identity Verified
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Mar 7, 2007

Real Signs In Shop Windows
Signs In a clothing store:
"Wonderful bargains for men with 16 and 17 necks."
In the window of an Oregon general store:
"Why go elsewhere to be cheated, when you can come here?"
In a Pennsylvania cemetery:
"Persons are prohibited from picking flowers from any but their own graves."
On a Tennessee highway:
"Take notice: when this sign is under water, this road is impassable."
From the safety information card in America WestAirline seat pocket:
"If you are sitting in an exit row and can not read this card, please tell a crew member."
On a Maine shop:
"Our motto is to give our customers the lowest possible prices and workmanship."
On a delicatessen wall: "Our best is none too good."


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lexical  Identity Verified
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or, in a store sale... Mar 7, 2007

All trousers reduced for men with short legs.

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Jenny Forbes  Identity Verified
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An oldie Mar 7, 2007

There's the old favourite:
"Don't kill your wife with the laundry. Let us do it for you."

And then:
"Please don't throw stones at this notice."
{That's all the notice said).

Fun post,
Regards, Jenny.


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Henry Hinds  Identity Verified
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Not in a shop window, but Mar 8, 2007

On an airline; they informed us that our seat cushions could also serve as a flotation device.

It was quite comforting to know that.


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slabejka
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Airline humor Mar 8, 2007

I enjoyed a bag of peanuts on a plane once - the instructions read "To use: Open bag, eat nuts."

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Jenny Forbes  Identity Verified
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More nuts Mar 8, 2007

Renata Slabejova wrote:

I enjoyed a bag of peanuts on a plane once - the instructions read "To use: Open bag, eat nuts."


I've seen this notice more than once on packets of nuts:

"This product may contain nuts".

Oh good ...

Love, Jenny.


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Julian Wood  Identity Verified
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http://www.signspotting.com/ Mar 15, 2007

Hiya
From the book from Lonely Planet, there are a multitude of authentic signs which almost make you cry, including;
'Slow Church services'
'Diaria Buffet'
'Torture Chamber- Unsuitable for Wheelchair users'
'Turn on headlights in clouds'


Want more?!

When I lived in the Czech Republic I developed a fascination with the signs there, the symbols, which were very different from ours, and hilarious- including a sign for a podiatrist at the train station(!), with a foot with four toes
Can attach a couple of my faves if I work out how to attach files.


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