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lilfox

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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #1170 on: October 26, 2012, 03:53:41 PM »
Professionally printed, likely mass produced Bumper sticker spotted on a car today:

"Honk if your horney"

Really? 

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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #1171 on: October 26, 2012, 05:51:56 PM »
Professionally printed, likely mass produced Bumper sticker spotted on a car today:

"Honk if your horney"

Really?

With the typo in it? That's the first thing I noticed, not that it is inappropriate on a public steet!

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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #1172 on: October 27, 2012, 10:41:24 PM »
Professionally printed, likely mass produced Bumper sticker spotted on a car today:

"Honk if your horney"

Really?

With the typo in it? That's the first thing I noticed, not that it is inappropriate on a public steet!

Oh yes, that is verbatim.  So typo?  Check.  Improper use of your instead of you're? Check.  I suppose it also counts as a brain hurt that someone got this printed as is.

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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #1173 on: October 28, 2012, 03:06:56 PM »
Wait, what if my name really is horney, lowercase and all, to be eunigqquee?  (Pronounced hor Nay)

I guess I am the only one that truly gets to honk!

HONK HONK HONK!!

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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #1174 on: October 31, 2012, 07:51:56 PM »
Near the town of Gaffney, South Carolina, there is a water tank shaped like a giant peach (Gaffney was once best-known for its peach orchards).

Before the outlet mall was built and people could look at the water tank from the mall, there was a sign on the interstate that said, "To View Peach, Go to Exit 92."

The only highway sign I saw that was nearly as funny was in Griffin, Georgia. It was a crossroads sign with a smaller sign underneath it that read "Bowling Lane." I wondered aloud, "Why do they have a crossroads sign for a bowling alley?" ...

Before I realized that the cross-street was named Bowling Lane.  :-[  ;)

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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #1175 on: November 01, 2012, 05:20:04 PM »
The Dole Cannery in Honolulu used to have a water tower painted like a pineapple.  It was a beloved local landmark.  Time took its toll and the water tower was torn down and the cannery transformed into an outlet mall.  Fast forward several years and an egg shaped anaerobic digester was constructed at the wastewater treatment plant (a couple miles away).  Many people were upset at the visibility of this egg-shaped digester.  They claim it ruined the view.  It's in the middle of an industrial park and the cranes and hoists at the shipyard hide most of the digester from view.

I suggested they paint the digester to resemble a pineapple.  They don't listen to my brilliant suggestions. ::)
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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #1176 on: November 10, 2012, 02:03:39 PM »


This sign has been cracking DH and I up for a few weeks now.  It's the sign for a private road near where we live.  Used to be just a small sign with the numbers of the houses, and then it was replaced quite suddenly.  Wouldn't you love to be known as "the people who live on Odd Private Dr"?

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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #1177 on: November 11, 2012, 06:29:16 PM »
A cheap sign on the side of the road read "Gifted Psychic Adviser" and had a phone number.

DH looked and laughed, "Why would a psychic need to advertise?" and I wondered if the psychic is gifted, is the psychic going to give the client gifts, or they only treat gifted people.

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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #1178 on: November 11, 2012, 08:21:22 PM »
A cheap sign on the side of the road read "Gifted Psychic Adviser" and had a phone number.

DH looked and laughed, "Why would a psychic need to advertise?" and I wondered if the psychic is gifted, is the psychic going to give the client gifts, or they only treat gifted people.

Psychics need to advertise because their clients are not psychic.  However, they should know that you are coming in, so you should not need to call for an appointment.


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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #1179 on: November 11, 2012, 10:45:21 PM »
A cheap sign on the side of the road read "Gifted Psychic Adviser" and had a phone number.

DH looked and laughed, "Why would a psychic need to advertise?" and I wondered if the psychic is gifted, is the psychic going to give the client gifts, or they only treat gifted people.

Psychics need to advertise because their clients are not psychic.  However, they should know that you are coming in, so you should not need to call for an appointment.

DH thinks they should just walk up to whoever needs their services and offer to trade advice for a fee. He is silly.  :)
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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #1180 on: November 12, 2012, 08:35:12 PM »
I know someone who ran for City Council and put "I hate yard signs" on all of his...you guessed it....yard signs! (Along with his name and "for City Council" of course.)

He was trying to call attention to the fact that he wants to do things differently in politics in our city.

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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #1181 on: November 15, 2012, 01:07:14 PM »
This is not a sign, but an on-line headline from yesterday in Toronto:

BREAKING - GLASS FALLS 34 STOREYS FROM SKYSCRAPER!

Yes, I guess it would break....
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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #1182 on: November 15, 2012, 01:17:39 PM »
This is not a sign, but an on-line headline from yesterday in Toronto:

BREAKING - GLASS FALLS 34 STOREYS FROM SKYSCRAPER!

Yes, I guess it would break....

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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #1183 on: November 15, 2012, 01:56:18 PM »
It may be an urban legend but there is a story about signs in the New Jersey Capitol.

One of the counties in New Jersey is 'Middlesex County'.  According to the story, the county office in the state house is located between restrooms.  If you walk down the hall you will see, 'Men', 'Middlesex' and 'Women'.
Sadly, it must be a legend. There are Middlesex Counties in Virginia and Massachusetts as well as New Jersey. Middlesex county is in England.

In trying to find the derivation, all I can come up with is Essex was the land of Saxons, which makes sense in old English. I can't find the derivation of 'middle'!

I presume it's in between Essex (East Saxons) and Wessex (West Saxons).
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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #1184 on: November 15, 2012, 02:46:39 PM »
It may be an urban legend but there is a story about signs in the New Jersey Capitol.

One of the counties in New Jersey is 'Middlesex County'.  According to the story, the county office in the state house is located between restrooms.  If you walk down the hall you will see, 'Men', 'Middlesex' and 'Women'.
Sadly, it must be a legend. There are Middlesex Counties in Virginia and Massachusetts as well as New Jersey. Middlesex county is in England.

In trying to find the derivation, all I can come up with is Essex was the land of Saxons, which makes sense in old English. I can't find the derivation of 'middle'!

I presume it's in between Essex (East Saxons) and Wessex (West Saxons).

We must make the leap sometimes that 'middle' means 'middle' and has for over 500 or 1000 years.

It astounds me that we are so connected with our ancestors and predecessors. An amazing connection.

(I love having all the information at my fingertips, too! Amazing!)