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Is this a good thing or bad?

funny_sign_in_lovelandSome of the signage I use for wordsbybob.com  are from the web–others I see in person.

This one caught my eye yesterday as I was driving around Loveland, Colorado.

I think the business means they are tacking an extra hour on the end of their business day.

Could someone not interpret (or misinterpret) this to mean that they are sleeping in, and not making it to work until later than they did before?




Funny signs

A couple of years ago, I posted on wordsbybob.com a funny sign I had actually seen.  It was a misspelled sign on a main road about a quarter mile from my house. I called the post  Sign fail or dude where’s my spellchecker?

Once, I saw it, I turned around and went back home to get my camera.  I have seen many funny signs on the internet, but this one was one I actually photographed.

Now two years later, I find a comment on my blog that someone discovered the real misspelled sign and posted it on their humorous website.   They did credit me and my blog as the originator of it, and I thank them for it.

This website has many funny signs and other humorous pictures.  It is called the Witty Octopus, so check them out.

I guess you never know where things are going to show up.



Funny sign at a Loveand coffee shop

flickr adamselwood

Funny signs are my hobby.  At a local coffee shop yesterday, I saw a small sign on one of the coffee carafes.  Normally, they say bold blend, decaff, vanilla, etc.  One of the varieties posts when I went to fill my cup was

Jamacian me crazy.  Great way to start the day.

For the local folks, it was a one of my fav places to work and write — DaddyO’s Green Onion. (Thanks to Terry and the crew there.)

Sign fail or dude, where’s my spellchecker?

Misspelled signs or funny signs are entertaining to me.   Some real signs are funnier than anything you can make up.

A couple of days ago, I saw a sign that caused me to go get my camera so I could share it with you.

Someone was going to have a moving sale.  They got a 4 x 8 piece of plywood to spray paint to let the world (or at least NE Loveland) know of their sale.   They posted the sign for a few days at a very busy intersection in Loveland

The problem?  They didn’t spellcheck or have someone who has taken basic English look at the sign before they put it out on the corner.

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Patience or patients This is your brain on drugs

Pot store

  Funny signs make my day. 

There as been an onslaught of new medical marijuana dispensaries around Colorado.   One of the local ones had this sign on its door.  Thanks to my friend Heidi , mayor of heiditown.com, a movie review blog, for pointing this one out to me.

I have blanked out the company name and phone number–you will have to find your own pot, sorry,

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Funny sign on a business

Funny sign for blogI really saw this sign, and had to go back with my camera.  It is a double FAIL.  The apostrophe police should be after them to start.  Then the grammar police.

Didn’t most of us learn early on that words ending in F should be changed when made plural?  Dwarf–dwarves, scarf–scarves, wife–wives.  Oh, well.

I wonder if they paid someone to apply the letters on the sign.

And, by the way, what is a meat bundle? 

You can’t make this stuff up!

Under new management – SOOOoooo

New managementUnder new management. I bet you have seen a sign on a business stating that they have new leadership.  As you know from my past posts about quirky and funny signs, I am always on the lookout for these items.

Recently, I have seen a couple of businesses that proclaimed that they were “Under New Management.” As I remember, one was a fast food location and the other was a liquor store.

 My question is… Why do I care?  They spent money to tell the world they have a “changing of the guard” but what’s in it for me? 

 Why not put up a sign that tells about new products in stock, new menu items, cleaner restrooms or a big discount.  This might make me stop more that the fact that the faces at the top have changed.

Wouldn’t it be more effective to sell me on what you are doing differently?  Make me want to come in and shop.  I darn sure don’t just want to stop by to shake hands with the “new management.”

What do you think?