Monday, 13 December 2010

What's wrong with this picture?


(Apart from the photography, that is!)

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Whoops. That's one sign writer that should be shot

CarolineLD said...

Legend has it he took a, er, refreshing break halfway through signwriting!

Kitty said...

Well, I've seen 'Marlboro' or 'Marlborough' spelled that way before. The English always throw extraneous vowels into words. It's a cultural hobby.

I had a dog, named after a local pub. His name was pronounced 'Chumley' however was spelled 'Cholmondesley'.

But, he was a 90kg English Mastiff, he could carry that name. :)

CarolineLD said...

Ah yes, it took me a long time to realise that Featherstonehaugh is pronounced 'Fanshaw', too! Apparently this one really was a mistake, though.

Anonymous said...

Kitty, we might use a few extra vowels, but look again, we don't usually use this many!!

Kitty said...

But Anonymous, you do if you stutter! :D

I love the idea it was a mistake by a drunken sign-writer, originally. Especially as they've kept it up there misspelled.

I've been there, it's in Chester, near where I used to live... that's why I've seen it spelled that way before... d'uh...

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