Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Rough Landing

Spotted by Janine and stolen without her permission.

[Near Lake Waikaremoana, NZ, Nov 2010]

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Clarity Persignified

This sign is clearly of questionable value

[Bay Of Plenty, NZ, Nov 2010]
Stolen without permission from daughter's album, thanks Janine.

Friday, November 26, 2010

That's OK, no one is monitoring.

I tend to avoid mocking situations where English is a second language, but this is Seville Airport and they can afford to get it right.

There is a world of difference between a Closed-Circuit TV and a Closed-TV Circuit.

[Seville Airport 11 Oct 2010]

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Politically Correct?

Jane Merrick snapped this in May 2010. Someone clearly wearing their politics on their sleeve, so to speak.  I wonder how long it lasted before the political correctness police stepped in.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Message Fail

Clearly the graffiti artist cannot read or he is really taking the mickey.

Spotted a while ago, they have not been called "Silverlink" for a year or so now.  

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Clearly not as slaves to fashion

Dean found this one in Franschhoek, SA.

It appears to be a charity shop or similar and I have to wonder how hard up you have to be before you only buy one shoe.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Last Orders

Only 15 hours of drinking time .., What are we supposed to do from 2 a.m. until 11 a.m.?  Sleep?

A Finnie find in Franschhoek, SA

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Questionable salads

And it may or may not be for a limited time.

Spotted in Los Angeles by "Tousled Pigtails" but I am guessing that is not her real name.

Thanks Tousled.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Police tautology

What do they sign-write on the unmarked squad cars?  "Strand undercover policing"

Anyone who can see the car does not need to be told it is "visible".

Dean Finnie, being a local, had quite a different take on it. "I was amused by the thought that the local police have to differentiate between the usual standard of invisible policing and this presumably 'premium' service of visible policing. It was the first time we'd seen the visible service!"

Friday, November 12, 2010

A good source of Vitamin Sea?

You may have click to enlarge to read the label for these "Naval" oranges.

David Miller apologises for his cellphone picture quality but well spotted anyway - thanks

Friday, August 06, 2010

If you ever need a Plan B

I found this "Plan B" at Montbrun les Bains in France. Feel free to use it when Plan A fails, as it so often does.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A question of life or death

Now, I am not the world's greatest linguist but even I could work out that the message here was a trifle inconsistent.
If you are Swiss, German, French or Italian it pays not to go swimming. "Mortal Danger" or "Danger of Death". However, if you are English - get on in there. "Danger of Life!"

[Rhine Falls, Switzerland - 22 July 2010]

Friday, June 04, 2010

And the point is?

Two stations I pass through every day are festooned with signs, all of which have "Temporary sign" in the corner. Apart from the fact that these signs have been there for months, what is the point of the addition in the corner? Does the travelling public care if the sign is temporary? No.

So apart from making extra work for the sign-writer and extra cost for the rail company, I am mystified.

Best suggestions please.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Not strictly true ...

Information is currently available, the information that the help point is not yet operating. A clearer message would be, "Sorry, this help point not in service."

[North Wembley Station - 28 April 2010]

Monday, May 10, 2010

Opposite what?

Opposite what? The house opposite, I suppose.

[Rye, UK - 24 May 2010]

Friday, April 30, 2010

Just a little late

This tree will be felled shortly"

Do you think someone should point out to the Department of Environment that the "tree" the notice is attached to was felled some years ago and milled into a fence post.

[Paradise Nature Reserve, Cambridge, UK - 14 Apr 2010]

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Mixed message

Not quite sure what Grant is telling the local voters here:
a) Vote for constancy by re-electing him.
b) Vote for change. (small text in corner)

No wonder the average UK voter is confused.

[Near Hatfield, UK - 18 April 2010]

Monday, April 26, 2010

Wonder what over

I wonder what the scaffold is on strike over? Better conditions - don't like being out in all weathers? Want thicker planks? Shinier poles? Perhaps it is simply tired of being walked over by those higher up?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Mind the Gap

If you have ever visited London, you will know the expression "Mind the Gap"; it is seen and heard at every Tube (metro) and railway station.

Well, you will be pleased to know that London Underground also provide an "Emergency Gap Jumper" at certain stations. This one is a Piccadilly Circus.

Just in case you ever need one ...

Friday, April 16, 2010

So low, you can't get over it

The sign saying "Danger Low Railings" is at least 9' (3m) above the point where you stand to read it.

[Whaley Bridge, UK 30 Aug 09]

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Extremely thin

In fact on a lovely day like this it is almost invisibly thin.

[Hyde Park London 20 April 06]

Tuesday, April 06, 2010


I thought it would be fine to let them loose in this huge London shopping mall on their own. After all, what could possibly go wrong?

[Westfield, London]

Friday, April 02, 2010

Never realised they were dangerous

Still you can't be too careful can you?

[Roadside somewhere in the UK May 06]

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010

Still on the eating theme

Carmel Summers never mentioned whether she stopped for "Beans on toast" or not.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Aptly named

Contributor says "We did not enter as we were too uncertain of what we would find."

And rightly so.

But, hey, it was northern Alabama ...

Saturday, March 27, 2010

A digital theme?

Joe Baclava found the first one at a petting zoo in NJ.

The second one was sent with only a email address, which I am not going to post.

Friday, March 26, 2010

What if it is not OK?

Playing around on a new Win 7 PC I got this.

And what was the question anyway?

Sorry for the lack of posts

I blame it on the fact that the walkway at my local station was closed. Although, I note that No Access managed to pass this point at some time in the past.

[Willesden Junction Stn 23 Feb 2010]