Punctuation Problems?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by JessopSmythe, Jun 9, 2004.

  1. JessopSmythe

    JessopSmythe Active Member

    Ever seen a sign or an advert that says something quite unintended due to missing or incorrect punctuation?

    Here's one that made me chuckle today.

  2. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Known (due to a recent book by Lynne Truss) as the 'Eats, shoots and leaves syndrome'!
  3. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

    On a legend under each of a laundry's clock face

    "Don't kill your wife! Let us do it!"

    There were howls of protest when the building was knocked and the sign's fate was uncertain - it ended up in the local museum.
  4. Brian Bowen

    Brian Bowen Active Member

    At the local Home Depot, the huge US home & garden do-it-yourself store (a bit like Home base in the UK) there's a big sign which says "Sod Saturday".

    I can imagine Brits saying to themselves "hey, don't knock it, it's the best day of the week. To Americans there's no misunderstanding.

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