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.

     
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  3. Dave Payn

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    Known (due to a recent book by Lynne Truss) as the 'Eats, shoots and leaves syndrome'!
     
  4. 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.
     
  5. 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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