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clausy


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Joined: Mar 2014
Post: #1
17-06-2014 08:01 PM

Seriously...


Most amusing. I wonder what the story is there.

And while we're at it, what's happening opposite with all the heavy duty scaffolding next to the Wetherspoons. You could drive a tank over it.

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Tinkerbell


Posts: 356
Joined: Dec 2007
Post: #2
18-06-2014 10:26 AM

Haha. I'm working on a photo series on all the different chicken shop variations in London (I've seen everything from Beirut Burger to Oklahoma Fried Chicken by now), need to go and snap this one before it gets changed, so cheers for the posting!

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Tomcat


Posts: 65
Joined: Apr 2012
Post: #3
18-06-2014 11:37 AM

Re the development next to Wetherpoons, I reckon it's to allow delivery of building materials to the site behind the run of shops adjacent. No access from the rear so my guess delivery from the South Circ end then lumped on foot round the back via the scaffolding walkway.

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Thorners


Posts: 50
Joined: Oct 2013
Post: #4
18-06-2014 12:02 PM

I noticed that too, really weird.

Maybe they were done for false advertising when they couldn't back up the claim that their chicken is actually 'perfect'!

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clausy


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Joined: Mar 2014
Post: #5
18-06-2014 12:06 PM

At least it's not Furfect.

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Sibelius


Posts: 63
Joined: Aug 2011
Post: #6
19-06-2014 10:48 AM

In fact the chicken seems to be raising an eyebrow at this curio. 'Ferfect'. Hmmm.
'No! Not Perfect Fried Chicken. Not enough Fs. If you put Ferfect you can get THREE Fs in! Now give us another toke on that doobie and I'll bash up a makeshift letter block.'

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Perryman


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Joined: Dec 2006
Post: #7
19-06-2014 12:31 PM

Ferfect Ficken,
pinger pickin' pood.

If that doesn't get the customers in,
then I'm at a total loss.

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Malkyvich


Posts: 2
Joined: Nov 2013
Post: #8
20-06-2014 04:02 PM

Looks like they are going to be sticking with the F

https://www.kompany.co.uk/p/uk/08803895

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helenS29


Posts: 24
Joined: Mar 2012
Post: #9
20-06-2014 04:31 PM

I guess they fell fowl of the trade descriptions act 😳

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nottinghillbilly


Posts: 459
Joined: Dec 2010
Post: #10
20-06-2014 07:35 PM

Fell Fowl!
Genius! LaughLaughLaugh

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michael


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Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #11
08-09-2015 03:42 PM

Honourable mention at 3.00 minutes:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-34138763

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clausy


Posts: 53
Joined: Mar 2014
Post: #12
08-09-2015 07:48 PM

Excellent. Well spotted Smile

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BoiledMouse


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Joined: Jan 2014
Post: #13
10-09-2015 01:14 PM

There's quite a few for sale from the V&A website including The Butchery, Distinguished Doors, Morleys, Brockley News, From the Forest etc etc

http://thetowerofbabel.vandashop.com/the-shops-slider

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Mr_Numbers


Posts: 511
Joined: May 2012
Post: #14
11-09-2015 06:47 AM

Well spotted, BoiledMouse.

The website is searchable by postcode, etc. There's 28 shops in SE23! But be quick - somebody is snapping them up! Even 'From the Forest', with all the newspapers stuck to the windows, has been sold - for £110!

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appletree


Posts: 30
Joined: Apr 2015
Post: #15
11-09-2015 09:50 AM

Ferfect has been Ferfect for ages. I think there must have been a falling out with the Perfect chain. Hilarious solution.

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sydenhamcentral


Posts: 269
Joined: Mar 2008
Post: #16
16-09-2015 09:20 AM

Perfect Chicken is probably a symbol group/franchise. When the contract ends, many shops don't bother to change the sign, but they have to under their terms and conditions. So they often make as small a change as possible so they don't 'alienate' their customers.

Or because they don't want to spend money.

The Tower of Babel is an interesting project, although many of the better looking shops have had less money spent on them than many of the ugly ones. I've seen shops have huge sums paid for inappropriate shop fronts and signage and look awful, so the idea behind the Tower of Babel is a little skewed.

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