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Bubbles Apostrophe
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pill-j


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29-11-2007 01:49 PM

Has anyone else noticed that the new signage that has gone up in front of Bubbles Food and Wine on Brockley Rise has an apostrophe in the wrong place? It is written as 'You'r local food and wine'. It most definately does not need an apostrophe. It's pedantic but annoying, surely someone should have said something at the sign company!

Oh well

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mandy_playbox


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29-11-2007 01:53 PM

pill-j Wrote:
Has anyone else noticed that the new signage that has gone up in front of Bubbles Food and Wine on Brockley Rise has an apostrophe in the wrong place? It is written as 'You'r local food and wine'. It most definately does not need an apostrophe. It's pedantic but annoying, surely someone should have said something at the sign company!

Oh well

There's not an 'a' in definitely

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pill-j


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29-11-2007 01:55 PM

mandy_playbox Wrote:

pill-j Wrote:
Has anyone else noticed that the new signage that has gone up in front of Bubbles Food and Wine on Brockley Rise has an apostrophe in the wrong place? It is written as 'You'r local food and wine'. It most definately does not need an apostrophe. It's pedantic but annoying, surely someone should have said something at the sign company!

Oh well

There's not an 'a' in definitely


Good Point. I apolojise. Wink.

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nevermodern


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29-11-2007 02:04 PM

That's pretty bad. My favourite "worst shop sign apostrophe" of all time goes to a pub called Monroe's in Bridgend in South Wales that had a sign saying, "Wale's favourite pub". They also tied in the Monroe theme by offering "Some like it hot and cold platter." Smile

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pill-j


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29-11-2007 02:06 PM

nevermodern Wrote:
That's pretty bad. My favourite "worst shop sign apostrophe" of all time goes to a pub called Monroe's in Bridgend in South Wales that had a sign saying, "Wale's favourite pub". They also tied in the Monroe theme by offering "Some like it hot and cold platter." Smile


Now this is a good thread.
Campaign to get Bubbles to change their sign

and

The worst punctuation on signs in the world....ever!
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Ghis


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29-11-2007 02:55 PM
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pill-j


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29-11-2007 03:00 PM

To be fair though many of these mistakes are by people whose first language isn't English. They can speak English better than I can speak Chinese.

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ana


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29-11-2007 08:35 PM

On bad grammar : My bug bear is the 'Shop Local' campaign that Lewisham council are running. They have had signs and bags made up saying 'Shop Local'. Is it me or have we forgotten that the adverb properly describes the verb 'to shop' ie. 'Shop LocaLLY at Honor Oak etc...'? No one else I have mentioned it to, including the council, seem bothered that they are contributing to the demise of our language ..in it?

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Ian


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29-11-2007 09:02 PM

Ah, remember those great words, education, education, education?
Tis de onderfell skooling de yoff 'ave in de Uk now, innit !!


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Ooperlooper


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29-11-2007 09:23 PM

Not that it really matters, pill-j, but that 'engrish' is created by Japanese, not Chinese people.

If you think that's funny, you might also enjoy http://www.hanzismatter.com/

There's loads of dodgy Chinese/Japanese around in London. Be careful what you buy. Often it's just randomly typed characters which don't really mean anything, but you also get weirdness like a pair of slippers with the character for "wind" on them, or a baseball cap that says "dog" or a t-shirt saying "sweat".

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nevermodern


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29-11-2007 10:12 PM

Well, we do the same thing - clothes and fabric with Chinese or Japanese symbols on it, having no idea what it means Smile

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nevermodern


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29-11-2007 10:15 PM

Ana...take your point Smile But how would it be quite the same if Nina Simone had sung "..and I'm feeling well." Smile

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thenutfield


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29-11-2007 11:14 PM

a local one that always drives me nuts is 'The Two Halve's' pub in Sydenham High Street, aaagh

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nevermodern


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29-11-2007 11:43 PM

ouch! Wink

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Baboonery


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30-11-2007 10:11 AM

Not local, but there is or was a place on Wandsworth Road called Stockers Tapa's Bar.

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robwinton


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30-11-2007 10:14 AM

thenutfield Wrote:
a local one that always drives me nuts is 'The Two Halve's' pub in Sydenham High Street, aaagh


I have always (charitably) hoped that the pub was owned by a certain Mr & Mrs Halve

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Sherwood


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30-11-2007 01:17 PM

Adverbs seem to be disappearing these days.

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nevermodern


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30-11-2007 01:50 PM

English tends to simplify itself beautifully Smile

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robwinton


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30-11-2007 02:20 PM

wha'eva!

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nevermodern


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30-11-2007 02:39 PM

innit Smile

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