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Old 08-09-2015, 03:13 PM   #91
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Old 08-18-2015, 03:09 AM   #92
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A road sign that gives directions to Aylesbury from the new and improved A421 has misspelt the town as “Ayelsbury”.

Drivers have been left outraged by the mistake, with some mocking Milton Keynes Council on social media.

The new sign is situated on Kingston Roundabout next to the BP garage.

An MK Highways spokesman said: “We will get one of the team out to check this today.”
The Bucks Herald.

I've also seen it spelt as 'Alesbury'. The long gone Aylesbury Brewery Company could have had a field day with that.
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Old 08-18-2015, 04:12 AM   #93
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Oh gods this is everywhere here... Does it have to be restricted to restaurant menus?

I mean... There's this:

I went to them to register a complaint last week
(My immigrant just wasn't absorbent enough).
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Old 08-18-2015, 02:33 PM   #94
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Drivers have been left outraged by the mistake...
Outraged? By a mispelling? They'd never survive in the U.S..
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Old 08-18-2015, 03:15 PM   #95
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Outraged by an official sign for their town being misspelt.

I don't think people are particularly outraged by spelling errors generally.
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Old 08-18-2015, 03:36 PM   #96
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Maybe we have a different definition for outraged here?
I've never been outraged by any porn. Sickened by some I've come across accidentally, but mostly it's either a turn on or it's not.

But yes, I do think it's outrageous that the Highways Agency, or whoever makes these signs, cannot proof check the name of a LOCAL town before erecting a sign.

Felt the same about the Walthamstow sign.
There's no excuse for it.
Menus and market signs are all very funny, but you can choose not to buy if you're really that bothered (I am generally just amused). But the station signs and road signs, who pays? We do.

Damnit. Now you've been and gone and made me sound like The Taxpayers' Alliance.
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Old 08-18-2015, 03:39 PM   #97
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Well it's true here also. Commercial sign mistakes are amusing, but screw-ups by government agencies provokes more anger than mirth.
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Old 08-20-2015, 12:25 PM   #98
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Yes, it's another apostrophe catastrophe.




Unfortunately, I have a prior engagement on the 28th, so will be unable to attend.
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Old 08-23-2015, 05:40 AM   #99
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Another old favourite...
The shop that can't be moved.
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Old 08-23-2015, 10:42 AM   #100
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Old 08-23-2015, 01:17 PM   #101
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I wonder what it was known as informally?

Taken in Torrington, Wyoming during my last visit in 2004.
I really would like to make a return visit, but I don't know when, or if, I shall get the opportunity..

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Old 08-26-2015, 11:14 AM   #102
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I personally can not get past the image brought to mind when I read "Super 8" and hear "supperate". The very last thing I want to do is lie down there. **shudder**
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Old 08-26-2015, 11:58 AM   #103
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Another old favourite...
The shop that can't be moved.
Trying to purchase "stationary coke" would make for a fantastic Monty Python style sketch.
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Old 09-27-2015, 05:07 AM   #105
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I imagine that Bill will not be at all pleased.
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