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Postby jet on Mon Aug 18, 2003 12:31 pm

the other day, i was thinking about how great typographical errors (and similar misspellings) can be for sources of humour. i'm not talking about the simple fuck-ups we all make in letters, emails, love-notes, etc...i'm talking about professional signs and similar propaganda. persons unfamiliar with the english language must be sympathised with--it's a hard language to master. but those who have no excuses, who have been born and raised here with english as the mother tongue, who do not suffer from linguistic impediments--those are the people who really make life amusing.

here are some examples. these are the funniest typos i've ever seen:

anyone who has been to the cabaret metro (in chicago) for more genuine purposes knows that across the street sits a hog-dog place, which offers parking during shows. this place is called "wrigleysville dogs" (note the extra "s"). but did anyone notice a couple of years ago when they had a huge painted sign off to the side, advertising ice cream "coans"?

and here's the best one by far!! i guess about four years ago, i was visiting my grandparents in the south, when i saw a lady walk by, proudly wearing a shirt which promoted her church's choir:
it's not a white thing
it's not a black thing
it's a CHIRST thing


that's right..."chirst". they misspelled the name of the Son of God.

anyway, i'm not trying to be needlessly cruel, or anything, i just thought maybe some other people would have seen some funny stuff, as well.

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Postby Andrew Weatherhead on Mon Aug 18, 2003 2:14 pm

Jet Wrote:
persons unfamiliar with the english language must be sympathised with--it's a hard language to master.


I find these to be the funniest kind of typos. There is an amazing website dedicated to these people who have not yet mastered the english language. The website is http://www.engrish.com. You may have heard of it. Anyways, its got some really funny shit. Check it out.

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Postby cgarges on Mon Aug 18, 2003 11:17 pm

Better than a typo, there used to be an actual business in Charlotte, NC called "Gray's Accounting and Welding." It was (in all honesty) right up the street from a store called the "Ice Chess."

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typo....

Postby Mayfair on Tue Aug 19, 2003 2:00 am

There is a hair place on Montrose just west of Cicero Ave here in Chicago called "Yolly's". For years the hanging sign said "Yoly's" but the front of the business said "Yolly's. I guess there was less room on the hanging sign...or maybe the sign maker charged by the letter and 'ol Yolly is cheap.

About 4 blocks east of Yolly's is a fast food place called Suzy's. One of the of their signs until recently said, "Enjoy A Quesadias!".
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Postby spoot on Tue Aug 19, 2003 5:35 pm

When I was a kid, there was a lumberyard not far from my home (did I already tell this story? I hope not). A readerboard above the entrance of the lumberyard showed the day's specials, along with some comment or quote or saying for the day.

The last saying on the readerboard, apparently the day before the place closed down for good, was "TUESDAY IS BONER DAY." It stayed that way for a long, long time - years, as I remember it. We laughed and laughed every time we went by it.
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Tuesday is Boner Day

Postby Mayfair on Tue Aug 19, 2003 6:04 pm

Tuesday is Boner Day, Wednesday is Hump day... I tell you the week is shaping up nicely!
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Postby Justin Foley on Wed Aug 20, 2003 9:15 am

In the Bronx, on the Grand Concourse, just north of 181st on the East side of the street, there is a place with a 2 story tall sign that says

BEUTYFUL HAIR

Two typos in one word.

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Postby MTAR on Wed Aug 20, 2003 10:40 am

I just ordered pizza this weekend from the only place that will deliver to me. I thought the slogan on the box was very appropriate for this topic.
It read, "Recipes tested proven for 40 years"
The more I read it, the more I start doubting that it's wrong. But it is wrong. You can't test something proven.
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Postby russ on Wed Aug 20, 2003 11:12 am

Isn't it funny when you stick your finger up your nose?
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Postby MTAR on Wed Aug 20, 2003 11:18 am

yep
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Postby jet on Wed Aug 20, 2003 12:34 pm

aw, russ, you suck.

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Postby jenny on Fri Aug 22, 2003 3:28 pm

cgarges wrote:Better than a typo, there used to be an actual business in Charlotte, NC called "Gray's Accounting and Welding." It was (in all honesty) right up the street from a store called the "Ice Chess."


There used to be a place in Spring, Texas that served "Doughnuts and Cajun Seafood." I never really understood the connection.[/code]
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Postby MTAR on Fri Aug 22, 2003 3:36 pm

Oh yeah
When i used to live in Cleveland, there was this dry cleaning place. It had huge lit up red letters, and as you would be driving down this one particular street, the dry cleaning place would be at the end of it, facing you as you drove. Because of the bright letters, and the style of the font used, It clearly read:
PUSSY CLEANERS
Once you got closer though, you would realize that it says FUSSY CLEANERS. ha!
It still catches me off guard whenever I go back to visit.
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Postby brian on Fri Aug 22, 2003 5:26 pm

there used to be a place on irving and damen that claimed
to serve the "best hat dawgs in tawn."

i did not eat there.
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Postby Mayfair on Fri Aug 22, 2003 11:12 pm

Oh, and there was a place in Kansas City, Mo that everything on the menu was "HO MADE". Seriously.
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Postby jet on Sat Aug 23, 2003 5:39 pm

and how about the bar in Carbondale, IL, that was supposed to be called "Bobbie's", but wound up getting stuck with a sign that said "Boobie's".
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Postby b on Sat Aug 23, 2003 7:00 pm

Do you happen to know the name of the restraunt in kc?

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Postby Mayfair on Sat Aug 23, 2003 9:25 pm

I believe the restaurant in KC was called Joe's Grill on 35th Street or 39th Street. Their sign out front said " ender oins" for the entire time I lived in KC, just over 4 years. I mean, seriously, how much can a 'T' and 'L' cost to replace?!
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Postby R Clem on Thu Aug 28, 2003 8:50 pm

I love signs that are missing a letter -

For years, a shopping center in St Paul called Sun Ray had one of the neon letters burned out and it said Sun Ra.

Also, the rumor is that years ago the Schmidt brewing sign that used to be high up on the schmidt brewery was vandalized to say S h i t
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Postby R Clem on Thu Aug 28, 2003 9:04 pm

I love signs that are missing a letter -

For years, a shopping center in St Paul called Sun Ray had one of the neon letters burned out and it said Sun Ra.

Also, the rumor is that years ago the Schmidt brewing sign that used to be high up on the schmidt brewery was vandalized to say S h i t
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