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The pleasures of pub signs

Being a keen reader – I read the back of the cereal packet at breakfast if nothing else is to hand – then it follows (like many writers) that when I’m out and about I can’t help but notice stuff – on signs in particular.

Bad grammar and punctuation winds me up but I do love funny signs – in the area where I live, there are some at the moment which I find hilarious every time I walk in past certain hostelries near our home.

I thought I’d share them with you…

At 11.01am there is NO free toastie with your pint, you’ve missed out

No ‘divvies’. Good to know

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4 comments on “The pleasures of pub signs

  1. Jennifer Stuart
    July 29, 2012

    I like looking at signs too, now I’m probably going to start noticing all of the grammar problems :)

  2. cathbore
    July 29, 2012

    Thanks for your comment, Jennifer. I always feel like correcting the errors I see on signs…

  3. Tony Cowin (@TonyCowin)
    July 29, 2012

    Best one I ever saw was inside a pub in Widnes many moons ago. I was playing in a band and we had done some dives before , but this one had a sign in the ‘Lounge’ that read ‘Strictly No Drugs To Be Used Or Sold In here Please Use The Bar’. Ended up being a great night.

    • cathbore
      July 29, 2012

      Tony, that’s sheer and utter class! Love it

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