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What do you find really infuriating?....or is it just me?


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In reply to an earlier post on 18 Apr 2011 13:51:31 BDT
Gordon Dent says:
"Spirtual gardeners" sounds like a vegetarian version of "shepherds of souls".

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Apr 2011 14:55:44 BDT
Carradale says:
This could combine the two......

Caught a clip of footage from an "Elvis Convention" a few years ago where the name of the speaker appeared at the bottom of the screen as "Larry Geller -Elvis's Hairdresser and Spiritual Advisor"

Posted on 18 Apr 2011 15:12:39 BDT
Well its better than the usual 'Where are you going on your holidays...'

Posted on 18 Apr 2011 15:21:42 BDT
beachgirl says:
Of course the Romans actually spoke in Latin and since they came from Italy had neither an English nor an American accent

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Apr 2011 15:49:12 BDT
Last edited by the author on 18 Apr 2011 15:51:24 BDT
Book Worm says:
OH, love the cabbage weblink! On another, (slightly) off-topic note, thought I'd share this. Ad just seen in local press: FOR SALE - Chocolate leather sweet. Definitely not one to put it in front of the fire.

Posted on 18 Apr 2011 15:51:32 BDT
Brilliant! Wouldn't really want to eat it either.....

Posted on 18 Apr 2011 16:11:00 BDT
Lez Lee says:
One local ad had 'Georgian garage doors'. Though I suppose they could be George VI.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Apr 2011 16:12:55 BDT
Last edited by the author on 18 Apr 2011 16:13:07 BDT
Gordon Dent says:
Lez - those will be garage doors from Tblisi (or Atlanta).

Posted on 18 Apr 2011 16:26:07 BDT
Florence43 says:
I direct you to

http://www.oddee.com/item_89219.aspx

for daft signage

Posted on 18 Apr 2011 17:44:18 BDT
Brilliant! I can think of a few people who might find the 2nd one useful...

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Apr 2011 17:50:07 BDT
Book Worm says:
Gingerlily, reckon it would be the toughest bit of choccie in history. Long-lasting, though! Puts a whole new slant on chewing the cud ;-)

Posted on 18 Apr 2011 18:03:07 BDT
VCBF (Val) says:
Some years ago most IBM computer manuals came in two-inch (5cm) thick binders and including some pages which had the words 'This page intentionally left blank' in a thickly outlined box.
Perhaps the intention was there...

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Apr 2011 18:11:43 BDT
I have seen an edible substance on sale called 'fruit leather' - I had to try it! It was rather nice actually in spite of the name

Posted on 18 Apr 2011 18:13:57 BDT
Sou'Wester says:
Sign seen outside a hospital - "St. Helens Wing & Chest Unit" ............... I know where to take my sick budgie now!

Posted on 18 Apr 2011 19:13:53 BDT
Florence43 says:
Also

http://www.oddee.com/funny-signs/

for more options

Posted on 18 Apr 2011 23:34:41 BDT
Florence43 says:
Back to the annoying - publishers who print the author's back catalogue inside the cover in the wrong order.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Apr 2011 07:57:27 BDT
YES!! Why, oh why, oh why???

Posted on 19 Apr 2011 10:58:33 BDT
docdic says:
I find it interesting that, in a thread in which people 'purport to' criticise various 'usages' of English, there is 'a whole host of' spelling and grammatical errors. Has anyone ever seen 'half a host'?

Posted on 19 Apr 2011 11:17:19 BDT
Book Worm says:
Hey, docdic - do I detect a whole host of single quotes here? ;-)

Posted on 19 Apr 2011 12:04:16 BDT
docdic says:
Hi Book Worm - you do, indeed.

They 'stick out like sore thumbs', don't they...

Posted on 19 Apr 2011 12:27:59 BDT
Lez Lee says:
On similar lines, why do people 'redouble' their efforts? Have they doubled them first?

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Apr 2011 13:27:43 BDT
Gordon Dent says:
Lez - That's a daft expression used by people who have presumably never played bridge or backgammon. The expression that grates on me is "one-dimensional". This is generally used to describe something that lacks depth, i.e. that has two dimensions rather than three.

Posted on 19 Apr 2011 13:55:13 BDT
Last edited by the author on 19 Apr 2011 13:55:50 BDT
Book Worm says:
docdic - and as much as I hate this expression/acronym ....lol! Just like coat hangers- you put 2 quotation marks together and they start breeding at an alarming rate.

Posted on 19 Apr 2011 14:24:00 BDT
and they migrate too, and masquerade as misplaced apostrophe's ... see its happ'ening' alre'a'd'y!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Apr 2011 17:00:56 BDT
Last edited by the author on 19 Apr 2011 17:02:20 BDT
Book Worm says:
Have you also thought, they might just collect a few (surplus-to-requirements) brackets on their way and set up a (propagation) lab, where they can be (genetically) modified so that they creep into (all) unsuspecting sentences and create havoc (with its meaning)?
Tongue in cheek, but I just HATE the modern indsicrimate and unnecessary use of brackets. Aaaaaaaaarghhh!
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