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Saturday, November 01, 2008

Another Silly British Sign

As Blighty's blog readers may already be aware, I collect silly signs. And the best silly signs are to be found in the home of the English language - Great Britain.

This sign is one of my absolute favourites. I found it outside a jewellery shop in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. It would seem to indicate that the shop's proprietor operates some kind of extortion racket.

"Deposits will be taken", not "deposits may be left" against any item. Apparently customers are not offered any option - deposits WILL be taken. "And can be paid off in instalments". What? The deposits can be paid off in instalments? What kind of scam is this?

If your future travels to England include a visit to Chesterfield, take great care - it's a very dangerous place. Even the parish church has a crooked spire - no kidding!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:20 PM

    Even better are the names of the local Chinese chippies. I go past two on my daily travels and they never fail to make me chuckle. Ree Ming Chippy is located near Oldham Hospital, but my absolute favourite is Ming Yuk Chippy, located in the suburbs of Manchester.