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    Store Signs

    Store signs have a language all their own ("sign language"). For instance, they sprinkle quote marks everywhere but in the right place and think that the plural takes an apostrophe. But that's another story. These are a few goofy Toronto signs.



    It's a short day at this restaurant.




    Note that this porn theater has rented their original box office to a Korean dress shop, which apparently doesn't mind the sleaze. Note that the sign on the right says that the theater also sells car batteries. Now that's what I call full-service porn.




    This is obviously a restaurant that's serious about its soup. As for its English, well...




    My exact sentiments about most cell phone users.




    I never sausage a name!




    Not a store sign, but sort of a sign on a store. If we give him recognition, will he stop vandalizing people's walls? Will he put the apostrophe back into "I'm"? Will he allow
    more space for that last line?

    Regards,
    Bill
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    Those are great Bill!!! How much soup do you think they really sell!?
    I'm glad to see this thread. I have one but didn't know where to put it.
    I would say that this would happen only in America but these days I'm not so sure! Taken at the entrance to Chinatown in Washington DC.
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    Nice. Am still wondering bout the home hardware store though
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    avi777,

    I guess, like me, you are not American. A Wiener is a type of sausage (strictly speaking from Vienna - Wien in German). In the USA, I think it's a pretty general term for any sort of pork sausage. The humour is not in Bill's photo - but in the caption - a bit of English word play.

    Substitute the same sounding phrase "saw such" for "sausage" in the caption of a store named "Wieners" and you're there.

    If you are a Yank, living in India and you do know what a Wiener is- then just think of me as a fool. My family do... why should you be any different?
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    LOL, I guess everybody knows what a wiener is.
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    Here are two from Amsterdam that I think are funny to most every one.



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    Quote Originally Posted by penz
    Here are two from Amsterdam that I think are funny to most every one.
    Penz, you have posted some nice pictures reinforcing the excellent reputation of my country when it comes down to drugs...
    Funny pictures.

    Here's a picture I took in Rome last year:
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    // Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6......// Nikon Series E 135 mm f/2.8
    // Kiron 105 f/2.8 Macro....// Manfrotto 190XPROB + 488RC4
    // Nikkor 35 f/1.8..........// Sigma 500 mm f/8

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    Here's another one:
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    // Nikkor 70-300 f/4-5.6 VR // Nikkor 50 mm f/1.8
    // Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4.5 ...// Nikon SB-600
    // Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6......// Nikon Series E 135 mm f/2.8
    // Kiron 105 f/2.8 Macro....// Manfrotto 190XPROB + 488RC4
    // Nikkor 35 f/1.8..........// Sigma 500 mm f/8

    My website: http://www.dennisdolkens.nl

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    I liked this sign, can't say the same for the food.

    Last edited by sw2cam; 04-13-2006 at 06:05 PM.

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    Rage against a dying light.

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