Truth in advertising?

I met some friends at the pub last night and I saw this poster that I thought was priceless. You can WIN 100’s of thousands of dollar$ in cash & prizes! Then look in the bottom righthand corner. 1st place $150, 2nd place $50. You can wins hundreds of...

Where would we be without church signs?

Here are a couple more classics from those geniuses that think you can billboard faith. The first comes from the Springwood Presbyterian Church in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney. Would you worship Jesus if he scored 10,000 test runs? Certainly not. He’d...

Some of the coolest just ain’t true

It’s a well known fact that many very famous quotes from the worlds greatest movie stars were never actually uttered by those stars. Sylvester Stallone never said, “Don’t push me!” in First Blood. He actually asked, quite calmly, “Why are you pushing me?” More...

The product or the place?

Every now and then I go past a big shop window with huge, brightly painted letters saying: MASSIVE PERSIAN RUG SALE HERE! Or something similar. I know it’s my pedantism, but it always occurs to me that sentences like this are ambiguous. Is it the sale or the...

This weeks incomprehensible headline

Have a look at this weeks front page headline from the Woking Review: Yes, it really does say Moves to block tip flats plan. It might seem as though someone took a handful of random letters from the Scrabble bag and made words from them. Then someone that...