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#16 linda.ff

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 15:06

I always end up reading "Carphone Warehouse" as "Earphone Wh*rehouse" ph34r.gif
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#17 maggiemay

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 19:59

I like the ones that have an incomplete sentence for the topic (or at least, the part of it that shows in the topic title,) and then get completed by the name of the last person to post in that topic.

Sorry, that sounds very convoluted. There was an example a couple of weeks ago, in, I think, the parents' forum.
(it might have been 'My three-year-old is asking for ..... followed in turn by various forum names as the replies came in).

A real one, although not on the forums, was spotted and misread on holiday in the south of France a couple of years ago.

In the window of a decorating shop in Lamalou-les-Bains - -

'Toile et Papier'.
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#18 linda.ff

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 20:24

QUOTE(maggiemay @ Aug 16 2011, 08:59 PM) View Post


In the window of a decorating shop in Lamalou-les-Bains - -

'Toile et Papier'.


We stopped in a French town for breakfast after an all-night coach journey. After croissants and coffee we waited to board the bus and saw the shop next door was called Lavorama. Our imagination started to run riot until we realised it was a launderette laugh.gif
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Posted 16 August 2011 - 20:33

I often read docuemnts with the word 'outage' and read 'outrage'. It livens up the work day for me.
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#20 linda.ff

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 21:20

QUOTE(Dripdrip @ Aug 16 2011, 09:33 PM) View Post

I often read docuemnts with the word 'outage' and read 'outrage'. It livens up the work day for me.

Just in case anyone suggests we are straying from the original idea of the thread:
I've just looked at what I thought was Raspberry in Handforth. blush.gif
I could always use a larger resolution, I suppose.
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#21 fsharpminor

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 07:33

Maybe I'm just thick this morning but I dont get that last one Linda!
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Posted 17 August 2011 - 09:07

QUOTE(fsharpminor @ Aug 17 2011, 08:33 AM) View Post

Maybe I'm just thick this morning but I dont get that last one Linda!


Original was Robbery in Horsforth.

Started by one fsharpminor I believe laugh.gif
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#23 fsharpminor

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 09:27

QUOTE(tetrachord @ Aug 17 2011, 10:07 AM) View Post

QUOTE(fsharpminor @ Aug 17 2011, 08:33 AM) View Post

Maybe I'm just thick this morning but I dont get that last one Linda!


Original was Robbery in Horsforth.

Started by one fsharpminor I believe laugh.gif



Ah OK the penny didnt drop !! biggrin.gif ph34r.gif
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#24 Misti

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 12:15

I have a related but tricker issue at the moment. I haven't got used to the username change. I still have to log in with my old one, so it isn't really sinking in.

I keep reading posts by this "Misti" who says just what I would have... only to realise that its my witterings from the day before. blush.gif
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#25 delicato

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Posted 17 August 2011 - 22:04

Had a letter this a.m. Said, "insulting appointment" ph34r.gif and thought what's this?, after reading it at least three times realised it said "insulation appointment" laugh.gif
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Posted 17 August 2011 - 22:25

QUOTE(fsharpminor @ Aug 16 2011, 12:42 PM) View Post

I sometimes read a sign TO LET as TOILET


Well, you know what they say about men and lavatory humour! biggrin.gif

QUOTE(Misti @ Aug 17 2011, 01:15 PM) View Post

I have a related but tricker issue at the moment. I haven't got used to the username change. I still have to log in with my old one, so it isn't really sinking in.

I keep reading posts by this "Misti" who says just what I would have... only to realise that its my witterings from the day before. blush.gif

laugh.gif
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 10:42

Not a topic title, but an e-mail title....

Some while ago at work I received an e-mail 'Found Corpse'. Fortunately, on closer inspection, it turned out to be regarding a place called Pound Copse.
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#28 fsharpminor

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 11:52

I (mis)read in the paper last night that Anderson may be out of todays test because of a 'thing' injury
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 12:54

Hmm, slight tangent, but does anyone have this issue when playing music? Being so awfully short sighted, and then playing the flute, I often (especially if sightreading) have to take a total guess as to whether "that random note stuck up in the air" is an E or G or even B. Similarly F and A are easy to muddle.

Now usually this isn't too much of a catastrophe. I find I usually end up playing a note in the right chord, even if its not what is written, but its rather irritating to have been learning a piece for a few weeks, to finally get around the counting the ledger lines, and realise you've been playing the wrong one all this time...
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 14:57

QUOTE(Misti @ Aug 18 2011, 01:54 PM) View Post

Hmm, slight tangent, but does anyone have this issue when playing music? Being so awfully short sighted, and then playing the flute, I often (especially if sightreading) have to take a total guess as to whether "that random note stuck up in the air" is an E or G or even B. Similarly F and A are easy to muddle.




I nearly always have to pencil in the note name if there are 3 or more leger lines.

I wish someone would start another thread in Viva brass because I keep seeing Fun strumpet rep...and the imagination tends to run riot.
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