Did I read that sign right?

The lost art of proofreading and editing provides our laughing material for this Friday.

Did I read that sign right?

In case you ever thought that grammar and punctuation do not matter, these editorial faux pas will make you think again.

A sign in a restaurant loo:

Toilet out of order. Please use floor below.

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In a Laundromat:

Automatic washing machines: please remove all your clothes when the light goes out.

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In a London department store:

Bargain basement upstairs.

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In an office:

Would the person who took the step ladder yesterday please bring it back or further steps will be taken.

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In another office:

After tea break staff should empty the teapot and stand upside down on the draining board.

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Outside a second hand shop:

We exchange anything – bicycles, washing machines, etc. Why not bring your wife along and get a wonderful bargain?

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Notice in health food shop window:

Closed due to illness.

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Spotted in a safari park:

Elephants, please stay in your car.

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Seen during a conference:

For anyone who has children and doesn't know it, there is a day care on the first floor.

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Notice in a farmer's field:

The farmer allows walkers to cross the field for free, but the bull charges.

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Message on a leaflet:

If you cannot read, this leaflet will tell you how to get lessons.

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On a repair shop door:

We can repair anything. (Please knock hard on the door – the bell doesn't work).

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    COMMENTS

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    shirboy
    5th Jun 2015
    3:54pm
    These funnies are hilarious! I couldn't stop laughing. Had tears running down my face.
    MICK
    7th Jun 2015
    10:14pm
    The English language and its misuse can be so funny. Have read things like this a number of times in the print media. Goes to sow that some of the so called editors should be doing something else.
    Good one.


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