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Glaring mistakes in published flyers

Glaring mistakes in published flyers

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groucho

12,134 posts

158 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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H&S is complete bonkers. Tying yourself off whilst on roof ladder? After 33 years I feel at home on one of those as I do on the ground.

I do not need some spotty H&S office bod to tell me what is dangerous or not. I ALREADY KNOW, THAT IS WHY I'M STILL ALIVE.

Sorry, but it's gone crazy.

Gaz.

51,751 posts

163 months

Friday 28th September 2012
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One of those naff commemorative sorts ran an advert for a time piece to celebrate the Queen's golden jubilee in a national paper opposite the TV listings:

"Reader offer- wall mounted cock £29.99".

TinyCappo

2,106 posts

65 months

Saturday 29th September 2012
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We had a holiday flyer through the post recently advertising that firm thats 6 letters long and has red tailed aircraft they have trains and the tv ads that use muse as their soundtrack.

"BOOK DIRECT AND RECIEVE..."

durbster

5,276 posts

134 months

Saturday 29th September 2012
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Bill said:
Not quite the same level, but the order of service for my wedding had "The entrance of the bridge". Oops. We only found out when my mum spotted it shortly before the bridge arrived.

banghead
laugh

Robb F

4,311 posts

83 months

Saturday 29th September 2012
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TinyCappo said:
We had a holiday flyer through the post recently from Virgin advertising that firm thats 6 letters long and has red tailed aircraft they have trains and the tv ads that use muse as their soundtrack.

"BOOK DIRECT AND RECIEVE..."
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sebhaque

4,798 posts

93 months

Saturday 29th September 2012
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We had a cracker about a year ago, new company had started up in the local area and was advertising their services, they were a drain maintenance-type company.

The flyer they sent out (I wish I'd kept it now, if I'm honest) was a picture of a badly bodged gutter, with a caption "DOES YOUR GUTTER LOOK LIKE THIS? SHOULD OF CALLED XXXXXX!!" [I forget their name]

There was another picture underneath it of a decent looking gutter, and it further went on to say "CALL US NOW ON XXXXX, YOUR NEVER GOING TO WORRY ABOUT YOUR GUTTERING AGAIN!"

The best part of the whole flyer was that the picture of the crap gutter was at the top of the flyer, and the picture of the decent one at the bottom. For reasons I'll never know, pretty much 40% of the decent gutter picture had all the sales bumph on it ("call Dave on xxxxx or pop in at xxxxx") so at a glance you'd see XXX DRAIN MAINTENANCE and a stty picture underneath hehe

172ff

2,273 posts

107 months

Saturday 29th September 2012
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Excellent I'm not going mad!

There are a couple of houses in my street who's roofs are much brighter than the rest. They look jet washed but I assumed they have been replaced recently.

They have been jet washed. This type of crazy practice does happen!

Why on earth would you want your roof done? Must be some crazy OCD thing about cleaning.

Mojooo

9,535 posts

92 months

Saturday 29th September 2012
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isnt pressure washing meant to be bad for a roof anyway as the rpessure can dislodge tiles/pointing cement.

CedGTV

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2,526 posts

166 months

Saturday 29th September 2012
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I'm guessing that they wash down hill so to speak, and keep clear of the pointing to the ridge and hips.

But it has to be said it does seem unnatural to add pressure feed water to a roof, however well they direct it.

Big News

1,937 posts

91 months

Sunday 30th September 2012
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My all-time favourite:


The Nur

8,816 posts

97 months

Sunday 30th September 2012
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eldar

10,348 posts

108 months

Sunday 30th September 2012
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timbob

1,904 posts

164 months

Sunday 30th September 2012
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I particularly liked the BNP leaflet that dropped through the door a couple of years ago before the last general election. The front was adorned with a picture of a mighty Spitfire, complete with "send the foreigners back" messages all over the place.

A quick Google of the squadron insignia of the Spitfire pictured revealed it was part of a Polish squadron during the Battle of Britain. Damn those foreigners who never do anything for Great Britain, eh?!

Fun Bus

16,032 posts

130 months

Sunday 30th September 2012
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Big News said:
My all-time favourite:

rofl

That's brilliant in a really bad way!

Blue Oval84

3,377 posts

73 months

Sunday 30th September 2012
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p4cks said:
Work's canteen...

Ah, you're on the same business park I used to work on, in fact I used to park in the visitors bays at your place to use the cashpoint, I refuse to pay to use the one outside Subway!

TAHodgson

825 posts

83 months

Monday 1st October 2012
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Fun Bus said:
rofl

That's brilliant in a really bad way!
It genuinely took me a couple of minutes to spot that, but I then burst out laughing, love it!

kVA

2,448 posts

117 months

Monday 1st October 2012
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The Nur said:
Hmmm.... thinks... scratchchin

So, a miss-spelled banner might be displayed for free on countless forums and viewed by millions - as long as the mistake is funny enough...

All for £19.99 biggrin

Baryonyx

14,469 posts

71 months

Monday 1st October 2012
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Mastodon2 said:
Most of the Indian takeaways around my town sell Korma with various meats, usually lamb or chicken. However, one of them appears to have misspelled it on their menu, calling it a "Kurma" instead. They must have been kicking themselves when they spotted that after printing 10,000 of them!




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I much prefer reading Indian takeaway menus for their fanciful descriptions rather than their poor spelling and grammar. Though the tantalising description of a curry being "bassically not hot" usually has me on the phone to the local takeaway, who printed the menu with that glaring error and dashing turn of phrase.

No, I love the way they describe the curry they serve.

The delicate Bhuna: "briskly fry onions with peppers and rich spices to create a dry consistency".

The fiery vindaloo: "hot blend of rich tomatoes and spices with extra added chilli and curry".

The velvety Dansak: "bassically not hot, rich with pimentos and exotic spice to create a special curry".

They describe the curry so well but invariable you are given a foil carton wit a sloppy sauce as a few bits of chicken in it. Great!


Edited by Baryonyx on Monday 1st October 04:03

AJS-

15,366 posts

148 months

Monday 1st October 2012
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I would be seriously tempted to not even notice that glaring mistake.

Google [bot]

4,178 posts

93 months

Monday 1st October 2012
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