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To think someone should have picked up on this terrible misspelling?

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SalemSaberhagen Wed 16-Dec-15 11:59:00

I'm parked outside a second hand shop right now called 'Needfull things'. Argh! Why did nobody pick up on it? Surely the printers should have noticed?

It's really annoying me!

honeysucklejasmine Wed 16-Dec-15 12:01:55

Shops often have "poorly spelt" names. It's generally intentional, to create a pun or avoid trademark infringements etc.

DropYourSword Wed 16-Dec-15 12:03:43

Probably because there'd be a potential issue if they used the correct spelling, due to the Stephen King book!

SquirrelledAway Wed 16-Dec-15 12:37:01

My local Tesco advertises that it sells CD's and DVD's.

It drives me crazy every time I see it.

juneau Wed 16-Dec-15 12:38:46

Signage is frequently spelt wrong. Its the scourge of the modern age. Someone said that 'bad English' would be the language of the 21st century and I'm inclined to agree.

catfordbetty Wed 16-Dec-15 12:39:54


VaticanAssassin Wed 16-Dec-15 12:41:49

There's a business where I live, called "Central Tattoo's" grin

Not somewhere I'd trust to permanently ink my body!

LagunaBubbles Wed 16-Dec-15 12:42:21

My guess is its intentional and meant to be spelled like that.

DisappointedOne Wed 16-Dec-15 12:58:13

A friend sent me this.

MackerelOfFact Wed 16-Dec-15 13:00:46

Printers don't generally proofread, they have to just print what they're sent. It's quite likely it wasn't even printed in the UK to be honest, so wouldn't have been picked up by a non-English-speaker anyway.

Mistakes happen, things get missed. I'm an editor by trade, most of my authors are educated to medical degree level or higher, and they still make all kinds of daft errors.

juneau Wed 16-Dec-15 13:01:07


nebulae Wed 16-Dec-15 13:11:21

There's a takeaway near us that sells pizza's, kebab's, burger's and (my personal favourite) currie's.

There also used to be a pub sign near us that drove me bonkers everytime I passed it...The Colliers Arm's....FFS!

SoWhite Wed 16-Dec-15 13:11:52

Unrelated, but I really like your username OP.

queenmools Wed 16-Dec-15 13:13:00

There's a shop near us called Pot's and Pan's. Drives me insane.

Destinysdaughter Wed 16-Dec-15 13:18:20

I feel your pain! The taxi rank outside my local station recently had a new sign posted up saying
'Taxi s', obviously there had been an apostrophe but then someone had scrubbed it out!

It's all over the bloody place, I think it's becoming so common that eventually an apostrophe to denote a plural will become obligatory!

Lindt70Percent Wed 16-Dec-15 13:21:30

Someone on our local Facebook group posted last week about how an 'out of control spaniel had killed all our chickens and our neighbours'. That's one crazy dog!

SoWhite Wed 16-Dec-15 13:23:10

Haha Lindt, that reminds me of this:

Lindt70Percent Wed 16-Dec-15 13:23:12

Obviously my post wasn't quite along the same lines as they were obviously quite distressed when they wrote it rather than getting it printed to advertise anything!

Lindt70Percent Wed 16-Dec-15 13:23:56

SoWhite love it!

nebulae Wed 16-Dec-15 13:26:41

Friends/family take photos of rogue apostrophes and send them to me, just to irritate me.

Here's one example. Not sure what the "wall drape's" did to deserve an apostrophe when none of the other items did. Wouldn't mine so much if there was some consistency.

nebulae Wed 16-Dec-15 13:27:18


iWipemyass Wed 16-Dec-15 13:43:45

There is a cafe in a sheltered housing complex near by me. That offers tea's, coffee's, sandwiche's, cake's and lunche's


FeliciaJollygoodfellow Wed 16-Dec-15 13:45:00

My favourite is a local pub called either 'Mr Smith's' or 'Mr Smiths'.

I am fond of 'All Doll'd Up' as well wink

MummyPig24 Wed 16-Dec-15 13:53:57

Salem it's not a hideous blue, glittery sign is it?!

MrsBalustradeLanyard Wed 16-Dec-15 13:57:54

'Scourge of the modern age'! Haha! Not ISIS or the end of antibiotics or anything? grin

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