Showing posts with label Typo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Typo. Show all posts

Monday, September 14, 2020

The Goodfather in Salford

We spotted another Godfather takeaway while out for a walk in Salford yesterday.


This one was missing a letter on its sign.

Goodfather Pizza in Salford
But had gained two letters to become Goodfather Pizza

Godfather Pizza in Salford
The side sign still says Godfather

Check out the Godfather signs we've seen on our travels.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

A funny old sign

NO TIPPING at the Stockport Pyramid.


While having a wander around the Stockport Pyramid I noticed a funny sign near the gates - it must've been up for years as it had the old Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council logo on it.

Typo on a very old Stockport Council sign at the Pyramid
NO TIPPNG

The other NO TIPPING sign on the opposite side of the driveway was spelt correctly.

NO TIPPING sign at the Stockport Pyramid
NO TIPPING

Both signs are likely to be almost 30 years old. That's a long time for a typo like that to be hidden in plain sight!

The Metropolitan Borough of Stockport was founded in 1974 and the Stockport Pyramid was completed in 1992 after five years work.

Sadly traces of the old Metropolitan Borough of Stockport logo are becoming few and far between. There was one on an old noticeboard on Adswood Road in Cheadle Hulme until it was destroyed in a road traffic accident last year!

Old Metropolitan Borough of Stockport sign on Adswood Road in Cheadle Hulme. July 2016
  
Old Metropolitan Borough of Stockport sign on Adswood Road in Cheadle Hulme. February 2019

Thanks to Natalie Ainscough for letting me know about this sign with the old logo on at Woodford Recreation Ground.

Old Metropolitan Borough of Stockport sign at Woodford Recreation Ground

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Boules at Bramhall Park in Stockport

Spotting a sign for Boulles (sic) in Stockport.


Boules at Bramhall Park in Stockport

We visited Bramhall Park for the first time yesterday. Crazy really as it's more or less on our doorstep!

We've been to so many other parts of the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport and surrounding areas since moving here in 2016 but have never got round to go going.

While there we saw a sign for a 'Boulles Court'.

Boules at Bramhall Park in Stockport

It should be 'Boules' with one l. And it's a terrain or piste rather than 'Court'.

And really it should be called 'Petanque'.

Boules at Bramhall Park in Stockport
We couldn't find the 'court' and we got a bit lost in the woods too

Petanque in Stockport


We play for the Woodstock Petanque Club at Alexandra Park in Edgeley, Stockport.

Bramall Hall


We're looking forward to visiting Bramall Hall when it reopens. In the meantime we'll spend some of our outdoor exercise time exploring the grounds during lockdown.

Bramall Hall at Bramhall Park in Bramhall, Stockport
Bramall Hall

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Monday, December 09, 2019

There's no I in Christmas

Spotted in Cheadle.

What's wrong with this picture?

I don't mind Christmas being shortened to Xmas, but I draw the line at this dropping of the 'i'.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

What a typo!

What about this for a typo...

The Dutch Fish Men - Taste of Holland stall at Foodie Friday in Stockport
Whoops

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Ham and Eggers wanted

I spotted this boxing job advert in Stockport town centre yesterday. The advertiser had spared the expense of doing a proper job on it.

Boxing advert in Stockport

They weren't sparing in the distribution of it either as I saw it plastered all round town.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Gluteen free?

While in Hastings for the British Minigolf Championships some of my friends and minigolf rivals kindly let me know that Trattoria Italiana on Pelham Crescent on the seafront had gluten free options.

When I went for a look I noticed a funny typo on the menu board!

Gluteen free options in Hastings
Gluteen free!

My friend Marion spotted it too. She also asked if Gluteen was some sort of sub-category in the world of Coeliac Disease?

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley and so appears in a lot of food and drink. If people with Coeliac Disease ingest gluten it causes the body's immune system reacts by damaging the lining of the small intestine. For more information about Coeliac Disease visit the Coeliac UK website.

I often see Gluten spelled 'Gluton'.

Last week was Coeliac Awareness Week in the UK, while this week it's Coeliac Awareness Week in New Zealand. The whole of May is Celiac Awareness Month in the USA and Canada.

During Coeliac Awareness Week I was once again minigolfing gluten free. Last year I played in the BMGA British Minigolf Championships at Strokes Adventure Golf in Margate, Kent. Check out my blog about the experience.

Related blog posts:
Gluten Free
Coeliac
Funny things about being a Coeliac

Links:
Coeliac UK

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Funny things about being a Coeliac #2

I live in Luton, but I can't eat Gluten.

Gluton Free not Gluten Free
Gluton (sic) Free menu at the Chicago Rib Shack in London (October 2010)

Gluton Free, not Gluten Free
Gluton (sic) Free sausages at the Arcade Butchers in Hastings (October 2010)

Not the funniest of puns, but the amount of times I've heard the line! If I had a pound...

Links:
- Funny things about being a Coeliac #1
- Coeliac-related blog posts
- Gluten Free-related blog posts
- Luton, Gluten and Gluton - 'typo' signs
- Gluten Free Finds in London (and beyond) - October 2010

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Crazy Hills Putting Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf Course in Weston-Super-Mare

A visit to the Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf course in Weston-Super-Mare.

The third and final Miniature Golf course we played in Weston-Super-Mare on Sunday 17th July 2011 was the Crazy Hills Putting Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf Course on Knightstone Road.

Crazy Hills Putting Arnold Palmer Crazy Golf Course in Weston-Super-Mare

The course became the 261st course played on our Crazy World of Minigolf Tour.


The 18-hole course is of the Arnold Palmer Putting variety (my favourite type) and was in great condition.


However, my game was not in tip-top shape and Emily thrashed me 42 to 48 to seal a decisive 132-141 victory in the race for the 2011 Weston-Super-Mare Pennant title that we played for over the day.

Emily also picked up the special Crazy Hills Putting Trophy for her Round Win.


The Crazy Hills Putting course in Weston-Super-Mare

It wasn't all bad news for me though as I did win a FREE GAME on the TOP HOLE!















After having a bit of a wander around to try and find signs of the Putting Green course that was also supposed to be on Knightstone Road (now turned into a playground), and a very nice meal at The Grove Bistro, we returned to the course for another round.

This time I won - but only by one-shot, hitting a 43 to Emily's 44!


Photos of the Course







Crazy Golf in Weston-Super Mare

Crazy Golf in Weston-Super Mare

Crazy Golf in Weston-Super Mare


Miniature Golf in Weston-Super Mare










Crazy World of Minigolf Tour