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2012-06-05 08:55:49 AM
'Realise?' You funny Brits and your weird way of spelling.
 
2012-06-05 09:00:46 AM
Heh, they think "jorts" is a misspelling.
 
2012-06-05 09:02:59 AM
As pointed out in TFA, the "clean dirt" sign isn't all that weird, although typically people call it "fill", not "dirt".
 
2012-06-05 09:04:00 AM
A lot of those are jokes and cultural references that this guy doesn't get.
On the other hand, there's the sign for Pawnee or the delivery truck...
 
2012-06-05 09:16:13 AM
Hey, that dude in Twilight totally brought jorts back.
 
2012-06-05 09:24:38 AM
Aye think the futoure houme toun of James T. Kirk sign is pretty coul.
 
2012-06-05 09:27:08 AM
Isn't Pawnee from Parks & Rec a fictional town?
 
2012-06-05 09:29:53 AM
FLOWERY TWATS?
 
2012-06-05 09:51:46 AM

all the good names are gone: Isn't Pawnee from Parks & Rec a fictional town?


There are/were four "real" Pawnee's.....

Pawnee, Illinois (approx. 2,500)
Pawnee, Kansas (ghost town)
Pawnee, Oklahoma (2,300)
Pawnee, Texas (201)

None of them nearly as large as what I would suspect the fictional Pawnee, IN to be (the show has claimed it is the 7th largest city in Indiana and about 90 miles from Indianapolis in a generally southern direction... which would make it roughly being a fictional Terre Haute, IN I'd say, around 60-70k in population).

What is funny is that sign...

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If they used that sign on the show, you'd totally think they made that up as a joke, and say "Nobody would actually use a slogan that weird"... but, there it is.
 
2012-06-05 10:04:26 AM
And "Soup for Sluts" is actually made for imported sluts and not good ole' American sluts.
 
2012-06-05 10:10:48 AM

dletter: all the good names are gone: Isn't Pawnee from Parks & Rec a fictional town?

There are/were four "real" Pawnee's.....

Pawnee, Illinois (approx. 2,500)
Pawnee, Kansas (ghost town)
Pawnee, Oklahoma (2,300)
Pawnee, Texas (201)

None of them nearly as large as what I would suspect the fictional Pawnee, IN to be (the show has claimed it is the 7th largest city in Indiana and about 90 miles from Indianapolis in a generally southern direction... which would make it roughly being a fictional Terre Haute, IN I'd say, around 60-70k in population).

What is funny is that sign...

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If they used that sign on the show, you'd totally think they made that up as a joke, and say "Nobody would actually use a slogan that weird"... but, there it is.


Actually, thinking about it a bit more and doing a little investigating... that sign WAS from the show.

Which means that this article writer didn't do much investigation (I know, calm down, I know that is a shock).
 
2012-06-05 10:17:07 AM
"Ice cream donuts pizza?"

It amused me that the the ice cream/dry ice sign amused them. They must think grocery lists are an absolute scream. I had a ditzy girlfriend that said the quoted line in a completely amazed voice when she saw a sign that read that, I larfed for days.
 
2012-06-05 11:03:42 AM
The person that wrote the captions should be shot for treason against comedy.
 
2012-06-05 11:11:06 AM
So we've got a couple funny names, a few joke signs, some business names that the guy thinks are weird, a crappy frozen pizza from Meijer, imported ramen, and a misplaced Home Depot sign. And here I thought Brits had a decent sense of humor.

I'm pretty sure we here at Fark could come up with a better list than that. I'd start it off but I'm lazy.
 
2012-06-05 12:20:55 PM
Considering what they name their Pubs, they're not alone having strange signs.
 
2012-06-05 12:27:46 PM
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2012-06-05 12:30:49 PM
I've got some soup for sluts alright
 
2012-06-05 12:32:32 PM
fark youuuuuuuuuuuuu suuuuuuuuuubby.
 
2012-06-05 12:33:48 PM
 
2012-06-05 12:34:05 PM
Soccer can only be played in the archery range. The mine field is in use for cricket.

That'll teach them liberal soccer moms to think they are Americans and equal to NASCAR dads!
 
2012-06-05 12:34:17 PM
Can any Brit Farker explain to me why you good folks get so exercised about the American spelling of "aluminum" but rarely, if at all, say anything about "platinum", "tantalum" or "molybdenum"?
 
2012-06-05 12:34:23 PM
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It's dumber than the Brits know. That's the facade of Internet Auto Sales in Boise, ID.
 
2012-06-05 12:34:26 PM
The Farts Delivery is just "Parts Delivery" with the paint chipped off.
 
2012-06-05 12:36:17 PM
Yeah, this is a pretty accurate reflection of what people in the UK think all of the US is like. I go over there to work for three months out of the year and it's amazing the misconceptions I have to clear up.
 
2012-06-05 12:36:17 PM
Climax, Pennsylvania. It's just a few miles from Intercourse but most men can't get there because they won't stop to ask directions.

(I hope it's in Pennsylvania, but probably not. Oh, well. It could always be moved.)
 
2012-06-05 12:36:50 PM
We have a clean dirt sign in these parts. The problem is is that there are bad people with contaminated dirt that would love to part with it without having to pay for special landfill charges.
 
2012-06-05 12:37:59 PM
I like how they don't understand what a "Depression Menu" means. Why don't ya'll join the Euro zone and find out!
 
2012-06-05 12:38:13 PM
This article proves that, contrary to popular opinion, just because you're British it doesn't automatically make you funny.

/Like Russell Brand
//Or Flight of the Conchords
///Yeah, I know, but close enough
 
2012-06-05 12:38:23 PM
It's funny, because there are absolutely no funny-sounding place names in Britain.

/buy all my cars from the Titty Ho

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"Huh-huh, part of the P in 'Parts' is worn off, so it looks like 'Farts'!" Who wrote this article, a six-year-old?
 
2012-06-05 12:39:07 PM
www.funnysign.com

www.funnysign.com

www.funnysign.com
 
2012-06-05 12:39:19 PM
The "Rapershop" is clearly in a country that calls Sunday "Domingo" or something like it.
 
2012-06-05 12:39:23 PM
www.fullfrontalfolk.com

Your all in one shopping choice!

/take that walmart
 
2012-06-05 12:39:31 PM
The Pawnee sign looks like something out of the Fallout series.
 
2012-06-05 12:40:18 PM
Imagine if that birthplace sign were in the same time line as Captain James T. Kirk.

No wonder he's a narcissitic SOB.

"Hey, space babe! Did you know they erected a sign in honor of me several hundred years before I was born! That's how famous I am on my home planet."

"Does that pick-up line work on humans?"

"No. Why do you think I constantly date aliens!"
 
2012-06-05 12:42:02 PM
jorts = jean shorts
 
2012-06-05 12:42:40 PM
www.noarail.com

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2012-06-05 12:43:18 PM
uh huh

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2012-06-05 12:44:23 PM
True Story:

My 26 year old stepson came over from New Zealand to California two years ago. It was his first time out of New Zealand.

We went through a fast food drive through (JITB) and he asked for chocolate milk.

He got the small carton, and looked at it curiously. I asked him what was wrong and he said "It says 'made with 2% Milk'"

I said "Yeah?" He looked at me, paused, and in all seriousness said "Only 2% milk? Wow. I bet you can really taste the chocolate"

(He thought that meant it was 98% chocolate)
 
2012-06-05 12:44:52 PM
i.dailymail.co.uk

Actually, the recent reimaging has him being born in space. That sign should come down.
 
2012-06-05 12:45:12 PM

puckrock2000: Titty Ho


puckrock2000: It's funny, because there are absolutely no funny-sounding place names in Britain.

/buy all my cars from the Titty Ho

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"Huh-huh, part of the P in 'Parts' is worn off, so it looks like 'Farts'!" Who wrote this article, a six-year-old?


I'm more concerned that that truck looks a bit ... erm ... wobbly.
 
2012-06-05 12:45:21 PM
subby is a retard.

those are not signs 'picked by Brits'

as the first sentence says, these signs are from 'thechive.com'

which is an American website.

/reading comprehension, subby
//get some
 
2012-06-05 12:47:47 PM
Aunt Lucy's is in Kingston, Canada, not America. It has also been around since 1947. Unfortunately their food is no better than an Appleby's.

/CSB
 
2012-06-05 12:47:58 PM
farm3.static.flickr.com

One of my favorites from Toledo Illinois.
 
2012-06-05 12:48:02 PM
i115.photobucket.com

Sadly forgotten.
 
2012-06-05 12:48:31 PM

skinnycatullus: Heh, they think "jorts" is a misspelling.


Whoever came up with the name "Jorts" needs to be shot. For men, the are "Cut-off Jeans" and for women, they are known as "Daisy Dukes".

/the pair of jeans that launched a generation of boys into puberty
 
2012-06-05 12:50:01 PM
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Just for fun
 
2012-06-05 12:51:21 PM
GIS + Lame = Daily Mail Article
 
2012-06-05 12:51:23 PM

Harry Freakstorm:

Actually, the recent reimaging has him being born in space. That sign should come down.


The recent revision (reimaging?) is a pile of crap by a bunch of writers who want to take a bunch of shortcuts to get to action scenes and sequels. They made it very clear they have no idea how a military works.

Congrats on graduating from the Naval Academy, here, have command of an aircraft carrier???
Hey, you're a cadet, let's put you second in command in time of conflict, even though there are senior officers and experienced enlisted running around all over the place???
 
2012-06-05 12:51:33 PM
My favourite road signs are in South Africa:

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I love the fact that somebody at the DM has written an entire article without fact checking...

"Jorts? Yeah, that must be a bad spelling. Yanks are dumb. I won't bother to google it or talk to anybody in the office to find out whether jorts is a real thing. And yeah, that truck really says FARTS!!! HA HA HA. No way some of the writing could have rubbed off..."

Jesus they employ stupid people to write, edit, sell and purchase that paper...
 
2012-06-05 12:51:41 PM
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