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Post Sun Mar 16, 2003 10:51 pm

Spellchecking on this Forum

Bloody hell...

A spellchecker on a forum for signmakers?

I remember helping a signwriter mate fit some signs for Maine Rd football ground a few years ago for Peugoet - in return for a couple of tickets of course.

Fitted them round the pitch the morning of a night game...

He got a call from the club at 6pm, 'you silly sod you've spelt Peugoet wrong!'

Helping to repaint the 'o' and the 'e' on 4 20' x 2' boards as the ground filled up with 30,000 fans was a very humbling experience.

Just waiting for the blue army to start singing 'who's the idjit with the brush?, who's the idjit with the brush?...'
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Post Mon Mar 17, 2003 1:50 am

You are right, that must be the unpardonable sin for the signwriter! How embarrassing is that!!
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Post Mon Mar 17, 2003 2:04 am

:o now that is the worst! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post Mon Mar 17, 2003 12:37 pm

You still haven't learnt to spell it then?!

Its PEUGEOT!! :lol: :lol:
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Post Mon Mar 17, 2003 2:35 pm

Just checkin' into this post as I understand this is where you check if someone has cast a spell on you........MMMMMmmmmmmm Nope
Now I can sleep :lol: :lol:

Theres got to be one
Youre quietly going about your business when someone yells 'Ya spelt it wrong mate'

Times that happened over the years. You half laugh back hoping to convince them that you're in stitches

Once we were doing a pub called William the Conqueror
Signwriting merrilly along when the publican passes by and says the usual joke 'you've spelt it wrong mate' My mate and I let out a hearty laugh to let him know we think he's hilarious. :lol: :lol:

Half an hour later he passes by again and repeats the yarn
this time were rolling our eyes :roll: :roll: :roll:

Anyway job done, load up our tressles and stuff and tell the publican were off. He says 'What about the spelling mistake?'
We laugh again to amuse him but a with a dead pan expression he tells us we've put an 'E' where there should have been 'O' (Conquerer Conqueror)
At this point we stopped laughing (hot) (hot) (hot) :oops: :oops:
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Post Mon Mar 17, 2003 3:03 pm

Who needs a spellchequer. ????
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Post Mon Mar 17, 2003 3:03 pm

we've all been there

Because of the many times that passers-by shouted "oi it's spelt wrong mate" I intended to get a "T" shirt with "I know, It's spelt wrong" on the back - this was when I was a full time fitter.
After numerous occasions of finding that they were actually telling the truth I decided not to bother and to just bin and grear it.
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Post Mon Mar 17, 2003 7:19 pm

The other favourite "Original" sayings is "That signs a bit squint mister" oh how we laugh when we hear that one for the umpeenth time :) .

I remember putting up individual large vinyl letters fitted to white backgrounds on seperate panes of glass to spell out the business name. The fellow passing by looking up yells to me "It's upside down" - Yes I know, I know, I says in a sarcastic tone :x , so off he goes shaking his head.

When I got down off the ladder and looked up - I discovered I had put the "s" on upside down. While up the ladder I couldn't tell - but when viewed from a distance along with the other letters it was obvious it was upside down, not because of the shape - but because of its position on the background (which should have been just up from centre but in fact appeared just down from centre) which was at odds with all the other letters :oops:
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Post Mon Mar 17, 2003 8:31 pm

:lol: :lol: yep i know that one guys.. when they say it i dont laugh. not because ive now heard it for the 100th time but because im saying to myself.. have i? knowing fine well my track record isnt good. :lol: :lol:

another one i get when fitting a sign on a high street is old folk or children saying "wits that gonna be mister" i reply "a sign" :lol: i love looking at their faces in disgust as if.. "are you daft pal" i put my head down and get on with it. i hate being asked it time and time again... :-?
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Post Mon Mar 17, 2003 9:35 pm

Lets start a top ten then...

1) Its spelt wrong mate

2) It's not level

3) Whats in the bottle, is it glue.

4) it's just like hanging wallpaper

5) Do the stickers take long to dry.


over to you......
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Post Mon Mar 17, 2003 11:30 pm

OK
This must have happened to you!!!

You stick up a dirty great sign saying something like this:

JEWELLERS
Gold & Silver Bought
Cash Paid
New & Second Hand Jewellery at competitive prices

Just putting the finishing touches to the sign when someones says;

'So whats this gunna be then???'

Duh!

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Post Mon Mar 17, 2003 11:56 pm

How about the chap who says;

‘I like the lettering on your van, who did that for you’

The world’s full of comedians, couldn’t you just throttle them! :evil:
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Post Tue Mar 18, 2003 12:09 am

What about the top ten excuses we signmakers give to the customers:-

1/ No its' not squint, it's the building that's not level

2/ Don't worry about the bubbles, theyll dissapear in a few days time

3/ No it's not squint, its the panel lines that make it look that way

4/ Well it's an exact match to the pantone reference you gave me

5/ No it's not squint, it's the vehicle that's not level

6/ That's the American way to spell it



Any others?
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Post Tue Mar 18, 2003 12:11 am

too right alan...
i dont know how many times ive stood lettering a vehicle and the customer says "thats a cracking job you have made of lettering my van, if only you could make signs too, ide have got you to do my fascia last week" :o :o :x

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