Woodperker Street

Source of pictures redirected to the Chariot gallery, hopefully all can now view them ๐Ÿ˜‰


It is said that a picture paints a thousand words, I’ll let these two describe the competency of the morons in charge at one ofย  our municipal departments.


I’m actually at a loss to explain this next one

Sorry about the quality, I scanned them from my local newspaper.

21 thoughts on “Woodperker Street”

  1. There’s a cul-de-sac off the mid-levels escalator in Hong Kong called ‘Rednaxela Terrace.’ Seems that no-one told the Chinese sign-writer back in the late 19th Century that you canonly write English from left to right. (Unlike Chinese.)

  2. Spelling mistakes and the like, are mostly attention grabbers, I reckon. Every newspaper, here in the UK that is, have so many spelling mistakes, you couldn’t possibly count them all. But, as they say, at least it proves we’ve read them.

  3. Hello Val

    When a member writes a post and uploads his or her picture it is stored in the WordPress gallery dedicated to these pages.

    There is a 2 gig limit, which is quite a lot, but it’s because of the limit that we ask members to reduce the size of pics that they want to display, 2 gigs won’t last forever.

    I. however never very rarely use it, I upload my pics to one of my own on line galleries therefore saving space for other members and insert them into my posts from there, I can also have them as big and as detailed as I want. It’s a system which has worked flawlessly for me until today, I had 3 members mention that my pics weren’t displaying, so I’ve re-uploaded them to our collective gallery and things should now be fine!

    Hope that answers your question ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Hello Soutie: Funny stuff, strange how common backward and extra N’s are in public places. Avonmouth without the second N is a port in the Bristol Channel at the mouth of the River Avon (where else? Someone must have known that much).

    Reminds me of the ancient standing stone found somewhere in rural Somerset, on it was inscribed

    E HORS

    No knowledge of any other language, ancient or modern is required.

  5. Hello LW

    I’ve subsequently had a look at a Port Elizabeth map, we have an Avenmouth Crescent in a local suburb!

    I understand typo’s and spelling mistakes but what got me was what software are they using that allows a backward ‘N’ or are you suggesting that signs where this occurs are painted by hand?

  6. Soutie: Most of signs are still only required in small numbers (ie at each intersection) so ours tend to be hand made, mostly by the local prison inmates I believe. They are either stenciled or use applied reflective letters, it’s pretty easy to put the N on upside down or use the stencil that way and sometimes the inmate’s skill and Quality Control is not what it might be elsewhere, there’s a lot of it about even here.
    Best Wishes to you and your awareness program in 2011.

  7. Makes perfect sense to me.

    Thank you for your kind thoughts, best wishes to you and your loved ones for the coming year.

    I’ll be updating on the Autism front early in the new year, looks like we’ve found our ideal premises an absolutely first class location and a super Landlord ๐Ÿ™‚

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