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Wanted: Signwriter. Good spelling and attention to detail not necessary.

By Mr Evil - 12 March 2008 44

As seen on Streeton Drive on Sunday afternoon:

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Wanted: Signwriter. Good spelling and attention to detail not necessary.
Mr Evil 1:47 pm 12 Mar 08

It’s called a life exit: when life becomes too much for you handle, and/or Nick Cave’s songs have finally gotten to you –

Exit this waaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy.

NathanaelB 1:36 pm 12 Mar 08

Kinda related, I noticed Canberra Centre management has taken down this exit sign:

Mr Evil 1:22 pm 12 Mar 08

I kind of like it; it’d be a shame if they came and took it down now. 🙂

Skidbladnir 1:14 pm 12 Mar 08


Any concerned citizen can actually file a complaint about a road sign using this form:

Select “Transport Roads & Traffic” as your section and then “Traffic & Road Signs” as your subsection.

Also, point at this thread, so that CanberraConnect and TAMS staff become more aware of citizen bloggery.

Mr Evil 1:09 pm 12 Mar 08

Does anyone here know if TAMS make these signs in house, or are they done by a contractor?

Gungahlin Al 12:52 pm 12 Mar 08

Guess it’s just an extension of their use of SMS-style signs, where it’s a spelling-free zone…
Like some ministerials I see…

papadoc 12:28 pm 12 Mar 08

A pregnant Aussie and a pregnant kiwi are sitting on a park bench knitting jumpers for their unborn babies when the Aussie says to the Kiwi lass

“I hope mines a boy, cause I’m using blue wool”

The Kiwi has a think about it and a few minutes later says,

“Hope mines retarded, I just fucked up the arms.”

Sorry, but I had to post this and it’s the funniest joke I’ve heard in ages.

RuffnReady 12:25 pm 12 Mar 08

No spell-checker in the road sign division?

Ah, hell, it’s just a reflection of the modern education system anyway. Maybe it’s misspelled to make the kiddies feel better about themselves?

Aurelius 12:23 pm 12 Mar 08

Is quality control really that hard??
This city is full of spelling errors.
We’d be a national laughing stock for it, if we didn’t share the Commonwealth with Queensland and Tasmania, who out-stupid us.

Mr Evil 12:10 pm 12 Mar 08

“Why was the sign changed to begin with? Vandals?”

The ACT Govt seem to be upgrading a few signs around the suburb as a few of them are faded and shabby looking, and the old one at this location was obviously incorrect as it said “Fremantle Dr”.

Could have been worse I suppose: at least it doesn’t say “Freemason Dr”! 😉

Thumper 12:08 pm 12 Mar 08

Obviously a doctor.

Mantle Dr.

papadoc 11:55 am 12 Mar 08

Who’s Mantle & what’s he done?

caf 11:54 am 12 Mar 08

There’s a stack of wrong roadsigns around, once you start looking for them. Eg the southbound exit from the GDE onto Ginninderra Dr wrongly labels the latter as National Route 25.

Cameron 11:50 am 12 Mar 08

heh – classic.

Why was the sign changed to begin with? Vandals?

LG 11:41 am 12 Mar 08

Hehe! I wonder how long until it’ll be fixed?

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