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

Mr Evil 12 March 2008 44

As seen on Streeton Drive on Sunday afternoon:

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44 Responses to Wanted: Signwriter. Good spelling and attention to detail not necessary.
Aurelius Aurelius 10:22 am 13 Mar 08

If the street sign manufacture is contracted out, as stated above, then surely someone from the government has the balls to say “I’m not paying hundreds of dollars if you tools can’t spell right”
I blame Commissar Stanhope

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 12:04 am 13 Mar 08

I still like the (altered) signs to Cock Shops.

Primal Primal 11:20 pm 12 Mar 08

I am reliably informed that Third World countries have excellent street signage.

iceu iceu 9:57 pm 12 Mar 08

This is slightly off topic, but has anyone seen the stickers in some areas of Gungahlin that say “Warning: This equipment is alive”? They always make me laugh.

Mælinar Mælinar 9:40 pm 12 Mar 08


OpenYourMind2 OpenYourMind2 9:39 pm 12 Mar 08

You know that things can’t be all that bad in your city when the worst that people are complaining about is an extra ‘e’ in a street sign.

Ever been to a 3rd world country?

bd84 bd84 9:38 pm 12 Mar 08

I take heart in that it’s not actually the government making the signs, they’re all contracted out.

It seems to happen a lot around here, I remember the “alternative” route on all the GDE detour signs being fixed a while ago and the old “atl” on the sydney alt route on the monaro hwy. Send it into the CT, they seem to get fixed pretty quickly that way lol

Mælinar Mælinar 9:31 pm 12 Mar 08

As long as somebody is holding that extra ‘e’ hostage, they’ll never be free.

Hasdrubahl Hasdrubahl 9:05 pm 12 Mar 08

I support the use of two ‘e’s in Freemantle.

iceu iceu 7:08 pm 12 Mar 08

There used to be two signs like this in Gungahlin, both of which I think have now been fixed but were amusing at the time.

“Katerine Avenue” and my favourite, “Athony Rolfe Avenue”.

Gerry-Built Gerry-Built 7:06 pm 12 Mar 08

@ neanderthalsis:

pedants? dude – if they are going to spend several hundred rate-payer dollars on a sign (possibly in excess of a thousand) – is it too much to ask that the spelling be correct? 😉

…and remember, even pedants aren’t always prefect 😉

Gerry-Built Gerry-Built 7:00 pm 12 Mar 08

How about the classic sign (that even featured on “Rove” and then mysteriously vanished), when Maccas Yass opened – featured golden arches followed by “Yass – open 24 hours”, but unfortunately read as “My ass – open 24 hours”

CanberraResident CanberraResident 5:38 pm 12 Mar 08

The main Palmerston sign (past Mitchell turnoff) was also vandalised at one point. Some tool wrote “CHEESE!” underneath it. Palmerston? Parmesan? Yeah …..okaaaay. In recent days I noticed the “cheese” bit gone, so it must have been cleaned or the sign totally replaced.

caf caf 5:31 pm 12 Mar 08

There’s a sign in Narooma pointing the way to “Austalia Rock”.

bunnycoat bunnycoat 4:38 pm 12 Mar 08

Some years ago one of the signs at the end of Roebuck Street in Red Hill was replaced and has read ‘Roe Buck’ ever since.

neanderthalsis neanderthalsis 4:30 pm 12 Mar 08

Only one E in the Fre bit of FREMANTLE. Most people would never notice, only the RiotAct pedants and propellerheads spot these things.

ant ant 4:30 pm 12 Mar 08

Some signwriter years ago apparantly decided that what had been Dairy Flat Road should now be called Dairy Road. Or maybe because the road going across Dairy Flat was now elevated, so it wasn’t flat any more.

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 4:29 pm 12 Mar 08

Fremantle is the name of the city in WA and also the Drive to which this sign is pointing.
This street sign points to Freemantle Drive, which is incorrect.

Hilarity ensues (apparently).

Mælinar Mælinar 4:22 pm 12 Mar 08

Somebody mind pointing out what’s wrong with it for us imported people ?

CanberraResident CanberraResident 4:19 pm 12 Mar 08

As a former resident of Stirling, I can say that this sign has been like this for a number of years, and yes, it irks me too.

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