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Watch out Owen, the cleaners have your measure!

By johnboy - 7 September 2011 15

cleaning poster

The possibly Cornish “Onan Hag All” has sent in this poster from the Cook shops offering an unusual cleaning service.

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Watch out Owen, the cleaners have your measure!
poetix 10:01 am 08 Sep 11

Ben_Dover said :

I-filed said :

Cut the mean s***, guys. Kosovan refugees, been in Canberra for ages. A quick google brings up Gizele’s story.

A) There is no “mean s**t” posted here.

B) Instead of whining on here, why not offer to draw up a legible poster for them?

C) Can you ask them how much they want to clean my window carpets?

poetix said :

I hope they benefit from the publicity their note has been getting here.

Ben_Dover said :

And I think it’s Onen Hag Oll. (One and all in Cornish.) Onan is something else. Unless you meant that.

It’s a play on words “everyone’s a w@nker”

Onan the Bilingual Barbarian.

Ben_Dover 9:36 am 08 Sep 11

I-filed said :

Cut the mean s***, guys. Kosovan refugees, been in Canberra for ages. A quick google brings up Gizele’s story.

A) There is no “mean s**t” posted here.

B) Instead of whining on here, why not offer to draw up a legible poster for them?

C) Can you ask them how much they want to clean my window carpets?

poetix said :

I hope they benefit from the publicity their note has been getting here.

Ben_Dover said :

And I think it’s Onen Hag Oll. (One and all in Cornish.) Onan is something else. Unless you meant that.

It’s a play on words “everyone’s a w@nker”

poetix 8:38 am 08 Sep 11

I hope they benefit from the publicity their note has been getting here.

Ben_Dover said :

OOps, sorry, that was little old me what sent that in. And yes there is a Cornish connection!

And I think it’s Onen Hag Oll. (One and all in Cornish.) Onan is something else. Unless you meant that.

legal 4:03 am 08 Sep 11

If these guys cleaned up Wales, they must be awesome!

Jethro 11:21 pm 07 Sep 11

I-filed said :

Cut the mean s***, guys. Kosovan refugees, been in Canberra for ages. A quick google brings up Gizele’s story.

And, yeah, that is terrible what happened to this family.

Jethro 11:14 pm 07 Sep 11

LSWCHP said :

All your base will belong to them

I believe you mean “are belong to” them

LSWCHP 10:58 pm 07 Sep 11

All your base will belong to them

I-filed 7:54 pm 07 Sep 11

Cut the mean s***, guys. Kosovan refugees, been in Canberra for ages. A quick google brings up Gizele’s story.

Ben_Dover 7:14 pm 07 Sep 11

OOps, sorry, that was little old me what sent that in. And yes there is a Cornish connection!

dtc 4:01 pm 07 Sep 11

Or, of course, they are recent(ish) arrivals who dont speak very good english and have names that are in fact made up (rather than their own names) or which are attempts to be phonetic versions of their true names.

Generally when you see a sentence that reads ‘our speciality include’ – getting the plural versions of words incorrect – it is a sign of poor but not native english. Most people born in an english speaking country will get this right (even if the spelling is wrong), but many foreign languages do not have the same concepts of plurality.

EvanJames 2:15 pm 07 Sep 11

Bugger! Are their names made-up names? I was sitting there trying to nut out what nationality they harked from, and came up blank.

I guess that’s why they’re flogging themselves as cleaners, rather than writing Ph.Ds on existentialim in TS Eliot (if there is any).

sepi 12:55 pm 07 Sep 11

this is what happens when you make up the spelling of your kids’ names. They make up their own spelling on everything else too.

grump 9:58 am 07 Sep 11

of course! (parms fourhed)

MonarchRepublic 9:21 am 07 Sep 11

Are the wales the things that hold up the roof, and have doors in them?

grump 9:08 am 07 Sep 11

ok, I’ll bite, I can work out what a kitchen owen is, but where in the house is the wales?

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