The Fine art of writing a sign-board


(Photo Courtesy:This set)

Ever spotted misspellings in the sign-boards of Chennai?

A random tag search for “Chennai” on Flickr produced the image seen above.

Couple of other locations where misspellings are prominent:

(1) The Aavin Store outside T Nagar Bus Terminus: It reads Aavin Milk Parler.

(2) A store right opposite to the soon-to-come PVR Complex in Aminjikarai/Nelson Manickam Road: It reads Verities Rice. (Can be seen every afternoon till three in the evening)

“Puncher”, though, has the credit that it can be commonly spotted anywhere at the crossing of two streets.

As the Flickr user claims, misspellings are not unique to Chennai alone. Atleast that’s not what this post is meant to suggest. The oddities ought to be acknowledged too.

6 Comments so far

  1. Lavanya (unregistered) on May 30th, 2006 @ 11:36 am

    Ah – such a favourite timepass this. Amazingly entertaining too because Chennai throws up such wonderful chances to spot a misspelling in every street. In recent times, I was piqued by “tricens” on an empty mobile cart. And guess what it turned out to be? “dryclean” – the cart was used by a laundryman!

  2. Krithiga (unregistered) on May 30th, 2006 @ 8:16 pm

    “tricens”! Would have required Cryptologists to figure it out.

  3. nandhu (unregistered) on May 31st, 2006 @ 12:05 am

    face facial here,
    a sign on a salon in triplicane.

  4. Hyde (unregistered) on May 31st, 2006 @ 12:04 pm

    I saw a similar one in Bangalore and felt at home! ;-)

  5. Priya Sivan (unregistered) on May 31st, 2006 @ 4:28 pm

    A sign board here says “A.C for Haier”. Dont know who Haier is:)

  6. Krithiga (unregistered) on June 1st, 2006 @ 3:56 am

    Face Facial? Haier? LOL!

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