Signage Sunday: Use me

Signage Sunday: Use me

You see this legend on almost all litter bins in India. Use me. Obviously it’s a simple request. Use the rubbish bin. Fair enough. But it does have a lot of emotional baggage with it. Whenever I see it, I can’t help feeling it has a plaintive rather...

Things I won’t miss: the noise

Second in a series of things I won’t miss about India. India is noisy. Very noisy – there are dogs, and cars and temple festivals ALL the time. People live in noisy joint family houses and seem to not even hear the sound of each other shouting. Unfortunate...
Signage Sunday: Hard to gauge a language

Signage Sunday: Hard to gauge a language

I like this sign particularly. Languages being hard to gauge at the best of times. Spelling even more so. The fact it’s a book store, it’s on about language… the fact it’s spelt wrongly. So much to enjoy in just those two transposed letters. In...
Signage Sunday: Chocolate boll

Signage Sunday: Chocolate boll

This will come as no surprise to you that this particular tasty treat is from the same place that brought us last weeks ‘bugeete’ sign. Still in Hampi, still incorrectly spelt. And still funny. But that last might just be me. The chocolate boll in question...
Signage Sunday: Bread can be hard to spell

Signage Sunday: Bread can be hard to spell

Baguette. A French word, and filled full of unexpected letters if you don’t speak French. Or any of the Romance languages, for that matter. I do understand that it’s going to be a tricky one. But in Hampi, we saw endless variations on this… all of...