Thursday, March 01, 2007

Odd Signz

Walking through deepest Chiswick a couple of days ago I came across this sign. The ever reliable dictionary.com has this to say about "appliances":
1.an instrument, apparatus, or device for a particular purpose or use.
2.a piece of equipment, usually operated electrically, esp. for use in the home or for performance of domestic chores, as a refrigerator, washing machine, or toaster.
3.the act of applying; application.
4.Archaic. a measure; stratagem.
5.Obsolete. compliance.
–verb (used with object)
6.to equip with appliances: a fully applianced kitchen.
I was left wondering as I walked away exactly why the washing machines and fridges would be turning. A formal display? A little ballet practice before being sold? A pas de deux by a toaster perhaps?

3 comments:

  1. Anonymous11:25 pm

    Whats an appliCance?
    Is there no spell checker on your blog uploader?

    DC

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  2. good to see that your razor sharp eye sight is as undimmed as your razor sharp wit dc.

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  3. Anonymous12:37 pm

    The "fire engine" as we all know it is actually a "fire appliance"

    thought I'd just mention that - Derren

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