You just can’t spell-check a truck

typed for your pleasure on 22 October 2009, at 4.05 am

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In urban areas, it’s not unusual to encounter hand-lettered adverts that turn their nose up so much at the conventions of normal spelling, that they border on folk art. This ice cream truck, which I’d photographed while driving home one day, would fall under that category.
As an aside, I’d like to point out that I shot this pic with my cellphone whilst driving alongside the truck, which is a fact that I’m needlessly impressed with…

Nothing wrong with the Cones, Sundaes, and Banana Boats that they have on offer, but Nacho? And Shackes?? ‘No no, we can only sell you a single nacho; any more than that would spoil you’. And a Shacke is a new invention; it’s a wee bit like a shake, a wee bit like a shack, a wee bit like a shackle, and a wee bit like Shaq. They have many in their truck, but by law they can only sell you one; any more would spoil you

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10 have spoken to “You just can’t spell-check a truck”

  1. JM writes:

    I’m more interested in (or repulsed by) the idea that they’re really trying to sell you a nacho sundae.

  2. Davecat writes:

    Hey, some people think the fish taco is a good idea. I cannot agree, but if it makes them happy, then hey! Hey.

  3. JM writes:

    A traditional fish taco is actually surprisingly good. Granted, I would not eat one on a routine basis.

  4. Euchre writes:

    Fish Taco? Isn’t that kinda the same thi…. ummmm nevermind 😛

  5. Miss Hyde writes:

    Maybe they don’t want people over eating ;D

  6. Davecat writes:

    You… you couldn’t possibly mean… lady bits, would you?
    I AM SCANDALISED (and I completely agree with you)

    Holy crap –
    Miss Hyde’s back! 🙂 Where’ve you been hiding then, you wee scamp??

  7. Miss Hyde writes:

    I dropped out of universty and had a.. rocky 18 months or so, to put it lightly!

    However I am at a new university now studying something entirely new and I have turned my life around.

    Back on the internets, thought I’d check up on ma old pal Dacecat ;D

  8. Davecat writes:

    Good to hear things are turning around for you! Shi-chan and I were worried about you, y’know. 🙂

  9. Mahtek writes:

    I was driving with a friend the other day and noticed a Florist advertising Bokays.

    Now this was not a particularly down-trodden section of town, so I was left with two questions.

    1. Is our average citizen so poorly read that they would not understand what a Florist was doing selling Bouquets?

    2. Would I buy a bouquet from a businessman unable to spell his own product?

  10. Davecat writes:

    ‘Would I buy a bouquet from a businessman unable to spell his own product?’

    Exactly. Thank you.
    You just want to go into the shop, march directly up to the counter, and demand that the head florist spell ‘hydrangeas’. If at any point they throw an ‘I’ in there, you have my permission to launch yourself over the counter and pummel them. Pummel them in the name of Spelling.

    Not Aaron Spelling, though; that’d be weird.

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