Friday, January 25, 2008

The Wit of England

Following a dirty white van yesterday (not that I can point any fingers). Now there's something about such a combination that attracts people to write on them and this was no exception.

Disdaining the impertinent "Clean Me" or the more pleading "Please Clean Me", the author had decided to go with the more charming "Also in White", which mildly impressed. Much more impressive would have been "Also Available in White" not only for the creative use of minimal space, but for being able to spell "available" without mucking it up.

However what attracted me to the rear of this vehicle was the additional scrawl in the smaller space on the other door, which must have been placed after the previous statement, the highly topical "Cleaned by the NHS"... wonderful.