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Signs of Life: Part 19

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From time to time during my travels, I come across signs that I find interesting for one reason or another. Sometimes, they contain clever writing, are humorous, or remind me of some place or event. Here are some from a trip to Edinburgh, Scotland.


A bridal shop.


The lamp on the table made this an interesting sign for an interior decorator.


So, when you have the very best burgers in town, how do you distinguish yourself from those other "pretend" burger joints?


And these are just a few of the side effects experienced by women who eat Marmite!

And just in case you were wondering, PCOS is short for "Polycystic ovary syndrome".


Hmm, this looks like a place an Aussie might invent, or at least patronize.

In any event, Innis & Gunn is a brewing company based in Edinburgh. Its beer kitchens serve craft beer and food.

One of its brews is "Frank & Sense Golden Ale", a golden ale infused with gold, frankincense and myrrh. Presumably, it's drunk by wise men everywhere!


A UK coffee company.


Now I'm a chocolate lover from way back, but knowing that haggis "is a savoury pudding containing sheep's pluck (heart, liver, and lungs); minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock, and cooked while traditionally encased in the animal's stomach," I declined to buy a block.


Apparently, this hotel is "The In-Place to Stay!"

Of course, just as I took the photo, some Aussie tourist walked by; don't you just hate that when that happens!


Just the place for a man and a woman to get some fresh apple pie! What could possibly go wrong?


Yeah, like I want a haircut just like Larry, Curly, or Moe!


What was interesting here, was that the top two signs were either side of the bottom one. However, I don't think the establishment was currently run by the Salvos.


The sign on the restaurant awning says "The Crazy Bull" in Spanish, while the one in the window tells you the deal on offer.


Grassmarket is a major shopping street and area in Edinburgh, and apparently these two sheep found the grazing there quite good!


The name of this tea and coffee house is an interesting play on the name of the ship Cutty Sark, one of the last of the tea clippers.


I was in Edinburgh for its world-famous Fringe Festival, where outragious was the norm. In this poster, this "woman"—suposedly called Cally—was performing.

Her show was quite supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!


Anyone for a Caribbean cocktail?