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Unintentional humour chronicles – part 1. January 15, 2007

Posted by Anand Ramachandran in Advertising, WTF?!?.
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We’re recruiting people for our new animation and game design studio, and my colleague Tariq and I were looking in disbelief at a resume :

“One of my greatest strengths is looking through the brief and seeing the complete picture.”

Sometimes, I think we should stop creating content and just syndicate and publish excerpts from resumes that we get. We’d be rich.

More fine examples :

A signboard that says, in splendid grandeur ” For all occasions, use COCK.” I have also seen variants for the same brand, such as “Celebrate happy festivals with COCK.”, and “Buy the best COCK.” Eh? Oh – fireworks. COCK brand fireworks.

A lovely (but since removed) hand painted sign outside a barber shop that says, simply ‘STEP CUTTING. BOOB CUTTING.’

One of my personal favourites is a retail poster for a fashion brand called MUFTI. It features a male model striking a fashionably intense pose, with the inexplicable but brilliant slogan : “ANTI AIDS MESSAGE # 1 – APNA HAATH JAGANNATH!”

I’ll try and put up some pictures as and when i find them.

But now, to the point. This is actually a call for contributions. Any of you with camera phones, be sure to click the next such example you come across and send it to me. I’ll publish those I find entertaining, along with a link black to your blog, or site, if you have one.

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1. Ramanan - January 16, 2007

yes… i feel Indlish should become as popular as Engrish…

Engrish
Flied Lice … when you are hungry…
or toiletries… with “For your bland new day” printed in big bold letters..


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