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Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Ken Dorney, Nov 29, 2018.

  1. Ken Dorney

    Ken Dorney Yea, I'm Cool That Way...

    So, here in Northern California it is cold and very rainy. I figured it is a good day to make a nice split pea soup. So I head off to the grocery store, the rain is coming down in buckets, I can hardly see through my windshield. I finally arrive to the store and the photo below is what I am greeted with (keep in mind I only took a photo of one sign, they were all over the parking lot). Not much to say about it except I found it extremely funny and it lightened my day. Following the photo will be a coin to keep it related.


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    I dont think I have posted this coin before, but its one of a few dozen of the Chinese series I kept from my old collection:

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    Zhou Dynasty, State of Yan, 300 - 220 BC
    Lead 18mm, 1.94 grams

    Obverse: Yi Hua.
    Reverse: Ji.

    References:
    Hartill 6.19-20
     
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  3. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    That is a bit amusing.
     
  4. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    I wish I took a photo. Earlier this week I saw a new business with a new sign that read.....

    Closed On The Sabbath
    Sunday hours 12-4


    I choked on my coffee when I read it.
     
  5. CoinBlazer

    CoinBlazer Aspire to Inspire

     
  6. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    I love these pics @Ken Dorney , fun to see odd signs communicating unusual events.

    I spent several years traveling on bidness. It was fun to watch China grow from a 3rd World Country (more like 4th World when I started going there), to a World Power that they are becoming. Saw some different signs in my hotels, restaurants, common areas catering to Western travelers.

    Hmmm... yeah, they love to party there...
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    This was in one of my hotel bathrooms...
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    I have a bunch of these type of cool signs from over the years, but they can be a bear digging them out of my old directories...
     
  7. Ken Dorney

    Ken Dorney Yea, I'm Cool That Way...

    'Drunken Walking'? I gotta try that! Seriously, that is funny! Many things dont translate, I suppose.
     
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  8. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Suffice to say... we were inebriated that night when I took that pic! It was a non-tourist local restaurant that our factory took us to. Lol.
     
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  9. rickmp

    rickmp Frequently flatulent.

    According to the Bible, the Sabbath Day is Saturday.
    Many Christian churches, as well as other religions, keep the Sabbath on Saturday.

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  10. Deacon Ray

    Deacon Ray Biblical Kingdoms Supporter

    That's hilarious! Last year I saw a sign for a BREAKFAST WITH SANTA event at a local pancake house. The N from SANTA had fallen down and shifted to the right so that the sign read—well, let's just say it named the ruler of the fiery underworld.

    To keep this coin related—here's a coin from the reign of another notorious figure with a fiery reputation.

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  11. juris klavins

    juris klavins Well-Known Member

    That sign next to the carts is pretty funny, too - 'Feel free to take carts' - looks like half the neighborhood did just that :p
     
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  12. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Well how about that??. I been a practicing Lutheran more than half my life and never knew that. Now I have to drive by that place to see if it is closed on Saturdays.
     
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  13. juris klavins

    juris klavins Well-Known Member

    The store owner might want to re-think this sign: :smuggrin:

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  14. David@PCC

    David@PCC Well-Known Member

    My professor took this photo at a restaurant when he was visiting abroad.
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  15. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    A very smart Rottie.... 3c2420b702dd06c4ee181ad2f6a3e069.jpg
     
  16. Parthicus

    Parthicus Well-Known Member

    I saw this menu in a restaurant in Lima, Peru in 2011. See if you can spot the problems:
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  17. Nathan401

    Nathan401 Supporter! Supporter

    More specifically, it begins at Sundown on FRIDAY night and ends at Sundown on SATURDAY night.
     
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  18. Ken Dorney

    Ken Dorney Yea, I'm Cool That Way...

    Yum. Love me some native dishes!
     
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  19. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    Military members can relate...ever mess up so bad you had to mop up the rain?

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    A coin I have not shared in a while:

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    Faustina the Younger, Rome, AD 128-175
    AE, 31mm, 23.72g; Rome mint
    Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA; draped bust right wearing circlet of pearls
    Rev: IVNONI REGINAE S-C; Juno, veiled, standing left, holding patera & scepter; peacock standing left at feet, head reverted
     
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  20. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Lol, Aborigines on the menu!

    :) Would that be Quechuans?
     
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  21. Ken Dorney

    Ken Dorney Yea, I'm Cool That Way...

    No, bust I was sent out to get a bucket of steam and some bulkhead remover!

    Ken
     
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