Pedantic Pete
Pedantic Pete


Where
TIMESONLINE page dated January 12, 2008
When 
8th March 2008
Contributor
Pedantic Pete
Comments
How do they know the recordings can be heard?


Where
Sunday Express
When 
16th March 2008
Contributor
Pedantic Pete
Comments
I’d have expected the police to set a good example

Where
Royal Tyrrell Museum, Drumheller, near Calgary
When 
6th April 2008
Contributor
Pedantic Pete
Comments
The sign does say ‘NO SWIMMING’. Dry humour perhaps?

What
A school bus with a sign on the back ‘STUDENT DRIVER’. Unfortunately I didn’t have access to my camera.
Where
On the road between Lethbridge and Calgary
When
8th April 2008
Contributor
Pedantic Pete
Comments
I suppose it’s one way of reducing costs


Where
The hospital on Guernsey
When 

Contributor
Roger Finning
Comments
No impatient visitors please


Where
Stanley Park, Vancouver
When 
10th April 2008
Contributor
Pedantic Pete
Comments
I suppose I’ll have to find somewhere else to park the car then


Where
Vancouver airport
When 
11th April 2008
Contributor
Pedantic Pete
Comments
I bet they can pass wind too


				   			   
        Where
Evening Standard on thisislondon.co.uk web site
When
Report (by Ross Lydall, City Hall Editor) dated 26th February 2008
Contributor
Dave Ormandy
Comments
Can you actually hire free bikes, or is that classed as borrowing them?


Where
Daily Telegraph - Digital Life
When 
19th June 2008
Contributor
Pedantic Pete
Comments
Doubles?

Where
Daily Telegraph - Honest John in the motoring section
When 
21st June 2008
Contributor
Pedantic Pete
Comments
Does the writer really value cheapness above his wife’s safety when choosing a car?

Where
Hay Bluff
When 
May 2006
Contributor
Pedantic Pete
Comments
A bit unfair, this, as an arrow points to an alternative path, but seemed funny when I first saw it.

Where
Near Hadrian’s Wall
When 
May 2008
Contributor
Pedantic Pete
Comments
Big gate missing but sign on little gate says ‘Please Shut the Gate’ - but why?

Where
Vancouver
When 
August 2008
Contributor
Dave Ormandy
Comments
Argument classes 
perhaps? ..... Could rock the boat!

Where
Morrisons supermarket in Hereford
When 
16th August 2008
Contributor
Pedantic Pete
Comments
I’m sure I’ve seen soap powder for sale there too

Where
Deli Lounge, new (good) restaurant in Hereford
When 
16th August 2008
Contributor
Pedantic Pete
Comments
It was, in fact, closed


Where
Outside the Stork Inn, Billinge
When 
31st January 2008
Contributor
Pedantic Pete
Comments
Can’t think of anything sensible to say

What
A sign advertising “Instant Passport Photo’s - processed while you wait”.
Where
ASDA’s photo shop
When
August 2008
Contributor
Dave Sidebotham
Comments
Surely if they are processed while you WAIT - then it's not INSTANT. Or have definitions changed?

Where
e-bay - The-BikeRite-Shop
When 
21st October 2008
Contributor
Dave Ormandy
Comments
‘Buy 5 Get 5 Free’ offer seems a bit dodgy given that earlier on the page the number in stock was given as 3.

Earthquake special
What
Locals’ experiences of an earthquake with its epicentre near Bromyard, Herefordshire
Where
BBC News web site at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/7692225.stm
When
October 2008
Contributor
Tony Scott
Comments
Morfey, Worcestershire: Yes, I felt it. I was watching TV and I felt on my back a vibration as if my neighbours had slammed a door very hard and shook the house.” Strange, since they are not normally that rough.
(how rough are they normally ?)
Bromyard, Herefordshire: “We heard and felt an underground train, but then the house rocked! It woke the dog”
(are you sure you live in Bromyard, not London?)
Belmont, Herefordshire: “The whole house shook”
(how did you find the time to check the whole house?)
Where
The web
When
23rd November 2008
Contributor
Tony Scott
Comments
All of these are legitimate companies that didn't spend quite enough time to
consider how their online name might appear!
1. 'Who Represents' is where you can find the name of the agent that represents any celebrity. Their Web site is:
www.whorepresents.com
2. 'Experts Exchange' is a knowledge base where programmers can exchange
advice and views at:
www.expertsexchange.com
3. Looking for a great pen? Look no further than 'Pen Island'.It can be found at:
www.penisland.net
4. Need a therapist? Try 'Therapist Finder' at:
www.therapistfinder.com
5. Then there's the 'Italian Power Generator' company. Check it out at:
www.powergenitalia.com
6. 'IP computer' software, there's always:
www.ip_anywhere.com
7. And the designers at 'Speed of Art' await you at their wacky Web site:
www.speedofart.com

Where
Australia
When 
January 2009
Contributor
Rog Finning
Comments
 OK that’s the front end parked - now where do I put the rear end?
Where
Among the junk mail that comes with magazines
When 
January 2009
Contributor
Pedantic Pete
Comments
 Homebase 15% off vouchers - there are two here - 1 with Saga Magazine, 1 with Lifeboat Magazine. Both say they are exclusive discounts.
Where
Asda
When 
January 2009
Contributor
Rog Finning
Comments
 "Think it contains a bit more than just 'traces'!". (the packaging says ‘THIS PRODUCT MAY CONTAIN TRACES OF NUTS OR SEEDS’)
Where
Daily Telegraph
When 
26th January 2009
Contributor
Pedantic Pete
Comments
How can car registration number 1 0 be rarer than any other unique registration number?
Where
zoopla.co.uk
When 
12th April 2009
Contributor
Pedantic Pete
Comments
How can username be unique if everyone use peter123? I’ve sent an email to Zoopla to ask them

Where
BP garage on Ross on Wye bypass
When 
September 2009
Contributor
Tony Scott
Comments
Not really free cash as they take the money out of one's bank account.

What
A report by Frank Gardner, BBC security correspondent
Where
BBC (television) News at Ten
When
3rd December 2009
Contributor
Pedantic Pete
Comments
(Talking about the whereabouts of Osama Bin Laden):  “...... nobody knows where he is or what he’s doing ...... he’s got a small number of people, very loyal to him, who know where he is .....”.

Where
Huby, near York, outside Burns Hall hotel Debbie
When 
28th March 2010
Contributor
Debbie & Chris

What
A sign on the back door of a Gloucester ambulance:
‘PLEASE KNOCK
AS TREATMENT
MAYBE IN PROGRESS’
Where
On Dave’s drive home
When
15th April 2009
Contributor
Dave Sidebotham
Comments
Dave thought PP would insist on ‘MAY BE IN PROGRESS’. PP is not sure but does wonder why Dave should be asked to knock while driving

Where
email from ‘Vodaphone and Phone Frenzi’
When 
25th November 2010
Contributor
Pedantic Pete
Comments
Free or from £30?

What
One of those pretty blonde ‘sports reporters’ they have on news broadcasts
Where
BBC tv news
When
11th December 2010
Contributor
Pedantic Pete
Comments
After warning that Match of the Day would follow the news bulletin she advised viewers who didn’t want to know the results to look away after which she announced the results.

What
A reporter talking about the floods in Brisbane.
Where
BBC Radio 4
When
11th January 2011
Contributor
Dave Sidebotham
Comments
After describing the carnage everywhere, he went on to describe how big the problem was by telling us that “the area under water is now about 1000 square miles wide”.
What
Stella Artois ‘free DVD’offer
Where
Stella Artois promotional pack
When
July 2011
Contributor
Pedantic Pete
Comments
Refers to an 8 digit code inside the pack - mine was 7HLMWJBQ
What
Menu board
Where
Bullring pub in Kingstone
When
 September 2011
Contributor
Tony Scott
Comments
1/4 Beefburger for £5.25, that's £21 for a whole burger, quite expensive ....

What
Menu board
Where
Cafe at Croft Castle (NT) in Herefordshire
When
 September 2011
Contributor
Pedantic Pete
Comments
Hard to believe the tea room really uses all the fruit and veg grown in the garden ...... could possibly be true I suppose

What
Item in the Hereford Times
When
 1st December 2011
Contributor
Pedantic Pete
Comments
Says that when a lorry hit a rail bridge at Ledbury a spokeswoman said that ‘examinations had revealed only structural damage’. That’s a relief then.

What
One of our illustrious BBC reporters (whilst standing by a flooded road) - “More weather is on the way”
Where
BBC tv
When
September 2012
Contributor
Dave Sidebotham
Comments
Of course it is - tosser !!

Where
Leominster
When 
April 2012
Contributor
Pedantic Pete
Comments
If you’re going to make a big sign, check your spelling ....

What
A picture of some NY houses on fire with the headline “Fire rages through flooded houses”
Where
FOX News
When
October 2012
Contributor
Dave Sidebotham
Comments
The Oxford Dictionary defines to flood as “to cover or submerge”. So a flooded house is unlikely to be on fire.

Where
In the window of Chapters Charity bookshop in Hereford
When 
1st November 2012
Contributor
Pedantic Pete
Comments
I wonder what they buy ...

What
An insurance spokesman on the radio talking about flood insurance 'we don't want to leave our customers high and dry' ....
Where
Sorry, didn’t note which station
When
26th November 2012
Contributor
Pedantic Pete

Where
M&S Outlet at Gloucester Quays
When 
13th February 2013
Contributor
Pedantic Pete
Comments
Really up to half price? So nothing more than half price?

What
An ‘expert’ on the Jeremy Vine show talking about killings carried out by Oliver Cromwell’s troops in Ireland said that 25 percent of the population was/were decimated.
Where
BBC Radio 2
When
December 2013
Contributor
Pedantic Pete
Comments
So why not just say 2.5 percent of the population?


What
Following the broadcast of the Downton Abbey Christmas special an announcer said that a brand new series will return next year.
Where
ITV
When
December 2013
Contributor
Pedantic Pete