Saturday, August 11, 2007

The annual nominees for this month's weekly No Shit! Sherlock Award for pointless, weird or misleading guff in any category are in.

First up is Yahoo for this bit of their sign-up for a new username routine:


Gender: (Select One) ?

It just got weirder and weirder the more I thought about it. 'Select One' Why not just 'Select'? it's a pull down menu, you can only select one - and the list to select from is disappointingly short.

The second is a washing label, which I have lovingly recreated in Illustrator because I couldn't be bothered to scan it:

Bloot!
Apart from not understanding half of it (I have never knowingly triangled any of my washing but am now worried that I might have been unwittingly doing it for years) the instructions also warn me not to iron this item. Not that I need any prompting in that direction. I hate ironing and just don't do any, but it did make me wonder who in their right minds would need to be told not to iron a cushion?

Bloot - again!


1 comment:

John Self said...

I am delighted to be able to inform you, after a pub quiz last year in which the topic featured hotly, that the triangle crossed out in fact means 'Do Not Bleach.'

I feel better now I've actually had a use for that knowledge.

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