Category Archives: Signage

What a punderful world

Wordplay makes life more fun. Look at the puns that showed up in different (if unlikely) places.

1. At the grocery store

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2. At a concert

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I love this one! Why’d you go to that concert? Ya know … Jazz Becuzz! 😀

I’ve been to two Jazz Becuzz concerts in the last couple months. The first featured five Dallas singers (Carolyn Lee Jones, Breggett Rideau, Jennifer Martin, Mahogany Miller and Andrea Wallace, with Larry Davis (piano), Buddy Mohmed (bass) and Jaelun Washinton (drums). What a dazzling array of singing talent and top-notch accompanists. The second featured The Brehms — delightful musicians with a great sense of humor!

So, why do you like music? Ya know … Jazz Becuzz.

3. In a cookbook

A pun in a book of vegetarian recipes? Miso happy that me can’t stop crying. By the way, Nina Olsson authors Nourish Atelier.

That’s three puns. Is there a fourth, you ask?

Well … it isn’t original, but here goes: May the 4th be with you. Happy Star Wars Day!

 

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Lunch for lexophiles

Downtown Dallas offers quite the array of dining options. Three restaurants stand out for their very creative names.

Tortaco, on Ross, melds torta (sandwich, in Mexican cuisine) and taco (a folded, filled tortilla) for a playful portmanteau.
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Living up to its name, the restaurant serves tortas, tacos, and more.
wp-1488242032506.jpgThe Relleno and the Cali Breakfast sans bacon make for a tasty two-taco lunch.

Which Wich uses alliteration to delicious effect.
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Which wich would you like? Step in, grab a brown bag and use the red Sharpies provided to customize your order. Give the cashier your bag, pay, and wait for your just-the-way-you-like-it wich.

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While you can’t go wrong with any of the veggie wiches, the menu includes other types — Turkey, Chicken, Italian, and more — if you’re so inclined.

Finally, the punny gem that inspired this post.

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The Hospitality Sweet, on Ervay
Their tagline: Sweet cakes. Good food.
Based on their chow-worthy Chipotle Black Bean Quinoa Wrap, I’m willing to bet their desserts are equally delish.

Sweetness permeates every aspect of this lovely place.

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Many happy returns

Wanna go with me to the library?

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At Plano’s Harrington branch

From leaf cutouts and a sign with wordplay

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On sign: *Thanks* for *giving* us your returns! Take a feather and tell us why you’re grateful this year. Put it in the box when you’re finished and look for it later on our turkey during the month of November.

to expressions of gratitude from patrons of all ages,

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“I can come home to two things I love dearly. One human + one cat.”

this splash of creativity near the book drop (who’da thunk!) had me appreciating Plano’s fabulous libraries for the gazillionth time.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Triple play

Ever come across visual puns in logos? Think of the G that makes a smiling face in the Goodwill logo. Or the negative-space arrow between the “E” and the “x” in the FedEx logo.

See if you can find the visual puns in the Minnie’s Food Pantry logo. I saw three—hence, the title of this post.

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Can you find the visual puns in the Minnie’s Food Pantry logo? In the next photo caption I’m listing three I saw.

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The red stroke represents: 1) the M in Minnie’s, 2) a heart, and 3) an apple. What I see in this logo: Minnie’s is all heart as it seeks to end hunger in the community by providing food to those who need it.

Just my type

I love grocery shopping. What many consider a chore I find entertaining thanks to heaps of fresh fruits and veggies, attractive product packaging, and the plethora of palate-pleasing possibilities down every aisle.

Some stores pay attention to the finer details of the shopping experience. Check out these creative signs at a grocery chain.

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I’m so happy that I can’t stop crying 😉

When looking at the signs for these reds and whites, how could anyone feel blue?

The next sign has a rebus for you to solve. In case you’re wondering, a rebus uses pictures to represent words or parts of words.

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What kind of squash is this? Shout out the answer in the comments. Sorry for the blurry pic.

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Herb, herb!

Moving on to fruit

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Crisp characters

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Juicy type

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Snappy caps

Here's the cutest of the bunch. Another rebus. Not just grapes. GRRAPES!

And here’s the cutest of the bunch. Another rebus. Not just grapes. GRRAPES!