Irish Signs and Notices: The Funniest Collection yet! [NOOK Book]

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What is it about a sign or a notice that often provokes hilarity? The message is condensed, space is at a premium, and the sign or notice often loses its meaning, or indeed acquires a whole new meaning, sometimes unintended, and in many delicious cases, quite rude. To put this book together Des MacHale has scoured public toilets (not literally!) hotels, churches, shops and supermarkets, garage forecourts, car stickers, undertakers (surprisingly funny), pubs and bars, buses, trains, factories, schools and ...

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Irish Signs and Notices: The Funniest Collection yet!

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Overview

What is it about a sign or a notice that often provokes hilarity? The message is condensed, space is at a premium, and the sign or notice often loses its meaning, or indeed acquires a whole new meaning, sometimes unintended, and in many delicious cases, quite rude. To put this book together Des MacHale has scoured public toilets (not literally!) hotels, churches, shops and supermarkets, garage forecourts, car stickers, undertakers (surprisingly funny), pubs and bars, buses, trains, factories, schools and colleges, farms, newspapers, sports clubs, and indeed just about anywhere sigs and notices are displayed in Ireland. The results are hilarious and add yet another dimension to Irish humour, already known to be among the best in the world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781856357432
  • Publisher: Mercier Press, Limited, The
  • Publication date: 1/3/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 128
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

es MacHale was born in Castlebar, County Mayo in 1946. He won a scholarship to University College Galway where he studied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics. He was awarded a Ph.D in Mathematics from the University of Keele in 1972. University College Cork was where Des excelled in his teaching, starting as a temporary assistant lecturer in Mathematics in 1972. He is now Associate Professor of Mathematics at University College Cork, where he somehow found time to receive a Diploma in Geology in 1994. He lives in Cork with his wife and five children. Humour and humorous quotations are another of Des' passions. He had his own series, The Comedians, on RTÉ Radio One from 1977 to 1989 and is a regular contributor to all forms of media on both mathematics and humour. He has had over thirty humour books published, including the hugely successful series of Wit books. He is famous for his defence of the joke against the politically correct, and is also a regular delegate at humour conferences the world over.
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What is it about a sign or a notice that often provokes hilarity? The message is condensed, space is at a premium, and the sign or notice often loses its meaning, or indeed acquires a whole new meaning, sometimes unintended, and in many delicious cases, quite rude. To put this book together Des MacHale has scoured public toilets (not literally!) hotels, churches, shops and supermarkets, garage forecourts, car stickers, undertakers (surprisingly funny), pubs and bars, buses, trains, factories, schools and colleges, farms, newspapers, sports clubs, and indeed just about anywhere sigs and notices are displayed in Ireland. The results are hilarious and add yet another dimension to Irish humour, already known to be among the best in the world.

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