• Yuval (unregistered)

    Plus, it's incomprehensible without an upside-down question mark first.

  • cjam (unregistered) in reply to dmearns

    & FTW

  • Gary (unregistered)

    I can't keep up with the stadium renamings.

    Who plays at FedEx Air Error Processing Field, anyway?

    (and did it smile back at Brett?)

  • Wyrd (unregistered)

    re: the 2500 char entry limit: It's likely an off-by-one error. Try shortening the text to 2499 chars and it may go away. Then again, it could just be a standard, run-of-the-mill WTF-error in which case... shrug well, you could always try typing in swahili or waving a dead chicken or something.

    -- Furry cows moo and decompress.

  • (cs) in reply to ParkinT
    ParkinT:
    The Condos are "Name your price" ala The Price Is Right. "Tell them what they have won, Bob!"

    "SOME NEW DEBT!" Wait, wasn't it Johnny that told us what they've won? It's been so long.

    Just hope the guy yodeling doesn't fall off the mountain. I'd prefer mostly chance: question mark plinko. That would kick butt.

  • Riot (unregistered) in reply to Publius
    Publius:
    Procedural:
    There's no Portuguese on the billboard. French is a latin-based language, just like Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. Some words do look the same.

    I think they're confused by the accent grave. In French, it's used to distinguish homographs, whereas in Portuguese it's used to indicate crasis.

    Did it indicate the current financial crasis? ;)

  • PoliCor (unregistered) in reply to cconroy
    cconroy:
    memals:
    "queer" and "gay" both have meaningful definitions outside insults and non PC labels. I had a gay old time playing Zork last night. Grues are queer creatures.

    TURN OFF LAMP

    It is pitch black. You are likely to be buggered by a grue.

    Not sure the political correct people will let you use the word 'black'.....

    Perhaps "It is pitch rainbow"? (as in ?"Baa Baa Rainbow sheep" which the poms apparently introduced in some schools in the interest of political correctness....)

  • Hmm.... (unregistered) in reply to memals
    memals:
    "queer" and "gay" both have meaningful definitions outside insults and non PC labels. I had a gay old time playing Zork last night. Grues are queer creatures.

    Neither of these convince me that 'queer' or 'gay' has any other meaning....

    Although I remember the song "...And we'll all feel gay when, Johnny comes marching home!" - Sounds even more disturbing when sung by a large group of Primary School kids.....

  • Frunobulax (unregistered) in reply to Pope

    For the longest time it was Rod Roddy. So it was usually, "Tell us what they'll win, Rod!" Until Mr. Roddy died...

    However, "Tell them what they have won, Bob!" is pretty much a generic reference. I seem to recall that exact line repeated multiple times as ad-libbing during Frank Zappa's '84 tour.

    Tell 'em what they win, Bob!

    Well, Bill, for the ladies: A full week's supply of D'Artagnan's Onion rings, Ronco's new Bondage-In-A-Bottle! It won't crack, it won't slip, it won't peel, it won't budge, It won't bite, it won't fade... And of course a brand new, absolutely brand new, New, new, and of course, but also a new car!

  • Eric J. (unregistered)

    Unscamble this: EUTTSXB

  • TheSabre (unregistered) in reply to Eric J.

    TEX STUB - The nubbin on the bottom of Texas.

  • mr_snrub (unregistered) in reply to PoliCor
    PoliCor:
    Not sure the political correct people will let you use the word 'black'.....

    African-American. Failure to use proper terms will result in an African-American mark against your name in our records.

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  • Bob (unregistered) in reply to Eric J.
    Eric J.:
    Unscamble this: EUTTSXB

    subtext?

  • Bob (unregistered) in reply to mr_snrub
    mr_snrub:
    PoliCor:
    Not sure the political correct people will let you use the word 'black'.....

    African-American. Failure to use proper terms will result in an African-American mark against your name in our records.

    I live in Canada, thus "African-American mark" makes no sense. Also, the implication is that "African-American mark" is a bad thing, which also implies that a mark European in origin is O.K, which is racist.

  • CCS (unregistered) in reply to Bob
    Bob:
    mr_snrub:
    PoliCor:
    Not sure the political correct people will let you use the word 'black'.....

    African-American. Failure to use proper terms will result in an African-American mark against your name in our records.

    I live in Canada, thus "African-American mark" makes no sense. Also, the implication is that "African-American mark" is a bad thing, which also implies that a mark European in origin is O.K, which is racist.

    Give him a coloured mark then (although this reminds me of getting gold stars)

  • (cs)

    I really appreciated that Jurassic Park comment near the bottom of page 1. Don't think that nobody noticed you!

  • (cs) in reply to Tom
    Tom:
    4459475 minutes doesn't refer to the iPod. That's how long before those two girls are going to give you what you want.

    According to google, that translates to 8.47891522 years. And by the looks of the girls, they should be "legal" by then.

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  • marcus erronius (unregistered)

    The question mark was probably an OCR error. Still, how did it make it all the way to the billboard without a single eyebrow being raised?

  • keona (unregistered) in reply to Anon
    Anon:
    TRWTF is that queer is supposed to be an awful word. Darn homophobes!

    Goddamn Queers aka: cocksuckers, butt fuckers, faggots, etc.

  • David (unregistered)

    Andrew was clearly wrong about HP having an offer he couldn't refuse. They had an offer he couldn't accept. This is the sort of innovative thinking that has made America, well...um....

  • (cs)

    That last one reminds me of http://www.bash.org/?178890.

  • Procedural (unregistered) in reply to Riot
    Riot:
    Publius:
    Procedural:
    There's no Portuguese on the billboard. French is a latin-based language, just like Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. Some words do look the same.

    I think they're confused by the accent grave. In French, it's used to distinguish homographs, whereas in Portuguese it's used to indicate crasis.

    Did it indicate the current financial crasis? ;)

    Nice :)

  • Chris Franklin (unregistered) in reply to bjolling
    bjolling:
    gwbush:
    That smarter child (dumber programmer) thing is just an example of what we like to call a social engineering attack. Given the correct situation and some subtle stimulus, you can manipulate your victim into saying a bad word. Then you can arrest the parents, send them to Gitmo, and seize their house and bank accounts.
    Nah, somewhere out there, there is a website using anagrams as captchas and everyone using SmarterChild is helping some attacker to build his lookup tables.

    Or we're all helping him to complete a lot of question sections in his newspapers.

  • (cs) in reply to PoliCor
    PoliCor:
    cconroy:
    memals:
    "queer" and "gay" both have meaningful definitions outside insults and non PC labels. I had a gay old time playing Zork last night. Grues are queer creatures.

    TURN OFF LAMP

    It is pitch black. You are likely to be buggered by a grue.

    Not sure the political correct people will let you use the word 'black'.....

    Perhaps "It is pitch rainbow"? (as in ?"Baa Baa Rainbow sheep" which the poms apparently introduced in some schools in the interest of political correctness....)

    Or maybe not. See http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/4782856.stm, although fans of high blood pressure might prefer the Daily Wail-- er, Mail's take on it: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-379114/Baa-baa-rainbow-sheep.html. The "Baa Baa Green Sheep" story is a load of old toot as well.

    In short: The sheep is a lie.

  • grammernazee (unregistered) in reply to Smash King
    Smash King:
    Procedural:
    There's no Portuguese on the billboard. French is a latin-based language, just like Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. Some words do look the same.
    My mistake. You're right, it is french.

    I didn't think it was french because, among all other latin languages it is the one that least resembles portuguese. I do speak portuguese, and because of that I can read some spanish pretty fine and I can even take a little italian, but I hardly have any grasp on french.

    Oh well, what can I say? I did my best, but this time it was an Epic Fail :)

    I hope you're not a support programmer. Given all the evidence (Canadian flag, Dollar price, French language), you managed to leap to the conclusion that it was confusingly Portuguese. So, given a Perl script to debug, do you wonder why your C compiler can't cope with it?

  • IByte (unregistered) in reply to Tom
    Tom:
    4459475 minutes doesn't refer to the iPod. That's how long before those two girls are going to give you what you want.
    See you in 8.5 years (at which time we're all likely to still be alive and kicking).
  • IByte (unregistered)

    TRWTF about the billboard is that someone actually went out there and put up a man-sized WTF. As for the HP one, wouldn't that be an offer you can't NOT refuse?

  • Alex H (unregistered) in reply to lolwtf
    lolwtf:
    Tim needs to try entering one less character. They've probably just used <= where they should have used <.

    As for the condo sign, that's how they say either "we have some for $109230, some for $129230, some for $169230, etc" or "we're sleazy and you should refrain from doing business with us" (to be read by idiots as "the question mark might be a zero"). I'm betting on the latter.

    What I thought at first when I took the picture was that the guy who wrote the price on the condo sign wanted to write a 6. SHIFT-6 creates an interrogation mark on the French Canadian keyboard.

  • Tuxie (unregistered) in reply to keona
    keona:
    Anon:
    TRWTF is that queer is supposed to be an awful word. Darn homophobes!

    Goddamn Queers aka: cocksuckers, butt fuckers, faggots, etc.

    You mean that cocksuckers, butt fuckers, faggots and etc are supposed to be awful words? Goddamn homophobe!

  • Rich (unregistered)

    I had a Rent-A-Coder experience over the last several months, and I have to say that everything about their website indicates that it was developed by folks that couldn't have gotten a job any other way. The website is difficult to use, from end-to-end, and was probably at least as much responsible for the failed coding project as the incompetent coders that they foisted off on me.

  • (cs) in reply to tOmcOlins
    tOmcOlins:
    I really appreciated that Jurassic Park comment near the bottom of page 1. Don't think that nobody noticed you!
    Word!
  • csm (unregistered) in reply to tOmcOlins
    tOmcOlins:
    I really appreciated that Jurassic Park comment near the bottom of page 1. Don't think that nobody noticed you!

    Find Nedry! Check the vending machines!

  • csm (unregistered) in reply to Hmm....
    Hmm....:
    memals:
    "queer" and "gay" both have meaningful definitions outside insults and non PC labels. I had a gay old time playing Zork last night. Grues are queer creatures.

    Neither of these convince me that 'queer' or 'gay' has any other meaning....

    Although I remember the song "...And we'll all feel gay when, Johnny comes marching home!" - Sounds even more disturbing when sung by a large group of Primary School kids.....

    You need to be convinced? Not the scholarly type are you?

  • Jade NB (unregistered) in reply to Bernie
    Mark that post; it will live in (in)famy as the first comment not to include the word "first".

    I'm pretty sure you mean the first first comment not to include the word “first” …. (However, I do appreciate your restraint in not saying ‘… the first first comment not to include the word “first”. How gay!’)

  • Anonymous Users (unregistered)

    Prehaps SmarterChild simply feels it is a terrible word due to the number of alternatives: (1) strange, curious, peculiar, unexpected (2) eccentric, unconventional (3) touched, obsessed, hipped (4) spurrious, counterfeit, questionable, suspicious (5) feint, giddy, queasy (6) droll, amusing, comical

  • huojia (unregistered)
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  • anonymous (unregistered)

    TRWTF is that the ? is the only thing on the sign that's printed in red.

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