Wednesday, 2 May 2007

This tickled me.

I read a letter in the D.T. today regarding misspelt names. This was from a Mr. Heron. He made a phone call to give some information, and said his surname was "Heron, as in bird". The letter to him was addressed to Mr. HERON AZINBURD !

If any of you have experienced similar, why not share them here?

When I was in hospital I got some get-well cards from mates addressed to Mr. Ashtree, Mr. Deadwood, and Mr. Unlucky bastard ! You've got to laugh!

10 comments:

Mr Farty said...

Well I do work with a Mr Kandyba who regularly gets mail to Mr Candybar.

My favourite is the Lady Mondegreen.

And don't call me Shirley!

PI said...

I like Lady Mondegreen also having seen its provenance. We had a Mrs D'eath when I had customers and I often forgot how to pronounce it - to her annoyance. One of my friends had a pub and she and her husband used to jokingly talk about Bow Jolliss which wasn't so funny when they were being inspected and it slipped out.

Mr Smiff said...

I like the "Mr Deadwood", that just about sums up your argument with that tree.

By the way, did you ever replace that tree you so callously destroyed with your car?

Anonymous said...

I once had a phone call from an insurance company which went like this:
"Gooday, are the occupier of number XX of Thingy Street, Earl Shilton?"
Me, warily:"Yes"
It:"Oh, good, I have an important offer for you, can I have your name please?"
I told him to go away and put the phone down. Two days later I got a quote from them addressed to "Mr Pissov". True! I've still got it.

Anonymous said...

I once had a phone call from an insurance company which went like this:
"Gooday, are the occupier of number XX of Thingy Street, Earl Shilton?"
Me, warily:"Yes"
It:"Oh, good, I have an important offer for you, can I have your name please?"
I told him to go away and put the phone down. Two days later I got a quote from them addressed to "Mr Pissov". True! I've still got it.

Mr Pissov said...

Sorry about the two entries, but my sodding computer did it when I wasn't looking and wasn't ready.

john.g. said...

Farty, I like that!

Pat, nice one!

And I can confirm Grumpy Gits' comment. I saw the envelope today!

Sally Lomax said...

You have got to laugh!!!

ChrisB said...

These are very funny.

john.g. said...

chrisb, glad they tickled you.