Mixed-Up Signs

The next time you go out on the town, keep an eye out for shop signs that are next to each other and could be combined in strange and interesting ways. For example, this morning I saw a sign that on the top said “Carlson’s Donuts” and on the bottom said “Thai Kitchen.” Of course it was actually listing two separate establishments, but how much more interesting would it be to have one of the following establishments:

  • Carlson’s Donuts and Thai Kitchen
  • Carlson’s Thai Kitchen
  • Thai Donut Shop
  • Carlson’s Thai Donut Shop

All of those are much more unusual signs that would probably herald a rather unique establishment. Find a couple of signs to string together in a new way, one that suggests something a little (or a lot!) out of the ordinary. Then free-write about this establishment, or use it as the setting for a piece of fiction.


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2 comments on “Mixed-Up Signs
  1. Benquo says:

    If you were in Annapolis, then that wasn’t just a bizarre juxtaposition of signs; there really is a Carlson’s Donuts and Thai Kitchen. I haven’t been there yet, but it’s supposed to be not bad.

  2. heather says:

    I don’t know how this comment slipped my notice and got stuck in the moderation queue for so long—sorry about that! Anyway, I am actually in Annapolis. The way the sign is painted I wouldn’t have guessed they were one establishment, since there’s a line between the two.

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