There is a house on our way into town which is a shop, and we know this because of the large yellow sign outside advertising it's wares. I took a photo of it, so I could accurately repeat the wording to you.
Gifts * GIFT BAZAAR * Gifts
Huge * Persian Rug Liquidation * Huge
Bird Houses * Bird Feeders * Table Lamps
Wind Chimes * Wind Bells * Candle Lanterns
Furniture * Chess Sets * Eagles * Fountains
Majolica * Chintz * Oriental Gifts * Pictures
It's like found poetry, and it just gets better every time we drive past it. Doc is very fond of the red line with it's bookending "Huge"s, where as I like the stream of consciousness feel to the whole thing.
What are your favourite lines? "Bird Houses * Bird Feeders * Table Lamps" is quite wistful, don't you think? The longing to house and feed birds, perhaps the ultimate symbol of freedom, whilst oneself is shackled to the ground by material possessions such as the evocative "Table Lamps". Gorgeous.
Even without the conceit of reading it as poetry, it's still really funny because it's such a massive sign and yet the information is so confusing. I for one had no idea there was such a vast difference between Wind Chimes and Wind Bells that they both need to be name checked. Given the specificity of that line it seems odd that there is so much vagueness in the rest of the sign; I mean they sell Eagles? In what sense? Live, stuffed or objet d'art depictions of Eagles? Ooh, maybe that's a typo that should actually read "Eagles Fountains"? A very large bird bath for Eagles?
We have yet to actually stop at this shop by the way, because that would ruin the whole thing for us I think.