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Old 07-24-10, 06:09 PM
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The town of Shitterton buys a theft-proof sign

God bless 'em!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news...roof-sign.html



Shitterton villagers buy 'theft-proof' sign
A village sign has been stolen so many times that residents have clubbed together to buy a stone version cemented in to the ground

Households in Shitterton, near Bere Regis, Dorset contributed 20 each to the new sign after repeatedly falling victim to pranksters.

Volunteers then arranged a truck and crane to manoeuvre the stone into place.

Ian Ventham, 62, a retired RNLI director, who arranged the whip-round, said: "It was my wife's idea to carve it out of stone. We have lived here for the last 20 years and during that time the sign has been nicked at least three times.

"We think it was kids who would like to have it stuck on the wall in a den somewhere because its quite an interesting sign.

"I don't think it was malicious, they just did it for fun, but it was exasperating for us. We would get a nice new shiny sign from the council and five minutes later, you’d turn your back and it was gone.
"Not having the signpost could make life difficult by confusing delivery drivers.

"We thought let's put in a ton and a half of stone and see them try and take that away in the back of a Ford Fiesta."

Mr Ventham, who is also chairman of the local parish council, added: "We had asked Purbeck District Council to replace the sign but they ran out of budget for that sort of thing. However, they are giving us 70 towards the cost of the sign which is what it would have cost them to replace it in the first place.

He said: "I suppose this is quite a good example of what David Cameron means when he talks about the Big Society empowering communities.

"I am not sure if he is expressly thinking about Shitterton signposts, but I think he is talking about people getting off their backsides and doing things, rather than expecting them to be done for you."

In the Domesday Book, Shitterton is recorded in Norman French as Scatera or Scetra, which translated means a little town that is on the stream of a midden or sewer.
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Re: The town of Shitterton buys a theft-proof sign

So is the sign stolen every 5 minutes, or 3 times in 20 years?
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Re: The town of Shitterton buys a theft-proof sign

Originally Posted by Wazootyman View Post
So is the sign stolen every 5 minutes, or 3 times in 20 years?
hyperbole (hīˈpərbəlē)
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exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
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Re: The town of Shitterton buys a theft-proof sign

Maybe it was only replaced three times, and stolen five minutes later.
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Re: The town of Shitterton buys a theft-proof sign

Originally Posted by Mrs. Danger View Post
Maybe it was only replaced three times, and stolen five minutes later.
I had hoped this thread would excrete interpersonal harmony but instead you guys are arguing.
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Re: The town of Shitterton buys a theft-proof sign

"Theft-proof", eh? Sounds like they are issuing a challenge.

I'm writing a grindhouse film in my head where the greatest thieves in the world descend upon Shitterton to see who can steal the sign first.
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Re: The town of Shitterton buys a theft-proof sign

Volunteers then arranged a truck and crane to manoeuvre the stone into place
I stepped in manoeuvre once and they named a town after it.
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Re: The town of Shitterton buys a theft-proof sign

Originally Posted by Thor Simpson View Post
I stepped in manoeuvre once and they named a town after it.
There must have been a ton of manoeuvre if it were such a big deal that they named a town after it!
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Re: The town of Shitterton buys a theft-proof sign

Hopefully the village of Fucking, Austria will follow suit.
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Re: The town of Shitterton buys a theft-proof sign

Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
"Theft-proof", eh? Sounds like they are issuing a challenge.

I'm writing a grindhouse film in my head where the greatest thieves in the world descend upon Shitterton to see who can steal the sign first.
As long as Vanessa Ferlito gives the stone a lap dance, i am in.
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Re: The town of Shitterton buys a theft-proof sign

Did anybody else notice the name of that town is kind of funny?

It kind of bears a resemblance to a fairly common word that is used in a profane manner.
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Re: The town of Shitterton buys a theft-proof sign

Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse View Post
Did anybody else notice the name of that town is kind of funny?

It kind of bears a resemblance to a fairly common word that is used in a profane manner.
Terton?
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Re: The town of Shitterton buys a theft-proof sign

Originally Posted by Rockmjd23 View Post
Hopefully the village of Fucking, Austria will follow suit.
As well as the following cities:

Balzac, Alberta
Anus, France
Climax, Michigan
Condom, France
Dildo, Newfoundland and Labrador
Intercourse, Pennsylvania
Pussy, France
Tittybong, Victoria
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Re: The town of Shitterton buys a theft-proof sign

Originally Posted by Osiris3657 View Post
As well as the following cities:

Balzac, Alberta
Anus, France
Climax, Michigan
Condom, France
Dildo, Newfoundland and Labrador
Intercourse, Pennsylvania
Pussy, France
Tittybong, Victoria
Tittybong sounds like my kind of town
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Re: The town of Shitterton buys a theft-proof sign

Originally Posted by Thor Simpson View Post
I stepped in manoeuvre once and they named a town after it.
Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
There must have been a ton of manoeuvre if it were such a big deal that they named a town after it!
He also visited Matt Groening's house back in 1986.
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Re: The town of Shitterton buys a theft-proof sign

I'm in the "three times in twenty years is not that often" camp. Seriously?

The District Council did not have the budget to replace the sign ... but is giving them an amount equal to what it would have cost the Council to replace the sign. Wha-huh?! This is what happens when you plan your budget in metric-money.

"We think it was kids who would like to have it stuck on the wall in a den somewhere because its quite an interesting sign." Um, hello? It is hanging over the door to the bathroom, er, loo. Duh.
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Re: The town of Shitterton buys a theft-proof sign

Originally Posted by Osiris3657 View Post
As well as the following cities:

Balzac, Alberta
Anus, France
Climax, Michigan
Condom, France
Dildo, Newfoundland and Labrador
Intercourse, Pennsylvania
Pussy, France
Tittybong, Victoria
You forgot Butte, Montana
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You forgot Butte, Montana
You're pronouncing it wrong.
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Re: The town of Shitterton buys a theft-proof sign

They should just make a bunch of extra signs and sell them. (Which would only encourage other places to change their names to something dirty. Fuckerfaster, Utah, anyone?)

Or change the name of the town... does anyone really want to live a place called Shitterton?
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Re: The town of Shitterton buys a theft-proof sign

We went to Grosse Tete, Louisiana a few weeks ago. I wonder if anyone has tried to steal their sign.
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Re: The town of Shitterton buys a theft-proof sign

Not sexual in nature but there is a Tightwad, Missouri. They have a bank, too:

https://www.tightwadbank.net/

So if you have kids or a spendy spouse you may want to get an account there just to set the tone. Checks that say the Bank of Tightwad will do the trick.
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Re: The town of Shitterton buys a theft-proof sign

Wait, the people who replaced it were non-union?
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Re: The town of Shitterton buys a theft-proof sign

I hope someone in town sells t-shirts.
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Re: The town of Shitterton buys a theft-proof sign

Originally Posted by Bronkster View Post
I hope someone in town sells t-shirts.
Me too. Obama's hope kind of fizzled out for me, so this is my new hope.
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Re: The town of Shitterton buys a theft-proof sign

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
Or change the name of the town... does anyone really want to live a place called Shitterton?
But it's always been called it that. For over 900 years. It's traditional!

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