A cool veterinary hospital

From the WNC Radio Facebook page, a series of signs from a veterinary hospital:

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I’ve verified that these signs are real, so someone there clearly has a sense of humor. These people are the Southwest Airlines of vets, and it’s refreshing.

You can see the website of the hospital, which is in Melbourne, Florida, here.

h/t: Hempenstein

30 Comments

  1. jt512
    Posted April 17, 2014 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    I recently attended a funeral at a funeral home that had a sign, “Please don’t text and drive. We can wait.”

  2. HBB
    Posted April 17, 2014 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    Seems like one could pronounce the name of the hospital “yew-glee” i.e, Ugly Veterinary Hospital. Is the name a clever pun too?

    • JohnJay
      Posted April 17, 2014 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

      I live only 20 minute from there, and drive through the Eau Gallie area of Melbourne often. It’s pronounced “Awe- Gall-ee”. I’ll have to look up the address and check it out.

      • JohnnieCanuck
        Posted April 17, 2014 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

        A francophone would pronounce ‘eau’ to rhyme with ‘owe’, for what it’s worth.

        • Diana MacPherson
          Posted April 17, 2014 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

          Never question Aussies on their atrocious pronunciation of French. You just have to go with it. πŸ™‚

          • Posted April 17, 2014 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

            Never mind their atrocious pronunciation of English.

            πŸ˜‰

          • JohnJay
            Posted April 17, 2014 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

            Aussies? It is Melbourne, Florida.

            • Diana MacPherson
              Posted April 17, 2014 at 8:43 pm | Permalink

              Ha! Americans then! I still remember telling my cousins when they were kids in elementary school and learning about cities and stares, that it was no use asking me how to say Des Moines because Americans won’t say it the French way.

              • Diana MacPherson
                Posted April 17, 2014 at 8:43 pm | Permalink

                Stars=states

              • Old Rasputin
                Posted April 17, 2014 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

                Yes, shortly after moving to the Pittsburgh area I ran into some confusion trying to get to a place called North Versailles. People were initially puzzled at my references to some exotic locale called “North Ver-sai”. Eventually I was told the correct pronunciation: “Ver-sales”.

              • JBlilie
                Posted April 18, 2014 at 7:34 am | Permalink

                Yes, near us there is a correctly spelled: Eau Galle River. But they say it the saam way as those Floridians: “Owe Galley”. At least they get the first syllable right!

                And yes: “Vair Sales” Kentucky (and elsewhere in the US). Sheesh.

              • Posted April 18, 2014 at 8:40 am | Permalink

                So is that pronounced “the money” or “the Monet?”

                b&

              • Diana MacPherson
                Posted April 18, 2014 at 9:09 am | Permalink

                History of the World is one of the funniest movies made!

      • Diego
        Posted April 18, 2014 at 3:45 am | Permalink

        I grew up south of Melbourne and I can attest that JohnJay’s pronunciation is correct.

    • moarscienceplz
      Posted April 17, 2014 at 4:10 pm | Permalink

      I tried to Google translate it, but no luck. “Eau” of course is French for water, but “gallie” won’t translate. Could it possibly be something to do with Gaul, the ancient Roman word for France? If so, would this be some sort of comic insult, referring to pee as “French water”?

      • moarscienceplz
        Posted April 17, 2014 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

        Oh wait, I see that Eau Gallie is a geographical name. Wikipedia seems to think it means “bitter water” as a reference to a nearby salt-water lagoon.

      • JBlilie
        Posted April 18, 2014 at 7:39 am | Permalink

        I believe it would translate as Welsh Creek: Galle is the French adjective to describe someone from Wales.

  3. Posted April 17, 2014 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    If this vet clinic were in Canada, in airline terms it would be Westjet – WJ is known for the sense of humour of its flight attendants of both genders – just sayin’.

    • Diana MacPherson
      Posted April 17, 2014 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

      The WestJet flight crew sang a song on one of flights that ended “marry one of us & you fly for free”.

  4. Diana MacPherson
    Posted April 17, 2014 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

    I think the cat nip one is the funniest.

    • Posted April 17, 2014 at 7:14 pm | Permalink

      I talk to my cat about catnip all the time. I say, “Here, Foxbat! Want to get stoned?”

  5. Aaron Logan
    Posted April 17, 2014 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    Why don’t they just call a spay a spay?

    • HaggisForBrains
      Posted April 18, 2014 at 12:49 am | Permalink

      πŸ˜€

  6. Posted April 17, 2014 at 5:32 pm | Permalink

    Wow! That’s MY (well, Lollie’s) vet!
    Dr. Burger is an absolutely wonderful guy!
    What a small world!

    • Posted April 17, 2014 at 7:12 pm | Permalink

      You should show him this page, particularly Aaron’s suggestion

    • Posted April 18, 2014 at 6:04 am | Permalink

      Ah, I was wrong, Lollie’s vet is a little bit more down the road (Melbourne Animal Hospital, also on Wickham Rd).

  7. Kevin Alexander
    Posted April 18, 2014 at 12:38 am | Permalink

    I remember a while ago there was an ad campaign for pet food. One poster featured an english bulldog with a tag that read: ‘She has hairy nipples and a breath like a Turkish lavatory, God I love that bitch.’

    • JBlilie
      Posted April 18, 2014 at 7:41 am | Permalink

      hahahahahahahaha! really LMAO.

  8. Posted April 18, 2014 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    Reblogged this on The Iron Vicar (formerly urban peregrines).

  9. Posted April 19, 2014 at 7:54 am | Permalink

    We are the proud owners of an adopted (large) mutt and the doormat outside the entrance of our home has that “We Like Big Mutts…” line on it.


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