End-of-the-day sign

Reader Darrell sent me this sign, and a quick search shows lots of copies of it on the Internet, but I can’t be arsed to find out where it was, or if it’s genuine. A helpful reader might do that. Regardless, it’s funny, and if you don’t know where the lines came from, or what the last word means, you don’t get out enough—or aren’t old enough!

36 Comments

  1. infiniteimprobabilit
    Posted June 8, 2017 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

    Well I’m IN Russia right now, but I have no idea what that last word means. It isn’t Cyrillic.

    But the rest of course is the Beatles ‘Let it be’

    cr

    • Posted June 8, 2017 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

      It’s not Cyrillic, it’s Trumpic.

      • loren russell
        Posted June 8, 2017 at 6:38 pm | Permalink

        Couldn’t be clearer —

        “coefficient of variance, iron, iron”

        or something wrong with his feefee..

      • loren russell
        Posted June 8, 2017 at 6:38 pm | Permalink

        Couldn’t be clearer —

        “coefficient of variance, iron, iron”

        or something wrong with his feefee..

        • Mike
          Posted June 9, 2017 at 8:08 am | Permalink

          The OED is struggling to find a Definition for it. I suggested “unwilling to admit to a mistake”

  2. Posted June 8, 2017 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    There are so many copies on the Internet that there’s no telling where it originally came from.

  3. nicky
    Posted June 8, 2017 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

    Isn’t there a musical version yet?

  4. Posted June 8, 2017 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    THAT is hilarious! 🙂

    • Diane G.
      Posted June 9, 2017 at 3:11 am | Permalink

      Indeed! Love it! 😀

  5. Brujo Feo
    Posted June 8, 2017 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    I reposted it myself, but I explain what it means in Russian…https://www.facebook.com/brujo.feo/posts/10213658983256822

    I hope I’m not breaking a rule by linking to FB…

    • Heather Hastie
      Posted June 8, 2017 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

      Facebook won’t let me view it anyway!

      • Brujo Feo
        Posted June 8, 2017 at 8:44 pm | Permalink

        Heather, I emailed it to you off-list.

        • Heather Hastie
          Posted June 9, 2017 at 9:34 am | Permalink

          Cheers. Thanks. 🙂

          As you know, I got it.

      • Diane G.
        Posted June 9, 2017 at 3:12 am | Permalink

        You’re not the only one…

        • Posted June 9, 2017 at 6:04 am | Permalink

          I hope some day you’ll join us …

          • Diane G.
            Posted June 10, 2017 at 12:09 am | Permalink

            For though I’m not a part yet
            There is still a chance that I may be…

        • Brujo Feo
          Posted June 9, 2017 at 10:39 am | Permalink

          Hmmm…try it now. I THINK that I found the way to change it from “Friends” (which I NEVER intentionally chose) to “Public.”

          • Diane G.
            Posted June 10, 2017 at 12:13 am | Permalink

            Thanks Brujo–we troglodytes are people, too.

            😀

  6. JoanL
    Posted June 8, 2017 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

    It was posted June 3 on twitter.com/SignoftheSqwirl and the poster claims it as their own work on another site (twitter.com/Travon/status/872137463627743232/photo/1)

    • Heather Hastie
      Posted June 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

      Wherever it comes from, it’s hilarious and very clever.

  7. Taskin
    Posted June 8, 2017 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    Very funny! I know what I’ll be humming for the rest of the day now.

  8. steve oberski
    Posted June 8, 2017 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

    “Speaking words of sedition” would have been more germane but then it wouldn’t scan properly.

    • dargndorp
      Posted June 9, 2017 at 6:05 am | Permalink

      “treason” would’ve worked.

  9. Eric Hayman
    Posted June 8, 2017 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

    So I don’t get out enough! Is COVFEFE just a poor attempt at spelling the legal drug COFFEE?

    Real humo(u)r – presumably from America. A first? Ouch! Bring back Rowan and Martin.

    • JohnnieCanuck
      Posted June 8, 2017 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

      Nope, not coffee. That is one of the many deliberate assumptions being made by humourists, though.

      Rather it is from a now famous tweet from the man with tiny thumbs. Shortly after midnight, he sent, “Despite the constant negative press covfefe.”

      He undoubtedly meant ‘coverage’, but we haven’t seen the rest of what obviously was going to be some self serving sentiment. It stayed up all night before he took it down and gave a light-hearted comment on it.

      It unintentionally served him well since it greatly distracted all the US commentariat, something he often does deliberately, with malice aforethought.

  10. Ken Kukec
    Posted June 8, 2017 at 5:45 pm | Permalink

    That really did make me laugh out loud.

  11. Mark R.
    Posted June 8, 2017 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

    That made my day…laughter is a great tonic nowadays.

  12. Posted June 8, 2017 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

    Are the lyrics from Beatles’ Let it be?

    • darrelle
      Posted June 9, 2017 at 7:19 am | Permalink

      No, the lyrics are new but set to the music of Let It Be.

  13. Benjay
    Posted June 8, 2017 at 9:45 pm | Permalink

    I don’t understand any of this, well, I mean, I am in NFLD.
    Beatles. They are a band from Liverpool. I heard of them.

    I don’t watch the news. Not on Twitter.
    How many of you don’t know what NFLD is?

    Sir Paul hates Danny Williams.

    Sir Paul was the odd man out, in the band, when they rest of the lads donated to the environmentalists in the day. Calvin Coish is a journalist from NFLD. He is a great researcher.

    Sign is still FUNNY for me. Thanks.

    • Posted June 9, 2017 at 10:00 am | Permalink

      I’ve actually been to NFLD, in around 1968, when I was very young. Just the Island, but we pretty well drove right the way ’round it. Also, my father was stationed in Goose Bay for quite a while in the 1950s.

      How many Canadians have been to NFLD? None that I know personally. (I am a USian. I know quite a few Canadians.)

      In any case: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtNU616XqQk

      Terrific song. (The youtube isn’t the released version.)

      • Eric Hayman
        Posted June 9, 2017 at 10:46 am | Permalink

        By “I am a USian”, is that your way of saying American? I have coined “Usan” for both an American and the Enlish they think they speak and write. And the country is Usa – pronounced “You-ser”.

        • Posted June 9, 2017 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

          Yes, it’s been fairly common on this site in discussions. (To avoid implying that the USA encompasses all of the “Americans” — of which there are many other nationalities, of course.)

    • Posted June 9, 2017 at 10:13 am | Permalink

      1968:

  14. Posted June 9, 2017 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    People have wondered whether or not “covfefe” was some password or other. Hm! Certainly a “password to silliness”.


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