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Cleaning Up The Act!

By AlanBW
Something totally different again, but just for a bit of fun. I simply couldn’t resist taking this shot in the first place, or subsequently uploading it on EPZ. It isn’t a serious social documentary shot, landscape, abstract, sunset / sunrise, natural history image, seascape, streetlife shot, portrait or candid, but just a simple piece of observation that appealed to my rather wicked sense of humour.

Tricia and I noticed it this sign as we were strolling along near our hotel one morning in the popular Thailand coastal resort of Pattaya, where some areas have a reputation for raunchy nightlife. The board was tied to a lamppost and it pointed down a side street; the decision to take the shot was made in a split second. Incidentally, there really was a laundry there and ‘Porn’ was the name. Things can often be lost in the translation - according to my research, as part of a Thai name ‘porn’ doesn’t mean anything risqué at all, the literal translation is ‘a blessing’.

Tags: Travel General Sign Thailand Humour Pattaya Humour and fun

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tull 17 181 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2007 4:32PM
LOL Alan cracking shot brilliant bit of fun.

ITPSnapper 15 45 Netherlands
13 Feb 2007 4:36PM
Brilliant shot, thanks for putting it up.

woolybill1 Plus
14 37 77 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2007 4:37PM
Great observation - obviously a trip to remember!

Hanners 15 875 10 Ireland
13 Feb 2007 4:38PM
well spotted, I'm really tempted to say I have a lot of "Blessing" but I wont.....

Is this what they mean by washing your dirty laundry in public then???

shortski 15 3 1 England
13 Feb 2007 4:43PM
well spotted, made me LOL....jojo
Great Alan ... lolololol
ChiliMan 14 135 17 Singapore
13 Feb 2007 5:01PM
Oh man...thanks for putting this up, Alan. I love it when perfectly normal signs are ticklesome. Well, "normal" to the sign putter-uppers, but downright cackly to others...LOL.

sunshot 16 24 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2007 5:03PM
LOL alan, brilliant bit of fun, well done indeed.

13 Feb 2007 5:06PM
Blessing the laundry? lol, well seen Alan, Adrian
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
13 Feb 2007 5:18PM
Well observed, certainly get a clean wash. Ron.
NevP 15 853 13 Canada
13 Feb 2007 5:23PM
Thanks for "coming clean" about the meaning. ;-}
kitsch 15 439 4 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2007 5:26PM
lol you have to take shots of signs like this & let us see, it's rude not to!
Possum 14 148 England
13 Feb 2007 5:42PM
A marvellous spot; clearly a place for those with less than clean minds Wink
PS. Hope to catch up with your PF this week.
oppo 15 6 2 Scotland
13 Feb 2007 5:53PM
Well observed Alan. My imagination is running riot thinking of what one might find inside this laundry ! LOL.

arnieg 16 704 England
13 Feb 2007 5:53PM
well spotted
Nigel_95 Plus
15 262 2 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2007 6:11PM
"Lost in translation" comes to mind. Funny shot which I am glad you uploaded Alan.

Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 16 Wales
13 Feb 2007 6:19PM
Always the opportunist Alan,Good one.
RockArea 14 18 3 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2007 6:37PM
I suppose comments about colour and composition should go to the proprietor of the laundry. Well taken and welol worth the upload we all need a chuckle this time of year, Alan!

A Booth 18 11 4 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2007 6:43PM
colourful humourous well observed and recorded - the place to take "dirty" underwear.
13 Feb 2007 6:45PM
if you had not put that story - the picture would have a completely different meaning!
mickf1 14 2 England
13 Feb 2007 6:56PM
Well spotted Alan, good fun capture.
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
13 Feb 2007 6:57PM
made me LOL....thanks for sharing
TonyA 16 11 Spain
13 Feb 2007 6:59PM
Well spotted. It's good for a laugh.

phototime 15 8 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2007 7:38PM
Wow! Well seen and taken,excellent bit of fun.

13 Feb 2007 8:03PM
Makes a change from the norm here Alan! Nice to know they're cleaning up their act!

MikeEG 14 10 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2007 8:12PM
Spoil sports, but I like. Well seen Alan.

bunbeam 15 2 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2007 8:30PM
LOL.. brilliant.. made me laugh
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
13 Feb 2007 8:37PM
A cracking comedy shot Alan, well spotted and taken. You're on THONG tonight as this is your funniest image yet BRA none! You'd better be carerful the epzer's don't get their KNICKERS in a twist over this one! If the moderators are called in I don't think any excuse you will make will WASH with them! Ho ho ho!
G73photography 14 417 15 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2007 8:39PM
love it, G
bricurtis Plus
15 2.4k 51 England
13 Feb 2007 8:55PM
So you followed the arrows only to find a blessed laundry - Never mind.
Very amusing Alan - send it to the Daily Mail they print pics like this.

anthhope 15 1 England
13 Feb 2007 9:19PM
Class. Well spotted..
13 Feb 2007 9:22PM
Made me smile Smile
Original capture.

glazzaro 16 70 23 United States
13 Feb 2007 9:42PM
I bet they get a lot of accidental business! Wink Spot on! Click!!!

13 Feb 2007 9:56PM
DolphinLady 15 54 1 Wales
13 Feb 2007 11:36PM
Using a pun on my name....that's hilarious.
A great fun shot.
VintageRed 15 15 1 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2007 12:33AM
Pleased you loaded it - a good fun shot.
14 Feb 2007 12:57AM
I think all the puns have been used up so I'll just say: Funny story well presented.

TommyStr 15 9 3 Norway
14 Feb 2007 4:18AM
chrissd 15 304 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2007 4:49AM
the classic candid image, brilliant
PatrickSmith 16 1.2k 2 United States
14 Feb 2007 5:11AM
Excellent spot!

Mavis 19 143 2 England
14 Feb 2007 6:27AM
Gave me a laugh too Alan . However you look at it A Blessing to have your Laundry clean or cleaning up Porn LOL . Well observed . Thanks for the morning chuckle xx
Paul_cats 15 61 22 Scotland
14 Feb 2007 7:12AM
Guess you could have also included it in the glamour/nude section. LOL!! Made me smile.
DP_Imagery 16 24 6 Wales
14 Feb 2007 8:29AM
Well spotted and highly amusing shot Smile Bruce
14 Feb 2007 10:31AM
What a great fun capture.
chodge987 14 20 Scotland
14 Feb 2007 10:36AM
Well spotted alan Smile

rocky41 16 174 England
14 Feb 2007 11:32AM

Rogerex 14 32 12 Australia
14 Feb 2007 12:08PM
Another smile here. Great observation Alan, thanks for sharing it.
Joline Plus
14 34 59 United States
14 Feb 2007 12:22PM
What a great find. You really have such a sharp eye...gave me a chuckle, too.
GregorP 16 4 Slovenia
14 Feb 2007 3:16PM
Smile)) a blessing... Smile Nice work...

tuhin 14
14 Feb 2007 3:20PM
Nice one.
sputnki 16 10 Canada
14 Feb 2007 3:22PM
What can you do? Who could resist taking a shot of this sign?

Spot on!

tmann 16 4 2 United States
14 Feb 2007 3:23PM
superb capture!
14 Feb 2007 3:39PM

14 Feb 2007 4:02PM
Well observed! Made me smile.
mollye 14 3 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2007 5:16PM
LOL... great observation and well taken
thorn 16 124 2 Scotland
14 Feb 2007 6:56PM
Hi Alan,
now that's what you call cleaning up your act,going to the seen and captured and great description with this composition too.
Take care.AnnSmile
Happy Valentines Day.
KevinMW 14 14 Wales
14 Feb 2007 8:01PM
Well spotted Alan, although from your PF, you have a wonderful eye for the great and wonderful. I have a Business Colleague from Thailand whose name is Nipaporn, not a great name to have in the western world, but, no doubt a common name in Thailand, and she is a really nice person.

14 Feb 2007 9:37PM
Brilliant, it made me smile, well spotted.
Malc_V 15 England
14 Feb 2007 10:00PM
Well spotted Alan, no way could you walk past that without taking a shot.

Nice one.

Pegon 15 78 1 England
14 Feb 2007 10:23PM
Well spotted Alan, a good fun shot :o)
14 Feb 2007 10:44PM
Alan - what a great humourous capture! Proves that one should always carry a camera since you never know what you might stumble across Smile

KKmoments 14 12 1 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2007 1:02AM
LOL I saw this yesterday but didn't have the time to comment but it made me smile... I actually said "what thats Alanbw's???" haha... superb sighting, great description and a very interesting name for a laundry lol... well done. Karen Smile
JimV 14 6 3 Canada
15 Feb 2007 2:49AM
Mark has said all that's necessary with the first comment Alan, well done!
Rgds., Jim
cats_123 Plus
17 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
15 Feb 2007 8:01AM
great series...muchee smilee

jakcie 14 8 Ireland
15 Feb 2007 10:04AM
Well I do not know what to write here. Hmm. Alan you are the man with good eye. Thank you for your feedback
iajacks 15 24 England
15 Feb 2007 1:46PM
well somebodys got to do it! LOL

funny shot ian
otter 14
15 Feb 2007 3:37PM
lol, an interesting spin on laundry!
Gaz_H 14 150 1 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2007 9:27PM
LOL !!! One for the mens magazines.
cat_mc 14 17 Australia
16 Feb 2007 1:24PM
damn someone sold my business plan...
great laugh alan thanks for showing us.
danbrann 16 640 17
16 Feb 2007 4:19PM
Absolutely trmendous. My kind of image. This could sell and sell. Great.
16 Feb 2007 11:58PM
very funny...LOL
davidbailie 17 457 7 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2007 11:00AM
Fun shot - I have one from america which say "beef jerky - 79 miles" ??

daringdaphne 17 82 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2007 4:00PM
Great sense of humour, nicely spotted. Gave us a great laugh.

angelamary 15 6 England
19 Feb 2007 10:01AM
Well spotted! We could do with a few of those, here and there, in this country! Smile
ElmsArt 14 82 1 Scotland
19 Feb 2007 11:53AM
I love it when language causes this sort of fun. I just hope the owners of this laundry do not decide to name a son the perfectly acceptable American name of Randy. Then expand their business to the UK with him in charge.

John_Humphreys 15 69 2 Ireland
19 Feb 2007 11:17PM
LOL! John
20 Feb 2007 8:10PM
A great candid shot Alan exellent.
sarahbw 16 4
23 Feb 2007 12:27PM
Love it.

Richard707 14 14 United States
6 Mar 2007 5:51AM
Good find!
10 Mar 2007 1:30PM
10 Mar 2007 5:52PM
Nicely spotted. Good fun shot.

Den Smile
gajewski 16 10 9 United States
14 Mar 2007 3:51PM
Great sense of humor. Thanks for giving me the "welcome back" -=Walter
15 Mar 2007 8:48AM
Great shot, very funny Alan well spotted .
VNelson 16 3 United States
12 Apr 2007 7:24PM
Been away for awhile, missed this one. Quite a laugh. In my town here in California, we have a store called "Worri Market" which is Asian.
rhein75 13 Germany
23 Aug 2007 2:22PM
LOL....this one made me really laugh...great shot, too. good eye, alan. good eye!!!
AlanBW 15 20 England
24 Aug 2007 4:04PM
Thanks Rhein, glad you enjoyed this one - Alan
12 Sep 2007 12:28PM
Cute and clever.
AlanBW 15 20 England
12 Sep 2007 12:50PM
Thanks Mac - Alan
8 May 2008 5:56AM
good one
AlanBW 15 20 England
8 May 2008 7:32AM
Many thanks Tommy - Alan

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