Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Bars & Nails

Shop window with bars, via Garibaldi, LivornoA shop window in “Via Garibaldi” with captive oranges on a lampshade and unruly sunflowers trying to get away. Not far, on the same street, we find a curious sign.Shop sign, L'Unghissima, via Garibaldi, Livorno In Italian the meaning of “L'unghissima” is “the superlative nail” but, ignoring the apostrophe and with the same pronunciation, it also means “very long”.

15 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Oh what a lampshade!

Fio said...

Mi fa ridere questo gioco di parole:)Che l'idea divertenete!

joo said...

Sign is funny, I like it! And the lamp with bars makes very interesting image.

henny said...

Does it mean "very long nails"? Now you make more curious with those bar and nails.

amatamari said...

The first picture is really lovely and the word play... ah it is great fun!!!
:-)
Thanks!

Jacob said...

You are so creative, VP! Bars and nails is a great title. But you also have a great eye to put these two pictures together.

Good work!

brattcat said...

I agree with Jacob. Thanks for the translations. I couldn't have scratched my way through it without your help.

B Squared said...

And I thought English was hard.

Halcyon said...

I don't like my nails too long otherwise I can't type comments on people's blogs!

Christopher Raun Leth said...

A couple of great photos...and truly creative to put them together.

Hilda said...

Eek, a pun! I (love to) hate puns!

Love the first photo with your funny-poignant caption.

m_m said...

Hehe - this play of words is always very funny - so if you want to have beautiful nails you must be patient - two informations in one word:)

Per Stromsjo said...

Ah, the escape of the sunflowers! How's that for a movie title?

valeria said...

Very clever logo!

Tinsie said...

I love the photo of the lampshade and sunflowers and the L'unghissima logo is really clever too. Thanks for sharing.