Pub Sign Study - The Seven Oaks Spoof sign – Manchester

Photo taken by me - The Seven Oaks Spoof sign – Manchester
Preston, England
June 6, 2016 5:37am CST
This silly sign is often presented outside Manchester’s Seven Oaks pub in the city centre Chinatown district. It invites women to dump their boyfriends and husbands in the pub with money for beer so the ladies can shop in peace. I rather like the idea of a pub being a crèche facility for adults though it could be seen as sexist to assume some men don’t enjoy shopping. I do. Arthur Chappell
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@Morleyhunt (20415)
• Canada
6 Jun 16
I think that if you have a thin skin everything could be considered sexist. Nothing is universal....I am a woman, I rarely shop for the pleasure of shopping. I consider it a necessary evil.
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• Preston, England
6 Jun 16
@Morleyhunt for me it depends what i'm shopping for and how big the till queues are
@Morleyhunt (20415)
• Canada
6 Jun 16
@arthurchappell if there is a long queue, I have to be desperate, or I wait for another day. I don't do queues well.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
6 Jun 16
I'd love it if my girlfriend would deposit me at a pub while she shopped.
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• Preston, England
6 Jun 16
@teamfreak16 I oftem put myself in the pubs anyway
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@Inlemay (16729)
• South Africa
6 Jun 16
Love this one - I actually took a photo of the same message at a German themed pub in Clarens in SA. Brilliant - I mentioned it to my hubby - he just gave me a little look . .
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• Preston, England
6 Jun 16
@Inlemay it is one that turns up a lot
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@WorDazza (10100)
• Manchester, England
6 Jun 16
There used to be a similar sign outside The Railway and Linnet near Middleton Junction. I noticed a while back that it had disappeared. I'm beginning to suspect accusations of sexism may have been responsible!!!
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• Preston, England
6 Jun 16
@WorDazza these kind of signs are often dulicated by different pubs - impossible to trace who used them first
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
6 Jun 16
there is shopping and there is shopping, and that made me chuckle
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@JohnRoberts (61193)
• Los Angeles, California
6 Jun 16
That's very clever and enterprising!
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