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Odd Signz

Walking through deepest Chiswick a couple of days ago I came across this sign.

The ever reliable dictionary.com has this to say about “appliances”:

1. an instrument, apparatus, or device for a particular purpose or use.
2. a piece of equipment, usually operated electrically, esp. for use in the home or for performance of domestic chores, as a refrigerator, washing machine, or toaster.
3. the act of applying; application.
4. Archaic. a measure; stratagem.
5. Obsolete. compliance.

–verb (used with object)

6. to equip with appliances: a fully applianced kitchen.

I was left wondering as I walked away exactly why the washing machines and fridges would be turning. A formal display? A little ballet practice before being sold? A pas de deux by a toaster perhaps?

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