Walk the dinosaur

I just wanted to share a little bit of image dyslexia I suffered from with the old Bull Ring. When I saw the sign on the over-road bit, I didn’t think ‘bull’.

Flickr Photo Download: Bull Ring Birmingham

I always thought it was a diplopocus, a big dinosaur. The bull’s tail was the huge herbivore’s head, I just didn’t make the connection between the “Bull Ring” and a pic/statue of a bull. I eventually realised, but like when I originally read “ROFL” as “ROLF” it’s not really possible to change it in my mind.

Now the sign has gone of course, I can’t readjust my head.

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  • You probably know this, but I’m afraid the Dino’s dead – no one thought to save the sign as a souvenir when they knocked down the old place. A builder managed to save a disjointed pair of legs from a skip, but that was the last of it. It was a story in a local rag, which I naturally can’t find on the internet now.

  • I’m not surprised it’s been skipped. In fact it was so huge, it was probably smashed up al the building was taken down, and not even removed separately. Booo.

  • Yeah, I had a similar thing, I thought it was a tortoise for ages.

  • And thought I was the only one who thought it was a Brontosaurus, when I used to pass under it on the 50 bus from Maypole every morning.

  • yeah i thought it was a dinosaur as well. did your parents have that natural history book with the fold out inside back cover with silhouettes of the evolutionary chain in too?

  • Anonymous

    oh my god i have belived for 30 odd years it was a tortoise till last night during a disscusion. my childhood memories are in tatters

  • Anonymous

    oh my god i have belived for 30 odd years it was a tortoise till last night during a disscusion. my childhood memories are in tatters

  • Anonymous

    oh my god i have belived for 30 odd years it was a tortoise till last night during a disscusion. my childhood memories are in tatters

  • Anonymous

    oh my god i have belived for 30 odd years it was a tortoise till last night during a disscusion. my childhood memories are in tatters

  • Anonymous

    oh my god i have belived for 30 odd years it was a tortoise till last night during a disscusion. my childhood memories are in tatters

  • Anonymous

    oh my god i have belived for 30 odd years it was a tortoise till last night during a disscusion. my childhood memories are in tatters

  • Anonymous

    oh my god i have belived for 30 odd years it was a tortoise till last night during a disscusion. my childhood memories are in tatters

  • Anonymous

    oh my god i have belived for 30 odd years it was a tortoise till last night during a disscusion. my childhood memories are in tatters

  • Anonymous

    oh my god i have belived for 30 odd years it was a tortoise till last night during a disscusion. my childhood memories are in tatters

  • Anonymous

    oh my god i have belived for 30 odd years it was a tortoise till last night during a disscusion. my childhood memories are in tatters

  • Anonymous

    oh my god i have belived for 30 odd years it was a tortoise till last night during a disscusion. my childhood memories are in tatters

  • Anonymous

    oh my god i have belived for 30 odd years it was a tortoise till last night during a disscusion. my childhood memories are in tatters

  • Anonymous

    oh my god i have belived for 30 odd years it was a tortoise till last night during a disscusion. my childhood memories are in tatters

  • Anonymous

    oh my god i have belived for 30 odd years it was a tortoise till last night during a disscusion. my childhood memories are in tatters

  • Anonymous

    oh my god i have belived for 30 odd years it was a tortoise till last night during a disscusion. my childhood memories are in tatters

  • Anonymous

    oh my god i have belived for 30 odd years it was a tortoise till last night during a disscusion. my childhood memories are in tatters

  • Anonymous

    oh my god i have belived for 30 odd years it was a tortoise till last night during a disscusion. my childhood memories are in tatters

  • Anonymous

    oh my god i have belived for 30 odd years it was a tortoise till last night during a disscusion. my childhood memories are in tatters

  • Anonymous

    oh my god i have belived for 30 odd years it was a tortoise till last night during a disscusion. my childhood memories are in tatters

  • Anonymous

    oh my god i have belived for 30 odd years it was a tortoise till last night during a disscusion. my childhood memories are in tatters

  • Anonymous

    oh my god i have belived for 30 odd years it was a tortoise till last night during a disscusion. my childhood memories are in tatters

  • Anonymous

    oh my god i have belived for 30 odd years it was a tortoise till last night during a disscusion. my childhood memories are in tatters

  • Anonymous

    oh my god i have belived for 30 odd years it was a tortoise till last night during a disscusion. my childhood memories are in tatters

  • Anonymous

    oh my god i have belived for 30 odd years it was a tortoise till last night during a disscusion. my childhood memories are in tatters

  • Anonymous

    oh my god i have belived for 30 odd years it was a tortoise till last night during a disscusion. my childhood memories are in tatters

  • Anonymous

    oh my god i have belived for 30 odd years it was a tortoise till last night during a disscusion. my childhood memories are in tatters

  • Anonymous

    oh my god i have belived for 30 odd years it was a tortoise till last night during a disscusion. my childhood memories are in tatters

  • Anonymous

    oh my god i have belived for 30 odd years it was a tortoise till last night during a disscusion. my childhood memories are in tatters

  • Anonymous

    oh my god i have belived for 30 odd years it was a tortoise till last night during a disscusion. my childhood memories are in tatters

  • Anonymous

    oh my god i have belived for 30 odd years it was a tortoise till last night during a disscusion. my childhood memories are in tatters

  • Anonymous

    oh my god i have belived for 30 odd years it was a tortoise till last night during a disscusion. my childhood memories are in tatters

  • Anonymous

    oh my god i have belived for 30 odd years it was a tortoise till last night during a disscusion. my childhood memories are in tatters

  • Anonymous

    oh my god i have belived for 30 odd years it was a tortoise till last night during a disscusion. my childhood memories are in tatters

  • hannahyeo

    oh my god i have belived for 30 odd years it was a tortoise till last night during a disscusion. my childhood memories are in tatters

  • Andy Ian Smith

    Thank god it wasn’t only me. I remember the moment on a bus when I realised I’d been wrong for years. I always wondered why there was a tortoise picture on the side of the Bull Ring Shopping Centre.