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Title: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on September 27, 2007, 11:03:56 PM
I saw a sign in a boutique window the other day that said "Solicitors will be asked to buy something they really don't want."

I also saw a sign that had me rolling with laughter while I was in China a couple years ago.  I'm very understanding of poor translations (although they can still be amusing), but this one was just priceless (I have a photo somewhere....).  It said "Making the well education system into each normal family."  The kicker?  The sign was an ad for the Golden Apple English School.

Anyone else see a sign lately that really cracked them up?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Nightboomfer on September 28, 2007, 12:44:30 AM
in a collectibles and comics shop:
Any loose children will be sold to the highest bidder.

In the same shop:
Sorry, we're
Open
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Sefie on September 28, 2007, 01:14:44 AM
Okay, so it wasn't intended to be a funny sign, but one late, slightly inebriated night, my friends and I couldn't stop laughing at a road sign.  It said...
"COVER YOUR LOAD".

... Okay, so maybe the context of it being my hen's night maybe coloured our perception of what "load" it may have been referring to ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Sandi Papaya on September 28, 2007, 01:23:06 AM
I was amused by the label on my butter that I just bought the other day:

"Contains milk."

No, really? Butter has milk in it? You don't say!  ::)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: tapperjockey on September 28, 2007, 04:46:08 AM
The barn I board at has a custom sign they had made that says "All loose and unsupervised children will be sent home with a pony". (I laugh over the loose part too :))
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: lovinAZ on September 28, 2007, 05:02:20 AM
The reflective nothing-remotely-close-to-see-through sunshade I bought for the car windshield: do not drive with sunshade in place.

I don't remember where this was: in a stairwell with a low ceiling once you got about half way down, there was a picture of a duck.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on September 28, 2007, 05:07:15 AM
Anyone else see a sign lately that really cracked them up?

Well, we have a magazine here called Getaway that publishes books of weird and funny signs.

One, on the gate of a road leading to a farm says (in Afrikaans),

"Maak toe die bleddie hek!"

which in English means,

"Close the bloody gate!"

I guess they had a lot of people leaving the gate open...  :D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Schmoopie3928 on September 28, 2007, 06:56:53 AM
I was in TN a few years ago, and we passed a VERY well known Pizza chain. The Marquis read "Think you can handle 16 inches?"

It was for their New Yorker Pizza! I thought my brother and I were gonna die! I had to turn around and look again!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: shadowfox79 on September 28, 2007, 06:59:43 AM
Well, at the bar where I used to work there was a sign on the back of the break room door that said;

"SMILE! You're about to go on stage!"

And underneath:

"Remember - BE NICE!!!"

Given this was a bar where the patrons would happily throw Budweiser bottles at the staff, we really needed that reminder.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Harriet Jones on September 28, 2007, 07:06:13 AM
One time I was visiting San Diego and kept driving by a sign for "Laser Hemorrhoid Removal" with a *huge* laser graphic.  I'd cringe every time.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: behindbj on September 28, 2007, 07:57:49 AM
Located on a medical building near the hotel we used to use in Fort Lauderdale, Florida:

Brain Repair and Neural Rehab.

I wonder if they have loaners for when you have to leave it overnight...

behindbj
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: aline on September 28, 2007, 09:18:26 AM
Another child related one at a local store:

All unsupervised children will be given caffeine and a puppy.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hermanne on September 28, 2007, 10:10:25 AM
Here's a couple from my childhood:

"A good place to take a leak. Free estimates!" (on the marque for a transmission repair shop)

"Federal Screw Works" (need I say more?  ;D)

My mom always said she was going to take pictures of them and send them to Jay Leno.  ::)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: kajunchick on September 28, 2007, 10:21:18 AM
I passed a car wash with a sign that said, "Your wife called. She said wash the car."  ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: sillysquirrel on September 28, 2007, 11:26:12 AM
A road sign in WA state said "Litter, and it will hurt".
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Shoo on September 28, 2007, 11:33:40 AM
There's some road construction going on in our area.  We were heading out some place, and passed through some of this construction, where there was a sign alongside the road that said "DIP."

My dd said, "Daddy!  Did you see what that sign called you?!!"

Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: skbenny on September 28, 2007, 11:58:53 AM
Two cemeteries that I frequent have road signs right before you enter "Dead End" - cracks me up every time.

A local church had a sign "Swallow your pride, it has 0 calories".
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: officeworker on September 28, 2007, 12:01:15 PM
Seen just a few weeks ago on a Dairy Queen marquee:

"Scream until Daddy stops"


Ooooh, we had to shake our heads over that one!  (double entendre for sure)
I wish I'd had the time to take a picture.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Cyndi on September 28, 2007, 12:03:36 PM
On our neighbor's fence:

"Forget about the dog. Beware the owner!" And underneath the text is a picture of a pistol pointed at you.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: CinHough on September 28, 2007, 12:29:50 PM
Once when my husband and I were driving home after a vacation in St. Louis (we live in Iowa), we had just gotten into a disagreement and currently weren't speaking to each other.  As we were driving past this horribly run-down diner, we both notice the big arrow marque which read:

HO made pies


We both started to giggle hysterically and then couldn't remember what we had been fighting about. 

I mean really, what a horrible thing to put about the poor lady who baked all their pies!   ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Calbrini on September 28, 2007, 12:32:55 PM
At the Docks there was a sign saying "trespassers if not drowned will be prosecuted". I wondered if this choice was given to the trespasser iftheywere caught.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: lovinAZ on September 28, 2007, 12:55:18 PM
there was one of those big signs in front of a strip mall, which advertised all of the stores in the strip mall.  i always laughed when i went by, as there were only two large signs in the display:

so-and-so's asian kitchen
urgent care emergency medical
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Paper Roses on September 28, 2007, 02:42:14 PM
The high-rise building where I went to business school had a strip mall on the bottom floor.  There was a jewelry store that had a sign inside that said

"Ears pierced while you wait."

I swear it's true.


Maybe this one doesn't count because it's supposed to be funny, but I'll post it anyway.  The last time we went on vacation to San Diego, there were billboards all over the place with funny sayings on them - I don't remember what they were advertising, but my favorite was the one that said

"Why did Kamakaze pilots wear helmets?"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: housewife2k on September 28, 2007, 03:47:31 PM
For the first sign, I will see if Hubby can dig out the pictures, to prove it's true!  Hubby used to work for a movie theatre. He showed up one day, and immediately walked into the manager's office to explain that the marquee needed to be changed immediately. They were showing three movies at the time, the marquee read "Erin Brokovitch" "Screwed" "My Dog Skip"

Onother sign, which we sadly didn't get a picture of, was at a hotel in the town where our Ren Faire is, either the wind had knocked down a key letter, or there was a vandal with a bad sense of humor, the sign read "Take the plunge in our heated poo"

I will admit to giggleing whenever I pass a sign that says DIP
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: dtbrad on September 28, 2007, 04:00:37 PM
Another famous movie one is:
Alien
Meatballs
Escape from Alcatraz
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: basphillips on September 28, 2007, 07:06:07 PM
  I like the warning (separate from the list of ingredients) on the bag of peanuts that states"warning:contains peanuts".
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on September 28, 2007, 09:11:48 PM
I'll share another one that I wish I'd been able to take a photo of.  In downtown Chicago there's a Wacker Drive and a Lake Shore Drive.  A few years ago, there was major construction on Wacker, and the city put up big LCD signs that said "Wacker closed:  Use LSD."  They lasted about one day before they caught on that they were advocating drug use and rephrased it  ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: IndianInlaw on September 29, 2007, 09:09:46 PM
FOREST PARK BEAR RIGHT

 As a kid, I spent years looking to the right for that bear.

It finally occurred to me that you stayed in the right lane for Forest Park.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: extranormal on September 30, 2007, 01:39:57 PM
Many years ago, there was a Kentucky Fried Chicken in Chicago with some signage problems.

On one side of the building, it had the name of the business. But only the first and last letters in "Kentucky" were illuminated.

On another side, it usually read, "The Colonel." But the "e" and "l" had burnt out.

So people were being asked to buy KY Fried Chicken from The Colon.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Elle on September 30, 2007, 04:10:54 PM
I saw this walking by a church a few years ago:
"Are you the loaf or the fish?"
If I'd seen it on time I would have popped in for the sermon. To this day it haunts me; am I the loaf or am I the fish?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: basphillips on September 30, 2007, 06:16:02 PM
 Elle , that's a question which will now haunt me as well. :)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: mechtilde on September 30, 2007, 06:19:21 PM
A firm of estate agents- called Dolittle & Dalley!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Elle on September 30, 2007, 06:52:24 PM
My mom just reminded me of a vietnamese place we used to go to:
My Dung

They have since changed the name to My Ngoc.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Schmoopie3928 on October 01, 2007, 07:23:00 AM
Another Funny Movie Marquis a friend emailed me:

"Pirates"
"Knocked Up"
"Shrek"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: kajunchick on October 01, 2007, 10:24:45 AM
Elle , that's a question which will now haunt me as well. :)

It may be a reference to the story in Matthew 14 where Jesus fed the crowd of five thousand with a few loaves and fishes...although I'm not sure what the difference between loaves and fishes would be. Maybe I'm thinking of the wrong story.  ???
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Schmoopie3928 on October 01, 2007, 10:32:42 AM
Elle , that's a question which will now haunt me as well. :)

It may be a reference to the story in Matthew 14 where Jesus fed the crowd of five thousand with a few loaves and fishes...although I'm not sure what the difference between loaves and fishes would be. Maybe I'm thinking of the wrong story.  ???

Didn't it rain Loaves and Fishes?? Or am I not remembering my Sunday School Properly?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: housewife2k on October 01, 2007, 10:34:11 AM
Elle , that's a question which will now haunt me as well. :)

It may be a reference to the story in Matthew 14 where Jesus fed the crowd of five thousand with a few loaves and fishes...although I'm not sure what the difference between loaves and fishes would be. Maybe I'm thinking of the wrong story.  ???

Didn't it rain Loaves and Fishes?? Or am I not remembering my Sunday School Properly?
All I can figure is loaves just, well, loaf around, while fishes are active, but at the same time, people can drink like a fish, and ohhh...now I'm all frustrated again...curse you, Elle!!! >:D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: LB on October 01, 2007, 10:41:14 AM
On the sign of a local car wash and detail place:
"Total Liquidation! Every car must be washed!"

On the sign of a $5 pizza place just down the street:
"Don't make me stand on the corner with a sign."
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Bijou on October 01, 2007, 11:26:03 AM
I saw a sign in a boutique window the other day that said "Solicitors will be asked to buy something they really don't want."

I also saw a sign that had me rolling with laughter while I was in China a couple years ago.  I'm very understanding of poor translations (although they can still be amusing), but this one was just priceless (I have a photo somewhere....).  It said "Making the well education system into each normal family."  The kicker?  The sign was an ad for the Golden Apple English School.

Anyone else see a sign lately that really cracked them up?
I still can't get over this sign for a real estate broker:  "Let us sell your house for less!"
Now I'm sure they meant less in terms of fees you would have to pay, but it sounded to me like they were offering to sell your house for, say, $150,000, instead of $190,000.  (Gee, thanks, Mr. Broker!)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Crazy Chicken Lady on October 01, 2007, 11:33:02 AM
The park by my workplace has a sign posted on their fountains/wading pools "Warning Water Contains High Levels of Hydrogen" ??? Doesn't all water?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Elle on October 01, 2007, 01:28:44 PM
The park by my workplace has a sign posted on their fountains/wading pools "Warning Water Contains High Levels of Hydrogen" ??? Doesn't all water?

LOL - I once passed out flyers in my college, warning the students of the dangerously high levels of Oxygen Dihydride in the water supply.

I know, I shouldn't pick on the activist freshman, but it was really funny to see them getting worked up about WATER in the water supply.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Schmoopie3928 on October 01, 2007, 02:01:47 PM
Speaking Of Church Marquis, I remember seeing one about a year ago on an old southern Baptist church in Backwoods, GA. For some reason it cracked me up!

"Exposure to the Son will Prevent Burning"

It took me a second to get it, and I got the giggles forever about it.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: LB on October 01, 2007, 02:05:29 PM
I thought of another one. DH and I are in a car club and went to an out of town show one year. This show is a HUGE deal in the small town it takes place in. There were messages on business signs all over welcoming us to town.
The most clever, I thought, was the sign at the real estate office:

"Welcome Hot Rodders! We sell garages with attached houses!"

Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: sooverit on October 01, 2007, 02:33:10 PM
A couple of weeks ago i passed a sign that read:  "Steal This Sign!"  I'm still scratching my head.

My all time favorite was a side by side bill board in my town. If you read the lines straight across it was funny.  On the left was an ad for an accident attorney and on the right was an ad for the maternity ward at a local hospital.  when read straight across both signs said, "Accidents Happen" and then "Hello, Baby!"  DF and I still laugh about it sometimes.   :P
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Wulfie on October 01, 2007, 02:38:59 PM
In a single building "professional plaza" down the street from my father, Oriental restaurant, doctor's office, funeral home. You do not want to know some of the jokes that Dad has made about it.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: jais on October 01, 2007, 02:40:55 PM
In a single building "professional plaza" down the street from my father, Oriental restaurant, doctor's office, funeral home. You do not want to know some of the jokes that Dad has made about it.

Throw in a vet's office and my family would have a GREAT time with your dad!  >:D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: extranormal on October 01, 2007, 02:43:11 PM
"
Quote
Pirates"
"Knocked Up"
"Shrek"

Heh. I saw a picture of another:

Nancy Drew
Knocked Up
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Schmoopie3928 on October 01, 2007, 02:44:30 PM
In a single building "professional plaza" down the street from my father, Oriental restaurant, doctor's office, funeral home. You do not want to know some of the jokes that Dad has made about it.

Throw in a vet's office and my family would have a GREAT time with your dad!  >:D
How about a Vet and a Taxidermist?  ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Paper Roses on October 01, 2007, 04:35:06 PM
My son noticed a funny billboard combination one time.  One side had a public service announcement encouraging people to talk to their kids about the dangers of alcohol.

And right next to it was an advertisement for vodka.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Calbrini on October 01, 2007, 05:12:12 PM
We used to pass a pub called the Brown horse that had a menu outside on a chalkboard. The top line was Brown Horse and then the word 'soup'. My cousin used to think they actually served soup made from a brown horse.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on October 01, 2007, 08:50:16 PM
Has everyone seen those billboard trucks?  Maybe they're just a big city thing, but they're basically a billboard on a truck bed, that drives around town advertising for you.  One day, during some big event (I don't remember what it was), BF and I saw three driving past, one right after another.  #1 was a vodka ad, #2 was an ad for a well known strip club, and #3 was for a tattoo parlor.  We thought it was a very interesting combination :)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: IndianInlaw on October 02, 2007, 08:29:51 AM
I remember a newspaper article about a bus crash  in which several people were killed.  Next to it was an ad that read "Next time, take the bus".
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Schmoopie3928 on October 02, 2007, 09:13:46 AM
I remember a newspaper article about a bus crash  in which several people were killed.  Next to it was an ad that read "Next time, take the bus".

OUCH!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: IndianInlaw on October 02, 2007, 07:50:35 PM
Oh good grief!

We were driving past the local "adult" video store.

The sign out front announced their back to school sale.


Ick! :P
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: kajunchick on October 03, 2007, 09:20:41 AM
Oh good grief!

We were driving past the local "adult" video store.

The sign out front announced their back to school sale.


Ick! :P

Ew, that's just....eww.  :-X
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: skbenny on October 03, 2007, 09:29:11 AM
Another church sign:

XXXXXX Church of Jackson's Hole

(Another apostrophe gone wrong in Jackson Hole Wyoming or the sign is very old and the town used to be Jackson's Hole, either way we giggle every time we see the sign.)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: kajunchick on October 03, 2007, 09:35:25 AM
There's a church sign I frequently pass that always cracks me up. It says Vatican Baptist Church. It's such an oxymoron, and I think there's actually not a Catholic Church in the community of Vatican!  ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Crazy Chicken Lady on October 03, 2007, 09:47:06 AM
We have a megachurch in my area that's being built right beside an adult theatre/store.  Anyway, right off the interstate there's an enormous billboard for the theatre that says something like "XXX, peep shows," etc.  The problem is that the billboard has a huge arrow that used to point to the theatre.  Now that the church is being built, the church blocks the view of the theatre and the sign is about 10 feet from the church and the arrow now points directly to the new church.  I wonder if it will increase attendance. ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: IndianInlaw on October 03, 2007, 09:50:36 AM
More likely it will decrease attendance at the XXX shop.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on October 03, 2007, 01:38:28 PM
As promised-

The Golden Apple English school in Shanghai (I got the wording wrong in my original post):

(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa298/dassenkoningin/englishschool.jpg)

And another fun one for all you smorkers out there, from the airport in Beijing:

(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa298/dassenkoningin/smorkingroom.jpg)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: housewife2k on October 03, 2007, 01:44:22 PM
I had to read that a few times to get that it said SmoRking, not smoking. I was jsut drooling over the thought of a room, inside a an airport, for smoking, especially in MN in the winter...
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on October 03, 2007, 01:45:39 PM
I had to read that a few times to get that it said SmoRking, not smoking. I was jsut drooling over the thought of a room, inside a an airport, for smoking, especially in MN in the winter...

Well, see, they still haven't proven that smorking poses any health risks, so of course smorkers are allowed a room indoors  ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: SkylerY on October 03, 2007, 02:11:41 PM
The price menu on the wall where my DD gets her hair cut:

Kids: $11.00
Wiggly Kids: $13.00
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Bibliophile on October 03, 2007, 02:27:16 PM
There's one "store" here, but I'm not sure if it's a restaurant, grocery or store, but if you pronounce the name by what it looks like, to me it looks like "my dung".
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: SkylerY on October 03, 2007, 02:44:07 PM
I actually once attended the *name withheld* Defensive Driving & DUI Academy.  For the defensive driving part to lower my insurance.  However, my then-boyfriend cracked up when he saw the second part of the sign, "What's the first course?  Touch your Nose 101?"

Amusing.

~ Cristen
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: FUNKIEFAIRY on October 03, 2007, 05:57:11 PM
I once saw a sign that said "Now Accepting Applications from Intelligent, Fully-functioning Life Forms! Ability to follow directions and Read a MUST!" I about wrecked the car laughing!! ;D

My Mom sent me this photo:

(http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/9667/s320x240qu9.th.jpg) (http://img517.imageshack.us/my.php?image=s320x240qu9.jpg)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Clara Bow on October 04, 2007, 10:23:50 AM
I have a few.
"SLOW CHILDREN PLAYING" My brother stole one of these (he went through a roadsign larceny period, he had "no dumping" over his toilet) and said that he was writing a letter to the governor about how mean it was to point out that the children were slow. Commas would help, people!

"Pick a Flick" video store. The problem? The "L" was way too close to the I, and it was in all caps. It looked like you were picking something else.....

"Caution, Blinding Sun" on the side of the road near our bridge. Umm....ooooookay.

Braille on drivethru ATM's.

"Need to Learn to Read? Let **** Adult Literacy Center Help!" How are they going to read the ad?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Paper Roses on October 04, 2007, 04:25:30 PM
When we were on our honeymoon in Hawaii, we came a cross a road sign near the volcano on the Big Island.  It said "Fumes may be harmful to people with heart or lung disorders" and it had a drawing of a generic person keeling over from inhaling fumes out of a steam vent.

I took a picture of it and had it made into an 8X10.  It has been conspicuously hanging in our bathroom ever since.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Elle on October 04, 2007, 04:27:53 PM
Saw one today that cracked me up.
It was on a car that was obviously a company car. Still, it was a little unnerving to realize the Nissan driving next to me had the words 'Crash Research' emblazoned on the side . . . .
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: geordicat on October 04, 2007, 04:55:18 PM
I have a few.
"SLOW CHILDREN PLAYING" My brother stole one of these (he went through a roadsign larceny period, he had "no dumping" over his toilet) and said that he was writing a letter to the governor about how mean it was to point out that the children were slow. Commas would help, people!

"Pick a Flick" video store. The problem? The "L" was way too close to the I, and it was in all caps. It looked like you were picking something else.....

"Caution, Blinding Sun" on the side of the road near our bridge. Umm....ooooookay.

Braille on drivethru ATM's.

"Need to Learn to Read? Let **** Adult Literacy Center Help!" How are they going to read the ad?

That's right u there with the "Illiterate?  Call XXX-XXX-XXXX" that I saw in Spokane.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: ItZWhoUKnow on October 04, 2007, 05:14:41 PM
I live in Germany and get many fliers in my mailbox for German/Italian furniture companies that cater to service members. This was on one of them...

"Free one night stand with bed purchase"

I was also at a store the other day (drugstore type) and I received some free samples of shampoo and feminine hygiene products...The shampoo description was all in German but the product name was "Straight and Easy"..On the inside of the package was a picture of a guy and next to his picture were the words Straight and Easy. I assume it was the "creator" or some semi-famous hairdresser to the Stars that endorses the product....He was as bald as Mr. Clean.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Paper Roses on October 12, 2007, 04:20:07 PM
I saw this today and immediately thought of this thread:

There's an ice cream shop in my town that's been open for a few years now.  I drove by it today and there was a big sign outside proclaiming, "Now Serving Food."

So, the ice cream you've been serving for the past few years isn't edible?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: snoopygirl on October 12, 2007, 05:37:51 PM
I saw this today and immediately thought of this thread:

There's an ice cream shop in my town that's been open for a few years now.  I drove by it today and there was a big sign outside proclaiming, "Now Serving Food."

So, the ice cream you've been serving for the past few years isn't edible?

All the stores in my area have signs that say No food drink or ice cream. It has me scratching my head. Isn't ice cream a food? At least it was the last time I checked.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on October 12, 2007, 05:46:09 PM
I saw this today and immediately thought of this thread:

There's an ice cream shop in my town that's been open for a few years now.  I drove by it today and there was a big sign outside proclaiming, "Now Serving Food."

So, the ice cream you've been serving for the past few years isn't edible?

All the stores in my area have signs that say No food drink or ice cream. It has me scratching my head. Isn't ice cream a food? At least it was the last time I checked.

That's strangely specific, isn't it?  I wonder why they chose ice cream to single out....
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: zoidberg on October 12, 2007, 05:48:16 PM
Not a sign, but the graffiti on the house near my friends inner-city flat:

"The city made me do this!"

Hmmmm, okay.


Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Chica Viernes on October 12, 2007, 09:01:45 PM
In the exam room at Children's Hospital:

"Parents, please do not let children play with rolling stool."

I wouldn't let my kids play with any kind of stool. And "rolling" stool? Don't they have someone to clean that up? (Sorry, I suppose most people would know they mean the rolling stool that is a seat with wheels on it for the doctors to sit on. That's what growing up with all brothers does to you - you see a doody joke everywhere! ;))
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Paper Roses on October 12, 2007, 10:20:34 PM
In the exam room at Children's Hospital:

"Parents, please do not let children play with rolling stool."

I wouldn't let my kids play with any kind of stool. And "rolling" stool? Don't they have someone to clean that up? (Sorry, I suppose most people would know they mean the rolling stool that is a seat with wheels on it for the doctors to sit on. That's what growing up with all brothers does to you - you see a doody joke everywhere! ;))

Oh, that reminds me of a story

I was about 12, and I was at home one night looking through the Reader's Digest, and I came across something about "Chronic Black Stool" and a whole article about how this is very serious and if you suffer from it, you should see a doctor right away, and so on.  I was totally confused by this.  The only other person home at the time was my 19-year-old brother, so I asked him what that meant.  Now, I give him credit here - he could have done something to make me look completely stupid, but he didn't.  He very nicely explained "oh, well, stools are, like, um . . you know when you go to the bathroom?"  at which point it dawned on me what it meant.

Ok, so a few minutes go by, and I hear my brother in the next room singing this real jazzy tune:

"Chronic black stools
They're to rest your feeeeeeeeet on!"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: snoopygirl on October 13, 2007, 04:57:45 AM
I saw this today and immediately thought of this thread:

There's an ice cream shop in my town that's been open for a few years now.  I drove by it today and there was a big sign outside proclaiming, "Now Serving Food."

So, the ice cream you've been serving for the past few years isn't edible?

All the stores in my area have signs that say No food drink or ice cream. It has me scratching my head. Isn't ice cream a food? At least it was the last time I checked.

That's strangely specific, isn't it?  I wonder why they chose ice cream to single out....

My guess is that parents in the stores in question give their kids ice cream and then take them shopping. So maybe they have to single ice cream out. But who takes a child into a clothing store with a dripping ice cream cone.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: theofficefan on October 13, 2007, 01:25:08 PM
I once saw a dinner plate set at Zellers that said "food pictured not included in set" -I guess the company had a dumb customer sue them once  ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Nimblicity on October 14, 2007, 08:55:35 AM
Re: Loaves and Fishes.  The story goes that a bunch of people followed Jesus up to a hill, but apparently no one had thought to pack a lunch.  One guy had 5 loaves of bread and 3 fishes (or 5 fishes and 3 loaves, can't remember), and Jesus ordered it to be divided up amongst the thousands of followers.  Miraculously, there was enough for everyone and enough left over to fill a bunch of baskets.  It's a metaphor for faith, I think.  There is a story about it raining food, like someone suggested, but that's in the Old Testament, when the Israelites were wandering the desert.  Everyone was starving and complaining to Moses, who forwarded their complaints to God.  God then cause a flaky white substance to appear on the ground each morning like dew, called Manna.  And quails.  And so the Israelites lived on Manna and Quails for 40 years. 

Yes, I aced Sunday School...

And back to the topic at hand...

Austrian companies like to use English in their advertising, even if it doesn't make any sense.  Such as the ad for a local club saying, "Halloween Clubbing Okt 31".  Maybe participants are beaten to death with zombies?  Not sure.  But "a clubbing" is standard Austrish for what you and I would term "an event at a club".
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on October 14, 2007, 02:28:30 PM
Re: Loaves and Fishes.  The story goes that a bunch of people followed Jesus up to a hill, but apparently no one had thought to pack a lunch.  One guy had 5 loaves of bread and 3 fishes (or 5 fishes and 3 loaves, can't remember), and Jesus ordered it to be divided up amongst the thousands of followers.  Miraculously, there was enough for everyone and enough left over to fill a bunch of baskets.  It's a metaphor for faith, I think.  There is a story about it raining food, like someone suggested, but that's in the Old Testament, when the Israelites were wandering the desert.  Everyone was starving and complaining to Moses, who forwarded their complaints to God.  God then cause a flaky white substance to appear on the ground each morning like dew, called Manna.  And quails.  And so the Israelites lived on Manna and Quails for 40 years. 

Yes, I aced Sunday School...

And back to the topic at hand...

Austrian companies like to use English in their advertising, even if it doesn't make any sense.  Such as the ad for a local club saying, "Halloween Clubbing Okt 31".  Maybe participants are beaten to death with zombies?  Not sure.  But "a clubbing" is standard Austrish for what you and I would term "an event at a club".


Hehe, reminds me of Italian flea markets.  They'll put random English, and sometimes other languages, onto bags to make them look cool.  My friend Sonia went with her friend Maureen, and So bought a bag that said "The Flowers of Bags" on it.  Maureen bought one in French, because she thought "The Flowers of Bags" was stupid....  Guess what the French translated to :)

ETA:  Quails?  I must have missed the quail part...
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on October 14, 2007, 02:48:09 PM
Aquigoth, is that sign actually orange?  It's hard to tell if it's orange or red, but it's still hilarious to this fellow Clockwork Orange fan :)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Harriet Jones on October 14, 2007, 07:57:50 PM
Other clockwork Orange fans may find this as funny as I did...
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1265/1336992822_3d34c97cff.jpg)

Gee, thanks Mobil, but I'll decide and take care of that on my own.


Hee. 
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Rosgrana on October 14, 2007, 08:53:54 PM
My favourite is the sign for the Co-operative Funeral Parlour. It always makes me giggle as I imagine an unco-operative funeral:

"Lie down!"
"But I'm not dead!"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: geordicat on October 15, 2007, 07:20:37 AM
My favourite is the sign for the Co-operative Funeral Parlour. It always makes me giggle as I imagine an unco-operative funeral:

"Lie down!"
"But I'm not dead!"

ok.. blame it on me being tired and cranky and suffering from a night of very little sleep, and what sleep I did get was filled with nightmares... but I just had the mental image of someone whacking the person with a frying pan to get them to lie down.

WHACK!!!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Elle on October 15, 2007, 08:13:24 AM
My favourite is the sign for the Co-operative Funeral Parlour. It always makes me giggle as I imagine an unco-operative funeral:

"Lie down!"
"But I'm not dead!"

ok.. blame it on me being tired and cranky and suffering from a night of very little sleep, and what sleep I did get was filled with nightmares... but I just had the mental image of someone whacking the person with a frying pan to get them to lie down.

WHACK!!!

"I'm not dead yet."
"You soon will be"
"I feel fine. I feel happy."
WHACK!
(Holy Grail)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: officeworker on October 16, 2007, 11:52:42 AM
My favourite is the sign for the Co-operative Funeral Parlour. It always makes me giggle as I imagine an unco-operative funeral:

"Lie down!"
"But I'm not dead!"

ok.. blame it on me being tired and cranky and suffering from a night of very little sleep, and what sleep I did get was filled with nightmares... but I just had the mental image of someone whacking the person with a frying pan to get them to lie down.

WHACK!!!

"I'm not dead yet."
"You soon will be"
"I feel fine. I feel happy."
WHACK!
(Holy Grail)

Rats, I wanted to be the first to post that.  ;)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: lovinAZ on October 16, 2007, 02:12:44 PM
In an ice cream shop:

No water served except soda.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Sleepingmediocre on October 17, 2007, 09:16:19 PM
There's a hospital a few miles down the road from the place where I work.  You can see the signs from the highway, but not the building itself--you have to turn down a side street between a nursing home and a Mexican restaurant to get to it.  Most of the locals know this, but it's not always obvious to transplants like me--so imagine my surprise a few years ago when I had just moved to town and a few of my friends offered to take me to the Mexican restaurant.  As we were pulling into the parking lot, I noticed that right underneath the sign advertising the restaurant was a small blue sign that said "Ambulance Entrance In Rear."

Gee, guys, I think I just lost my appetite...
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on October 17, 2007, 09:27:18 PM
The Subway by my school has a sign in the window:  Now We're Hiring

I though the phrasing was just a little bit amusing :)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Linley on October 17, 2007, 09:55:28 PM
Close to wear my father lives there is a company called Vibrascrew.

Yes, you read that right. My sense of humor doesn't usually run in the direction of the gutter but there just isn't any other way to interpret that. I start laughing every time we drive by there.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: skbenny on October 19, 2007, 09:37:44 AM
Wife "What did you do today dear?"

Husband "I put in my application at Vibrascrew."

Wife, being hauled away in handcuffs after beating husband with cast-iron frying pan "Why couldn't he have just loved me?"  massive tears.

Cop "Sir, can you tell us what happened?"

Husband, bloody and bruised "I told my wife I filled out a job application......

(OK, I admit I am not Tabris :-\)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: magiccat26 on October 19, 2007, 10:07:57 AM
More fun with Movie Theatre Signs

"Honey I blew"
"Three Ninjas"

Strip mall in tiny Texas town:

Donuts
Guns
Day Care

(Fun for the WHOLE family!)

At the pet store where I used to work, we had problems with unattended children.  So I put up a sign (with pictures) that said:

"Unattended children will be fed to the Snakes" - The picture was of our three, over 10 foot long, Burmese Pythons.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: TheaterDiva1 on October 19, 2007, 11:03:24 AM
Wife "What did you do today dear?"

Husband "I put in my application at Vibrascrew."

Wife, being hauled away in handcuffs after beating husband with cast-iron frying pan "Why couldn't he have just loved me?"  massive tears.

Cop "Sir, can you tell us what happened?"

Husband, bloody and bruised "I told my wife I filled out a job application......

(OK, I admit I am not Tabris :-\)

That's too funny!

Signs DH has to comment on:

Pedestrian signs (usually with a stick figure and "200 ft." written below). 
DH: What?  We have 200-foot giants coming after us?

Also, we used to line hear a store called "Beer & Soda" (gee, what do they carry there?  Can I buy a diamond bracelet there?)  At one point, the "Soda" part of the sign was gone.  The sign simply said "Beer &."

Need I comment furthur?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on October 19, 2007, 12:46:43 PM
Pedestrian signs (usually with a stick figure and "200 ft." written below). 
DH: What?  We have 200-foot giants coming after us?


Oh, that reminds me of this one I saw on the Sunset Strip:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2221/1636392291_563e50090c.jpg)

So let there be no confusion.

I love it.  What in the world is it supposed to mean?

ETA:  Nevermind, I see that the top of the sign is missing now :)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Paper Roses on October 19, 2007, 05:37:03 PM
A few miles south of where I live, there is a main route that goes through several towns.  Driving along a wooded area of it, all of a sudden you see a sign that says, "Hot Dogs, 1/4 mile"  Every time I see it, I say out loud, "Wow! A quarter mile?  I've heard of foot-longs, but . . ."
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Clarissa_Brunhilda on October 19, 2007, 07:17:55 PM
In NY there was a street called "Electric Street."  Directly under the street name sign was another sign that read: "No outlet"

On a dentist's office in Brooklyn:  Dr. Yellin

A pet shop in Greenwich Village:  Fish & Cheeps

A florist in Penn Station:   Petal Pushers



Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on October 20, 2007, 01:28:43 AM
There's a comedian who does skits on signs and what he thinks they mean as opposed to what they're supposed to mean.

For example:

GAS FOOD
(Mimes burping) "Yeah, can't get enough of that gas food..."

GAS FOOD HOSPITAL
"Aaargh! Good thing we didn't stop!"

FOOD LODGING
(Mimes choking) "Quick! Get me to the Gas food hospital!"

HILL
"What's this for? People from Iowa not familiar with the phenomenon? Oh my goodness, my car's getting higher! What's going on...? Oh, hill. Oh."

"And those signs with pictures? It's like a Rorshach test! Uh... my father sitting on a sewing machine! My car on LSD with melting tires!!"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Miss Misery on October 20, 2007, 11:08:02 PM
"Unattended children will be given a double espresso and a free puppy."


Heh-heh.  ;)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Miss Misery on October 20, 2007, 11:16:04 PM
There was a strip club that used to have on its marquee: "Thirty Beautiful Ladies! One Ugly One."

Driving past an RV dealership on the same road as the strip club, RV dealership marquee had: "Dozens of Beautiful RVs! One Ugly One."
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on October 21, 2007, 01:02:56 AM
I just noticed the other day that the park near my school has a "no loitering" sign.  I ask you, what is a park for, if not loitering?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: extranormal on October 21, 2007, 12:47:55 PM
Aquigoth, had I put up that sign in my yard, would my horrible, loutish neighbors have been forced to go away? So simple, and yet I didn't think of it!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: White Dragon on October 21, 2007, 01:16:00 PM
I used to live in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

This city is located on the shore of Lake Superior.
There is a peninsula in the lake that looks exactly like a man lying down on his back in the lake.

Not surprisingly, this feature is called "The Sleeping Giant" http://www.cbc.ca/sevenwonders/wonder_sleeping_giant.html

There was a yellow pages listing at the time for a local crane service.

Their name?

"Sleeping Giant Erections"

Really!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: White Dragon on October 21, 2007, 03:38:26 PM
Quote
St. Monica, that's hilarious. Are they still around?

Sadly, not to my knowledge.
I tried to google them a while ago and found no trace of them in the online yellow pages.
Granted, they were rather hard to look for since I didn't want to attempt putting their full name into a search engine.  :P

I do know that I kept a copy of that local phone book for several years, simply for that ad. People didn't tend to believe me.... ;)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Clarissa_Brunhilda on October 21, 2007, 03:42:52 PM
I remembered some more....

On the center of Long Island there's a place called "Half Way Motel."   I guess it's for illicit lovers who don't want to go ALL the way?    ???

Years ago, one of the NYC subway ads was for the Air Force, and it showed some jet fighters with simplY the words, "Keep It Up!"   

That in itself wasn't funny, but one day a man was asleep on the subway bench directly underneath the sign....with his fly open!   ;D  (So, I'm easily amused!)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: blue2000 on October 21, 2007, 03:52:42 PM
On the center of Long Island there's a place called "Half Way Motel."   I guess it's for illicit lovers who don't want to go ALL the way?    ???

Or for people in half-way houses who are on vacation?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: FUNKIEFAIRY on October 21, 2007, 04:02:31 PM
On the center of Long Island there's a place called "Half Way Motel."   I guess it's for illicit lovers who don't want to go ALL the way?    ???

Or for people in half-way houses who are on vacation?

Or Perhaps the maids only half clean? Or the service is "Half- arsed?"   >:D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Piyokochan on October 21, 2007, 08:06:11 PM
On the center of Long Island there's a place called "Half Way Motel."   I guess it's for illicit lovers who don't want to go ALL the way?    ???

Or for people in half-way houses who are on vacation?

Or Perhaps the maids only half clean? Or the service is "Half- arsed?"   >:D

I wonder if it's related to a certain hotel in Alaska that my friend went to... Skinny wingadingdingy's Halfway Inn.
http://www.skinnydicksak.com/

Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Harriet Jones on October 21, 2007, 08:19:49 PM
The "blog" of "unnecessary" quotation marks (http://quotation-marks.blogspot.com/) has been amusing me lately.  People send in pictures of signs with horrible misuse of quotes...

Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Veronica on October 21, 2007, 08:41:09 PM
The "blog" of "unnecessary" quotation marks (http://quotation-marks.blogspot.com/) has been amusing me lately.  People send in pictures of signs with horrible misuse of quotes...



 ;D

I once saw a sign for "fresh" fruit.  I didn't buy any.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: FUNKIEFAIRY on October 24, 2007, 12:09:35 AM
OH MY GOSH! Thank you for that link! I have been having "such" a great time with it!! LOL!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: LB on October 24, 2007, 06:55:40 AM
I saw a sign yesterday that made me chuckle just a bit. On a local "Curves" sign:

                                         Breast Cancer Awareness
                                                    $25
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Ferrets on October 24, 2007, 07:18:26 AM
On a church billboard:

COME TO OUR 6.30 HEALING SERVICE
YOU WON'T GET BETTER!

;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: magiccat26 on October 24, 2007, 08:18:01 AM
Regarding the misuse of punctuation.

The city of Dallas recently launched a campaign to get guys to pull up their low riding pants and stop showing their underwear.  The city spent thousands of taxpayer dollars on signs that read:

Pullem' Up. 

http://conservativethoughts.us/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/pullemup.jpg (http://conservativethoughts.us/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/pullemup.jpg)

Heck, they even have a rap song to go with it...http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=15534306 (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=15534306)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: falconryfan on October 24, 2007, 09:02:52 AM
I love this one.

(http://www.adrants.com/images/rear_entry.jpg)

I'm easily amused but another unintentionally funny one I saw was a sign, on the ver top of a lamp post,saying ''retirement home for the elderly'' with an arrow pointing to the heavens.

Finally this wasn't a sign, but when I was in the Dominican Repbulic when you borrowed a towel from the hotel, you received a piece of paper saying amongst many things, 'please rectum the towel before 8 pm on the day of rental'

We presumed, and hoped that they meant return.


Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: IndianInlaw on October 24, 2007, 06:08:26 PM

We had a nearby church, whose sign announced their pastor was David Roth.


Wish I had taken a photo
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: tmmkitten on October 25, 2007, 01:37:25 PM
at a quilt store in SLC, there is a parking sign that says

quilt shop parking only
all others will be cut into fat quarters. 

(an amount of fabric)

i
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Coralreef on October 25, 2007, 01:58:32 PM
Sign located near a nature trail:

Please, pick up after you pet.
Grrr Bark Woof Woof, Good Dog.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Twik on October 25, 2007, 02:17:26 PM
Cute page on the rather idiosyncratic Scottish road signs:

http://www.phouka.com/travel/other/signs/signs.html (http://www.phouka.com/travel/other/signs/signs.html).

I always got a jolt out of the one that tells you "oncoming traffic in centre of road". It's always posted at a hairpin turn. So tell me, what do you do about the situation? Freeze and stay there forever?

It doesn't show my favourite one, though, the "Otter crossing" sign, with mama otter and babies.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Crazy Chicken Lady on October 25, 2007, 02:30:57 PM
While passing through KY over the weekend dh and I saw a sign that said "Stan Lee for Attorney General"  I wonder if he'll have  Spiderman, Dare Devil, and The Hulk help him enforce the law.   ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Nightboomfer on October 25, 2007, 03:03:38 PM
Quote
(http://www.phouka.com/travel/other/signs/bang.jpg)

WOW player here... the first thing I though of when I saw this one was...

"Warning: Quest area ahead."
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Paper Roses on October 25, 2007, 06:47:33 PM
A friend of mine took a trip to Scotland a few years back.  She came back with tons of pictures, but I think my favorite was the one that said:

"Butt's Wynd"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: baglady on January 04, 2008, 09:18:28 PM
From the Movie Marquee Juxtaposition Files, circa 1968 spotted by my uncle:

Romeo and Juliet
The Odd Couple

Circa 1982, spotted by me:

Fast Times
On Golden Pond
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Pixie on January 05, 2008, 12:19:11 AM
I once saw a local bill board advertising the area's "Largest Indoor Fireworks Store" and I thought to myself, "But I don't want any indoor fireworks...."




and I love this one:  (http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i212/Pixie-Face/Good%20stuff/funny_pictures_godscreatures.jpg)

Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on January 05, 2008, 12:26:51 AM
Teehee.  I'd love to see PETA's take on that one :)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: jais on January 05, 2008, 12:28:56 AM
Teehee.  I'd love to see PETA's take on that one :)
.

PETA as in People for Ethical Treatment of Animals

or

PETA as in People Eating Tasty Animals??

 :P
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on January 05, 2008, 12:31:25 AM
I was thinking the first :)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: jais on January 05, 2008, 12:34:03 AM
I was thinking the first :)

Darn! We know the second group would LOOOOOOOOOOOVE it!  ;)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Niphil on January 05, 2008, 01:10:28 AM
On the center of Long Island there's a place called "Half Way Motel."   I guess it's for illicit lovers who don't want to go ALL the way?    ???

Or for people in half-way houses who are on vacation?

Or Perhaps the maids only half clean? Or the service is "Half- arsed?"   >:D

I wonder if it's related to a certain hotel in Alaska that my friend went to... Skinny wingadingdingy's Halfway Inn.
http://www.skinnydicksak.com/



That... that is some url.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: beingkj on January 05, 2008, 02:17:21 AM
One of the favourite passtimes of the young at the bored in Australia seems to be altering road signs. Sorry I don't have any pictures of altered signs for you.

A typical "beware of kangaroos" sign looks like this:

http://www.micktravels.com/australia/atherton_tablelands/083-kangaroo_crossing_sign.jpg (http://www.micktravels.com/australia/atherton_tablelands/083-kangaroo_crossing_sign.jpg)

You often see them with snow skis drawn under the feet and snow poles in the paws.

A creek near home is called Womba Creek. People take it upon themselves to add a T to the end, presumably to correct the spelling and make it Wombat Creek.

And the best... a street sign I saw in a town I was visiting told me the street was WANKE RD... only someone had scratched out the R (if people want proof I do have a picture.)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Lokie on January 05, 2008, 11:31:45 AM
Driving my inebriated husband home from a New Years' party last week, we passed a large store with apparently defunct lights in their name.

"Look!" gurgled DH.  "It's the Burlinto Cat Factory!"

I about drove off the road.



*Disclaimer- I was dead sober, for anyone about to yell at me.  I just found it hilarious*
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Lysistrata on January 05, 2008, 11:38:52 AM
This was more a result of my brain shorting out on me than the actual signage, but I saw a sign for "So-And-So's Detailing Shop". The average, normal person would immediately think "Oh, ok. Auto detailing." Not me. I spent more than a few minutes wondering why anyone would need animals de-tailed, and what sort of critters they'd take in.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scritzy on January 05, 2008, 12:50:18 PM
Near the town of Gaffney, South Carolina, there is a water tank shaped like a giant peach (Gaffney was once best-known for its peach orchards).

Before the outlet mall was built and people could look at the water tank from the mall, there was a sign on the interstate that said, "To View Peach, Go to Exit 92."

The only highway sign I saw that was nearly as funny was in Griffin, Georgia. It was a crossroads sign with a smaller sign underneath it that read "Bowling Lane." I wondered aloud, "Why do they have a crossroads sign for a bowling alley?" ...

Before I realized that the cross-street was named Bowling Lane.  :-[  ;)

Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: amaiaisabella on January 05, 2008, 01:22:53 PM
Every day when I'm on my way to work, I always pass by this tattoo place. They have a prominent sign in front that reads:

"Tattoos: Buy one, get one free!"

For some reason, that cracks me up. What if you were only planning on getting one? Can another person with you do the free one?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scritzy on January 05, 2008, 01:26:00 PM
Every day when I'm on my way to work, I always pass by this tattoo place. They have a prominent sign in front that reads:

"Tattoos: Buy one, get one free!"

For some reason, that cracks me up. What if you were only planning on getting one? Can another person with you do the free one?

Oooh! I want two more tatts! I can go there! (Or I would if I weren't so in love with my tattoo artist. ;))
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: ccnumber4 on January 05, 2008, 01:31:16 PM
"Bud's Taxidermy and Discount Meats"

In Florida they had signs that warned people not to feed or molest the alligators. 

Iowa State University has a pig farm that they call their "Swine Management Facility"  That one cracks me up every time. 
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scritzy on January 05, 2008, 02:08:24 PM
There is a sign in a nearby neighborhood that warns, "Road may flood in heavy rain."

Someone in the neighborhood has crossed out "may" and "heavy" and added words, so the sign now reads, "Road WILL flood in ANY rain."

Unfortunately, s/he is right. The city is working on the road now.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: seren on January 05, 2008, 02:20:16 PM
How about "Bob's Dog Obedience School and Taxidermy Shop"

Makes you wonder what they do with the failures!

Seren
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: geordicat on January 05, 2008, 02:20:59 PM
How about "Bob's Dog Obedience School and Taxidermy Shop"

Makes you wonder what they do with the failures!

Seren

Is that like ... there's always a Teriyaki place next to every single veterinarian place I've EVER seen?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: guihong on January 05, 2008, 02:58:51 PM
Or, this one from near Cleveland (my hometown):

WELCOME TO HUNTING VALLEY
NO HUNTING

gui
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: ginlyn32 on January 05, 2008, 03:38:35 PM
When my dad worked at ALCOA (Aluminium Company of America), they had railroad to help off-load the metal extrusion.

A sign on the railroad cars read: NO HUMPING.

My brother and I would just about DIE everytime we saw it, which was about once a week when we went to pick up my dad.

Ginger
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Ferrets on January 05, 2008, 03:41:30 PM
Years ago, in a minibus with a load of battle re-enactors on the way to an event, we passed a cemetery. One of the girls piped up:

"Why do you they tell you to polish the war graves?"

Blank looks all round.

"That sign just there said, 'Polish War Graves'."

We all looked puzzled for a moment until somebody clicked: "Polish, love. As in, people from Poland."

"Ohhhhhhh."

There was an old airfield not far away. We reckoned they must have been the graves of Poles who had come over to serve with the British forces during the Second World War.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: baglady on January 06, 2008, 06:51:39 PM
Driving my inebriated husband home from a New Years' party last week, we passed a large store with apparently defunct lights in their name.

"Look!" gurgled DH.  "It's the Burlinto Cat Factory!"

I about drove off the road.



*Disclaimer- I was dead sober, for anyone about to yell at me.  I just found it hilarious*

In the strip mall where my hair salon is, there's also an Armed Forces Recruiting Center. For a long time the last seven letters in "Recruiting" were burned out, so it read "Armed Forces Rec Center." I had this image of young guys stopping in for a game of pool and getting the hard-sell to join up.

Speaking of burned-out signs, my BF, BFF and I recently drove past a Citizens Bank that had some letters burned out, so it read "zen Bank." All I could think of was the second punchline to the Dalai Lama and the hot-dog vendor joke: "Change comes from within."
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: bopper on January 08, 2008, 10:39:55 PM
The "blog" of "unnecessary" quotation marks (http://quotation-marks.blogspot.com/) has been amusing me lately.  People send in pictures of signs with horrible misuse of quotes...



...which lead me to the blog of Passive Agressive notes... (http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Harriet Jones on January 08, 2008, 10:54:05 PM
The "blog" of "unnecessary" quotation marks (http://quotation-marks.blogspot.com/) has been amusing me lately.  People send in pictures of signs with horrible misuse of quotes...



...which lead me to the blog of Passive Agressive notes... (http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com)

One of the newest ones is cracking me up "noo oogling"!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hermanne on January 09, 2008, 03:32:43 PM
In the strip mall where my hair salon is, there's also an Armed Forces Recruiting Center. For a long time the last seven letters in "Recruiting" were burned out, so it read "Armed Forces Rec Center." I had this image of young guys stopping in for a game of pool and getting the hard-sell to join up.

Speaking of burned-out signs, my BF, BFF and I recently drove past a Citizens Bank that had some letters burned out, so it read "zen Bank." All I could think of was the second punchline to the Dalai Lama and the hot-dog vendor joke: "Change comes from within."

My mom and sister drove past a Big K-mart where part of the lights on the "B" were burned out.
The sign at night read, "Pig K". Sis used to work at a K-mart. She just about died laughing.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Kendo_Bunny on January 09, 2008, 03:48:34 PM
For about five years, the 'S' on our local Shell station was burned out. The greater part of my childhood was spent driving past the 'Hell Station', until someone finally covered it up.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: lamorevincera on January 09, 2008, 03:48:50 PM
I've got one!

On the way to my bachelorette party, my friends went past an Ace Hardware that had the following sign:

"Free Butt Rub With Green Egg"

When they got to the party, we all discussed it and figured it out. Apparently a "green egg" has something to do with a grill, and "butt rub" is BBQ seasoning for meat.

Cracked us up for a while, though.

Another friend told me a story from when she was a teenager. Another friend of hers had gotten fired from a small drycleaner's, and begged my friend to come help her get revenge. (Right after the firing, they'd put up a sign that said "Mature help wanted") Friend's friend decided to have a little fun with that, and roped my friend into climbing on top of her truck at 4 AM and rearranging the sign to say "Help! Mad Turtle!" (They couldn't come up with anything else.) lol
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: CG on January 09, 2008, 06:56:51 PM
Apparently the roads in our area are unusually active in a certain way, judging by the number of signs that say "Road Humps".

Just keep it off my leg, would you?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Lysistrata on January 09, 2008, 08:25:26 PM
Apparently the roads in our area are unusually active in a certain way, judging by the number of signs that say "Road Humps".

Just keep it off my leg, would you?

I remember when my Hometown first put in a few of those type of speed bump, along with that very same sign, in a residential neighborhood that was a shortcut to the local jr. high and high schools. I had my sister in the car with me, and I slowed way down (had a low car at the time) to go across one. Suddenly, sister thrust her arms out, grabbed the dash, and started...well, doing what the sign said ;D

It's a good thing I was already driving at a crawl, because I think I would have gone off the road otherwise, laughing as hard as I was!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scritzy on January 09, 2008, 08:37:10 PM
When speed bumps were first installed in my neighborhood, Chip went past one of the signs that said "Hump," and I said, "Is that an order?"

He almost drove off the road.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on January 09, 2008, 08:38:05 PM
If you think the Road Humps signs are bad, you should check out our alley sometime.  We have "Speed Humps Ahead."  ;D

Free Butt Rub with Green Egg?  They had to know how hilarious that was when they put that sign up...  
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: jh on January 09, 2008, 11:34:31 PM
"Please use other side of door."  Uhhh -- I kind of need to get in first.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Mayor Maynot on January 10, 2008, 10:17:47 AM
On the center of Long Island there's a place called "Half Way Motel."   I guess it's for illicit lovers who don't want to go ALL the way?    ???

Or for people in half-way houses who are on vacation?

Or Perhaps the maids only half clean? Or the service is "Half- arsed?"   >:D

I wonder if it's related to a certain hotel in Alaska that my friend went to... Skinny wingadingdingy's Halfway Inn.
http://www.skinnydicksak.com/



That... that is some url.

I was gonna say that too!!! --- wow!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scritzy on January 10, 2008, 10:21:52 AM
Holy moley! Did you check out some of the gift store items?  :o :-[
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: geordicat on January 10, 2008, 10:33:57 AM
Holy moley! Did you check out some of the gift store items?  :o :-[

I'm afraid to look.... I'm at work.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: housewife2k on January 10, 2008, 10:37:52 AM
Holy moley! Did you check out some of the gift store items?  :o :-[

I'm afraid to look.... I'm at work.
just don't click on adult novelties, whatever you do  :o  :o  :o
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Gyburc on January 11, 2008, 10:33:49 AM
Many years ago, while a group of us were visiting a small seaside town in Wales, we got dinner from the 'Carousel' fish & chip shop. It faced the fairground, which was probably why they had chosen that name... but unfortunately, they couldn't spell too well. Added to this, the lights on the 'C' had failed, giving:

'arousal'

Somewhere at home I still have photographic evidence...

Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: divinity224 on January 17, 2008, 01:20:55 PM
A gun shop in Eugene, Oregon called S&M Guns.  They had a sign in their parking lot for "S&M Parking Only".  You bet I got a picture of that!

 
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: PeasNCues on January 17, 2008, 02:11:25 PM
"Warning - Dog can't hold his liquor" (get it, licker haha... took my sister a year and a half)

"Warning, trespassers will be attacked by a tiger" and below it: "No, we're serious." and below it: "REAL tigers!" It was at some kind of rehabilitation place for tigers that were once pets.

In large letters: "Warning: The edges of this sign are sharp! Do not Touch!" In small letters below that: "Oh, and the bridge is out."

Somewhere on a NC highway: "Bat Cave: exit 1/4m" My sister and I would beg to see Batman (coolest superhero ever) and then ask why Batman needed directions. And how he was going to keep his secret hideout secret if he posted signs.

And the ever popular: "Road wet when raining"... I wish I had gotten a picture.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: housewife2k on January 17, 2008, 02:15:44 PM
"Warning - Dog can't hold his liquor" (get it, licker haha... took my sister a year and a half)

"Warning, trespassers will be attacked by a tiger" and below it: "No, we're serious." and below it: "REAL tigers!" It was at some kind of rehabilitation place for tigers that were once pets.

In large letters: "Warning: The edges of this sign are sharp! Do not Touch!" In small letters below that: "Oh, and the bridge is out."

Somewhere on a NC highway: "Bat Cave: exit 1/4m" My sister and I would beg to see Batman (coolest superhero ever) and then ask why Batman needed directions. And how he was going to keep his secret hideout secret if he posted signs.

And the ever popular: "Road wet when raining"... I wish I had gotten a picture.
Was that in the mountains, by any chance?
When the ex and I, years ago, were moving to CA for his job, we drove. While in the mountains near the northern half of CA, we saw a sign that cautioned "Warning, roads may we bet or slipperry when raining or freezing" We were unable to get a pic, though, because it was at night, andraining, and the road was slick!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scritzy on January 17, 2008, 03:02:11 PM
Bat Cave is indeed in the NC mountains, but Chip and I have been there and I have yet to see a bat, much less a cave. Nice gift shop there, though.

It drives Chip crazy because every time we pass the sign, I flap my arms like bat wings. I told him it was a tradition since my childhood, and I'm not about to stop now. ;)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: skbenny on January 17, 2008, 04:44:33 PM
Bat Cave is indeed in the NC mountains, but Chip and I have been there and I have yet to see a bat, much less a cave. Nice gift shop there, though.

It drives Chip crazy because every time we pass the sign, I flap my arms like bat wings. I told him it was a tradition since my childhood, and I'm not about to stop now. ;)

Would that be bat poo crazy? >:D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scritzy on January 17, 2008, 05:38:24 PM
Bat Cave is indeed in the NC mountains, but Chip and I have been there and I have yet to see a bat, much less a cave. Nice gift shop there, though.

It drives Chip crazy because every time we pass the sign, I flap my arms like bat wings. I told him it was a tradition since my childhood, and I'm not about to stop now. ;)

Would that be bat poo crazy? >:D

LOL!! Indeed it would! :D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on January 17, 2008, 10:09:49 PM
It wasn't funny so much as out of place, but today I saw a decorated road sign.  I was waiting for the bus, and I looked up and saw a normal white "no turn on red" (or something like that) sign, and someone had taken a marker and drawn a few pretty little decorative swirls in the upper left hand corner.  It looked pretty nice, maybe I'll suggest it to my alderman ;)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Ferrets on January 18, 2008, 07:22:20 AM
Reading PeasNCues' post (and laughing! ;D), one of them reminded me of the ancient joke...

A priest and a pastor from the local churches are standing by the road, pounding a sign into the ground that reads:

The End is Near!

Turn Yourself Around Now
Before it's Too Late!


A car sped past them, the driver yelling, "Leave us alone, you religious nuts!"

From around the curve they heard screeching tires and a big splash.

The priest turns to the pastor and asks, "Do you think the sign should just say: 'Bridge Out'?" ;)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: IndianInlaw on January 18, 2008, 09:11:49 AM
When I was a kid there was  a highway sign that read "Forest Park Bear Right".

How I looked for that bear on the right, but alas, it was not to be seen.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Nimblicity on January 19, 2008, 12:42:44 PM
On the way to the next town (where the nearest swimming pool was located), along an old state highway, there was one of those old, 1950s style signs in the shape of an arrow pointing down and then to the right.  You know, the kind with a row of light bulbs all along the edges?  Like what people did before there was neon?  The sign read "Sunny Side Motel".  And it pointed to....



nothing.  Just a corn field.  I guess there was a motel there originally, but it wasn't in my life time. 

Sadly, when I drove by there a few years ago, I noticed that someone had taken down the sign.  A shame, really.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Harriet Jones on January 19, 2008, 02:02:14 PM
Not really a sign, but someone spraypainted "Surrender Dorothy" on a bridge over the DC Beltway just before you can see the LDS temple (kinda castle-looking).  It always made me smile.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scritzy on January 19, 2008, 02:03:46 PM
There is still a sign on Hwy. 301, I think it is, for the Midway Diner. The diner was torn down 10 years ago, and the motel that goes with it is for sale.

I think the diner and motel must have been built in the late 1940s or early 1950s.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hermanne on January 19, 2008, 02:42:50 PM
Not really a sign, but someone spraypainted "Surrender Dorothy" on a bridge over the DC Beltway just before you can see the LDS temple (kinda castle-looking).  It always made me smile.

I've never seen that, but a cousin of mine has. Everytime that happens (once a year or so) traffic comes to a halt because people take pictures. :)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Sleepingmediocre on January 19, 2008, 11:18:29 PM
Every day when I'm on my way to work, I always pass by this tattoo place. They have a prominent sign in front that reads:

"Tattoos: Buy one, get one free!"

For some reason, that cracks me up. What if you were only planning on getting one? Can another person with you do the free one?

I have a 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said page-a-day calendar, and one of the entries was a sign for a tattoo parlor that said "Tattoos Done While You Wait."  Or what?  Leave your arm and come back in an hour?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Samantha on January 19, 2008, 11:33:22 PM
There is a sign that I pass on my way to town that I remember seeing when I was in 9th grade (now 28).

It's hanging in front of a house that has a small area for a horse/pony (rather odd, considering the location, but hey....). "The prettiest gals in Michiana pass here. None stop."

A few times, I've been tempted to stop and ask them about the sign, but I've never had the guts to actually do it.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: jh on January 21, 2008, 12:55:37 PM
From beautiful Bakersfield:

"No More Dirt"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Twik on January 21, 2008, 10:44:12 PM
I stayed at a VERY small motel last year that had a sign out front advertising (letter size as was shown):

We have
COLOUR TV!
(And Hi speed internet)

Nice to see you're advertising your strongest feature first.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scritzy on January 21, 2008, 11:39:31 PM
There are motels on the South End of Myrtle Beach (where renovation is happening ever-so-slowly) with signs that have not only COLOR TV, but have pictures of women in Jantzen bathing suits and those old-time bathing caps.

Then "Free Internet Access" is usually added on the marquee.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: MNdragonlady on January 22, 2008, 01:12:15 AM
In DH's home town, there was a small shop just off the main drag whose main sign stated it was a "Children's Recycling Shop". Further investigation revealed it was a consignment shop that specialized in children's clothing. We did get a picture at some point, but I have no idea where it is anymore.

Sadly, the shop has since closed. I always looked forward to the little giggle I experienced upon passing by the sign.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: GotSquatch on January 22, 2008, 04:12:35 AM
The church near my sisters place had on their sign  "Walmart's not the only place for Savings"

Now that I think about it, i should have stopped and taken a photo.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: LB on January 22, 2008, 09:12:03 AM
There is a vet's office near my parents house. Every year near Father's Day their sign advertises their neutering special. Every Mother's Day, it advertises a spaying special!

We drove by one day and they were hiring. Their sign said "Help wanted. But you have to be funny."
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: officeworker on January 22, 2008, 10:47:39 AM
Check out these signs I saw last week in Key West, Florida.  Interesting juxtaposition, don't you think?

I wonder if their rates for both the concrete repair and the dermabrasion are the same?   ;D

(http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/65/765/1/37/76/2376137760029801914AWZKCh_th.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/album/562225449cILnza)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: purplemuse on January 23, 2008, 02:47:14 PM
I think someone must have been confused about what "Xing" means, as I once saw a "Bump Xing" sign.  They move now?

Then there was the residence rule regarding pets:  "No animals except fish or plants."

And DH and I think Dracula may be trying to open a line of department stores, as our city has a "Val-Mart." (first half of the W burned out)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: dings on January 23, 2008, 02:50:49 PM
At a local restaurant:
 "Fine dining Friday and Saturday"

Thing is, they're open seven days a week!  ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: dtbrad on January 23, 2008, 03:59:43 PM
On the door of a public transportation bus, "Do not enter if doors are closed" - HUH?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: UnseenLibrarian on January 23, 2008, 04:10:08 PM

Today I saw a handwritten sign in a consignment shop window that made me shake my head and chuckle:

"SALE!  10% off everything - except sale items!"

Hunh?  :-)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: IndianInlaw on January 26, 2008, 01:18:15 AM
This one?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wq7ZBNqplfM
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on January 26, 2008, 01:44:29 PM
This one?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wq7ZBNqplfM


What does it say?  My computer is too old and cranky for youtube :(
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: The Opinionator on January 26, 2008, 02:56:22 PM
This one?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wq7ZBNqplfM


What does it say?  My computer is too old and cranky for youtube :(

There's a sign that says :
"Dog Waste is a threat to the health of our children degrades our city transmits disease
leash  curb and clean up after your dog
It's required by law!"

And then 3-4 feet away another one
"City of Biddeford
cso
sewer outfall
#005"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on January 26, 2008, 03:01:27 PM
Thanks Andra, that's hilarious!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Mrs.E on May 02, 2008, 12:29:22 PM
This is in my town, I drive past it and crack up everytime. Still alot of cars parked there though!

(http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s225/MichaDanielle/7182285_226e6cbad7.jpg)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Irk Splee on May 04, 2008, 11:50:41 PM
Around where my sister lives, there's a Street Road. This has always made me smile for some reason.

I've seen the "road wet during rain" sign - there used to be one on the way to the grounds we camp at. Unfortunately, I think they finally realized how ridiculous that is because it's not there anymore...

A while back, my mom and I took a road trip. On our way back, we got completely lost - and ended up driving through Circleville. Circleville has a Mooberry Street and Friendship Lane and signs pointing out how to get to Stringtown. Maybe it was because we were a little cranky due to being lost and both of us were only awake due to drinking sugar with tea in it, but we both completely lost it. We swore it was like something out of a preschool cartoon...

I've also seen "Shoplifters will be shot. Survivors will be prosecuted." in a shop.

I thought of a lot while reading the thread but now they've left me...
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Alida on May 05, 2008, 01:20:15 AM
I have to find and scan a picture I took of a sign in San Francisco many years ago.
CAUTION
PEDESTRIANS
SLIPPERY WHEN WET
Those darn slippery pedestrians!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: bigozzy on May 05, 2008, 07:31:53 AM
I remember a sign from years ago while wlaking in a park in London: Warning Dangerous Tree
It was in front of a pile of shredded tree so was mostly redundant. It was there for a few days and made me smile each time. I kept imagining a tree lurking around dark corners carrying a knife.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Information_queen on May 05, 2008, 08:55:05 AM
Somewhere on a NC highway: "Bat Cave: exit 1/4m" My sister and I would beg to see Batman (coolest superhero ever) and then ask why Batman needed directions. And how he was going to keep his secret hideout secret if he posted signs.

I've seen that too!  I think it's on I-40.  And I think we have a picture somewhere.  I'll have to ask my mom.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: pwv on May 05, 2008, 03:59:45 PM
I was in a jewelry store over Christmas.  On the wall was a sign that read:
(in large type) "Free ride in a police car".  Under that in smaller type was "when you shoplift from this store"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: dustyninja on May 05, 2008, 05:40:53 PM
My town has a street named Cross Street. I had fun with a CSR when I was asked what the nearest cross street was. I said, "Uh..that would be ah, well...Cross Street. I swear that is the name of the road!" She got a kick out of it.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Suze on May 05, 2008, 06:10:38 PM
Somewhere on a NC highway: "Bat Cave: exit 1/4m" My sister and I would beg to see Batman (coolest superhero ever) and then ask why Batman needed directions. And how he was going to keep his secret hideout secret if he posted signs.

I've seen that too!  I think it's on I-40.  And I think we have a picture somewhere.  I'll have to ask my mom.

We used to pass that one all the time on the way down to Charleston SC

The people I work with refused to believe that one though. and I got all kids of Batman jokes the other day.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: celine.lechat on May 05, 2008, 07:37:13 PM
My favorites are in French, it's too bad they can't be translated (at least, not without lenghty explanations).

Still, I once found those two signs pointing opposite way.
they read : All directions and Other directions (I swear it's true!)


My favorite Chinglish sign is on the door of my parent's apartment in Shanghai. It reads : Don't wait fire will escape on stairs. (not sure of the exact phrasing)


There are big screens in the subway with various info, personal messages... At my stop they're always covered with a "currently out of order" sign. Two days ago I saw they were working. Someone had taped a sign on one of the screens stating "This screen is currently in working order."


Finally my grandmother keeps old newspapers, and I found in one of those an ad for a matrimonial agency that boasted... a fitting room. (I realize this does not sound as fun in English. in french we call that "salon d'essayage", literal translation is "the room where you can try on before you purchase")
Most likely a printing error as the clothing shop featured in the next add had... a conversation room.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: kisu on May 06, 2008, 06:19:08 AM
Many 1990's Opel cars have the sticker "Look at Opel now!" on their rear windows. It might've been good advertising back then, but now, when the car is rusty and the model is old... Look at poor Opel now, indeed!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: celine.lechat on May 06, 2008, 09:12:51 AM
I was looking today for colored glass lamps to decorate our balcony. I found some and discovered while reading the user's instructions that they're "for inside or outside use only."
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Shea on May 06, 2008, 09:20:56 AM
There used to be a firm of oral surgeons in my hometown (the ONLY oral surgeons for about 200 miles around so it wasn't like you had a choice) called Slaughter & Savage.

I saw a sign on a café in Paris stating, in big pink neon letters, FRENCH FOOD. Well, thanks for telling us!

There are lots of signs in the hills where I grew up saying Wildfire Evacuation Route and pointing in the appropriate direction, but my friend Caitlin once misread it and said, "Why do we need a Wildlife Evacuation Route? Can't they get out on their own?" ;D

On a chalkboard menu outside another French café of the type that sells crepes, ice cream and drinks, I saw the advertisement "Poissons Frais" (Fresh Fish). I assume some wag erased the bottom bit of the B and it was meant to be "Boissons Frais" (Cold Drinks). But it made me giggle.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: geordicat on May 06, 2008, 12:14:24 PM
I was looking today for colored glass lamps to decorate our balcony. I found some and discovered while reading the user's instructions that they're "for inside or outside use only."

I like the one on the box of knives:
Keep out of children
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on May 06, 2008, 12:19:13 PM
Every day, I pass by "Family Tattoo," and every time it makes me giggle, but I keep forgetting to take a picture :(

I'd like to see that family.  ;)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: HeebyJeebyLeebee on May 06, 2008, 12:57:56 PM
Every day, I pass by "Family Tattoo," and every time it makes me giggle, but I keep forgetting to take a picture :(

I'd like to see that family.  ;)

Why do I have feeling that will be my family once Ed and I have children in their teens?  Ed's itching to get a new one.  I like to tease him about the last one - he fell asleep during it! 
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on May 06, 2008, 12:59:10 PM
Well, now you know where to go, Leebee :)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: celine.lechat on May 07, 2008, 10:02:23 AM
On a chalkboard menu outside another French café of the type that sells crepes, ice cream and drinks, I saw the advertisement "Poissons Frais" (Fresh Fish). I assume some wag erased the bottom bit of the B and it was meant to be "Boissons Frais" (Cold Drinks). But it made me giggle.

Actually "fresh drinks" is Boissons fraîches in French.
The idea still makes me giggle, and I have no idea why such a place would advertise the fact that they sell fresh fish!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Nimblicity on May 07, 2008, 12:41:39 PM
In Vienna, it's usual for restaurants to post a sandwich board on the sidewalk outside with the daily specials chalked on.  On my way past, I noticed a very strange special, which had me in stitches in no time.  Instead of "Wolfsbarsch", a type of fish, some passerby had erased the "b" in the middle, leaving...

"Wolfs arsch"

I'm sure I don't need to translate that...

Here's another favorite of mine, to stop people from climbing on a wall surrounding the hill fortress in Würzburg in Germany.  It's a long way down, after all. 

I call it: Caution, Gravity at work!

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/sabine.a.schuster/SCHpbMmV8-I/AAAAAAAABJc/OEDYSMsa3_8/s800/20070428_0021.JPG)

Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: In The Breeze on May 08, 2008, 07:17:30 AM
I was having a terrible day at work, nothing was going right, so I left the office in a FOUL mood.

I walked into the lift, pressed the ground button, looked up and cracked up laughing.

Why?

Under the emergency stop button, which was a red button with 'STOP' in white letters, some one had stuck a little label with "Hammertime" on it.

It looked a little like this:

________
l            l
l  STOP   l
l_______ l

Hammertime


It made me forget all about my crappy day.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: ccnumber4 on May 08, 2008, 09:30:05 AM
I was having a terrible day at work, nothing was going right, so I left the office in a FOUL mood.

I walked into the lift, pressed the ground button, looked up and cracked up laughing.

Why?

Under the emergency stop button, which was a red button with 'STOP' in white letters, some one had stuck a little label with "Hammertime" on it.

It looked a little like this:

________
l            l
l  STOP   l
l_______ l

Hammertime


It made me forget all about my crappy day.

Ha!  I love that! 

(where can I get little stickers that say "Hammertime"........)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Team HoundMom on May 08, 2008, 09:35:55 AM
On a truck for a bait shop:
"Master Bait."

*snicker!*
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Team HoundMom on May 08, 2008, 10:22:57 AM
There's a STOP sign up the street from my work where someone wrote in:

"Hammertime!"   :D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: sooverit on May 08, 2008, 12:17:06 PM
i found this on a website but it will forever crack me up:

(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m178/kmastringer/bacon.jpg)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: guihong on May 08, 2008, 01:14:30 PM
A sign outside of Fort Laramie, WY: "360 good people and 12 hotheads"

gui
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on May 08, 2008, 01:16:52 PM
Kristen, someone did that to one of the dryers at my school.  When they replaced all the dryers with superdryers, I was soooo happy, but I really miss that little sign brightening my day whenever I used the bathroom.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: sooverit on May 08, 2008, 01:38:27 PM
Rainha- I can't look at a hand dryer without smiling now!!!! 
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on May 08, 2008, 01:39:02 PM
I'm almost tempted to "modify" one of the old dryers in another bathroom now....  >:D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hermanne on May 08, 2008, 04:22:20 PM
A sign outside of Fort Laramie, WY: "360 good people and 12 hotheads"

gui

This was on the marque of a "gentleman's club" in my home state:

Hundreds of beautiful girls and 3 ugly ones.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Wulfie on May 08, 2008, 04:28:39 PM
A sign outside of Fort Laramie, WY: "360 good people and 12 hotheads"

gui

This was on the marque of a "gentleman's club" in my home state:

Hundreds of beautiful girls and 3 ugly ones.

Grin. I used to work for that club chain (as an accountant. I would be one of the 3 if I was a dancer!) and they really do have 3 very homely women who travel around doing comic relief dancing!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Elle on May 08, 2008, 04:58:47 PM
I saw one for a gentleman's club when i was in Fort Worth. It was apparenty called the "Spearmint Rhino"

I want to know why they didn't go with "Ginger Ostrich"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hermanne on May 08, 2008, 07:16:11 PM
A sign outside of Fort Laramie, WY: "360 good people and 12 hotheads"

gui

This was on the marque of a "gentleman's club" in my home state:

Hundreds of beautiful girls and 3 ugly ones.

Grin. I used to work for that club chain (as an accountant. I would be one of the 3 if I was a dancer!) and they really do have 3 very homely women who travel around doing comic relief dancing!

I wondered about that! Thanks for the explanation!

Once Sis's friend was trying to get a ride from my mom because she (friend) wanted to apply for a job there. The joke was too easy. ;D >:D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: housewife2k on May 08, 2008, 07:17:48 PM
There has to be more than one club with that catchphrase, then, because I am fairly certain thatt not all of you are from MN, and one of our clubs uses that line, too.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Samantha on May 08, 2008, 08:12:36 PM
There has to be more than one club with that catchphrase, then, because I am fairly certain thatt not all of you are from MN, and one of our clubs uses that line, too.

There is a chain of clubs nationwide that has that catchphrase. The name of the club is a sensation that some people have, that they have seen/experienced something before/a glitch in the Matrix.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: housewife2k on May 08, 2008, 08:50:19 PM
There has to be more than one club with that catchphrase, then, because I am fairly certain thatt not all of you are from MN, and one of our clubs uses that line, too.

There is a chain of clubs nationwide that has that catchphrase. The name of the club is a sensation that some people have, that they have seen/experienced something before/a glitch in the Matrix.
Yep, that would be it!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Wulfie on May 09, 2008, 09:30:59 AM
There has to be more than one club with that catchphrase, then, because I am fairly certain thatt not all of you are from MN, and one of our clubs uses that line, too.

There is a chain of clubs nationwide that has that catchphrase. The name of the club is a sensation that some people have, that they have seen/experienced something before/a glitch in the Matrix.
Yep, that would be it!

Yep! It is a nationwide chain and NOT all of the clubs use the same name. There are about 5 names they use primarily and a few other clubs/theaters/toy stores that they bought and just kept the existing name. They were also are trying to expand into the normal club scene when I worked there but that was a few years ago and I have no idea what the status of that is. 

The thing I had to laugh at is the family that owns them is one of the "Major" families out there and we all had to sign documents stating that we would never state who they were as it would ruin their reputation as prominant business people. If you are too embarrassed to let it be known that you own/run these businesses why do you do it?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Mazdoy on May 09, 2008, 09:37:44 AM
I was on the third day of the Inca Trail at a campsite where showers were available.  In order to have a shower you had to buy a ticket from a kiosk that also sold many other things (drinks, crisps, chocolate, beer etc).  They had a sign up saying "Towels available to Rent" - perfectly fine until we realised that this sign was hung up over a display of sanitary towels!

Also, in Lima I was browsing through a menu and noticed that they had Pancakes "with Sweat" available!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Samantha on May 09, 2008, 10:58:57 AM
The thing I had to laugh at is the family that owns them is one of the "Major" families out there and we all had to sign documents stating that we would never state who they were as it would ruin their reputation as prominant business people. If you are too embarrassed to let it be known that you own/run these businesses why do you do it?

I thought that one of the people that owned the club was a member of the Forbes family? Heck, it's listed on Wikipedia, so it can't be that big of a secret! Unless it's another family. Then I'm at a loss. :)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Sneezy on May 10, 2008, 12:07:34 AM
Back home there was a sign for someone's proctology practice that had a big sign saying 'Parking in the Rear.'  I have a blurry picture of it around here somewhere, I wish I could find it.

For a while, we had billboards around town for one of our medical centers that had been rated five stars in various specialities.  The ones with the doctor showing the splayed hand with all five fingers for OB/Gyn were pretty funny.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Tierrainney on May 13, 2008, 09:08:49 PM
Not a specific sign, but I always look for the ones with only a single word to tell you about the business.  We'd try to make up new ones, but these were signs that I did see:


Eat
Gas
Bank
Store

Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: GeauxTigers on May 13, 2008, 10:10:38 PM
Funny intersections:

http://www.clickondetroit.com/sh/idi/entertainment/roadsigns/index.html
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: aniadlv on May 13, 2008, 11:35:02 PM
My favorite intersection is near the center of town in Lake Jackson, Texas:

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1008/1429871343_0109948032.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: beingkj on May 14, 2008, 12:14:46 AM
My favorite intersection is near the center of town in Lake Jackson, Texas:

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1008/1429871343_0109948032.jpg?v=0)

That is rather funny - would be funny to see a sign like that in Australia as our signs say "Give Way" instead of "Yeild"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Kimblee on May 17, 2008, 03:51:50 AM
In a single building "professional plaza" down the street from my father, Oriental restaurant, doctor's office, funeral home. You do not want to know some of the jokes that Dad has made about it.

Throw in a vet's office and my family would have a GREAT time with your dad!  >:D
How about a Vet and a Taxidermist?  ;D

How bout a "Down home cooking" cafe.... beside a taxidermist.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: kckgirl on May 17, 2008, 05:20:25 AM
Outside a local produce stand:

Apple's, peache's, watermelon's, lemon's, tomatoe's, onion's, etc. Every item had an apostrophe before the S that made it plural.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Paper Roses on May 17, 2008, 08:03:46 PM
Outside a local produce stand:

Apple's, peache's, watermelon's, lemon's, tomatoe's, onion's, etc. Every item had an apostrophe before the S that made it plural.

Maybe they were just trying to make the point that the produce stand was actually owned by all of those fruits and vegetables. 
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: housewife2k on May 17, 2008, 08:07:14 PM
On the "Local Area Bulletin Board" at the grocery store by my in-laws. Three flryers, toughing each other, on the same color of paper. The outside two were both lost cat, for different cats. The middle on was "New Chinese Restaurant! Come try out our fresh buffet!!!"
It cracked me up. FIL is going to go tomorrow and see if he can get a good pc through the glass overlay.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: baglady on May 18, 2008, 07:01:02 PM
I love some of the signs for small (often home-based) businesses in which the owner offers very different services -- sometimes it's one service offered by the husband and another by the wife. One favorite I remember is "Model Trains and Income Tax." In case you were wondering how to spend your refund, I guess ...

A friend told me about this one: "Hypnosis & TV Repair." That works! 'Cause you need something to put you in a trance while your TV's broken.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Pinky830 on May 18, 2008, 08:01:30 PM
At the bookstore yesterday, 8-year-old DS spotted Rachael Ray's "Cooking Rocks." I had to explain that it didn't mean frying up rocks in a pan...
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Animala on May 18, 2008, 09:39:06 PM
My fav sign so far is a street sign a few blocks over.  We are on an old Air Force base psrt of which is owned by the city and part is being maintained by the Marines.

Bong Ave

Named after a pilot from WWII.  It gets stolen.  A lot.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Animala on May 18, 2008, 09:41:35 PM
My next fav sign is near Joplin Mo and we drive by it every time we go down to see my grandma in OK.

F.A.G. Bearings

The sign has got to be five plus feet high and is very visible from the highway.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Suze on May 18, 2008, 10:17:16 PM
My fav sign so far is a street sign a few blocks over.  We are on an old Air Force base psrt of which is owned by the city and part is being maintained by the Marines.

Bong Ave

Named after a pilot from WWII.  It gets stolen.  A lot.


a friend of mine lives on SWINGER RD

that one disapears a lot too - and since it is out in the county - it doesn't get replaced as often as it should.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Wulfie on May 18, 2008, 10:27:24 PM
I saw a good one on the way to a wedding this weekend.

Great Specials for Golfers Now Hiring

Guess if you are looking for a caddy you can get a cheap hotel room.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: baglady on May 18, 2008, 10:50:54 PM
I saw a (motel whose first name is the last name of a late chanteuse named Billie) advertising on the "marquee" part of its sign: "Have Your Next Affair With Us."

Later, that very inn's sign was advertising the band that was "Now Playing in Our Lounge" -- but the P in "playing" was missing. Hmm... advertising for groupies?

And more than one fast-food establishment has advertised "Now Hiring Closers" -- but the C in "closers" got lost or stolen.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Bethalize on May 19, 2008, 04:12:17 AM
Apologies if this has already been posted. It's a looong thread.

This sign always cracks me up

(http://www.goodexperience.com/broken/images/mail1.jpg)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on May 19, 2008, 11:34:21 AM
My fav sign so far is a street sign a few blocks over.  We are on an old Air Force base psrt of which is owned by the city and part is being maintained by the Marines.

Bong Ave

Named after a pilot from WWII.  It gets stolen.  A lot.


I can't stop laughing every time I pass this place:  http://en.wikipedia.org/?title=Bong_Recreational_Area
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Xallanthia on May 19, 2008, 12:43:35 PM
Firstly, there is a highway exit sign in Ohio, on the way from my house to my parents (11h away)...  two towns:

Flushing
Bethesda

DH and I decided that's a great band name.

My favorite one overseas was in a gas station in Italy advertising that they had diesel fuel available.  However, the last three letters had been scratched out, so it just had a picture of the gas pump and the word DIE.  My brother has a picture somewhere.

Finally, near my parents house there is a shopping center that includes a local supermarket and a well known sporting goods store.  The signs were arranged:

GIANT
wingadingdingy'S

A few weeks in, they were reversed.  I suppose "wingadingdingy'S GIANT" is somewhat better?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Team HoundMom on May 19, 2008, 12:45:17 PM
As a teenager I lived beside a motel.  The sign for the motel said "Weekly Rates".  An "E" fell off and the sign then said: "Weekly Rats."
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Pinky830 on May 19, 2008, 01:30:21 PM
I was walking home when I went into a side street and saw a Vet clinic right next to a taxidermist. At least you don't have to go far if things don't work out at the vet. It took me quite some time to stagger home because I kept breaking out into giggles. SO didn't believe me until we drove past it on our way to do the weekly shop and he started laughing.



A friend sent me a picture of the same thing-maybe the same one you saw? Anyway, he wrote, "Hey, Pinky, have you considered setting up something like this? Location, location, location!"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: baglady on May 19, 2008, 07:47:35 PM
Apologies if this has already been posted. It's a looong thread.

This sign always cracks me up

(http://www.goodexperience.com/broken/images/mail1.jpg)

 ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Bijou on May 19, 2008, 09:40:43 PM
I saw a sign advertising a realty agency.  It said, "WE'LL SELL YOUR HOUSE FOR LESS".   I think...I HOPE they meant that their fees and so forth would be less, not that they would sell your $500,000 house for $300,000. 
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Bijou on May 19, 2008, 09:44:22 PM
Back in the old days when people were very casual about things, including selling their property, my cousin saw a FOR SALE sign nailed to a full grown giant redwood growing alongside a fence.  "Who would want to buy that tree!", he wondered.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Bijou on May 19, 2008, 09:48:49 PM
Two signs you put up in your house (I had them in my kitchen):
"THIS MESS IS A PLACE"
and
"MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY 8,000 PEOPLE"  (that was in case my whole family came over at the same time).

I got rid of the mess is a place sign when I was trying to prove that there actually was a place under the mess and the sign was part of the mess...Then I went up to my son's the other day and guess what was in his bedroom.  A bed and dresser.   
Just kidding...the sign was on his wall.  It struck me funny that he ended up with it.
 
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: housewife2k on May 19, 2008, 09:57:17 PM
THis one isn't a sign, per se, but why the sign and building cracked me up something feirce for two holiday seasons.
An ex of mine, from way back when, grew up in a nice subburb. Across the street, the short way (think Y intersection, this yould be across the base of the Y, where it is like a V), from his parents house was a small church. Every holiday season, they would decorate the church and the sign in lights, RED lights, nothing but red lights.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Samantha on May 19, 2008, 10:11:18 PM
My Aunt used to put a red bulb in both the light by her front door and the one by the driveway, until I think the second Christmas she was with my Uncle. Mom pulled her aside when we came over a few days before Christmas for dinner and told her what the red light symbolized.

She sent my Uncle to the store to get green bulbs before we sat down to eat.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: jh on May 20, 2008, 12:33:46 AM
For a while on the west side of Los Angeles there was a place called Joan Crawford Day Care.  The sign always made me giggle.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Kendo_Bunny on May 20, 2008, 01:36:42 AM
My sweetie's trying to find it, but recently he took a picture of a speed limit sign that said 13 1/2 on it.

I wonder how they clock for that...
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: magdalena on May 20, 2008, 01:49:38 AM
My favorites are in French, it's too bad they can't be translated (at least, not without lenghty explanations).

Still, I once found those two signs pointing opposite way.
they read : All directions and Other directions (I swear it's true!)


I hated those while driving in southern France  ;)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: CG on May 22, 2008, 01:56:33 PM
My sweetie's trying to find it, but recently he took a picture of a speed limit sign that said 13 1/2 on it.

I wonder how they clock for that...

The Ben Franklin Bridge leaving Philadelphia kept saying that the speed limit was 2 mph.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Crazy Chicken Lady on May 22, 2008, 03:17:49 PM
There's two stores right next to each other in a neighboring city one of which sells wedding/party supplies.  The other is a gun/ammo store. 
From the interstate all you can see the two signs side by side- "Wedding Supplies" and "Guns".
Shotgun wedding, anyone?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Xallanthia on May 23, 2008, 09:25:17 AM
My sweetie's trying to find it, but recently he took a picture of a speed limit sign that said 13 1/2 on it.

I wonder how they clock for that...

The Ben Franklin Bridge leaving Philadelphia kept saying that the speed limit was 2 mph.

What's wrong with that?  Truth in advertising....  ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: CG on May 23, 2008, 07:05:03 PM
The Ben Franklin Bridge leaving Philadelphia kept saying that the speed limit was 2 mph.

What's wrong with that?  Truth in advertising....  ;D

Actually, the times that I went over it, it was going rather quickly.

There's two stores right next to each other in a neighboring city one of which sells wedding/party supplies.  The other is a gun/ammo store. 
From the interstate all you can see the two signs side by side- "Wedding Supplies" and "Guns".
Shotgun wedding, anyone?

Not a sign, but a Dad quote. A friend asked me what you wear to a shotgun wedding. Dad's immediate response was "kevlar."
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Xallanthia on May 24, 2008, 02:25:07 AM
The Ben Franklin Bridge leaving Philadelphia kept saying that the speed limit was 2 mph.

What's wrong with that?  Truth in advertising....  ;D

Actually, the times that I went over it, it was going rather quickly.

Depends which way you're going and at what time in the morning....  when I worked in the suburbs I had to instead travel to Camden to take a class every day for a week.  Had to be there at 8 or 8:30 AM...  I'd say I did the bridge at ~10mph.  After morning traffic on the Schuylkill from the Blue Route, though, the bridge was a breeze.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: CG on May 25, 2008, 10:10:07 AM
The Ben Franklin Bridge leaving Philadelphia kept saying that the speed limit was 2 mph.

What's wrong with that?  Truth in advertising....  ;D

Actually, the times that I went over it, it was going rather quickly.

Depends which way you're going and at what time in the morning....  when I worked in the suburbs I had to instead travel to Camden to take a class every day for a week.  Had to be there at 8 or 8:30 AM...  I'd say I did the bridge at ~10mph.  After morning traffic on the Schuylkill from the Blue Route, though, the bridge was a breeze.

The great things about being a tourist - don't have to go ANYWHERE during rush hour.  8)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Bellantara on May 28, 2008, 08:26:52 PM
Seen at a county clerk's office:

Marriage Licenses
Pistol Permits
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: GeauxTigers on May 28, 2008, 10:15:27 PM
(http://www.jewsweek.com/Static/Binaries/Article/oyveyfeature_0.jpg)

ETA: Not a joke. Google it!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: GeauxTigers on May 28, 2008, 10:28:12 PM
Mmmmm! Finger....wiping good......


(http://content.crazyphotos.com/div_396.jpg)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: GeauxTigers on May 28, 2008, 10:36:14 PM
From Engrish.com....

Um, YUKKKKKK......................

(http://www.engrish.com/image/engrish/cabbages-condoms.jpg)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: CG on May 30, 2008, 08:52:08 AM
Down on the Comal River in New Braunfels, TX, seen while tubing:

At the top of the sign, in big letters, is "No jumping from bridge."

In little letters at the bottom: "Keep New Braunfels clean."

Guess they don't like cleaning up SPLAT.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: GeauxTigers on May 30, 2008, 07:27:00 PM
This is between New Orleans and Baton Rouge:

(http://www.billakanodoodahs.com/wp-content/uploads/200610/baptistpumpkincenter.gif)

Especially festive in October!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: purplemuse on May 31, 2008, 07:21:59 AM
The local Big Lots had the light in the "L" go out a while ago...

They never fixed it, but I think some other lights have gone out since then, so the problem sort of fixed itself.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Camarynne on June 02, 2008, 04:10:15 AM
For some reason, I found the positioning of these signs downright scary to read.

(http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/3268/maternitygirlsyo5.jpg)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on June 02, 2008, 04:12:50 AM
Camarynne, it may just be my computer, but I'm getting a little red x.

ETA:  nevermind, it was my computer :P
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: baglady on June 04, 2008, 09:41:31 PM
I passed a motel today whose sign read:

New Management
Wkly.

I know they are advertising two things: They're under new management and offer weekly stay rates. But I couldn't help but chuckle at the thought of the management changing weekly!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: PeasNCues on June 06, 2008, 06:34:44 AM
First - A Doggie Day Care Center.

In case something went wrong there, right next to it was the Animal Hospital.

In case something went wrong there, next to the animal hopsital was a chinese restraunt.

At least, that's what my sister and I always said.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: AFwife_3boys on June 06, 2008, 02:57:51 PM
I always have and always will giggle at the "No Shirt, No shoes no Service" signs. Why you ask - because what if you come in with a shirt and shoes but no PANTS!

Then Calvin and Hobbes (the comic strip) stole that from me one Sunday when I was like 14 or 15 and I was MAD because that was MY idea. However, I still giggle hysterically when I see those signs and dh just shakes his head at me in exasperation! LOL!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: JamestheMagician on July 08, 2008, 07:23:29 PM
There is a Hefty Burger were i live . there is also Hefty's Burgers.. two different places.. but on Hefty Burger there is says Hefty Burger.. Frooty FRUIT Juice
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Elisabunny on July 10, 2008, 04:42:41 PM
I was at a mall several years ago.  One shop was called "The Goods Store."  Except an "O" was missing, making it "The Gods Store."  I kept wondering what they sold....
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Wulfie on July 10, 2008, 05:01:09 PM
Actual sign "Discount Christian Store"

We wonder why those christians are discounted! Are they factory irregulars or overstock?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Paper Roses on July 10, 2008, 05:08:30 PM
There was an article in yesterday's paper with a picture of a sign that was put up along the highway as you cross the line into our town.  It says, "Eterning (town name)"

What I can't believe is that NO ONE caught that when they were putting it up.  It's a highway sign, for heaven's sake, not a handwritten paper stapled to a telephone pole.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: jais on July 10, 2008, 05:15:01 PM
The sign at the RV park my mom is at this summer has a "RENTAL OFFCIE" sign.  We took pics but I'd forgotten the digital camera and can't seem to find time to get the film developed.  I don't see how you can miss that.......
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: R_Suerte on July 10, 2008, 05:16:50 PM
If I use a public restroom and somebody in my group says, "What took you so long?"  I say "There was a sign in the restroom that said 'Employees must wash hands' Well, I waited and waited and no employee showed up to wash my hands."

Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: wordgirl on July 10, 2008, 05:29:38 PM
I have a few.

My town is the headquarters of NASCAR. One Korean restaurant capitalized on this with a sign that said "Welcome Rice Fans."

The Italian restaurant down the street from my parents' house: "How Many Times Have You Pasta Here?" (It opened two months before I was born, so for me, the answer to that question is literally in the tens of thousands.)

Finally, there's the small, family-owned business in Orlando that fixes cash registers (they have some really gorgeous old ones in there) and typewriters. They have an ... unfortunate name.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2225/2490250379_cefb9fc0f0.jpg?v=0)

This one is a little racier, so I'll be a bit oblique. In the leftout letters department, I offer the tale of a newspaper Father's Day ad proclaiming a sale on a particular brand of men's shorts whose logo (and brand name) featured the head of a duck.

The best I can say about that misspelling was that it was the initial vowel that got confused, not the initial consonant. But it did inspire many amateur ad-layout people to add doodles suggesting that the shorts were, in fact, too short.

edited for a warning.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Paper Roses on July 10, 2008, 06:04:10 PM
Oh, I forgot about this one.

The mall near us had a store in it with a sign in the window that said:

LAMINATING

$1 per foot

I sooooooooo wanted to walk in there, hand them $2 and ask them to laminate my feet.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Tsaiko on July 10, 2008, 07:15:29 PM
There is in some little town in South Carolina, a Chinese restaurant called "The Golden Run." I cannot repeat any of the jokes that were made when that sign was spotted.

I also saw on a trip to Georgia a few year back a sign on the highway that read "Lettering: $250 Fine." Thanks for the warning. I'll be sure to keep my calligraphy to a minimum while visiting.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hobish on July 10, 2008, 08:13:54 PM

All in a row in a plaza near me...

wingadingdingy's, Siemans, BJ's, maternity clothing store.

My dad cannot go past it without laughing every time.

Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Paper Roses on July 10, 2008, 08:32:32 PM

All in a row in a plaza near me...

wingadingdingy's, Siemans, BJ's, maternity clothing store.

My dad cannot go past it without laughing every time.



That's funny.  It reminds me of a story - one time I was at a mall, and they had some local radio personality making an appearance.  He was having a game of "Mall Bingo" - they used store names instead of numbers.  So he's calling the store names, and he says, "MotherCare Maternity."  The next name he called was "Frederick's of Hollywood."  So his next comment was "Uh, I think that should have been the other way around!"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Garnetangel on July 13, 2008, 09:29:18 PM
I was on my way into the mountains and there was a restaurant (fast food type place) that I guess had a newly added place that you could get gas up front. The sign it had said "We give you gas!"  :D

Garnetangel
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on September 01, 2008, 12:20:30 AM
I saw this on a recent trip to Michigan, and it cracked me up.  What a combination!

(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa298/dassenkoningin/CIMG1146.jpg)

Edited because I was in Michigan, not Indiana ::)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Alida on September 01, 2008, 12:29:43 AM
Somewhere I have a picture I took in San Francisco way back when: "Caution Pedestrians Slippery When Wet."
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Molly.Blue on September 01, 2008, 02:56:05 AM
I saw this on a recent trip to Michigan, and it cracked me up.  What a combination!



Edited because I was in Michigan, not Indiana ::)

Here in Indiana they are called Laundry and Tan.  I can't believe that someone actually came up with a chain of places to tan while you do laundry.  It appears that other states are just as odd.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: bigozzy on September 01, 2008, 03:28:04 AM
Actual sign "Discount Christian Store"

We wonder why those christians are discounted! Are they factory irregulars or overstock?



Some Lion damage.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Aggiesque on September 01, 2008, 06:31:26 AM
The place I bought my invitations, on the door "All unattended children will be given a shot of expresso and a free puppy."

cracks me up!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on September 01, 2008, 08:42:33 AM
Actual sign "Discount Christian Store"
We wonder why those christians are discounted! Are they factory irregulars or overstock?
Some Lion damage.

Bwahahaaa!! Sorry, that deserved a belly laugh! It's hysterically funny!!  ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: bigozzy on September 01, 2008, 09:58:55 AM
Actual sign "Discount Christian Store"
We wonder why those christians are discounted! Are they factory irregulars or overstock?
Some Lion damage.

Bwahahaaa!! Sorry, that deserved a belly laugh! It's hysterically funny!!  ;D

Thank you. I guess another reason could be flood damage?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: FedUpWithYou on September 02, 2008, 09:54:10 AM
Spotted this in Amsterdam:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3198/2821009635_1cea1bd5bb.jpg)

Made better (worse?) by the fact that I can't seem to find anything in online Dutch to English dictionaries that translates "lies" as anything other than groin.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Stormtreader on September 02, 2008, 09:55:12 AM
Now ive thought about it, tan and laundry is actually a really good idea - I wonder if gym and laundry would work too?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: magiccat26 on September 02, 2008, 10:42:26 AM
Now ive thought about it, tan and laundry is actually a really good idea - I wonder if gym and laundry would work too?

The tredmills could be the alternate power source for the washers  ;)  If you want those jeans dry, you better get moving!!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Xallanthia on September 02, 2008, 10:44:02 AM
Now ive thought about it, tan and laundry is actually a really good idea - I wonder if gym and laundry would work too?

I WOULD LOVE A GYM AND LAUNDRY!!

Actually, I kind of have one... the super-expensive laundry facility in my apartment complex is downstairs from the crappy exercise room...  but there was a really nice laundromat/tanning salon near my old apartment that if it was laundry/exercise, I'd still be driving across town to visit!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: extranormal on September 02, 2008, 11:46:02 AM
Quote
Made better (worse?) by the fact that I can't seem to find anything in online Dutch to English dictionaries that translates "lies" as anything other than groin.

How about the fact that only one of the mannequins has a head? And what's with all the freakishly tall water birds? That is one trippy store.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on September 02, 2008, 07:43:50 PM
Quote
Made better (worse?) by the fact that I can't seem to find anything in online Dutch to English dictionaries that translates "lies" as anything other than groin.

How about the fact that only one of the mannequins has a head? And what's with all the freakishly tall water birds? That is one trippy store.

Well, it is Amsterdam, after all ;)

Could Lies be a name, maybe?  Although, if I had the last name Groin, I don't think I'd put it on my business...
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: baglady on September 02, 2008, 09:51:30 PM
I've seen lots of laundromats with tanning booths, here in upstate New York and in Jersey. Maybe they got the idea from "Cheers," in which Norm invested in a "Tan 'n' Wash."

I also remember a laundromat that had a bar on the premises. It was called "Duds 'n' Suds."

Not a funny sign, but an ironic juxtaposition: The gym Bagman goes to shares a building with another business.

A Dunkin' Donuts.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: GeauxTigers on September 02, 2008, 09:55:41 PM
I ruuuve Engrish.com....


(http://www.engrish.com//wp-content/uploads/2008/08/hand-grenade.jpg)


Yikes!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Harriet Jones on September 02, 2008, 09:59:52 PM
engrishfunny.com has some funny ones, too.   What mystifies me are all of the signs with the f-word -- what do they think that means? "F--- the vegetables". What?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: ItZWhoUKnow on September 03, 2008, 01:44:16 AM
(http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/7847/p1030446ag0.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
 Wildpark bathroom sign here in Germany.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Suze on September 03, 2008, 05:21:16 AM
(http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/7847/p1030446ag0.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
 Wildpark bathroom sign here in Germany.

well now THAT gets the meaning across a lot better than the ones in the USA - don't it?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: ItZWhoUKnow on September 03, 2008, 07:01:17 AM
(http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/7847/p1030446ag0.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
 Wildpark bathroom sign here in Germany.

well now THAT gets the meaning across a lot better than the ones in the USA - don't it?

I took a picture of the Women's too.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Twik on September 03, 2008, 08:32:18 AM
All in one strip mall in North Toronto:

Butt's Grocery - Halal Meat (Err, I'll have the Rump Roast?)

Juicy Juice Fish Restaurant (Oh, I'll have the Mackerel Shake, please!)

Jesus is the Answer Hair Care Products and Salon (I really can't think of anything to say here)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Xallanthia on September 03, 2008, 08:34:00 AM
Jesus is the Answer Hair Care Products and Salon (I really can't think of anything to say here)

Turns water to wine, rises from the dead, AND gives you shiny, smooth hair that always does what you want!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Stormtreader on September 03, 2008, 10:59:40 AM
Jesus is the Answer Hair Care Products and Salon (I really can't think of anything to say here)

Turns water to wine, rises from the dead, AND gives you shiny, smooth hair that always does what you want!

Heals split ends and brings dead hair back to life?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Xallanthia on September 03, 2008, 11:16:45 AM
Jesus is the Answer Hair Care Products and Salon (I really can't think of anything to say here)

Turns water to wine, rises from the dead, AND gives you shiny, smooth hair that always does what you want!

Heals split ends and brings dead hair back to life?

Preach it, Sister! :)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: baglady on September 03, 2008, 08:34:44 PM
Jesus is the Answer Hair Care Products and Salon (I really can't think of anything to say here)

Turns water to wine, rises from the dead, AND gives you shiny, smooth hair that always does what you want!

Heals split ends and brings dead hair back to life?

Hee! A friend of mine reports seeing a sign for Jesus Christ Is Lord and Savior Computer Repair.

Hallelujah! I am debugged!
Preach it, Sister! :)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on September 03, 2008, 08:42:10 PM
The religious hair salons are fairly common in a few neighborhoods here in Chicago, and I always giggle a little when I pass them. :)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: LadyofMaine on September 03, 2008, 10:03:31 PM
I remember a guy whose business vehicle had a sign on front that read "Here comes the blind man".  He sold window blinds. ;)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Grape on September 18, 2008, 02:40:54 PM
The aquarium store we used to go to was next to a Fish and Chips place. I laughed every time we went there.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: wordgirl on September 18, 2008, 02:57:09 PM
I am very sad to report that this business, whose sign I posted back in June:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2225/2490250379_cefb9fc0f0.jpg?v=0)

is no more.

They'd been the lone standout to a major redevelopment project. The business owned the tiny plot of land the store was sitting on. They'd initially refused to sell but the developer apparently pounded them down to the point where the guy who owned the business had a heart attack. The risque sign - an Orlando landmark - is either gone now or going soon. :(

It's a shame because they really had some gorgeous old cash registers in there. I hope they were donated to a museum or something ...
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Grape on September 18, 2008, 03:30:29 PM
My favorite intersection is near the center of town in Lake Jackson, Texas:

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1008/1429871343_0109948032.jpg?v=0)

I lived there until I was 14. There is also Any Way, Circle Way, and several others I can't remember. Boy did that city planner have a fun time. These streets are all in/around the downtown and none of the streets are straight - they all curve around.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: pendragon1980 on September 18, 2008, 04:29:29 PM

The one I remember most was a local restaurant (with really good sub sandwiches) that had take-out with an attached bar. However both the bar and restaurant shared their announcements on one sigh. So one day it read this.

Ladies Night Friday Night.

Get Your Foot-Long Hot Italian Today.


I nearly ran my car into a pole.

Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Shoo on September 18, 2008, 04:59:43 PM

The one I remember most was a local restaurant (with really good sub sandwiches) that had take-out with an attached bar. However both the bar and restaurant shared their announcements on one sigh. So one day it read this.

Ladies Night Friday Night.

Get Your Foot-Long Hot Italian Today.


I nearly ran my car into a pole.



They had to have done that on purpose!  That's hilarious!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: LadyofMaine on September 18, 2008, 07:36:46 PM
Our vet has this one in the parking lot.

One picture really is worth a thousand words.

Updated in post 333, as I'm clueless as how to fix a broken link.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on September 18, 2008, 07:40:13 PM
LadyofMaine, your link isn't working :(
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: purplemuse on September 18, 2008, 08:25:28 PM

The one I remember most was a local restaurant (with really good sub sandwiches) that had take-out with an attached bar. However both the bar and restaurant shared their announcements on one sigh. So one day it read this.

Ladies Night Friday Night.

Get Your Foot-Long Hot Italian Today.


I nearly ran my car into a pole.



And I nearly spit Diet Dr. Pepper all over my keyboard.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on September 18, 2008, 08:30:50 PM
Hahahahaha, that's pretty funny!

It isn't a sign, but the other day, my mom, brother, SIL and I went out for pizza.  We have different tastes, so we ordered two pizzas.  SIL and I returned to our table after ordering and announced to my brother that we were sharing a 14" meaty delight ;D  I'm positive they knew what they were doing when they named that pizza....
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: LadyofMaine on September 18, 2008, 08:55:59 PM
Try this:

http://www.best-dog-training-products.com/images/No-dog-poop.jpg
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on September 18, 2008, 09:39:10 PM
Well, it's certainly to the point! ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: TylerBelle on September 20, 2008, 10:30:17 AM
Sign in a Pawn Shop here in town: Shotgun guarded four nights a week. Pick your night.

Once my mom was looking at a recipe on a bag of those little cellophane-wrapped caramel squares and it instructed to "unwrap" the caramels to use. My mom looked at me and asked, "Why would have to say that? Wouldn't you just know to do it?" I told her most people, yes, but either the caramel makers are simply covering themselves to begin with, or doing so after they've gotten complaints of cellophane bits being stuck all in the items people have made. For there's going to be some that will take what the recipe calls for at face value. Similar to a lot of shrimp dishes calling for the shrimp to be peeled before adding it in.

Across the lot from where my church used to be, there's a gym/sports center which has a steep angled roof and at Christmas time nearly every year on the side which faced the most traffic (& the church) they put a big NOEL spelled out in Christmas lights. One year, the E from their NOEL had gone out and at night it read NO L. One evening after services, a fellow member, JE and I were chuckling over the missing E (I love typo-type stuff), when she offered up the wisdom of how it didn't much matter for it still read the same. So true, hee!



The one I remember most was a local restaurant (with really good sub sandwiches) that had take-out with an attached bar. However both the bar and restaurant shared their announcements on one sigh. So one day it read this.

Ladies Night Friday Night.

Get Your Foot-Long Hot Italian Today.


I nearly ran my car into a pole.



They had to have done that on purpose!  That's hilarious!
I gotta catch my breath and am continually wiping tears from my eyes for this is too funny. I agree, the restaurant folks had to know what they were doing. Hehehe. It's just priceless.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Sleepingmediocre on September 20, 2008, 03:44:47 PM
Well, it's certainly to the point! ;D

I used to walk my dog in a neighborhood where one of the houses had stepping stones in the front yard with that image painted on them.  Of course, she viewed that as a challenge, and would attempt to squat directly on the stone every time we walked by the house.  The owner was usually sitting on his front porch, and would crack up when I dragged her away from the stone yelling "Can't you READ?"   ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: purplemuse on September 20, 2008, 07:49:17 PM
I saw a bunch of signs today saying "Please do not post signs."
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: keelhaulrose on September 24, 2008, 09:46:19 PM
I once had a month long observation set up at a school where everyday I had to walk under the giant banner that read "Teaching and Learning is Our Number One Priority". Um, I'm not sending my kids to that district.

DH and I passed by a community college once that had a sign out by it that said "Come in and find out about our English Language Learning Classes"- If they need to learn English...

Driving home once I spotted a sign that said "See Other Side" and on said other side was simply "Hi". I also saw a place once whose sign read "Keep an Idiot Busy for Hours (see other side)"- written on both sides.

And I once spotted a "All unattended children will be sold to the circus" sign- on a day I was babysitting my nephews who were giving me a hard time. I looked at the shop owner and said "Don't tempt me like that!"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: sooverit on September 25, 2008, 07:33:06 AM
So it wasn't on a sign but on a hat I saw at the flea market last saturday.  It was a light blue baseball cap embroidered with angel wings and the word:  "ANGLE"

I was cracking up...   ::)  It was only $2 but I have to wonder who's wearing a hat that says angle and has no idea its not angel. 
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: magdalena on September 25, 2008, 08:08:15 AM
So it wasn't on a sign but on a hat I saw at the flea market last saturday.  It was a light blue baseball cap embroidered with angel wings and the word:  "ANGLE"

I was cracking up...   ::)  It was only $2 but I have to wonder who's wearing a hat that says angle and has no idea its not angel. 

Oh, I think my bro would love that hat!
...he's a math teacher  ;)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: MightyMouse on September 25, 2008, 04:53:46 PM
At wok, all our food comes in boxes that hold the packages of meat, lettuce, bread, produce, cookies, sauces, etc.  The box that our tuna comes in says, "Product contains tuna."  I honestly have to wonder why they would put "product contains tuna" on a package of tuna. ???
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: FedUpWithYou on September 25, 2008, 07:11:45 PM
I always loved getting the veggie shipments when I was working in kitchens... we got Foxy brand lettuce.

All that Foxy lettuce. Rowr.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: baglady on September 25, 2008, 10:39:32 PM
At wok, all our food comes in boxes that hold the packages of meat, lettuce, bread, produce, cookies, sauces, etc.  The box that our tuna comes in says, "Product contains tuna."  I honestly have to wonder why they would put "product contains tuna" on a package of tuna. ???

Three words: See. Why. Eh.

Same reason bags of airline peanuts, when they existed, used to read: "Warning: Contains nuts." In this age of pasteurized process imitation X food-like substance, it couldn't hurt to point out to those potentially allergic to X that the product contains real, not-imitation X.

Warning: Above post contains snark.  ;)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Gyburc on September 26, 2008, 06:09:12 AM
So it wasn't on a sign but on a hat I saw at the flea market last saturday.  It was a light blue baseball cap embroidered with angel wings and the word:  "ANGLE"

I was cracking up...   ::)  It was only $2 but I have to wonder who's wearing a hat that says angle and has no idea its not angel. 

OK, now I have random quotes from 'Hot Fuzz' going through my head... 'Mornin' Angle!'

 :D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Syrenslure on September 30, 2008, 09:50:58 AM
My husband always laughed at a local restaraunt marquis that said "closed for renovations" - long after the store had been demolished leaving an empty lot... guess they were rebuilding from the ground up ;)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Pinky830 on October 01, 2008, 11:37:38 AM
You know how some small strip malls will put up their own signs on the top facade, instead of the business's own name? They are usually 1-2 words like "Dry Cleaner." (Ours used to have white letters that said "Animal Hospital." Classy.) There was a cigar store next to a mortgage company near DH's office, and the signs were too close together. One said "Mortgage" and the other "Cigars." So when DH was telling me about something he had seen on the way home, he said, "It was in front of that strip mall on X Street, you know, the one that sells mortgage cigars?"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Peggy Gus on October 03, 2008, 11:31:39 PM
Quote
When my dad worked at ALCOA (Aluminium Company of America), they had railroad to help off-load the metal extrusion.

A sign on the railroad cars read: NO HUMPING.

My brother and I would just about DIE everytime we saw it, which was about once a week when we went to pick up my dad.

A farmer has one of these signs on his sheep pen- I laugh everytime I see it.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: WhiteTigerCub on October 04, 2008, 01:16:59 AM
A nut and fruit stand along the side of the road in AZ

"Always room for one more nut."
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: bigozzy on October 05, 2008, 09:13:19 AM
There used to be a designer boxer shorts shop on the Sunshine Coast (Noosa, Queensland) it was called 'Simply Ball Room'

I am sure it was named after the movie. ::)

On Friday when walking the boys to school I saw one of the other kids being dropped off in his work van. He is Italian-Scottish and is tradesman. His company? 'The Italian Job'
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: CutebutPsycho on October 05, 2008, 12:21:31 PM
I don't remember if this one has been mentioned, but I have to say... I *always* giggle when I see a sign that says "Slow Children Playing."

... it's just not very nice to point out that those children are slow!!! Perhaps they just like to take their time with things....

***disclaimer*** I'd never laugh at or make fun of actual slow children. It's just the sign that makes me laugh.  ;)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: jais on October 05, 2008, 01:19:38 PM
I don't remember if this one has been mentioned, but I have to say... I *always* giggle when I see a sign that says "Slow Children Playing."

... it's just not very nice to point out that those children are slow!!! Perhaps they just like to take their time with things....

***disclaimer*** I'd never laugh at or make fun of actual slow children. It's just the sign that makes me laugh.  ;)

LOL. I will not chasise you for this. This is a family joke that we've beeb able to turn DFH on to!  ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Brentwood on October 05, 2008, 02:04:25 PM

The Ben Franklin Bridge leaving Philadelphia kept saying that the speed limit was 2 mph.

I walk faster than that.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: bionelly on October 07, 2008, 10:44:09 PM
There's an intersection in a town near me:  Blue Rd. and Ball St.

My uncle lives near a Jib Jab Hot Dog restaurant.  Yeah, LOTS of dirty jokes with that one.

I used to see a sign at a McDonald's that had one of those giant indoor playgrounds: "We now have brats!"  (pretty sure they were talking about bratwurst, but still.)  I always wanted to get a picture, but they took it down before I got around to it  :(.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: KCee on October 09, 2008, 09:38:26 AM

The Ben Franklin Bridge leaving Philadelphia kept saying that the speed limit was 2 mph.

I walk faster than that.

I've never been ABLE to drive faster than that on the Ben Franklin. Too much traffic!  I don't mind though because its a beautiful view.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Animala on October 10, 2008, 06:30:55 PM
I always loved getting the veggie shipments when I was working in kitchens... we got Foxy brand lettuce.

All that Foxy lettuce. Rowr.

I now need a movie fix.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hobish on October 13, 2008, 05:04:38 PM

The Ben Franklin Bridge leaving Philadelphia kept saying that the speed limit was 2 mph.

I walk faster than that.

Well you'd better not if you are ever on the Ben Franklin Bridge!

 ;) ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: emeraldsage85 on October 14, 2008, 10:58:31 PM
I saw a sign that said "Time flies like the wind. Fruit flies like bananas."
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: sooverit on October 15, 2008, 08:04:38 AM
I saw a sign that said "Time flies like the wind. Fruit flies like bananas."

hahaha!  It takes a lot to make me laugh out loud but that did it!!!  :P
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: The Opinionator on October 15, 2008, 12:17:52 PM
I saw this sign in a shop today and thought of this thread. It's not as funny as some but it still made me giggle:

(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h225/Ares_mE/P151008_1638-1.jpg)

As long as it's a polite notice... ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Xallanthia on October 15, 2008, 08:01:24 PM
I saw a sign that said "Time flies like the wind. Fruit flies like bananas."

hahaha!  It takes a lot to make me laugh out loud but that did it!!!  :P

I've seen that as "Time flies like the wind.  Fruit flies like a banana."  Slightly more obvious that way.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: LB on October 16, 2008, 08:54:26 AM
I saw this on a plumbers truck a while ago.

"We wear belts.
Cash back if you see crack."
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: White Dragon on October 19, 2008, 12:24:08 AM
I bought a product last week with the warning "Warning: May catch fire"

Since the product was fondue fuel, I should certainly hope it would!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on October 19, 2008, 05:08:40 PM
There's a church in our neighborhood that often has clever messages on the marquis, so we make a point of reading it if we pass by.  This week, in what I'm sure isn't meant to be funny at all, it says "Celebrating 75 years of God's faithfulness."  I'm hoping they're celebrating the anniversary of the church, because last I heard, He's been around for a lot longer than 75 years :P
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: White Dragon on October 20, 2008, 12:14:19 AM
Seen in my grocery store today"

"Tree nut allergen alert"

on a box containing...

...bags of tree nuts.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Lily on October 20, 2008, 03:42:16 PM
Office sign from several years ago.  They had limited space to put the office name "Finacial Analysis Branch"  I came out as
 "Financial
  Anal Br"

McDonald's had a hamburger that was advertised and the "The Big N Tasty"
The T fell off the local store's sign so it read:
    "The Big N asty"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Sleepingmediocre on October 20, 2008, 04:16:54 PM
Office sign from several years ago.  They had limited space to put the office name "Finacial Analysis Branch"  I came out as
 "Financial
  Anal Br"

I worked for a store several years ago that put not only our names, but an abbreviated version of our positions (first three letters of each word) on our pay stubs.  I was a third key, so my check said "Thi Key."  The store manager's check said "Sto Man."  The assistant manager...was not at all happy with what her check said.   ;)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Shea on November 03, 2008, 12:48:33 AM
My favorites are in French, it's too bad they can't be translated (at least, not without lenghty explanations).

Still, I once found those two signs pointing opposite way.
they read : All directions and Other directions (I swear it's true!)


I hated those while driving in southern France  ;)

Those things are  *^%* everywhere! That, combined with my imperfect French and a total lack of sense of direction, caused me to get endlessly lost all over France when I was living there last winter.  :P
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: magdalena on November 03, 2008, 05:07:43 AM
My favorites are in French, it's too bad they can't be translated (at least, not without lenghty explanations).

Still, I once found those two signs pointing opposite way.
they read : All directions and Other directions (I swear it's true!)


I hated those while driving in southern France  ;)

Those things are  *^%* everywhere! That, combined with my imperfect French and a total lack of sense of direction, caused me to get endlessly lost all over France when I was living there last winter.  :P

oh, those.

Guess what caused the first fight during the first vacation my then-BF-now-DH ever took together?
We went to Provence and Cote d'Azur  ;)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: mechtilde on November 03, 2008, 11:09:07 AM
This one's hilarious  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/7702913.stm

This will take you to a picture of a bilingual road sign in Wales. Let's just say that they should have got a Welsh speaker to read it first... (don't worry, it isn't rude!)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Harriet Jones on November 03, 2008, 11:47:54 AM
This one's hilarious  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/7702913.stm

This will take you to a picture of a bilingual road sign in Wales. Let's just say that they should have got a Welsh speaker to read it first... (don't worry, it isn't rude!)

So funny!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: magdalena on November 03, 2008, 11:49:59 AM
This one's hilarious  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/7702913.stm

This will take you to a picture of a bilingual road sign in Wales. Let's just say that they should have got a Welsh speaker to read it first... (don't worry, it isn't rude!)

This translator is ROFLMAO
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hobish on November 03, 2008, 12:10:57 PM

I forget if i posted this already - i hope not. A local deli had a sign up advertising fresh baked bread. Some of the letters fell off, however, and the sign now reads "We bake our own bra"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: housewife2k on November 03, 2008, 12:23:37 PM

I forget if i posted this already - i hope not. A local deli had a sign up advertising fresh baked bread. Some of the letters fell off, however, and the sign now reads "We bake our own bra"
I just spit peanut butter cookie on my monitor because of you!!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Nimblicity on November 03, 2008, 03:01:52 PM
Speaking of which, has someone posted that sign from failblog.com, where a Chinese business is advertising its cafeteria in Chinese and English?  The English reads, "Translate Server Error".
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: PeasNCues on November 03, 2008, 04:51:35 PM
In england we saw a sign that said, "New priorities ahead." England is like a fortune cookie!

Another one we saw was, "Pelican crossing ahead."
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Lexophile on November 03, 2008, 05:27:38 PM
I'm not particularly religious, but I got a kick out of a billboard that said,

"Don't make me come down there.

- God."

Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Team HoundMom on November 03, 2008, 09:44:59 PM
Saw this sign in Nassau, Bahamas last week while on vacation:
(sorry the image is so big.)
(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg179/juicy_fruit_kisses/DSCF00122.jpg)

Edited to try and fix the image link.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: ChristiKayAnn on November 03, 2008, 10:50:50 PM
Okay here are a few. driving through Loveland Colorado on the way to big Thompson Canyon you start seeing signs:

Don't Forget to Visit the Dam Store

Dam Store 1 mile ahead

While at the Dam Store Don't Forget to Climb Up the Dam Tower

Visit the Dam Store the Best Store By a Dam Site

http://www.bestdamstore.com/store/photoload/main.php

also a couple of signs I have seen used by panhandlers:

UFO Broke; Need Parts

If You Were This Ugly You'd Have Trouble Getting Work,Too
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: bionelly on November 04, 2008, 01:09:09 AM
Saw this sign in Nassau, Bahamas last week while on vacation:
(sorry the image is so big.)
(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg179/juicy_fruit_kisses/Protectyatings.jpg)

Actually, it's small enough that I can't read it.  What does it say?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: bigozzy on November 04, 2008, 03:51:33 AM
In england we saw a sign that said, "New priorities ahead." England is like a fortune cookie!

Another one we saw was, "Pelican crossing ahead."



We are very serious about pelicans in the UK and nurture them.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Team HoundMom on November 04, 2008, 08:36:20 AM
Actually, it's small enough that I can't read it.  What does it say?

Fixed it - it's either too big or too small with photobucket.   ::)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Ferrets on November 04, 2008, 08:50:48 AM
Another one we saw was, "Pelican crossing ahead."
We are very serious about pelicans in the UK and nurture them.

And zebras. ;D

Speaking of road signs, this is a relatively recent UK gaffe...

Officials needed a Welsh translation to include on a new road sign (road signs in Wales are bilingual). They duly emailed their in-house translation service, requesting the Welsh for "No entry for heavy goods vehicles. Residential site only".

The automated email response they got back from said translation service read: "I am not in the office at the moment. Send any work to be translated."

Unfortunately, it said all this in Welsh...

(Yes, you can see where this is going... ::))

...and the officials assumed it was the requested translation.

And put it on the sign.

And then put up the sign.

Which subsequently resulted in much wry amusement... ;D
 
Full story here (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/7702913.stm).
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: mechtilde on November 04, 2008, 09:52:32 AM
I've been sniggering about that roadsign for days, and I'm English!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Ferrets on November 04, 2008, 03:35:38 PM
I've been sniggering about that roadsign for days, and I'm English!

Same here! It's a classic, isn't it.

(Only a quarter Welsh, me, but very interested in the country, and would love to move there one day. Am currently trying to learn the language...not spectacularly successfully at the moment, but I can at least now ask people if they'd like a cup of tea. ;D)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: celine.lechat on November 05, 2008, 04:59:59 PM
Speaking of which, has someone posted that sign from failblog.com, where a Chinese business is advertising its cafeteria in Chinese and English?  The English reads, "Translate Server Error".

Ah, chinglish...

Lot of funny signs to be found in hotels :
A permanent sign saying "No romping in the hall."
The signs that they put up if the floor is wet. I've noticed two versions : "Slip and fall down carefully." and "Please take care of your slip."
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Megan on November 05, 2008, 05:10:45 PM
I haven't got a picture, but at the moment there is a temporary no stopping sign attached to the stop sign at the end of my street.  I laugh every time I walk by it.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: marcel on November 06, 2008, 06:09:47 AM
I didn't get any pictures, but during my vacation on the Olympic peninsula we drove past the following signs. I assume they were put up there as a joke, but they were all regular looking white on green signs.

While passing over a small creek the name sign said:
Itsa Creek :)
This didn't get my brain working yet, it sounded like something indian to me however when passing the next creek the sign said:
Uptha Creek :D
And just a quarter mile down the road, there was a side road (I think it was just a private road) that had a sign saying:
Bytha Way ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Sleepingmediocre on November 06, 2008, 02:30:38 PM
I didn't get any pictures, but during my vacation on the Olympic peninsula we drove past the following signs. I assume they were put up there as a joke, but they were all regular looking white on green signs.

While passing over a small creek the name sign said:
Itsa Creek :)
This didn't get my brain working yet, it sounded like something indian to me however when passing the next creek the sign said:
Uptha Creek :D
And just a quarter mile down the road, there was a side road (I think it was just a private road) that had a sign saying:
Bytha Way ;D

There's a (public) street in a town not too far from here named Lois Lane.  The previous town I lived in had an Easy Street and a Sunday Drive.

I've also heard rumors (and a quick Google search confirms them) that there's a body of water in Ohio named Lake Lottawatta.   ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: bionelly on November 06, 2008, 10:11:19 PM
I didn't get any pictures, but during my vacation on the Olympic peninsula we drove past the following signs. I assume they were put up there as a joke, but they were all regular looking white on green signs.

While passing over a small creek the name sign said:
Itsa Creek :)
This didn't get my brain working yet, it sounded like something indian to me however when passing the next creek the sign said:
Uptha Creek :D
And just a quarter mile down the road, there was a side road (I think it was just a private road) that had a sign saying:
Bytha Way ;D

There's a (public) street in a town not too far from here named Lois Lane.  The previous town I lived in had an Easy Street and a Sunday Drive.

I've also heard rumors (and a quick Google search confirms them) that there's a body of water in Ohio named Lake Lottawatta.   ;D

We have an Easy Street in my town.  It's actually one of the poorest neighborhoods in the area.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Megan on November 07, 2008, 11:26:27 AM
I didn't get any pictures, but during my vacation on the Olympic peninsula we drove past the following signs. I assume they were put up there as a joke, but they were all regular looking white on green signs.

While passing over a small creek the name sign said:
Itsa Creek :)
This didn't get my brain working yet, it sounded like something indian to me however when passing the next creek the sign said:
Uptha Creek :D
And just a quarter mile down the road, there was a side road (I think it was just a private road) that had a sign saying:
Bytha Way ;D

There's a (public) street in a town not too far from here named Lois Lane.  The previous town I lived in had an Easy Street and a Sunday Drive.

I've also heard rumors (and a quick Google search confirms them) that there's a body of water in Ohio named Lake Lottawatta.   ;D

We have an Easy Street in my town.  It's actually one of the poorest neighborhoods in the area.

The neighbourhood I grew up in had a Decimal Place and a King Arthur's Court.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Sleepingmediocre on November 07, 2008, 03:35:26 PM
We have an Easy Street in my town.  It's actually one of the poorest neighborhoods in the area.

Is it just off of Whiskey Road? 
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Bannasmom on November 19, 2008, 04:23:34 AM
Here are 2 that always crack me up. I used to have pics, but can't seem to find them.

1. In the town next to my home town there is a cemetary just on the outskirts, as you are leaving town. Someone kindly placed "Come Back Soon!" sign on the shoulder of the road on the same side of the road, about 20 feet from a headstone.

2. Going down a kinda major highway not far from us there is a CPA firm called Leavenworth and Associates. They seem to always be accepting new clients though......
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Paper Roses on November 23, 2008, 02:43:36 PM
I saw one last night that just begged for this thread.

We went to a restaurant for dinner, and as soon as you walk in the door there's a board where they post the daily specials.

The soup of the day was a "white, creamy soup" followed by what looked like a very appetizing description, including "Italian dumplings." 

Problem was, whoever wrote it left the "l" out of "dumplings," so it said "Italian dumpings." 
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Sirius on November 23, 2008, 03:59:18 PM
There's a bar up the road from us that we pass on our way to our favorite restaurant that has a marquee sign out front reading "OPEN UNTIL CLOSED." 
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Sleepingmediocre on November 24, 2008, 12:07:58 AM
There's a bar up the road from us that we pass on our way to our favorite restaurant that has a marquee sign out front reading "OPEN UNTIL CLOSED." 

Makes perfect sense to me.   ;)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: sooverit on November 24, 2008, 07:41:33 AM
My husband got some minor surgery last week.  I wish I was in the right frame of mind to take a picture of this... 

At the surgery center there was a no smoking sign by the front door.  The problem:  It was attached to a smokeless ashtray.   ::)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Xallanthia on December 05, 2008, 10:16:12 AM
There's a church in our neighborhood that often has clever messages on the marquis, so we make a point of reading it if we pass by.  This week, in what I'm sure isn't meant to be funny at all, it says "Celebrating 75 years of God's faithfulness."  I'm hoping they're celebrating the anniversary of the church, because last I heard, He's been around for a lot longer than 75 years :P

Last year, a church on my commute had the following on a banner:

"Celebrating 50 Years of God's Wildly Inclusive Love!"

Underneath it was:

"You're Invited!"

In addition to "only 50 years," many among my acquaintance pointed out the potential pitfalls of "wildly inclusive"...
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Veronica on December 05, 2008, 10:21:46 AM
There is a sign on a church on my way to work that is missing a letter so it says, "Accept Chris In Your Life!" 

I don't even know Chris.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: TootsNYC on December 05, 2008, 10:50:38 PM
I laughed really hard when I looked out the passenger-side window of the car on Canal Street to see that we were stuck in traffic next to "Stunt Taxi."

And I went back to take a picture of the "Make A Wish And Push" sign on the exit door at the old Bleeker Street Theater.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Brentwood on December 06, 2008, 08:06:34 PM
My husband got some minor surgery last week.  I wish I was in the right frame of mind to take a picture of this... 

At the surgery center there was a no smoking sign by the front door.  The problem:  It was attached to a smokeless ashtray.   ::)

I would guess the ashtray is there so people can extinguish their cigarettes before entering (and not litter them all over the ground).
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Sycorax on December 06, 2008, 08:29:06 PM
At the health food store in our neighbour town (next to a Waldorf school and only a few feet away from the anthroposophic hospital):
"Don't forget: Pinching stuff is bad for your karma!"

Sycorax
"I'd really like to know if the sign helps ..."
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: redsfan on December 08, 2008, 10:07:20 PM
Years ago, I went to an outdoor 3 day concert with my youth group.  The 'No Dumping' sign someone placed in front of the row of
port-o-potties still makes me giggle.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Sleepingmediocre on December 09, 2008, 12:00:41 AM
Years ago, I went to an outdoor 3 day concert with my youth group.  The 'No Dumping' sign someone placed in front of the row of
port-o-potties still makes me giggle.

I saw a great one at a National Guard armory a few years ago.  Someone had taken the "Caution:  Shallow Water.  No Jumping or Diving Allowed" and "No Lifeguard On Duty" signs from a swimming pool and put them above the toilets in the women's bathroom.  I still giggle every time I see those signs in swimming pools and picture someone trying to swan dive into a toilet.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Pinky830 on December 09, 2008, 12:43:29 PM
I didn't get any pictures, but during my vacation on the Olympic peninsula we drove past the following signs. I assume they were put up there as a joke, but they were all regular looking white on green signs.

While passing over a small creek the name sign said:
Itsa Creek :)
This didn't get my brain working yet, it sounded like something indian to me however when passing the next creek the sign said:
Uptha Creek :D
And just a quarter mile down the road, there was a side road (I think it was just a private road) that had a sign saying:
Bytha Way ;D

There's a (public) street in a town not too far from here named Lois Lane.  The previous town I lived in had an Easy Street and a Sunday Drive.

I've also heard rumors (and a quick Google search confirms them) that there's a body of water in Ohio named Lake Lottawatta.   ;D

We have an Easy Street in my town.  It's actually one of the poorest neighborhoods in the area.

The neighbourhood I grew up in had a Decimal Place and a King Arthur's Court.

There's a Luckie Street in the older part of my suburban city. I read an interview in the paper recently with a longterm resident and history buff. Her family moved to that street when she was a child and it was called [something] Alley. Her mother didn't like the idea of living on an alley so she petitioned the city to change the name to something happy, and it became Luckie Street. Not sure why it's spelled that way.

If memory serves, there's an Easy Street nearby.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: GotSquatch on December 09, 2008, 02:53:51 PM
Mine has a photo!!!  This was at a restaurant in Gatlinburg, TN.

(http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc299/ceceann1/1027081601.jpg)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: 2littlemonkeys on December 09, 2008, 03:09:38 PM
LOL!  These are good.

When going to school in Marquette, MI, I would pass many signs that read:

"Do not pass when opposing traffic is present."

I guess some people need it spelled out for them.


Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Team HoundMom on December 10, 2008, 01:36:09 PM
"Don't forget: Pinching stuff is bad for your karma!"

Especially if it pinches back!  :D  (Yes I know that "pinch" means "steal" in England!)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on July 28, 2009, 05:49:03 PM
Spotted this today on the way home from the store.  Anybody need a tree?

(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa298/dassenkoningin/forrent.jpg)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: The Opinionator on July 28, 2009, 06:52:25 PM
I found this in a restaurant in Scotland a few months ago. I think it's very polite  :).

(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h225/Ares_mE/P300309_164501-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Midnight Kitty on July 28, 2009, 06:54:04 PM
Seen in a rural area of the Big Island of Hawaii:

Trespassers will be shot.
Those missed will be prosecuted.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: tessiesmom on July 28, 2009, 07:21:20 PM
While driving through West Virginia some years back I saw a sign for 'Live Pony Rides', can't imagine what the alternative would be like :-\
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on July 28, 2009, 07:27:19 PM
Spotted this today on the way home from the store.  Anybody need a tree?


Mm, well I do, but since I was hoping to modify it, I really think I'll be better of buying so I don't violate the terms of my lease ;)

The best part was the size of the sign.  It was maybe 3" x 2", at the most.  Soooo cute.  It looked like it belonged in a doll house or something.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: arnadelecour on July 28, 2009, 07:37:03 PM
Not sure if I posted this one:

Going to my in-laws there is a large sign outside a house that says "Ho for Hire".
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on July 28, 2009, 07:40:27 PM
The best part was the size of the sign.  It was maybe 3" x 2", at the most.  Soooo cute.  It looked like it belonged in a doll house or something.

Maybe they're not renting the whole tree, just the fairy apartments in it? *g*

That's kind of what I'm hoping ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Fliss on July 29, 2009, 12:48:38 AM
I *think* it's outside Denman in NSW, Australia.

"Warning: We have two cemeteries and no hospital. Please drive carefully."

Says it all, really.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Brentwood on July 29, 2009, 06:29:26 PM
While driving through West Virginia some years back I saw a sign for 'Live Pony Rides', can't imagine what the alternative would be like :-\

I would guess as opposed to something mechanized. :)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: basphillips on July 29, 2009, 08:35:18 PM
At a construction site near my house there is a portable potty with a sign on it reading "Pot of Gold".
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: LadyClaire on July 30, 2009, 08:48:34 AM
There's a billboard downtown that has a picture of a dog and the caption "I love the neighbors. They taste just like chicken!" It's for obedience school.  ;D

On a cemetery fence in Chicago: "Drive carefully. We can wait."
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Team HoundMom on July 30, 2009, 10:14:57 AM
On my way to work one day I saw a van with the classic bait store name: "Master Bait & Tackle."  *snicker!*
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hermanne on July 30, 2009, 12:47:55 PM
On my way to work one day I saw a van with the classic bait store name: "Master Bait & Tackle."  *snicker!*

I had to say that out loud before I got it! :-[ ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Midnight Kitty on July 30, 2009, 02:35:40 PM
On my way to work one day I saw a van with the classic bait store name: "Master Bait & Tackle."  *snicker!*

I had to say that out loud before I got it! :-[ ;D
We were in Milwaukee in June.  While driving in DH's old neighborhood, we saw a liquor store on the corner of West Becher Street and South 78th Street.  When he was a wee child, there was a meat store in that building.  That's why it was called Becher Meats.

I didn't get it until I said it out loud either :-[ ;D >:D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Team HoundMom on July 30, 2009, 02:40:00 PM
While driving in DH's old neighborhood, we saw a liquor store on the corner of West Becher Street and South 78th Street.  When he was a wee child, there was a meat store in that building.  That's why it was called Becher Meats.

Yeah there's a town near MyCity called "Beeton" and it has some sort of meat factory.  Lots of people get their picture taken with the sign.  >:D

My former co-workers thought it was pretty funny to take the "Beeton off-ramp".  :P
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Pinky830 on July 30, 2009, 03:18:43 PM
We saw a truck in NOLA that said "You can't beat Wagner's Meat."
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: LadyClaire on July 31, 2009, 07:12:54 AM
About 8 years ago, my boyfriend at the time took me to a flea market in another county. As we were on our way there, we passed a nursing home. Right next to the nursing home was a sausage factory. The brand? Old Folks.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Lady Snowdon on July 31, 2009, 08:55:41 AM
As I was leaving for work, I noticed a bigger SUV tailgating everyone in his path, and basically acting like a jerk.  I got over into the other lane and when he passed me I noticed there was this HUGE sign in the back window that read "Slower traffic keep right.  That means YOU, dumba**!".  All I could think of was "If it's in your back window, the people in front of you can't read it"…

I giggled for the rest of my drive in, wondering if the guy keeps getting more frustrated thinking "I have a sign you stupid person!  Read the sign and get over!".  Okay, so I'm easily amused.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Team HoundMom on July 31, 2009, 09:07:52 AM
Right next to the nursing home was a sausage factory. The brand? Old Folks.

Hahahahaha!!!   8)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: LadyClaire on July 31, 2009, 09:17:48 AM
Right next to the nursing home was a sausage factory. The brand? Old Folks.

Hahahahaha!!!   8)

I wish to this day that I'd had my camera with me. It was by far the best building/sign placement I've seen. It tops the "dead end" sign on my road that's right by a graveyard.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: G'sMom on July 31, 2009, 09:25:32 AM
On the highway, in the construction/industrial area: A truck with the company logo:  XYZ, Inc. Steel Er*ctions and Fabrications - When we get it up, it stays up!  >:D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: LadyClaire on July 31, 2009, 09:55:08 AM
forgot about this one, too.

I live in the boonies. It's about a 20 minute drive to get to most places. But for years there was this teeny tiny general store that was a few miles down the road. Over the years they kept adding more and more services. First, they added rental movies. Then they added a deli. Then, a pool hall/arcade that was roughly the size of a closet. Then they started selling take-out food like pizza and chicken wings and whatever else they felt like making that day. Then they decided they wanted a good tax break and planted a tree farm. Then beside the tree farm, they built storage units. Remember, the actual building was about the size of a large storage shed.

But they had a sign out front upon which they advertized the current "meal and deal" of the day. But the person who put the letters on the sign was a terrible speller. So we were treated to such things as the "cajin chickin sandwich", "peperonni pizza", "free texas chainsaw massicur rental with any box diner", and so on.

They recently closed down the store. Converted it to nothing but storage units. They don't even pretend to be a tree farm anymore.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scritzy on July 31, 2009, 01:21:54 PM
"free texas chainsaw massicur rental with any box diner."

It wouldn't be the bad spelling that made me look twice at that offer.  :-X

Still thinking about the sausage factory, here.  8)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Mopsy428 on July 31, 2009, 02:52:13 PM
I had to giggle when I was on a roller coaster in Quebec (before it took off), and the sign in English said, "Hold Yourself Firmly".
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: MineralDiva on July 31, 2009, 05:33:55 PM
I remember a travel agency that had a sign:  Please go away!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Dazi on July 31, 2009, 07:12:18 PM
Local Diner: nice girls get respect, naughty girls get jewelry

Bar byline: You're better of here than across the street  (Cemetery is across from it)   ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Bellantara on August 01, 2009, 02:27:17 PM
I took Dad to see a historic cemetery here in Atlanta a few weeks ago. There's a bar across the street from it. I thought Dad was going to wreck the car when he saw the bar sign. Name of bar? Six Feet Under.  >:D (Has a nice rooftop deck with wonderful views of said cemetery.)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scritzy on August 01, 2009, 02:52:33 PM
I took Dad to see a historic cemetery here in Atlanta a few weeks ago. There's a bar across the street from it. I thought Dad was going to wreck the car when he saw the bar sign. Name of bar? Six Feet Under.  >:D (Has a nice rooftop deck with wonderful views of said cemetery.)

Oh, that's choice! Next time Chip and I go to Atlanta, we'll have to go there. I can tour the cemetery, and Chip can knock back a few beers at the bar.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Kimblee on August 02, 2009, 06:39:24 PM
Right next to the nursing home was a sausage factory. The brand? Old Folks.

Hahahahaha!!!   8)

I wish to this day that I'd had my camera with me. It was by far the best building/sign placement I've seen. It tops the "dead end" sign on my road that's right by a graveyard.

Better than my town's strip mall "Lorelai's Vetrinary Practice, Taxidermy, and home cooking cafe"?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: SkyTalon on August 02, 2009, 11:54:22 PM
We got one for a store in town:

"Beer Family Beverage"  ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: purplemuse on August 03, 2009, 12:36:32 PM
Locally there's a combination pet store and bait shop.

In a nearby town, a place called "Kid's World" (with that punctuation) just went out of business.  I figure the kid must have grown up...
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Sleepingmediocre on August 04, 2009, 12:02:28 AM
Locally there's a combination pet store and bait shop.

I can't remember if I've posted this before, but I couldn't find it in the search, so here goes:

Many years ago, when I lived in Spartanburg, SC, there was a gas station near my apartment that had a small deli on one side and a convenience store on the other.  The gas station had a sign out front that was split in half by a horizontal line--the top of the sign was for the deli, the bottom for the store.  When the store expanded its merchandise to start selling fishing supplies, the sign read like this: 

"Come Join Us For Lunch!"/"We Have Live Bait!"

Um, no thanks, I'm not *that* hungry...
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scritzy on August 04, 2009, 03:21:16 PM
I remember that place! LOL!!

I've seen a few like it down on the coast, too.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Sirius on August 04, 2009, 03:38:57 PM
There's a bar up the road from where I live with a sign out front that says, "Open til closed."  Ya think?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: drebay on August 04, 2009, 03:43:28 PM
There is a place here who's sign says,  "Sorry, we're Open"  Cannot recall the type of place.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: M-theory on August 04, 2009, 03:47:30 PM
There is a place here who's sign says,  "Sorry, we're Open"  Cannot recall the type of place.

Jack Astor's?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: snowfire on August 04, 2009, 06:25:01 PM
I think they are closed now, but there used to be a shop near me that had several signs in the window advertising their wares.  "Do-it-yourself" Divorce kits.  Knives.  Swords.  ?????????
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Sleepingmediocre on August 04, 2009, 10:53:20 PM
I remember that place! LOL!!

I wondered if you would.   :D

I think they are closed now, but there used to be a shop near me that had several signs in the window advertising their wares.  "Do-it-yourself" Divorce kits.  Knives.  Swords.  ?????????

Yeesh.   :o  Were the knives and swords included in the kits?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: snowfire on August 04, 2009, 11:41:57 PM


Yeesh.   :o  Were the knives and swords included in the kits?

I never had a reason to go in to check...But having seen a couple of very messy divorces, I'm sure some folks wished that they were.....
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scritzy on August 04, 2009, 11:55:18 PM


Yeesh.   :o  Were the knives and swords included in the kits?

I never had a reason to go in to check...But having seen a couple of very messy divorces, I'm sure some folks wished that they were.....

Good thing Squeeze didn't know about that when she and Jerkoid split. *shudder*
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: thebeckster on August 05, 2009, 10:00:29 AM
In a strip mall near us is "Rib King" which according to the sign has "Ribs - Chicken - Beef Tips - Kool Aid"

Yep, it's the Kool Aid that really brings them in.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Ferrets on August 05, 2009, 10:14:19 AM
In the village where I work, there is an old and lovely church. The following sign is pinned beside its main door:

WARNING
INSECURE MASONRY OVERHEAD

Now, it's perfectly clear what it really means, but...try as I might, I simply cannot suppress my amusement every time I pass it, given the mental images of worried-looking gargoyles and chunks of brickwork peering anxiously downwards and voicing tremulous enquiries as to whether they look particularly lichened today. ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Pinky830 on August 05, 2009, 11:20:00 AM
Right next to the nursing home was a sausage factory. The brand? Old Folks.

Hahahahaha!!!   8)

I wish to this day that I'd had my camera with me. It was by far the best building/sign placement I've seen. It tops the "dead end" sign on my road that's right by a graveyard.

Better than my town's strip mall "Lorelai's Vetrinary Practice, Taxidermy, and home cooking cafe"?

Please, please, I'm begging you, tell me this is a joke. Please tell me one of my colleagues wouldn't be this unprofessional. "Veterinary" isn't even spelled right.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Outdoor Girl on August 05, 2009, 11:26:45 AM
A sign I saw on the net somewhere...

'Extreme Fire Hazard.  Don't even fart in the bush.'
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: extranormal on August 05, 2009, 11:53:55 AM
In the village where I work, there is an old and lovely church. The following sign is pinned beside its main door:

WARNING
INSECURE MASONRY OVERHEAD

Now, it's perfectly clear what it really means, but...try as I might, I simply cannot suppress my amusement every time I pass it, given the mental images of worried-looking gargoyles and chunks of brickwork peering anxiously downwards and voicing tremulous enquiries as to whether they look particularly lichened today. ;D

No, seriously. Does this mortar make me look fat?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: WHATSNEW on August 05, 2009, 12:20:57 PM
I took Dad to see a historic cemetery here in Atlanta a few weeks ago. There's a bar across the street from it. I thought Dad was going to wreck the car when he saw the bar sign. Name of bar? Six Feet Under.  >:D (Has a nice rooftop deck with wonderful views of said cemetery.)

Oh, that's choice! Next time Chip and I go to Atlanta, we'll have to go there. I can tour the cemetery, and Chip can knock back a few beers at the bar.

I saw that bar/cemetery on a tv show once.  Can't remember what the show was though.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: bopper on August 05, 2009, 12:47:02 PM
Take a look at a strange sign from my blog:

http://ger-seygirl.blogspot.com/2009/08/signs-of-confusion.html
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hermanne on August 05, 2009, 01:11:32 PM
A sign I saw on the net somewhere...

'Extreme Fire Hazard.  Don't even fart in the bush.'

LOL  Hate to think if someone just HAD to have that bean burrito for lunch...
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: MineralDiva on August 05, 2009, 01:13:51 PM
There is a sign coming up the road to the town here, for a camping area in one of the State Parks.  It gives the name of the park and states:  Horse Camping Only.  I always chuckle going past it.  All I can think of are the horses gathered together singing songs and roasting marshmallows outside their tents, around a campfire - while the humans are in a corral.  
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: CutebutPsycho on August 05, 2009, 02:35:42 PM
There is bridge construction on a stretch of highway I drive occasionally. There is an exit just on the left just before you reach the bridge that goes to a spot just beneath the bridge that's being used for storing the equipment and supplies for the bridge repairs. There is a handmade sign pointing to the exit and it says "Troll exit: next left."

 ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: bionelly on August 05, 2009, 05:41:53 PM
There is a sign coming up the road to the town here, for a camping area in one of the State Parks.  It gives the name of the park and states:  Horse Camping Only.  I always chuckle going past it.  All I can think of are the horses gathered together singing songs and roasting marshmallows outside their tents, around a campfire - while the humans are in a corral.  
I've seen signs near the state fairgrounds for the Quarter Horse Congress, which brings some interesting images to mind. ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scritzy on August 05, 2009, 07:48:55 PM
Take a look at a strange sign from my blog:

http://ger-seygirl.blogspot.com/2009/08/signs-of-confusion.html

The only thing I could figure out was, "No rattling coins in your pockets."

Otherwise, there's a whole world of weird possibilities.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Dazi on August 05, 2009, 07:53:45 PM
Take a look at a strange sign from my blog:

http://ger-seygirl.blogspot.com/2009/08/signs-of-confusion.html

The only thing I could figure out was, "No rattling coins in your pockets."

Otherwise, there's a whole world of weird possibilities.

how about a very misguided...no pants, no service???
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hobish on August 05, 2009, 07:53:58 PM
I remember a travel agency that had a sign:  Please go away!

I can't tell you how many times i had to read that before i got it.

 :)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Kimblee on August 05, 2009, 08:09:24 PM
Right next to the nursing home was a sausage factory. The brand? Old Folks.

Hahahahaha!!!   8)

I wish to this day that I'd had my camera with me. It was by far the best building/sign placement I've seen. It tops the "dead end" sign on my road that's right by a graveyard.

Better than my town's strip mall "Lorelai's Vetrinary Practice, Taxidermy, and home cooking cafe"?

Please, please, I'm begging you, tell me this is a joke. Please tell me one of my colleagues wouldn't be this unprofessional. "Veterinary" isn't even spelled right.

Nope. Not a joke.

Lorelai fixed my cat, told me what to give my mom's dog when she got hit by a car ("You gave the dog a dorvocet?  Well, never heard that one before. Naw, it won't kill her, but she ain't feeling that hip. Is it the dog that ate the rat poison and pesticides last year? Uh-huh. No, don't bring her in, I can tell you, her spine ain't broke. Just wipe her butt and keep her clean. Don't give her no more dorvocet. Asprin's good. I can't do much unless you want her put down. If she lives she'll live, if she don't, she'll go with her family around. Oh, and that racoon of yers needs its rabies, so get yer butt up here.")

Lorelai is quite possibly the LEAST concerned vet I've ever met. She's about a billion years old, cusses out her office dog and once admitted that she charges people based on how rude they are over the phone with her.

On the other hand, she woke up at aprox. 3 a.m. a FEW times to talk me through, among other things: Setting a gooses's broken wing, figuring out what to do about the same goose after my mom's dog ripped her neck open (the answer was "Say goodbye, and I'm awful sorry, Hon.") and let me bring in my chicken when she was bleeding from the vent and wouldn't walk. (This last one was around dawn, and she taught me how to "steam" out a bound egg in her superman night shirt)

She's the only vet in a area of mostly farmers, and has been very kind to me... but her sign is mis-spelled, and she is nuts.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Team HoundMom on August 06, 2009, 11:04:55 AM
Better than my town's strip mall "Lorelai's Vetrinary Practice, Taxidermy, and home cooking cafe"?

<snip> once admitted that she charges people based on how rude they are over the phone with her.

Heh - awesome.  8)

Lorelai sounds like a good person.  :)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Kimblee on August 06, 2009, 11:09:07 AM
Better than my town's strip mall "Lorelai's Vetrinary Practice, Taxidermy, and home cooking cafe"?

<snip> once admitted that she charges people based on how rude they are over the phone with her.

Heh - awesome.  8)

Lorelai sounds like a good person.  :)

She is an angel. Nuts, but very good to people who are good to her. (and a really awesome cook. The cafe is always packed)

I'll probably be dropping in on her sometime tomorrow to tell her that I'm getting an incubator.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Bellantara on August 06, 2009, 09:36:00 PM
There's a seafood shop close to my house that has this sign out front:

Live
Crabs
Welcome!

I always want to ask them why they're discriminating against the poor dead crabs.  :P
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on August 06, 2009, 09:40:44 PM
Seen in my local currency exchange yesterday.  One very polite garbage can :)

(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa298/dassenkoningin/garbagecan.jpg)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: beingkj on August 07, 2009, 09:46:50 AM
There's a seafood shop close to my house that has this sign out front:

Live
Crabs
Welcome!

I always want to ask them why they're discriminating against the poor dead crabs.  :P

Probably because they don't buy so much food :P

Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Sirius on August 07, 2009, 12:31:52 PM
There is bridge construction on a stretch of highway I drive occasionally. There is an exit just on the left just before you reach the bridge that goes to a spot just beneath the bridge that's being used for storing the equipment and supplies for the bridge repairs. There is a handmade sign pointing to the exit and it says "Troll exit: next left."

 ;D

The exit signs to Boring, Oregon get swiped regularly.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RegionMom on August 08, 2009, 08:04:02 PM
At a Krystal's in my college town, a large trash can was boldly lettered, "Stolen from Krystal's 123 Main Street, TownName."
I wonder if as a college prank it found a new home sometime...I was never bold enough...
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hobish on August 08, 2009, 08:13:29 PM
At a Krystal's in my college town, a large trash can was boldly lettered, "Stolen from Krystal's 123 Main Street, TownName."
I wonder if as a college prank it found a new home sometime...I was never bold enough...

You never know. Pretty much everything in a friend's kitchen came from Denny's, including a wet floor sign, area rug, and the crowning glory - a milkshake machine.



Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: WHATSNEW on August 10, 2009, 08:27:22 AM
At a Krystal's in my college town, a large trash can was boldly lettered, "Stolen from Krystal's 123 Main Street, TownName."
I wonder if as a college prank it found a new home sometime...I was never bold enough...

Joe's Crab Shack does the same thing with their "zippers".  I asked the waitress if it was a request.

http://cincinnatinomerati.blogspot.com/2009/05/joes-crab-shack.html

Scroll down 8th photo.

Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Lady Snowdon on August 19, 2009, 07:39:53 PM
Okay, I've been noticing these for awhile.  I still have no idea what purpose they serve, or why they're there.  On ALL of the freeway overpasses in the Twin Cities (that I've seen), there is a small orange sign with the words "No Wake" and a picture of a boat on it.  Now these are freeway overpasses, so there is no water under them, just freeway.  I've always wondered if maybe they're technically considered bridges, and MN has a law that says "all bridges must be labeled with no wake signs".  In any case, every time I see one, I crack up.  Yep, make sure your car doesn't create a wake while passing under that overpass!  :P
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on August 19, 2009, 07:43:19 PM
Well, if it's rainy enough.....

Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Midnight Kitty on August 19, 2009, 08:10:52 PM
Spinning wildly off topic:  I was driving slowly/cautiously during a heavy downpour and was nearly knocked off the road by the wake of a big truck coming in the opposite direction.  The street was flooded, maybe 6 to 8 inches deep.  When that big old truck came plowing through, the wake picked my little Honda CRV right up and deposited it a couple feet to the right on the shoulder.  It was kinda scary.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: marcel on August 20, 2009, 12:13:25 AM
Spinning wildly off topic:  I was driving slowly/cautiously during a heavy downpour and was nearly knocked off the road by the wake of a big truck coming in the opposite direction.  The street was flooded, maybe 6 to 8 inches deep.  When that big old truck came plowing through, the wake picked my little Honda CRV right up and deposited it a couple feet to the right on the shoulder.  It was kinda scary.
This does make sense, but then the sign should have a picture of a truck on it.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: CuriousGeorge on August 20, 2009, 09:41:13 AM
I took this picture on our way back from South Dakota a few summers ago.  Please note that these are two seperate signs.  TWO!

Edited because hosting isn't working properly - trying something else..

(http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy216/EtiquetteHellPhotos/855278687_5e79ac476f_o.jpg)

(http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy216/EtiquetteHellPhotos/856131992_37eb90d81a_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: WHATSNEW on August 20, 2009, 09:49:29 AM
So they replace toes.  Are they licensed to practice medicine?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: drebay on August 20, 2009, 10:41:59 AM
Ok.  Be A-maize-d I can give a pass to.  It is corn, after all.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Samantha on August 20, 2009, 10:48:35 AM
Just reminds me that I need to get a pedicure. :D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Itza on August 20, 2009, 05:48:55 PM
I think it's in Newby Hall stately home, there's a sign near the woodland walk that says, "Dead Slow Children"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hobish on August 20, 2009, 05:56:24 PM
I think it's in Newby Hall stately home, there's a sign near the woodland walk that says, "Dead Slow Children"

Ok, i know i am a sicko; but i want that sign.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Itza on August 20, 2009, 06:01:09 PM
My husband had a mug that said: National Sarcasm Society - Lilke we need your support!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Itza on August 20, 2009, 06:22:41 PM
In the strip mall where my hair salon is, there's also an Armed Forces Recruiting Center. For a long time the last seven letters in "Recruiting" were burned out, so it read "Armed Forces Rec Center." I had this image of young guys stopping in for a game of pool and getting the hard-sell to join up.

Speaking of burned-out signs, my BF, BFF and I recently drove past a Citizens Bank that had some letters burned out, so it read "zen Bank." All I could think of was the second punchline to the Dalai Lama and the hot-dog vendor joke: "Change comes from within."

My mom and sister drove past a Big K-mart where part of the lights on the "B" were burned out.
The sign at night read, "Pig K". Sis used to work at a K-mart. She just about died laughing.

My Dad is called Denis.

One time he had a hard hat for work with his name on it.

One of the blokes decided to have a laugh and extended the D with Tippex so it made a P.

When my Dad went into the office and put his hat onto the table, a female co-worker asked him to get his 'Denis' (edited courtesy of Tippex) off her desk.


Edited because I can't spell this late at night. I'm going to bed!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Paper Roses on August 20, 2009, 07:12:29 PM
Okay, I've been noticing these for awhile.  I still have no idea what purpose they serve, or why they're there.  On ALL of the freeway overpasses in the Twin Cities (that I've seen), there is a small orange sign with the words "No Wake" and a picture of a boat on it.  Now these are freeway overpasses, so there is no water under them, just freeway.  I've always wondered if maybe they're technically considered bridges, and MN has a law that says "all bridges must be labeled with no wake signs".  In any case, every time I see one, I crack up.  Yep, make sure your car doesn't create a wake while passing under that overpass!  :P

Maybe they're trying to limit impromptu services for the dead?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Crazy Chicken Lady on August 20, 2009, 07:51:34 PM
There's a pharmacy near my hometown called Butt Drugs. If you google it, there's a website. Apparently it's a family name and they've kind of gotten used to the jokes and sell T shirts with the logo.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Telmereth on August 21, 2009, 07:03:32 AM
I saw a sign at an estate agents in town yesterday that said:

"We'll sell your house for £900"

... has the property market got that bad?!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: mmmchocolate on August 23, 2009, 12:51:27 PM
While waiting for my food at the drive up window at Burger King I saw "Picture menu available upon request." 

While driving I saw a highway adoption sign that said the next 2 miles were adopted by the Local High School National "Honor" Society.
Wish I had taken a pic of that to send in.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Dazi on August 23, 2009, 01:03:43 PM
While driving I saw a highway adoption sign that said the next 2 miles were adopted by the Local High School National "Honor" Society.
Wish I had taken a pic of that to send in.

Am I missing something?  I don't find that at all strange.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: mmmchocolate on August 23, 2009, 02:05:34 PM
While driving I saw a highway adoption sign that said the next 2 miles were adopted by the Local High School National "Honor" Society.
Wish I had taken a pic of that to send in.

Am I missing something?  I don't find that at all strange.

Inappropriate use of quotation marks.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: CuriousGeorge on August 23, 2009, 06:07:13 PM
Ok.  Be A-maize-d I can give a pass to.  It is corn, after all.

I was actually referring to the "toe" part.  ;)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: drebay on August 24, 2009, 09:45:42 AM
Ok.  Be A-maize-d I can give a pass to.  It is corn, after all.

I was actually referring to the "toe" part.  ;)

 :-[  I thought that those were two different examples..   
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Coruscation on August 24, 2009, 04:50:20 PM
I saw a sign at an estate agents in town yesterday that said:

"We'll sell your house for £900"

... has the property market got that bad?!

Theres a Real Estate agent who advertises on TV here. The line "Most people move house after meeting Liz D" always makes me think she must be the neighbour from h@ll.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: sooverit on August 26, 2009, 08:31:13 AM
I saw a sign at an estate agents in town yesterday that said:

"We'll sell your house for £900"

... has the property market got that bad?!

Theres a Real Estate agent who advertises on TV here. The line "Most people move house after meeting Liz D" always makes me think she must be the neighbour from h@ll.

hahahahahahahahahahahaha!  i'm cracking up over this!!!!!!!!   ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: WhiteTigerCub on August 26, 2009, 11:47:39 AM
I saw a sign at an estate agents in town yesterday that said:

"We'll sell your house for £900"

... has the property market got that bad?!

Theres a Real Estate agent who advertises on TV here. The line "Most people move house after meeting Liz D" always makes me think she must be the neighbour from h@ll.

hahahahahahahahahahahaha!  i'm cracking up over this!!!!!!!!   ;D

CRUD MONKEYS!..so that's DQ's name!  :D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: CuriousGeorge on August 26, 2009, 12:26:40 PM
Ok.  Be A-maize-d I can give a pass to.  It is corn, after all.

I was actually referring to the "toe" part.  ;)

 :-[  I thought that those were two different examples..   

Heh, oops - yeah, I meant that there were two seperate signs with "toe" instead of "tow", so it wasn't just a one-time deal.  They actually printed multiple signs with that mistake.  ;)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: KitFox on August 26, 2009, 12:38:31 PM
There's a picture floating around the internet of a fast food place with a sign that's supposed to say "Now Hiring All Shifts" but they left out the "f." That always makes me chuckle.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: sooverit on August 27, 2009, 12:01:39 PM
There's a picture floating around the internet of a fast food place with a sign that's supposed to say "Now Hiring All Shifts" but they left out the "f." That always makes me chuckle.

There was a fast food place by me that had a sign that said "Now Hiring Closers" but someone stole the C...   ;)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Bellantara on August 27, 2009, 12:45:49 PM
Just saw one--actually two billboards. On the left was an ad for Nestle Quik, saying "You can't buy happiness. But you can drink it". On the right was an ad for a liquor store.  ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scritzy on August 27, 2009, 04:30:31 PM
Just saw one--actually two billboards. On the left was an ad for Nestle Quik, saying "You can't buy happiness. But you can drink it". On the right was an ad for a liquor store.  ;D

ROFL!! Talk about product placement!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on August 27, 2009, 08:36:57 PM
I passed by a photo studio (I'm guessing) today:  Children's Portraits by Picasso.  I wonder if they just picked a random artist out of a hat?  If I were to choose any famous artist to do a nice portrait of my hypothetical kid, it wouldn't be Picasso ???
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Team HoundMom on August 27, 2009, 08:47:14 PM
Just saw one--actually two billboards. On the left was an ad for Nestle Quik, saying "You can't buy happiness. But you can drink it". On the right was an ad for a liquor store.  ;D
WIN!!!  ;D

ETA: I just saw this one on the FAIL Blog!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Xallanthia on August 30, 2009, 10:00:42 PM
There's a pharmacy near my hometown called Butt Drugs. If you google it, there's a website. Apparently it's a family name and they've kind of gotten used to the jokes and sell T shirts with the logo.

My high school science teacher was Mrs. Butt!  Wonder if her husband is related...
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Tierrainney on August 30, 2009, 10:03:58 PM
Saw one today at the haircutting place that made me do a double take.  It was offering a special on coloring, including a "color shot"  but it was handwritten and I had to get up very close to see that the O in shot wasn't an i.  I didn't want to think what "color sh t" would do to my hair!

Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Sleepingmediocre on August 30, 2009, 10:07:51 PM
There's a picture floating around the internet of a fast food place with a sign that's supposed to say "Now Hiring All Shifts" but they left out the "f." That always makes me chuckle.

There was a fast food place by me that had a sign that said "Now Hiring Closers" but someone stole the C...   ;)

The 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said calendar from a few years ago featured a sign in front of a KFC that said "Daily Special:  Try Our New Zesty Owl."  Apparently it was supposed to say Zesty BOWL but the B fell off...

I also saw a sign in front of a motel where I was staying once that said "Now Hiring Front Desk."  Really? Couldn't you just go buy one from Sam's?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Ferrets on August 31, 2009, 06:47:08 AM
In a train loo, on the wall over the BIG RED emergency button - which is clearly labelled EMERGENCY: PRESS HERE, and did I mention the button is BIG and RED? - was the following official sign:

This is NOT the toilet flush button.
Pressing this button will delay the train.

Obvisouly being BIG and RED and marked EMERGENCY hasn't always sufficed to communicate the precise function of said button... ;)
 
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hobish on August 31, 2009, 03:15:09 PM
In a train loo, on the wall over the BIG RED emergency button - which is clearly labelled EMERGENCY: PRESS HERE, and did I mention the button is BIG and RED? - was the following official sign:

This is NOT the toilet flush button.
Pressing this button will delay the train.

Obvisouly being BIG and RED and marked EMERGENCY hasn't always sufficed to communicate the precise function of said button... ;)
 

Was it a beautiful, shiny button? A jolly, candy-like button? ... cuz it is really hard to hold out against a button like that!  :)


Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Stormtreader on August 31, 2009, 03:26:48 PM
In a train loo, on the wall over the BIG RED emergency button - which is clearly labelled EMERGENCY: PRESS HERE, and did I mention the button is BIG and RED? - was the following official sign:

This is NOT the toilet flush button.
Pressing this button will delay the train.

Obvisouly being BIG and RED and marked EMERGENCY hasn't always sufficed to communicate the precise function of said button... ;)
 

Was it a beautiful, shiny button? A jolly, candy-like button? ... cuz it is really hard to hold out against a button like that!  :)


NO! Thats the train emergency button, you fool! ;)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: The Opinionator on August 31, 2009, 04:13:18 PM
Speaking of big buttons, the first day I moved in halls last year, I was trying to walk out for the first time. On the wall there was a BIG GREEN button. And I mean big - maybe 2 inches in diameter? Close to that anyway. Above it a sign: "To open door, press button".

Wanna guess who spent 2 minutes trying to figure out how to open the silly door?  :-[
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Ferrets on September 01, 2009, 02:07:18 PM
In a train loo, on the wall over the BIG RED emergency button - which is clearly labelled EMERGENCY: PRESS HERE, and did I mention the button is BIG and RED? - was the following official sign:

This is NOT the toilet flush button.
Pressing this button will delay the train.

Obvisouly being BIG and RED and marked EMERGENCY hasn't always sufficed to communicate the precise function of said button... ;)
Was it a beautiful, shiny button? A jolly, candy-like button? ... cuz it is really hard to hold out against a button like that! :)
NO! Thats the train emergency button, you fool! ;)

Funnily enough...

...why, yes, it was! ;D

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m147/WolfieSara/big_red_button.png)

(And I photographed it for posterity. Yes, I have no life. ::) )

Speaking of big buttons, the first day I moved in halls last year, I was trying to walk out for the first time. On the wall there was a BIG GREEN button. And I mean big - maybe 2 inches in diameter? Close to that anyway. Above it a sign: "To open door, press button".

Wanna guess who spent 2 minutes trying to figure out how to open the silly door?  :-[

Ha! That is hilarious. :D But I'm only laughing because I've done the same or similar myself far too many times to mention! "Oh, that button? Ah..." It's like Eddie Izzard's, towards the end of a lengthy call-to-customer-service routine, spluttering incredulously: "Wha- there's an 'on' switch on the printer?!" ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hobish on September 01, 2009, 02:12:21 PM

WolfieSara, that just made my day. Thank you!  :-*
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: 2littlemonkeys on September 01, 2009, 02:45:20 PM
Ok.  Be A-maize-d I can give a pass to.  It is corn, after all.

HA!  We drove miles out of our way on a trip out west once just to visit the Corn Palace.  It was a-maize-ing.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Julep on September 01, 2009, 02:55:15 PM
Somehow I've missed this thread till now. My favorite sign ever was for a Chinese place near where I grew up. It was there for years: "The Fu King Palace" (Or was it Gourmet, I don't remember). My sister and I, being youngsters with VERY strict language rules in our home, found this delightful. We'd always request, "Can we please go to that Fu King place?" ... "I love their Fu King food!" ... "Boy, that was Fu King good!" ... and so on.

To my mom's credit, she never said a word, and aside from Chinese dining, our mouths stayed very clean.

 ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Midnight Kitty on September 01, 2009, 03:19:20 PM
Somehow I've missed this thread till now. My favorite sign ever was for a Chinese place near where I grew up. It was there for years: "The Fu King Palace" (Or was it Gourmet, I don't remember). My sister and I, being youngsters with VERY strict language rules in our home, found this delightful. We'd always request, "Can we please go to that Fu King place?" ... "I love their Fu King food!" ... "Boy, that was Fu King good!" ... and so on.

To my mom's credit, she never said a word, and aside from Chinese dining, our mouths stayed very clean.

 ;D
We have a local restaurant called Fook Yuen.  I'll bet the keiki (kids) love saying that one, too! >:D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Tsaiko on September 01, 2009, 03:47:07 PM
Some where in South Carolina there is a small Chinese restaurant called "The Golden Run."

Perhaps not the best choice in names...
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: The Opinionator on September 01, 2009, 06:14:21 PM
...snip...
Speaking of big buttons, the first day I moved in halls last year, I was trying to walk out for the first time. On the wall there was a BIG GREEN button. And I mean big - maybe 2 inches in diameter? Close to that anyway. Above it a sign: "To open door, press button".

Wanna guess who spent 2 minutes trying to figure out how to open the silly door?  :-[

Ha! That is hilarious. :D But I'm only laughing because I've done the same or similar myself far too many times to mention! "Oh, that button? Ah..." It's like Eddie Izzard's, towards the end of a lengthy call-to-customer-service routine, spluttering incredulously: "Wha- there's an 'on' switch on the printer?!" ;D

Heh, even more proof that we are in fact twins. How the world didn't implode when we met, I'll never know  ;D

And to fully finish my confession, I only managed to open the door because the sub-warden was trying to come in and had a massive box in his hands and he pointed to the button, while mouthing 'BUTTON' from the other side of the glass door. Which lead to me staring blankly at the wall, wondering what he was talking about. And then finally seeing the button. And trying to decide if there was any way to just disappear.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Sleepingmediocre on September 01, 2009, 08:18:12 PM
Some where in South Carolina there is a small Chinese restaurant called "The Golden Run."

Perhaps not the best choice in names...

There's one in Spartanburg, SC called Uncle Poon's.  I will never, ever figure out where they picked up that name...
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scritzy on September 01, 2009, 08:36:56 PM
Some where in South Carolina there is a small Chinese restaurant called "The Golden Run."

Perhaps not the best choice in names...

There used to be one in Rock Hill called Kit Chen's Kitchen.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Paper Roses on September 01, 2009, 10:21:28 PM
Some where in South Carolina there is a small Chinese restaurant called "The Golden Run."

Perhaps not the best choice in names...

There used to be one in Rock Hill called Kit Chen's Kitchen.

There's a Chinese food service company in Boston called "Yah Kee"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Silversurfer on September 01, 2009, 11:22:22 PM

There was a bunch of pamphlets at the library - they are probably still there. This one I picked up and put up on my wall at home- i thought it was hilarious!!

It was from a government agency that helps people find jobs and whatnot. It was a blue background with white writing.

"Telling people where to go since 1985"   :P
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: extranormal on September 01, 2009, 11:27:27 PM
Some where in South Carolina there is a small Chinese restaurant called "The Golden Run."

Perhaps not the best choice in names...

There used to be one in Rock Hill called Kit Chen's Kitchen.

There's a Chinese food service company in Boston called "Yah Kee"

There's a place called Dynasty Chinese Food, but when I visited it, the "Dy" had fallen off.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scritzy on September 02, 2009, 12:03:52 AM
There's a place called Dynasty Chinese Food, but when I visited it, the "Dy" had fallen off.

On our first trip to Florida (I was 10), we passed a Shell gas station. The "S" had fallen off the sign. Even my "don't say 'darn,' that's swearing!" mother thought it was funny.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: bionelly on September 02, 2009, 04:55:41 AM
There's a place called Dynasty Chinese Food, but when I visited it, the "Dy" had fallen off.

On our first trip to Florida (I was 10), we passed a Shell gas station. The "S" had fallen off the sign. Even my "don't say 'darn,' that's swearing!" mother thought it was funny.

There's a pharmacy near here where the "P" on their sign is burnt out, so now it says "harmacy".  Considering that it's right next to a hospital with an extremely bad reputation, it seems kind of appropriate.  :P
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: thebeckster on September 02, 2009, 09:25:09 AM
There is a chinese restaurant near us that only has carry out. It's called the Takee Outee.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RedWolf on September 02, 2009, 10:53:55 AM
In a train loo, on the wall over the BIG RED emergency button - which is clearly labelled EMERGENCY: PRESS HERE, and did I mention the button is BIG and RED? - was the following official sign:

This is NOT the toilet flush button.
Pressing this button will delay the train.

Obvisouly being BIG and RED and marked EMERGENCY hasn't always sufficed to communicate the precise function of said button... ;)
 

Was it a beautiful, shiny button? A jolly, candy-like button? ... cuz it is really hard to hold out against a button like that!  :)


Well, they didn't say what kind of emergency. Maybe a flush wasn't enough?  :-X

In my hometown there's a business called Killer for Hire. It's a pest control/exterminator.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Camarynne on September 03, 2009, 09:27:51 PM
We've got an interesting Chinese restaurant near here too, though I've  never eaten there and it's been open for over 20 years  but...

Ho's Kitchen?

No. Just...no.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Midnight Kitty on September 04, 2009, 12:53:33 PM
We've got an interesting Chinese restaurant near here too, though I've  never eaten there and it's been open for over 20 years  but...

Ho's Kitchen?

No. Just...no.

One of my coworkers last name is Ho.  She visited the village in China where her grandparents were born.  They immigrated to Hawaii and became an American success story.  My coworker is an attorney and so is her sister.  Their grandparent sent money, lots of money, back to their village for decades.  My coworker was greeted as a VIP because that money made a huge difference to the village and many remember her grandparents' generosity.

She told me, "Yes, there are a lot of Ho's in the village."  She has a great sense of humor ;)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: drebay on September 04, 2009, 12:56:38 PM

She told me, "Yes, there are a lot of Ho's in the village."  She has a great sense of humor ;)

My husband chuckles every time I say Idaho. 
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: magicdomino on September 04, 2009, 02:15:27 PM
At a nearby animal shelter:

Certified Pre-Owned Cats
Check out our showroom!


 :)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: drebay on September 04, 2009, 03:21:13 PM
At a nearby animal shelter:

Certified Pre-Owned Cats
Check out our showroom!


 :)

I love it!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scritzy on September 04, 2009, 08:00:20 PM
At a nearby animal shelter:

Certified Pre-Owned Cats
Check out our showroom!


 :)

That's freakin' adorable! (http://smilies.vidahost.com/contrib/fk/cat.gif)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hobish on September 11, 2009, 06:41:15 AM

She told me, "Yes, there are a lot of Ho's in the village."  She has a great sense of humor ;)

My husband chuckles every time I say Idaho. 

I love the t-shirt

Idaho?
No! Udaho!

Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Julep on September 14, 2009, 10:02:56 PM
There's one in Spartanburg, SC called Uncle Poon's.  I will never, ever figure out where they picked up that name...

I had to go look this post up, cause just now on Leno, he had one called the House of Poon! Till I found your post, I was telling fiance "I just saw that! I just saw it on eHell! Holy Poon!"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Sleepingmediocre on September 21, 2009, 05:53:56 PM
 :D  Isn't that amazing?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Dazi on September 24, 2009, 04:14:00 PM
I don't know about cracking me up, but there is a sign I find *very* puzzling.  Everyday, for the past several years, I drive by a sign that states "Hidden Driveway 200 ft"...

I have yet to find the "hidden driveway".  Everytime I see the sign I look.

My choices are that:
1.  I can't judge 200 feet
2.  the driveway doesn't  exist
3.  the people who put up the sign have confused the word "driveway" with "street" because that is what is approximately 200 feet from the sign.
3a.  If that is the case, then I am still confused because the street is a clearly paved/marked/visible.
4.  The "hidden driveway" is some kind of mystical portal only the very special can find.

Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: blue2000 on September 24, 2009, 05:10:42 PM
Maybe it is the driveway of house #9 3/4?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: extranormal on September 24, 2009, 05:41:22 PM
Maybe it is the driveway of house #9 3/4?

Just drive your car really fast into that tree...
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Dazi on September 24, 2009, 05:45:28 PM
Maybe it is the driveway of house #9 3/4?

Just drive your car really fast into that tree...

<snigger>...I tell you it is nearly infuriating.  I am half tempted to borrow one of those measuring things that the police use to walk off accident scenes to see if I am crazy or not.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on September 24, 2009, 05:57:26 PM
Dazi, all I can think is that the driveway/street isn't visible until you're right on top of it.  So, it would be "hidden" until you're almost there, and they want you to have warning to look out for traffic coming from it. 

I do like the 9 3/4 theory, though ;)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: NutMeg on September 25, 2009, 12:43:52 AM
One that makes me chuckle everytime I pass it, in the cafeteria of a major Canadian University. It's an add for Telus that says, "Fast and Affordable, it's like a double major!" Way to miss your target audience, because I know they wanted us to think, "Hey, two things at the same time... Double major!" But I'm pretty sure everyone who actually reads it thinks, "A double major is fast and affordable? Morons!"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: JonGirl on September 25, 2009, 07:19:02 AM
There used to be a truck driving around our area that said:
Bonanza Landscaping: Keeping your Lawn Green.
I'm deadly serious :D ;D

I also knew a florist called The Lone Hydranga
And a furniture shop called Sofa So good.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: thebeckster on September 25, 2009, 07:52:57 AM
There used to be a truck driving around our area that said:
Bonanza Landscaping: Keeping your Lawn Green.
I'm deadly serious
:D ;D

I also knew a florist called The Lone Hydranga
And a furniture shop called Sofa So good.
It took me a minute to get this.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Midnight Kitty on September 25, 2009, 12:39:40 PM
There used to be a truck driving around our area that said:
Bonanza Landscaping: Keeping your Lawn Green.
I'm deadly serious
:D ;D
It took me a minute to get this.
I'm embarrassed, but I'm still lost :-[ ???
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hobish on September 25, 2009, 12:41:32 PM
There used to be a truck driving around our area that said:
Bonanza Landscaping: Keeping your Lawn Green.
I'm deadly serious
:D ;D
It took me a minute to get this.
I'm embarrassed, but I'm still lost :-[ ???

So am i.

Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Samantha on September 25, 2009, 01:09:49 PM
One of the stars of the TV show Bonanza was named Lorne Greene.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Midnight Kitty on September 25, 2009, 01:16:08 PM
One of the stars of the TV show Bonanza was named Lorne Greene.
D'oh, I knew that! (http://bestsmileys.com/doh/2.gif)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: CG on September 28, 2009, 07:51:42 PM
I don't know about cracking me up, but there is a sign I find *very* puzzling.  Everyday, for the past several years, I drive by a sign that states "Hidden Driveway 200 ft"...

I have yet to find the "hidden driveway".  Everytime I see the sign I look.

My choices are that:
1.  I can't judge 200 feet
2.  the driveway doesn't  exist
3.  the people who put up the sign have confused the word "driveway" with "street" because that is what is approximately 200 feet from the sign.
3a.  If that is the case, then I am still confused because the street is a clearly paved/marked/visible.
4.  The "hidden driveway" is some kind of mystical portal only the very special can find.



Well, in some areas, driveways practically are streets, or there are communal driveways. Generally these occur in rural areas...
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Dazi on September 28, 2009, 08:01:14 PM
I don't know about cracking me up, but there is a sign I find *very* puzzling.  Everyday, for the past several years, I drive by a sign that states "Hidden Driveway 200 ft"...

I have yet to find the "hidden driveway".  Everytime I see the sign I look.

My choices are that:
1.  I can't judge 200 feet
2.  the driveway doesn't exist
3.  the people who put up the sign have confused the word "driveway" with "street" because that is what is approximately 200 feet from the sign.
3a.  If that is the case, then I am still confused because the street is a clearly paved/marked/visible.
4.  The "hidden driveway" is some kind of mystical portal only the very special can find.



Well, in some areas, driveways practically are streets, or there are communal driveways. Generally these occur in rural areas...

It is on a regularly traveled city street.  I looked again.  There are 2 driveways (big enough for two cars) and a street after the sign.  They are all clearly visible...the driveways are even painted a colour so they are extra easy to see.  I am still  ??? ??? ???.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Suze on September 28, 2009, 08:06:17 PM
maybe there was some bush or something there when the sign was put up that no longer exists

thus - not really needing the sign

but there it is.....
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: purplemuse on September 29, 2009, 10:23:24 AM
I don't know about cracking me up, but there is a sign I find *very* puzzling.  Everyday, for the past several years, I drive by a sign that states "Hidden Driveway 200 ft"...

I have yet to find the "hidden driveway".  Everytime I see the sign I look.

My choices are that:
1.  I can't judge 200 feet
2.  the driveway doesn't  exist
3.  the people who put up the sign have confused the word "driveway" with "street" because that is what is approximately 200 feet from the sign.
3a.  If that is the case, then I am still confused because the street is a clearly paved/marked/visible.
4.  The "hidden driveway" is some kind of mystical portal only the very special can find.



The sign makes sense to me-- of course you can't find the driveway-- it's hidden  ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Dazi on September 29, 2009, 06:42:23 PM
I don't know about cracking me up, but there is a sign I find *very* puzzling.  Everyday, for the past several years, I drive by a sign that states "Hidden Driveway 200 ft"...

I have yet to find the "hidden driveway".  Everytime I see the sign I look.

My choices are that:
1.  I can't judge 200 feet
2.  the driveway doesn't exist
3.  the people who put up the sign have confused the word "driveway" with "street" because that is what is approximately 200 feet from the sign.
3a.  If that is the case, then I am still confused because the street is a clearly paved/marked/visible.
4.  The "hidden driveway" is some kind of mystical portal only the very special can find.



The sign makes sense to me-- of course you can't find the driveway-- it's hidden  ;D


<jumps up and down and does a happy dance>  I figured it out! You can't see the second driveway from the other direction.  So some genius put the sign on the wrong side of the road and in the opposite facing direction of what it should be.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Midnight Kitty on September 29, 2009, 08:00:42 PM
I don't know about cracking me up, but there is a sign I find *very* puzzling.  Everyday, for the past several years, I drive by a sign that states "Hidden Driveway 200 ft"...

I have yet to find the "hidden driveway".  Everytime I see the sign I look.

My choices are that:
1.  I can't judge 200 feet
2.  the driveway doesn't exist
3.  the people who put up the sign have confused the word "driveway" with "street" because that is what is approximately 200 feet from the sign.
3a.  If that is the case, then I am still confused because the street is a clearly paved/marked/visible.
4.  The "hidden driveway" is some kind of mystical portal only the very special can find.



The sign makes sense to me-- of course you can't find the driveway-- it's hidden  ;D


<jumps up and down and does a happy dance>  I figured it out! You can't see the second driveway from the other direction.  So some genius put the sign on the wrong side of the road and in the opposite facing direction of what it should be.

It's there for the people driving backwards >:D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Slartibartfast on September 30, 2009, 12:25:38 AM
Taken last week by a friend of mine:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3448/3953272102_8d94630728.jpg)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Lillie82 on February 07, 2010, 07:25:40 PM
Don't have a picture, and maybe this isn't the kind of "sign" you were thinking of, but one of my college years, I was moving back into the dorm, and the following message was written on the message board by the Head Resident's room:

"It smells like something died upstairs. That's not a metaphor. It smells like Eau de dead pet."

I know the concept of a dead pet isn't usually funny. Somehow, it was just the way it was worded.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Mopsy428 on February 13, 2010, 05:42:34 PM
One that makes me chuckle everytime I pass it, in the cafeteria of a major Canadian University. It's an add for Telus that says, "Fast and Affordable, it's like a double major!" Way to miss your target audience, because I know they wanted us to think, "Hey, two things at the same time... Double major!" But I'm pretty sure everyone who actually reads it thinks, "A double major is fast and affordable? Morons!"
LOL! I went to a Canadian university (I'm American), did the double major, and I would have agreed that the double major was at least affordable, especially compared to the American universities.  :D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: geordicat on February 13, 2010, 06:06:41 PM
In high school, we passed a plumbing shop that was on a street called Worst.  The plumbing shop was called Best.  Their sign read "Best on Worst Plumbing"  cracked me up very time.

We also passed a family surgeon by the name of Slaughter. 

um...I may have chosen a different profession, or changed my name.  Dr. Slaughter, Family Surgeon.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: extranormal on February 13, 2010, 06:18:15 PM
Caltech got pranked via freeway sign once. There's a roadsign that reads:

California Institute of Technology

Pasadena City College

Next exit


Students from Caltech's rival school painted parentheses around Pasadena City College.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: who_said_what_now on February 17, 2010, 01:05:44 PM
I saw this one in a store in Cambridge, Massachusetts, many years ago:

"I don't care if you're from Harvard and can't count or from MIT and can't read; this line is for 10 items or less ONLY"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: LadyClaire on February 17, 2010, 01:32:49 PM
Unfortunate billboard placement:

Going down the interstate, I noticed a billboard for a local hospital that read "we know what's best for mother and baby"

The billboard underneath it: an ad for a local liquor store.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Shea on February 17, 2010, 01:55:11 PM
Unfortunate billboard placement:

Going down the interstate, I noticed a billboard for a local hospital that read "we know what's best for mother and baby"

The billboard underneath it: an ad for a local liquor store.

Too bad you didn't get a picture of it! It's the perfect candidate for FailBlog >:D.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: LadyClaire on February 17, 2010, 02:16:59 PM
Unfortunate billboard placement:

Going down the interstate, I noticed a billboard for a local hospital that read "we know what's best for mother and baby"

The billboard underneath it: an ad for a local liquor store.

Too bad you didn't get a picture of it! It's the perfect candidate for FailBlog >:D.

I know. DF was driving, so if I'd had my camera I could have gotten a picture. I really need to start carrying my camera around with me!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scritzy on February 17, 2010, 03:18:55 PM
Unfortunate billboard placement:

Going down the interstate, I noticed a billboard for a local hospital that read "we know what's best for mother and baby"

The billboard underneath it: an ad for a local liquor store.

Too bad you didn't get a picture of it! It's the perfect candidate for FailBlog >:D.

Awesome!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: PeasNCues on February 17, 2010, 04:57:49 PM
Not a sign but a license plate... was behind a DC car that had plates that said, "Taxation without Representation."

Actually, we'd prefer NO taxation without representation, D.C.. Nice try, though!  ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Hushabye on February 17, 2010, 06:56:44 PM
Not a sign but a license plate... was behind a DC car that had plates that said, "Taxation without Representation."

Actually, we'd prefer NO taxation without representation, D.C.. Nice try, though!  ;D

It's a reference to the fact that although DC has representatives in Congress, said representatives do not have the power to vote.  Therefore, DC residents are, indeed, taxed without representation.  It's a very hot-button issue among DC residents.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Sharnita on February 17, 2010, 07:06:18 PM
I saw a sign advertising a tanning salon called "The Tannery"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: extranormal on February 17, 2010, 07:09:56 PM
I saw a sign advertising a tanning salon called "The Tannery"

Pretty honest, I'd say!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: WolfWay on February 18, 2010, 02:16:11 AM
A firm of estate agents- called Dolittle & Dalley!
I occasionally drive past a lawyers firm called "Masters and Savant". Makes me giggle everytime.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: WolfWay on February 18, 2010, 02:19:20 AM
Has everyone seen those billboard trucks?  Maybe they're just a big city thing, but they're basically a billboard on a truck bed, that drives around town advertising for you.  One day, during some big event (I don't remember what it was), BF and I saw three driving past, one right after another.  #1 was a vodka ad, #2 was an ad for a well known strip club, and #3 was for a tattoo parlor.  We thought it was a very interesting combination :)
Near where I used to live, in one building there was a Bed Shop, an Adult World erotica shop, and a strip club.

Another great building combo was a church on the top floor over another Adult World.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: JonGirl on February 18, 2010, 03:38:23 AM



I seen this at a warehouse clearance store just recently:
Pack of 2 cushion
was 19.99
now 19.95
I actually have a photo of it on my phone!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: PeasNCues on February 18, 2010, 06:44:56 AM
Not a sign but a license plate... was behind a DC car that had plates that said, "Taxation without Representation."

Actually, we'd prefer NO taxation without representation, D.C.. Nice try, though!  ;D

It's a reference to the fact that although DC has representatives in Congress, said representatives do not have the power to vote.  Therefore, DC residents are, indeed, taxed without representation.  It's a very hot-button issue among DC residents.

LOL! I'm glad it makes sense, then, because I was like, "WHY would they put that on a license plate when they are missing a vital word?!?"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Luci on February 18, 2010, 08:01:14 AM
I saw a Bible bookstore and adult entertainment advertised together on one of those two story billboards.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Marisol on February 18, 2010, 10:08:01 AM
My friend worked at an attorney office "Hiscock&Barkley".  Her email address read Sarah @Hiscock.com

They recently changed email addresses for the whole company.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Martienne on February 18, 2010, 10:09:54 AM
There's a local mechanical and welding shop that had the following on their ad board:

IF WE C И'T FIX IT
ITS NOT
BROKE

It was this way for years, but I never got around to taking a photo before they finally did fix it. So I guess if it IS broken, they can fix it, it will just take them 7-8 years.

If you have ever seen a Waffle House restaurant, you know that each letter in the sign is in a separate square. One night we passed by the local store and the light in the 'U' square had burnt out. So it said:

WAFFLE
HO SE

This just give me a hilarious mental picture. Unfortunately they fixed this sign in a very prompt manner.

There is a local garden club that started in the early 20th century as a men's garden club. At some point it became less of a club for upper-crust gentlemen gardeners and they went more casual with it and allowed women to join. A sign downtown advertising its new manifestation says:

City Men's Garden Club
It's just not for men anymore.

Obviously the member who painted the sign didn't take to the new rules allowing women to join.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Hushabye on February 18, 2010, 11:33:25 AM
Driving down I-40 in Missouri, you see a lot of that sort of thing -- one billboard advertising an upcoming adult store, either immediately followed or preceded by a billboard saying "Jesus Saves"/"P0rn Destroys Lives"/other religious sentiments.  It's an awkwardly hilarious juxtaposition.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Marisol on February 18, 2010, 01:23:30 PM
Bat Cave is indeed in the NC mountains, but Chip and I have been there and I have yet to see a bat, much less a cave. Nice gift shop there, though.

It drives Chip crazy because every time we pass the sign, I flap my arms like bat wings. I told him it was a tradition since my childhood, and I'm not about to stop now. ;)

I've passed Bat Cave many times in our trips and we've tried stopping several times to find the bat cave.  So far no luck.  =(



"Bridge freezes before road":  As a kid I always thought that meant that the part of the bridge right before the road freezes.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scritzy on February 18, 2010, 02:28:11 PM
Bat Cave is indeed in the NC mountains, but Chip and I have been there and I have yet to see a bat, much less a cave. Nice gift shop there, though.

It drives Chip crazy because every time we pass the sign, I flap my arms like bat wings. I told him it was a tradition since my childhood, and I'm not about to stop now. ;)

I've passed Bat Cave many times in our trips and we've tried stopping several times to find the bat cave.  So far no luck.  =(

Apparently there is no bat cave. Chip said he inquired once as to the whereabouts of the bat cave and was told it didn't exist.

I have a feeling back in the recesses of time there was a bat cave, but it's long been gone.

(Incidentally, Bat Cave is where my parents went on their honeymoon.)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Slartibartfast on February 18, 2010, 02:30:58 PM
(http://failblog.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/fail-owned-lease-subway-sign-placement-fail.jpg)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Marisol on February 18, 2010, 02:33:23 PM
Bat Cave is indeed in the NC mountains, but Chip and I have been there and I have yet to see a bat, much less a cave. Nice gift shop there, though.

It drives Chip crazy because every time we pass the sign, I flap my arms like bat wings. I told him it was a tradition since my childhood, and I'm not about to stop now. ;)

I've passed Bat Cave many times in our trips and we've tried stopping several times to find the bat cave.  So far no luck.  =(

Apparently there is no bat cave. Chip said he inquired once as to the whereabouts of the bat cave and was told it didn't exist.

I have a feeling back in the recesses of time there was a bat cave, but it's long been gone.

(Incidentally, Bat Cave is where my parents went on their honeymoon.)

News to pass on to my husband.  We would have kept on trying to find it.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: PeasNCues on February 18, 2010, 02:35:14 PM
Bat Cave is indeed in the NC mountains, but Chip and I have been there and I have yet to see a bat, much less a cave. Nice gift shop there, though.

It drives Chip crazy because every time we pass the sign, I flap my arms like bat wings. I told him it was a tradition since my childhood, and I'm not about to stop now. ;)

I've passed Bat Cave many times in our trips and we've tried stopping several times to find the bat cave.  So far no luck.  =(

Apparently there is no bat cave. Chip said he inquired once as to the whereabouts of the bat cave and was told it didn't exist.

I have a feeling back in the recesses of time there was a bat cave, but it's long been gone.

(Incidentally, Bat Cave is where my parents went on their honeymoon.)

News to pass on to my husband.  We would have kept on trying to find it.

What is in Bat Cave if there are no Caves or Bats and no Batman and no secret Batman lair? That's false advertising!!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scritzy on February 18, 2010, 02:38:24 PM
Bat Cave is indeed in the NC mountains, but Chip and I have been there and I have yet to see a bat, much less a cave. Nice gift shop there, though.

It drives Chip crazy because every time we pass the sign, I flap my arms like bat wings. I told him it was a tradition since my childhood, and I'm not about to stop now. ;)

I've passed Bat Cave many times in our trips and we've tried stopping several times to find the bat cave.  So far no luck.  =(

Apparently there is no bat cave. Chip said he inquired once as to the whereabouts of the bat cave and was told it didn't exist.

I have a feeling back in the recesses of time there was a bat cave, but it's long been gone.

(Incidentally, Bat Cave is where my parents went on their honeymoon.)

News to pass on to my husband.  We would have kept on trying to find it.

What is in Bat Cave if there are no Caves or Bats and no Batman and no secret Batman lair? That's false advertising!!

LOL!! Maybe the Green Hornet lives there and he just wanted to throw the enemy off track. ;)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Marisol on February 18, 2010, 03:11:36 PM
Bat Cave is indeed in the NC mountains, but Chip and I have been there and I have yet to see a bat, much less a cave. Nice gift shop there, though.

It drives Chip crazy because every time we pass the sign, I flap my arms like bat wings. I told him it was a tradition since my childhood, and I'm not about to stop now. ;)

I've passed Bat Cave many times in our trips and we've tried stopping several times to find the bat cave.  So far no luck.  =(

Apparently there is no bat cave. Chip said he inquired once as to the whereabouts of the bat cave and was told it didn't exist.

I have a feeling back in the recesses of time there was a bat cave, but it's long been gone.

(Incidentally, Bat Cave is where my parents went on their honeymoon.)

News to pass on to my husband.  We would have kept on trying to find it.

What is in Bat Cave if there are no Caves or Bats and no Batman and no secret Batman lair? That's false advertising!!

There are a lot of caves in the mountains around that area.  I bet the locals named it after one of these caves.  And now no one knows which one, and it might not have been all that impressive in the first place.

There is a road in Va called Man Ely.  I love it.  Ely lives at the end of that road.  He named it after himself.

There is also a Hurricane alley.  Named after what was actually a tornado, not a hurricane.

Also: Sarahs Bent.  Bent being the local word for "bend".  As in the road itself bends sharply and Sarah's husband named it after her because it leads to their house.  I love all the little local roads in that area.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Luci on February 18, 2010, 04:13:15 PM
'Flicks' is a movie rental place (maybe a chain). The name is written in all capital letters, the letters are very close together. When the sign is lit, the 'L' and 'I' blend, so it looks like a 5 letter word. I was surprised at how long that sign stayed up!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: kitty-cat on February 18, 2010, 04:28:55 PM
There was a place near where by BF lives that had a sign that said: "Hot Beer and Cold Girls"

It took them about 2 years to change it..
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hobish on February 18, 2010, 04:38:34 PM
Has everyone seen those billboard trucks?  Maybe they're just a big city thing, but they're basically a billboard on a truck bed, that drives around town advertising for you.  One day, during some big event (I don't remember what it was), BF and I saw three driving past, one right after another.  #1 was a vodka ad, #2 was an ad for a well known strip club, and #3 was for a tattoo parlor.  We thought it was a very interesting combination :)
Near where I used to live, in one building there was a Bed Shop, an Adult World erotica shop, and a strip club.

Another great building combo was a church on the top floor over another Adult World.

Interesting. One of the major strip clubs in my area uses them, too. There is nothing in the truck. It’s just a small trailer they pull around advertising the place. I’ve never seen that particular method used by anything other than the strip club.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: drebay on February 18, 2010, 05:14:14 PM
Interesting. One of the major strip clubs in my area uses them, too. There is nothing in the truck. It’s just a small trailer they pull around advertising the place. I’ve never seen that particular method used by anything other than the strip club.

I see them quite a bit around Hollywood and the Sunset strip during weekend nights. They're not usually advertising strip clubs (though there's one chain that has a couple of their own), but it's usually more adult stuff like alcohol, party services, or even specialty designer jeans.

I guess we are boring here.  We see those for the local flea market.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on February 18, 2010, 08:58:08 PM
Interesting. One of the major strip clubs in my area uses them, too. There is nothing in the truck. It’s just a small trailer they pull around advertising the place. I’ve never seen that particular method used by anything other than the strip club.

I see them quite a bit around Hollywood and the Sunset strip during weekend nights. They're not usually advertising strip clubs (though there's one chain that has a couple of their own), but it's usually more adult stuff like alcohol, party services, or even specialty designer jeans.

I guess we are boring here.  We see those for the local flea market.

Either that, or you have one hell of a flea market ;)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Dindrane on February 18, 2010, 10:33:08 PM
I live in a city bisected by a river.  On the bridge I have to cross to get between work and home, there's a sign posted that I've always found amusing.  It reads:

EXTREME HAZARD
NO JUMPING

Obviously, they're telling you not to jump off the bridge, which makes perfect sense.  But they way they wrote the sign always makes me think that it's advertising some kind of extreme sport.

Also, DF just sent me this photo yesterday:

(http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o308/djmelgazo/18039_291100700558_816215558_347-1.jpg)

If you say it out loud, it sounds like a really exaggerated accent in DF's home country.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Samantha on February 18, 2010, 11:25:55 PM
Interesting. One of the major strip clubs in my area uses them, too. There is nothing in the truck. It’s just a small trailer they pull around advertising the place. I’ve never seen that particular method used by anything other than the strip club.

I see them quite a bit around Hollywood and the Sunset strip during weekend nights. They're not usually advertising strip clubs (though there's one chain that has a couple of their own), but it's usually more adult stuff like alcohol, party services, or even specialty designer jeans.

I guess we are boring here.  We see those for the local flea market.

When I was in San Diego, I saw them advertising for a jewelry store. I think it was Robbins Brothers, because they had mannequins of the brothers on the truck, that would "wave" as they were driven down the road. It was freaky!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: ZaftigWife on February 19, 2010, 05:10:34 PM
Bat Cave is indeed in the NC mountains, but Chip and I have been there and I have yet to see a bat, much less a cave. Nice gift shop there, though.

It drives Chip crazy because every time we pass the sign, I flap my arms like bat wings. I told him it was a tradition since my childhood, and I'm not about to stop now. ;)

I've passed Bat Cave many times in our trips and we've tried stopping several times to find the bat cave.  So far no luck.  =(

Apparently there is no bat cave. Chip said he inquired once as to the whereabouts of the bat cave and was told it didn't exist.

I have a feeling back in the recesses of time there was a bat cave, but it's long been gone.

(Incidentally, Bat Cave is where my parents went on their honeymoon.)

News to pass on to my husband.  We would have kept on trying to find it.

What is in Bat Cave if there are no Caves or Bats and no Batman and no secret Batman lair? That's false advertising!!

LOL!! Maybe the Green Hornet lives there and he just wanted to throw the enemy off track. ;)

My in-laws live just off the Bat Cave exit!

(Alas, Bat Cave is just a town.)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Schmoopie3928 on February 19, 2010, 05:39:07 PM
While DH and I were on our Honeymoon, we were driving around Tampa, FL. A bright red Porche passed us with a license plate that read BUKTLST I loved it!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scritzy on February 19, 2010, 09:49:32 PM
Well, maybe not so much the sign...

(http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs172.snc3/19965_481282590634_354794940634_10957823_1149493_n.jpg)

Hehehehe.

Seagull for the win!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Dazi on February 20, 2010, 07:01:49 AM
I saw one the other day that I found amusing.

You Don't Have to be Crazy to Work Here...Don't worry, We'll train you.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scritzy on February 20, 2010, 08:19:14 PM
I saw one the other day that I found amusing.

You Don't Have to be Crazy to Work Here...Don't worry, We'll train you.

Hehehehehehehe ... bet I'd like working there. I could be the trainer.  >:D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Shoo on February 21, 2010, 12:14:12 PM
While DH and I were on our Honeymoon, we were driving around Tampa, FL. A bright red Porche passed us with a license plate that read BUKTLST I loved it!

I am not smart enough to figure this one out!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: White Dragon on February 21, 2010, 12:23:55 PM
BUKTLST

I think it means "Bucket List" as in "One of the things I want to do before I kick the bucket (die"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Schmoopie3928 on February 21, 2010, 12:26:01 PM
It does stand for Bucket List. Seeing as it was such a flashy car made me grin. I can only guess it was a man in mid life crisis. ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Shoo on February 21, 2010, 12:28:30 PM
Must be a Florida thing.  :)  Never heard of a bucket list before.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: VorFemme on February 21, 2010, 12:51:50 PM
Recent movie with Jack Nicholson(?) - haven't seen it yet...........I need to check the shelf of unwatched DVDs.  Might be a good time to pop some corn, grab a diet soda, and my DH for a movie session........or maybe I'll inventory, first.

Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scritzy on February 21, 2010, 01:04:40 PM
Recent movie with Jack Nicholson(?) - haven't seen it yet...........I need to check the shelf of unwatched DVDs.  Might be a good time to pop some corn, grab a diet soda, and my DH for a movie session........or maybe I'll inventory, first.

Yes, Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. Warning: You will be laughing through your tears and crying through your laughter.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Hushabye on February 21, 2010, 04:56:42 PM
Not a sign but a license plate... was behind a DC car that had plates that said, "Taxation without Representation."

Actually, we'd prefer NO taxation without representation, D.C.. Nice try, though!  ;D

It's a reference to the fact that although DC has representatives in Congress, said representatives do not have the power to vote.  Therefore, DC residents are, indeed, taxed without representation.  It's a very hot-button issue among DC residents.

LOL! I'm glad it makes sense, then, because I was like, "WHY would they put that on a license plate when they are missing a vital word?!?"

Oh, they know what they're doing, all right.  They wanted to have it on their quarter, too, but the Department of Treasury vetoed it.  It did make me glad I decided to live in VA when I was in the area, though -- the tax rate in DC is pretty high compared to VA and MD!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Schmoopie3928 on February 21, 2010, 06:55:53 PM
Recent movie with Jack Nicholson(?) - haven't seen it yet...........I need to check the shelf of unwatched DVDs.  Might be a good time to pop some corn, grab a diet soda, and my DH for a movie session........or maybe I'll inventory, first.

Yes, Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. Warning: You will be laughing through your tears and crying through your laughter.

It is a great movie. And Scritzy is right. I think it's a 3 tissue film.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: demarco on February 21, 2010, 07:50:45 PM
Sign posted on outdoor picnic table section of a takeout restaurant in the Northeast DH and I visit every year:

 "No alcohol, no dogs" 

I know what they mean but it cracks me up to see the two things mentioned together.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scritzy on February 22, 2010, 01:55:35 AM
Sign posted on outdoor picnic table section of a takeout restaurant in the Northeast DH and I visit every year:

 "No alcohol, no dogs" 

I know what they mean but it cracks me up to see the two things mentioned together.


Picturing a dog saying, "Here's my license tag. Does that prove I'm old enough? My beer, please!"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Marisol on March 08, 2010, 11:18:38 AM
Maybe this isn't all that funny, but I liked it:

Fly Shop.

Recently they changed the name to "Fly Fishing Shop" but I really prefered it as "Fly Shop".
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: PeasNCues on March 08, 2010, 11:21:57 AM
There is a sign on base that I seriously need a picture of.

One of the roads to get out a back gate cuts along the landing strip for the base airplanes. So, you can't go down this road when a plane is taking off because of the jet-propulsion. There is a traffic light and a warning sign to tell you when and where to stop.

The sign is a picture of an airplane with a car being blown away behind it. It makes me giggle, I don't know why.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Shea on March 08, 2010, 01:27:35 PM
(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd161/DanaanMI/3963018025_f9d9161b48.jpg)
This sign appears all over Portland Oregon by the MAX (light rail) and streetcar tracks. It's a good thing to warn about, but they look so funny that they're a running joke in Portland. People like to make additions to them, like this:
(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd161/DanaanMI/2495012212_223dd5bed8.jpg)

Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: LadyClaire on March 08, 2010, 03:06:00 PM
(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd161/DanaanMI/3963018025_f9d9161b48.jpg)
This sign appears all over Portland Oregon by the MAX (light rail) and streetcar tracks. It's a good thing to warn about, but they look so funny that they're a running joke in Portland. People like to make additions to them, like this:
(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd161/DanaanMI/2495012212_223dd5bed8.jpg)



I love that! There should be a blog devoted to the sign additions. I'd love to see more.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on March 08, 2010, 03:25:40 PM
Shea, BF insists that you post more of those ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Ferrets on March 08, 2010, 04:25:21 PM
Yer standard British 'Roadworks' sign...
(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m147/WolfieSara/transportation_roadworks_sign--JPG2.jpg)

...and a photograph of a rather jolly alteration to one :D :
(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m147/WolfieSara/1559546514_3b64bfd672.jpg)
'Brolly Man' photo (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8361414@N05/1559546514) by ludvig van standard lamp (http://www.flickr.com/photos/charlie_harvey/) on Flickr, Creative Commons-licensed
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: baglady on March 08, 2010, 06:00:41 PM
Sign posted on outdoor picnic table section of a takeout restaurant in the Northeast DH and I visit every year:

 "No alcohol, no dogs" 

I know what they mean but it cracks me up to see the two things mentioned together.


Maybe it means you can't bring your dog unless you buy/bring an alcoholic beverage?  ;)

A beverage store in my area has a sign on the door that says:

NO
SMOKING
ROLLER SKATING
DOGS

I always get a giggle, picturing a dog on roller skates with a cigarette in his mouth!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Suze on March 08, 2010, 06:24:12 PM
http://www.outlands.org/

don't have any of the pics handy -- but check out the sheid in this link

see how it looks a LOT like a deer crossing sign.....

apparently there are quite a few signs that have little duct tape crowns on them all around Colorado - and New Mexico and Whyoming
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Shea on March 08, 2010, 10:25:00 PM
Shea, BF insists that you post more of those ;D

I will try to find more :D.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scritzy on March 08, 2010, 11:05:01 PM
[(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd161/DanaanMI/2495012212_223dd5bed8.jpg)

Okay, that one belongs in Louisiana. ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Dazi on March 09, 2010, 06:25:32 AM
[(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd161/DanaanMI/2495012212_223dd5bed8.jpg)

Okay, that one belongs in Louisiana. ;D

or Florida  ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: drebay on March 09, 2010, 12:18:52 PM
Nah, we get to keep it in Oregon.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: claddagh lass on March 11, 2010, 12:51:55 PM
This one was sent to me.
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y218/LadyDernhelm/dogsign.jpg)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scritzy on March 11, 2010, 02:15:46 PM
ROFL!! Go, puppy!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: saddened on March 12, 2010, 04:19:28 AM
The police in this city have signs that say 'Police now targeting', then there's a space for a temporary sign. They usually have things like drink-driving, speeding or seatbelts. There's one a few blocks away that was blank for ages so someone's added the words 'your money'. Cracked me up every time I saw it (it's gone now).
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: mechtilde on March 12, 2010, 07:13:36 AM
We once saw an estate agents' (realtors) called "Doolittle and Dalley"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: M-theory on March 12, 2010, 07:36:59 AM
This doesn't crack me up so much as it causes apoplexy.

Billboard for local newspaper: "Who can you trust to give the whole story." (Punctuation theirs, not mine.)

Who indeed?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: baglady on March 13, 2010, 10:25:43 PM
This doesn't crack me up so much as it causes apoplexy.

Billboard for local newspaper: "Who can you trust to give the whole story." (Punctuation theirs, not mine.)

Who indeed?


Not to mention that it should be "Whom." (But I'd give "Who" a pass under the "Who Ya Gonna Call?" rule.)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: M-theory on March 14, 2010, 05:06:20 AM
This doesn't crack me up so much as it causes apoplexy.

Billboard for local newspaper: "Who can you trust to give the whole story." (Punctuation theirs, not mine.)

Who indeed?


Not to mention that it should be "Whom." (But I'd give "Who" a pass under the "Who Ya Gonna Call?" rule.

I'm pretty lax about grammar, but that kind of punctuation foolishness...gah.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: M-theory on March 15, 2010, 05:16:15 PM
Yesterday, my SO and I were in a Judaica store looking for a book. Since it's coming up on Passover, stores are trotting out all the Passover-related stuff, namely shmura matzah, matzah which is considered superior because it's made by ultra-observant Jews living in Israel. It's quite pricy - I've seen a small box of it go for US$45, and they claimed to be selling it at a loss.

In any case, there was a display of last year's shmura matzah. There was a little basket of samples, along with the sign "LAST YEAR'S - SEE IF YOU CAN TASTE THE DIFFERENCE!" If you've never had matzah before, in the plain form it's like a big, thin, unsalted cracker - dry and tasteless to a lot of people. The idea of not being able to tell the difference between fresh matzah and matzah baked over a year ago, shipped overseas, and sitting around in the open in a basket struck me as hilarious...because while I do like matzah, it is pretty much indistinguishable from something that's already stale!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Shea on March 16, 2010, 11:53:29 AM
Yesterday, my SO and I were in a Judaica store looking for a book. Since it's coming up on Passover, stores are trotting out all the Passover-related stuff, namely shmura matzah, matzah which is considered superior because it's made by ultra-observant Jews living in Israel. It's quite pricy - I've seen a small box of it go for US$45, and they claimed to be selling it at a loss.

In any case, there was a display of last year's shmura matzah. There was a little basket of samples, along with the sign "LAST YEAR'S - SEE IF YOU CAN TASTE THE DIFFERENCE!" If you've never had matzah before, in the plain form it's like a big, thin, unsalted cracker - dry and tasteless to a lot of people. The idea of not being able to tell the difference between fresh matzah and matzah baked over a year ago, shipped overseas, and sitting around in the open in a basket struck me as hilarious...because while I do like matzah, it is pretty much indistinguishable from something that's already stale!


This is a fail rather than a funny sign, but your story reminded me. At my college during Passover they'd set out boxes of matzoh in the dining hall for the Jewish students. Unfortunately it was the regular stuff you can buy year round, with big letters on it saying "Not Kosher For Passover". Cultural sensitivity fail.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on March 16, 2010, 12:56:36 PM
If you've never had matzah before, in the plain form it's like a big, thin, unsalted cracker - dry and tasteless to a lot of people.

I love them. I often buy them during Passover because they are on sale. One day I was having a couple for a snack (I'm not Jewish BTW) and was eating them with cream cheese. Ham-flavoured cream cheese. At one point I looked at this pink-tinged cream cheese and thought to myself, "Wow, two Jewish dietary laws at once, yikes!" (Mixing meat and dairy AND eating ham.) I don't think anyone would be offended - it's food for anyone to buy - but it just struck me as a funny thing to do.

Now I eat them with plain cream cheese.

Back on topic: the latest Getaway magazine-published book of "Funny Signs" is out here. I don't know if they're available in other countries, but the book is worth getting - lots of hilarious signage from all over the world.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: M-theory on March 16, 2010, 02:28:47 PM
This is a fail rather than a funny sign, but your story reminded me. At my college during Passover they'd set out boxes of matzoh in the dining hall for the Jewish students. Unfortunately it was the regular stuff you can buy year round, with big letters on it saying "Not Kosher For Passover". Cultural sensitivity fail.

LOL! Granted, the technicality that makes matzah kosher for Passover or not kosher for Passover is so dumb that it hurts my brain, but that's still awesome.

I love them. I often buy them during Passover because they are on sale. One day I was having a couple for a snack (I'm not Jewish BTW) and was eating them with cream cheese. Ham-flavoured cream cheese. At one point I looked at this pink-tinged cream cheese and thought to myself, "Wow, two Jewish dietary laws at once, yikes!" (Mixing meat and dairy AND eating ham.) I don't think anyone would be offended - it's food for anyone to buy - but it just struck me as a funny thing to do.

Now I eat them with plain cream cheese.

If it makes you feel any better, a rabbi I took a class from told everyone "And if you're going to eat pork or shellfish, feel free to eat all the cream or butter with it you want."
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Shea on March 16, 2010, 04:19:08 PM

LOL! Granted, the technicality that makes matzah kosher for Passover or not kosher for Passover is so dumb that it hurts my brain, but that's still awesome.

I love them. I often buy them during Passover because they are on sale. One day I was having a couple for a snack (I'm not Jewish BTW) and was eating them with cream cheese. Ham-flavoured cream cheese. At one point I looked at this pink-tinged cream cheese and thought to myself, "Wow, two Jewish dietary laws at once, yikes!" (Mixing meat and dairy AND eating ham.) I don't think anyone would be offended - it's food for anyone to buy - but it just struck me as a funny thing to do.

Now I eat them with plain cream cheese.

If it makes you feel any better, a rabbi I took a class from told everyone "And if you're going to eat pork or shellfish, feel free to eat all the cream or butter with it you want."


A Jewish friend of mine, who does not keep kosher, once turned up at lunch with a ham and cheese sandwich on challah. That's wrong on at least 3 levels...
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scritzy on March 16, 2010, 04:48:13 PM
We use matzah as Communion wafers at our church (except when we use real bread).
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: extranormal on March 16, 2010, 07:25:20 PM
We use matzah as Communion wafers at our church (except when we use real bread).

I remember being amazed when I once asked my MIL what she was baking and she said it was bread for communion. I never knew a regular person could just bake it in her own oven; I figured it had to come from some special place.

Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: T'Mar of Vulcan on March 17, 2010, 12:00:35 AM
I remember being amazed when I once asked my MIL what she was baking and she said it was bread for communion. I never knew a regular person could just bake it in her own oven; I figured it had to come from some special place.

It depends on the church. I'm a Protestant, and we just buy our Communion bread at the supermarket, LOL. I've thought of baking some special bread for Communion a time or two, but without a bread maker, baking bread is a LOT of work.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Luci on March 17, 2010, 12:22:54 AM
Last week, at a university music building: Closed for carpet cleaning.

                                                        Please use restrooms in the north wing.

However, the sign was on the doors to the........north wing.

As we broke in, the custodians were shaking their heads and looking grumpy, and the rest of us just waved, used the potties and went on.

By the way, it was an amazingly wellperformed middle school concert! Our grandson performed his solo perfectly.

Thank you, Lucy says graciously.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Slartibartfast on March 17, 2010, 11:05:55 PM
DH finally had to ask where our church got our communion bread, because it's so good - Kroger Hawaiian bread, apparently  ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: tnpenguinbaby on March 18, 2010, 10:21:48 AM
My 2 favorites:

in New Orleans, on Bourbon Street:  the Lust for Life condom company

small pharmacy here in Tennessee:  Live and Let Live Pharmacy
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Marisol on March 19, 2010, 03:52:25 PM

I love this.  I love it even more for the recycled sign.


(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4069/4445674309_f556899f00_m.jpg)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: extranormal on March 19, 2010, 03:58:49 PM

I love this.  I love it even more for the recycled sign.


(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4069/4445674309_f556899f00_m.jpg)

Truly, the "now" elevates it to poetry.

Can you read what the sign used to say?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on March 19, 2010, 04:00:13 PM
It looks like some kind of bug killer.  I can make out "Kills ants &"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: drebay on March 19, 2010, 04:08:20 PM

I love this.  I love it even more for the recycled sign.


(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4069/4445674309_f556899f00_m.jpg)

Truly, the "now" elevates it to poetry.

Can you read what the sign used to say?

Enforcer is a brand name.  I know that much.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: TootsNYC on March 19, 2010, 04:12:01 PM
OK, several things.

First, if you go to Google Maps and try to find the Radio Shack on 23rd St. & 7th Ave. in  Manhattan and look at the street view, you'll notice that its sign has been altered on the 7th Avenue side.
It says "Radio Slack"


In Ocean City, MD, a light had burned out in the fast-food joint's sign; it read:  Bu ger King.
My kids thought that was hilarious.

I love the round stickers that say "Automatic Caution Door."

And the Bleecker Street Cinema (now long defunct) had a sign above the door on the way out that said, "Make a wish and PUSH."
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Marisol on March 19, 2010, 06:29:04 PM

I love this.  I love it even more for the recycled sign.


(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4069/4445674309_f556899f00_m.jpg)

Truly, the "now" elevates it to poetry.

Can you read what the sign used to say?

"Enforcer Kills ants and roaches"  I can't read the very bottom though!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Carnation on March 20, 2010, 06:14:51 PM
My parents came from a dinky town.   When we would visit, my brothers and sisters and I would go for a walk around town.   There was a place that had a sign that said "Rooms to let".   We thought it sounded a lot like toilet and laughed like the little idiots we were.

Also, that same town had the "Drown Insurance Agency".   Drown was the name of the owner, but to us it implied a watery death.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Slartibartfast on March 21, 2010, 12:44:05 AM
A local pizza place has a sign saying "We've been serving your family since 1943" - world's slowest service?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Amava on March 21, 2010, 12:45:17 AM
A local pizza place has a sign saying "We've been serving your family since 1943" - world's slowest service?
Or world's least discrete cannibals?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: LadyClaire on March 24, 2010, 03:27:48 PM
A local pizza place has a sign saying "We've been serving your family since 1943" - world's slowest service?
Or world's least discrete cannibals?

you owe me a new mug of tea and a keyboard.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: snowfire on March 24, 2010, 06:58:16 PM
If you see a book labeled "To Serve Man" in the kitchen....RUN
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scritzy on March 24, 2010, 07:16:20 PM
If you see a book labeled "To Serve Man" in the kitchen....RUN

Twilight Zone fan? ;)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Amava on March 24, 2010, 08:11:15 PM
A local pizza place has a sign saying "We've been serving your family since 1943" - world's slowest service?
Or world's least discrete cannibals?

you owe me a new mug of tea and a keyboard.
Sorry.  ;D I've just been watching Sweeney Todd too often. ;)

I have another one.
Two posters; none of which were funny in themselves, but the combination was fantastic.
At the butcher's window:
"FRESH BLACK PUDDING HERE" (a sign written by the butcher himself)
and next to that:
"DONATE BLOOD NOW!!" (a sign from the Red Cross) 

(You want to google Black Pudding if you don't know why that is funny)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: magdalena on March 25, 2010, 03:21:58 AM

I have another one.
Two posters; none of which were funny in themselves, but the combination was fantastic.
At the butcher's window:
"FRESH BLACK PUDDING HERE" (a sign written by the butcher himself)
and next to that:
"DONATE BLOOD NOW!!" (a sign from the Red Cross) 

(You want to google Black Pudding if you don't know why that is funny)

PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: baglady on March 25, 2010, 07:50:59 PM
Saw this on my way home from work yesterday, an ice cream place whose sign said:

SWEET
ICE CREAM
FRIDAY

(I think they were announcing that they were opening for the season Friday -- sweet! But I couldn't help but think, "As opposed to that sour ice cream they serve the rest of the week?")
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Stormtreader on March 26, 2010, 04:20:35 AM
Or its a new version of "Sweet Monkey fritters!"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Marisol on March 26, 2010, 10:42:14 AM
I had to re-read this several times.  And why won't they give us silverware after 4?

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4028/4464300969_7d1dce5ddc.jpg)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Quincelet on March 26, 2010, 10:57:26 AM
At a Veterinary Conference buffet-style dinner, at each table a placard described the buffet items as follows:

Soup: Minestrone, Italian Wedding
Salad:  House
Entrees: Chicken, Vegetarian lasagna or Roast Beef
Dessert:  Assorted Pasties

Now that's what I call a Dessert!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Luci on March 26, 2010, 11:11:48 AM
I had to re-read this several times.  And why won't they give us silverware after 4?

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4028/4464300969_7d1dce5ddc.jpg)

I think that reads that the customer must request no silverware or ketchup.

(I often request no ketchup.)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Marisol on March 26, 2010, 11:54:52 AM
I had to re-read this several times.  And why won't they give us silverware after 4?

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4028/4464300969_7d1dce5ddc.jpg)

I think that reads that the customer must request no silverware or ketchup.

(I often request no ketchup.)

Hmm, that is how it reads. 

It is a BBQ place and the items they bring out never have ketchup already on them.  They bring the ketchup out in a bottle out when you request it because they keep it refrigerated.  The other BBQ sauces are all on each table and stay there all day without refrigeration.  I think they are saying you have to ask for ketchup.  Perhaps before 4pm the ketchup sits on the table with the sauces?  I never eat there for lunch so I don't know. 

I've never seen them not have silverware already on the tables no matter what time it is so I don't know why they bothered to put out a sign about it.   
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Shoo on March 26, 2010, 12:01:56 PM
I had to re-read this several times.  And why won't they give us silverware after 4?

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4028/4464300969_7d1dce5ddc.jpg)

Because it's BBQ and you're not supposed to put ketchup on your food (heresy!), so they don't make it available.  You have to ASK for it.  Same with silverware.  It's meant to be eaten with your fingers, so if you want silverware, you have to ask for it.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Marisol on March 26, 2010, 12:07:01 PM
I had to re-read this several times.  And why won't they give us silverware after 4?

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4028/4464300969_7d1dce5ddc.jpg)

Because it's BBQ and you're not supposed to put ketchup on your food (heresy!), so they don't make it available.  You have to ASK for it.  Same with silverware.  It's meant to be eaten with your fingers, so if you want silverware, you have to ask for it.

Except they always do have the silverware on the table no matter what time I have eaten there (and they serve you things like chili, coleslaw, beans, and rice so you need at least a spoon).

The ketchup I understand better.  I would never put ketchup on my BBQ, but I would on my fries.  
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Chinchillazilla on March 26, 2010, 12:08:25 PM
We were driving to Florida very late one night and drove over a very small bridge. In front of the bridge was a sign:

CAUTION
LIVE OAK UNDER BRIDGE

We had thoughts of the tree reaching up and grabbing our car. Never did figure out why we needed to know there was a tree under the bridge; if it was some sort of risk, wouldn't they remove it?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Marisol on March 26, 2010, 12:15:07 PM
We were driving to Florida very late one night and drove over a very small bridge. In front of the bridge was a sign:

CAUTION
LIVE OAK UNDER BRIDGE

We had thoughts of the tree reaching up and grabbing our car. Never did figure out why we needed to know there was a tree under the bridge; if it was some sort of risk, wouldn't they remove it?

A live oak is a specific type of oak.  They get really big and are named "live" because they have some green leaves on them year round.  But I don't know what risk the tree under a bridge would be, or why they had to specify what kind of tree you were driving over.  So strange!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scritzy on March 26, 2010, 04:31:11 PM
We were driving to Florida very late one night and drove over a very small bridge. In front of the bridge was a sign:

CAUTION
LIVE OAK UNDER BRIDGE

We had thoughts of the tree reaching up and grabbing our car. Never did figure out why we needed to know there was a tree under the bridge; if it was some sort of risk, wouldn't they remove it?

A live oak is a specific type of oak.  They get really big and are named "live" because they have some green leaves on them year round.  But I don't know what risk the tree under a bridge would be, or why they had to specify what kind of tree you were driving over.  So strange!

Maybe the branches were starting to grow up on either side of the bridge? Weird.

Edited to fix quote.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Wulfie on March 26, 2010, 04:55:59 PM
Maybe the branches rub on the bottom of the bridge in the wind and make a strange noise or vibration?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Silversurfer on March 26, 2010, 06:40:58 PM
I saw one yesterday on a garbage truck!

"Satisfaction guaranteed or double your rubbish back!"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Ondine on March 26, 2010, 07:45:05 PM
In my old city, there were two roads that crossed: Rusholme Road and Avenue P. Rusholme is pronounced 'Rush home'.  ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scritzy on March 26, 2010, 09:14:04 PM
Tim just told me about this one:

Living Waters Funeral Home & Crematory

As Tim said, "You can't make this stuff up."
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Layla Miller on March 28, 2010, 08:36:13 PM
I was on my way home from work the other day when I noticed an unmarked police car driving by.  With the license plate "DA FUZZ."

I giggled.  :D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: LadyClaire on March 29, 2010, 03:08:59 PM
I was on my way home from work the other day when I noticed an unmarked police car driving by.  With the license plate "DA FUZZ."

I giggled.  :D

A cop I used to take Tae Kwon Do with had a little stuffed pig on the dash of his cruiser.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: MandiC76 on March 31, 2010, 11:26:52 AM
(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd161/DanaanMI/3963018025_f9d9161b48.jpg)
This sign appears all over Portland Oregon by the MAX (light rail) and streetcar tracks. It's a good thing to warn about, but they look so funny that they're a running joke in Portland. People like to make additions to them, like this:
(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd161/DanaanMI/2495012212_223dd5bed8.jpg)



I love that! There should be a blog devoted to the sign additions. I'd love to see more.

Ask, and you shall receive . . .
http://hackedirl.com/ (http://hackedirl.com/)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: VorFemme on April 03, 2010, 01:58:51 PM
If you see a book labeled "To Serve Man" in the kitchen....RUN

Twilight Zone fan? ;)

I haven't seen that episode - but I remember reading the short story..........
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: guihong on April 03, 2010, 05:50:53 PM
Outside a suburb of Cleveland:

WELCOME TO HUNTING VALLEY
NO HUNTING

(it is a more rural area, but that always made me laugh)

gui
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: wendelenn on April 04, 2010, 02:27:46 PM
My Dad has a great sense of humor.

He was a High School Physics teacher in the same classroom for 31 years.  The following sign was posted in his classroom:

Welcome to our
LABORATORY
Emphasis on the first five letters
Not the last seven

During the summers he was a lifeguard at a summer camp swimming pool.  This sign was on the pool fence:

Welcome to our
OOL
You will notice
There is no "P" in it
Please keep it that way
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: CG on April 06, 2010, 05:14:53 PM
At a Veterinary Conference buffet-style dinner, at each table a placard described the buffet items as follows:

Soup: Minestrone, Italian Wedding
Salad:  House
Entrees: Chicken, Vegetarian lasagna or Roast Beef
Dessert:  Assorted Pasties

Now that's what I call a Dessert!

And my first thought was, pasties are NOT a dessert food (although some people would put fruit filling in a section for dessert): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pasty
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hobish on April 07, 2010, 05:59:54 PM
At a Veterinary Conference buffet-style dinner, at each table a placard described the buffet items as follows:

Soup: Minestrone, Italian Wedding
Salad:  House
Entrees: Chicken, Vegetarian lasagna or Roast Beef
Dessert:  Assorted Pasties

Now that's what I call a Dessert!

And my first thought was, pasties are NOT a dessert food (although some people would put fruit filling in a section for dessert): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pasty

Thank you for the link! That is NOT what comes to my mind when you say pasty.
 :-[  It’s…uh…a little more gutter oriented, although in my defense I have never heard the term used as a meat pastry. 

Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Slartibartfast on April 07, 2010, 06:35:01 PM
At a Veterinary Conference buffet-style dinner, at each table a placard described the buffet items as follows:

Soup: Minestrone, Italian Wedding
Salad:  House
Entrees: Chicken, Vegetarian lasagna or Roast Beef
Dessert:  Assorted Pasties

Now that's what I call a Dessert!

And my first thought was, pasties are NOT a dessert food (although some people would put fruit filling in a section for dessert): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pasty

Thank you for the link! That is NOT what comes to my mind when you say pasty.
 :-[  It’s…uh…a little more gutter oriented, although in my defense I have never heard the term used as a meat pastry. 

PaSTY - with a short "a" as in "hat" - is the delicious, delicious meat product.  pAsty - with a long "A" as in "hate" - is something else entirely  :P

(Stickers to cover a scantily-clad woman's nipples, for any non-natives wondering what we're talking about!)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Midnight Kitty on April 07, 2010, 06:38:49 PM
Those kind of pasties aren't always on scantily clad women.  I work with a woman who is very flat.  She doesn't wear a bra.  She says she has nothing there to support.  She wears pasties because she doesn't want people to know when she's cold.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Hushabye on April 08, 2010, 11:27:04 AM
Those kind of pasties aren't always on scantily clad women.  I work with a woman who is very flat.  She doesn't wear a bra.  She says she has nothing there to support.  She wears pasties because she doesn't want people to know when she's cold.

Me too!  I'm not totally flat, but I'm small.  If I don't want to wear a bra, I can get away with it, as long as I slap some of those on to make it less obvious that I'm freezing my toochus off (I'm *always* cold).

Whichever definition you use, I wouldn't consider it a very yummy dessert!  ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Martienne on April 08, 2010, 10:30:07 PM
Just saw this one on Failblog:
(http://failblog.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/129144614332424537.jpg)
http://failblog.org/2010/04/02/epic-fail-photos-drowning-sign-fail/

It appears to say, "If you see someone drowning, [first] lol. [Then,] Call 911."


It took me at least 30 seconds to figure out that what looks like a suggestion to "lol" is actually a simplified drawing of a drowning stick person.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RegionMom on April 10, 2010, 05:08:30 PM
lol

I was trying to figure out how the sign had been altered to make it look like
lol!!!!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Marisol on April 11, 2010, 09:49:43 AM
they could have put more effort into drawing a drowning stick figure!!!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Lillie82 on April 11, 2010, 08:46:16 PM
I know of a medical clinic that has the sign in the window, "Vasectomy on a budget." No kidding.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Shoo on April 11, 2010, 09:08:36 PM
I know of a medical clinic that has the sign in the window, "Vasectomy on a budget." No kidding.

I imagine this is one area where corners should not be cut.

::ouch::
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: claddagh lass on April 15, 2010, 10:44:33 AM
I know of a medical clinic that has the sign in the window, "Vasectomy on a budget." No kidding.

I'm afraid to ask what type of music they play during the procedure to keep the patient calm.....
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Bellantara on April 15, 2010, 10:45:22 AM
I know of a medical clinic that has the sign in the window, "Vasectomy on a budget." No kidding.

I'm afraid to ask what type of music they play during the procedure to keep the patient calm.....

"Mack the Knife"?  >:D  *Ducks and runs*
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: MightyMouse on April 15, 2010, 04:02:28 PM
I know of a medical clinic that has the sign in the window, "Vasectomy on a budget." No kidding.

I'm afraid to ask what type of music they play during the procedure to keep the patient calm.....

"Mack the Knife"?  >:D  *Ducks and runs*

Bellantara, you are AWESOME.   ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scritzy on April 15, 2010, 09:04:03 PM
I know of a medical clinic that has the sign in the window, "Vasectomy on a budget." No kidding.

I'm afraid to ask what type of music they play during the procedure to keep the patient calm.....

"Mack the Knife"?  >:D  *Ducks and runs*

And "The First Cut is the Deepest."  >:D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Luci on April 15, 2010, 09:28:30 PM
I know of a medical clinic that has the sign in the window, "Vasectomy on a budget." No kidding.

I'm afraid to ask what type of music they play during the procedure to keep the patient calm.....

"Mack the Knife"?  >:D  *Ducks and runs*

Don't run! Be proud!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Slartibartfast on April 16, 2010, 10:34:49 AM
I know of a medical clinic that has the sign in the window, "Vasectomy on a budget." No kidding.

I'm afraid to ask what type of music they play during the procedure to keep the patient calm.....

"Mack the Knife"?  >:D  *Ducks and runs*

And "The First Cut is the Deepest."  >:D

I truly always heard that song as "The first guard is the defense" - i.e. you have me so overwhelmed I can't do anything but react.  Since the rest of the lyrics make equal sense with either line, I still have trouble getting it right if I'm singing along  :P
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Bellantara on April 16, 2010, 02:08:13 PM
I know of a medical clinic that has the sign in the window, "Vasectomy on a budget." No kidding.

I'm afraid to ask what type of music they play during the procedure to keep the patient calm.....

"Mack the Knife"?  >:D  *Ducks and runs*

Bellantara, you are AWESOME.   ;D
Thank you  ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: claddagh lass on April 19, 2010, 09:19:27 PM
I know of a medical clinic that has the sign in the window, "Vasectomy on a budget." No kidding.

I'm afraid to ask what type of music they play during the procedure to keep the patient calm.....

"Mack the Knife"?  >:D  *Ducks and runs*

And "The First Cut is the Deepest."  >:D

I was thinking of something a bit more classical.  But these are far more entertaining.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: White Dragon on April 20, 2010, 01:17:39 PM
There's a current sign up in my city:

NEW MANAGEMENT
BUFFET

Every time I see it, I keep thinking "They're not going to be able to keep staff if they keep serving them up for dinner..."

Or another:

WELCOME
WIRELESS INTERNET

(and all your little internets too!)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on April 20, 2010, 01:29:02 PM
BF works at a vet office, and somehow they ended up with dozens of tennis balls.  They've had to resort to desperate measures to try to clear some of them out (and no, this is nowhere near the complete collection).  I met him at work the other day, and saw this, and had a good laugh.

(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa298/dassenkoningin/Mobile%20Uploads/0417101503-00.jpg)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: M-theory on April 22, 2010, 11:01:57 AM
There's a local street named "Citation Drive." I get a kick out of imagining the ticket if someone got caught speeding there.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RegionMom on April 22, 2010, 11:54:53 AM
For the "please take one" of the tennis ball bowl, I wonder if the sign were changed to "please take ONLY one" that you would then get people being sneaky and greedy and taking MORE??
Amd the balls would go away faster?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on April 22, 2010, 12:29:43 PM
For the "please take one" of the tennis ball bowl, I wonder if the sign were changed to "please take ONLY one" that you would then get people being sneaky and greedy and taking MORE??
Amd the balls would go away faster?

Hahaha!  I might have to suggest that :D  Either that, or change it to "Please!  Take as many as you want!  Please!!!"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Slartibartfast on April 22, 2010, 12:53:20 PM
For the "please take one" of the tennis ball bowl, I wonder if the sign were changed to "please take ONLY one" that you would then get people being sneaky and greedy and taking MORE??
Amd the balls would go away faster?

Hahaha!  I might have to suggest that :D  Either that, or change it to "Please!  Take as many as you want!  Please!!!"

"Your dog wants you to take one of these free tennis balls."
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: HeebyJeebyLeebee on April 22, 2010, 01:02:12 PM
For the "please take one" of the tennis ball bowl, I wonder if the sign were changed to "please take ONLY one" that you would then get people being sneaky and greedy and taking MORE??
Amd the balls would go away faster?

Hahaha!  I might have to suggest that :D  Either that, or change it to "Please!  Take as many as you want!  Please!!!"

"Your dog wants you to take one of these free tennis balls."

"Vintage Tennis Balls - $2"  or "ABC* Tennis Balls - $2"
sometimes it's easier to get rid of something if you imply it has value  8)

*already been chewed
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: MommyPenguin on April 22, 2010, 07:26:58 PM
In the town where I used to live, there was a sign for a group of dentists:
Drs. McCarl,
        McCarl,
          McCarl,
and        McCarl.
It was pretty funny.  It was three or four McCarl dentists (a father and several sons?) and then a daughter who was a dental hygienist.  Their website only says "McCarl family dentistry," bo-ring.


I'm surprised nobody mentioned the sign in North Carolina (I think) for Dirty wingadingdingy's Crabs -- "I got my crabs at Dirty wingadingdingy's."  I've seen the sign a zillion times, plus there are t-shirts and everything.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Midnight Kitty on April 22, 2010, 08:08:23 PM
It was three or four McCarl dentists (a father and several sons?) and then a daughter who was a dental hygienist.
My dentist is a woman.  She is in practice with her brother and another sister.  I like Asian women dentists: They have small hands. ;D My dentist's brother is a stone fox.  He worked on me once for an emergency to put a temporary crown back on.  Everything about him is perfect, except his hands are too big.  I could gaze into his eyes all day long and I have an excuse for the drool down my chin. >:D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Hushabye on April 23, 2010, 07:03:17 PM
For the irony:
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b180/TheKwietOne/NoExcetions.jpg)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Dindrane on April 23, 2010, 10:02:57 PM
Man, I love it when demanding people make themselves look stupid. :D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: LadyClaire on April 23, 2010, 10:44:17 PM
It was three or four McCarl dentists (a father and several sons?) and then a daughter who was a dental hygienist.
My dentist is a woman.  She is in practice with her brother and another sister.  I like Asian women dentists: They have small hands. ;D My dentist's brother is a stone fox.  He worked on me once for an emergency to put a temporary crown back on.  Everything about him is perfect, except his hands are too big.  I could gaze into his eyes all day long and I have an excuse for the drool down my chin. >:D

My regular dentist is a man with large hands, but boy is he ever nice to look at. He can't be much older than me, either.

When I went to a dental school for my major work, my student dentist was a petite woman. I'm going to miss those small hands..I have a small mouth, so big man hands working on my teeth feels a heck of a lot more awkward.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: JoW on April 24, 2010, 04:01:23 PM
"Bob Boozer Drive".  Its on several road signs in Omaha.  Its named after Bob Boozer, an Omaha native who was on the US Olympic Basketball Team in the 60's. 

Somehow "Boozer" as part of a street name just strikes me as funny. 
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: vorbau on April 24, 2010, 09:07:01 PM
My home town (well, the town where I lived the longest growing up - military brat) has a Wong Way. It was named for a gentleman who once owned the land now covered by the street.

I pass a restaurant called Super Chicken every day on my way to work.

Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Giggity on April 24, 2010, 09:26:03 PM
I take it we've already covered Big Beaver Road?

And let's not forget my favorite street of all, in Chicago: Wacker.

And hey, what about this Michigan town?

(http://www.thealmightyguru.com/TheGuru/Life/Images/2002-07-13-Climax.jpg)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: White Dragon on April 25, 2010, 01:11:51 PM
Not sure if I posted this before:

(http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=3371&id=1344201805&l=44e7d8cc5e)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: vorbau on April 26, 2010, 10:07:10 PM
DH and I took a tour through Lancaster County, PA last month. He refused to believe me when I told him there were towns named "Intercourse" and "Blue Ball." Until he saw the signs for himself.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: M-theory on April 26, 2010, 10:17:43 PM
Billboard for Expedia.ca in my neighbourhood: "Travel to Munich without getting hosened."

ETA: My neighbourhood is composed primarily of Russian Orthodox Christians and Hungarian Jews, so this billboard makes me giggle in a different way as well.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: FunkyMunky on April 26, 2010, 11:45:42 PM
There's a sign near the Elephant Pass pancake place which says in at least 3 languages "Don't park over our gate, or we will bring out our elephants and squash your wretched little hire car flat." Ok, to be honest, in French it says "Don't park over our gate or our elephants will squash your hire car flatter than the crepes we serve", and I can't read the other languages, but I LOVE the sign.

The same place also has a $3 surcharge on rowdy children which is billed to the parents.

(and they don't actually have elephants, though that would be awesome)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: LadyClaire on April 29, 2010, 06:56:58 AM
DH and I took a tour through Lancaster County, PA last month. He refused to believe me when I told him there were towns named "Intercourse" and "Blue Ball." Until he saw the signs for himself.

You should bring him to Big Bone Lick, KY.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: PeasNCues on April 29, 2010, 07:08:07 AM
DH and I took a tour through Lancaster County, PA last month. He refused to believe me when I told him there were towns named "Intercourse" and "Blue Ball." Until he saw the signs for himself.
Don't forget Virginville and Bird in Hand!!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Hushabye on April 29, 2010, 06:33:15 PM
DH and I took a tour through Lancaster County, PA last month. He refused to believe me when I told him there were towns named "Intercourse" and "Blue Ball." Until he saw the signs for himself.

You should bring him to Big Bone Lick, KY.

Someone told me there's a Sugar T*t up near Erlanger, but I haven't been able to find it yet.  I'll believe it when I see the sign.  ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Samantha on April 29, 2010, 06:59:02 PM
Someone told me there's a Sugar T*t up near Erlanger, but I haven't been able to find it yet.  I'll believe it when I see the sign.  ;D

Here ya go!

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Sugartit,+KY&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=31.564064,56.513672&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Sugartit,+Kentucky&ll=38.984366,-84.662704&spn=0.060446,0.110378&z=13&iwloc=A
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: vorbau on April 29, 2010, 07:23:25 PM
Is it wrong that I'm already mapping out our next road trip? DH can't wait to add to his collection of inappropriate place names! (He took one of Bat Cave, NC and put it on my office door at work...)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Hushabye on April 29, 2010, 07:45:08 PM
Someone told me there's a Sugar T*t up near Erlanger, but I haven't been able to find it yet.  I'll believe it when I see the sign.  ;D

Here ya go!

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Sugartit,+KY&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=31.564064,56.513672&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Sugartit,+Kentucky&ll=38.984366,-84.662704&spn=0.060446,0.110378&z=13&iwloc=A

Aha!  So THAT'S why I hadn't seen it!  I don't get that far off the interstate in that part of town when I'm in the area.  But now I'll have to take a detour when I go to pick up my bridesmaid dress.  Thanks, Samantha!!!  :D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Giggity on April 29, 2010, 11:16:06 PM
The same place also has a $3 surcharge on rowdy children which is billed to the parents.

I would patronize the hell out of that place!  ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scritzy on April 29, 2010, 11:42:08 PM
DH and I took a tour through Lancaster County, PA last month. He refused to believe me when I told him there were towns named "Intercourse" and "Blue Ball." Until he saw the signs for himself.

You should bring him to Big Bone Lick, KY.

Someone told me there's a Sugar T*t up near Erlanger, but I haven't been able to find it yet.  I'll believe it when I see the sign.  ;D

There's an unincorporated area near the next town over from me that's called Sugar T*t.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Paper Roses on April 29, 2010, 11:53:37 PM
When a friend took a trip to Scotland a few years ago, she came back with a picture of a street sign that said "Buttswynd"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Reddie321 on April 30, 2010, 12:26:48 PM
And hey, what about this Michigan town?

(http://www.thealmightyguru.com/TheGuru/Life/Images/2002-07-13-Climax.jpg)

There's one in Georgia, too!  A group of us (from church!) randomly decided to drive up there one night...making dirty jokes the whole time about the guys not knowing how to get us to...ahem...Town Name.  I miss those days...
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hermanne on April 30, 2010, 08:55:01 PM
There's a river and town in Germany (I think) called Bitsch. My mom refused to take a picture of my dad standing next to the river and sign with the name.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: VorFemme on May 01, 2010, 11:33:00 AM
And hey, what about this Michigan town?

(http://www.thealmightyguru.com/TheGuru/Life/Images/2002-07-13-Climax.jpg)

There's one in Georgia, too!  A group of us (from church!) randomly decided to drive up there one night...making dirty jokes the whole time about the guys not knowing how to get us to...ahem...Town Name.  I miss those days...

Being guys, they resist stopping and asking directions, too - although the attendants at the gas stations now are more likely to try to sell you a map instead of giving directions.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Sharnita on May 01, 2010, 12:09:42 PM
There's a gas station near my home that invites people to come in and check out the new restrooms.  If that's the best you have to offer you might need to re-evaluate.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: baglady on May 02, 2010, 12:07:14 PM
There's a Climax in New York, too. And it's not far from Surprise. And Coxsackie (which is pronounced "cook-SAH-kee," but frequently gets mispronounced as ... well, you know.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: extranormal on May 02, 2010, 12:12:08 PM
I met a kid who is convinced he got into his first-choice college largely because he lives in Humptulips. He said everybody he met at the school was utterly taken with the name of his hometown. He's perfectly happy to be known as The Kid From Humptulips if it helped him get into his dream school.  :)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: kkl123 on May 02, 2010, 08:43:19 PM
http://geoimages.berkeley.edu/geoimages/starrs/HUNGLOW.html
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on May 02, 2010, 09:02:07 PM
The Walgreens by my house had a pricetag labeled "Dean's Homo Milk" the other day.  I'm not sure I want to know how they harvest that...

Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: HeebyJeebyLeebee on May 03, 2010, 07:58:12 AM
The Walgreens by my house had a pricetag labeled "Dean's Homo Milk" the other day.  I'm not sure I want to know how they harvest that...


BWAHAHAHAHAHA!  I nearly snorted oatmeal through my nose. 
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: M-theory on May 03, 2010, 09:24:00 AM
The Walgreens by my house had a pricetag labeled "Dean's Homo Milk" the other day.  I'm not sure I want to know how they harvest that...



Up here, "homo milk" is the generic term for whole milk, usually said with a completely straight face. :P
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: baglady on May 03, 2010, 06:08:29 PM
In the walk-in cooler of the convenience store where I used to work, the spot where the gallons of whole milk were kept was designated by a scrawl on the wall that read, "Homo Gals." It made me chuckle because (a) I am a 12-year-old boy in the body of a 51-year-old woman, and (b) all the l*sb**ns I know are cool!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Midnight Kitty on May 06, 2010, 02:31:39 PM
Up here, "homo milk" is the generic term for whole milk, usually said with a completely straight face. :P
Where's the fun in that? >:D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Slartibartfast on May 06, 2010, 04:01:37 PM
Not funny because of the subject matter, just the irony:

(http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs550.snc3/30116_1445472422912_1416183734_31236485_3465964_n.jpg)

(That's the door to the outdoor pool at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN.)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Luci on May 06, 2010, 06:15:25 PM
http://geoimages.berkeley.edu/geoimages/starrs/HUNGLOW.html


I rarely laugh out loud at stuff when I am alone, and I don't send suggestive stuff. This one really got to me, so I sent it on to friends - it is so uncharacteristic of me.

You all are corrupting me!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Giggity on May 11, 2010, 08:40:23 PM
In the walk-in cooler of the convenience store where I used to work, the spot where the gallons of whole milk were kept was designated by a scrawl on the wall that read, "Homo Gals." It made me chuckle because (a) I am a 12-year-old boy in the body of a 51-year-old woman, and (b) all the l*sb**ns I know are cool!

That is epic cool. I am totally calling my l3$bi@n friends that. (They'll not only appreciate it, they'll probably buy a t-shirt saying it.)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Alida on May 11, 2010, 09:13:12 PM
DH and I took a tour through Lancaster County, PA last month. He refused to believe me when I told him there were towns named "Intercourse" and "Blue Ball." Until he saw the signs for himself.

Aw, wish I'd known you were here!

Don't forget, here in Lancaster, we get to Paradise through Intercourse (in my case, usually while stuck behind a truck going 20 mph...).
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hermanne on May 12, 2010, 11:12:03 AM
"Welcome to Hell". (Hell, Michigan, that is.)
And yes, I've been to Hell and back. ;)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: drebay on May 12, 2010, 11:33:20 AM
"Welcome to Hell". (Hell, Michigan, that is.)
And yes, I've been to Hell and back. ;)

We went to Hell on our Honeymoon.  I think it was part of Cozumel, Mexico.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Marisol on May 12, 2010, 01:51:37 PM
This was on a menu at a Vietnamese restaurant I recently went to:

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1022/4602097538_981587a581.jpg)

Please don't look at mine?  What?  Why?  huh???  I am so confused.  What are they saying?  Or did they just pic two random grill images to go with the grilled pork chop dish on their menu.  ...and why is the one guy grilling out of a martini glass?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: PeasNCues on June 15, 2010, 06:48:20 PM
I finally managed to snap a picture of the sign on base that cracks me up everytime I see it (and I drive by it every day)!

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs617.snc3/32463_579992099339_31801576_33864291_7384069_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Hushabye on June 15, 2010, 07:01:24 PM
*laughs*  Oh man, PeasNCues, that one is *great*!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: jayhawk on June 16, 2010, 10:12:53 AM
There's a Tightwad, Missouri.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: HushHush on June 16, 2010, 04:34:25 PM
Failbooking.com had a submission a few days ago that was a facebook chat between two people.  One asked where the other was from and the answer was Buttsex.  And then linked to a google map in South America.

I don't think I could live there.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: M-theory on June 16, 2010, 04:37:57 PM
Failbooking.com had a submission a few days ago that was a facebook chat between two people.  One asked where the other was from and the answer was Buttsex.  And then linked to a google map in South America.

I don't think I could live there.

CRUD MONKEYS!! I could! And my off-season home will be in Mt. Buggery, Australia that someone mentioned in another thread.

ETA: Yes, I realize they're both in the Southern Hemisphere. Shhhh.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Luci on June 16, 2010, 05:03:27 PM


ETA: Yes, I realize they're both in the Southern Hemisphere. Shhhh.

I'm looking for an emoticom that is bug-eyed, lips up, mouth wide open and gasping. That's because I don't snort.

 :D  >:D is as close as I can get.

Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: jayhawk on June 23, 2010, 01:39:00 PM
I re-read this entire thread to make sure I hadn't already posted this.  About 20-odd years ago I had got to spend the night at a motel in Dodge City, Kansas.   The room had a sign in it that said (to the best of my memory), "Do not clean your gamebirds on the beds.  Please clean them outside."

Apparently, they'd had bad experiences with hunters staying there during quail/pheasant hunting season who wanted to stay inside where it was warm to dress their birds.

I didn't use the bedpsread.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: JoW on June 26, 2010, 07:29:14 AM
... "Do not clean your gamebirds on the beds.  Please clean them outside." ...

Hotels on the North Carolina Outer Banks have similar signs "Do not clean fish in the room". 
(The Outer Banks are islands in the Atlantic Ocean.)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Outdoor Girl on June 27, 2010, 09:01:06 PM
A sign at a motel where I stayed last week:

All of our customers bring us joy!

Some when they arrive and some when they leave.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Samantha on June 28, 2010, 04:52:05 PM
I saw an amusing license plate when I was on vacation recently.

5HT M69 (Shoot I'm 69... but with the four letter potty mouth version of shoot)

It was an older gentleman driving the vehicle, so I can only guess that he was NOT happy about getting older.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on July 04, 2010, 10:22:54 PM
This one cracked me up when I saw it earlier:

(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa298/dassenkoningin/0704101642-00.jpg)

And, we found a real gem in our bag of wimpy Menard's smoke bombs (one of these days, I'm moving to Indiana ;))

(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa298/dassenkoningin/0704102154-00.jpg)

(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa298/dassenkoningin/0704102154-01.jpg)

Yes, folks, that does, indeed, say "smoke pot" on it.  Between that, and the results we got from throwing it in the hot grill, I gotta say, I'm not sure it's a better idea than bottle rockets ;)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Bellantara on July 09, 2010, 10:16:44 PM
I saw this one at a dentist's office in MyTown:  "We cater to cowards".   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Dindrane on July 09, 2010, 10:21:44 PM
I saw a sort of interesting license place on a car as I was driving home today.  It was a spiffy little Miata, that seemed to have an apartment complex as its ultimate destination (it turned down a street that gives access to a bunch of apartment complexes and very little else - I didn't see where the car was going because I turned into my complex first).

The license plate said, quite succinctly, "I EVICT"

Seems like a poor choice of license plate if you manage an apartment complex, at least for the car you drive to get to said complex...
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: MommyPenguin on July 09, 2010, 10:52:09 PM
I saw a license plate today that made me smile:  MISPELD.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hermanne on July 10, 2010, 10:40:37 AM
I saw this one at a dentist's office in MyTown:  "We cater to cowards".   ;D ;D

That was the sign at my old dentist's office that convinced me to start going there. ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Amava on July 27, 2010, 08:37:16 AM
In my neighbourhood, there is an industrial complex with a big garden around it (well, garden is a big word. It's grass) and there are signs on the fence that say:

"This property is guarded by Lancelot!"

I can't help it, but it always makes me smile.
On the one hand, because I first thought Lancelot was the name of their big Flemish Bouvier (large hairy dog).
On the other hand, because I keep thinking of Monty Python.

The truth is less poetic. "Lancelot" is just the name of an alarm system. XD
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on September 20, 2010, 10:02:05 AM
In college, we used to always get these advertisements in the mail for a paving company.

Their slogan?  "We Lay The Best!"  I always suspected they knew full well just how it sounded!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hermanne on September 20, 2010, 02:10:32 PM
The name of a barber shop in Bermuda: Sweeney Todd's.

Wish I had gotten a picture.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: JonGirl on September 21, 2010, 07:10:19 AM


Not a sign, but a woman working at McDonald's today had a tshirt that said "My boss is a clown".
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Samantha on September 21, 2010, 05:48:26 PM
A local billboard (this made the CNN website!).

(http://media.wsbt.com/images/320*236/billboard2.jpg)

http://www.wsbt.com/news/local/Billboard-Spelling-Error-Creates-Embarrassment-103312449.html
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scritzy on September 21, 2010, 07:22:05 PM
^  :o YIKES! :o
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Amava on September 21, 2010, 07:25:50 PM
From the Car Talk guys this morning:

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs659.snc4/59985_430836816081_10387251081_5639877_7983882_n.jpg)

Sums it all up, really.
Well, we do often say that it is a full sentence!  ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Alida on September 21, 2010, 07:28:00 PM
Driving home today, I had to giggle... "GREEN BEENS!"

I wonder what had been green?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on September 21, 2010, 07:33:21 PM
We get a lot of guys selling produce out of their pickup trucks this time of year.  A couple weeks ago, my mom say one advertising fresh Michigan produce.  He was selling bananas...
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Hushabye on September 21, 2010, 08:16:26 PM
Parked outside one of the pavilions at the Horse Park today: an SUV with vanity plates "HTWINGS".  I'm thinking it's a food vendor?  ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: PeasNCues on September 23, 2010, 06:44:16 AM
This one had me rolling today - it was a sign on a church:

"Stop, drop and roll doesn't work in HELL!!!"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: baglady on September 23, 2010, 08:24:09 PM
Seen on a van belonging to a plumbing company:

"IBS Drain and Septic."

So maybe the company is owned by Irving, Bob and Steve, but that's not where my mind went.  ;)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Jess13 on September 23, 2010, 10:21:08 PM
Seen on a van belonging to a plumbing company:

"IBS Drain and Septic."

So maybe the company is owned by Irving, Bob and Steve, but that's not where my mind went.  ;)

We have that company near me too! I giggle every time.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scritzy on September 23, 2010, 10:31:05 PM
Seen on a van belonging to a plumbing company:

"IBS Drain and Septic."

So maybe the company is owned by Irving, Bob and Steve, but that's not where my mind went.  ;)

We have that company near me too! I giggle every time.

That is truly a case of one's mind being in the toilet.  >:D  ;)  ;D

(I'll never forget in the movie The Ladykillers: Garth starts groaning and screams, "IBS!" and Gwain says, "You be what?")
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Ferrets on September 26, 2010, 07:27:52 PM
From the Car Talk guys this morning:
[pic]
Well, we do often say that it is a full sentence!  ;D

Would you like your Internet wrapped or bagged? ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: kitty-cat on September 26, 2010, 09:11:40 PM
Saw a good one on my way home tonight. Passing a church sign in the rain, the sign said "Honk if you love Jesus, text and drive if you want to meet Him."
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on September 26, 2010, 09:24:26 PM
DH was driving home from Ohio yesterday and told me of a sign he saw outside a building in Hinckley.  

"Superior E*r*e*c*t*i*o*n*"  (astericks to fool filter)  It was a construction company.   I just looked them up online and I am not lying.   Their slogan is "We always get it up."

http://www.superiorerection.com/
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: baglady on September 27, 2010, 12:11:26 PM
DH was driving home from Ohio yesterday and told me of a sign he saw outside a building in Hinckley.  

"Superior E*r*e*c*t*i*o*n*"  (astericks to fool filter)  It was a construction company.   I just looked them up online and I am not lying.   Their slogan is "We always get it up."

http://www.superiorerection.com/

On the other side, I once saw a truck from a company called "Platonic Transport." Their slogan: "We don't fool around."
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: savingc on September 27, 2010, 01:06:06 PM
While traveling with the ex we came upon a construction area where we noticed  one of those huge flashing signs, it said

"Slow traffic, be prepared to be pissed off"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Hushabye on September 28, 2010, 08:53:07 AM
License plate: "OMGIDK"

What did said driver not know?  How to use turn signals when changing lanes, apparently.  I'm glad s/he was driving faster than I was; I'd hate to see what else they didn't learn in driver's ed!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Elfqueen13 on September 28, 2010, 08:57:16 AM
A man named Bateman is running for office here.  Someone keeps going to all his signs and painting over the 'e' so now it says "Elect BAT MAN for Sheriff!"  Rumor has it Mr Bateman thinks it's hysterical but the signs are always quietly replaced in a day or two.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Giggity on September 28, 2010, 10:55:31 AM
In college, we used to always get these advertisements in the mail for a paving company.

Their slogan?  "We Lay The Best!"  I always suspected they knew full well just how it sounded!

Houston-area company that makes truck bed liners ... its name is Easy-Lay.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Moonie on September 28, 2010, 11:14:45 AM
While visiting in North Carolina a while back, I saw a store called Badc*o*c*k & More.

 As if that alone weren't bad enough.....there's MORE????????
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Elfqueen13 on September 28, 2010, 12:34:52 PM
Outside a church near my home (lack of punctuation verbatim)

Happy Birthday Pastor D_____
Who can find a virtuous woman

I spent several days wondering what Pastor D was going to do with the virtuous woman once she was found.  It wasn't until later I realized that at the bottom of the sign in teeny letters was the pastor's full name.  Pastor D apparently is the virtuous woman. Punctuation changes the meaning of so many sentences.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Luci on September 28, 2010, 01:20:46 PM
Is that supposed to be:

Happy Birthday, Pastor D_________

Sermon: "Who can find a virtuous woman?"?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Elfqueen13 on September 28, 2010, 02:58:12 PM
Is that supposed to be:

Happy Birthday, Pastor D_________

Sermon: "Who can find a virtuous woman?"?


I think it was meant to be a compliment to the pastor, stating that she is a virtuous woman? I'm really not sure.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Luci on September 28, 2010, 03:05:15 PM
OK. I like your first interpretation best, anyway! What would the pastor (if we didn't know it's a female) do with a virtuous woman?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: alegria on September 28, 2010, 04:11:00 PM
As of last Thursday, there was still a big fifth-wheel trailer parked alongside southbound I-5 in Fife (between Seattle and Tacoma) that is wrapped in custom advertising for Dynasty Spas.  However, somebody did not pay enough attention to how the trailer was constructed, and when it is set up with the side slide out (as it was when I went by), the side says "nasty Spas" because the "Dy" is back on the non-slid-out portion.

I wish I could've taken a picture, but I was driving at the time so that wouldn't have been prudent...I did just about laugh my darned butt off though.  :D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: kitty-cat on September 28, 2010, 11:09:56 PM
While visiting in North Carolina a while back, I saw a store called Badc*o*c*k & More.

Where it's eeeeaaaasssssy to get a goooodddd niiigghtssss sleeeep!

(I hear these commercials daily)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hobish on September 29, 2010, 02:29:21 PM
While visiting in North Carolina a while back, I saw a store called Badc*o*c*k & More.

Where it's eeeeaaaasssssy to get a goooodddd niiigghtssss sleeeep!

(I hear these commercials daily)

OMGoodness, i am dying over here.  ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: kitty-cat on September 29, 2010, 03:34:03 PM
While visiting in North Carolina a while back, I saw a store called Badc*o*c*k & More.

Where it's eeeeaaaasssssy to get a goooodddd niiigghtssss sleeeep!

(I hear these commercials daily)

OMGoodness, i am dying over here.  ;D

Yup... And I saw one of their trucks when I stopped for breakfast this morning :P
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on September 29, 2010, 04:03:09 PM
There's a billiard supply store here that advertises having smooth shafts and clean balls...
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: HeebyJeebyLeebee on September 29, 2010, 04:12:09 PM
There's a billiard supply store here that advertises having smooth shafts and clean balls...

LOL!  My mind's in the gutter now.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Hushabye on September 29, 2010, 04:13:00 PM
There's a billiard supply store here that advertises having smooth shafts and clean balls...

LOL!  My mind's in the gutter now.

No, no, that's bowling, where they wax their balls, not billiards!   ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: HeebyJeebyLeebee on September 29, 2010, 05:08:43 PM
There's a billiard supply store here that advertises having smooth shafts and clean balls...

LOL!  My mind's in the gutter now.

No, no, that's bowling, where they wax their balls, not billiards!   ;D

Very true. 

I've always admired nicely waxed balls.   
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Hushabye on September 29, 2010, 07:24:15 PM
There's a billiard supply store here that advertises having smooth shafts and clean balls...

LOL!  My mind's in the gutter now.

No, no, that's bowling, where they wax their balls, not billiards!   ;D

Very true. 

I've always admired nicely waxed balls.   

I hereby nominate this quote tree for "Things that sound dirty but aren't."
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on September 29, 2010, 07:31:03 PM
There's a billiard supply store here that advertises having smooth shafts and clean balls...

LOL!  My mind's in the gutter now.

No, no, that's bowling, where they wax their balls, not billiards!   ;D

Very true. 

I've always admired nicely waxed balls.   

I hereby nominate this quote tree for "Things that sound dirty but aren't."

It was a tossup which thread to post it in :)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Elfmama on September 29, 2010, 09:41:54 PM
A man named Bateman is running for office here.  Someone keeps going to all his signs and painting over the 'e' so now it says "Elect BAT MAN for Sheriff!"  Rumor has it Mr Bateman thinks it's hysterical but the signs are always quietly replaced in a day or two.
I've seen some of those, and wondered if it wasn't being done deliberately by the campaign.  Mr. Bateman is running for sheriff -- what better way to connect his campaign with crime-fighting than to connect it with a legendary crime fighter?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: PurpleFrog on September 30, 2010, 06:54:59 AM
This one was backstage at a theatre and I've no idea why it cracked me up it just did:

Be careful on the stairs the nosings are a little proud.

And at Disneyland Paris:

Restraunt Closed. Sorry for any inconvenience.

We will be happy to serve you.


Hmmm
I would upload pics but I'm on my phone.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Horace on October 01, 2010, 09:27:47 AM
I just remembered 2 fantastic company slogans around this area.

One slogan is for a scaffolding company and all their vans carry the slogan "[Company] for better erections".

The other company deals with emptying septic tanks for houses which don't have mainline sewage disposal and their slogan is "The number one company in the number two department".

Neither of them fail to make me giggle when I see them  :D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Elfqueen13 on October 01, 2010, 09:30:03 AM
A man named Bateman is running for office here.  Someone keeps going to all his signs and painting over the 'e' so now it says "Elect BAT MAN for Sheriff!"  Rumor has it Mr Bateman thinks it's hysterical but the signs are always quietly replaced in a day or two.
I've seen some of those, and wondered if it wasn't being done deliberately by the campaign.  Mr. Bateman is running for sheriff -- what better way to connect his campaign with crime-fighting than to connect it with a legendary crime fighter?

Bat Man couldn't run for Sheriff...it would blow his cover sky high.  Alfred could run for Sheriff though.  ;)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scritzy on October 03, 2010, 08:01:38 PM
LOL Elfqueen!

Now I'm hearing the old "Batman" theme song ...
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: kckgirl on October 04, 2010, 04:41:03 AM
It's very early in the morning and I'm having trouble being quiet so I don't wake the children. I'm going to have to come back later and read after they go to school.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: SheltieMom on October 06, 2010, 11:56:22 PM
On a billboard:
A PROUD TRADITION. A PROMISING FUTURE.
CENTRAL BAIL BOND$
A (name) Family Tradition
   Phone Number
"God Bless America"

In the cafeteria and snack bar of a university my daughter is considering attending next year there are signs reminding students that they cannot loan their ID card, which also is their meal ticket, to another student. The signs say:
"If you are using an ID that is not your's, it will be confiscated till the owner pickes it up. This policy is for your protection against theives."
And they want to educate my daughter.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: White Dragon on October 07, 2010, 06:55:30 PM
This one was backstage at a theatre and I've no idea why it cracked me up it just did:

Be careful on the stairs the nosings are a little proud.


My guess is that the warning is the the front of the steps (nosings?) stick out a bit (are proud) and are a tripping hazard.

But I like the image of some snooty backstage "Nosings" running around creating havoc. Much more interesting!  ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: CG on October 15, 2010, 03:17:17 PM
A friend of mine just got back from a shark dive (I'm still jealous), and in amongst her pictures was a gem.

A sign on the edge of the boat.

Caution: Swimming with sharks is not advised. Remain in your cage at all times!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: CG on October 17, 2010, 11:44:55 AM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4083/5089493759_42ff09ac7d.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/54926891@N07/5089493759/)
Gotta Go (http://www.flickr.com/photos/54926891@N07/5089493759/) by Thinking Hurts (http://www.flickr.com/people/54926891@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Íkorna on October 17, 2010, 12:10:17 PM
There's a great sign in a shoe store near my house with a picture of handcuffs that says (paraphrased): 'Shoplifters get a FREE ride in a police car! If you're lucky, your picture may even be put in the newspaper! Won't Mom be proud?' Next time I'm there I'll try to get a picture.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Tsaiko on October 17, 2010, 02:20:57 PM
This requires two pictures. One to show the sign, and one to show the placement of the sign.

First the sign:

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4113/5089999537_b65130b771.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/39654695@N07/5089999537/)

And then the placement:

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4133/5090597514_219b4ec616.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/39654695@N07/5090597514/)

This was in my hotel on a recent trip. No, the hotel did not allow pets.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: CG on October 17, 2010, 03:47:12 PM
Oh! My photos of it didn't come out, but in the state park in Maui (on the volcano... I'm blanking on the name...) every toilet stall in the women's room (didn't have anyone to check out the men's) had a little placard sign reading "Toilet contains reclaimed water. Do not Drink."

And they were typical rest stop toilets... just a bowl in the stall, no tank.

If I'm desperate enough to drink toilet water, I don't think the fact that it was reclaimed would seriously bother me...
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on October 25, 2010, 04:46:39 PM
What's wrong with this picture?

(http://i873.photobucket.com/albums/ab297/Dassenkoninginwedding/1024101827-00.jpg)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Hushabye on October 25, 2010, 04:53:23 PM
Is it really vegetarian if it contains men?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: M-theory on October 25, 2010, 04:56:27 PM
Is it really vegetarian if it contains men?

Extremely wrong joke someone told in high school:

Q: What's the hardest part of eating your vegetables?
A: The IV pole!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Hushabye on October 25, 2010, 05:04:40 PM
Is it really vegetarian if it contains men?

Extremely wrong joke someone told in high school:

Q: What's the hardest part of eating your vegetables?
A: The IV pole!

And one more for "things you probably shouldn't laugh at"... ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Luci on October 25, 2010, 07:30:10 PM
I am concerned that the 'E' is backwards. That's what is wrong!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: blue2000 on October 25, 2010, 09:11:53 PM
That the only men they are offering are green and have terrible fashion sense?

Of course, that could be why they are on sale...
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on October 25, 2010, 09:20:47 PM
Guys, those jokes are all way too corny.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Elfmama on October 25, 2010, 10:28:12 PM
Exactly.  Don't any of you ladies get it?  Corn on the cob is MAN FOOD.  Messy, buttery, salty goodness. Pair that with a steak on the grill and some baked potatoes with MORE butter and salt and maybe some sour cream and bacon, and you have a heart attack on a plate REAL MAN FOOD.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Luci on October 25, 2010, 11:23:53 PM
May I have a bit of Caesar salad and strawberry dessert with that? Then it may be corny as can be! Man will have garlic bread with that, please.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Paper Roses on October 26, 2010, 12:03:55 AM
Ok, I've been debating whether to post about this one, because doing so would just be all kinds of wrong, but, well, here goes.

On my way to work, I pass a billboard that says, in HUGE letters:

"Need help getting pregnant?
Call xxx-xxx-xxxx"

Now, please forgive me, but I just can't help but picture a bunch of guys sitting around a call center in silk smoking jackets with ascots, looking (ala Christopher Walken in his SNL skits) just waiting for a call.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scritzy on October 26, 2010, 12:37:46 AM
What's wrong with this picture?

(http://i873.photobucket.com/albums/ab297/Dassenkoninginwedding/1024101827-00.jpg)

Fresh is always preferable to frozen.  >:D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Elfqueen13 on October 26, 2010, 08:21:57 AM
Ok, I've been debating whether to post about this one, because doing so would just be all kinds of wrong, but, well, here goes.

On my way to work, I pass a billboard that says, in HUGE letters:

"Need help getting pregnant?
Call xxx-xxx-xxxx"

Now, please forgive me, but I just can't help but picture a bunch of guys sitting around a call center in silk smoking jackets with ascots, looking (ala Christopher Walken in his SNL skits) just waiting for a call.

It IS all kinds of wrong...in exactly the right kind of way.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: HeebyJeebyLeebee on October 26, 2010, 10:20:50 AM
What's wrong with this picture?

(http://i873.photobucket.com/albums/ab297/Dassenkoninginwedding/1024101827-00.jpg)

Fresh is always preferable to frozen.  >:D

But when they're not in season, frozen's usually better than canned.

How long do men take to thaw anyway?  Should they be brined like a turkey to keep them juicy?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: The Opinionator on October 26, 2010, 10:23:55 AM
But when they're not in season, frozen's usually better than canned.

How long do men take to thaw anyway?  Should they be brined like a turkey to keep them juicy?

Nah, just shove them in the oven  ;D.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: CherryRipe on October 27, 2010, 03:08:18 AM
Two from UD#1:

"Please do not put butter/jam/etc. on your bread before toasting it" (in the dining hall)

"Please do not wash your paintbrushes and palettes in the drinking fountain" (in the art building)

Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: blue2000 on October 27, 2010, 07:40:14 AM
Two from UD#1:

"Please do not put butter/jam/etc. on your bread before toasting it" (in the dining hall)

"Please do not wash your paintbrushes and palettes in the drinking fountain" (in the art building)



As an artist, that one makes perfect sense to me. Years ago, we had lots of people in painting class who didn't want to wait for the sink to be free to rinse their things, but if you used the drinking fountain, you'd wreck it.

Pretty funny that they have to tell people not to put jam in the toaster, though. :D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: CherryRipe on October 27, 2010, 08:31:49 AM
Exactly.  Don't any of you ladies get it?  Corn on the cob is MAN FOOD.  Messy, buttery, salty goodness. Pair that with a steak on the grill and some baked potatoes with MORE butter and salt and maybe some sour cream and bacon, and you have a heart attack on a plate REAL MAN FOOD.

Wait, is corn on the cob a manly food in itself, or only if it has butter on it?  Personally, I eat corn on the cob without butter, just with some Italian dressing (or balsamic vinegar) and lots of cracked black pepper.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: CherryRipe on October 27, 2010, 08:36:39 AM
Two from UD#1:

"Please do not put butter/jam/etc. on your bread before toasting it" (in the dining hall)

"Please do not wash your paintbrushes and palettes in the drinking fountain" (in the art building)



As an artist, that one makes perfect sense to me. Years ago, we had lots of people in painting class who didn't want to wait for the sink to be free to rinse their things, but if you used the drinking fountain, you'd wreck it.

Pretty funny that they have to tell people not to put jam in the toaster, though. :D

That's the thing, though.....it struck me as kind of, "duh" that they had to tell people not to rinse their painting things in the drinking fountains, because that's not heavy-duty rinsing water, it's DRINKING water.  In any art building, there are three different kinds of water: drinking water, in the drinking fountains, light-duty rinsing/washing water in the bathrooms, and heavy-duty water in the painting-studio sinks.  Considering how disgusting (and multi-coloured) those sinks got, you'd think people would put two and two together and realize that hey, toxic oil paints (and even just vile-tasting acrylic paints) really shouldn't be anywhere near the drinking water.  As for the "patience" thing.....the sinks in the studios were huge, so at least three or four people could usually wash their things together.  It worked out fine, because people would all come in and paint at different times, and even in class, not everyone would finish at the same time--some would paint for an hour and then leave, while others would stay after class.  So, there was really no reason for anyone to be rinsing anything in the drinking fountains--that's just gross.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: blue2000 on October 27, 2010, 08:56:33 AM
I wasn't actually thinking of the taste or smell - I like the smell of oils, so I wouldn't mind, but I suppose other people would be very grossed out. :) I was thinking more of the permanent nature of paints. They would be very difficult to remove from the fountain. And the drain for a water fountain can't handle large amounts of paint. Eventually you would end up replacing both the fountain and part of the plumbing.

As for the patience... well... some people have none. Even a few minutes wait is too much. Some people find sharing the sink too much as well. ::)  They are artistes - they are going to be very famous someday! They shouldn't have to rub elbows with the masses (and it is a good thing I'm typing, as I can't say that out loud with a straight face ;D).
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Marisol on October 27, 2010, 10:05:52 AM
Two from UD#1:

"Please do not put butter/jam/etc. on your bread before toasting it" (in the dining hall)

"Please do not wash your paintbrushes and palettes in the drinking fountain" (in the art building)



As an artist, that one makes perfect sense to me. Years ago, we had lots of people in painting class who didn't want to wait for the sink to be free to rinse their things, but if you used the drinking fountain, you'd wreck it.

Pretty funny that they have to tell people not to put jam in the toaster, though. :D

That's the thing, though.....it struck me as kind of, "duh" that they had to tell people not to rinse their painting things in the drinking fountains, because that's not heavy-duty rinsing water, it's DRINKING water.  In any art building, there are three different kinds of water: drinking water, in the drinking fountains, light-duty rinsing/washing water in the bathrooms, and heavy-duty water in the painting-studio sinks.  Considering how disgusting (and multi-coloured) those sinks got, you'd think people would put two and two together and realize that hey, toxic oil paints (and even just vile-tasting acrylic paints) really shouldn't be anywhere near the drinking water.  As for the "patience" thing.....the sinks in the studios were huge, so at least three or four people could usually wash their things together.  It worked out fine, because people would all come in and paint at different times, and even in class, not everyone would finish at the same time--some would paint for an hour and then leave, while others would stay after class.  So, there was really no reason for anyone to be rinsing anything in the drinking fountains--that's just gross.

People are stupid.  Some art students are not "art students" (that is some classes will be taken by people from the community or non-majors).  Most people don't know there are three kinds of water in an art building (I didn't and I've been involved with art since grade school).  I'm going to bet that many art buildings don't actually have specific water stations and some places have less than adequate art facilities.  Every place I have been that has painting going on has to tell people not to rinse their brushes in the sink or water fountain, because otherwise people just do it.  It is a common problem.


As for the patience... well... some people have none. Even a few minutes wait is too much. Some people find sharing the sink too much as well. ::)  They are artistes - they are going to be very famous someday! They shouldn't have to rub elbows with the masses (and it is a good thing I'm typing, as I can't say that out loud with a straight face ;D).

Chances are they are mediocre at best.  No offence meant to any serious art students out there, but I remember there were never more than a few very talented artists in any one class.  ;)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on October 27, 2010, 12:14:41 PM
Wait, different kinds of water?  Admittedly, I haven't taken many art classes, but that just seems odd.  Different kinds of sinks and drains makes sense, but how is the actual water different?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Marisol on October 27, 2010, 12:22:10 PM
Wait, different kinds of water?  Admittedly, I haven't taken many art classes, but that just seems odd.  Different kinds of sinks and drains makes sense, but how is the actual water different?

Well I know fountain water is filtered.  We tested ours at work and there is a big difference between it and the tap water.  I don't know about the different kinds of water for art buildings.  This was the first I had heard of it.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on October 27, 2010, 12:28:07 PM
Wait, different kinds of water?  Admittedly, I haven't taken many art classes, but that just seems odd.  Different kinds of sinks and drains makes sense, but how is the actual water different?

Well I know fountain water is filtered.  We tested ours at work and there is a big difference between it and the tap water.  I don't know about the different kinds of water for art buildings.  This was the first I had heard of it.

Maybe it's regional.  Both colleges I attended were in the middle of Chicago, where the tap water is just fine, so that's what you get everywhere.  Maybe somewhere without good tap water would use the less treated stuff in sinks.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Marisol on October 27, 2010, 12:30:54 PM
Wait, different kinds of water?  Admittedly, I haven't taken many art classes, but that just seems odd.  Different kinds of sinks and drains makes sense, but how is the actual water different?

Well I know fountain water is filtered.  We tested ours at work and there is a big difference between it and the tap water.  I don't know about the different kinds of water for art buildings.  This was the first I had heard of it.

Maybe it's regional.  Both colleges I attended were in the middle of Chicago, where the tap water is just fine, so that's what you get everywhere.  Maybe somewhere without good tap water would use the less treated stuff in sinks.

I live in an area that has very hard sulfury water, so it makes sense that the fountains have a filter.  Although i thought most water fountains have some kind of filtration built in?  Maybe not?  Maybe I have lived here too long. 
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on October 27, 2010, 12:34:53 PM
Wait, different kinds of water?  Admittedly, I haven't taken many art classes, but that just seems odd.  Different kinds of sinks and drains makes sense, but how is the actual water different?

Well I know fountain water is filtered.  We tested ours at work and there is a big difference between it and the tap water.  I don't know about the different kinds of water for art buildings.  This was the first I had heard of it.

Maybe it's regional.  Both colleges I attended were in the middle of Chicago, where the tap water is just fine, so that's what you get everywhere.  Maybe somewhere without good tap water would use the less treated stuff in sinks.

I live in an area that has very hard sulfury water, so it makes sense that the fountains have a filter.  Although i thought most water fountains have some kind of filtration built in?  Maybe not?  Maybe I have lived here too long. 

I have no idea, I've never had cause to inspect the workings of a water fountain :D 
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Marisol on October 27, 2010, 12:55:53 PM
Wait, different kinds of water?  Admittedly, I haven't taken many art classes, but that just seems odd.  Different kinds of sinks and drains makes sense, but how is the actual water different?

Well I know fountain water is filtered.  We tested ours at work and there is a big difference between it and the tap water.  I don't know about the different kinds of water for art buildings.  This was the first I had heard of it.

 

Maybe it's regional.  Both colleges I attended were in the middle of Chicago, where the tap water is just fine, so that's what you get everywhere.  Maybe somewhere without good tap water would use the less treated stuff in sinks.

I live in an area that has very hard sulfury water, so it makes sense that the fountains have a filter.  Although i thought most water fountains have some kind of filtration built in?  Maybe not?  Maybe I have lived here too long. 

I have no idea, I've never had cause to inspect the workings of a water fountain :D 

The people I work with are super sensitive to contaminates.  They go around testing the water and air quality all the time.  That is the only reason I learned that the drinking fountains are filtered.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Samantha on October 27, 2010, 05:30:50 PM
I wonder if it isn't necessarily the water that is different, but the water pressure? Well, the fountain water may be different, as it might be filtered, but I can see the water pressure being different in all three locations.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Midnight Kitty on October 27, 2010, 05:45:51 PM
I suspect it isn't the water itself that is different, but the plumbing.  Yes, water fountains usually have filters, but not always.  What they almost always have is a small diameter drain pipe which is easily plugged and difficult to unplug.  Our water fountains have signs telling people not to spit into them.  That's because they plug up almost instantly when people spit phlegm into them.  It's too thick and solidifies as it dries into a cement-like substance.

I am not an artist, but I oversee the sewers here, which is almost an art-form. >:D  Many types of paint and thinner should not be sent to the wastewater treatment plant.  They should be collected (in safe containers like drums) and disposed of properly.  Some solvents are way too toxic to dump in the sewer.  Some types of paint will clog the pipes because they thicken when exposed to water.

The university near me was cited for their failure to control the discharge of toxic and hazardous materials to the sewer and their failure to store these materials properly.  The labs were the worst offenders, but I wonder how much of a contribution the Arts Department made.

We also fined a guy who rinsed his paint brushes in the canal, causing a white plume visible to thousands of people. ::)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: blue2000 on October 27, 2010, 06:01:58 PM
I suspect it isn't the water itself that is different, but the plumbing.  Yes, water fountains usually have filters, but not always.  What they almost always have is a small diameter drain pipe which is easily plugged and difficult to unplug.  Our water fountains have signs telling people not to spit into them.  That's because they plug up almost instantly when people spit phlegm into them.  It's too thick and solidifies as it dries into a cement-like substance.

I am not an artist, but I oversee the sewers here, which is almost an art-form. >:D  Many types of paint and thinner should not be sent to the wastewater treatment plant.  They should be collected (in safe containers like drums) and disposed of properly.  Some solvents are way too toxic to dump in the sewer.  Some types of paint will clog the pipes because they thicken when exposed to water.

The university near me was cited for their failure to control the discharge of toxic and hazardous materials to the sewer and their failure to store these materials properly.  The labs were the worst offenders, but I wonder how much of a contribution the Arts Department made.

We also fined a guy who rinsed his paint brushes in the canal, causing a white plume visible to thousands of people. ::)

We weren't allowed to use oils or toxic thinners in the classroom because of the fumes. Only acrylics, watercolours, and inks. But if you have ever cleaned a really messy palette after an acrylic painting session, you know it dries like chunks of plastic, and all that got sent down the drain. I think the art sink had seriously heavy duty plumbing, or we would have plugged it for sure.

And now I have to wonder about putting all those paint chunks in the sewer. I'd bet that is one heck of a problem for a treatment plant. :-\
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: blue2000 on October 27, 2010, 06:07:59 PM
As for the patience... well... some people have none. Even a few minutes wait is too much. Some people find sharing the sink too much as well. ::)  They are artistes - they are going to be very famous someday! They shouldn't have to rub elbows with the masses (and it is a good thing I'm typing, as I can't say that out loud with a straight face ;D).

Chances are they are mediocre at best.  No offence meant to any serious art students out there, but I remember there were never more than a few very talented artists in any one class.  ;)

We had quite a few very talented people (me... not so much, or I'd be making money at it) but it was pretty much like any other profession - the ones that brag the most are the least likely to succeed. ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Seraphia on October 27, 2010, 07:11:13 PM

Fresh is always preferable to frozen.  >:D

Freshmen are cute.  >:D That is all.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Poirot on October 29, 2010, 10:38:03 AM
There is a warning label on my hair dryer that cracks me up:

"Do not use while standing in the rain"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: blue2000 on October 29, 2010, 04:29:21 PM
There is a warning label on my hair dryer that cracks me up:

"Do not use while standing in the rain"

How about running? Any rules against that? :D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Tsaiko on October 29, 2010, 08:58:44 PM
There is a warning label on my hair dryer that cracks me up:

"Do not use while standing in the rain"

I owned a hair dryer that had a tag that read " For external use only."  :o
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scritzy on October 29, 2010, 09:28:13 PM
There is a warning label on my hair dryer that cracks me up:

"Do not use while standing in the rain"

I owned a hair dryer that had a tag that read " For external use only."  :o

I don't even want to know what they meant by that!  :o
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Hushabye on October 29, 2010, 10:00:50 PM
There is a warning label on my hair dryer that cracks me up:

"Do not use while standing in the rain"

I owned a hair dryer that had a tag that read " For external use only."  :o

I don't even want to know what they meant by that!  :o

I've now spent entirely too much time trying to wrap my brain around how you would use a hair dryer any way other than externally.  I finally realized that I just don't.want.to.know.  Some mysteries are better left unsolved.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Thanda on October 30, 2010, 04:01:26 AM
The park by my workplace has a sign posted on their fountains/wading pools "Warning Water Contains High Levels of Hydrogen" ??? Doesn't all water?

LOL - I once passed out flyers in my college, warning the students of the dangerously high levels of Oxygen Dihydride in the water supply.

I know, I shouldn't pick on the activist freshman, but it was really funny to see them getting worked up about WATER in the water supply.
Too bad you didn't add small print to the bottom of the flyer reading...

NOTE:  Boiling drinking water till fully evaporated will render the compound inert.

Rofl
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Luci on October 30, 2010, 08:57:47 AM
Then you have instant water: just add water..................
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: CherryRipe on October 30, 2010, 10:33:08 AM
Blue--I was never a Fine Arts major, I was just a regular person with a modicum of manners and common sense.  That's why I never rinsed my painting things in the drinking fountain.  About the "water" issue.....both of my previous universities had some problems with water (sometimes it'd come out brown at UD#1, and sometimes, it'd come out sort of whitish and soapy-tasting at UD#2), but I think you're right, it was a "water pressure" issue--more in the painting-studio sinks, less in the bathroom sinks and the drinking fountains.  As for Fine Arts majors (of which I wasn't one), a lot of them were the nicest, most down-to-earth people I've ever met.  After all, it's hard to act snobby when you're up to your elbows in gesso, right?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: blue2000 on October 30, 2010, 01:07:55 PM
Blue--I was never a Fine Arts major, I was just a regular person with a modicum of manners and common sense.  That's why I never rinsed my painting things in the drinking fountain.  About the "water" issue.....both of my previous universities had some problems with water (sometimes it'd come out brown at UD#1, and sometimes, it'd come out sort of whitish and soapy-tasting at UD#2), but I think you're right, it was a "water pressure" issue--more in the painting-studio sinks, less in the bathroom sinks and the drinking fountains.  As for Fine Arts majors (of which I wasn't one), a lot of them were the nicest, most down-to-earth people I've ever met. After all, it's hard to act snobby when you're up to your elbows in gesso, right?
It is hard, but some people manage it! ;D

If your poor university had water problems to start with, it isn't any wonder they were concerned about the sinks and water fountains. And most artists, as you say, are nice decent people who don't want to cause trouble for the sake of a few minutes. It is the SS that don't care.

(I have other stories about SS artists, but they should probably go in the Professional Darwin thread.  :P )
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: PeasNCues on November 01, 2010, 09:32:47 AM
A couple from last week's cruise to the bahamas:

Good ol' delicious chicken brest.
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs996.snc4/76914_594924025639_31801576_34339715_1425402_n.jpg)

Unnecessary quotation marks of doom.
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs1133.snc4/149523_594924784119_31801576_34339746_8267507_n.jpg)

Priorities in the Bahamas:
(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs483.ash2/75680_594926835009_31801576_34339864_4974973_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on November 13, 2010, 02:49:28 PM
I bought a four pack of lowfat cottage cheese cups.  I went to open one, and it occurred to me that the company may want to consider a label redesign.

(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa298/dassenkoningin/1113101443-01.jpg)

For the record, my Fat Cheese is delicious :D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scritzy on November 13, 2010, 03:09:36 PM
I'm going to buy the "Fat Cheese Size Every Time"!

LOL!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Elfmama on November 14, 2010, 08:12:22 PM
That reminds me of a label on a tiny drawer storage unit that I bought (I keep spice bottles in it) "Drawers work independently!"  Um, if they didn't, only the top drawer would be usable, right?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Xallanthia on November 16, 2010, 08:04:46 AM
That reminds me of a label on a tiny drawer storage unit that I bought (I keep spice bottles in it) "Drawers work independently!"  Um, if they didn't, only the top drawer would be usable, right?

Nah, it probably means that opening one drawer doesn't lock the others shut.  Some file cabinets do this for safety reasons because if you had all the drawers open and full of heavy paper it would fall over.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Poirot on November 16, 2010, 10:07:23 AM
In the village where I work, there is an old and lovely church. The following sign is pinned beside its main door:

WARNING
INSECURE MASONRY OVERHEAD

Now, it's perfectly clear what it really means, but...try as I might, I simply cannot suppress my amusement every time I pass it, given the mental images of worried-looking gargoyles and chunks of brickwork peering anxiously downwards and voicing tremulous enquiries as to whether they look particularly lichened today. ;D

I know this is very old, but I was reading through the thread and had to tell you.............this made me laugh so hard that my boss came into the office and insisted on reading it. He laughed even harder! ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Ferrets on November 16, 2010, 05:13:26 PM
I know this is very old, but I was reading through the thread and had to tell you.............this made me laugh so hard that my boss came into the office and insisted on reading it. He laughed even harder! ;D

:D It was up there for months. Cracked me up* every time I passed it!

*No pun intended. ;)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Elfmama on November 16, 2010, 09:04:04 PM
That reminds me of a label on a tiny drawer storage unit that I bought (I keep spice bottles in it) "Drawers work independently!"  Um, if they didn't, only the top drawer would be usable, right?

Nah, it probably means that opening one drawer doesn't lock the others shut.  Some file cabinets do this for safety reasons because if you had all the drawers open and full of heavy paper it would fall over.
Not likely -- this drawer unit is a plastic cube about 6" tall.  :D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Nellop on November 18, 2010, 02:28:42 AM
I saw this sign in St Andrews, Scotland a few years back.
Ever since I have always wanted to move to this street...

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=14529&l=33db77ad52&id=513434238
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Elfmama on November 18, 2010, 04:40:50 PM
My favorite English placename: Nether Wallop.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: The Opinionator on November 18, 2010, 04:55:40 PM
Speaking of funny street names, there's a Butt Close Lane in the city I live in. I've been meaning to take a picture of the sign for ages.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Giggity on November 18, 2010, 05:02:28 PM
Papa Ferdinand has an enviable collection of antique metal signs. One of them, he claims, is from a Navy destroyer or dreadnought or similar (I get my boats mixed up) and it says

WASH WATER
UNFIT FOR DRINKING

That totally mystified me until I was probably 13.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Giggity on November 18, 2010, 05:08:50 PM
Somewhere in Michigan, there is a Big Beaver Road.

Chicago has a Wacker Drive.

And now I have visions of Beavis and Butt-Head crossing America, laughing at place names .. Bald Knob, Meteetsee, Big Piney, Weippe ...
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hobish on November 18, 2010, 05:19:50 PM

There is a Blue Ball road somewhat near me. I don’t go to the area much and have never had a camera with me when I have.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: kckgirl on November 18, 2010, 06:05:39 PM

There is a Blue Ball road somewhat near me. I don’t go to the area much and have never had a camera with me when I have.


I drive on Blue Ball Road every now and then. Do you live in Maryland?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: baglady on November 18, 2010, 07:27:37 PM
Somewhere in Michigan, there is a Big Beaver Road.

Chicago has a Wacker Drive.

And now I have visions of Beavis and Butt-Head crossing America, laughing at place names .. Bald Knob, Meteetsee, Big Piney, Weippe ...

Doesn't Chicago also have Old Broad Street? That one cracked me up the first time I saw it.

New York has some great place names: Surprise, Cl!max and Coxsackie. The last one is pronounced "Cook-SACK-ee," but it regularly gets pronounced like ... something else. Accidentally and on purpose.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Seraphia on November 19, 2010, 10:43:44 AM
Saw photos of a Comic-Con earlier today - someone had a "protest" sign that read "IS THIS THING ON?"

 ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hermanne on November 19, 2010, 12:22:09 PM
Somewhere in Michigan, there is a Big Beaver Road.


I don't know about Big Beaver, but north of Saginaw there's a Beaver Road.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: drebay on November 19, 2010, 03:25:22 PM
Somewhere in Michigan, there is a Big Beaver Road.


I don't know about Big Beaver, but north of Saginaw there's a Beaver Road.

One of our college teams is The Beavers.  Of course, we ARE The Beaver State.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Ms_Cellany on November 19, 2010, 03:32:58 PM
I have a photo, Spaghetti Monster knows where, of a highway sign:

HAPPY VALLEY
AMMO DUMP
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Twik on November 19, 2010, 10:18:02 PM
This is a cute page http://www.phouka.com/travel/other/signs/signs.html (http://www.phouka.com/travel/other/signs/signs.html) that starts off with the most terrifying sign seen in Scotland - the "Oncoming traffic in centre of road!" sign. What, exactly, are you supposed to do about it?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: KimberlyRose on November 19, 2010, 11:32:10 PM
Somewhere in Michigan, there is a Big Beaver Road.

It's in Troy.  (Used to live a little south of there).
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Mazdoy on November 20, 2010, 06:14:07 AM
There's a Dyke Road here.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Outdoor Girl on November 20, 2010, 07:25:49 PM
I just remembered a sign from driving up Michigan towards the Soo:

Prison Area
Beware of Hitchhikers

It just made me laugh.  Like I'd pull over and let the guy in the jumpsuit in.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Seraphia on November 20, 2010, 10:27:48 PM
I just remembered a sign from driving up Michigan towards the Soo:

Prison Area
Beware of Hitchhikers

It just made me laugh.  Like I'd pull over and let the guy in the jumpsuit in.

You weren't on 96W by any chance were you? There's one of those signs out there and it makes me laugh every time.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: kckgirl on November 21, 2010, 05:22:06 AM
I just remembered a sign from driving up Michigan towards the Soo:

Prison Area
Beware of Hitchhikers

It just made me laugh.  Like I'd pull over and let the guy in the jumpsuit in.

I've seen signs like that (in Missouri, I think).
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Luci on November 21, 2010, 06:08:57 AM
These signs are around every prison I have ever been by.

My grandparents lived near Menard Prison in southern Illinois. An escapee broke into their house once and stole my grandfather's clothes. Yeah, do not pick up hitchhikers.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: marcel on November 21, 2010, 09:37:42 PM
I do not have a sign, but to end all references to funny place names I will give you the best one in the world.
(It is impotant to know that the Dutch word for beer is bier.)

The Netherlands has a village that is called Sexbierum
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: DangerMouth on November 21, 2010, 10:19:09 PM
An old favorite just in time for the holidays:

http://nancykayshapiro.livejournal.com/35633.html?page=4
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: starofwinter on November 22, 2010, 12:49:19 AM
I have a good friend who lives on Buttigig Road.  Yeah that first 'i' is silent.  Hilarity generally ensues. 
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Animala on November 22, 2010, 02:10:50 AM
There's a Tightwad, Missouri.

And it has a bank.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/17/AR2008081702195.html
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Outdoor Girl on November 22, 2010, 10:05:29 AM
I just remembered a sign from driving up Michigan towards the Soo:

Prison Area
Beware of Hitchhikers

It just made me laugh.  Like I'd pull over and let the guy in the jumpsuit in.

You weren't on 96W by any chance were you? There's one of those signs out there and it makes me laugh every time.

No idea which highway it is - We crossed at Sarnia into Port Huron, headed north through Flint, crossed the Mackinaw bridge and crossed back into Canada in Soo, Michegan.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scritzy on November 22, 2010, 11:05:07 AM
An old favorite just in time for the holidays:

http://nancykayshapiro.livejournal.com/35633.html?page=4

That's baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad. LOL! (You'd think people would THINK ...)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hobish on November 22, 2010, 11:07:28 AM

There is a Blue Ball road somewhat near me. I don’t go to the area much and have never had a camera with me when I have.


I drive on Blue Ball Road every now and then. Do you live in Maryland?

No, there must be more than one. The one i am thinking of is in New Jersey, near Bridgeton.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Seven Ate Nine on December 02, 2010, 06:43:07 PM
Somewhere in Michigan, there is a Big Beaver Road.

It's in Troy.  (Used to live a little south of there).

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v43/capitaina/beaver.jpg)

I did not take this picture, but I do pass the sign a couple of times a month.

And for more fun with Michigan road signs:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v43/capitaina/2002-07-13-Climax.jpg)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RegionMom on December 02, 2010, 08:39:47 PM
69 to Big Beaver sounds about right, but I would think Climax at 100, instead of 92. heh heh heh...
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Dazi on December 18, 2010, 10:05:30 AM
^^^^so true, so true.   :P
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: HeebyJeebyLeebee on December 18, 2010, 11:50:24 AM
LOL.  92 to Climax just seems a little premature.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: kajunchick on January 05, 2011, 08:55:00 AM
(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o192/ket0063/funnysigns.jpg)
I pass this sign on the my way home from work every day, and I always think, "It's not lupus!"  >:D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Outdoor Girl on January 05, 2011, 09:03:14 AM
I saw this on a van the other day:

Milley Volt

Electrical Contractors
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Luci on January 05, 2011, 09:28:41 AM
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I pass this sign on the my way home from work every day, and I always think, "It's not lupus!"  >:D

I don't get it. After doing a search of several lupus sites and having a friend with lupus, the sign is not funny or totally off base. The article also said that it is more prevalent in African American, Hispanics, and Asian women. The symptoms are so varied, these seem to be a start for some cases.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: PeasNCues on January 05, 2011, 09:44:50 AM
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I pass this sign on the my way home from work every day, and I always think, "It's not lupus!"  >:D

I don't get it. After doing a search of several lupus sites and having a friend with lupus, the sign is not funny or totally off base. The article also said that it is more prevalent in African American, Hispanics, and Asian women. The symptoms are so varied, these seem to be a start for some cases.
It's a reference to the tv show House. Everytime someone suggests lupus, it' snot lupus.

kajunchick wasnt intending to make light of lupus.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Luci on January 05, 2011, 09:57:24 AM
Thanks. Not a fan of House here! But I see why it's funny, now.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Marisol on January 06, 2011, 04:20:05 PM
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I pass this sign on the my way home from work every day, and I always think, "It's not lupus!"  >:D

I don't get it. After doing a search of several lupus sites and having a friend with lupus, the sign is not funny or totally off base. The article also said that it is more prevalent in African American, Hispanics, and Asian women. The symptoms are so varied, these seem to be a start for some cases.
It's a reference to the tv show House. Everytime someone suggests lupus, it' snot lupus.

kajunchick wasnt intending to make light of lupus.

It is probably sarcoidosis.  ;)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: M-theory on January 06, 2011, 04:21:37 PM
It was lupus once. :P
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Thipu1 on January 08, 2011, 10:14:50 AM
I can think of at least two.

Many years ago we vacationed in Cozumel, Mexico.  A seafood restaurant had a proud sign. 

"Thirty years from the ocean to you!"

 :P  I think not.

The other one came from a local Tru-Value store.  It was a small place but very useful for bits and pieces needed around the house.  Outside the shop was a big sign that read 'HARDWARE AND PAINT'.

A heavy snow storm knocked down the 'T' in 'PAINT'.  Soon after, the shop folded.  We always wondered if the storm attracted a different kind of clientele.     
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: DangerMouth on January 08, 2011, 12:37:46 PM
Hah, that reminds me of the sign we saw one December. A sandwich board sign on the sidewalk near an alley:

Christmas Trees in Rear

(ouch!)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Ms_Shell on January 08, 2011, 12:50:00 PM
Every time I drive down to the base in Illinois, I pass several signs that say "Cook County Forest Preserves".  Totally dumb, but I always think, "wonder how it'd taste on toast?"  :)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Suze on January 08, 2011, 05:40:43 PM
Hah, that reminds me of the sign we saw one December. A sandwich board sign on the sidewalk near an alley:

Christmas Trees in Rear

(ouch!)

http://www.tasgreetings.com/santasangel.htm

how the angel got on top of the tree (some "bad words")
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: White Dragon on February 12, 2011, 08:27:56 PM
This was a sign juxtaposition that DS and I saw today. I didn't have my phone, so I didn't take a picture.

Two businesses, side by side:

The Blind Studio
Iris Optomotrists

DS and I were still laughing about that a few blocks later when he cracked up again.

The sign was at a car dealership, with a big arrow, pointing into the car lot.
The sign said:

"Free Snowmen"

We still cannot figure out why a car dealership would give away snowmen (not to mention *how* they'd accomplish that) or, more importantly, who - in our Canadian prairie city - would *want* one.  ???
The do-it-yourself models are readily available and don't require transport... :D :D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Suze on February 13, 2011, 09:05:44 AM
well it would be one way to clear the parking lot of snow

give it away as a snowman
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Ferrets on February 13, 2011, 09:55:35 AM
well it would be one way to clear the parking lot of snow

give it away as a snowman

"Instant Snowman. Contents: 1x Bag Of Snow. Some Assembly Required." ;)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: CakeEater on February 14, 2011, 07:18:15 PM
At Easter, our church put on its sign: The Easter bunny didn't rise from the dead.

I know what they were getting at, but I kept imagining all the children in town being distressed because the Easter bunny was dead, and the image of a zombie easter bunny if he did happen to rise again.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: MizB on February 15, 2011, 05:34:50 PM
There is a company in my town that always puts up "Congratulations Class of XX" in May to celebrate graduation. The year I graduated someone pulled the cl to the far left of the sign (they had the phrase in the center) so it read

                    Congratulations!!
cl                 &ss of '03


I have a pic somewhere around the house.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Ponytail_Palm on February 15, 2011, 08:16:32 PM
I'll admit that I haven't read the whole thread yet, but I had to chime in because my mom and I have a funny sign collection - quotes and pictures - that would deserve its own website if someone hadn't thought of that already.

Pennsylvania is a great place to find odd signs, for some reason. From the lovely state of PA we bring you:

"Buckle up, next million miles"
"High DUI crash area" (Well why don't you do something about it instead of putting up a sign?!)

And from the more rural parts of the state:

"Brown's Authentic Chinese Cuisine"
"Deer: Cut, Rap, and Froze"

The local DMV is located in the basement of a building. There is one staircase to get down to it. Helpfully, there is an automatic door button - complete with the drawing of a person in a wheelchair - to open the door to the staircase for you. ??? >:D

From menus:

"A full-bodied broth chaulked full of white mushrooms..." (Pub-style restaurant)

"[some food] in delicious brown sauce" (Chinese restaurant - the same restaurant describes another item on the menu as "chunky")

And some pictures:

(http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss74/bohemianj16/Chceks.jpg)
Hoboken, NJ

(http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss74/bohemianj16/DontReadIt.jpg)
BF's university

(http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss74/bohemianj16/FreakyPeople.jpg)
Somewhere near Lake Erie, Canadian side

(http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss74/bohemianj16/PurseDanger.jpg)
I don't remember... This is my favorite. The harder you think, the more levels of ridiculousness you will discover.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: SheltieMom on February 15, 2011, 09:55:56 PM
Actually, the last one makes sense, in putting your purse on a lower hook, although it might be better to just remove the high one. One of the malls here has a restroom right by an exit. Several years ago, they had a number of incidents of people waiting until there was no one outside the stalls, and then reaching over the doors and grabbing purses, and then running out the door, where they had a getaway car waiting. The mall had to move all the high hooks. Of course, if you have a long coat, now you've got no place to hang it.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Ponytail_Palm on February 15, 2011, 10:31:45 PM
Well, first they installed a hook. Then they installed a sign telling you not to use the hook (rather than just removing the hook). Then they installed another hook - to which the sign could also technically apply - and they installed yet another sign instructing which hook to use. I didn't get a picture of the best stall - under the "place purse here" sign was...nothing.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Delia DeLyons on February 16, 2011, 07:12:47 AM
There is a company in my town that always puts up "Congratulations Class of XX" in May to celebrate graduation. The year I graduated someone pulled the cl to the far left of the sign (they had the phrase in the center) so it read

                    Congratulations!!
cl                 &ss of '03


I have a pic somewhere around the house.

     I was Class of '03 too :-)

     This past weekend, I was driving with BF and missed the exit to the extension of the turnpike  >:( so had to drive toward central Philly.  We passed a billboard the said "I Hate Steven Singer!" we both kinda laughed and were like, Really?  You can rent a billboard for that?  A little while later we passed the shop of a jeweler... coincidentally or no, the jeweler's name is Steven Singer...
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Xallanthia on February 16, 2011, 04:01:01 PM
    This past weekend, I was driving with BF and missed the exit to the extension of the turnpike  >:( so had to drive toward central Philly.  We passed a billboard the said "I Hate Steven Singer!" we both kinda laughed and were like, Really?  You can rent a billboard for that?  A little while later we passed the shop of a jeweler... coincidentally or no, the jeweler's name is Steven Singer...

If you were a local, you'd get it.  "I hate Steven Singer!" is part of their main marketing campaign.  Their website is actually www.ihatestevensinger.com.

Steven Singer is marketed as a place for men to go who don't know what to buy their SO, have a beer, and spend lots of money with a consultant who will tell them what the perfect shiny is this gift-giving occasion.  Their signature Valentine's piece is gold-dipped roses. (http://ihatestevensingeronline.com/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryID=7)

Also, that billboard is about 5 min from my house :P
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Ms_Cellany on February 16, 2011, 04:02:57 PM
I came across one at work the other day, in a research wing:

"Do Not Open Inner Door"

Someone had written at the bottom: "Or inner child will escape!"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Poirot on February 16, 2011, 04:21:07 PM
    This past weekend, I was driving with BF and missed the exit to the extension of the turnpike  >:( so had to drive toward central Philly.  We passed a billboard the said "I Hate Steven Singer!" we both kinda laughed and were like, Really?  You can rent a billboard for that?  A little while later we passed the shop of a jeweler... coincidentally or no, the jeweler's name is Steven Singer...

If you were a local, you'd get it.  "I hate Steven Singer!" is part of their main marketing campaign.  Their website is actually www.ihatestevensinger.com.

Steven Singer is marketed as a place for men to go who don't know what to buy their SO, have a beer, and spend lots of money with a consultant who will tell them what the perfect shiny is this gift-giving occasion.  Their signature Valentine's piece is gold-dipped roses. (http://ihatestevensingeronline.com/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryID=7)

Also, that billboard is about 5 min from my house :P
:)

And about 15 minutes from my office.

Edited because my post disappeared into the ether.  :-[
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: White Dragon on February 17, 2011, 02:02:19 PM
Quote
Edited because my post disappeared into the ether.  :-[

I'm sure you'll see it again in a few weeks.

The Ether Bunny probably has it... >:D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Poirot on February 17, 2011, 02:08:28 PM
Quote
Edited because my post disappeared into the ether.  :-[

I'm sure you'll see it again in a few weeks.

The Ether Bunny probably has it... >:D

ROFL  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hobish on February 17, 2011, 05:05:59 PM
    This past weekend, I was driving with BF and missed the exit to the extension of the turnpike  >:( so had to drive toward central Philly.  We passed a billboard the said "I Hate Steven Singer!" we both kinda laughed and were like, Really?  You can rent a billboard for that?  A little while later we passed the shop of a jeweler... coincidentally or no, the jeweler's name is Steven Singer...

If you were a local, you'd get it.  "I hate Steven Singer!" is part of their main marketing campaign.  Their website is actually www.ihatestevensinger.com.

Steven Singer is marketed as a place for men to go who don't know what to buy their SO, have a beer, and spend lots of money with a consultant who will tell them what the perfect shiny is this gift-giving occasion.  Their signature Valentine's piece is gold-dipped roses. (http://ihatestevensingeronline.com/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryID=7)

Also, that billboard is about 5 min from my house :P
:)

And about 15 minutes from my office.

Edited because my post disappeared into the ether.  :-[

They advertise on 610 WIP (AM radio) a lot. Unless there is more than one sign (which there very well may be) it i about 30-40 minutes from my house.

I just checked out the website ... it all makes sense now. I think i hate Steven Singer, too.


Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: JonGirl on February 18, 2011, 12:22:19 AM


I saw a sign in todays paper of a picture of roadworks with a pile of dirt stacked up...outside a funeral directors office.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Xallanthia on February 18, 2011, 10:33:48 AM
    This past weekend, I was driving with BF and missed the exit to the extension of the turnpike  >:( so had to drive toward central Philly.  We passed a billboard the said "I Hate Steven Singer!" we both kinda laughed and were like, Really?  You can rent a billboard for that?  A little while later we passed the shop of a jeweler... coincidentally or no, the jeweler's name is Steven Singer...

If you were a local, you'd get it.  "I hate Steven Singer!" is part of their main marketing campaign.  Their website is actually www.ihatestevensinger.com.

Steven Singer is marketed as a place for men to go who don't know what to buy their SO, have a beer, and spend lots of money with a consultant who will tell them what the perfect shiny is this gift-giving occasion.  Their signature Valentine's piece is gold-dipped roses. (http://ihatestevensingeronline.com/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryID=7)

Also, that billboard is about 5 min from my house :P
:)

And about 15 minutes from my office.

Edited because my post disappeared into the ether.  :-[

They advertise on 610 WIP (AM radio) a lot. Unless there is more than one sign (which there very well may be) it i about 30-40 minutes from my house.

I just checked out the website ... it all makes sense now. I think i hate Steven Singer, too.

Hm... I was thinking of the one on 276 between Willow Grove and Jersey somewhere, but idk which turnpike entrance they missed (276 or 476).  If 276, there may be another of these on the Schuylkill somewhere.  The main store is downtown at 8th & Walnut, but I think they have a warehouse somewhere else.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Poirot on February 18, 2011, 10:49:46 AM
    This past weekend, I was driving with BF and missed the exit to the extension of the turnpike  >:( so had to drive toward central Philly.  We passed a billboard the said "I Hate Steven Singer!" we both kinda laughed and were like, Really?  You can rent a billboard for that?  A little while later we passed the shop of a jeweler... coincidentally or no, the jeweler's name is Steven Singer...

If you were a local, you'd get it.  "I hate Steven Singer!" is part of their main marketing campaign.  Their website is actually www.ihatestevensinger.com.

Steven Singer is marketed as a place for men to go who don't know what to buy their SO, have a beer, and spend lots of money with a consultant who will tell them what the perfect shiny is this gift-giving occasion.  Their signature Valentine's piece is gold-dipped roses. (http://ihatestevensingeronline.com/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryID=7)

Also, that billboard is about 5 min from my house :P
:)

And about 15 minutes from my office.

Edited because my post disappeared into the ether.  :-[

They advertise on 610 WIP (AM radio) a lot. Unless there is more than one sign (which there very well may be) it i about 30-40 minutes from my house.

I just checked out the website ... it all makes sense now. I think i hate Steven Singer, too.

Hm... I was thinking of the one on 276 between Willow Grove and Jersey somewhere, but idk which turnpike entrance they missed (276 or 476).  If 276, there may be another of these on the Schuylkill somewhere.  The main store is downtown at 8th & Walnut, but I think they have a warehouse somewhere else.

I was thinking the one on 476.....which would have them pointed towards center city, but then I wasn't sure why they would have been trying to get on the extension. I have Friday brain, so I gave up.  ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Thipu1 on February 21, 2011, 10:39:48 AM
This isn't exactly a sign but, while looking through some old fund-raiser cookbooks I found an ad in the back of a book that made me laugh out loud.

Please know, the cookbook was produced to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of a Ladies Society.  These women were of the hat and glove variety.  All were very involved in their churches, local charities and community uplift in general.  They must have been hurting for money when they accepted this half page ad.

Here's the ad verbatim:

"BART'S BAR
Congratulations on your 40th

Has welcomed many
for a few generations
stop in for a drink
any afternoon or night and I'll
guarantee you'll be treated right"

         
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Thipu1 on February 21, 2011, 11:01:39 AM
Ooh, I just remembered another sign that cracked us up.

Back in the mid 1980s we were vacationing on Bonaire when the island was still quite unsophisticated.  A bulletin board in the hotel lobby advised guests that a bridge club would meet at the home of so-and-so on Tuesday evenings.  Visitors were invited to join the game.  All they had to do was have the hotel desk ring the hosts and bring snacks at the appointed time.

That wasn't the sign that made us laugh out loud but it's indicative of the kind of home-spun place Bonaire was at the time.  This is the one that sent us into hysterics.

"BENEFIT FOR THE XYZ YOUTH SPORTS CLUB!

Mr. Jones, the noted local musician, has recently received a new instrument imported directly from Europe.  On Thursday, 12 January, Mr. Jones will perform at a benefit for the XYZ Youth Sports Club. 

We are assured that, for the first time in our community, Mr. Jones will play his  personal organ."

[Information followed on ordering tickets]

 
   
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: wendelenn on February 21, 2011, 06:46:56 PM
Ooh, I just remembered another sign that cracked us up.

Back in the mid 1980s we were vacationing on Bonaire when the island was still quite unsophisticated.  A bulletin board in the hotel lobby advised guests that a bridge club would meet at the home of so-and-so on Tuesday evenings.  Visitors were invited to join the game.  All they had to do was have the hotel desk ring the hosts and bring snacks at the appointed time.

That wasn't the sign that made us laugh out loud but it's indicative of the kind of home-spun place Bonaire was at the time.  This is the one that sent us into hysterics.

"BENEFIT FOR THE XYZ YOUTH SPORTS CLUB!

Mr. Jones, the noted local musician, has recently received a new instrument imported directly from Europe.  On Thursday, 12 January, Mr. Jones will perform at a benefit for the XYZ Youth Sports Club. 

We are assured that, for the first time in our community, Mr. Jones will play his  personal organ."

[Information followed on ordering tickets]

 
   

Which of course also qualifies this story for the "Things that sound dirty, but aren't" thread.  LOL!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Twik on February 21, 2011, 07:04:06 PM
Where I grew up, people often organized community benefits for people who have suffered personal catastrophes, such as having their houses burn down. They also refer to people a lot by nicknames, since there are a lot of very common surnames in the area.

Which explains, I suppose, the sign advertising a "Fire benefit for Torchy McLean and family".
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: DangerMouth on February 21, 2011, 07:17:52 PM
And I once again nominate New Mexico in the Most Existential Road Signs division:

Recent examples include "Ice May Be Present" and "Fog May Occur".

;D

(and my ever-favorite altered sign that features a falling rock graphic sign where the 'rock' has had skis added to it)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Slartibartfast on February 22, 2011, 01:40:27 AM
And I once again nominate New Mexico in the Most Existential Road Signs division:

Recent examples include "Ice May Be Present" and "Fog May Occur".

;D

(and my ever-favorite altered sign that features a falling rock graphic sign where the 'rock' has had skis added to it)

I wish I could find my picture of the "NO BIKES ON LAND" sign!  (It was at some state park or something, and was posted where the hiking trail went over a little bridge over a creek - although I don't get whether bikes were supposed to stay on the path, or in the creek, or only in the dry creekbed during the dryest season, or what!)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Ferrets on February 22, 2011, 03:35:24 AM
Bad joke time:

A priest and a pastor were standing by the side of the road with a sign reading: "THE END IS NEAR! Turn yourself around now - before it's too late!"

"Leave us alone, you religious nuts!" a driver yelled, not even slowing down for the sharp turn in the road.

From around the curve, the two men heard screeching tires and a big splash.

The pastor turned to the priest and mused, "Do you think the sign should just say: 'Bridge Out'?"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: blue2000 on February 22, 2011, 03:47:00 AM
Bad joke time:

A priest and a pastor were standing by the side of the road with a sign reading: "THE END IS NEAR! Turn yourself around now - before it's too late!"

"Leave us alone, you religious nuts!" a driver yelled, not even slowing down for the sharp turn in the road.

From around the curve, the two men heard screeching tires and a big splash.

The pastor turned to the priest and mused, "Do you think the sign should just say: 'Bridge Out'?"

(http://bestsmileys.com/lol/1.gif)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Harriet Jones on February 22, 2011, 09:33:17 AM
There's a banner in town that says "ZYX Restaurant Coming Soon!", except that the banner has been hanging up so long (maybe a year) that it's in tatters -- and the building it's hanging on is still empty.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Marisol on February 22, 2011, 10:50:08 AM
There's a banner in town that says "ZYX Restaurant Coming Soon!", except that the banner has been hanging up so long (maybe a year) that it's in tatters -- and the building it's hanging on is still empty.

Reminds me of the restaurant with a sign telling us that they have "closed down temporarily for the summer but will return in the fall".

The sign was still up in January.  The plants in the window were very very dead.  I wonder what happened to the owners!?  You could still see tables all set up inside too.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Luci on February 22, 2011, 12:24:53 PM
I like the sunfaded flyspecked "Going out of business! Everything must go!" signs on open storefronts, too.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: DangerMouth on February 22, 2011, 12:48:43 PM
I like the sunfaded flyspecked "Going out of business! Everything must go!" signs on open storefronts, too.

There's a futon store near us that's had that sign up for 3 years now.

And the oriental rug stores always seem to be having a "Stock Liquidation Sale!" It sounds like they're going out of business, but really every sale if for the purpose of turning merchandise into cash (or 'liquidizing' it).
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Tsaiko on February 22, 2011, 06:30:33 PM
I like the sunfaded flyspecked "Going out of business! Everything must go!" signs on open storefronts, too.

There's a futon store near us that's had that sign up for 3 years now.

And the oriental rug stores always seem to be having a "Stock Liquidation Sale!" It sounds like they're going out of business, but really every sale if for the purpose of turning merchandise into cash (or 'liquidizing' it).

By law, in NC, you could only have a going out of business sale twice a year.

There was a furniture place that every six months, like clockwork, had a going out of business sale. This went on for the entire five years I lived near it.

"We made so much money, we can keep the place open." Yeah right.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: R_Suerte on February 22, 2011, 06:33:51 PM
I have seen signs saying "Going out FOR business" (emphasis mine.)


The sign that cracks me up is "Employees must wash hands" at a restaurant.  Whenever I return to my table, I tell people I would have returned sooner but I read the sign and waited for an employee to wash my hands.  I tell them one never showed up so I washed them myself.  ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: KittyBass on February 22, 2011, 09:22:17 PM
I took this photo in a public restroom a few years ago and thought this was hilarious. I think it could have been worded just a little bit better! :P

(http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t190/KittyBass/pipi-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Luci on February 22, 2011, 10:27:53 PM
What does it say?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Lynn2000 on February 22, 2011, 11:18:27 PM
There's a sign up at a restaurant near me, the kind in the restaurant's parking lot where they can change what letters are on it, which reads

ALLUCNET
PANCAKES

There's maybe a little more spacing between the letters in the top row, but not much. I find it hilarious because even the first time driving by, I knew they meant "all you can eat pancakes"... Um, now that I think about it, I'm not sure WHY I find it so funny, but I'm sitting here giggling about it. Perhaps because it's so ridiculously abbreviated, and yet I get their point...? Never mind. Time for bed.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: KittyBass on February 22, 2011, 11:50:49 PM
What does it say?

"do not throw anything in the water just pee and poo"

What they mean is they do not want you to throw any paper, sanitary towels, etc. down the toilet. The plumbing is very bad out here so many places will ask you to throw your TP in the bin next to the toilet. Yes it's gross, but unfortunately that's the way it is.

The wording on the sign says exactly what I quoted though. I guess it's because this is a touristy place and the management thought it was best to "dumb down" the sign so the non-Spanish speakers would understand it.

Edit: I live in Spain..Spanish is not my first language :)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: MizB on February 23, 2011, 12:49:15 AM
I think its humorous they decided to use one English word in the sign and it happens to be water. I guess I find it funny because agua was the first spanish word I ever learned.

Thank you Sesame Street.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scritzy on February 23, 2011, 12:49:56 AM
I have seen signs saying "Going out FOR business" (emphasis mine.)

Every dadgum Wings, Bargain Beachwear, Pacific and Whales store from Garden City to Cherry Grove has those words on the marquee every fall.

It's gotten to be a local joke.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: bigozzy on February 23, 2011, 04:40:50 AM
I like the sunfaded flyspecked "Going out of business! Everything must go!" signs on open storefronts, too.

There's a futon store near us that's had that sign up for 3 years now.

And the oriental rug stores always seem to be having a "Stock Liquidation Sale!" It sounds like they're going out of business, but really every sale if for the purpose of turning merchandise into cash (or 'liquidizing' it).

There is a majot furniture retailer here called DFS. DFS has been having a sale that was finishing soon, these prices can't last, final discounts etc for 10 years. Seriously. Without stop.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: squashedfrog on February 23, 2011, 04:59:02 AM
Outside a pub in the UK

Public Notice:  In light of this increasing litigious society we wish to point out that has now been a public house since at least 1849 and may contain low ceilings, uneven floors, hot fires and steps.
CAUTION!  Beware of Everything!Please remember the price of a pint does not include childcare.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Elfmama on February 23, 2011, 07:09:25 AM
Sign at a local fast food place:

NOW HIRING
CHICKEN NUGGETS
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: drebay on February 23, 2011, 04:51:41 PM
I think its humorous they decided to use one English word in the sign and it happens to be water. I guess I find it funny because agua was the first spanish word I ever learned.

Thank you Sesame Street.


Me too!  From the same place!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hobish on February 23, 2011, 05:15:09 PM
I like the sunfaded flyspecked "Going out of business! Everything must go!" signs on open storefronts, too.

There's a futon store near us that's had that sign up for 3 years now.

And the oriental rug stores always seem to be having a "Stock Liquidation Sale!" It sounds like they're going out of business, but really every sale if for the purpose of turning merchandise into cash (or 'liquidizing' it).

By law, in NC, you could only have a going out of business sale twice a year.

There was a furniture place that every six months, like clockwork, had a going out of business sale. This went on for the entire five years I lived near it.

"We made so much money, we can keep the place open." Yeah right.

I questioned that before and was told that it isn't the exact store that had the sign is going out of business. They buy all the furniture in bulk from a store that is going out of business, and since they buy it all at once they get it for very very cheap and can pass that savings on to the customer and still make a profit for the store ... hence, semi-permanent going out of business sale signs.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: KittyBass on February 23, 2011, 06:08:56 PM
I think its humorous they decided to use one English word in the sign and it happens to be water. I guess I find it funny because agua was the first spanish word I ever learned.

Thank you Sesame Street.


Me too!  From the same place!

LOL me too, aqua and counting to 5!

I also thought it was weird the sign says "water" too.  The whole sign is just weird. Sometimes you see signs saying the same thing in other restrooms but they are usually posted in 3 different languages, Spanish, English and German.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: DangerMouth on February 23, 2011, 06:24:56 PM
I think its humorous they decided to use one English word in the sign and it happens to be water. I guess I find it funny because agua was the first spanish word I ever learned.

Thank you Sesame Street.


Me too!  From the same place!

LOL me too, aqua and counting to 5!

I also thought it was weird the sign says "water" too.  The whole sign is just weird. Sometimes you see signs saying the same thing in other restrooms but they are usually posted in 3 different languages, Spanish, English and German.

I the barest smidge of spanish, but I think I'm going to name my next two cats Pipi and Popo ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Slartibartfast on February 23, 2011, 08:15:36 PM
There was a car dealership around here with a billboard saying "Going Out Of Business Sale!  New Shipments Arriving Daily!"  Seriously, what kind of really bad businessperson gets new shipments daily when they're going out of business?   :P  After about ten years of constant "going out of business" sales, they finally did go out of business.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Thipu1 on February 24, 2011, 07:09:30 PM
Here's one we remember well.  It wasn't really a sign but it was in the safety regulation page in the passenger manual on a cruise ship.

"Passengers are reminded that fishing or crabbing from open decks or cabin balconies is strictly forbidden on this ship."

Erm?   ???   :o

On the ship in question the lowest open deck or balcony a passenger could access was 5 stories or about 60 feet above the water.  We had to assume that the notice was in the manual because somebody was crazy enough to do it.       
 
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: NutMeg on February 26, 2011, 01:58:44 AM
On holiday in England, we found a sign that said, "Warning! Danger of death." I still giggle when thinking about it.

Another sign in Eastern Canada, on a trash can. "No Butts." Love it.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: HeebyJeebyLeebee on February 28, 2011, 11:46:20 AM
Saw this one last week:

2 bumper stickers on a truck.  One said "Proud to be an American" and the other was of a Texas flag with the word "Secede" across it.   ???  Um, a bit contradictory aren't we?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on February 28, 2011, 12:12:22 PM
Leebee, you're missing the point.  All the real Americans in Texas want to secede from all those random folk up north, obviously ;)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Ponytail_Palm on February 28, 2011, 01:13:45 PM
I actually saw a funny sign that relates to both of the last stories - a sign in Texas that said the town in question was a "firendly place"...and I saw the sign on 20/20. :P
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Dazi on February 28, 2011, 06:17:36 PM
I saw this crazy hand washing sign the other day.  I wish I could remember exactly what it had on it.  It was pretty normal to start--it said to scrub hands for 30 seconds, to clean your nails and in between your fingers thoroughly, but then it had to scrub up to your elbows for another minute.

I mean it was a great sign if you are scrubbing in for surgery, but this was just a regular public office building.   ???
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: kajunchick on March 06, 2011, 09:08:06 PM
I've finally gotten back to this thread, and I was rereading my last post about the lupus sign. I'm so stupid! I totally intended to add a link about House MD! Sorry about that! I was definitely not making fun of the disease. As my friend would say, I had a "brain fart"!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: PeasNCues on March 07, 2011, 07:40:33 AM
(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/195989_611317398189_31801576_34693051_2158698_n.jpg)

(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/200103_611317428129_31801576_34693052_6764119_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Larrabee on March 07, 2011, 07:55:04 AM
On holiday in England, we found a sign that said, "Warning! Danger of death." I still giggle when thinking about it.

Another sign in Eastern Canada, on a trash can. "No Butts." Love it.

You mean these:
(http://www.proshieldsafetysigns.co.uk/signs/4013_signs.jpg)

They're quite common where there is dangerous electrical equipment or train lines, Its never occurred to me that they'd be funny!

My friend from the US loved these signs when she was over here to visit:
(http://transportcrucible.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/road-hump-sign-cropped.jpg)

Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Lynn2000 on March 07, 2011, 08:39:29 AM
Well, the giant arrow/electrical bolt stabbing the guy in the chest is a little goofy... and "Danger of death" is kind of vague. I'd rather a sign say, "Danger of electrocution" if it was around high voltage lines or something. I'm not sure I'd automatically know what that sign means, except that SOMETHING around here was going to kill me if I wasn't careful, and possibly that thing was going to be a giant arrow falling from the sky, and how was I going to be careful to avoid THAT?

I know people do a lot of studies about road signs etc. to make sure they're instantly understandable to people (think how universal that "no [whatever]" sign seems now, with [whatever] in a circle with a diagonal line through it), and I think the electrical death sign doesn't quite make it, IMO. And the "humps" sign is a classic example of a sign that does not translate well between countries!  :D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Twik on March 07, 2011, 09:53:27 AM
Well, the giant arrow/electrical bolt stabbing the guy in the chest is a little goofy... and "Danger of death" is kind of vague. I'd rather a sign say, "Danger of electrocution" if it was around high voltage lines or something. I'm not sure I'd automatically know what that sign means, except that SOMETHING around here was going to kill me if I wasn't careful, and possibly that thing was going to be a giant arrow falling from the sky, and how was I going to be careful to avoid THAT?

Perhaps it means "Being in this area angers Zeus!"?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Larrabee on March 07, 2011, 10:00:11 AM
Well, the giant arrow/electrical bolt stabbing the guy in the chest is a little goofy... and "Danger of death" is kind of vague. I'd rather a sign say, "Danger of electrocution" if it was around high voltage lines or something. I'm not sure I'd automatically know what that sign means, except that SOMETHING around here was going to kill me if I wasn't careful, and possibly that thing was going to be a giant arrow falling from the sky, and how was I going to be careful to avoid THAT?

Perhaps it means "Being in this area angers Zeus!"?

I guess if you grow up seeing it everywhere, it is clear.  It means, "don't go past this sign as you may be electrocuted."

I can see how someone seeing it for the first time might be confused though!   
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Slartibartfast on March 07, 2011, 11:04:13 AM
Yep, in the US we tend to have "speed bumps" instead of "speed humps."  They're not quite the same thing (we actually have both kinds, but "bumps" tend to be narrower, and rougher on your car!).

I've always gotten a kick out of "plant crossing" signs.  I just picture a really cartoonish anthropomorphic plant crossing the road  :P
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: The Opinionator on March 07, 2011, 11:05:05 AM
There was a picture of a sign I took a while ago that I can't find for the life of me that said "Humped Zebra Crossing" *giggle*.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Delia DeLyons on March 07, 2011, 11:38:27 AM
    This past weekend, I was driving with BF and missed the exit to the extension of the turnpike  >:( so had to drive toward central Philly.  We passed a billboard the said "I Hate Steven Singer!" we both kinda laughed and were like, Really?  You can rent a billboard for that?  A little while later we passed the shop of a jeweler... coincidentally or no, the jeweler's name is Steven Singer...
I was thinking the one on 476.....which would have them pointed towards center city, but then I wasn't sure why they would have been trying to get on the extension. I have Friday brain, so I gave up.  ;D


     Yes indeed, I believe it was 476... headed back to NEPA after a stop in NJ to pick up our rescue dog  ;D

     Just saw a tow truck this weekend with this phrase on the tailgate:

     "We don't want your arms or legs, just your TOWS!"  I thought it was cute  :)

Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: blue2000 on March 07, 2011, 12:18:37 PM
Yep, in the US we tend to have "speed bumps" instead of "speed humps."  They're not quite the same thing (we actually have both kinds, but "bumps" tend to be narrower, and rougher on your car!).

I've always gotten a kick out of "plant crossing" signs.  I just picture a really cartoonish anthropomorphic plant crossing the road  :P

Ok, maybe it is because I just woke up, but... what the heck is a plant crossing?!?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Ferrets on March 07, 2011, 12:56:14 PM
This one's a tad crude (albeit hilarious), so I'll just link (http://verydemotivational.memebase.com/2010/05/26/demotivational-posters-british-rail/) to it. ;)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Delia DeLyons on March 07, 2011, 02:28:23 PM
Yep, in the US we tend to have "speed bumps" instead of "speed humps."  They're not quite the same thing (we actually have both kinds, but "bumps" tend to be narrower, and rougher on your car!).

I've always gotten a kick out of "plant crossing" signs.  I just picture a really cartoonish anthropomorphic plant crossing the road  :P

Ok, maybe it is because I just woke up, but... what the heck is a plant crossing?!?

     Think Power Plant or something like that... where the workers would cross, perhaps to a parking lot.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Mazdoy on March 07, 2011, 02:45:42 PM
Yep, in the US we tend to have "speed bumps" instead of "speed humps."  They're not quite the same thing (we actually have both kinds, but "bumps" tend to be narrower, and rougher on your car!).

I've always gotten a kick out of "plant crossing" signs.  I just picture a really cartoonish anthropomorphic plant crossing the road  :P

Ok, maybe it is because I just woke up, but... what the heck is a plant crossing?!?

     Think Power Plant or something like that... where the workers would cross, perhaps to a parking lot.

Machinery.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: KimberlyRose on March 07, 2011, 05:09:03 PM
Well, the giant arrow/electrical bolt stabbing the guy in the chest is a little goofy... and "Danger of death" is kind of vague. I'd rather a sign say, "Danger of electrocution" if it was around high voltage lines or something. I'm not sure I'd automatically know what that sign means, except that SOMETHING around here was going to kill me if I wasn't careful, and possibly that thing was going to be a giant arrow falling from the sky, and how was I going to be careful to avoid THAT?

Perhaps it means "Being in this area angers Zeus!"?

And when you compare the two, plain old Death could be preferable to angering Zeus.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Ms_Cellany on March 07, 2011, 05:38:18 PM
"caution: high voltage! Not only will this kill you, but you will hurt the whole time you're dying"

Or something like that. Can't find link.

http://voltagecreative.com/articles/not-only-will-this-kill-you-it-will-hurt-the-whole-time-you-are-dying/

ETA link
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: CG on March 07, 2011, 09:03:30 PM
Yep, in the US we tend to have "speed bumps" instead of "speed humps."  They're not quite the same thing (we actually have both kinds, but "bumps" tend to be narrower, and rougher on your car!).

I've always gotten a kick out of "plant crossing" signs.  I just picture a really cartoonish anthropomorphic plant crossing the road  :P

Feeeeeeeed me, Seymour!

Oh, and they called the bumps humps in some areas of Austin and NJ...
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scritzy on March 07, 2011, 10:00:08 PM
They're called humps in my area as well. There are four of them in the neighborhood.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Elfqueen13 on March 08, 2011, 11:14:21 AM
I know people do a lot of studies about road signs etc. to make sure they're instantly understandable to people (think how universal that "no [whatever]" sign seems now, with [whatever] in a circle with a diagonal line through it)

That's actually a funny example, because in a lot of places in Europe there's no slash, just the circle part.

Our favorite was a circle with a little guy in it, arms out stretched at the top of a platform for a ski lift in Italy. We assumed it meant "Imitating that scene from Titanic is forbidden"

As an aside, most cruise ships have blocked off that part of the ship from passengers, due to too many people trying to replicate that scene.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Elfmama on March 08, 2011, 11:28:42 AM
I know people do a lot of studies about road signs etc. to make sure they're instantly understandable to people (think how universal that "no [whatever]" sign seems now, with [whatever] in a circle with a diagonal line through it)

That's actually a funny example, because in a lot of places in Europe there's no slash, just the circle part.

Our favorite was a circle with a little guy in it, arms out stretched at the top of a platform for a ski lift in Italy. We assumed it meant "Imitating that scene from Titanic is forbidden"

As an aside, most cruise ships have blocked off that part of the ship from passengers, due to too many people trying to replicate that scene.
I don't have a copy of the movie handy, but didn't Jack and Rose have to climb over barriers themselves to reach that part of the ship?  It seems to me that a passenger ship would block that area off as a matter of course, because of the danger.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Xallanthia on March 08, 2011, 02:19:38 PM
I know people do a lot of studies about road signs etc. to make sure they're instantly understandable to people (think how universal that "no [whatever]" sign seems now, with [whatever] in a circle with a diagonal line through it)

That's actually a funny example, because in a lot of places in Europe there's no slash, just the circle part.

Our favorite was a circle with a little guy in it, arms out stretched at the top of a platform for a ski lift in Italy. We assumed it meant "Imitating that scene from Titanic is forbidden"

As an aside, most cruise ships have blocked off that part of the ship from passengers, due to too many people trying to replicate that scene.
I don't have a copy of the movie handy, but didn't Jack and Rose have to climb over barriers themselves to reach that part of the ship?  It seems to me that a passenger ship would block that area off as a matter of course, because of the danger.

They did, but it's more because that part of the ship is traditionally for the crew, than because of the danger.  After all there was absolutely nothing to stop her jumping off the back of the boat (traditional passenger area).
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: NutMeg on March 10, 2011, 04:32:37 PM
Yeah, I found this sign funny because the phrase Danger of Death is so vague.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Larrabee on March 10, 2011, 04:45:29 PM
Yeah, I found this sign funny because the phrase Danger of Death is so vague.

Really?  I can't think of anything more terrifyingly specific!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: leafeater on March 10, 2011, 04:56:29 PM
On a truck loading dock in St. Louis:

"Backing trucks and hustlers have the right of way."
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Íkorna on March 10, 2011, 08:07:57 PM
There's one outside a bar near my house that says

Free beer!
       (tomorrow)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Dindrane on March 10, 2011, 09:08:30 PM
Yeah, I found this sign funny because the phrase Danger of Death is so vague.

Really?  I can't think of anything more terrifyingly specific!

The end result is certainly specific, but to the unschooled eye, the method for preventing the end result is somewhat vague. :)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Ferrets on March 11, 2011, 08:30:51 PM
Yeah, I found this sign funny because the phrase Danger of Death is so vague.

Really?  I can't think of anything more terrifyingly specific!

The end result is certainly specific, but to the unschooled eye, the method for preventing the end result is somewhat vague. :)

To be fair, the signs are usually attached either directly to the Thing Which Will Cause Death, or the railings surrounding the Thing Which Will Cause Death, so it's fairly self-evident in practice. Prevention is just steering clear of the Thing in question. :)

They quite often have additional words, too - DANGER OF DEATH: KEEP OUT is the phrase that sticks in my mind, and the one I see most frequently. Shorthand for "Climb over these railings and start poking the substation, and you'll be sorry, sunshine", basically. ;)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Dindrane on March 11, 2011, 09:02:08 PM
Yeah, I found this sign funny because the phrase Danger of Death is so vague.

Really?  I can't think of anything more terrifyingly specific!

The end result is certainly specific, but to the unschooled eye, the method for preventing the end result is somewhat vague. :)

To be fair, the signs are usually attached either directly to the Thing Which Will Cause Death, or the railings surrounding the Thing Which Will Cause Death, so it's fairly self-evident in practice. Prevention is just steering clear of the Thing in question. :)

They quite often have additional words, too - DANGER OF DEATH: KEEP OUT is the phrase that sticks in my mind, and the one I see most frequently. Shorthand for "Climb over these railings and start poking the substation, and you'll be sorry, sunshine", basically. ;)

That, of course, makes a lot more sense. :)  And I figure that if this is the type of warning you're used to seeing when there's a risk of electrocution, it doesn't sound all that odd.

Now I'm wondering if the language I think is most common in the US sounds funny to Brits?  We normally have signs that say some variation on, "DANGER High Voltage"

They're only funny to me when they look like this:
(http://www.conney.com/wcsstore/Conney/images/fullsize/98974.gif)

:D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: blue2000 on March 12, 2011, 11:17:58 AM
He looks like he is being attacked by a particularly nasty Pokemon. Maybe one named Voltage, who is on drugs? :P ;D

DANGER! HIGH VOLTAGE!

Wait until he has sobered up, people!!!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: NutMeg on March 13, 2011, 04:17:58 AM
Yeah, I found this sign funny because the phrase Danger of Death is so vague.

Really?  I can't think of anything more terrifyingly specific!

But how is it coming? How can I maintain vigilance if I don't know what I'm looking for?? :P
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Larrabee on March 13, 2011, 04:22:16 AM
Yeah, I found this sign funny because the phrase Danger of Death is so vague.

Really?  I can't think of anything more terrifyingly specific!

But how is it coming? How can I maintain vigilance if I don't know what I'm looking for?? :P

Ah, that's what makes it fun, everybody loves a challenge!  ;)

(Sensible answer, it will usually be on a big dangerous looking box, right next to railway tracks/power lines or accompanied by one of these signs:

(http://www.auctionpax.co.uk/packaging/images/danger_overhead_electrical_power_lines.gif)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Elfqueen13 on March 14, 2011, 08:59:08 AM
Yeah, I found this sign funny because the phrase Danger of Death is so vague.

Really?  I can't think of anything more terrifyingly specific!

But how is it coming? How can I maintain vigilance if I don't know what I'm looking for?? :P

CONSTANT VIGILANCE!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: readingchick on March 14, 2011, 01:36:53 PM
Interstate 69. Need I say more?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: pwv on May 03, 2011, 06:07:19 AM
I was at Potomac Mills Mall in Virginia last week.  As I entered, I noticed this sign on the door:

WELCOME
Lock your car
Hide all valuables
Take your keys
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Hollanda on May 25, 2011, 07:53:22 AM
On the door of the Labour Suite in the hospital I work in:

"Push"

That one has been done to death, I'd have thought, but it never fails to get a giggle out of me.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: baglady on June 10, 2011, 05:02:19 PM
Spotted outside a firehouse (rural volunteer company):

NEXT BREAKFAST

JUNE 19

FIREFIGHTERS NEEDED

(I realize these are two different messages, but it tickled me. Are they expecting someone to set the place on fire overcooking the toast?)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Larrabee on June 11, 2011, 07:14:39 PM
Where I work a calendar is put up in the break room for staff to make shift requests for the next month. 

There is a sign up that say:


LAST DAY FOR SHIFT REQUESTS IS THE 20TH OF JUNE

LAST REQUESTS WILL NOT BE ACCOMMODATED


Which seems a little harsh to me...
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Hollanda on June 12, 2011, 03:19:20 PM
At the hospital in which I work, there is bizarrely a sign that reads:

"Department of Histopathology.
Beware.
You are entering a quiet area."

It always has the effect of making me want to create as much noise as possible. On a Monday morning, I just feel like going into work as a one-man (one woman?) band, complete with big bass drum, and shouting as loudly as I possibly can. Maybe I am just a perpetual Peter Pan.  ???
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: White Dragon on June 12, 2011, 04:52:48 PM
At the hospital in which I work, there is bizarrely a sign that reads:

"Department of Histopathology.
Beware.
You are entering a quiet area."

It always has the effect of making me want to create as much noise as possible. On a Monday morning, I just feel like going into work as a one-man (one woman?) band, complete with big bass drum, and shouting as loudly as I possibly can. Maybe I am just a perpetual Peter Pan.  ???

You'd be surprised at how hard it might be!

In HS, my friend and I were the library nerds and on good terms with the (usually kinda crusty) librarian.
Just before holidays, we asked if we could yell in the library - just once!
She said sure and we tried.

Note the word "tried".
Much as we wanted to, and with her encouraging it, we just.could.not bring ourselves to raise a ruckus in a library.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Íkorna on June 12, 2011, 05:04:08 PM
There's a pet supply store nearby, and in the window they have a large sign that says 'Dingdangity right, we're not Petco. Come inside and see the difference!'

It's just so bizarre that I giggle every time I see it.

ETA: Whoops, forgot about the word filter. It would be even funnier if it were 'Dingdangity'!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: tnpenguinbaby on June 12, 2011, 06:20:34 PM
On the door of the Labour Suite in the hospital I work in:

"Push"

That one has been done to death, I'd have thought, but it never fails to get a giggle out of me.

I loved my OB/GYN because he had a odd sense of humor.  On his office door, right above the sign that said "push"  was another sign that said  "Push Push Push! now breathe, relax."
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Schmoopie3928 on June 12, 2011, 06:45:34 PM
I should taks a picture of this and send it Fail blog.

There is a store down the street called CA$H 4 GOLD! in HUGE letters. On the door it reads:
Attention! no cash is held in the store.

Hmm. :D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hermanne on June 12, 2011, 07:44:25 PM
I had a high school teacher whose classroom had two entrance doors, one on either end of the room. On first door he had a sign " Please use other door." On the other door "I changed my mind! (I got a great deal on the newer model!) Please use the other door!"

And because the second door was farther down a lesser-used hall and not very visable, students who didn't have a class with him would see us who did going in the one with 'Please use other door" and probably think we were illiterate or something. ::)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Petticoats on June 14, 2011, 03:41:17 PM
A fast-food place in the same shopping center as my gym has a sign advertising all-you-can-eat pancakes. Until recently it read

ALL YOU
CANEAT PANCAKES
$3.99

...and I kept turning that into "caveat pancakes," as if it were warning us away from pancakes.

I may not have been the only one who read it strangely, because a week or two ago the sign was changed to read

ALL YOU CAN
EAT PANCAKES
$3.99

...which is less fun, but more welcoming.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hermanne on June 15, 2011, 12:37:24 PM
On the news this morning they were showing a group of people protesting the lastest round of government funding cuts. A few held up a sign made from a bed sheet that read "No More Cuts". Their "c" wasn't drawn very well, so I intially read it as "No More Guts". Lol
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: SamiHami on June 15, 2011, 02:17:48 PM
A local dry cleaner has a sign up that syas, "Today I will be happier than a bird with a french fry." I actually think that's kind of cute.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Thipu1 on June 17, 2011, 10:54:29 AM
In downtown Brooklyn near Fulton Street there's a dental clinic.  They've put up the wonderful sign that says, 'We cater to Cowards!'.

Also, in the neighborhood there's a wonderful Vietnamese sandwich place that also serves bubble tea.  They've put up a banner that reads, 'Now we have Vietnamese noodle soup and ice cream!'

I just hope they're not putting both in the same bowl.  :-\
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Hollanda on June 17, 2011, 11:57:17 AM
In downtown Brooklyn near Fulton Street there's a dental clinic.  They've put up the wonderful sign that says, 'We cater to Cowards!'.

Also, in the neighborhood there's a wonderful Vietnamese sandwich place that also serves bubble tea.  They've put up a banner that reads, 'Now we have Vietnamese noodle soup and ice cream!'

I just hope they're not putting both in the same bowl.  :-\

Ugh. :(
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Brentwood on June 17, 2011, 08:05:13 PM
I have officially lost my marbles.

I saw this thread title in my updated list, and I thought it said "Signs you are on crack."
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Ms_Cellany on June 18, 2011, 02:57:35 PM
In a parking lot at UC Santa Cruz:

<-- NO EXIT -->
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: clio917 on June 19, 2011, 03:22:43 PM
Here's one of my favorites when hiking. If you climb over the fence, it's pretty much a sheer drop over the side of the waterfall. I like how they qualify that it CAN be deadly. Would you like to try the odds?  ;D

(http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee240/clio917/zDSCF4456.jpg)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Hollanda on June 19, 2011, 03:32:22 PM
Oh to have a camera available...

in local bar female toilets:

"Please do not put TP down our bungholios!"

Oh yes. Beavis and Butthead RULE.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hot_shaker on June 19, 2011, 05:49:59 PM
In Beavis and Butthead speak, isn't a bungholio a, um, body part?  I should hope that no one is putting TP in there!  :o
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Brentwood on June 19, 2011, 05:54:10 PM
In Beavis and Butthead speak, isn't a bungholio a, um, body part?  I should hope that no one is putting TP in there!  :o

Well...in Beavis & Butthead speak, it's "I am the Great Cornholio! I need TP for my b***h***!" So I can see the joke there...
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Hollanda on June 20, 2011, 05:16:33 AM
In Beavis and Butthead speak, isn't a bungholio a, um, body part?  I should hope that no one is putting TP in there!  :o

Well...in Beavis & Butthead speak, it's "I am the Great Cornholio! I need TP for my b***h***!" So I can see the joke there...

Yup!!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Thipu1 on June 20, 2011, 11:14:52 AM
We have a photograph Mr. Thipu took almost two decades ago in a rest room at a diner in Fort Lauderdale.  It was over a urinal and read, 'Express Lane.  Three beers or fewer.'
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: White Dragon on June 27, 2011, 06:34:13 PM
Be afraid, be veeerrryyy afraid!!!!

http://www.cbc.ca/news/offbeat/story/2011/06/27/nl-zombie-warning-gallery-627.html

 >:D >:D >:D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: MrTango on June 28, 2011, 11:18:03 AM
There is a car repair place on Mainstreet in my town that has funny signs every so often.

A couple of recent messages:
"If you're boarding an airplane and see your old friend, Jack, you shouldn't run up to him and say 'Hi, Jack!'"
"Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.  Wisdom is knowing that a tomato doesn't belong in a fruit salad."
"A sign at a local liquor store: We de-liver"

Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Irishkitty on June 28, 2011, 12:02:46 PM
Chinese take-away in the next town over is called "Soon Fatt".
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Ms_Cellany on June 28, 2011, 01:00:03 PM
There is a car repair place on Mainstreet in my town that has funny signs every so often.

A couple of recent messages:
"If you're boarding an airplane and see your old friend, Jack, you shouldn't run up to him and say 'Hi, Jack!'"
"Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.  Wisdom is knowing that a tomato doesn't belong in a fruit salad."
"A sign at a local liquor store: We de-liver"



Just stole that for my sig.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Irishkitty on June 28, 2011, 01:26:49 PM
Speaking Of Church Marquis, I remember seeing one about a year ago on an old southern Baptist church in Backwoods, GA. For some reason it cracked me up!

"Exposure to the Son will Prevent Burning"

It took me a second to get it, and I got the giggles forever about it.

A church I used to pass on the way to work had a sign "Global warning, the Son will return"

Made me smile
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Ms_Cellany on June 28, 2011, 02:27:47 PM
I *love* this one!

(http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz144/Packie_Rattie/kill-you-and-hurt.jpg)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hobish on June 28, 2011, 05:43:18 PM

Ms_Cellany where did you see that? It is hands down my favorite!!

Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on June 29, 2011, 07:02:32 PM
Not quite a sign, but we drove past this today.

(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa298/dassenkoningin/1309386229.jpg)

I get the impression the owner isn't 100% satisfied with his car insurance.  Just a hunch, though, I could be wrong.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Elfmama on June 29, 2011, 07:13:42 PM
Not only is he not happy, he's not happy in at least four languages!  Were there more on the other side, I wonder?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: JoW on June 29, 2011, 09:23:07 PM
"Night Daycare" and a phone number.

Its in the lawn beside the entrance to a hospital.  I suspect the sign owner is offering child care to night shift workers at the hospital. 
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Luci on June 29, 2011, 09:50:36 PM
"Night Daycare" and a phone number.

Its in the lawn beside the entrance to a hospital.  I suspect the sign owner is offering child care to night shift workers at the hospital. 

"Night childcare" might be a little clearer................?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Marisol on June 30, 2011, 06:59:13 AM
Church sign:
What you believe can be deadly.

Several miles down the road from that church there was a billboard right before you go over the crest of a tall hill advertising:
Prepare to Meet GOD!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: readingchick on July 02, 2011, 06:56:30 PM
In a parking lot at UC Santa Cruz:

<-- NO EXIT -->

Love this!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Daffydilly on July 02, 2011, 07:02:27 PM
I found a crosswalk on base with new flags and tiny signs explaining how to use them. Unfortunately, you can only read the signs if you step out into the street. So if you grab an orange flag, step into the road, and stop the cars, you can then read the instructions on how to use the flags.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Hollanda on July 03, 2011, 05:47:16 AM
In a fish n chip shop: "Seven days without fish and chips makes one weak."

A fish n chip shop near us on _____ Dale, is called "Chip n Dale".

I've seen a pub called The Travellers Rest. Above that is a hair salon called "A Cut Above The Rest".

I love clever puns like that.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Outdoor Girl on July 03, 2011, 09:28:23 AM
Baseball team names in the tournament I was in yesterday:

Sons of Pitches
Scared Hitless
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scritzy on July 03, 2011, 12:23:26 PM
I've seen a pub called The Travellers Rest.

There's a town in my state called Travelers Rest. There used to be a large inn there in the old days.

Another nearby town is Fountain Inn, named after the inn that was located there.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scotty Dog on July 03, 2011, 05:02:53 PM
We recently drove past a B&B called Wild Thyme.

Funnily enough it was in a town famous for its herbs
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Kinseyanne on July 03, 2011, 08:09:29 PM
I was in a small grocery store with no public restroom, but if you asked nicely they'd let you use the employee restroom.  In the restroom was a hand written sign saying "all employees must wash their handS before returning to work."

the "s" in hands was capitalized, highlighted, and underlined 3 times.  I laughed so hard at the thought of having to tell someone you have to wash both hands.  Then I rethought buying food from the deli. 
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Elfmama on July 08, 2011, 10:00:58 PM
Sign in parking lot of motel:

PARKING LOT IS FOR MOTEL COSTUMERS ONLY.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Twik on July 09, 2011, 02:24:24 PM
In a parking lot at UC Santa Cruz:

<-- NO EXIT -->

Love this!

It`s the Parking Lot California.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: wendelenn on July 09, 2011, 05:40:08 PM
In a parking lot at UC Santa Cruz:

<-- NO EXIT -->

Love this!

It`s the Parking Lot California.
You can back out any time you want, but you can never leave!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Elfmama on July 09, 2011, 07:33:04 PM
Seen on not one but THREE billboards today for a body shop: WE TOE FOR FREE.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on July 10, 2011, 09:39:16 PM
In rural Wisconsin today, we saw "Airplane Crossing.  Watch for low flying planes."
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: PeasNCues on July 11, 2011, 08:57:32 AM
For some reason, I think this should go without saying:
(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/264228_664731840219_31801576_35055974_3236256_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hermanne on July 11, 2011, 11:53:37 AM
In rural Wisconsin today, we saw "Airplane Crossing.  Watch for low flying planes."

Near where I grew up in Michigan, someone had a mail box on a really high pole with "air mail" written on the sides. It was right next to their regular mail box.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hobish on July 11, 2011, 12:51:36 PM

The company I work for shares an office building with another company. On all of their doors is a sign listing prohibited items. Among them is included illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia, guns, bombs, or explosive devices, along with recording devices (that one I get). I really wonder who they have working there that they need to be told this. All I can picture is, “Yeeeha! Bob, c’mere, hold this camera and film me as I do a line of coke off my desk and then shoot an apple off Spanky’s head!”
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: lilfox on July 11, 2011, 06:12:15 PM
In rural Wisconsin today, we saw "Airplane Crossing.  Watch for low flying planes."

I saw a warning like that in rural Michigan.  Seconds later, a low-flying crop duster flew overhead right in front of my car (right to left).  Immediately after, a spooked deer came barreling across the highway from the left side into the side of my car!  Since these things happened so close in time and I never saw the deer before it hit me (I had glanced up at the plane), I swear my first thought was that something had fallen out of the plane and landed on my car.  I was fine, the deer tumbled and ran off, and the car was still drivable.

Lesson:  low flying planes are dangerous in unexpected ways!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Slartibartfast on July 14, 2011, 07:09:57 PM

The company I work for shares an office building with another company. On all of their doors is a sign listing prohibited items. Among them is included illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia, guns, bombs, or explosive devices, along with recording devices (that one I get). I really wonder who they have working there that they need to be told this. All I can picture is, “Yeeeha! Bob, c’mere, hold this camera and film me as I do a line of coke off my desk and then shoot an apple off Spanky’s head!”

Our HOA specifically prohibits keeping radioactive material on our property.  DH always had planned to build a particle accelerator in the backyard as soon as Babybartfast got old enough for it to be a father-daughter project (so age 4 or so?) but I guess we can't do that now.  (Mostly because building a particle accelerator small enough to fit in our backyard would require a rather inconvenient black hole to hold it together.)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Hollanda on July 15, 2011, 03:56:32 PM
In the carpark of our hospital is a sign saying "Pedestrians - Walk This Way". I either think of the song or, if I am in a weird and kooky mood, feel like doing a stupid walk near the sign just because I can.  This mood happens when it's Friday of pay week.  ??? Or maybe I am just strange.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: jstlstrnslb on July 15, 2011, 04:01:22 PM

Our HOA specifically prohibits keeping radioactive material on our property. 

My university halls of residence contract said the same, and I think there may have been a specific "no building nuclear weapons in your bedroom" clause also. Sadly, I neglected to keep a copy.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Sirius on July 16, 2011, 12:32:30 PM
In the carpark of our hospital is a sign saying "Pedestrians - Walk This Way". I either think of the song or, if I am in a weird and kooky mood, feel like doing a stupid walk near the sign just because I can.  This mood happens when it's Friday of pay week.  ??? Or maybe I am just strange.

If I saw a sign like that my first inclination would be to say, "If I could walk that way..."
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: White Dragon on July 16, 2011, 08:24:43 PM
Saw a sign today and niece and I both said that it should be posted on the internet.

Unfortunately, neither of us had a camera.

Sign looked like this:

NO EXIT
Enter

 ??? ??? ???
Only when you got closer, did you actually see that it was:


      NO EXIT
<--Enter

with an arrow off to the side indicating the entrance.

We both agreed that it was a signage fail.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: MrTango on July 19, 2011, 12:19:26 PM
Our HOA specifically prohibits keeping radioactive material on our property.  DH always had planned to build a particle accelerator in the backyard as soon as Babybartfast got old enough for it to be a father-daughter project (so age 4 or so?) but I guess we can't do that now.  (Mostly because building a particle accelerator small enough to fit in our backyard would require a rather inconvenient black hole to hold it together.)

Better get rid of your smoke detectors as they usually contain small quantities of radioactive materials.   >:D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Wonderflonium on July 19, 2011, 12:51:42 PM
Haven't read the thread, but I wanted to post these before I forget.

Once, in high school, a friend and I were driving past a church. The sign said, "God is still on the throne." Being the exceptionally mature 17-year-olds that we were, we dissolved into a fit of giggles. We still sometimes giggle when we pass that church.

My car has an interior trunk release handle. Lots of cars do. Mine, however, shows that you are supposed to run away once you pop the trunk. Apparently, that wasn't obvious to people. The little stick figure man running away cracks me up every time.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hot_shaker on July 19, 2011, 07:23:04 PM
My car has an interior trunk release handle. Lots of cars do. Mine, however, shows that you are supposed to run away once you pop the trunk. Apparently, that wasn't obvious to people. The little stick figure man running away cracks me up every time.

He cracks me up too!  The flaw, though, is that when you most need an informative diagram (i.e., locked in the trunk), there's no light to read it by.   :P
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Wonderflonium on July 19, 2011, 08:29:25 PM
My car has an interior trunk release handle. Lots of cars do. Mine, however, shows that you are supposed to run away once you pop the trunk. Apparently, that wasn't obvious to people. The little stick figure man running away cracks me up every time.

He cracks me up too!  The flaw, though, is that when you most need an informative diagram (i.e., locked in the trunk), there's no light to read it by.   :P

Mine glows in the dark.  ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Luci on July 19, 2011, 08:47:37 PM
My car has an interior trunk release handle. Lots of cars do. Mine, however, shows that you are supposed to run away once you pop the trunk. Apparently, that wasn't obvious to people. The little stick figure man running away cracks me up every time.

He cracks me up too!  The flaw, though, is that when you most need an informative diagram (i.e., locked in the trunk), there's no light to read it by.   :P

Mine glows in the dark.  ;D

I'm afraid to ask how you know.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hot_shaker on July 20, 2011, 06:40:40 AM
My car has an interior trunk release handle. Lots of cars do. Mine, however, shows that you are supposed to run away once you pop the trunk. Apparently, that wasn't obvious to people. The little stick figure man running away cracks me up every time.

He cracks me up too!  The flaw, though, is that when you most need an informative diagram (i.e., locked in the trunk), there's no light to read it by.   :P

Mine glows in the dark.  ;D

I'm afraid to ask how you know.

Agreed.  You can't just make a statement like that and not explain!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Wonderflonium on July 20, 2011, 07:24:40 AM
*LOL* Well, it's made of material that looks like it glows in the dark, so one night, I popped the trunk and then closed it as far as I could while still being able to see in. It looked glowy to me. I've not yet been able to convince anyone to get in and check.  ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Luci on July 20, 2011, 08:45:19 AM
Whew! That's a relief. Thanks.

However, next time try for a more exciting explanation, please.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Wonderflonium on July 20, 2011, 08:53:13 AM
*LOL* I know! Hopefully someday I'll convince someone to crawl in there to make sure it works!  ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: blue2000 on July 20, 2011, 10:32:47 AM
*LOL* I know! Hopefully someday I'll convince someone to crawl in there to make sure it works!  ;D

If I lived near you, I would so do this! I'd love to know how those things work! :D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Wonderflonium on July 20, 2011, 10:35:58 AM
*LOL* I know! Hopefully someday I'll convince someone to crawl in there to make sure it works!  ;D

If I lived near you, I would so do this! I'd love to know how those things work! :D

I wish you did! I've always wanted to make sure the thing works but have never had the guts to try it.

On the plus side, I had to replace some tail light bulbs last night (and they are already out again! Must be a fuse problem), so I now know how to knock out my tail lights to draw attention, should I ever be carjacked.  :)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hot_shaker on July 20, 2011, 10:58:13 AM
*LOL* I know! Hopefully someday I'll convince someone to crawl in there to make sure it works!  ;D

I mean, you could just try it out yourself.  As the picture clearly indicates, there's a release mechanism.   ;)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Wonderflonium on July 20, 2011, 11:07:45 AM
"Why weren't you at work yesterday?"
"I was locked in my trunk."
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Seraphia on July 20, 2011, 01:25:17 PM
"Why weren't you at work yesterday?"
"I was locked in my trunk."

Aaaaand Gatorade up the nose.  ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Wonderflonium on July 20, 2011, 01:44:12 PM
Oooh, I thought of another one!

Here in MD, they use the slogan "Click It or Ticket" to remind people to buckle up. (Not sure if it's used in other places as well.) One day, my cousin's husband was sitting in traffic and saw that slogan on a lighted sign. Unfortunately (or, rather, fortunately), some of the lights were out. So the sign read:

LICK IT OR TICKET!

That picture almost got me in trouble at work because I burst out laughing when I saw it.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: January Girl on July 20, 2011, 01:50:49 PM
A former college roommate was traveling and saw a sign for a restaurant with several of the neon burnt out. The sign read:

Texas Road Ho

I still laugh about it.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: White Dragon on July 20, 2011, 02:15:29 PM
My car has an interior trunk release handle. Lots of cars do. Mine, however, shows that you are supposed to run away once you pop the trunk. Apparently, that wasn't obvious to people. The little stick figure man running away cracks me up every time.

He cracks me up too!  The flaw, though, is that when you most need an informative diagram (i.e., locked in the trunk), there's no light to read it by.   :P

Mine glows in the dark.  ;D

Shouldn't that be posted under "Things that sound dirty but aren't?"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Wonderflonium on July 20, 2011, 02:25:10 PM
There's a new Chinese restaurant near where I grew up. The name? "Asian Boy." Ummmm.... what?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Bibliophile on July 20, 2011, 02:29:09 PM
We have a pic of DH outside a grocery store in Chicago under a very large sign that says "We have the best meat on the street" - we were giggling like LOONS. 
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Schmoopie3928 on July 20, 2011, 04:50:50 PM
There is a tanning salon in my neighborhood called Cockapoo Tanning. The a in the first word was burned out. DH and I were in fits of giggles like 5th graders!

I think I have a pic of it somewhere.

Another Store down the street is called Ca$h for Gold. On the door it says Warning! No cash kept in store.

Epic Fail.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hot_shaker on July 20, 2011, 07:42:37 PM
There is a tanning salon in my neighborhood called Cockapoo Tanning. The a in the first word was burned out. DH and I were in fits of giggles like 5th graders!

I think I have a pic of it somewhere.

Another Store down the street is called Ca$h for Gold. On the door it says Warning! No cash kept in store.

Epic Fail.

Oh dear, imagine if the "apoo" part had burned out!  :o
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: mandycorn on July 27, 2011, 12:47:07 PM
*LOL* I know! Hopefully someday I'll convince someone to crawl in there to make sure it works!  ;D

I mean, you could just try it out yourself.  As the picture clearly indicates, there's a release mechanism.   ;)

My sister and her boyfriend both tried out mine. And now I know my trunk will hold at least two adults...
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: White Dragon on July 27, 2011, 08:39:25 PM
*LOL* I know! Hopefully someday I'll convince someone to crawl in there to make sure it works!  ;D

I mean, you could just try it out yourself.  As the picture clearly indicates, there's a release mechanism.   ;)

My sister and her boyfriend both tried out mine. And now I know my trunk will hold at least two adults...

We should start a thread of "Life lessons - things you never thought you'd need to know". This sounds like a very...useful  >:D piece of information...
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Wonderflonium on July 27, 2011, 08:44:23 PM
I should take a picture of that handle. It is great.

Oooh, thank you Google!

(http://tinotopia.com/graphics/trunk-release-handle.jpg)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Sirius on August 01, 2011, 02:15:26 AM
In our local area, the Oregon Ducks and the Oregon State Beavers are the two big college football teams.  A lot of local people are quite rabid fans of both teams.

Mr. Sirius and I were behind a vehicle with "OREGON DUCKS" on the rear window.  Mr. Sirius commented, "I guess Oregon saw it coming."   Cracked me up.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: drebay on August 01, 2011, 01:34:38 PM
In our local area, the Oregon Ducks and the Oregon State Beavers are the two big college football teams.  A lot of local people are quite rabid fans of both teams.


This is OT, but just wanted to say that I have one of each fan in my house.  Neither person has gone to either school, as they are 9 & 11, but boy, you should be in my house when The Civil War is going on. 
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: eclecticgrrl on August 02, 2011, 01:46:54 PM
One of my favorite signs was outside a church.  It said:

The Word of God is a wrench that will fit ANY nut.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Ms_Cellany on August 02, 2011, 02:20:27 PM
From our recent trip to Port Aransas:

(http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz144/Packie_Rattie/Port%20Aransas%20July%202011/FreshShrimpturn.jpg)

Don't know about you, but I don't want my fresh shrimp turning ANYWHERE.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Wonderflonium on August 02, 2011, 02:23:17 PM
I cracked up at that picture. Of course, I didn't picture the shrimp turning bad; I pictured a little cartoon family of shrimp driving a car and turning while others went straight.

Also, when I typed "shrimp turning bad," I pictured the same cartoon shrimp turning into street thugs.

I have got to start sleeping!  ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Ms_Cellany on August 02, 2011, 02:58:44 PM
I cracked up at that picture. Of course, I didn't picture the shrimp turning bad; I pictured a little cartoon family of shrimp driving a car and turning while others went straight.

Also, when I typed "shrimp turning bad," I pictured the same cartoon shrimp turning into street thugs.


As opposed to the Good Shrimp, who Went Straight?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: HungryHungryKitties on August 02, 2011, 05:31:36 PM
I once saw a sign outside of a convenience store that advertised:

Lottery
Liquor
Cigarettes
Guns

Almost all vices covered!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Elfmama on August 02, 2011, 06:38:59 PM
There is one place in a neighboring town.  Half the sign says "15 minute Tag and Title Service" and the other half says "Ice Cream, Snowcones, Italian Ices."
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scritzy on August 02, 2011, 09:46:20 PM
One of my favorite signs was outside a church.  It said:

The Word of God is a wrench that will fit ANY nut.

ROFL!!

I once saw a sign outside of a convenience store that advertised:

Lottery
Liquor
Cigarettes
Guns

Almost all vices covered!

Your one-stop vice store.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Lynn2000 on August 03, 2011, 09:34:13 AM
In my town there is, of all things, a vacuum repair shop that's been in business for a long time. They've always had a religious sign in their window, usually something simple like "Jesus Saves." The other day I noticed they'd changed it to, "We try to save your vacuum. But Jesus saves YOU." I feel a little weird about religious signs in not-explicitly-religious stores, but l like when they at least try to have a little fun with it. :)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: MrTango on August 10, 2011, 10:19:03 AM
This weekend, LadyTango and I went on a tour at the Stevens Point Brewery in Stevens Point, WI.  One of the shirts for sale in their gift shop said "Point Beer: Now cheaper than gas.  Drink, don't drive."

http://www.pointbeer.com/Product-Detail?id=186 (http://www.pointbeer.com/Product-Detail?id=186)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Slartibartfast on August 10, 2011, 07:06:13 PM
I passed a car today with a magnetic sign advertising someone's small business - "Unicorn Grooming Salon."  I imagine business is pretty slow.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Ferrets on August 10, 2011, 08:20:08 PM
The signs on the boarding around a rubble-strewn, soon-to-be-construction-site near me, bearing the name of the local company who knocked down the original building:

LOST WORLD DEMOLITION

Aside from the obvious amusement, I can't pass them without entertaining thoughts of Professor Challenger and a horde of dinosaurs leaping majestically over the boarding, and galloping off into the city centre.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Wonderflonium on August 11, 2011, 08:24:40 AM
Maybe I'm just tired, but I was at AC Moore, and they had scented pencils called "Smencils." Every time I think "smencil," I giggle.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: esteban on August 11, 2011, 02:07:50 PM
*LOL* I know! Hopefully someday I'll convince someone to crawl in there to make sure it works!  ;D

I mean, you could just try it out yourself.  As the picture clearly indicates, there's a release mechanism.   ;)

My sister and her boyfriend both tried out mine. And now I know my trunk will hold at least two adults...

And this is why I never volunteer for things.  Next thing you know you are locked in a trunk trying to find out if the release mechanism works while your friends drink all your beer.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Seraphia on August 11, 2011, 02:23:43 PM
*LOL* I know! Hopefully someday I'll convince someone to crawl in there to make sure it works!  ;D

I mean, you could just try it out yourself.  As the picture clearly indicates, there's a release mechanism.   ;)

My sister and her boyfriend both tried out mine. And now I know my trunk will hold at least two adults...

And this is why I never volunteer for things.  Next thing you know you are locked in a trunk trying to find out if the release mechanism works while your friends drink all your beer.

I think there may be irony in this scenario, given your username, deadbody. ;)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Jess13 on August 13, 2011, 01:19:44 PM
Maybe I'm just tired, but I was at AC Moore, and they had scented pencils called "Smencils." Every time I think "smencil," I giggle.

Good to know where to find those, my son's class last year sold these as a fundraiser and every time I giggled.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Fleur-de-Lis on August 24, 2011, 03:07:44 PM
One of the specialty coffees at Starbucks is said to have "notes of red current" amongst its characteristics.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Wonderflonium on August 31, 2011, 12:39:51 PM
This isn't a real sign, but it should be (and it makes me giggle).

(http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/photoshop/3/3/5/22335_slide.jpg?v=1)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: LadyClaire on August 31, 2011, 12:50:48 PM
DH has that little glow-in-the-dark trunk release handle in his car, complete with stick figure running away. He decided to see if it worked and shut himself inside the trunk (I was outside the car, just in case). It did work, but still a good thing he did it with someone on standby.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hermanne on August 31, 2011, 01:04:53 PM
This isn't a real sign, but it should be (and it makes me giggle).

(http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/photoshop/3/3/5/22335_slide.jpg?v=1)

I want to see that in every supermarket express lane. :D

Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Elfmama on August 31, 2011, 06:43:06 PM
Just saw one today at the recycling center, posted on a wooden privacy fence: 

This is NOT a toilet.
The toilet is in the
building behind you.
USE IT.

A pity that something like that even needs to be said.  ::)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Luci on August 31, 2011, 08:39:22 PM
Sign above a urinal in a cubbyhole under a slanted roof:

Watch your head.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Wulfie on September 24, 2011, 08:13:04 PM
I just saw a good one at the bikini espresso stand on my way to work.  "Check out our muffin tops! "  Thanks but I will pass. :P   

BTW They are actually meaning the food, they have another sign out further down the parking lot advertising that they get their baked goods daily from "Local Bakery"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hermanne on September 29, 2011, 01:40:50 PM
DH and I went to DD's "back to school" night. On the wall of her classroom was a list of rules the kids came up. My favorite is #1:

Keep your hands, feet, and teeth to yourself.

Note: the class is a bunch of 4 year olds.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Wonderflonium on September 29, 2011, 01:47:18 PM
 ;D Love it!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Frog24 on September 29, 2011, 04:30:42 PM
The unexpected one I saw the other day was a bit of graffiti.  On the stop sign, someone had written "Hammer Time!".  It was completely unexpected and made me giggle.  The better part is that I mentioned it to others who I KNOW went past the sign and they didn't see it.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Twik on September 30, 2011, 10:05:08 AM
The signs on the boarding around a rubble-strewn, soon-to-be-construction-site near me, bearing the name of the local company who knocked down the original building:

LOST WORLD DEMOLITION

Aside from the obvious amusement, I can't pass them without entertaining thoughts of Professor Challenger and a horde of dinosaurs leaping majestically over the boarding, and galloping off into the city centre.

There's a company in town called "Priest Demolition". Now, my head tells me that it's simply owned by a family named Priest, but my heart insists that if you use them, you will get a bunch of people in robes bring the building down by blowing ram's horns.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Pinky830 on September 30, 2011, 11:36:37 AM
This was funnier when it didn't need so much explaining, but here goes anyway. DH is a real estate appraiser. Appraisers generate reports about the subject property and the nearby comparable sales, or "comps." On one page of the report, there is a map with arrows pointing at "Subject," "Comp 1," "Comp 2" and so on. These days you click and drag them on a screen, of course, but at the time they were still doing paper reports. You rubbed the little arrows on from a transfer sheet.

So anyway, there was a postcard on the bulletin board with Heathcliff the cat next to a huge stone lion, with the caption "Dream Big!" It didn't take long before someone had added a "Comp 1" arrow pointing at Heathcliff.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: wendelenn on October 02, 2011, 02:27:55 PM
Sign at the Express clothing store

SALE
ALL WOMEN'S BOTTOMS
MIX & MATCH
BUY ONE
GET ONE 50 PERCENT OFF
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: GreenEyedHawk on October 04, 2011, 08:21:57 PM
The signs on the boarding around a rubble-strewn, soon-to-be-construction-site near me, bearing the name of the local company who knocked down the original building:

LOST WORLD DEMOLITION

Aside from the obvious amusement, I can't pass them without entertaining thoughts of Professor Challenger and a horde of dinosaurs leaping majestically over the boarding, and galloping off into the city centre.

There's a company in town called "Priest Demolition". Now, my head tells me that it's simply owned by a family named Priest, but my heart insists that if you use them, you will get a bunch of people in robes bring the building down by blowing ram's horns.

To be fair, that WOULD be quite a sight.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: White Dragon on October 04, 2011, 10:15:29 PM
I soooo wanted to take a picture of this at the mall yesterday:

ALL TOPS!
BUY ONE, GET ONE
HALF OFF!

*Selected styles only

What part of ALL did the sign writer not understand???
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Slartibartfast on October 05, 2011, 11:14:31 AM
I soooo wanted to take a picture of this at the mall yesterday:

ALL TOPS!
BUY ONE, GET ONE
HALF OFF!

*Selected styles only

What part of ALL did the sign writer not understand???

Not only that, but this makes it sound like if you buy a shirt the employees will flash you one boob or something  :P
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Ashaela on October 05, 2011, 11:30:53 AM
Not really a sign, but the message currently flashing on one of our printers says "RIP Software".    :-\

This seemed particularly apropos, as the past week has included: repeated database failures; one fax machine completely out of service; another printer working and then broken and then working again and then broken again; email failures; program errors; all in enough quantity to give me fantasies of going "Office Space" on all our equipment....

I think the printer is telling me to go for it.   >:D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Hushabye on October 05, 2011, 01:36:30 PM
"Stoner Family Funeral Home"

I can't help but picture services being held in a room full of white smoke and people wearing paisley shirts and bell bottoms.  Thanks, "That 70s Show."
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: GreenEyedHawk on October 05, 2011, 06:57:12 PM
Check out this steal of a deal I found at my local Shopper's Drug Mart!

(http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q273/GreenEyedHawk/Whatsavings-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Midnight Kitty on October 05, 2011, 07:33:15 PM
Check out this steal of a deal I found at my local Shopper's Drug Mart!

(http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q273/GreenEyedHawk/Whatsavings-1.jpg)
Hey, at that price, you should stock up! >:D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: TheDisappeared on October 06, 2011, 04:10:50 PM
You know how some towns have population signs as you enter?

One tiny tiny town near us has a population sign that lists the number of dogs and cats in the town too. 
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Seraphia on October 07, 2011, 07:03:10 PM
I have a pair of them. I was working in Pontiac this week on a project for Chrysler. Entering the parking garage, there is a sign that reads:

Competitive Vehicle Parking on Roof Only.

As you enter the roof level, another one says: Competitive Vehicle Parking Beyond This Point.

I know what they mean to say, but the wording puts me in mind of a demolition derby on the roof, with rival Hondas, BMWs and Fords bashing and smashing into each other for a few coveted spots, like a car version of musical chairs.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Seven Ate Nine on October 07, 2011, 08:12:59 PM
You know how some towns have population signs as you enter?

One tiny tiny town near us has a population sign that lists the number of dogs and cats in the town too.

I passed a sign last week that said

Lost Springs
Pop. 4


We almost went back and took a picture.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: wendelenn on October 07, 2011, 08:32:13 PM
I have a pair of them. I was working in Pontiac this week on a project for Chrysler. Entering the parking garage, there is a sign that reads:

Competitive Vehicle Parking on Roof Only.

As you enter the roof level, another one says: Competitive Vehicle Parking Beyond This Point.

I know what they mean to say, but the wording puts me in mind of a demolition derby on the roof, with rival Hondas, BMWs and Fords bashing and smashing into each other for a few coveted spots, like a car version of musical chairs.

OK, you've got me--what is "competitive vehicle parking"?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Seraphia on October 07, 2011, 09:13:43 PM
I have a pair of them. I was working in Pontiac this week on a project for Chrysler. Entering the parking garage, there is a sign that reads:

Competitive Vehicle Parking on Roof Only.

As you enter the roof level, another one says: Competitive Vehicle Parking Beyond This Point.

I know what they mean to say, but the wording puts me in mind of a demolition derby on the roof, with rival Hondas, BMWs and Fords bashing and smashing into each other for a few coveted spots, like a car version of musical chairs.

OK, you've got me--what is "competitive vehicle parking"?

What it's meant to say is *Competitor* Vehicle Parking, as in cars not made by Chrysler or affiliates. Sort of how people who work at say, Abercrombie, need to wear those clothes when they work, Chrysler doesn't want competitors' cars displayed at their own headquarters. (Although my beat-up Civic is kind of a doubtful advertisement for Honda when up against a brand-new 300 anyway)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: wendelenn on October 07, 2011, 09:27:54 PM
I have a pair of them. I was working in Pontiac this week on a project for Chrysler. Entering the parking garage, there is a sign that reads:

Competitive Vehicle Parking on Roof Only.

As you enter the roof level, another one says: Competitive Vehicle Parking Beyond This Point.

I know what they mean to say, but the wording puts me in mind of a demolition derby on the roof, with rival Hondas, BMWs and Fords bashing and smashing into each other for a few coveted spots, like a car version of musical chairs.

OK, you've got me--what is "competitive vehicle parking"?

What it's meant to say is *Competitor* Vehicle Parking, as in cars not made by Chrysler or affiliates. Sort of how people who work at say, Abercrombie, need to wear those clothes when they work, Chrysler doesn't want competitors' cars displayed at their own headquarters. (Although my beat-up Civic is kind of a doubtful advertisement for Honda when up against a brand-new 300 anyway)

Ah, that makes sense. :)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: White Dragon on October 09, 2011, 03:57:45 PM
You know how some towns have population signs as you enter?

One tiny tiny town near us has a population sign that lists the number of dogs and cats in the town too.

I passed a sign last week that said

Lost Springs
Pop. 4


We almost went back and took a picture.

Wagontire, Idaho
Pop 3

Yeah, we shoulda gone back for the picture!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Ferrets on October 11, 2011, 06:53:27 AM
A New Zealand church, with less than a week to go till the Rugby World Cup semi-finals...

(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m147/WolfieSara/A-Methodist-church-in-New-007.jpg)
Photograph: Kim Ludbrook/EPA. Published in The Guardian (http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2011/oct/11/rugby-world-cup-the-breakdown).
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Cuddlepie on October 16, 2011, 08:39:24 PM
Today I read a news headline....sort of a sign....right ?

"Airline loses child.  Mother offered voucher."

I read it and blinked hard, 'cos I took it literally for a second or two.  :D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RainhaDoTexugo on October 17, 2011, 01:02:07 PM
Today I read a news headline....sort of a sign....right ?

"Airline loses child.  Mother offered voucher."

I read it and blinked hard, 'cos I took it literally for a second or two.  :D

What was the actual story??
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: drebay on October 17, 2011, 01:10:47 PM
Today I read a news headline....sort of a sign....right ?

"Airline loses child.  Mother offered voucher."

I read it and blinked hard, 'cos I took it literally for a second or two.  :D

What was the actual story??

I found this

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/travel/news/qantas-loses-boy-sorry-heres-a-travel-voucher/story-fn32891l-1226168118089
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Cuddlepie on October 17, 2011, 06:11:06 PM
drebay - thanks for adding the link.   Cuddlepie
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: drebay on October 18, 2011, 12:42:29 PM
drebay - thanks for adding the link.   Cuddlepie

You are most welcome.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Where's the Quiet? on October 20, 2011, 03:50:01 PM
This thread is too much fun!

On a hike up to a cave I saw a sign that said, "Running can be hazardous to your health." I took a picture to turn in at gym because I hated running.

At Bryce Canyon in Utah there was a sign that said to find shade and wait for help if you get lost. Not so bad, but the picture they had on the sign showed miles of desert and a sad tiny tree that provided next to no shade.

While shopping at the toy store a few weeks ago we I saw a sign that said "Save $0!" Upon closer inspection, it turns out that the sale price was $44.99 and the original price was $39.99. It made me laugh as is, but part of me wishes it said "Save -$5.00!"

Last one I can think of right now is the name of a town in South Dakota. It's called Pukwana and the smell around it was horrible! I don't know that it should be pronounced puke-wanna, but it sure seemed appropriate.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Twik on October 20, 2011, 04:16:46 PM
My favorite headline spotted in a local newspaper was "Glass Eyes Nomination".

I was rather disappointed to discover it was a man named Glass who was considering running for election.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hobish on October 20, 2011, 04:27:19 PM
This was funnier when it didn't need so much explaining, but here goes anyway. DH is a real estate appraiser. Appraisers generate reports about the subject property and the nearby comparable sales, or "comps." On one page of the report, there is a map with arrows pointing at "Subject," "Comp 1," "Comp 2" and so on. These days you click and drag them on a screen, of course, but at the time they were still doing paper reports. You rubbed the little arrows on from a transfer sheet.

So anyway, there was a postcard on the bulletin board with Heathcliff the cat next to a huge stone lion, with the caption "Dream Big!" It didn't take long before someone had added a "Comp 1" arrow pointing at Heathcliff.

I am reviewing real estate appraisals right now (or will be, when my break is over), and that made laugh. We underwriters have our own little bits of appraisal humor (that probably no one else finds funny)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scritzy on October 20, 2011, 08:26:12 PM
Not a sign, but an e-mail popped up in my inbox with the following title:

Defeat Dracula with the flick of a switch!

It was a sale notice from Ott-Light.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: violinp on October 20, 2011, 10:11:38 PM
Not a sign, but an e-mail popped up in my inbox with the following title:

Defeat Dracula with the flick of a switch!

It was a sale notice from Ott-Light.

HAHA!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: snowfire on November 20, 2011, 12:37:23 AM
Not a sign, but a product.

DH & I were at Cabela's tonight seeing if there was anything we were interested in for their big sale tomorrow.  I happened to look at some boxes of ammo that were sitting on the counter in the gun department...
http://www.hornady.com/ammunition/zombiemax
I howled. 
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Scritzy on November 20, 2011, 02:21:37 PM
"Just in case ..." I love it!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: magicdomino on November 20, 2011, 10:28:10 PM
I like the disclaimer:  "Disclaimer: Hornady® Zombie Max™ ammunition is NOT a toy (IT IS LIVE AMMUNITION), but is intended only to be used on…ZOMBIES, also known as the living dead, undead, etc.  No human being, plant, animal, vegetable or mineral should ever be shot with Hornady® Zombie Max™ ammunition."
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Poirot on November 21, 2011, 09:55:41 AM
Even though i m not a huge fan of guns, i think I'd buy anti-zombie ammunition!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Morticia on November 24, 2011, 10:10:22 AM
Not a sign, but a product.

DH & I were at Cabela's tonight seeing if there was anything we were interested in for their big sale tomorrow.  I happened to look at some boxes of ammo that were sitting on the counter in the gun department...
http://www.hornady.com/ammunition/zombiemax
I howled.

It's for times like this that we really need a like button.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Seven Ate Nine on November 24, 2011, 06:30:57 PM
Not a sign, but a product.

DH & I were at Cabela's tonight seeing if there was anything we were interested in for their big sale tomorrow.  I happened to look at some boxes of ammo that were sitting on the counter in the gun department...
http://www.hornady.com/ammunition/zombiemax
I howled.

I want a box of this to put in my zombie response team vest.  DH said that it's too expensive and I should take some regular shot and paint them green.  He's no fun.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: #1aunt on November 25, 2011, 01:18:33 PM
While Christmas shopping last year I saw a sign advertising gift sets for sale. It read:

50% off 
Totes Boxed Gifts

           Reg.           Sale
         20.00        12.00
         30.00        18.00
         40.00        24.00
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Midnight Kitty on November 25, 2011, 01:42:14 PM
While Christmas shopping last year I saw a sign advertising gift sets for sale. It read:

50% off 
Totes Boxed Gifts

           Reg.           Sale
         20.00        12.00
         30.00        18.00
         40.00        24.00
<tilt>That just doesn't add up.  Even after multiple concussions, I can calculate "half off" in my head.

I saw this morning's local "news" show.  They were promoting Black Friday.  The female news anchor has a guest from the local shopping mall with "Black Friday specials."  Supposedly marked down so low they are considered "door busters" because the shoppers will bust down the doors to get to them.

First store's "door buster" special:  Buy 3 items for $30.  These items normally retail for $8, $10, or $12.  Hurry! Supplies are limited at this price.

I thought, "Yeah, ri-i-ight.  Hurry & buy before you realize that you are paying more for the $8 items than before they went on 'sale'." (http://bestsmileys.com/doh/2.gif)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Sirius on December 03, 2011, 11:37:05 AM
I've seen that type of thing before, where the stores apparently don't think their customers do math.  I'd see signs for the small size of cat food, 3.5 pounds on sale for 2.50.  Right next to the small bags are the large bags, 7 pounds, at the regular price of $7.  Do the math.  You get the same amount of cat food buying two small bags, but pay $2 less. 
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Elfmama on December 03, 2011, 10:25:18 PM
Places like Jo-Ann Fabrics seem to think the same thing: they sell what are called fat quarters (18x22 inch pieces, the same amount of fabric as a quarter-yard, but a squarish block rather than a long strip) for $2.50, while the same fabric right off the bolt is $5-$6 a yard. Apparently lots of their customers don't do the math, or they wouldn't keep doing it. 
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Shoo on December 03, 2011, 10:53:18 PM
Places like Jo-Ann Fabrics seem to think the same thing: they sell what are called fat quarters (18x22 inch pieces, the same amount of fabric as a quarter-yard, but a squarish block rather than a long strip) for $2.50, while the same fabric right off the bolt is $5-$6 a yard. Apparently lots of their customers don't do the math, or they wouldn't keep doing it. 

The customers who buy fat squares probably do so for the convenience of not having to wait in line and get all their fabrics measured and cut.  Time = money, or so they say.  :)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: twiggy on December 03, 2011, 11:56:08 PM
Places like Jo-Ann Fabrics seem to think the same thing: they sell what are called fat quarters (18x22 inch pieces, the same amount of fabric as a quarter-yard, but a squarish block rather than a long strip) for $2.50, while the same fabric right off the bolt is $5-$6 a yard. Apparently lots of their customers don't do the math, or they wouldn't keep doing it. 

I get fat quarters when 2 conditions are met:
1: I'm feeling lazy and need a square that I don't feel like cutting myself (I can never seem to cut a perfect square, I'm always off by half an inch the first two times I try)
2: They're on sale for $1-1.50
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: purplemuse on December 05, 2011, 09:17:26 AM
Places like Jo-Ann Fabrics seem to think the same thing: they sell what are called fat quarters (18x22 inch pieces, the same amount of fabric as a quarter-yard, but a squarish block rather than a long strip) for $2.50, while the same fabric right off the bolt is $5-$6 a yard. Apparently lots of their customers don't do the math, or they wouldn't keep doing it. 

I get fat quarters when 2 conditions are met:
1: I'm feeling lazy and need a square that I don't feel like cutting myself (I can never seem to cut a perfect square, I'm always off by half an inch the first two times I try)
2: They're on sale for $1-1.50

Me too, though I have to add:

3: There's a fabric that I absolutely have to have, and they only have it in fat quarters (this may or may not also meet conditions 1 and 2)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Irishkitty on December 12, 2011, 01:58:53 PM
My local convenience store has recently changed hands. So all new signage, etc.

One of the things they like to do is label their savings and offers as "smart savings"

I was looking at the wine section waiting for my husband to purchase his items, and I noticed several "smart savings" on the shelf. My second favorite was the Bucks Fizz - Was 4.00, now 4.00! Wow I thought.

My favorite was the half price wine offer - WAS 8.99, NOW 5.99!

 ::)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hermanne on January 04, 2012, 10:37:30 AM
Saw this today in the school parking lot, taped on the back of a minivan: Secret Agents.

Dude, I think your cover's blown. ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Thipu1 on January 04, 2012, 11:09:23 AM
Back in the 1970s there was a firm of lawyers in NYC.  Even though they were based in an Irish neighborhood I'm not sure if they got much business.  The firm was named after the partners, 'Lawless and Lynch'. 
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: wendelenn on January 04, 2012, 02:24:51 PM
Back in the 1970s there was a firm of lawyers in NYC.  Even though they were based in an Irish neighborhood I'm not sure if they got much business.  The firm was named after the partners, 'Lawless and Lynch'.

Makes me think of the lawyers from (I think it's) "Car Talk"--Dewey, Cheatam, and Howe.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Sirius on January 14, 2012, 07:20:11 PM
Back in the 1970s there was a firm of lawyers in NYC.  Even though they were based in an Irish neighborhood I'm not sure if they got much business.  The firm was named after the partners, 'Lawless and Lynch'.

Makes me think of the lawyers from (I think it's) "Car Talk"--Dewey, Cheatam, and Howe.

That's right, Car Talk.  They've also got a lot of other ersatz staff members, like Heywood Jabuzoff, their customer service representative, and Erasmus B. Dragon, the head of the working mother's support group.  (Say the names out loud.)  I used a couple of these names when I had to make up some sample documents with made-up patient names, and I'll bet the people that got the documents thought I was crazy. 
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Irishkitty on January 16, 2012, 11:05:17 AM
Hoping this works... This is an ad I saw on the side of a van while on holidays a few years ago...

(http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n526/irishkitty1/random/GreyMatters.jpg)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: blue2000 on January 16, 2012, 12:40:57 PM
That is awesome! ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: readingchick on January 16, 2012, 01:04:21 PM
Back in the 1970s there was a firm of lawyers in NYC.  Even though they were based in an Irish neighborhood I'm not sure if they got much business.  The firm was named after the partners, 'Lawless and Lynch'.

Makes me think of the lawyers from (I think it's) "Car Talk"--Dewey, Cheatam, and Howe.

I think they used the same law firm in a Daffy Duck cartoon once.....maybe it was "Duck Dodgers of the 21st Century".
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Luci on January 18, 2012, 09:10:05 PM
Not all that funny, but my husband and I were in the Florida Keys, which are in a tropical climate. We passed a shop sign that said "Palms Read".

We think she must be really, really busy.

Tomorrow we will be seeing lots of signs like "Manatee Correctional Institution", "Manatee University", and "Manatee Medical Clinic" in Manatee County, Florida. This always leads to our speculating about the manatees' felonies, courses of study, and illnesses.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Thipu1 on January 22, 2012, 09:53:51 AM
This isn't really a sign.  It's a product label.

Mr. Thipu enjoys the occasional snack of Chinese dried plums.  They're tasty but what's in the jar neither looks nor tastes like plums. 

Sure enough, the main ingredient is lemons.

Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: kherbert05 on January 22, 2012, 12:47:26 PM
In my town there is, of all things, a vacuum repair shop that's been in business for a long time. They've always had a religious sign in their window, usually something simple like "Jesus Saves." The other day I noticed they'd changed it to, "We try to save your vacuum. But Jesus saves YOU." I feel a little weird about religious signs in not-explicitly-religious stores, but l like when they at least try to have a little fun with it. :)


You often see such signs in some southern small towns. I make a point of avoiding stores with such displays (From my personal experience - you generally got poor service unless you went to their church).
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: emwithme on January 22, 2012, 01:10:56 PM
On my drive into NearbyCity, through a relatively rural area, I pass a pair of signs that crack me up every time. There's a farm shop and cafe on the right hand side - so you'd have to cross the oncoming lane to get to it. 

First of all, there's a

(http://www.health-safety-signs.uk.com/productimages/562---Other-danger.gif)

sign with a "Think Bike - X accidents here in two years.

But immediately behind it there's a

(http://www.health-safety-signs.uk.com/productimages/548---Cattle.gif)

sign.  I can't help it - every time (especially even when I'm on my own), I have to say "But I can't "Think Bike", you've just made me think "Cow".

One day I'll grow up...
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: violinp on January 22, 2012, 03:08:40 PM
In my town there is, of all things, a vacuum repair shop that's been in business for a long time. They've always had a religious sign in their window, usually something simple like "Jesus Saves." The other day I noticed they'd changed it to, "We try to save your vacuum. But Jesus saves YOU." I feel a little weird about religious signs in not-explicitly-religious stores, but l like when they at least try to have a little fun with it. :)


You often see such signs in some southern small towns. I make a point of avoiding stores with such displays (From my personal experience - you generally got poor service unless you went to their church).

Where I live, there's a lot of that around - even a tractor trailer company called Christ the King Tractor Trailer company. For years, since I couldn't read all of it, I thought we were passing by a church.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Slartibartfast on January 24, 2012, 02:09:16 PM
DH and I went to lunch at a tiny little diner today.  (You know the one in the movie "My Cousin Vinnie" where the menu consisted of just the words Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner?  It was kind of like that.)

Anyway, there was a hand-lettered sign on the door:

THIS IS A SMOKING VENUE.
NO ONE UNDER 19 IS ALLOWED.
                                         SORRY JANE


I'm assuming there should have been a comma after "Sorry," since the business cards on the table inside listed a "Jane" as the proprietor, but I'm getting this great mental image of a 16-year-old continually trying to sneak inside to have a cigarette and the old guy behind the counter yelling "Jane, we've told you three times already!  Get out of here!"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: LazyDaisy on January 24, 2012, 02:29:47 PM
Back in the 1970s there was a firm of lawyers in NYC.  Even though they were based in an Irish neighborhood I'm not sure if they got much business.  The firm was named after the partners, 'Lawless and Lynch'.

Makes me think of the lawyers from (I think it's) "Car Talk"--Dewey, Cheatam, and Howe.

I think they used the same law firm in a Daffy Duck cartoon once.....maybe it was "Duck Dodgers of the 21st Century".

I think that goes even further back to the original "Three Stooges" movies, but I could be wrong.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Thipu1 on January 25, 2012, 09:43:56 AM
Just remembered this one. 

Some years ago we were in a retro-style diner.  Mr. Thipu went to the men's room and came back laughing.  He went back to the rest room with his camera.  It seems that there was a sign over one of the urinals, 'Express lane.  Three beers or fewer'. 
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: White Dragon on February 03, 2012, 01:19:59 PM
I was working out at one of our branch offices yesterday, so the building layout was unfamiliar.

While using the restroom, I noticed a sign on the wall instructing users to pull the lever Up to flush.
No problem - I pulled the lever up.
No flushing.

So I tried the moving the lever various ways, trying to get it to function.
Still no flush.
All this is to explain why I was paying close enough attention to the toilet tank, which is where I found the following tiny sticker:

"Only to be removed by occupant"

So for the remainder of my battle with the lever (I won, by the way - the toilet did eventually flush) I couldn't help wondering who the occupant of the toilet tank was and was he or she impeding the lever...  8)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Seven Ate Nine on February 03, 2012, 07:37:11 PM
Not a sign, but a product.

DH & I were at Cabela's tonight seeing if there was anything we were interested in for their big sale tomorrow.  I happened to look at some boxes of ammo that were sitting on the counter in the gun department...
http://www.hornady.com/ammunition/zombiemax
I howled.

I want a box of this to put in my zombie response team vest.  DH said that it's too expensive and I should take some regular shot and paint them green.  He's no fun.

Update: I talked DH into buying a box of the buckshot.  I will be painting some rifle rounds green on the ends to finish out my vest.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Kimblee on February 03, 2012, 07:53:38 PM
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/KimbleeIsInTheShower/Mobile%20Uploads/01-21-12_1600.jpg)
(the last word is "food!!")

Seen in a Burger Box a few weeks ago.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Hollanda on February 04, 2012, 04:43:22 PM
I am not a fan of graffiti but this made me laugh. In my home town, there was a sign in a car park saying "No Parking." It was winter and snowing. Some enterprising soul had sprayed an "S" and a "w" around the word "No" to make it say "Snow Parking" lol.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: purplemuse on February 06, 2012, 08:54:58 AM
Back around Thanksgiving, I saw one at our local Wal-Mart. Must have been the type of signage they'd normally use for a sale or something.

Written in black marker was:

"Closed Thanksgiving"

And printed smaller underneath:

"While supplies last"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: snowfire on February 06, 2012, 09:10:29 PM
While driving down the road I noticed a little hole in the wall store.  Not sure exactly what it was but it was offering discount legal forms & stuff for sale.  The sign in the window???  "Guns, knives, divorce kits" 
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: blue2000 on February 07, 2012, 02:23:09 AM
While driving down the road I noticed a little hole in the wall store.  Not sure exactly what it was but it was offering discount legal forms & stuff for sale.  The sign in the window???  "Guns, knives, divorce kits" 

Wow! ;D

"If the gun or the knife doesn't work, we'll give you a refund and a free divorce kit!"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Twik on February 09, 2012, 04:35:45 PM
Back in the 1970s there was a firm of lawyers in NYC.  Even though they were based in an Irish neighborhood I'm not sure if they got much business.  The firm was named after the partners, 'Lawless and Lynch'.

Makes me think of the lawyers from (I think it's) "Car Talk"--Dewey, Cheatam, and Howe.

I think they used the same law firm in a Daffy Duck cartoon once.....maybe it was "Duck Dodgers of the 21st Century".

I think that goes even further back to the original "Three Stooges" movies, but I could be wrong.

The firm apparently has its own web page http://www.dewey-cheatham-howe.com/history (http://www.dewey-cheatham-howe.com/history).
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Lynn2000 on April 18, 2012, 10:15:39 PM
I've attended/worked on the same college campus for years. There's a dorm near my office called "Allen Residences." Every year--every year--the kids scratch at the letters on the sign to make it read "Alien Residences." One doesn't want to encourage vandalism, but I find it hilarious--the first time, because I'd never thought how close "Allen" and "Alien" were, and all the times after that because I imagine how clever the new class of students think they are, for coming up with this great new joke.  8)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: ------ on April 18, 2012, 10:25:33 PM
in a collectibles and comics shop:
Any loose children will be sold to the highest bidder.

In the same shop:
Sorry, we're
Open

This one made me laugh HARD.  ;D I know of several businesses that SHOULD post this sign in their window...
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Thipu1 on April 19, 2012, 09:40:11 AM
On the University of Wisconsin, Madison campus there's a residence called 'Ogg Hall'.

I'm sure the Ogg family is a fine one but, every time I see that sign, I can only envision a dorm inhabited by gnomes. 
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: purplemuse on April 20, 2012, 08:45:13 AM
in a collectibles and comics shop:
Any loose children will be sold to the highest bidder.

In the same shop:
Sorry, we're
Open

This one made me laugh HARD.  ;D I know of several businesses that SHOULD post this sign in their window...

Would that have been in a small, college town in northern New York? I'm curious as I saw the same sign on a shop with similar merchandise while I was there.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: drebay on April 20, 2012, 10:57:31 AM
in a collectibles and comics shop:
Any loose children will be sold to the highest bidder.

In the same shop:
Sorry, we're
Open


We have a diner here that has that sign.
This one made me laugh HARD.  ;D I know of several businesses that SHOULD post this sign in their window...

Would that have been in a small, college town in northern New York? I'm curious as I saw the same sign on a shop with similar merchandise while I was there.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Martienne on April 25, 2012, 11:23:48 PM
I saw this at a local apartment complex. I'm sure I seemed like a loon to anyone who saw me laughing and/or taking its picture, but I knew I had to share it here.

(http://i1070.photobucket.com/albums/u485/17martienne/0716001500.jpg)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: blueyzca01 on April 27, 2012, 04:02:58 PM
A local church posted the following on its front sign:

Yelling, "Oh, God!" does not constitute attending Mass.


My mom thought it was crude but I loved it.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: ShanghaiJill on April 27, 2012, 08:48:46 PM
I was taking a train trip along Boston's North Shore.   We went by this tidal pool sort of area.  There was literally half of an old rowboat rotting on the shore.   It was in bad condition and getting worse by the minute.

The name painted on it?

"Ruff'n It"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Thipu1 on April 28, 2012, 09:32:11 AM
Years ago, when we visited Chicago, there was a billboard that made us look several times before we could believe it. 

It was an ad for prophylactics and advised that the brand was, 'the best for your wurst'.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: violinp on April 28, 2012, 02:01:01 PM
A local church posted the following on its front sign:

Yelling, "Oh, God!" does not constitute attending Mass.


My mom thought it was crude but I loved it.

Ahahahahahaha!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Outdoor Girl on April 28, 2012, 07:35:44 PM
Removed.  I started to think it wasn't quite in the spirit of the board.  It was a joke I remembered because of the church sign so if you want to 'hear' it, PM me.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Marisol on June 05, 2012, 01:01:02 PM
On a wedding invitation I received years ago (and just found in my scrapbook):

"The flavor of your reply is requested"

I want strawberry flavor.



*there was no option for a dinner choice so it wasn't a play on words.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Thipu1 on June 10, 2012, 04:29:44 PM
This post may be a little raw for E-Hell.  If it is thought to be so, please remove it.

Last night was the local LGBT parade. This is a family-friendly affair.  Houses of worship and schools participate.  This was he first time we saw a new organization in the parade.  It has the laudable goal of promoting safe 'Scrabble' practices.  There was a problem with the name of the group. 'Condom Nation' might sound wonderful but, if you stop to think about it, the name could send exactly the opposite message of the one intended.     
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Dr. F. on June 10, 2012, 06:30:11 PM
This post may be a little raw for E-Hell.  If it is thought to be so, please remove it.

Last night was the local LGBT parade. This is a family-friendly affair.  Houses of worship and schools participate.  This was he first time we saw a new organization in the parade.  It has the laudable goal of promoting safe 'Scrabble' practices.  There was a problem with the name of the group. 'Condom Nation' might sound wonderful but, if you stop to think about it, the name could send exactly the opposite message of the one intended.     

I had to say this one out loud before I got it! Ha!

Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: twiggy on June 10, 2012, 10:24:25 PM
I was at Toys R Us a few weeks ago and saw an awesome combination of signs. The layout of the bathroom went Women's bathroom, drinking faucet, utility closet, Men's bathroom. The bathrooms had the gender designating signs, but the Men's room had an extra sign that said "Authorized Personnel Only" I'm assuming that the extra sign came from the utility closet, but it made me chuckle :)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Sirius on June 11, 2012, 08:04:50 PM
One of the doors leading out of the post office in Pomeroy, Washington is labeled "Push", and the other is labeled "Pus."
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Kaora on June 11, 2012, 11:12:18 PM
While I've jsut started reading this topic, I have an entry of my own to add.  From the new billboard a local Jeweller has put up:

The Woman's Hardware Store.

 :)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Thipu1 on June 12, 2012, 12:53:34 PM
It may be an urban legend but there is a story about signs in the New Jersey Capitol.

One of the counties in New Jersey is 'Middlesex County'.  According to the story, the county office in the state house is located between restrooms.  If you walk down the hall you will see, 'Men', 'Middlesex' and 'Women'. 
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Luci on June 12, 2012, 01:36:10 PM
It may be an urban legend but there is a story about signs in the New Jersey Capitol.

One of the counties in New Jersey is 'Middlesex County'.  According to the story, the county office in the state house is located between restrooms.  If you walk down the hall you will see, 'Men', 'Middlesex' and 'Women'.
Sadly, it must be a legend. There are Middlesex Counties in Virginia and Massachusetts as well as New Jersey. Middlesex county is in England.

In trying to find the derivation, all I can come up with is Essex was the land of Saxons, which makes sense in old English. I can't find the derivation of 'middle'!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Kaora on June 12, 2012, 07:50:14 PM
We used to have a sign into town that said "Welcome to TownName, Gateway to Death Valley!" Guess how many people painted over the Valley bit.  Now it says "TownName Rocks!"  Dad was mean and suggested how many brushstrokes it would take to make it something inappropriate.  (He gave us two choices: One is sucks.  The other rhymes.)

Mum didn't like it much, me thinks. ;)

It may be an urban legend but there is a story about signs in the New Jersey Capitol.

One of the counties in New Jersey is 'Middlesex County'.  According to the story, the county office in the state house is located between restrooms.  If you walk down the hall you will see, 'Men', 'Middlesex' and 'Women'.
Sadly, it must be a legend. There are Middlesex Counties in Virginia and Massachusetts as well as New Jersey. Middlesex county is in England.

In trying to find the derivation, all I can come up with is Essex was the land of Saxons, which makes sense in old English. I can't find the derivation of 'middle'!

Middle of Essex, maybe? :)

(I know English names can't be that simple at times, but I can try. :) )

Or just the Middle Saxons? :P

(Essex was the land of the East Saxons, IIRC, won't that make Middlesex Middle Saxons?)

Quote
From beautiful Bakersfield:

"No More Dirt"

Heheh, if Bakersfield wants more dirt, we've got plenty out here, near Death Valley. :)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Thipu1 on June 29, 2012, 06:28:45 PM
Here's one that's E-He'll specific.

Posters here are all familiar with Jimmything, Thing 1 and Thing 2. 

We recently returned from a visit to an Ivy League University town.  in the window of the University co-op was a shirt with the legend, ' Thing 1 X University'.

The term had to mean something different but might it not be an augury for the child's future?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Sirius on July 01, 2012, 09:06:05 PM
There's a sign over by Clarkston, Washington, that says, "Clarkston Washington, Gateway to Hells Canyon." 
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Slartibartfast on July 03, 2012, 11:16:47 PM
There's a gas station near my house that used to have a drive-through car wash behind it.  Now the car wash is a liquor store.  Part of the signage advertising the liquor store says "Turn your 2 into a 10!"  (As in, "Make that ugly girl you're with seem hotter by drinking a lot!")  I'm kind of  :o that someone thought THAT was a good slogan - sure, you may attract a few people, but you'll probably offend just as many!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: magicdomino on July 05, 2012, 02:57:03 PM
There's a gas station near my house that used to have a drive-through car wash behind it.  Now the car wash is a liquor store.  Part of the signage advertising the liquor store says "Turn your 2 into a 10!"  (As in, "Make that ugly girl you're with seem hotter by drinking a lot!")  I'm kind of  :o that someone thought THAT was a good slogan - sure, you may attract a few people, but you'll probably offend just as many!

I can hear it now:

Girlfriend:  "Did you get this whiskey from Car Wash Liquor Store?"
Boyfriend:  "Uh huh."
Girlfriend:  "You think I'm a 2!!!  You jerk!"
Boyfriend:  "Wait, what?  What 2?  What did I do?"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Kimblee on July 14, 2012, 02:47:58 PM
There's a gas station near my house that used to have a drive-through car wash behind it.  Now the car wash is a liquor store.  Part of the signage advertising the liquor store says "Turn your 2 into a 10!"  (As in, "Make that ugly girl you're with seem hotter by drinking a lot!")  I'm kind of  :o that someone thought THAT was a good slogan - sure, you may attract a few people, but you'll probably offend just as many!

I can hear it now:

Girlfriend:  "Did you get this whiskey from Car Wash Liquor Store?"
Boyfriend:  "Uh huh."
Girlfriend:  "You think I'm a 2!!!  You jerk!"
Boyfriend:  "Wait, what?  What 2?  What did I do?"

A liquor store near our house had a similar sign with a totally diffrent meaning. "Turn your 5 into a 10" Meaning for $5 you could buy 10 mini bottles of booze. (I often get stocking stuffers there. :D)

The man running the place saw a sign like the one you mentioned and decided it was a great deal to bring in buisness but he couldn't afford to sell mini-bottles for $2. lol I explained the original sign and he was shocked. He's an immigrant and found it awful that people would disrespect their significant others like that. His son claims he still doesn't understand one night hook ups either.  ::)

Nice couple though.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hermanne on July 16, 2012, 05:22:49 PM
We did a family trip to an aquarium over the weekend. They have hippos, with birds in the same enclosure. Some of the birds are quite large. On one of the artificial trees there is this sign:

Birds poop every 15 minutes. How long have you been standing here?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Thipu1 on July 16, 2012, 05:33:51 PM
We did a family trip to an aquarium over the weekend. They have hippos, with birds in the same enclosure. Some of the birds are quite large. On one of the artificial trees there is this sign:

Birds poop every 15 minutes. How long have you been standing here?

That reminds me of an old sign in the reptile house at the Bronx Zoo.  The enclosure included quite large alligators:

'Please do not rap on the glass.  what would you do if it broke?'

Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hermanne on July 17, 2012, 02:33:07 PM
We did a family trip to an aquarium over the weekend. They have hippos, with birds in the same enclosure. Some of the birds are quite large. On one of the artificial trees there is this sign:

Birds poop every 15 minutes. How long have you been standing here?

That reminds me of an old sign in the reptile house at the Bronx Zoo.  The enclosure included quite large alligators:

'Please do not rap on the glass.  what would you do if it broke?'

*snerk*
Now I have this picture of one of the glass walls of a tank at the aquarium breaking, and fish, sharks, and a scuba diver or two pouring out. ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Martienne on July 28, 2012, 08:20:13 PM
A little notice for the special snowflakes who move out to the country and expect it to be just like the suburbs: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=165134223611325&set=a.121845341273547.7691.114568468667901&type=1&ref=nf
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Charliebug on August 01, 2012, 10:21:43 AM
I read halfway through all of the posts and decided to get mine in here- I hope it has not been posted previously  ;D


Back in 1994 the Stanley Cup was won by the New York Rangers in the 7th game against the Vancouver Canucks. I was living in Vancouver at the time and the playoffs had riveted the entire city. Vancouver wasn't exactly known for having the most dedicated fans, there tended to be a level of complacency or even downright flakiness (not sure if it is still that way but it sure was then) but this championship playoff brought out the fan in everyone!  The defeat was disappointing but it was very quickly evident that the "fans" were headed back to complacency when a banner was placed over a Highway 1 overpass the next day.

It read: 

Highway 1
Canucks 0
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Ferrets on August 03, 2012, 06:33:06 AM
Linked offsite for potential Olympic spoiler (men's cycling time trials): A certain small village in Suffolk has had its sign put to good use... (http://cyclinginfo.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/great-bradley-wiggins-500x375.jpg)






Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Sirius on August 06, 2012, 07:32:09 PM
Got this e-mail from the small vacuum/sewing machine shop down the road: 


OPPS!  We goofed!

Some stuff about how they'd forgotten that they'd put out advertisement for a weekend sale of something or else the other, but I was thinking that they goofed in more ways than one.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: White Dragon on September 14, 2012, 01:48:56 PM
I started a new job recently and I'm very, very impressed at how well the company takes care of its employees.

As an Engineering firm, they also have a geek sense of humour.
Our boss just ordered these: http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/b87c/?srp=1 for everyone in the office.  ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on September 20, 2012, 07:53:23 AM
Haven't read the thread, but I wanted to post these before I forget.

Once, in high school, a friend and I were driving past a church. The sign said, "God is still on the throne." Being the exceptionally mature 17-year-olds that we were, we dissolved into a fit of giggles. We still sometimes giggle when we pass that church.

My inner 17 year old is laughing hysterically. 
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hermanne on September 20, 2012, 09:41:45 AM
There's a school near here called Central. Their main parking lot is west of the building, so they have the sign "Central Park West".
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: GreenEyedHawk on September 20, 2012, 07:25:49 PM
Haven't read the thread, but I wanted to post these before I forget.

Once, in high school, a friend and I were driving past a church. The sign said, "God is still on the throne." Being the exceptionally mature 17-year-olds that we were, we dissolved into a fit of giggles. We still sometimes giggle when we pass that church.

My inner 17 year old is laughing hysterically.

My outer 31-year-old snorted Pepsi out her nose.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: oz diva on September 27, 2012, 04:09:30 AM
My favourite sign was Scottish: "Dead slow children playing".
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Slartibartfast on September 27, 2012, 07:22:51 PM
My favourite sign was Scottish: "Dead slow children playing".

There's a "slow congested children" sign somewhere in Oregon  :P
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: baglady on September 30, 2012, 07:26:08 PM
Yesterday at a stoplight I was behind a car with a rear window decal that read "Godspeed." It was all white except for the S, which was red and rendered almost invisible by the red brake light just above it. So it looked for all the world like "God peed."
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RegionMom on October 01, 2012, 02:16:10 PM
So THAT is how the flood of Noah occurred!
 ;D ;) :) :D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Elfmama on October 01, 2012, 02:58:30 PM
My favourite sign was Scottish: "Dead slow children playing".
Well of course they're slow!  You'd be slow too if you were a zombie! (http://www3.telus.net/smile/images/zombie.gif)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Sirius on October 12, 2012, 09:23:46 PM
A bar that we pass to go to our favorite restaurant always has interesting signs out.  Today it was "Open 7 days AWK."  While I know what they meant, that wasn't what the sign said.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: greencat on October 13, 2012, 04:15:55 AM
There was a print shop about a block away from my dad's business that had a changeable marquee sign (like a church sign) that always had funny sayings up on it, which, since they weren't a church, tended towards the merely humorous instead of religious.  I guess the business didn't rely on drive-by customers, as I never once saw them actually advertise on the sign.

Sadly, shortly before I moved away from my hometown, the sign ended up with a smaller sign on it saying "This sign used to be funny, but someone stole our letters!"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: lilfox on October 26, 2012, 03:53:41 PM
Professionally printed, likely mass produced Bumper sticker spotted on a car today:

"Honk if your horney"

Really? 
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Luci on October 26, 2012, 05:51:56 PM
Professionally printed, likely mass produced Bumper sticker spotted on a car today:

"Honk if your horney"

Really?

With the typo in it? That's the first thing I noticed, not that it is inappropriate on a public steet!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: lilfox on October 27, 2012, 10:41:24 PM
Professionally printed, likely mass produced Bumper sticker spotted on a car today:

"Honk if your horney"

Really?

With the typo in it? That's the first thing I noticed, not that it is inappropriate on a public steet!

Oh yes, that is verbatim.  So typo?  Check.  Improper use of your instead of you're? Check.  I suppose it also counts as a brain hurt that someone got this printed as is.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: RegionMom on October 28, 2012, 03:06:56 PM
Wait, what if my name really is horney, lowercase and all, to be eunigqquee?  (Pronounced hor Nay)

I guess I am the only one that truly gets to honk!

HONK HONK HONK!!

Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: CarolinaEmerald on October 31, 2012, 07:51:56 PM
Near the town of Gaffney, South Carolina, there is a water tank shaped like a giant peach (Gaffney was once best-known for its peach orchards).

Before the outlet mall was built and people could look at the water tank from the mall, there was a sign on the interstate that said, "To View Peach, Go to Exit 92."

The only highway sign I saw that was nearly as funny was in Griffin, Georgia. It was a crossroads sign with a smaller sign underneath it that read "Bowling Lane." I wondered aloud, "Why do they have a crossroads sign for a bowling alley?" ...

Before I realized that the cross-street was named Bowling Lane.  :-[  ;)

Love the Peachoid!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Midnight Kitty on November 01, 2012, 05:20:04 PM
The Dole Cannery in Honolulu used to have a water tower painted like a pineapple.  It was a beloved local landmark.  Time took its toll and the water tower was torn down and the cannery transformed into an outlet mall.  Fast forward several years and an egg shaped anaerobic digester was constructed at the wastewater treatment plant (a couple miles away).  Many people were upset at the visibility of this egg-shaped digester.  They claim it ruined the view.  It's in the middle of an industrial park and the cranes and hoists at the shipyard hide most of the digester from view.

I suggested they paint the digester to resemble a pineapple.  They don't listen to my brilliant suggestions. ::)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Lady Snowdon on November 10, 2012, 02:03:39 PM
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/307930_10151262990800638_1355362418_n.jpg)

This sign has been cracking DH and I up for a few weeks now.  It's the sign for a private road near where we live.  Used to be just a small sign with the numbers of the houses, and then it was replaced quite suddenly.  Wouldn't you love to be known as "the people who live on Odd Private Dr"?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: ladyknight1 on November 11, 2012, 06:29:16 PM
A cheap sign on the side of the road read "Gifted Psychic Adviser" and had a phone number.

DH looked and laughed, "Why would a psychic need to advertise?" and I wondered if the psychic is gifted, is the psychic going to give the client gifts, or they only treat gifted people.

Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: greencat on November 11, 2012, 08:21:22 PM
A cheap sign on the side of the road read "Gifted Psychic Adviser" and had a phone number.

DH looked and laughed, "Why would a psychic need to advertise?" and I wondered if the psychic is gifted, is the psychic going to give the client gifts, or they only treat gifted people.

Psychics need to advertise because their clients are not psychic.  However, they should know that you are coming in, so you should not need to call for an appointment.

Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: ladyknight1 on November 11, 2012, 10:45:21 PM
A cheap sign on the side of the road read "Gifted Psychic Adviser" and had a phone number.

DH looked and laughed, "Why would a psychic need to advertise?" and I wondered if the psychic is gifted, is the psychic going to give the client gifts, or they only treat gifted people.

Psychics need to advertise because their clients are not psychic.  However, they should know that you are coming in, so you should not need to call for an appointment.

DH thinks they should just walk up to whoever needs their services and offer to trade advice for a fee. He is silly.  :)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Lillie82 on November 12, 2012, 08:35:12 PM
I know someone who ran for City Council and put "I hate yard signs" on all of his...you guessed it....yard signs! (Along with his name and "for City Council" of course.)

He was trying to call attention to the fact that he wants to do things differently in politics in our city.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Twik on November 15, 2012, 01:07:14 PM
This is not a sign, but an on-line headline from yesterday in Toronto:

BREAKING - GLASS FALLS 34 STOREYS FROM SKYSCRAPER!

Yes, I guess it would break....
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: violinp on November 15, 2012, 01:17:39 PM
This is not a sign, but an on-line headline from yesterday in Toronto:

BREAKING - GLASS FALLS 34 STOREYS FROM SKYSCRAPER!

Yes, I guess it would break....

Heeee!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Twik on November 15, 2012, 01:56:18 PM
It may be an urban legend but there is a story about signs in the New Jersey Capitol.

One of the counties in New Jersey is 'Middlesex County'.  According to the story, the county office in the state house is located between restrooms.  If you walk down the hall you will see, 'Men', 'Middlesex' and 'Women'.
Sadly, it must be a legend. There are Middlesex Counties in Virginia and Massachusetts as well as New Jersey. Middlesex county is in England.

In trying to find the derivation, all I can come up with is Essex was the land of Saxons, which makes sense in old English. I can't find the derivation of 'middle'!

I presume it's in between Essex (East Saxons) and Wessex (West Saxons).
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Luci on November 15, 2012, 02:46:39 PM
It may be an urban legend but there is a story about signs in the New Jersey Capitol.

One of the counties in New Jersey is 'Middlesex County'.  According to the story, the county office in the state house is located between restrooms.  If you walk down the hall you will see, 'Men', 'Middlesex' and 'Women'.
Sadly, it must be a legend. There are Middlesex Counties in Virginia and Massachusetts as well as New Jersey. Middlesex county is in England.

In trying to find the derivation, all I can come up with is Essex was the land of Saxons, which makes sense in old English. I can't find the derivation of 'middle'!

I presume it's in between Essex (East Saxons) and Wessex (West Saxons).

We must make the leap sometimes that 'middle' means 'middle' and has for over 500 or 1000 years.

It astounds me that we are so connected with our ancestors and predecessors. An amazing connection.

(I love having all the information at my fingertips, too! Amazing!)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: greencat on November 15, 2012, 02:56:50 PM
It may be an urban legend but there is a story about signs in the New Jersey Capitol.

One of the counties in New Jersey is 'Middlesex County'.  According to the story, the county office in the state house is located between restrooms.  If you walk down the hall you will see, 'Men', 'Middlesex' and 'Women'.
Sadly, it must be a legend. There are Middlesex Counties in Virginia and Massachusetts as well as New Jersey. Middlesex county is in England.

In trying to find the derivation, all I can come up with is Essex was the land of Saxons, which makes sense in old English. I can't find the derivation of 'middle'!

I presume it's in between Essex (East Saxons) and Wessex (West Saxons).

We must make the leap sometimes that 'middle' means 'middle' and has for over 500 or 1000 years.

It astounds me that we are so connected with our ancestors and predecessors. An amazing connection.

(I love having all the information at my fingertips, too! Amazing!)

I believe "mid" derives from the Latin, so it should have been in use in that sense in the Dark Ages.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: ladyknight1 on November 18, 2012, 05:01:30 PM
On a lonely country road, there is a place that is "world-famous" for their worms.

Their sign offers the following:

Worms
Worm Castings
Worm Tea
I don't know about you, but I can't imagine drinking worm tea!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Harriet Jones on November 18, 2012, 05:34:13 PM
On a lonely country road, there is a place that is "world-famous" for their worms.

Their sign offers the following:

Worms
Worm Castings
Worm Tea
I don't know about you, but I can't imagine drinking worm tea!

I don't think worm tea is for drinking, I think you water plants with it  :)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Julian on November 22, 2012, 09:16:51 PM
There's a wall up the road from work, with the painted sign CUSTOMER PARKING.

Some wit has got out the white paint and modified it a tad.  It now reads STONER KING.

Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: ladyknight1 on November 24, 2012, 06:59:26 PM
A cheap sign on the side of the road read "Gifted Psychic Adviser" and had a phone number.

DH looked and laughed, "Why would a psychic need to advertise?" and I wondered if the psychic is gifted, is the psychic going to give the client gifts, or they only treat gifted people.

The above signs have now been modified and have a price of $10 listed.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Slartibartfast on July 05, 2013, 10:16:32 AM
Had to revive this thread because a friend of mine reminded me of one yesterday that I still can't get my head around.  MyCity's largest industry is military and space research and development, so almost all of the signs and billboards at our airport feature helicopters and space shuttles and the like.  (Which has always made me wonder: do they really have that many people flying into our airport who are in the market for troop transport helicopters that it's worth the money to advertise?  I mean, they don't put a phone number on there for where to order one . . .)

Anyway, the ad that's confused me for ages was the one with a majestic ICBM (missile) soaring across it, being plucked out of the air by a badly-photoshopped bald eagle in front of a waving American flag.  The only thing missing is a caption like "America: we're *bleep*ing awesome!"

What gets me, though, is what exactly is this advertising?  "Our missiles are so slow that an ordinary eagle can catch them?"  "Our new eagle-shooting cannon is so fast the eagle ends up going faster than an ICBM?"  "Free eagle with every ICBM purchase?"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: ladyknight1 on July 05, 2013, 08:55:31 PM
A sign blunder in PA: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Ephrata-Spelled-Epharta-in-Road-Sign-Mistake-365243.shtml (http://news.softpedia.com/news/Ephrata-Spelled-Epharta-in-Road-Sign-Mistake-365243.shtml)

This Florida road sign has been posted misspelled twice!
http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/florida-misspelled-highway-road-sign-twice/nYcYt/ (http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/florida-misspelled-highway-road-sign-twice/nYcYt/)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: cwm on July 05, 2013, 09:31:09 PM
"Your wife is HOT

Better get her A/C fixed"

Except the first line is HUGE and the second one is a bit smaller.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Julia Mercer on July 09, 2013, 12:32:26 AM
http://fb-troublemakers.com/can-you-make-it-through-this-post-without-giggling-11694/
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: LadyClaire on July 09, 2013, 01:51:45 PM
There's an auto repair place close to my house that has a lovely professionally made banner hung across the front. It says "Break Jobs Done Here".

You'd think that the last thing an auto shop would want to advertise is a "break" job..
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: snowfire on July 09, 2013, 02:18:13 PM
Seen in the window of a little shop I just drove by:

Knives
Guns
Divorce Forms
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Midnight Kitty on July 10, 2013, 12:30:34 PM
Seen in the window of a little shop I just drove by:

Knives
Guns
Divorce Forms
Try the knife first.  If that doesn't work, try the gun.

As a last resort, if the first two didn't solve the problem, the divorce forms are also available here >:D.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: LazyDaisy on July 10, 2013, 03:08:38 PM
76 brand of gasoline has a new marketing campaign going on -- Stop "honkaholism" -- about not using your car horn.  There is a new billboard on my way to work with the slogan "Give a Hoot. Don't Toot." Several things about this Crack.Me.Up:

1) Does anyone remember the original '70s US Forrest Service mascot, Woodsy Owl, "Give a hoot, don't pollute"? Yeah, an oil company has just co-opted and bastardized it.  ::)

2) When I was a kid, "toot" was a popular euphemism for passing gas. So are they advising me to reduce my noise pollution or air pollution?  >:D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: readingchick on July 10, 2013, 05:15:51 PM
http://fb-troublemakers.com/can-you-make-it-through-this-post-without-giggling-11694/

I couldn't help but laugh.....
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: GreenEyedHawk on July 10, 2013, 10:44:09 PM
http://fb-troublemakers.com/can-you-make-it-through-this-post-without-giggling-11694/

I couldn't help but laugh.....

I made it to the sign for the carpeting company before I laughed out loud.  How far did you get?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Dazi on July 11, 2013, 05:45:48 AM
http://fb-troublemakers.com/can-you-make-it-through-this-post-without-giggling-11694/

I couldn't help but laugh.....

I made it to the sign for the carpeting company before I laughed out loud.  How far did you get?

You made it longer than I did...lost at BJ's parking sign.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: magicdomino on July 11, 2013, 09:43:41 AM
http://fb-troublemakers.com/can-you-make-it-through-this-post-without-giggling-11694/

I couldn't help but laugh.....

I got as far as the rearrangement number and letter stickers in the hardward store.  The numbers weren't anything special. Then I saw what someone spelled with the letters.   :)

I think my mouth may have twitched a bit at the prominently male tree, though.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Outdoor Girl on July 11, 2013, 09:53:42 AM
I got all the way through.  With my teeth clenched, mind you, but I was determined!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: cwm on July 11, 2013, 11:55:35 AM
I've seen that list before, so I could make it all the way through. Took me three tries, though, before I could do it the first time I saw it.

When I showed it to my boyfriend, with dinner on the line that he couldn't do it, there was no possible way I was giggling in the background to try to set him off. Nope. Nuh-uh. You can't prove a thing.  >:D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Julia Mercer on July 19, 2013, 03:15:44 PM
http://fb-troublemakers.com/18-tips-for-morons-18490/
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: readingchick on July 24, 2013, 03:46:28 PM
http://fb-troublemakers.com/can-you-make-it-through-this-post-without-giggling-11694/

I couldn't help but laugh.....

I made it to the sign for the carpeting company before I laughed out loud.  How far did you get?

not far....I was laughing at about the second one :)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Pen^2 on July 24, 2013, 04:02:30 PM
http://fb-troublemakers.com/18-tips-for-morons-18490/

Heeheehee!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Thipu1 on July 24, 2013, 06:09:27 PM
This isn't a sign.  It's the name of a band but, how can you not love a group named 'Trampled by Turtles?'
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: baglady on August 25, 2013, 06:51:06 PM
Friends of ours had this sign posted on the mailbox at their house yesterday for their housewarming party in the backyard:

Welcome to the ___s' cookout.
First impressions in front, party in the back.
Just like the mullet. Remember the mullet?


Below that, there were two little "check boxes."

__Yes
Come on back and pour yourself a beer.

__No
Sorry, we'll need to see some ID. Come on back and pour yourself a Pepsi.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: blueyzca01 on August 29, 2013, 01:46:08 PM
My name is Lisa.  I sent this to my husband...but told him that he should substitute his own name.  Or not  ;)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Midnight Kitty on August 29, 2013, 06:25:04 PM
My name is Lisa.  I sent this to my husband...but told him that he should substitute his own name.  Or not  ;)
I don't get it. I am perplexed ... and intrigued. What did you send to your husband, Lisa?
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Luci on August 29, 2013, 08:23:45 PM
My name is Lisa.  I sent this to my husband...but told him that he should substitute his own name.  Or not  ;)
I don't get it. I am perplexed ... and intrigued. What did you send to your husband, Lisa?

I am also lost in the woods. (Was this something in the 'bet you can't not laugh'. Sadly, I didn't think any were funny. Mostly gross and childish and heard so many times I'm over it. Sigh. Poor me.)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Midnight Kitty on August 30, 2013, 01:23:52 PM
My name is Lisa.  I sent this to my husband...but told him that he should substitute his own name.  Or not  ;)
I don't get it. I am perplexed ... and intrigued. What did you send to your husband, Lisa?

I am also lost in the woods. (Was this something in the 'bet you can't not laugh'. Sadly, I didn't think any were funny. Mostly gross and childish and heard so many times I'm over it. Sigh. Poor me.)
I agree with you Luci.  I didn't even smile, which made me sad because I might be turning into a grumpy old lady.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: White Dragon on August 31, 2013, 12:13:10 PM
Best store name ever - on a little shop in Inverness, Scotland:

"Telly on the blink"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Mel the Redcap on September 03, 2013, 07:15:00 AM
I haven't read all the way, but I need to put these in before I forget!

When my sister and I were small, Mum used to take us to her sister's farm for holidays at least once a year. Partway there, we drove through steep, forested hills, and there was a sign that said WARNING: LOGGING TRUCKS. There was much giggling and discussion of the sneaky sneaky logging trucks that must be hiding up the hill to jump on small cars and squash them flat. ;D

Some years ago, when a certain person was the American president, you could guarantee seeing someone taking a photo of a particular intersection in my stepfather's home town. The intersection? Clinton Street and Faithful Street. >:D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on September 03, 2013, 09:00:23 AM
There's a driving school in town called "Leisure Driving School" Yeah, cause learning to drive is always a relaxing thing for the kid and parents!!  ::)

I still wince when I remember my oldest will be old enough to obtain a permit in 3 years.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: BarensMom on September 03, 2013, 09:45:09 AM
I bought my current rug from MMM, so no laughing, people.

I made it to the Obama headline.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Thipu1 on September 03, 2013, 09:59:11 AM
When we visited Governor's Island we were amused by a large sign on the dock when we left the free ferry. 

'Enjoy your day but do not plan on taking the last ferry off the island.'
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: blueyzca01 on September 04, 2013, 01:34:55 PM
My name is Lisa.  I sent this to my husband...but told him that he should substitute his own name.  Or not  ;)
I don't get it. I am perplexed ... and intrigued. What did you send to your husband, Lisa?

Sorry...there was one sign that reads "After all these years, Lisa still loves D!ck."  I sent it to DH.  He approved.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: cwm on September 04, 2013, 01:58:38 PM
During countless summer vacations, we would drive through mountains. And there was a drive near our zoo where they'd have the same sign, "Falling Rock".

As kids, sis and I always thought it was so polite that just one would fall at a time rather than a huge avalanche. We actually made jokes about the one black sheep rock of the family being kicked off the cliffside for being loose.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Midnight Kitty on September 04, 2013, 02:56:04 PM
My name is Lisa.  I sent this to my husband...but told him that he should substitute his own name.  Or not  ;)
I don't get it. I am perplexed ... and intrigued. What did you send to your husband, Lisa?

Sorry...there was one sign that reads "After all these years, Lisa still loves D!ck."  I sent it to DH.  He approved.
I don't know how many pages back you have to go to find that sign.  I searched back to page 70 or so and still hadn't found it.

In the future, blueyzca01, may I suggest you quote the post to which you are referring so we have some context.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Mel the Redcap on September 05, 2013, 08:25:16 AM
FailBlog is having a run of good signs this week!

(Signs generally safe, no guarantee about the comments :P)

http://cheezburger.com/7776237056
http://cheezburger.com/7776313856
http://cheezburger.com/6379267328
http://cheezburger.com/7769555456
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Mel the Redcap on September 05, 2013, 08:38:39 AM
My name is Lisa.  I sent this to my husband...but told him that he should substitute his own name.  Or not  ;)
I don't get it. I am perplexed ... and intrigued. What did you send to your husband, Lisa?

Sorry...there was one sign that reads "After all these years, Lisa still loves D!ck."  I sent it to DH.  He approved.
I don't know how many pages back you have to go to find that sign.  I searched back to page 70 or so and still hadn't found it.

In the future, blueyzca01, may I suggest you quote the post to which you are referring so we have some context.

It was one of the ones in the "can you get through this without giggling" link. :)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Tini on September 05, 2013, 09:30:35 AM
A sign I saw on a shopfront on my honeymoon in Goa many moons ago:

Antiques - manufacture and export
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: blueyzca01 on September 05, 2013, 10:19:45 AM
My name is Lisa.  I sent this to my husband...but told him that he should substitute his own name.  Or not  ;)
I don't get it. I am perplexed ... and intrigued. What did you send to your husband, Lisa?

Sorry...there was one sign that reads "After all these years, Lisa still loves D!ck."  I sent it to DH.  He approved.
I don't know how many pages back you have to go to find that sign.  I searched back to page 70 or so and still hadn't found it.

In the future, blueyzca01, may I suggest you quote the post to which you are referring so we have some context.

Thanks very much for the suggestion.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Thipu1 on September 09, 2013, 09:40:49 AM
This isn't exactly a sign.  It's a menu.

We recently tried a Chinese restaurant in the neighborhood.  The menu was divided into 'Authentic' and 'Americanized'. 

Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Seraphia on September 09, 2013, 10:04:53 AM
This isn't exactly a sign.  It's a menu.

We recently tried a Chinese restaurant in the neighborhood.  The menu was divided into 'Authentic' and 'Americanized'.

I would laugh too, but I also think it's a bit brilliant! I would love a place around here where my ILs can get their sweet and sour chicken, but I can also try something more authentic if I'm feeling adventurous.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Ms_Cellany on September 09, 2013, 10:31:10 AM
A friend introduced me to beef and bitter melon, which I love, but I can see that it would be an acquired taste for most Western palates.

I tried to order it at a Chinese restaurant, and the server refused to le me have it. I told her I'd had it before and knew what it was like.

She said, "It's not popular!"

No bitter melon for me!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Pen^2 on September 09, 2013, 10:55:13 AM
Not quite a sign, but close: I saw a fire extinguisher in a car park which was labelled as, "Fire Kill." I think this is a fantastic description  ;D
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Slartibartfast on September 09, 2013, 02:17:14 PM
There was a fantastic Chinese restaurant near my college campus which had two menus.  The English menu had all the regular dishes you'd expect, but the (Mandarin, I think) version had lots of great things involving duck and squid and pickled octopus that non-Asian students just didn't order all that often.  Students called it the "secret menu" and I loved bringing my Mandarin-fluent friend along so he could suggest things for me  ;D  Of course, once I knew what was on there, I could order "crispy squid" in English and get the same dish - there was no way I'd remember what to call it in Chinese!
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Thipu1 on September 09, 2013, 06:43:06 PM
This isn't exactly a sign.  It's a menu.

We recently tried a Chinese restaurant in the neighborhood.  The menu was divided into 'Authentic' and 'Americanized'.

I would laugh too, but I also think it's a bit brilliant! I would love a place around here where my ILs can get their sweet and sour chicken, but I can also try something more authentic if I'm feeling adventurous.

We did do an experiment.  I ordered the Americanized Sweet and Sour Chicken and Mr. Thipu ordered the Authentic shredded pork with small pepper.  Both dishes were good but neither was much different than we get in other local Chinese restaurants. 

Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Gyburc on September 10, 2013, 08:12:27 AM
I'm glad this thread has popped back up! Two local businesses have signs that just crack me up...

The first is a local hardware/DIY store, and their sign proudly proclaims:

Nuts, knobs, knockers and screws

The second is a dog groomer's. They have a bright pink van with the company name in big letters down the side:

Doggy Styles

 ;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Ms_Cellany on September 10, 2013, 10:03:52 AM
On a door leading to a cold room in one of our research buildlings:


PLEASE KEEP INNER DOOR CLOSED

Or inner child will escape (Penciled in underneath)
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: Julia Mercer on September 13, 2013, 01:41:40 PM
These are cute! http://littlewhitelion.com/vets-genius-sense-of-humor-6-pics-39580/
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: turtleIScream on September 28, 2013, 06:11:27 PM
On a sign describing a piece of artwork - "mixed media made by eggplants"
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: hermanne on September 30, 2013, 08:22:26 AM
Seen on a road sign: crack sealing ahead.
Title: Re: Signs that crack you up
Post by: OSUJillyBean on October 01, 2013, 11:26:31 AM
(http://f.kulfoto.com/pi