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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #1140 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!


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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #1141 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 :)
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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #1142 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."

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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #1143 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.

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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #1144 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'. 

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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #1145 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'!

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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #1146 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?)

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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #1147 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?

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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #1148 on: July 01, 2012, 09:06:05 PM »
There's a sign over by Clarkston, Washington, that says, "Clarkston Washington, Gateway to Hells Canyon." 

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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #1149 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!

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« Reply #1150 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?"

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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #1151 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.

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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #1152 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?
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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #1153 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?'


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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #1154 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
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