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Signs that crack you up
« on: September 28, 2007, 12:03:56 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?

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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2007, 01:44:30 AM »
in a collectibles and comics shop:
Any loose children will be sold to the highest bidder.

In the same shop:
Sorry, we're
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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2007, 02:14:44 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

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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2007, 02:23:06 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!  ::)

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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2007, 05:46:08 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 :))

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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2007, 06:02:20 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.

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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2007, 06:07:15 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


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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2007, 07:56:53 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!

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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2007, 07:59:43 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.

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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2007, 08:06:13 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.

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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2007, 08:57:49 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...

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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2007, 10:18:26 AM »
Another child related one at a local store:

All unsupervised children will be given caffeine and a puppy.

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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2007, 11:10:25 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.  ::)
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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2007, 11:21:18 AM »
I passed a car wash with a sign that said, "Your wife called. She said wash the car."  ;D
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Re: Signs that crack you up
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2007, 12:26:12 PM »
A road sign in WA state said "Litter, and it will hurt".