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Even More Funny Signs

picture of dog warning sign

In a recent comment, a reader asked me where the old pre-blog archives are now. When my computer and domain were hacked back in April and I had to rebuild the whole ivman.com domain (including my blog and my wife's blog) twice in a relatively short period, the second time I opted not to rebuild the old archived iv's and funny pictures. Instead I am trying to incorporate them slowly into my blog. Therefore, the "funny pix" link in the tag cloud in the sidebar takes you to the posts to my blog with funny pictures in them, not to the old archives.

That said, I'll tell you that today's post of funny signs is made up of new signs that have come my way as well as several signs from the old archives. I hope you get some stress relief from the laughs these may give you.

Even without being able to read Chinese, you could probably figure out what the sign up above was warning about. Here are a couple more signs with writing in other languages on them.

This one would make me keep looking up!

picture of tropical warning sign

I'm assuming that this next one is referring to underwater sandbars...?

picture of beach warning sign

This next sign from China reminds me of signs we were amazed at in the subway in Paris.

picture of Chinese seat protocol

Here's a picture I found online of the kind of sign we saw in the Paris métro. Sorry, but it looks as if some of the letters and words in the decal have been peeled off, including the bottoms of the two yellow arrows and some letters in the main phrase in question. If I can find a better picture, I'll replace this one.

picture of Parisian seat protocol

The phrase we found amazing/amusing was that the seat protocol included "mutilés de guerre" = mutilated by war. I applaud their desire to honor wounded soldiers, but couldn't they find a better way to phrase that?!

Speaking of Europe, there's something about this sign in Asia that makes me wonder what exactly they serve at that restaurant.

picture of restaurant sign

This pair of signs could definitely be helped with even just a few words of explanation.

picture of cliff sign

This sign has words, but it leaves me wondering what warning signs I might see, if there were any.

picture of no warning signs

Someone saw this misspelled sign in a shop and shared the picture with me.

picture of angel sign

Yikes! This picture has three or four mixed signals going.

picture of dead end cemetery

This sign is both grim and amusing.

picture of no exit burial sign

Is this kind of faux pas in signage intentional?

picture of no exit Cemetery Road sign

A reader from the Caribbean sent this picture. It's a little hard to read, but the sign overhead says "Welcome to Hillsborough" and painted on the pavement you can see STOP. Apparently it used to be a two-way street, but because it's so narrow, it's now one-way street, with no parking on the left side. There in Carriacou, Grenada, they drive on the left side.

picture of no welcome

This road seems to be aptly named.

picture of Economy Road

I'll end with this great warning sign for drivers.

picture of rug rat biddy warning

Many thanks to those who send me pictures of signs! Did you have a favorite from today's post?


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10 Comments on “Even More Funny Signs”

  1. #1 Julie Rich
    on Sep 14th, 2009 at 9:54 am

    I got a particular laugh from the “Agnel” sign. I know a fellow who decided to get a tattoo of his daughters’ faces on his arm with a banner underneath that reads “My two Angels”. The tattoo artist evidently is not a speller because the tattoo reads “My two Angles”. Perhaps this fellow should buy that sign! lol

  2. #2 Abby
    on Sep 14th, 2009 at 10:26 am

    I’ve been on that street in Hillsborough! It’s not the least of their road-labeling problems.

  3. #3 Rob
    on Sep 14th, 2009 at 10:40 am

    @Julie Wow! I’ve heard about and seen examples of bad spellings in tattoing. As if there weren’t already enough reasons not to get something that permanent done to your body!

    @Abby Thanks for that perspective. I think signage seems to be a universal challenge.

  4. #4 Jonathan
    on Sep 14th, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    On Ohio buses, I hear you give up your seat for the graved only on voting day.

  5. #5 Rob
    on Sep 14th, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    @Jonathan That’s what I’ve always heard about Chicago. In fact, I just heard recently that Ted Kennedy is now eligible to vote in Chicago.

  6. #6 Carrie
    on Sep 14th, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    I liked the “old biddies” and the beach one. Oh me.

    .-= Carrie’s most recent blog post … Fragrant =-.

  7. #7 Roy Hooper
    on Sep 14th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    America = Senior Citizens
    Britain = the “Over 50s crowd”
    China = old, weak, sick, crippled, graved (with one foot in I supposed)

    Is this a metro-imposed regulation, or is this a mandate of the French government? Should the over-worked French worker really be expected to give up their metro seat after working a government-mandated 35 hours a week? I don’t think so! 🙂 It is time for a revolution!!! Or at least a labor strike!!!

  8. #8 Ann
    on Sep 14th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Burial Site No Exit…My one thought was: Can you imagine what it will be like when the Lord returns?!!

  9. #9 Michael
    on Sep 15th, 2009 at 9:08 am

    I think the sign about the beach with irregular bottoms could be interpreted a couple of different ways. Regardless, I would be wary of vacationing there.

  10. #10 Rob
    on Sep 15th, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    @Roy I don’t really know how the Parisian subway regulation is enforced. I have heard that you can be ticketed for for breaking the regulation, but I don’t know by whom. As far as the French work week and prowess at revolutions and strikes goes, now you’ve gone to meddling! Strikes and protests are among the things they do best, other than baked goods. 🙂

    @Ann Amen! I was thinking the same thing myself. I hope I don’t ever have to vacate a grave, but if I end up in one, I’m glad I will be exiting it forever!

    @Michael I follow your current drift. I avoid beaches myself, but it’s because of not wanting to be chased by people with harpoons!