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!
I'm assuming that this next one is referring to underwater sandbars...?
This next sign from China reminds me of signs we were amazed at in the subway in Paris.
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.
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.
This pair of signs could definitely be helped with even just a few words of explanation.
This sign has words, but it leaves me wondering what warning signs I might see, if there were any.
Someone saw this misspelled sign in a shop and shared the picture with me.
Yikes! This picture has three or four mixed signals going.
This sign is both grim and amusing.
Is this kind of faux pas in signage intentional?
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.
This road seems to be aptly named.
I'll end with this great warning sign for drivers.
Many thanks to those who send me pictures of signs! Did you have a favorite from today's post?
"We are all at crossroads all the time." - Eric Newton
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