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Ironic Funny Signs

It's a well-worn cliché, but often a picture really is worth a thousands words. I've heard from many of my readers that the funny sign pictures rank among their favorite posts on my blog. And readers help keep me supplied with pictures of the funny signs they see. Today's post is a mixture of signs I've received from readers and signs I've collected myself. I'll start off with a few spotted outside the USA.

A reader in Albania shared the picture of the name of a real town in his country.

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I wonder if it's pronounced Poo-kay. I also wonder if there's a lot of upheaval there.

This sign shows what a difference a single letter can make! (and I'm not talking about the misspelling of the French word omelette, where they doubled the wrong letter)

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Personally I would much rather have a breakfast treat!

Some businesses offer a variety of services, ... or maybe not?

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A reader hiking in the great outdoors in the Canadian Rockies spotted this sign, with no restroom in sight ... other than the great outdoors....

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Here's another restroom sign where you have to look carefully to identify which door is yours.

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I wonder how many matches have been made as people spend time together trying to figure out which door to use.

This sign is from Hendersonville, TN, not another country.

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Getting an alignment in this shop wouldn't inspire my confidence.

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I don't know where this sign is located, but it seems like a poor way of making up for shoddy engineering.

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In case you couldn't tell what warning the sign was giving, here's a closer shot.

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I guess it's much easier to put up a warning sign than it is to move whatever it is that's going to bonk people on the head if they don't duck!

I hope the proprietors of this business can clean clothes better than they can install signs.

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Readers traveling in the Florida Keys spotted this sign.

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A reader found this ironic sign a number of years ago.

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I wonder what the restaurant serves if not food or drink.

A reader saw some irony in the sign below.

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I don't know where this picture was taken, but maybe it doesn't matter?

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Here's another "maybe" ... maybe I'll feel reassured or maybe I'll feel threatened? Or maybe the sign should read "may be?"

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I don't pick up hitchhikers, but if I ever did, it would certainly not be here!

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Do you have a favorite among these signs? Maybe you have an explanation for some of the ironies in these signs. As always, if you spot a sign that strikes you funny, please send it my way!


"It is ironic that anyone who appeals to religious values today runs the risk of being called 'divisive' or attacked as an enemy of pluralism." - William J. Bennett

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11 Comments on “Ironic Funny Signs”

  1. #1 Michael
    on Jul 9th, 2009 at 8:43 am

    As for the “Cleaners” sign, either the owner of the business is left-handed, or a significant portion of their clientele drive to the location in reverse.

    I need to be better about taking pictures that I see and send them to you. That would be a great moment of pride and satisfaction for me to have one of submissions found on IVMAN!

  2. #2 Rob
    on Jul 9th, 2009 at 9:47 am

    @Michael – I don’t think it would even look right driving in reverse or in a rearview mirror. It’s just plain messed up with all its backwards letters.

    Definitely send me sign pix. I got a funny one this morning already from the Blue Ridge Parkway – a warning to cyclists. Such fun!

  3. #3 Michael
    on Jul 9th, 2009 at 10:01 am

    The Albanian town is pronounced “pook” as in “took” or “hook.” Word from an Albanian friend of mine. Town is up near Kosovo in the North.

    .-= Michael’s most recent blog post … Morning Shots | July 9, 2009 =-.

  4. #4 Carrie
    on Jul 9th, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    I love those all! Especially the one to teenagers. 😮

    .-= Carrie’s most recent blog post … Denali–Us! =-.

  5. #5 Rob
    on Jul 10th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    @Michael – Thanks, Michael. Slavic languages are not one of my specialties. I would not have guessed that the final e would be silent.

    @Carrie – When your kids are teenagers, I’ll have to send that one to you. We’ll see then how much you love that one! 😀

  6. #6 Lynn
    on Jul 15th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Check out this blogpost on signs. This lady is a missionary in South Africa.


  7. #7 Rob
    on Jul 16th, 2009 at 6:56 am

    @Lynn – Thanks for sharing the link. Those signs were great!

  8. #8 Jessica
    on Jul 25th, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    I always enjoy your funny signs. I’ll send you links to some more techie ones you might like.

  9. #9 Rob
    on Jul 26th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    @Jessica – I’m glad you enjoy the signs. I’ve taken a couple pictures of ones recently myself, anticipating my next post of funny signs. I’ll check out the links you gave me.

  10. #10 Left Handed Reader
    on Sep 14th, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Signs are hilarious…

    In response to comment #1… Why would that backwards sign be made by a “Left-Handed” person?

  11. #11 Rob
    on Sep 14th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    @Left Handed Reader I don’t know why Michael wrote that. I’ll have to see if he comes back to answer for himself. Maybe when he typed that, his left hand didn’t know what his right hand was doing.