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.
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)
Personally I would much rather have a breakfast treat!
Some businesses offer a variety of services, ... or maybe not?
A reader hiking in the great outdoors in the Canadian Rockies spotted this sign, with no restroom in sight ... other than the great outdoors....
Here's another restroom sign where you have to look carefully to identify which door is yours.
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.
Getting an alignment in this shop wouldn't inspire my confidence.
I don't know where this sign is located, but it seems like a poor way of making up for shoddy engineering.
In case you couldn't tell what warning the sign was giving, here's a closer shot.
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.
Readers traveling in the Florida Keys spotted this sign.
A reader found this ironic sign a number of years ago.
I wonder what the restaurant serves if not food or drink.
A reader saw some irony in the sign below.
I don't know where this picture was taken, but maybe it doesn't matter?
Here's another "maybe" ... maybe I'll feel reassured or maybe I'll feel threatened? Or maybe the sign should read "may be?"
I don't pick up hitchhikers, but if I ever did, it would certainly not be here!
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
Advice is usually what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.