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More Funny Signs

It's been a while since I've posted funny signs, and pictures have been accumulating in my folder. I'll start off with some that readers have sent me from Europe.

Here are several from Switzerland. Each one has varying degrees of comprehensibility.

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A former student who now lives in Germany said that she and her family stayed at Ice Hotel in Sweden. She took this picture of the bathroom in the woods there and wondered if I had ever seen a "P-Tree" before.

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The following isn't really a sign, but it somehow seems to fit in this post. This is from a menu at a Mexican restaurant.

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I know "parts are parts," as the old advertisement stated. But I think I'd prefer to order a thigh instead of a thing.

The next five pictures are variations on a theme — all are signs in front of the administration building of a Lutheran retirement community in Pennsylvania where a reader's Aunt Dot lives.

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This sign is one that a reader saw in the somewhere in the Blue Ridge Parkway. I'm not quite sure what it's warning us about.

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Here's one that I took at the hotel where we stayed on our visit to St. Louis. We were surprised that they would have a guest at the register.

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If you'd like to know more about our visit in St. Louis last month, check out my wife's post called St. Louis.

For those of you who don't have Krispy Kreme Doughnuts near by, I'll need to explain something. The very best time to go to Krispy Kreme is when they have hot, fresh doughnuts coming off the conveyor belt. Those plain, glazed doughnuts called "hot ones" are worth every calorie and fat gram with which they are laden!!! You know they have "hot ones" if their neon sign is lighted. There are several different styles, but here's how they look in our part of the country.

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If you look carefully, you can see that the neon sign above actual has two neon bulbs — each one lights up approximately half of the sign. Well, I noticed that one of the local shops had one of the two bulbs burned out, and I captured the picture below on my trusty cell phone.

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Being the basically unbashful jokester that I am, I went inside to buy a hot one and to ask if many women had been inquiring about what they were advertising on their sign outside. One girl behind the counter was puzzled, but the other one cracked up and said that she had actually had several inquiries about their hot employee "Doug" and had to explain regretfully that no one by that name worked there. The burned out bulb has been replaced since my visit....

Thanks to those who help keep me supplied with funny signs! I'm always watching for them myself. Keep 'em coming!


"We are privileged dirt. God has blessed us with privileges dirt doesn't deserve." - Dr. Drew Conley

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11 Comments on “More Funny Signs”

  1. #1 Mel
    on Aug 7th, 2009 at 2:36 am

    Your sign from the Blue Ridge Parkway… most likely warning of sharp curves lacking guard rails. While the drop-offs on the BRP are not so precipitous as those in the Swiss Alps, they can be just as deadly if you catch them just so! 😉

    .-= Mel’s most recent blog post … Happy little dragons =-.

  2. #2 Rob
    on Aug 7th, 2009 at 6:59 am

    @Mel – You do have to be careful on the BRP, especially with fog and/or slick pavement. Have you ever driven along the Blue Ridge? It’s gorgeous, and we’re glad the speed limit is low enough that you don’t have to feel bad for driving 45 mph to take in the beauty, and without trucks! How much better can it get?

  3. #3 Emily Park
    on Aug 7th, 2009 at 7:37 am

    I noticed the “Hot Doug” sign too. I thought it was more like something you would say when you’re surprised, as in “Well, I’ll be. You mean t’say we jist done won a lifetime supply of Squeezy Cheese? Hot Doug!”

    Every time I drove by, I would say “Hot Doug!” just for emphasis. Thankfully my windows were closed at the time and I was the only one in the car 🙂

    .-= Emily Park’s most recent blog post … A record-breaking film =-.

  4. #4 Michael
    on Aug 7th, 2009 at 8:48 am

    I take particular delight in lighted signs where some of the bulbs have burned out. They can create some funny sayings. A couple of my favorite are “pharmacy” with the M burned out. I typically pronounce that “pharisee”. Another is an area “Texas Roadhouse” that had several parts of the sign burned out for a while. I’ll let you use your imagination as to what cracked us up each time we drove by….

  5. #5 Mel
    on Aug 7th, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    @Rob — Have I ever been driving on the Blue Ridge Parkway?? The night before our wedding, we held our rehearsal dinner at the HoJo’s on Rt 250–at the junction of the BRP and the Skyline Drive. After dinner, I had the privilege of driving our entire wedding party 13.2 miles along the BRP… in a 15 passenger van I’d only driven once before (on the way to the dinner)… in the dark… and the rain… and the pea soup…er, um, fog. Let’s just say I had the driver’s side window rolled down so I could hang my head out & strain to see the center line. It was quite the experience!! 😀

    .-= Mel’s most recent blog post … Happy little dragons =-.

  6. #6 Rob
    on Aug 8th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    @Emily – I thought I’d hear from more people who had also seen that sign. The bulb was burned out for quite a while.

    @Michael – Thanks for sharing some of the ones you’ve seen. Keep that cell phone poised to capture them and send them my way. 🙂

    @Mel – Your experience sounds even worse than our worst one! I hope you have been able to make the drive under more pleasant conditions. It’s especially beautiful in the spring when the rhododendrons are in bloom and in the fall when the leaves are at full color. The number of cars on an autumn weekend can be a real turn-off, though.

  7. #7 Carrie
    on Aug 9th, 2009 at 1:44 am

    I love the Hot Doug sign!

    .-= Carrie’s most recent blog post … A Good Reminder =-.

  8. #8 Rob
    on Aug 9th, 2009 at 8:09 am

    @Carrie – In my mind’s eye, I can see you all the way out there in Alaska chuckling at the Hot Doug sign. 😀

  9. #9 Tammy
    on Aug 10th, 2009 at 8:44 am

    Not too long a McDonalds in Raleigh was having a give away for a lunch sandwich and spelled panini very wrong. It didn’t take long for the sign to be removed, but the horrible jokes and news story made the day for many.

  10. #10 Rebecca
    on Aug 10th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Speaking of signs with burned out bulbs: there was a real estate company in my home town named “Help-U-Sell.” I assume they’re out of business now since the office is vacant (as are most of the other offices in that particular strip mall). I’ve noticed lately that the single word “Help” is lit at night. I believe someone — probably the landlord of the strip mall — has a sense of humor or is trying to make a statement.

  11. #11 Rob
    on Aug 11th, 2009 at 7:00 am

    @Tammy – All I can say is, “Oh my!”

    @Rebecca – I hope the call for help is answered soon. Even if it the “U” were the only thing missing, so that it read “Help Sell” it would be funny. Maybe it’s most appropriate as it now stands.