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Ironic Signs


Last week's post was about irony. This week's post is the first installment of some great ironic signs that my readers have supplied for me. I offer these without commentary. Enjoy the ironies!

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Half-a-Dozen Funny Signs


It's been a while since I've posted funny signs, so I'll post the ones I've received since my last post of signs.

At the end of January and the first few days of February, we Americans received many things we will need for doing our taxes. Here's a tax-related sign someone sent me.

Teach Kids Taxes

Here's a sign one of my former language students currently living in Europe posted to my Facebook wall. It's actually quite timely since we are learning food vocab in my French and German classes.
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Latest Signs


Last week's post was funny signs from around the world. The content of post was mostly verbiage. This week's post — the signs that have come my way recently — is mostly pictures.

I'll start off with several signs we saw on our recent trip to Ohio to see my mother, who is under hospice care. Becka did a nice post about our long weekend up there, so if you would like to read about it, it's on her blog. I would appreciate your prayers for Mom and for our family as we go through this difficult time.

To get from the town where my sister lives to the town where my mom lives, you have to go through a little town called West Millgrove. In the past the town was a speed trap, but apparently they cannot afford to pay for that kind of law enforcement now. Here's a pair of signs that amused us.

End Speed Limit

The former police must have been challenging people to accelerate that quickly as they left town.
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Did I Read that Sign Right?


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Today's post is a compilation of poorly worded or badly translated signs seen around the world. They are guaranteed to make you ask yourself, "Did I read that sign right?"

In an office:
Toilet out of order. Please use floor below

Message on a leaflet:
If you cannot read, this leaflet will tell you how to get lessons

In a Laundromat:
Automatic washing machines: please remove all your clothes when the light goes out

In a London department store:
Bargain basement upstairs

On a church door:
This is the gate of heaven. Enter ye all by this door. (This door is kept locked because of the draft. Please use side door.)

In an Acapulco hotel:
The manager has personally passed all the water served here.

In a Swiss mountain inn:
SPECIAL TODAY - No ice cream.

In an office:
Would the person who took the step ladder yesterday, please bring it back or further steps will be taken

In an office:
After tea break staff should empty the teapot and stand upside down on the draining board

Outside a second-hand shop:
We exchange anything - bicycles, washing machines, etc. Why not bring your wife along and get a wonderful bargain?

Sign in Egyptian hotel:
If you require room service, please open door and shout, "Room service!"

English sign in a German cafe:
MOTHERS, PLEASE WASH YOUR HANS BEFORE EATING
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Road Trips and Signs


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Since we just returned from several weeks up north, our many miles on the road are still fresh in our minds. Today's blog post is a partial travelogue as seen through my bizarre eyes, interspersed with some signs and scenes captured along the way. Unfortunately when the camera was tucked away, we missed some good ones.

In my post called Face Time I mentioned that Megan and the kids spent a week here in July and linked to her blog post about what we did during their visit. We took them back to Detroit, spent a night at their place, and then went on up to visit our friends Fred and Cheryl near Cheboygan.

On the trip between here and Detroit, we take I-40 through the mountains. For decades in the area around Canton, NC, we have seen a series of brown signs with numbers from 1 to 10 and then back down to 1, and we've wondered what in the world they are there for. According to some of their local legends, those numbered signs were put there to help people in that area learn to count without their fingers, as part of a government project called "Educating WNC." But I have learned that the signs are actually for gauging how bad fog conditions are. There is some sort of formula for visibility that tells the NCDOT how dense the fog is, based on how many signs can be seen.

As we went along I-75 in the northern part of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan we saw a moose crossing sign like this one.
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