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Subject: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: Charcloth
Date: 10 May 02 - 09:21 PM


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Ok tis ain't exactly related to music but most musicians travel to their gigs so....
Traveling through Aurora In. several years back we saw a Changeable light-up sign that read,
"The Boss Told Me To Change The Sign & I Did"
what funny signs have you seen?
Charcloth


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: khandu
Date: 10 May 02 - 11:43 PM

I guess this one isn't funny unless you have a perverse sense of humor. I drove past a restaurant that had one of those changeable signs that read: "Today-Smothered Chicken".

I had to pull over, because I could not drive and laugh so hard. I had a mental image of someone approaching a panic-stricken chicken with a pillow.

I guess you had to be there(sigh)!

khandu


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: Celtic Soul
Date: 10 May 02 - 11:50 PM

Though this is not something I saw on the road, I have always loved the opening to "Fawlty Towers" where they play scrabble with the letters.

There is a bar in Baltimore, MD. called "Berthas". They have a famous slogan (there's a song about it as well) that is printed on bumper stickers. It says "Eat Berthas Mussles" (Baltimore is famous for seafood). People do much the same with the letters of the bumper stickers, and if I had any memory what so ever, I'd relate the funnier ones here.

Perhaps it's time for a road trip to Berthas!


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: Tweed
Date: 10 May 02 - 11:52 PM

The Best Road Signs Ever


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: pastorpest
Date: 11 May 02 - 12:27 AM

A reporter said that on the highway as one leaves the tiny community of Climax, Saskatchewan, there is a road sign reading "Come again."


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: mack/misophist
Date: 11 May 02 - 01:59 AM

There's supposed to be a 'frog crossing' sign in a Amsterdam park.


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: GUEST,Boab
Date: 11 May 02 - 02:05 AM

There are "sabreteeth" in the Scottish Highlads if the ominous road signs at the side of remote single-lane roads are to be taken seriously ---" Beware of Sheep"!!


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 11 May 02 - 06:23 AM

My favourite is the ubiquitous "lollipop" held up by school crossing patrols in this country (UK). It has the simple message "Stop Children" I'm sure Durex (or some other condom manufacturer) could sponsor these eigns!


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: van lingle
Date: 11 May 02 - 07:06 AM

There was a drive-in in Angola, DE that had a sign reading "Eat In Your Car" that the locals altered to "Fat In Your Car". Every time the proprietors fixed it someone changed it back to "Fat" until they just quit trying. I remember one of those Fawlty Towers signs switched to Flowery Twats. vl


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: kendall
Date: 11 May 02 - 07:58 AM

IF WE AINT GOT IT, YOU DON'T NEED IT. Bill Jones general store. Sign outside Eustis Maine


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 11 May 02 - 08:15 AM

I first saw this one in central Pennsylvania, near Hershey, but have seen it elsewhere as well:

Watch Our

SLOW

Children



Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: van lingle
Date: 11 May 02 - 08:28 AM

Not exactly a road sign but a trash hauling service in Maryland use to have the following emblazoned on the back of their trucks: Satisfaction guaranteed or double your garbage back.vl


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: Charcloth
Date: 11 May 02 - 08:32 AM

A friend of mine tells the story he saw a sign at a church that read "It's appointed unto all men once to die" & accross the street read a sign at a hamburgerjoint a sign read "But Before you go try our..."


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: GUEST,Goodfellow
Date: 12 May 02 - 12:02 AM

Five miles northwest of Crownpoint New Mexico on the Navajo Reservation near a rodeo ground there is a sign on the highway that says "Congested Area" this is literaly in the middle of nowhere and in the middle of a weekday you may see two or three cars in an hour...perhaps you need to see it in context


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: fat B****rd
Date: 12 May 02 - 06:14 AM

On the A16 in Lincolnshire is a sign saying simply "BLIND PEOPLE" A man I was travelling with was so fascinated he photographed it.


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: Banjer
Date: 12 May 02 - 06:25 AM

Sign out side a radiator shop in St. Petersburg, it has been their slogan for years: 'Best place in St. Pete to take a leak'.....I always have to wonder about the sign in the parking lot at a local McDonalds..'Parking for drivethru only' I always assumed the whole idea of drivethru was so you wouldn't have to park???


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: Don Firth
Date: 12 May 02 - 12:44 PM

Here and there around town one sees signs that say "DANGER ZONE -- IMPOUND PARKED CARS."
I spotted one where someone had scrapped off the "D" and the "M" so it read, "ANGER ZONE -- I POUND PARKED CARS."

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 12 May 02 - 01:39 PM

In Manchster, at the heart of the Gay Village, lies 'Canal Street'. Trouble is some wag keeps whiting out the C and the S. Honest!!!

When I was in Ireland a few years back it really tickled me that the speed restrction signs where still in miles per hour while the distance signs were all in kilometers. Used to take some quick mental arithmetic to figure out how long it would take to get anywhere! Is it still the same anyone know?

Cheers

Dave the Gnome


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: catspaw49
Date: 12 May 02 - 01:51 PM

One of my favorites is still at the Drive-Thru Beer Barn joint just outside of town. Keep in mind, it's a drive-thru to pick up your beer. On the outside sign they have a large placard that says.....TANNING

I guess you get it as you drive thru....one arm at a time.

Great link Tweed....Always loved Burma-Shave stuff.

Also the crosses posted along many southern highways. When I was in college we had a meeting at Fontana Dam and it's like midnight and I'm flying down the mountain switchbacks with 4 other folks who are white as ghosts hanging on for dear life (young and stupid and invincible I was!!), when, on a sharp hairpin with tires squealing, my headlights flash on a cross that say, "Get Right With God."

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 12 May 02 - 02:02 PM

The sign outside the registry office when Geoff and I got married said 'Quiet wedding in process.' With something like 150 folkies including 2 morris sides this was unlikely!


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 12 May 02 - 02:07 PM

Found these
Roadsigns from Tanglefoot


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: Peter K (Fionn)
Date: 12 May 02 - 02:32 PM

Many years ago, intending to reach the extreme bottom left-hand point of Ireland, and getting a bit disorientated in the usual mist, we encountered a warning sign which depicted a car going over a cliff. Below this, on the same pole, there was another sign, this one prohibiting U-turns.

In the bottom right-hand corner of England there used to be s sign pointing to both Ham and Sandwich, in that order. Maybe it's still there, as the two communities are only a few miles apart.


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 12 May 02 - 02:42 PM

I've always liked the signs pointing the way to the "Secret Nuclear Bunker"

There are loads around Nantwich in Cheshire, UK.

Also some in Essex I believe.

Ed


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: sophocleese
Date: 12 May 02 - 06:26 PM

One warning sign I've seen a lot on the last few years that always gets me giggling is:

"Warning! This door is ALARMED!"

So I should stay quiet and try not to upset it any more?

Also I see a lot of

Automatic
CAUTION
Doors

Do they automatically tell you to mind the step?


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: GUEST
Date: 12 May 02 - 06:38 PM

Don't quite get that one, sophocleese?

"Warning This door is alarmed"

seems an eminently sensible thing to tell potential users


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: GUEST
Date: 12 May 02 - 06:42 PM

Oh, sorry sophocleese, I get it now!

You didn't realise that 'alarm' is both a verb and a noun. Silly me!

ROTFLMAO!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: harvey andrews
Date: 12 May 02 - 08:08 PM

My wife and I play a game in England where road signs often point to two villages on the same sign. Read together the village names often sound like some character from Dickens or W.C.Fields. Our favourite sign is just outside Much Wenlock and points to Homer Wigwig. You make him up!


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: DD
Date: 12 May 02 - 11:01 PM

There is a town called.........MORO. The kids keep adding an N

While traveling through Mississippi I was reading a series of signs......which included "stay awake" and "read sings" Well, if you aren't reading that last one isn't going to help...and if you are you really don't need to be told to read them now do you. And, if you dont know to stay awake while driving...well you probably arent able to read at all, now are you.


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: GUEST,macca
Date: 12 May 02 - 11:15 PM

When I first came to sunny Queensland to live I was suckered in by NOTHROUGH ROAD. I readily admit I thought it was pronounced No-thruff for a little while until I realised how many of them there were. Reminds me that my wife was also puzzled in Germany by all the autobahn signs pointing to AUSFAHRT, which didn't appear anywhere on the map she was using.


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 13 May 02 - 05:59 AM

When I was working on Teeside in the late sixties, there was a construction firm that had road signs in local dialect. Instead of "Drive Carefully" their signs read "Gan Canny". They also had a picture of a giant daisy crushing cars on their "Heavy Plant Crossing" signs.

A local riding stables advertises "Do-it-yourself Manure".


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 13 May 02 - 06:00 AM

Caution - Water on Road During Rain

(a href="http://carcino.gen.nz/images/index.php/5922d576/1bea892e">Click here for picture) takes some beating...

Jim


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 13 May 02 - 06:02 AM

Bugger!

Caution - Water on Road During Rain

(Click here for picture) takes some beating...

Jim

Joeclones? Please!


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: GUEST,macca
Date: 13 May 02 - 06:16 AM

Do I seem to recall a sign somewhere on the Yorkshire moors and about 100 yards off the road which had been put up by the local council,in the middle of nowhere, and which read, "IT IS FORBIDDEN TO THROW STONES AT THIS NOTICE" ?


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: gnu
Date: 13 May 02 - 06:18 AM

FLOOR SLIPPERY WHEN WE|-

For a company I worked for, I would take pictures of safety hazards at their sites and send them, anonymously, to the site managers. One was of a sign lying on the ground beside an abandoned building which read, "WARNING : Falling Debris." Another on the ground was, "CAUTION : Jet blast area." Another - "NO SMOKING" sign on a building demolition job where there was a half dozen lads cutting steel with propane torches.


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: Banjer
Date: 13 May 02 - 06:23 AM

Jim if you will click on Mrs Duck's clickie above you will see that very sign! One that we see quite often around here due to much construction is:

ROAD WORK NEXT 5 MILES

I always have to wonder if that means the road doesn't work after that five miles?

then there's always the one:

SLOW MEN WORKING

Seems the work would get done a lot faster if they got some fast men to do the job, but then for what they probably get paid, I wouldn't work fast either!


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: GUEST
Date: 13 May 02 - 06:26 AM

Along the lines of 'Slow Men Working'

CHILDREN DRIVE SLOWLY always brings a smile


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: MudGuard
Date: 13 May 02 - 06:34 AM

One of my favourite roadsigns: seen near Kilronan on Inishmore in the Galway Bay, Ireland


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: madwaff
Date: 13 May 02 - 07:12 AM

I always liked the signs
"Eggs Drive In" (how do they reach the pedals?)
And
"Haircuts while-u-wait".........
Then there's a place near here called "Lost".
And I've often whiled away the time when driving in East Anglia wondering what Old Bolingbroke and Mavis Enderby got up to..


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 13 May 02 - 07:12 AM

I've seen the 'stones' notice, Macca - I think it was on the buttertubs pass in the Dales though. Could be wrong (Usualy am!!!)

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: GUEST,Geordie
Date: 13 May 02 - 10:12 AM

Welcome to the Head of St. Margaret. Meaning the Head of St. Margartet's Bay.


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: Midchuck
Date: 13 May 02 - 10:19 AM

Anyone interested in a Mudcat get-together in eastern Vermont? Ticklenaked Pond seems like an ideal location.

Peter.


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: DMcG
Date: 13 May 02 - 10:29 AM

York (UK) has a street called 'Whip-ma-whoop-ma-Gate' (I may have the spelling wrong!) Maybe the ideal place to practice fol-de-rol-de-di choruses

(The background to the name is too unpleasant for this thread)


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: SharonA
Date: 13 May 02 - 11:10 AM

I've always liked "Slow Children at Play".

In my area there are a lot of deer-crossing signs, which consist solely of a black silhouette of a leaping buck on a diamond-shaped yellow sign. On several of them, you'll find that kids have put a red bicycle reflector on the nose of the deer.

Recently I saw a disturbing sign in front of a church near my home. It was one of those signs large enough for clever, pithy messages to be posted, and changed every so often. One week, the message had been changed to read, "God loves you but that's not enough" (meaning, I suppose, that one still has to be "saved" – but nevertheless it sounded as if they felt that God's love was inadequate somehow!). Evidently, some of the church's parishioners must have been disturbed by it as well, because a couple of days later the "but" and the "not" had been removed from the message!


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: JulieF
Date: 13 May 02 - 12:12 PM

There are several Otter Crossing signsin Shetland.

Julie


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: GUEST,Lynn
Date: 13 May 02 - 12:28 PM

I grew up in a small town in Western NY. A prominent lawyer in our town named Moriarty was running for state Assemblyman. He went all out in his campaign, complete with bumper stickers with his name emblazened on them. There was a street sign not far from his house (Still there, I might add) which read "Slow - watch out for children." Well, you can guess where the bumper sticker ended up..."Slow - watch out for Moriarty." Apparently it worked. I don't think he was elected.

Cheers Lynn


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: SharonA
Date: 13 May 02 - 12:29 PM

Also cow-crossing signs around Lancaster, Pennsylvania.


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: GUEST,Lynn
Date: 13 May 02 - 12:43 PM

Sharon A - I agree with the second version of the church sign...Since when was God's love NOT enough???

Cheers, Lynn


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 13 May 02 - 12:47 PM

I smile when I think of all the shy people who live in 'Bashful Alley', Lancaster, UK.


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: Haruo
Date: 16 May 02 - 01:22 AM

I realize this is intended to be a "non-music" thread, but I immediately thought of Mark Cohen's Apple Maggot Quarantine Round. I'm also starting a somewhat related thread on non-road warning signs.

Liland


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: Haruo
Date: 16 May 02 - 01:57 AM

Here's a link to my new non-road ridiculous warnings thread.

Liland


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: Callie
Date: 16 May 02 - 02:22 AM

AHHH!! STOP IT GUYS!! I'm sitting at my work desk in tears!! If I get caught, there'll be some explaining to do!

I have two good ones to add.

Someone once changed the dot-light sign on the highway to:

"Police now targeting DONUT SHOPS"

The other one is a huge sign outside a sleazy pub. I saw it when they first finished painting it - it read "STIPPERS STIPPERS STIPPERS"

and it looked even funnier when someone added three tiny "r"s.

Callie


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: Haruo
Date: 16 May 02 - 02:31 AM

Speaking of orthographically challenged stippers: Years ago, the then First Interstate Bank (now subsumed by Wells Fargo) was putting up a big building in downtown Seattle, and all around the construction site they posted proud-parent-like signs announcing:

Future home of...                    

FIRST
INTESTATE
CENTER


I was working in a law firm kitty-corner (that's catercorner for the rest of you) from it, and the lawyers all thought it was hilarious.

Liland


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: GUEST,Bud (and did I get bounced again?)
Date: 16 May 02 - 08:27 PM

I saw a sign in Taiwan that brought me up short, and I had to go back and photograph it: Happy VD Clinic.

A Major I knew in the Army told me that a restaurant in Japan has a pool stocked with carp for decor. The sign outside invites the hungry to "Come in, have a drink, and look at the crap in the pool."

A common famale name in Viet-Nam is also the name of a flower. It is pronounced "Yoom" and spelled "Dung". And in case you haven't guessed, in a village not far from Saigon is a restaurant with the appealing name of "Cafe Dung."


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: GUEST,Bud-who-has-been-demoted-to-mere-guest-again
Date: 16 May 02 - 08:35 PM

I just thought of something else, which isn't a sign at all. I was in Kuala Lumpur, trying to locate some family members of an Army friend whose name was Yee. I looked up the name in the phone book and found someone there whose name was--no joke--Yee Fart.

I didn't call him/her up.


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: Charcloth
Date: 16 May 02 - 10:01 PM

There was once an old barn that was bearly standing up just outside of Cincinatti. It Looked like it was gonna fall if you spit on it, well you guessed it on the side of this shack was a brand new add for a construction company. I laughed every time I drove by it.


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: Lynn
Date: 16 May 02 - 10:34 PM

There's a folk festival in August in a little town in County Clare (Ire) called [no kidding] Feakle... pronounced as it's spelled. I tried to dignify it as a visitor, calling it 'FAY-cle' but was corrected by the locals.


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: Haruo
Date: 16 May 02 - 10:34 PM

Along a similar line there is a company less than three blocks from my home named "Professional Sign and Engraving" and they advertise that name through a painted sign on a front wall that is peeling and looks like it was last painted (never mind engraved) sometime prior to World War II.

Liland


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: Haruo
Date: 16 May 02 - 10:36 PM

Sorry Lynn, didn't realize you were posting while I was typing; it was Charcloth's barn, not your Irish town, that I was comparing my signage company to.

Liland


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: Genie
Date: 20 May 02 - 05:06 PM

Then there's the provocative one that says:

SLOW WHEN FLASHING

(I dunno about you, but if I flashed someone, I'd wanna get the heck outa there before I got recognized or arrested!)

Genie §;- )


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: SharonA
Date: 21 May 02 - 09:49 AM

Genie: LOL!

I'm always frustrated by the electronic sign at the PA Turnpike entrance that occasionally advises motorists to tune their car-radios to a certain AM station for traffic warnings. Trouble is, I can't tune my radio to the station; that frequency isn't even on my radio's "dial" (electronic menu)! So I am forced to drive on in ignorance, hoping that the problem will be reported by the all-news station in Philadelphia before I end up in the middle of a traffic jam!


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: Mr Happy
Date: 21 May 02 - 01:01 PM

some years ago, i was in a pub in navan, roi; and there was a sign on the wall advertising SOUP SANDWICHES

an irish delicacy no doubt!

mr happy


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: Mr Red
Date: 21 May 02 - 02:07 PM

read in the readers digest
near the village pond "Caution low flying duck"


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: Grab
Date: 21 May 02 - 02:15 PM

There's a village in England called Bunny, which has a sign: "PLEASE DRIVE CAREFULLY THROUGH BUNNY". Splat...

And another village called Hints, which has the sign: "HINTS - PLEASE DRIVE CAREFULLY".

There's quite a few places in Britain I've seen "duck crossing" signs, a red triangle with a picture of a fat duck on it. But only in the States have I had to slow down and carefully overtake a convoy of a couple of dozen Canada geese waddling calmly along the road and taking up a whole lane! :-)

Graham.


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: Genie
Date: 21 May 02 - 02:49 PM

Careful driving isn't the law in England--just a veiled suggestion--eh, Graham? *G*

Re the "crossing" signs, I knew of a guy who had one made up that said "SLUG CROSSING." The he collected a bunch of the little critters from his garden, placed them single-file across his sidewalk, and snapped a photo of them crossing in front of his sign.

BTW, I think we have BEAVER CROSSING signs in appropriate places in Oregon. Do they have ARMADILLO CROSSINGsigns in Texas?


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: NightWing
Date: 21 May 02 - 05:19 PM

There's a Duck Crossing sign in Lakewood, Colorado (on Union between 6th and Alameda). No words. Just a mother duck followed by four or five ducklings. *G*

BB,
NightWing


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: Haruo
Date: 21 May 02 - 07:12 PM

The first time I drove through Oregon (1988) I saw quite a few signs that said "Bridge Work Ahead" (which was of course cognate with "Road Construction Ahead"); but for some reason I thought they meant dentures. The problem in this case was in my head, not the head of whoever wrote the sign. But I just couldn't shake it. All the way from Astoria to Ashland and back I kept thinking they were advertising dentists (like the "Next Exit: Gas | Lodging | Food" signs).

Liland


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: GUEST,ozmacca
Date: 21 May 02 - 10:13 PM

There's a roadside service station and lunch spot near the NSW-Queensland border which advertises - or at any rate used to advertise the last time I saw it - two kinds of petrol (gasoline) as well as theie home made speciality. The notice read:

UNLEADED

SUPER

PIES

I always did wonder.....


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: JennieG
Date: 22 May 02 - 07:30 AM

A sign used a lot here (New South Wales, Oz) where the road is alongside a hill says:

Falling Rocks
Do Not Stop


No, I don't suppose they do........

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: GUEST,Davetnova
Date: 22 May 02 - 08:27 AM

A bit of thread creep. I remember Soup sandwiches. We used to get get them from a baker in Cadzow Place in Edinburgh when I was at school. and they were great.


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: Genie
Date: 22 May 02 - 01:46 PM

Jennie G, Well, at least not until they hit something--such as YOU!

After you get hit by one of them, you need one of Dave's really big chicken soup sandwiches!

LOL

Genie


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signsM
From: jjmodel48
Date: 22 May 02 - 02:20 PM

My favorite bumper sticker is-Horn broke, watch for finger. And the add-on to a sign saying-Shirt and shoes required to eat in cafeteria. Addition says-Socks may eat wherever they want.


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: jeffp
Date: 22 May 02 - 02:33 PM

We drove through a very narrow canyon near Manitou Springs, Colorado on a one-way road due to the narrowness of the canyon. Near the end of the road there was a highway bridge wayyyyyyyyyyyyy overhead. On that bridge was a sign that could only be read with binoculars -

Clearance - 195 feet.

I doubt that any trucks tall enough to care were ever on that road!


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: GUEST,Wavestar
Date: 22 May 02 - 06:18 PM

I was delighted when in York to discover Whip-ma-whop-ma-gate (You were close, DMcG.) I'm curious to know what the origin is - perhaps you could enlighten me with a PM if I ever get my cookie back.

Others that amused me - this belongs in the town names thread, actually, but it was the sign for it that nearly sent my friend and I off the road in hysterics - Twatt, in the Orkneys.

And in Thurso, I found a street sign I still have yet to entirely understand. It said, "Changed Priorities."

-J


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: Haruo
Date: 22 May 02 - 06:39 PM

There used to be a sign on the NE escarpment (or whatever you call it) of Seattle's Capitol Hill, when I was a kid, that read:

DUMP

NO GARBAGE OR RUBBISH

I thought it was just hilarious. I mean, what's a dump for if not garbage and rubbish?

Liland


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: Genie
Date: 22 May 02 - 10:32 PM

Well, this is a campaign slogan, but I saw it on a signpost on a Portland street today (the election was yesterday. The candidate, of couse, is "Kane," and the sign said:

KANE IS ABLE


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: Charcloth
Date: 22 May 02 - 10:44 PM

Hey Liland, that sounds like something out of an Arlo Guthrie song


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: Genie
Date: 23 May 02 - 03:05 AM

What about the signs that say

NO ILLEGAL DUMPING ?

Isn't this just like the "Tresspassing Prohibited" signs?


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: Schantieman
Date: 30 Sep 02 - 01:02 PM

We have a sign up at our school entrance which reads:

Children

Take Care

...which, of course, they don't.

Steve


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: PageOfCups
Date: 15 Oct 02 - 06:11 PM

Highway sign on Interstate 5 in San Diego:

CRUISE SHIPS
    USE
AIRPORT EXIT


And my favorite when I was in college in Fort Worth:

TCU - City Zoo
Next Right


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: Amos
Date: 15 Oct 02 - 07:16 PM

There's a lomng road that runs from the highland city of Guadalajara, down hills and over lakes and past volcanoes and on and on to reach the Pacific coast and there is a stretch of that road that lasts for scores of miles with nothing built on it and no signage. It is really quite pretty. Not at all like American freeways with their overabundance of synthetic information. Anyway, you drive and drive without seeing a sign and then way up at the horizon, lo! there seems to be a sign. You can't wait to see what it could say! You drive and drive and sure enough the silhouette grows larger and it really is a traffic sign, the only one around for over fifty miles in either direction. And all it says is "Please Obey Traffic Signs".

Only in Mexico.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: GUEST,Hille
Date: 16 Oct 02 - 03:35 PM

I drove past a "Humped Zebra Crossing" shortly after passing a "Humped Toucan Crossing" the other day ..


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Subject: RE: BS: (Non music) Funny road signs
From: InOBU
Date: 16 Oct 02 - 03:41 PM

Yes, I have seen the humped zebra crossing at Heathrow, but the funy one no one gets in England is "SLOW HUMP"... hmmmm Larry


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