The meaning of signs

Sign Sign everywhere a sign

Just as the good old crazy catchy Canadian song goes - "Sign, sign everywhere a sign". No matter where you look today around this great big planet of ours you will find some kind of a sign hanging about. There are in door signs directing you to a rest room or to a certain door. There are outdoor signs that tell you what road you are on or which road you need to get onto. There are traffic signs to advise you what the law is, such as stop signs, yield signs, parking signs, etc.., There are signs in front of stores to let you know what business they are and what they have for sale. There are political signs telling you who is running for what office. There are signs on vehicles, digital signs, neon signs, and big old bill boards, and the list goes on and on and on with no end in sight. Below are some examples of different kinds of signs and if you know of an interesting sign please leave a comment on the sign list.

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dallas93444 6 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

Sign me up!

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Beth100 6 years ago from Canada

Ha ha ha I just passed on this morning (no photo) but it said "Only vechicles allowed" and when you looked behind it, it was a set of outdoor bathrooms. :D

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sammyfiction 6 years ago from Australia

Very true!! Signs are everywhere - as well as the ones we can not see. Great read, thanks!

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clearblue99 6 years ago from Clear Blue Sky

show me some more signs!

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epigramman 6 years ago

..yes I am Canadian - and your opening line is from a song called Signs by the 5 Man Electrical Band (I would imagine you could find it on You Tube) .....well the sign I would post on your opening hub would be - "A promising Hubtremendous start!!"

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zzron 6 years ago from Houston, TX.

Cool hub, I have one similar to this one. Some signs are just crazy. Yes you can find that sign video on my sign hub.

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ichoosehim 6 years ago

Welcome to HP. Great hub.

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justom 6 years ago from 41042

Good hub, I used to photograph signs I thought were funny. One of my favorites was "Hanger" Artificial Limbs. This is good, keep em' comin'! Peace!! Tom

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MPG Narratives 6 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Welcome to Hubpages Goody5, you have started brilliantly, well done. If you do need any help visit the learning center or send me a message and I'll help where I can. Enjoy being part of our writing community. Cheers Marie, member of 'hubgreeters' team.

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schoolmarm 6 years ago from Florida

This is awesome! I love how the sharp edges sign above has "Also the bridge is out ahead" in such small print.

Welcome! Great hub to start with, look forward to the next.

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Fuller_legend 6 years ago from Stoke-On-Trent, England

Brilliant first hub. The sharp edges sign was very funny.

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Goody5 6 years ago from Bohville, USA, Just below the Mason-Dixon line in the land of the pleasant living Author

I really enjoy all of your comments. Keep them coming in.

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mr. daydream 6 years ago

Yes, signs are very important. And according to your hub, sometimes even humorous.

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Goody5 6 years ago from Bohville, USA, Just below the Mason-Dixon line in the land of the pleasant living Author

Thanks Mr. Daydream, humor was what I was shooting for.

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sally33 6 years ago

very cute, also very important signs...

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Fiddleman 6 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina

Good one, thanks for the smiles

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onceuponatime66 6 years ago from USA IL

Hey, Great minds think alike, great article. Signs are everywhere If we look.

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clark farley 6 years ago

Great Hub!

I recall seeing a bumper sticker on a car that said, "Illiterate? Call 1-800-555-1212" I choose to believe that it was made up as a joke.

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H P Roychoudhury 6 years ago from Guwahati, India

It is the art of culture and language of civilised direction.

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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

This ought to get an award, funny as hell! That chick is nice too! :)

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telltale 6 years ago

Although not all signs are useful, but in my country, there is a lack of signs, especially directions to areas I am not familiar with.. normally will have to depend alot more on my GPS when it is fully charged. Your hub has some funny signs. Thanks!

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kashmir56 6 years ago from Massachusetts

Very funny hub!!!

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Neverletitgo 6 years ago from Minneapolis, MN

Ha ha ha, it is funny hub. I liked upside down sign post which says "if you can read this... you've just had an accident." Keep writing goody5 and I am glad to be your fan. Thank for sharing.

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Lisa M Smith 6 years ago from Coupeville, WA

Totally AWESOME! God knows I needed a laugh and you certainly delivered! Thanks so much for writing this hub! I look forward to seeing more from you!

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Karen Wodke 6 years ago from Midwest

Those signs are priceless! I wish I had some to add to the collection. I will keep my eyes open and camera handy.

Sophia Angelique 6 years ago

When my daughter and I walked back to our new apartment a month ago, we noticed a road sign. It said, "Road humps."

In the colloquial we know, to hump something is to have sex!

Love your signs. :)

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JulieCarlson 6 years ago from Chicagoland

This sign was in a porta-potty:

"This fixture is flushed with harvested rain water. Not safe for drinking."

Darn, I really wanted to take a sip of porta-potty water...

ha ha

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RandomLife 5 years ago from Nashville TN

This was great! Very entertaining =)

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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY

Help wanted signs. LOL. The jobs always seemed to be filled when I would inquire. LOL.

Thanks for sharing.

Take Care,


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

I'm hooked!

Great hub, can't wait for more signs.


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MsDora 5 years ago from The Caribbean

Voted interesting for the hub, but I bet you're interesting too. I like the signs. Good job!

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mr-burns 5 years ago

Ha so many. Great hub

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Sunshine625 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

When can we expect another hub!? Have you seen any more signs lately? I bet you did! :)

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starstream 5 years ago from Northern California

Your hub really made me laugh. I just love the signs. My favorite reminds me of a "roundabout" sign up near Truckee California. I have almost lost it so many times trying to figure just where to go. Delightful!

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amberld 4 years ago from New Glarus, WI

funny, hope to see some more hubs from you!

girltalksshop 4 years ago

Very cute...they made me laugh! : ) Thanks for sharing them with us. It must be a sign...?

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jeyaramd 4 years ago from Mississauga, Ontario

Signs are everywhere for sure. Thanks for sharing some funny ones. Welcome to HP. Great hub.I look forward to seeing more of your hubs. Keep up the great work.

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sen.sush23 4 years ago from Kolkata, India

Awesome! This is so hilarious..that you give me room to doubt if not some of the signs are tweaked by your Photoshop! Its really a work of art!

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vasantha T k 4 years ago from Bangalore

Interesting hub. Liked the photos.They give messages and advices. Voted up.

Mott-StenersonPhD 4 years ago

Great collection of signs! Thanks for the entertainment!

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kevins blog52 4 years ago from southern Indiana

Thanks Goody5, I need that.Thanks for following me, I will return the favor.

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gjfalcone 4 years ago from Gilbert, Arizona


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Entertaining hub, some great signs!

Many thanks for sharing.

Voting up.

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PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida


Thanks for making me laugh this morning, this is a delightful hub. Now, I know why you have so many followers.I wish you and yours a Happy New and may this year be the greatest.


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tebo 4 years ago from New Zealand

Had a great laugh, thanks. I liked the Please do not throw signs at this sign.

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WD Curry 111 4 years ago from Space Coast

I see you have been on a trip to one of my favorite places. It must not be down here, there were no cops hiding behind them. Great job!

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etower036 4 years ago from Helana

BIG HAND to you for this hub. The signs made me laugh so hard that I nearly had to go to the restroom. The upside down sign that said "If you can read this, you've had an accident." ROFLOL and the sign with the man looking over the modesty wall. OMG. Keep finding these and do another one, very good.

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Wo3lfMad 4 years ago from New Zealand

In South Africa there are signs like "Hi-Jacking Hotspot" (, or "Warning! Fasten Brastraps and Remove Dentures. Very Bumpy Road ahead" ( Thanks for the follow and awesome hub btw!

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Leafy Den 4 years ago from the heart

"Do this, don't do that, can't you read the sign?"

Hahaha! Loved this! Thanks for the laugh!

Rated up and you have a new fan!

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eddiecarrara 4 years ago from New Hampshire

Good way to start a day, I have a few signs like these in town, guess it's a sign,lol. Voted up and funny

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grandmapearl 4 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

Very funny when I really needed a laugh! Thanks for the Follow. I'm anxious to see what you're going to come up with next! Voted Up and Funny

ExoticHippieQueen 4 years ago

I've never seen so many signs! Where is the sign that says how you got so many followers from just 2 hubs? You're brilliant! Voted up and awesome!

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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

great hub.. every where we go there is a sign.. there is a comedian that says HERE IS YOUR SIGN.. SO FUNNY.

I voted up


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calico Stark 4 years ago from Earth for the time being

Loved it! Very cute! Great hub! Vote up!

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IN2Deep 4 years ago

Thanks for sharing the humor. We should have more signs everywhere-give people something to chuckle about!Loved you hub!

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lhchan 4 years ago

Thanks very much for sharing this hub about signs.

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Angela Kane 4 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

That was hilarious. I can't believe some of these signs were actually allowed to be posted.

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Lotusbud101 4 years ago from Somewhere pa

Lol....the sighns r great u should try to find a pic of the ausfart sighn it means exit in german

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Brinafr3sh 4 years ago from West Coast, United States

Hi, I see some people as signs, and I noticed the ones that would say "Do not disturb." LOL Cool hub, thanks.

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Wo3lfMad 4 years ago from New Zealand

I see the links I've posted are duds. Lets try again:

and the other one:

I hope this works.

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Capedium 4 years ago from Texas.

Just voted up useful plus Hilarious(Funny too) .. It is refresh.. I was almost forgetting all this signs..

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flashmakeit 4 years ago from usa

Now that was cheerful and fun to read "0% off selected items today" now that was a sign

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RedElf 4 years ago from Canada

Fun hub - fun signs!

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ThoughtSandwiches 4 years ago from Reno, Nevada


Awesome Hub! You show all the 'signs' of being someone who would be fun to follow. I will do that as soon as I find the sign that points me in the right direction...


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Marlin 55 4 years ago from USA

Great hub. It is very entertaining.

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bizzymom 4 years ago from New York

I love this hub! It is cleverly done and very funny. Good job!

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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

Great hub and great start. If this is what's to come you're going to be a BIG success on hubpages. Your imagination and sense of humor are outstanding. Voted up and funny. Welcome and keep 'em coming!

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Feeling Fit 4 years ago from Fitting in Fitness Moves Everywhere!

Goody5, my dear, this is just delightful, & I enjoyed it entirely. Thank you so much for the bright spot in a busy weekend!

May you have continued success both personally & professionally in the New Year & beyond!

Warm regards...Feeling Fit

crosby123 4 years ago

Great funny sign around the world huh!

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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

Cool Hub!!!!!

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Storytellersrus 4 years ago from Stepping past clutter

Great laughs, Goody5. Are these your photos? I have never actually seen a funny sign, though I have seen them online. I took photos of the Amish carriage caution signs in Missouri, because they were so interesting to me. But not funny. Love this hub!

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Xanthe Yates 4 years ago from New York

I also like this hub as well. The pictures are great and apparently a lot of people think this is a great hub as well.

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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

Great . . .job, hub, topic, writing, Goody! I LOVED this hub from start to finish...never lost my attention. Where did you get these signs? They are hilarious! Wonderful hub to make as a keepsake. Keep up the great work.

Your HubFriend, Kenneth

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EclecticFusion 4 years ago from Tennessee

I love signs. Thanks for sharing and giving me a laugh!

Crystar 4 years ago

I enjoy your work. Interesting and funny.

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MarleneB 4 years ago from Northern California, USA

So funny- all of them. But, the one with the guy peeking over the (I assume) toilet stall really stumped me. Keep 'em coming!

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These were great/Good assortment of very serious and very funny. Keep them coming.

I loved the one with the man peering over the stall in the toilet. Well done Goody5.

LOL Pam x

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hoteltravel 4 years ago from Thailand

Too good! Thanks for sharing! Voting up.

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catgypsy 4 years ago from the South

Hilarious! Thanks for my laugh for the day!

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b. Malin 4 years ago

Some really Fun Signs here on your Hub Page "Goody5" made me Smile and Laugh, and that's a GOOD SIGN! I look forward to Following your Hubs, and Thank You for becoming a Follower of mine!

StonePost 4 years ago

Thank you for the laughs!! Voted up and funny!

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lisadpreston 4 years ago from Columbus, Ohio

This hub was great for a laugh. It is hard to pick my favorites as they are all so good. However, I've decided that, "Please be safe" "Do not stand, sit, climb or lean on zoo fences." "If you fall, animals could eat you and that might make them sick." is my favorite! Funny stuff!

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stars439 4 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

A lot of fun to read. God Bless You.

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nuchime 4 years ago from philippines

Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed reading it...Great job!!!

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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Loved the signs, brilliant.

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marshacanada 4 years ago from Vancouver BC

Thanks for this very clever hub Goody5.What is coming next?

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SamboRambo 4 years ago from Salt Lake City, Utah

Nice collection of signs.

I saw a sign that said, "Please tresspass: My lion is getting hungry." But I don't know where I saw it.

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KDee411 4 years ago from Bay Area, California

The signs are fun. I remember the "Broma Shave " signs when I was a kid in CA and the Orange Juice stands. When my 7 children were young, we had a sign in our front yard it said "Under Construction

Enter at your own risk"

Nice meeting you


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Grime Remix 4 years ago from FORT WORTH

This was a cool hub, enjoyed it.

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Curiad 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

This is a very entertaining Hub, Thanks for sharing it!

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neeleshkulkarni 4 years ago from new delhi

the hub sure does measure upto the humble and modest statements you have made in your profile.

chuckling and voting it up.

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phoenix2327 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Very funny hub. Voted up and funny. Shared socially.

Derdriu 4 years ago

Goody5, What an amusing, belly-laughing, entertaining, hilarious, humorous collection of signs! It's difficult to choose a favorite. But it just might be the two regarding the challenging turns and twists in the road ahead.

Thank you for sharing,


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scarytaff 4 years ago from South Wales

Has the world gone mad? No it's just the people in councils dreaming up these ridiculous signs. Great hub.

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Sun Pen 50 4 years ago from Srilanka

A good collection. Had a good laugh. But, I have a problem. Do they serve the main purpose? (Of course some do.) But many others? I agree with Scarytaff.

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sheilanewton 4 years ago from North Shields, UK

What an enjoyable hub. Some of these signs are just out of this world - or on another planet!

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dmop 4 years ago from Cambridge City, IN

Thanks for posting, I needed a good laugh. Voted up, and funny.

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Parks McCants 4 years ago from Eugene Oregon U.S.A.

Fun... Thanks for posting.

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marwan asmar 4 years ago from Amman, Jordan

Great piece, very amusing

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old albion 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

Light hearted and enjoyable. It raised a smile or two!

Best Wishes.

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Mark Pitts 4 years ago from United States

How funny and entertaining this is is demonstrated by the comments you generated. Too funny!

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Marion Elodie 4 years ago from London

This is a funny hub, thanks for sharing!

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TENKAY 4 years ago from Philippines


Voted up and funny.

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Pannonica 4 years ago

Brilliant - I really needed a laugh today and you gave me one, thank you. You have a talent - please more hubs.

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momster 4 years ago

Thank you for the great laugh. We all need a laugh once in awhile to brighten our day.

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services4all 4 years ago from U.S.

Yes, you are absolutely right, my friend we always see different kinds of sign everywhere. Nice post, really like it. Its interesting. If you have time please follow me & comment on my post.

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racksjackson 4 years ago from New York

Sign always say something but depend upon person person how they take .great hub for laughing .

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susahnagrande 4 years ago

great hub:)

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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

I still laughing. I'll be following you.

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pjdscott 4 years ago from Durham, UK

Some new ones which I haven't seen - thanks for the laughs!

Deb Welch 4 years ago

Cute and funny. Up. What a great fun selection!

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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Great funny hub. You have some that I haven't seen before. Thanks for the chuckles.

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bmcoll3278 4 years ago from Longmont, Colorado

very funny hub

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April Reynolds 4 years ago from Arizona

I saw a sign in PA warning motorists to be careful, they were in an aggressive driver area.

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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina

Thanks for a good laugh. I enjoyed these funny signs.

Voted up across the board.

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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Too cool!

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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Awesome =) When I read the title I thought you'd be talking about Tarot or some "I see dead people" stuff heh About a week ago I saw a sign on the beach in the middle of the sand strip stating "Mowing in progress" =) so, yeah, life's never boring LOL

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alancaster149 4 years ago from Forest Gate, London E7, U K (ex-pat Yorkshire)

That last one is very much 'home-grown', Perfidious Albion to a Tee. I've probably passed enough that come up to this standard. It's like the City Gent with the bowler, briefcase and brolly who trips you up and says, 'Sorry, are you all right?' How about Cycle Lane signs that show a couple of feet of cycle lane in between major junctions? There should be a moratorium on useless signs... and a big bin by the roadside to collect them in!

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HeatherJDSG 4 years ago from Utah

Enjoyed. Thank you.

Here's One of my favorite signs....

Sign text reads:

Due to the frequency of human-bear encounters, the B.C. Fish and Wildlife Branch is advising hikers, hunters, fishermen and any persons that use the out of doors in a recreational or work related function to take extra precautions while in the field.

We advise the outdoorsman to wear little noisy bells on clothing so as to give advanced warning to any bears that might be close by so you don’t take them by surprise.

We also advise anyone using the out-of-doors to carry “Pepper Spray” with him is case of an encounter with a bear.

Outdoorsmen should also be on the watch for fresh bear activity, and be able to tell the difference between black bear feces and grizzly bear feces. Black bear feces is smaller and contains lots of berries and squirrel fur. Grizzly bear shit has bells in it and smells like pepper.

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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

LOL!!! love your signs! :)

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John MacNab 4 years ago from the banks of the St. Lawrence

I love them all Goody5. You made my day.

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Caleb DRC 4 years ago

It is nearly midnight, and what a great way to start the day . . . with a laugh. Great choices for the signs in this hub.

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Oscarlites 3 years ago from Alabama

sign off!

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Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago

Funny signs

queency ashley gopaul 3 years ago

really funny signs

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mdcp 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

funny .. enjoyed :)

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