Funny Signs Round 1
Always Good for an All-Out Belly Laugh
In most cases, people tend to write hubs that revolve around some of the more serious issues that life tends to throw in our direction. However, I tend to prefer adding a little humour to my life and to those of the people around me whenever I am able to. As a result, I have gotten into the habit of looking for funny signs, poorly worded signs, sights and situations wherever possible. These can be found almost anywhere - from your local supermarket shelf to a poorly worded sign located in your doctor's exam room.
What often makes these signs even funnier than initially intended is the fact that most people around me didn't see the funny side of them until I took the time to explain everything to them in tremendous detail. That of course, made the signs as well as the situation at hand even funnier - to the point where I am quite sure that if they could have, they would have probably had me checked into the local asylum with a lifetime membership pass.
Today I thought I would give serious the day off, and share a few funny signs and even a newspaper report that I never would have thought would have seen the light of day, thanks to the poor choice of wording it contained. Although some people may claim to have seen it all in their lifetimes, I'll bet they have never yet seen a submarine cruising on the freeway or a blind man driving a vehicle around town.
Please note that, as with my other hubs, all of the photos you see are from my own personal collection of pictures that I have managed to accumulate through the years. Should you wish to share any of my photos on your own websites or elsewhere, please be courteous enough to give credit where credit is due. A link back to my hub would also be greatly appreciated - provided that you are sharing the content on a high quality website.
Let's Hear From You
Do You Think These Signs and Sights are Legit?
Scrub Away the Ugliness
Subs on a Freeway
What did the Poor Duck do?
Blind Man Driving, Anyone?
How do They End up Seeing the Light of Day?
When it comes to some of the funny sign photos that have accumulated in my collection, I often stop and wonder how on earth these specimens managed to escape being noticed before falling victim to my eagle-eyed camera lens. Some of the errors and misspellings couldn't have been more obvious if they had leaned out of the signage and slapped you with a 2x4, so surely, someone should have noticed them? It would seem not though, because these days, most people are rushing around like headless chickens on ecstasy to notice much of anything.
Mind you, we probably also have spell check and numerous other grammar-related apps to thank for the high levels of illiteracy these days. Yip, most people have come to rely so heavily on an app or program to do the thinking (and of course, spelling) for them that they are clueless when it comes to having to hand write something all by themselves (and horror of horrors, actually figure out how to spell anything without spell check)..
God bless America, all the other continents and everyone else who is responsible for giving me a good giggle when it comes to spotting these signs and sharing them with the world...(insert hint of sarcasm here)...
Take a Retail Therapy Break
Enjoy the Hunt
The next time you head to the shops, take a few moments to truly read the signage in and around the store you are in. While the majority of it will be run of the mill 'do not park here' or 'trolley bay' signs, you will be pleasantly surprised to find that quite a bit of it will bring a smile to your face, thanks to its errors and misspellings.