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Funny Signs Round 4

Updated on November 24, 2014

More Laugh Out Loud Funny Signs than Ever

So...you thought it would be safe to venture out and visit your favourite stores again? Although you may not end up being accosted by a clutch of over-zealous zombies who are glued to the screens of their smart phone devices or falling victim to the latest half price shoe sale the next time you visit the mall,you may just find that the grammatical errors and misuses of words that you encounter will be more than enough to send your sense of humour into paroxysms of giggles and mirth.

These days, (even with spell check and other grammar assistance programs) there seems to be no shortage of free entertainment when it comes to shopping in-store. Whether you encounter a toddler who is in the middle of having the meltdown of the century in the aisle or you encounter a less than half-witted sales assistant who seems to be so intellectually challenged that they should not have been allowed out in public unsupervised (especially after telling you that they will find out for you whether a seat and handlebars are optional extras on a bicycle), you are sure to encounter at least some form of entertainment on your next shopping trip.

This is precisely why you should keep your eyes peeled when scanning any in-store signs or displays that you may come across. Although you may not encounter a myriad of funny signs on your very first trip to the mall, you will learn to develop a set of eagle eyes that will spot sassy signage a mile away - even to the point where you may be the only person who breaks out into glorious guffaws and a round of lunatic laughter at the sight of the latest grammatical goof-up.

Whether you encounter vacuumed fish, super-sized underwear or a hand grilling device that one would have thought should have lost its appeal way back in the medieval dark ages already on your next shopping trip to the mall, you should be sure to keep your eyes peeled for even more mirth-riddled monstrosities like these.

I have found that the vast majority of retailers in my hometown have never ceased to amaze me - not only with their sheer level of grammatical creativity, but also with their insanely high levels of ignorance when mistakes like these are pointed out to them - not to mention their candid ability to place the most inappropriate signs in places that make the signs seem even funnier than they were (not) actually intended to be...

Let's Hear from You

Do you Ever see Funny Signs or Sights While Out Shopping?

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Why? Was it Dusty?
Why? Was it Dusty? | Source
Why? Do They Bite?
Why? Do They Bite? | Source
The Food Products on the Top Shelves Must Really Taste Crummy if They Keep Them so Close to the Mouthwashes.
The Food Products on the Top Shelves Must Really Taste Crummy if They Keep Them so Close to the Mouthwashes. | Source
What Makes my Owner Think That I Can't Read?
What Makes my Owner Think That I Can't Read? | Source
Looks Like This Cheese is Over it's Legal Limit...
Looks Like This Cheese is Over it's Legal Limit... | Source
Someone Either Didn't Listen Properly, or They Were too Pigheaded to Ask How to Spell Properly...There's a Huge Difference Between Cordon Bleu and Golden Blue...
Someone Either Didn't Listen Properly, or They Were too Pigheaded to Ask How to Spell Properly...There's a Huge Difference Between Cordon Bleu and Golden Blue... | Source
I Didn't Know Lions Were Made From Pork...
I Didn't Know Lions Were Made From Pork... | Source
Methinks This One Speaks For Itself...
Methinks This One Speaks For Itself... | Source
See What You've Done, Mc Donalds? Now Even The Underwear Needs to be Super Sized. Shame on You...
See What You've Done, Mc Donalds? Now Even The Underwear Needs to be Super Sized. Shame on You... | Source

Keep Your Eyes Peeled

Many people claim that they do not see any funny signs while out on their shopping trips. However, the adage of 'seek and ye shall find' is highly appropriate here because, speaking from experience, every single store I have visited has had at least one sign on display that should have management and display staff hanging their heads in shame. All that is usually required from you is to be a little more observant and attentive to detail.

In order to capture some of these memorable moments of mirth that will enable you to start your very own collection of satirical signs and mirth-filled muses, you will need to have some form of camera on hand whenever you venture into the shops. Although some folk prefer the convenience of a phone-based camera, I personally prefer the option of a traditional point-and-shoot digital camera. Always ensure that you have fresh batteries on hand if this is your preferred method of capturing those memorable moments.

You may notice that some store owners and floor staff feign signs of a potential coronary infarction whenever they see a member of the public snapping photos in-store. In cases of high-risk stores such as jewelry or coin stores, I can fully understand, which is why I would usually ask permission before taking out a camera in these stores. However, when it comes to regular warehouse stores, supermarkets, clothing stores and other retailers, these are fair game when it comes to snapping funny photos.

This is just one way to minimize the monotony of those monthly (or weekly) shopping trips...




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    • Shona Venter profile imageAUTHOR

      Shona Venter 

      6 years ago from South Africa

      Thanks Keith. Much appreciated :-)

    • KeithTax profile image

      Keith Schroeder 

      6 years ago from Wisconsin

      Too funny. Enjoyed your hub and humor.

    • Shona Venter profile imageAUTHOR

      Shona Venter 

      7 years ago from South Africa

      Thank you so much, Pamela. In this day and age, a good laugh is always appreciated :-)

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      7 years ago

      I enjoyed all the funny signs in your hub. It's always nice to have a laugh first thing in the morning. Voted up.

    • Shona Venter profile imageAUTHOR

      Shona Venter 

      7 years ago from South Africa

      Absolute pleasure, vellos :-)

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      vellos 

      7 years ago

      Funny stuff. Thanks for the giggles!

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      allan 

      7 years ago

      So far so good Shona......lots of hunting around here !and getting around.Hey , stop pickling on Spare.I,ll stick with Galito,s..........OH , I cant...,am not new around the block

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