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Actual Signs
JAZER Posted: Sun Dec 21 21:52:02 2003 Post | Quote in Reply  
Interstate 10, Near Phoenix, AZ
State Prison: Do Not Stop for Hitchhikers

Boyne Falls, Michigan, U.S. 131
Do not pass while opposing traffic present.

Highway 26, Idaho Falls, Idaho
Warning to tourists: don't laugh at the natives.

Unknown Location
The sign reads, "Ignore this sign".

University of Saskatchewan, in Saskatoon
Pedestrian Tunnel. No admittance (Pedestrian tunnels planned to link all the buildings of the school, but the project ran out of funding before they could be completed)

Sheriff's Dept., Warrden County, IN
At entrance to jail a sign reads, "No weapons beyond this point". Message is also written in brail underneath.

Unknown Location
A sign indicates a left bend in the road. Underneath is a sign stating "Keep Right".

Rim Drive, Durango, CO
Warning: Do Not Hit This Sign

Various Parts of Jamaica
In Jamaica, they call Speed Bumps "Sleeping Policemen", so in some parts of the island, there are signs that read, "Warning! Sleeping Policemen Ahead".

Unknown Road, Clemson, SC Caution water on road during rain.

ifihadahif Posted: Sun Dec 21 22:04:53 2003 Post | Quote in Reply  
  interstate 71 in northern kentucky
"big bone lick state park"

Kira Posted: Mon Dec 22 01:51:06 2003 Post | Quote in Reply  
  ifihadahif said:
>interstate 71 in northern kentucky
>"big bone lick state park"

I saw that! Bizarre.

Malik Posted: Mon Dec 22 04:14:35 2003 Post | Quote in Reply  
  ifihadahif said:
>interstate 71 in northern kentucky
>"big bone lick state park"

Well, what do you expect from the government?

*sits back and waits for the flames* :)

misszero Posted: Mon Dec 22 05:54:51 2003 Post | Quote in Reply  
  we have signs in australia that say 'bloody idiot'

its because of this campaign that was all 'drink and drive? bloody idiot'

or something

and in queensland (which is like the backward hick state, no offence), there's signs next to the marked pedestrian crossings saying 'give way to traffic' which, to me, means its just like every other place in the road. except stripey.

webmaster Posted: Mon Dec 22 12:41:46 2003 Post | Quote in Reply  
  A couple of years back, I was on a holiday where I drove from Darwin to Alice Springs, and as I neared Alice, I passed a sign which said "Tropic of Capricorn". There was a surreal feeling then.

mat_j Posted: Tue Dec 23 12:35:24 2003 Post | Quote in Reply  
  There's a road sign near me on a police layby which proudly bears the legend NO RIHGT TURN

mat_j Posted: Tue Dec 23 12:40:11 2003 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Last year we put up a number of comedy signs around the house taken from badly translated signs froma round the world, they were as follows

On the faucet in a Finnish washroom: To stop the drip, turn cock to

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

-AT A Brunei Hotel

mat_j Posted: Tue Dec 23 12:42:11 2003 Post | Quote in Reply  
  In a Paris hotel elevator: Please leave your values at the front desk.

In a hotel in Athens: Visitors are expected to complain at the office
between the hours of 9 and 11 A.M. daily.

In a Yugoslavian hotel: The flattening of underwear with pleasure is
the job of the chambermaid.

In a Japanese hotel: You are invited to take advantage of the

In the lobby of a Moscow hotel across from a Russian Orthodox
monastery: You are welcome to visit the cemetery where famous Russian
and Soviet composers, artists, and writers are buried daily except

In an Austrian hotel catering to skiers: Not to perambulate the
corridors in the hours of repose in the boots of ascension.

On the menu of a Swiss restaurant: Our wines leave you nothing to hope

On the menu of a Polish hotel: Salad a firm's own make; limpid red
beet soup with cheesy dumplings in the form of a finger; roasted duck
let loose; beef rashers beaten up in the country people's fashion.

In a Hong Kong supermarket: For your convenience, we recommend
courteous, efficient self-service.

Outside a Hong Kong tailor shop: Ladies may have a fit upstairs.

In a Bangkok dry cleaner's: Drop your trousers here for best results.

Outside a Paris dress shop: Dresses for street walking.

In a Rhodes tailor shop: Order your summers suit. Because is big rush
we will execute customers in strict rotation.

Similarly, from the Soviet Weekly: There will be a Moscow Exhibition
of Arts by 15,000 Soviet Republic painters and sculptors. These were
executed over the past two years.

In an East African newspaper: A new swimming pool is rapidly taking
shape since the contractors have thrown in the bulk of their workers.

In a Vienna hotel: In case of fire, do your utmost to alarm the
hotel porter.

A sign posted in Germany's Black Forest: It is strictly forbidden on
our black forest camping site that people of different sex, for
instance, men and women, live together in one tent unless they are
married with each other for that purpose.

In a Zurich hotel: Because of the impropriety of entertaining guests
of the opposite sex in the bedroom, it is suggested that the lobby be
used for this purpose.

In an advertisement by a Hong Kong dentist: Teeth extracted by the
latest Methodists.

A translated sentence from a Russian chess book: A lot of water has
been passed under the bridge since this variation has been played.

In a Rome laundry: Ladies, leave your clothes here and spend the
afternoon having a good time.

In a Czechoslovakian tourist agency: Take one of our horse-driven city
tours -- we guarantee no miscarriages.

Advertisement for donkey rides in Thailand: Would you like to ride on
your own ass?

In the window of a Swedish furrier: Fur coats made for ladies from
their own skin.

On the box of a clockwork toy made in Hong Kong: Guaranteed to work
throughout its useful life.

Detour sign in Kyushi, Japan: Stop: Drive Sideways.

In a Swiss mountain inn: Special today -- no ice cream.

In a Bangkok temple: It is forbidden to enter a woman even a foreigner
if dressed as a man.

In a Tokyo bar: Special cocktails for the ladies with nuts.

In a Copenhagen airline ticket office: We take your bags and send them
in all directions.

On the door of a Moscow hotel room: If this is your first visit to the
USSR, you are welcome to it.

In a Norwegian cocktail lounge: Ladies are requested not to have
children in the bar.

At a Budapest zoo: Please do not feed the animals. If you have any
suitable food, give it to the guard on duty.

In the office of a Roman doctor: Specialist in women and other


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