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Old 28 November 2011, 09:24 AM
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That green sign is the "Please look under your vehicles for penguins" sign from Boulders Beach in Cape Town.

Either it's a Photoshop job, or someone has constructed a real-world collection of "funny signs".
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Old 01 December 2011, 05:29 AM
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The sign on page eighteen of the article didn't strike me as being funny because I had recognized it as a novelty sign that is part of a series of similar signs, not one that was specifically made for that location. One of my high school Spanish teachers had the "Beware of Attack Teacher" on display on her classroom.

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Old 07 December 2011, 04:03 PM
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Maybe I'm just dense - what's the sign two posts up supposed to represent?
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Old 07 December 2011, 04:22 PM
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It warns of a Shirley Temple zone ahead where nauseating forced cuteness may be present.
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Old 07 December 2011, 05:05 PM
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The local Kroger grocery store has a sign near the entrance that says "The leaves have fallen: now it's your turn." The sign is with leaf bags, so they mean it is your time to get busy and pick them up, but the word choice says something else entirely.
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Old 07 December 2011, 05:33 PM
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Maybe I'm just dense - what's the sign two posts up supposed to represent?
In England, I understand school crossing guards are called "lollipop ladies" for the round sign they hold up to get people to stop. I assume it's supposed to indicate school crossing area.
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Old 07 December 2011, 06:17 PM
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That's not an English sign (neither of the signs in the picture), although it could well be meant to be a lollipop that the girl is holding.

It doesn't make sense as a "lollipop lady" warning, though. The crossing guards are called "lollipop ladies" because they hold a round stop sign on a stripy stick. (And they're traditionally female, and it alliterates.) In the sign, it appears to be a little girl holding the lollipop.

It could be a crossing warning sign put up by somebody who didn't understand the phrase, or it could be a joke of some sort?
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Old 08 December 2011, 01:31 PM
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It's from Poland.

5th sign down.
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Old 08 December 2011, 02:05 PM
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I wonder if it is still out here. The sign that really blew my mind was one that read.

"Get your H1N1 Adjustment here," in front of a chiropractor's office.

I really should drive down that street with a camera and see if I can get a picture of it.
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Old 08 December 2011, 07:17 PM
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It could be a crossing warning sign put up by somebody who didn't understand the phrase, or it could be a joke of some sort?
That was my impression: that the phrase inspired the sign as a joke. Just not a very funny one.
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Old 30 January 2012, 06:58 PM
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This wasn't a sign, it was a box of eggs I just saw in the supermarket.

The brand name was "One Good Egg". This was printed in big letters on a box of six eggs.

Really, did nobody notice the problem with that?
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Old 30 January 2012, 07:07 PM
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I'm guessing it is the same marketing group that came up with this product.
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Old 29 May 2012, 05:08 AM
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I spotted the following on the menu of our local Japanese restaurant today:

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Old 29 May 2012, 12:26 PM
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I know you took the picture for the "avocado moose", but isn't it nice how "yuzo punzu" is explained as "served with yuzo punzo"?
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Old 29 May 2012, 02:42 PM
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I had an avocado moose, but we had to put it down when it broke its leg stepping in a guacamolehill.
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Old 29 May 2012, 08:46 PM
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Also, isn't ceviche Latin American or Spanish rather than Japanese...?
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Old 29 May 2012, 09:13 PM
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I'm trying to imagine a cajun dish with miso in it. I'm not having much luck. It seems to be a very.... eclectic place.
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The village public works department has spent most of the summer tearing up one of the streets near my apartment building, and there's a sign announcing:

ALL BUSINESS
ARE OPEN
AND ACCESSIBLE

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