April 15, 2004

I saw the signs, and they opened up my mind

I know, I know, it's so "Tonight Show", but I'm still amused by this collection of unfortunate street signs. My favorite: "SLOW DOWN OR DIE". The straight-talking style of that one reminds me of a prank I dream of pulling someday when I have much more disposable income: having some signs made that say things like "WILL YOU SHUT UP ALREADY" and "WATCH WHERE YOU'RE GOING FOR GOD'S SAKE" and surreptitiously posting them on various roads. Of course that's a little less feasible in an urban area like New York where you can't just take your road sign and stick it in the ground.

(Via Language Log. Also see Language Log's sign story.)

Posted by Francis at 03:21 PM

I'm almost positive I've seen that "THE EDGES OF THIS SIGN ARE EXTREMELY SHARP - and the bridge is out" sign on one of those web sites with periodic Photoshop contests. Let's hear it for fact checking at the Navy Safety Center

Posted by: David. at April 15, 2004 09:40 PM

Yeah, that one did look photoshopped. Funny, though.

Posted by: Francis at April 16, 2004 12:17 AM