Signs are generally intended to clarify rules, set guidelines for particular places or clearly point outlaws. However, not everyone believes in making strict signs – here are some of the best and most hilarious signs from around the world that are guaranteed to make you smile. Not only do these signs provide awesome entertainment, but they’re great marketing strategies too.
Go Big Or Go Home
Whilst it’s not the most welcoming sign you’ll ever see, the message is inarguably clear! What makes this sign stand out even more, is that whilst the writing is in capital letters and a bold red font, it’s in complete contrast to the green, serene and peaceful surroundings around the sign.
The sign laying on the grass is smaller and less startling, yet it’s message is much more threatening. It suggests that your every move is being filmed!
Thou Shall Not Crouch
Although usually non-spoken, it’s generally widely accepted that people should never sit down whilst using a public bathroom. Most people know that these stalls are hardly ever cleaned, making them the perfect home for dirt and disease to thrive.
Therefore, crouching must be a better option than making contact with the toilet seat, right? Clearly whoever had this sign erected doesn’t agree, as apparently they’re fed up with people dirtying the toilets even more by putting their shoe soles on the seats!
The Power Of Bacon
The creative genius who designed this sign is displaying his skills twice in this photo. If you look closely, there’s another witty sign just behind the first one about bacon. To be fair, as long as there’s bacon, everything is right in the world!
There’s no denying that the American people’s love of bacon is real. Few other types of meats inspire as much excitement and fervor, and you’ll struggle to name another food that’s popular enough to justify festivals throughout the country!
Crawling To Cross
There is a bar in every city that has people falling out of them on a regular occurrence – more so if they are a college town or a haven for party-goers. Signs like this make light of such an event, which could probably be quite trying for inhabitants of places that attract such a crowd.
It’s also pretty funny in how it has tried to depict a drunken person i.e. they are not walking but crawling across the road with a bottle in hand. We’ve all been there!
When In Rome
We’ve all heard the phrase “When in Rome, do as the Romans do”. In other words, don’t laugh at the Romans! This photo was taken in Europe, which has very different cultural mannerisms to those in America. This includes the tradition of plate smashing in Greece, the annual wife carrying championship in Finland and La Tomatina festival in Spain!
Countries in Europe certainly have their own ways of going about life and celebrating. This sign was erected after some rude tourists made fun of the locals!
Big Little Lies
This place appears to have mastered positive advertising by using selective sizing to attract two very different types of people. This sign not only draws in those who are on the prowl for attractive women, but also those people who find this kind of lightheartedness amusing.
The way that this sign has been written, ensures that waitresses will still be spoiled by big tippers but they will not have to resort to taking their clothes off!
Born To Be Wild
Whilst it’s true that signs are intended for humans, we just love the irony in the photo below. We’re not sure what that sign is meant to ban but this bird was having none of it. What makes it so funny is that the bird’s outline is basically the same as the one displayed on the sign!
We think this bird must be part of a rebellious pack that enjoys breaking rules and causing chaos. Or perhaps it was just comfortable standing there – we’ll never know!
The Heat Of Hell
The Bible is a book filled with lots of do’s and don’ts, but whoever chose to play around with this sign is a genius. Both a joke and a warning, the South Waterboro Bible Chapel felt that a better way to interact with parishioners and newcomers was to make them laugh!
The sign basically means that the stop, drop and roll technique often used in case of a fire won’t work in hell, and so you must go to church to be forgiven for your sins.
One of the more skillfully written signs is this one. It was implemented as part of a rebranding decision, when an auto repair shop called Seattle Propane turned into a convenience store named ExtraMile. The owners suddenly realized that they couldn’t continue to use the sign to display useful messages such as service promotions, as there were no more cars to fix.
Plus, the place was already covered with store specials. Therefore, they decided to give the signs a new purpose – to make others laugh!
Feast Or Fast
This restaurant made a very smart decision when it displayed this sign on the sidewalk. The owners of the Fleming Arms, a family restaurant in Binstead village, were apparently fed up with people only drinking or having light snacks.
Instead of dropping their prices or changing the menu, they chose to use humor to pull in clientele. If a customer isn’t particularly hungry and is unsure whether to order a sizeable meal or not, this sign is likely to encourage them!
Money Doesn’t Grow On Trees
We’re not entirely sure what message the YWCA was trying to get across when writing this sign, so we do hope it is a joke! There are lots of different ways to fundraise, all of which probably demand more time, effort and money than erecting a humorous sign.
Still, you’d expect a bit more information from an organization such as the YWCA – a global movement striving for women’s empowerment in more than 120 countries globally.
Picking Up A Prisoner
If you’re a thrill seeker who likes living on the edge, you may want to pay a visit to this junction. With signs like the one below, we’re sure this correctional facility has some pretty interesting stores to share! Picking up hitchhikers is a dangerous choice but it’s one that’s taken at your own risk.
Here, it’s strictly forbidden, as the only people trying to catch a ride around here are fugitives. We advise paying attention to the signage on this occasion!
Toot Your Own Horn
Believe it or not, in some countries tooting your car horn is actually against the law. This sign justifies doing so, but as long as it’s done when the driver is in a certain mood. It’s easily applicable, as most people who blow their horn only do so when short-tempered and stuck in traffic.
Therefore, this sign basically states the obvious, making it even funnier. Imagine getting stopped by the cops for excessive horn honking, only to be let off because you were angry!
Joke’s On Us
Hipsters, who are easily recognizable by their well-groomed beards and tight-fitting clothes, are mainly found in modern, vibrant cities. This sign was erected outside a restaurant in New York. It seems the owners had had enough of the hipster trend and everything that came with it.
With this slightly snarky sign, they managed to both tease hipsters whilst at the same time staying politically correct. Many people may understand why such a sign was written, as hipsters tend to be considered arrogant.
An Event Of Great Significance
Historical landmarks and sites are everywhere, particularly in towns and cities with much national significance. Therefore, it’s common to see signs explaining exactly what happened in various locations as they serve to commemorate the past, and help people learn about important events.
This particular town was fed up with all the signs its neighboring town had, so took the “if you can’t fight them, join them” approach. Rather than creating signs that celebrated negligible events, they erected this one instead!
The Importance Of Inventiveness
It is not uncommon for adults to use odd excuses to deter children from doing dangerous things, such as not touching power sockets, telling lies or playing with fire. Non-drying paint is a new one though, and well done to whoever thought up that gem!
Although we are fairly confident that non-drying paint does not exist, it is nice to see how creative people can be when they want to stop others from doing things!
We’re sure Google Translate helped make this sign as the word “depression” is more associated with a person’s psychological state than road caution. The only connection we can make between depression and driving, is that it can lead to feelings of sadness and hopelessness, as if you were tumbling down a hill and unable to stop.
Therefore, the sign may well have meant that there’s an upcoming steep hill. Either that or a town called Depression exists, but that’s surely too far-fetched to be true?!
Escape The Zombies
With TV shows like The Walking Dead and Doomsday documentaries on almost every screen in the USA, why wouldn’t a business use this current hype to their advantage?
This board not only communicates to skeptics who find the idea of zombies ridiculous (and the sign hilarious!), but also to believers, who may actually take the sign seriously and fill their cars up with petrol, just in case a zombie attack does happen. It’s a win-win situation!
Keeping It Real
We’re not sure if their boss found the updated sign funny, but we think that taking his demand literally, was brilliant! Employees at FoodMart probably don’t have many chances to be creative at work, so rather than protesting, they discovered a way to make the task more fun!
You never know, maybe the playful sign was successful in bringing in more customers to the store than one with showing the latest deals and prices.
Honesty Is Always Best
Bars and pubs are meant for drinking, dancing, socializing and basically having a great time. That’s why bartenders are usually friendly, easy going people and their personalities are the perfect match for their places of work. So this must have been one very whimsical employee who created the concept behind this great sign.
It most definitely speaks to its target audience as it markets the bar as a fun-filled place with playful, quirky staff.
Ice Cream With A Sprinkle Of Fun
Rita’s promises delicious Italian ice cream to its valued customers. And what’s more is that the jokes are free! On this specific sign which hangs below the chain’s logo at one of its stores, the manager decided to exercise his creativity.
Instead of using the common expression “I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream”, he did his best to be witty and changed the saying slightly. Evidently, he’s a funny man as he came up with this great sign!
A Cinderella Story
To many people, this probably seems like a pretty unusual sign. However, in certain cultures, it’s important to look your very best, even when you’re casually strolling down the street.
Let’s face it, heels are difficult enough to walk on anyway, so this sign is actually a useful and considerate warning to women who want to keep their pretty shoes in excellent condition. Usually, lots of shoe salesmen and repairmen hang around these signs, as it’s a great opportunity for them to make money.
All Good Under The Hood
Believe it or not, this isn’t a “thanks for visiting Table Mountain National Park” souvenir gift. It’s actually a real sign informing site visitors that wildlife roams freely in the area. Penguins are very lovable animals, however, they also like to hide in strange places and investigate places that they’ve not yet explored.
Too many of these sweet, fluffy creatures have been run over by uninformed drivers. So to minimize the number of accidents, this sign was erected.
The below sign was placed in a train station in an attempt to add some romance to the platform. This “kissing zone” would allow couples to kiss their sweetheart goodbye for the last time before they boarded the train. Unfortunately, some people obviously saw the sign as an invitation to get hot and heavy, which was very different to its initial purpose!
See how the sign below the original one is in a different shade of blue? That’s because it was added on at a later date!
Many animal rights activists are against zoos and they generally disagree with the idea of wild animals being chained up. Therefore they’d probably be thrilled to see this sign, and would probably choose to feed the elephants, simply out of spite.
To be fair, with a sign like this, giving food to the animals is pretty much required! Most people would love to see the rare spectacle of zoo staff struggling to manage a group of elephants, so this sign really defeats the purpose!
Eyes In The Back Of Their Heads
This teacher had a very unusual way of dealing with her naughty students – she was blunt, upfront and open with them. Students have more distractions than ever when it comes to schoolwork, particularly when they smartphones in their possession at all times.
Instead of reprimanding the kids for not paying attention in class, this teacher was head-on when discussing the topic. To be fair to her, we doubt her pupils continued to mess with their mobiles after seeing this sign.
Don’t Feed The Animals
Below you’ll find a great example of taking a rule and making the announcement of it lighter by using humor. When visiting places where animals are kept, such as zoos, it’s usually forbidden to feed them – unless you’re instructed otherwise.
This sign makes sense when it’s stripped of the on-top joke, because animals that haven’t been domesticated, have strict diet plans that must be followed for them to maintain optimal health. This sign is excellent because it’s clear whilst also being pleasant.
No Sawing The Seat Please
This sign was spotted on the subway and it’s beyond hilarious. While the instruction on the right is pretty normal and clearly states “don’t put your feet on the chairs”, the icons become progressively crazier. The adjacent sign prohibits people from sawing chairs, whilst the next one bans musical instruments from being played.
The fourth icon along appears to display a rather confused-looking man wearing a set of horns, and the last one is completely unclear.
The below photo displays a rather famous sign that’s been featured many times. What makes it so funny and ironic is the graffiti that’s sprayed onto it. Whilst some signs are pretty funny as they are, we don’t usually get to read people’s responses, so this is all the more unique.
Whilst it’s unclear if the person who wrote the message meant it as a joke or if they was being honest about their feelings, the result is brilliant nonetheless.
The Art Of Escapism
Bars are always thinking of new and unique ways to make extra cash, but this one takes the biscuit! Instead of offering standard beer and fries, this local boozer chose to think outside the box and sell a pretty controversial service to its customers.
For a few extra dollars, men could buy the full “I’m hiding from my wife” package! We can only imagine the result if a man’s wife turned up, only to find her husband having a good time without her!
There’s No ‘P’ In Ool
When we were little, we were all told to use the bathroom when we needed it, instead of peeing in the pool. To make sure we did this, our parents warned us that the water would turn red if someone urinated in it due to a substance contained in the water.
However, instead of using this age-old threat, this pool decided to pass on a different message – “welcome to our ool, notice there is no ‘p’ in it – let’s keep it that way.”
Cats Are Crude
It’s often said that the world is divided between cat people and dog people, but most people would expect a veterinary hospital to be neutral! The staff at this animal hospital must have had some bad experiences with cats, as they thought it would be funny to put a personal message on the board outside their hospital, telling people that cats are not the friendliest animals in the world.
We just hope that their attitude towards felines doesn’t affect their medical treatment of them!
HO, HO, OH HELL NO!
Well, well, well, what do we have here? If it isn’t the Christmas Grinch coming out to play before the holidays? Either this person seriously hates the jolly season, or they are extremely aggravated at the fact that the whole world turns into a Christmas snow globe straight after Thanksgiving.
Some countries start selling shiny Christmas ornaments in early October, so we cannot blame this guy, really. If you want to see more of these crazy protest signs, make sure to stick around.
Nothing more annoying than 1000 notifications coming in for Candy Crush every single time that you open up the Facebook application on your phone. NOT INTERESTED!
Seriously though who still plays that game? In all fairness the Candy Crush mania has thankfully died down due to the levels getting harder and people not being smart enough to pass them, so thank the Lord for that! Seriously though, the next person to send us an invitation to send a life is getting removed from our friends list. Rant over.
Guess who isn’t invited over for Sunday roast? You can piss any one of your family members off and feel ok about it, but not grandma. Also, it’s usually quite difficult to get them riled up to the max, just because they have so much love for you.
In all honesty, if you’ve managed to give granny the shits then you know it’s REALLY bad. This one looks truly lovely too, like she couldn’t get angry if her life depended on it. Then again, she is holding that sign.
Jesus Is My Homeboy
Isn’t it funny how God is always brought into context when the issue of sexuality comes up? Because when you think about it, none of us actually knew the bloke, we never had coffee with him or the chance to sit down for a few minutes and talk about his opinions on sexuality.
This guy makes a quality point about Jesus and his bromance with his entourage of twelve guys and a prostitute. Also, if he didn’t love gay people why did he make them so good looking?
This protest sign was created decades ago, but still makes a very good argument that we can translate into today’s society.
How is it concluded that throwing bombs around will solve anything? With all the technology that we have at our fingertips it is hard to argue that dropping bombs around is a solution that will end on a positive note. Maybe one day we will have the pleasure of laughing at this sign and not taking it too seriously.
This is a great way to skip the gym and still get a workout desired to get your arms ready for summer. Not sure what these guys seem to be protesting, but you know it’s serious when people have to throw around signs about their limbs aching!
Making light of any serious situation is the right way to go, and if you were impressed by the protest signs you’ve seen so far, we think you should keep reading, because they are just going to get better.
Trains are great, and every kid has the right to vocalize their love for trains. This guy looks like he was just going along with the crowd and wanted to let everyone know just how much trains mean to him, which is very noble of him.
There should be more people in the world letting the public know how much they appreciate the little (or big) things and not always focus on the negatives. Respect, little guy, respect!
Now there is a food out there that each and every one of us feels very strongly about, and rightly so. You know that this is a very momentous protest due to the size of this sign that needs to be held up by at least three people. Cheetos are no laughing matter and they are making their voices heard!
We wonder how many bags of Cheetos it took for them to have the energy to walk around carrying this huge sign around all day?
War of the Worlds
Looking after the planet that we live on is something every individual should be very conscious about.
The state of the environment is not a laughing matter and with up to 20,000 scientists warning the world that we are slowly but surely damaging our freshwater availability, increasing forest loss, contributing to the depletion of forests and marine life it is time to take action. Sir Richard Branson is taking charge in showing us where we are going wrong.
Brex-in on the March
You know the situation is dire when the Brits come out to march. They are very much a calm nation that takes pride in not making too much noise about anything, but rather like to sit down and calmly discuss the issues at hand.
Brexit was one of the few times that Britons felt the need to make their voices heard and it was a topic that truly divided the nation. Now that it is over we speculate many of them have gone back to drinking tea and staying calm.
One Pepsi to Stop Them All
Oh no, it looks like poor Kendall is never going to live down her Pepsi commercial blunder. Although she was told that the news about this ad would last a short 24 hours, it seems to be lasting much longer and people are now taking the piss left right and center.
This all went down in April of 2017, but we can imagine the backlash didn’t hurt her too badly since she was the highest earning model of 2017.
A Sign of the Times
You know it’s bad when the guy who usually doesn’t carry around a sign feels the need to do so. It seems as though people have been taking to the streets more and more to show what it is they are passionate about.
This is going as far as hitting those who wouldn’t usually do the same to make protest signs such as this one. This image gives us insight as to just how much the masses are being affected.
You Shall Not Pass!
This is Ian McKellen at a women’s march with a picture of star trek’s Captain Picard. We love that he has taken such a stance on women’s rights so much so that he has taken to the streets with the rest of the pack.
What a little legend with his coat, hat and scarf he is braving the cold weather to show what he believes in and throwing in some humor into the mix also. You go, Ian!
Can’t Ignore Him?
Us either. What is this sign? It looks like it has barely survived some sort of war with the shape that it is in. Also we would love to know what in the world is going on with that t-shirt underneath his flannel shirt.
The slogan “I am a GOAT”, when the pictured animal is quite clearly a giraffe is cracking us right up. Impressed? Keep going because there are more signs to keep you laughing all day long!
Knowledge is Power
And ignorance is bliss! There isn’t a lot that we don’t love about this photograph. Starting from the guy holding his sign, with his American star bandanna, terrible mullet and even worse moustache.
It doesn’t help with the redneck stereotype, but the sign he is holding is just the icing on the cake. Clearly failing to prove a point with terrible spelling and grammar it seems as though he is hindering his cause more than he is helping it!
Whatever is behind this sign must be pretty terrifying. Thankfully, they don’t indicate exactly how long it will take you to die. It could be minutes, or it could be hours.
At least, if you’re looking for an easy way out that doesn’t require putting a gun in your mouth or overdosing on cough medicine, you can just head down to this fatal little roadside attraction and put an end to it all. Maybe take some painkillers along just in case. If you think that’s scary, keep reading.
With those big fuzzy tails, sharp little teeth, ear-piercing chatter and that irritating knack of climbing trees with half of your sandwich tucked into their cheeks, it’s highly recommended that you never, ever trust a squirrel. These are probably those red squirrels, well-known for being considerably more hot-headed than their grey cousins, and a lot more aggressive.
This sign would certainly prevent most people from whipping out their private parts in the hopes of having a discreet pee in the bushes, although women are clearly immune to this particular danger.
All Dolled Up
It’s fair enough, really, we all have those pet hates and there’s no law against publicly announcing them on a large billboard. Of course, some are to be taken a little more seriously than others and this one isn’t going to cause too many sleepless nights amongst the neighbors. Although the food produced by this Mexican restaurant in Austin, Texas doesn’t always get five stars, their imaginative billboards have gained them an international following. Rumor has it, they make a mean queso too.
Los Angeles Zoo has really gone all out in trying to get their visitors to engage with the animals. Not only do you get to know the flamingo’s first names, you can also learn all about their more personal habits from the signs dotted around their enclosures.
The information about meerkats is both disturbing and believable, but all these notices are apparently the work of Obvious Plant joker, Jeff Wysaski. Clearly, his imagination knows no limits… and nor does this article so keep reading.
Place of No Return
Libraries have always had that rather old-school feel about them, all that keeping silent and not eating and drinking is enough to put off lots of people, not to mention all the books! But it seems the rules start before you even set foot inside the door.
Not only is it considered rude to leave your half-eaten sandwich in the drop box, if you park in the wrong spot, you could be held in low esteem forever. If you think nothing could be worse than that, then read on.
Inanimate objects have a hard time expressing themselves sometimes, so it’s nice when people come along to help them out a little. One wonders how long the door was alarmed for before anyone took the time to consider why. The hand-written note was presumably penned by a concerned psychologist who just wants to help the door find his feet.
To be fair, looking at the door, it would be hard to tell just how traumatized it’s feeling, but then you should never judge a book by its cover.
Truth be told, with a sign like this, it’s almost an invitation to scramble over the fence and take a look. After all, we’ve all seen Pirates of the Caribbean and they really don’t seem that bad (except for the make-up, of course). As for the ninjas, well, the ninja turtles were all good guys.
Similarly, lasers are a great way of getting cats to do stupid things so, in the end, it’s probably only the shit that keeps curious people at bay.
Tortoises are not known for being particularly fast-moving and, given that they are often found in hot countries, you can well imagine that, after a day in the sun, their external temperature does start to soar. Thank goodness they put up a sign, otherwise, they’d be treating burnt fingers left, right and center.
As for the ducks, well, they tend to go completely quackers if you try and mess with them. Thanks for the warning, even though we have no idea what motivated it.
A combo is usually a combination of different foods collected together, which is more probable in this instance than it being a small jazz band. Admittedly, it sounds tempting and is certainly on the affordable side, but it does seem a little prohibitive to declare that it’s only available in exchange for a penis.
Surely there are rules against that type of gender discrimination? It would certainly put a new slant on the concept of buying your girlfriend dinner – and may well be the last time you ever do!
While you probably think you’re pretty familiar with the wild animals living in Hawaii, largely because they only have one native mammal and that’s the Hawaiian Hoary Bat. However, it would appear a new sub-species of cow has emerged on the island in recent years and that is the stealthy and predatory invisible cow.
Don’t be fooled into thinking these things are harmless because they’re not. They will creep out on a misty evening and purposefully leap out into the road, causing chaos. Don’t say you haven’t been warned.
I Am the Walrus
Visitors to the location of the first sign must scratch their heads in wonder when they get there. Not only is it difficult to imagine exactly what danger a gay, jumping walrus might pose, but also what on earth you would do if he did do whatever he does anywhere near you.
At least the second sign has clarity even if the estate agent mantra, “location, location, location” might have been useful for whoever was responsible for positioning this warning sign.
Cleanliness in Cambodia
Although it may be a little unnerving that the staff needs reminding of this, in the same breath, it’s something of a reassurance to know that they have been. This sign was spotted at a backpackers’ hostel in Cambodia, which probably explains the small text at the bottom.
If you feel you have to masturbate in the toilets while staying at one of the busiest backpackers’ hostels in South East Asia, rather than chatting to people from all over the world, it really doesn’t reflect well on you.
No Breathing Underwater
Okay, so this sign isn’t actually clever, but it is pretty funny! Have you ever tried breathing underwater? No, us neither. But the creators of this sign seem to think that it’s something people might choose to do!
Fish are able to breathe in water using their gills, but as humans don’t have gills, it’s basically impossible. Researchers have warned that the human race is getting less intelligent every year, and this sign does little to combat that theory!
Russian Dolls Have Attitude
Russian dolls are basically hollow dolls of various sizes that fit inside each other. So, in saying that they’re full of themselves, the sign actually means that they literally fit into each other, rather than that these pieces of wood are arrogant and self-satisfied!
It’s pretty clever. Of course, it only works if you know what Russian dolls are. They’re not only a very popular Russian souvenir but over time they’ve become a symbol of the country itself.
If you’re walking down the street and all you want is a nice cold beer, this sign is guaranteed to draw you in. Of course, you won’t actually get free beer as the sign suggests at first glance, but it doesn’t matter as you’ll be near enough through the door once you realize.
The sign actually says ‘Free Wifi, Great Beer”! This is a great marketing technique though, and we reckon it helped the bar attract plenty of thirsty customers.
No Speed Limits For Santa
This sign was erected on the roadside in Iowa to warn motorists to watch their speed. It was installed just before Christmas as a festive reminder to those who might be thinking of putting their foot down at this busy time of year.
Santa’s sleigh has to travel really fast in order to reach 2 million kids on Christmas Eve, but everyone else must abide by the speed limits to keep everyone safe on the roads.
Snakes On The Loose
Have you ever noticed how the pictures on these yellow caution signs never look like what they’re supposed to look like? Well, this sign is basically mocking that fact. Some clever person has stuck a sign on the bottom warning that ‘snakes will chase you’!
To be fair, those wiggly lines do look more like snakes than what they’re supposed to look like, which is water. We can’t help but wonder how many people took this seriously!
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This marketing sign is playing on the popularity of the HBO TV show “Game Of Thrones”. “Winter Is Coming” is the title of the first episode of the first season, but it’s actually a warning to motorists to winterize their cars ready for sub-freezing temperatures.
This is a great move when you consider how many people watch the show. It’s a cultural phenomenon in the US, and this auto repair shop is taking full advantage of that fact. Clever!
No Multi User Motorbikes
Whilst in some countries, signs like this would not be needed as people simply would not put more than two riders on a motorbike, in others, it is pretty commonplace to see whole families making use of a two wheeled vehicle.
So, whilst this sign is hilarious to those in the former type of country, signs like this do serve a purpose in others where they can actually save lives by enforcing better road safety awareness. Hopefully, it will crack down on amount of accidents too.
In some countries, they have done away with roundabouts given that they can cause optimum confusion and therefore have some quite catastrophic effects sometimes. The person who took it upon themselves to ‘annotate’ this sign was clearly trying to lighten up a road layout that created mayhem.
It looks like the figure in the middle is taking part in rigorous street dance as designated by the arrows on the sign. Amused? Keep clicking to laugh even louder at some other road signs that are out there…
Back To Basics
This poster pokes fun at the current climate of liking in the social media age. It’s funny because it takes us back to a time where Facebook, eBay and Instagram did not exist, so posters like this were used to help sell or advertise things for sale or rent.
It seems incredible now to think of a time where people would manage to sell their cars or advertise a spare room, successfully, without the use of the internet connecting sellers to buyers.
Drive At Your Peril
When reading this sign, you hope that the arrow is actually pointing to a place called Brakeless and that trucks are heading to that destination as opposed to the sign actually directing trucks without brakes to use the freeway. It would be a pretty scary place if that is the case.
It makes for a funny sign nonetheless. Let’s hope that the sign was updated to be clearer pretty quickly so that no accidents were exacerbated by what seems to be the encouragement of illegal vehicles on the roads!
In this day and age of recycling as much as we can and making our homes zero waste, we can all get pretty confused as to what bin is used for what. Is that the plastics bin? Or is it the bin for garden waste? Signs like this would ordinarily clear things up only someone did not think this one through very well.
Luckily, it’s pretty funny, but who knows whether someone broke the rules and put trash in the garbage can, or garbage in the trash can?!
The Secret to a Great Marriage
[If you are in a relationship you will know that one of the toughest, yet most important elements to a successful bond between two people is communication. Listening to your partner, as much as it can be a pain is essential.
This man has clearly missed the memo on that and is getting drilled by his other half when it comes to communication. Looks like taking out the trash is the least of his worries.
That Yelp Review
Now there is nothing like getting the best out of your Yelp reviews in order to source more growth for your business. It seems like this joint is taking their terrible review and having a laugh at it.
We bet that their meatball sandwich sales are up just because people want to know how bar it really is. Honestly, we too would walk in just because these guys can have a laugh at themselves. Amazed? Keep reading for more clever signs.
Watch Out for That Feline
Signs are often used to let passersby know that there might be a dangerous dog in the yard, but this is something we haven’t yet seen. Truth be told cats have been known to act more erratically than dogs, so we are thinking that the owner is onto something here.
We can just imagine that four-legged feline hiding behind the bushes waiting for an unsuspecting person to walk by before they attack! Now that is what we call a responsible pet owner.
Nothing Like a Little Motivation
Well, this is definitely not something you would want to see when you’re running a marathon. Seriously though, imagine busting your butt training for months on end, turning up at the biggest race of your life only to come across the person holding this sign.
Not sure if we would laugh or cry! Also, just wondering how much abuse this guy had to endure from all the runners? Then again it might motivate some athletes to perform better!
Live XXX Girls
We are betting that there is more than one disappointed patron in this joint. Imagine quickly scanning this sign and grabbing your mates to see the show of a lifetime, only to see a fencing match unfold before your eyes. What a letdown that would have been!
Sometimes it’s best to steer clear of the beer goggles in order to avoid such disappointment. Props to the staff for getting that clever sign out on the street though.
The Hotel for the Elderly
Well now this is just too much! We are pretty sure it is completely inappropriate to laugh at this coincidence, but honestly, we’re in fits of laughter right now.
Not only does the elderly community have a sign letting people know that this is where they will be crossing, but it also gives them an inkling of where they are headed in the not so distant future. Shocked and appalled, but also a little bit gleeful? Wait until you see what’s coming next!
Respecting Your Teen’s Privacy
Now there is absolutely no question that this bedroom belongs to a teenager. There is nothing more annoying for your regular teenager than to have your parents constantly barging into your room to ask you questions. Have you done your homework? Did you clean your room? What would you like for breakfast tomorrow?
Clearly this youngster has had enough and found the perfect solution to their problem. Restrict all forms of entering their personal space and avoid all communication with old, annoying people aka parents.
There is nothing worse than trying to enjoy a great cup of coffee or a lovely meal with your favorite people and having that peace and tranquility destroyed by a little child running around your table. Obviously, the staff at this place have had enough and are threatening to take action.
Now there isn’t much that can make a toddler more hyperactive, but an espresso sure does it in spades. Add in a kitten to the mix and you have a problem on your hands.
It’s Just A Game
This sign is so hilarious because it’s something you wouldn’t usually see at a sports game. Fans are usually very attached to their teams and take the game very seriously indeed.
So, to see a sign like this is just plain bizarre. Whilst some fans would no doubt be getting angry and shouting obscenities at the referee, this guy just hopes everyone has fun. Hmm, we can’t help but wonder if he’s a real fan or just there to wind everyone up!
Now this one is a creative one. Ever thought of literally finding the middle of nowhere? Well, here it is, specifically described and very clearly pointed. We’re not sure if this was on purpose or the people who made this sign really didn’t know what to write.
What we do know is that it became a hilarious trademark of the middle of nowhere.
No Gangnam style
Everyone remembers the time when Gangnam style gained prominence and blasted literally all radio stations all day long. The music came with a very specific dance that also took over clubs, parties, and random public places. Well, this place is definitely not up for it.
They specifically targetted the funny dance, probably because the public was overusing it a little too much? Or was it just annoying?
This Animal Hospital was definitely creative in the way they got the attention of current and potential customers. They made a very dry joke, but a seriously funny one.
Dalmatians are typically known for their many spots, and the person who invented this joke totally nailed it.
Law And Order
In case the signs weren’t successful at putting people at ease, police officers can be found here making sure law and order is being maintained. Knowing that the police are present to serve and protect, can make people feel a lot safer and more relaxed about leaving their cars.
The top sign lets people know that this parking lot is under police surveillance, however, once they read the lower sign, they may quickly lose this sense of ease!
Walk The Walk
Social media has had a huge impact on the way in which people socialize in the modern world. Interaction can be achieved quickly and easily via a simple Facebook post, providing a user with instant gratification.
To combat the phenomenon of “deadwalkers” (walking whilst distracted by one’s mobile phone), several slogans have been created, such as “don’t drive intexticated”. The sign below is another example of this, working to encourage people to tear their eyes away from Facebook whilst crossing the road.
Just Like Everyone Else
Sure, we all like to think of ourselves as the unique, wonderful individuals that we are, but it seems as though today some people have begun to look at themselves as being more special than others due to their individuality.
Although we should be celebrating our differences it is important to remember that people all across the globe, although very much different, are all the same. Which is just what this sign is politely pointing out.
There cannot be anything worse than a dog owner that does not pick up their pooche’s poop. Nobody wants to see that. But it seems that these home owners gave come up with a great solution to pet owners leaving their dog’s poop on their lawn.
They have gone down the name and shame route, but instead of naming you have clear visual images letting you know exactly who the perpetrator is! We must say this is ingenious and it might be an idea that takes off in other parts as well.
Now this is just a handy way of letting your teenager (and all others) what’s up. It seems as though that period of their life is difficult for the kids as well as the parents, but this sign certainly puts things into perspective.
It might be a foreign concept to actually go out and get jobs, but this clearly lets them know that people are onto them. Shocked? That is nothing compared to what we have coming up for you!
You’ve Been Warned
A lot of people cannot stand pigeons simply due to the fact that they seem to have no appreciation for personal space. Tourists and locals alike have taken to feeding pigeons and so you will find them at a lot of tourist attractions.
People simply cannot resist the urge to feed these poor birds, because as we all know sharing is caring. What we don’t know is that they can get so cocky as to start grabbing away at your food and as the sign says even your fingers!
Ain’t That the Truth?
Many people suffer from a disorder well known around the world as Mondayitis. As each Sunday rolls around there is the gloom that looms over us and we know the dreaded day is coming. The thing we forget though is that as each Monday comes and goes, there are four more days in the working week for most of us that we have to persist through.
So, as the sign says, the first five days after the weekend are the hardest. It’s all downhill from there.
Whoever created the first “need drit” sign most probably wasn’t crowned champion of the local spelling bee, however, the signs added at a later date made the badly spelled one even funnier. These are the sort of signs you can expect to see in smaller towns.
People here are so friendly that they look for new and imaginative ways to socialize with others – even by erecting random, hilarious signs that don’t have much importance. These signs aren’t just funny – they’re pure gold!
There are so many distractions in life, that it’s easy to lose focus. But, the one time you don’t want to lose concentration is when you’re driving. While the Rotary Club of Accra-Legon is pushing an ultra-sensible message, we’re not sure a billboard is the right medium.
After all, if you’ve already read the billboard telling you not to read the billboard, then you’re probably already distracted. Or at least, rather bemused. #24 is making a similar mistake!
While You Were Sleeping
This may well be the creepiest billboard we’ve ever seen. Apparently, while we were peacefully sleeping, these guys were reading our minds. Not only that, but they seem to have chosen an unfortunate place to put the hyphen in the word ‘analyzed’. This could actually give us bad dreams!
In fact, we’re not sure we’ve seen anything this scary since the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. We think we’ll be giving dream therapy a miss!
It seems three is the magic number here. While one in three people in Louisiana will die from heart disease, you can get two of Burger King’s croissant-sandwich hybrids for $3.
We’re not sure whether the message about healthy living will put people off fast food, or whether they’ll be too tempted by the cheap offer to worry about their heart! If you think this juxtaposition is bad, have a look at #30 where the healthy message is struggling to get through!
We’re a big fan of puns, but we’re not sure that cancer really lends itself to a play on words. Then again, we’re sure that anyone suffering from cancer or affected by it needs as much cheering up as they can possibly get!
We’re pleased there’s some great care on offer though for those who need medical help. Talking of medical help, we don’t think we will be trying the therapy on offer at #20 anytime soon.
Well then! While the old adage may say that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, unfortunately, in this case, it most definitely is broke. This lemonade ad is urging people “If it ain’t broke, break it” in a bid to encourage people to break from habit and try a new drink.
The problem is, we think someone took them a bit too literally! Oh well, when life gives you lemons… at least the glass repair person will be kept busy!
A Superhero in Your Corner
We wouldn’t mind having Batman on our side if we had a legal problem that needed fixing. We might even get to have a ride in the Batmobile? Maybe he’d bring Robin along too? Specializing in oil and maritime, and trucking, accidents, this law firm probably kicks butt on behalf of its clients.
After all, we wouldn’t want to go up against him, as doesn’t Batman know every single martial art in the world?
Perhaps the billboard on the left answers the question posed by the billboard on the right!
While one advert is promoting safety at work, in a bid to make sure that everyone’s daddy gets home safe and sound, the other advert seems to be trying to make sure that daddy doesn’t go straight home after work but heads to the Spearmint Rhino Gentlemen’s Club instead! We wonder which billboard was put up first?
Everyone loves a pun and so this sign is funny from the outset. Tearable obviously is a play on the word ‘Terrible’ and the pieces of paper that can be ripped off, as so often is the case on posters that are advertising something for sale, also include puns.
Whether they are in fact terrible puns is up to the person who takes them away, but top marks to the creator of this poster who took the time to try to bring a smile to people’s faces.
While we’ve already seen some cringe-worthy juxtapositions, this one takes the crown when it comes to why you should be careful when placing billboards next to each other.
Why on earth is there a giant carrot right next to this poor lady who is just trying to complete her daily workout? Perhaps she can drink the carrot juice after she finishes her exercise regime! While this one looks unintentionally rude though, it is nothing compared to #34.