Street sign making must be one of the most boring jobs on earth. All signs are so similar. Spending each day churning out speed limits and stop signs must drive the workers absolutely crazy.
So, we were pleased to discover that not all street signs are boring and that in fact, some of them are very interesting indeed. That's not to say that the signs we're going to share with you are all interesting by design, but we promise that they'll make you laugh one way or another.
Come and take a look at the wackiest and funniest street signs of all time.
1. That Word Does Not Mean What You Think It Means
This is a super offer because as everyone knows when something is free, it only costs $60. This truly is an epic fail. The sign maker needs a wake-up call.
2. Options, Nothing But Options
You have to admire this sign which seems to suggest that the local road layout was designed by wiggly worms. The aliens may already be among us.
3. Contradictory Messaging Makes Life Hard
Sure there's that big old "STOP" sign and you're thinking, "I'll stop," but then there's the "NO! Stopping any time" sign and that makes life a bit harder to cope with.
4. Not The Park You Want To Hang Out In
You can tell a man by the company he keeps and we cannot believe that you'd find good company in this Chinese park. It's best avoided, we think.
5. Spelling Is Important
This guy probably only had one job, too. His mission to spell "STOP" was clearly thwarted. He might wish that he'd not stopped his education so early.
6. It's OK On Film?
Sure, we understand why they'd rather you didn't piddle in public, but why does it become OK if there's a CCTV camera watching?
7. It's Really Not Funny
This isn't actually "DROWNING LOL" but it sure looks like it. The "LOL" is actually supposed to be a drowning person. Not very well done, is it?
8. The Road That Couldn't Be Bothered
There's a highway to hell out there somewhere apparently, but the "sloppy road" is more likely a slip road to heck. Nice work chaps.
9. The Kind Of Mixed Message You Don't Want To Send
We think that slowing down for children is an excellent idea but we're not entirely convinced that it's OK to hunt them with a shotgun.
10. So Which Way Do We Go Exactly?
We don't think our brains could cope if we encountered this excessively silly "one-way" zone. The car would end up going in circles, we think.
11. You Don't Say
We think we can see why this road that doesn't exist might be closed. We're not sure why you'd need a sign to explain it.
12. Don't Go Anywhere, We Mean It
Not only must you stop here, but you can't go forward, you mustn't go backward, and you definitely aren't allowed to go left or right either. Clear enough?
13. Precision Is A Virtue
We understand why speed limits are necessary and that they must be enforced, but we are left a touch confused as to why this one is so arbitrarily precise?
14. Abandon Clothes All Ye Who Enter Here
This may be the best sign in history (if you like waffles, that is). If you're waffle-phobic, it might be time to turn around and go home.
15. There's A Buzz Around Here
We don't want to even think about where this sign actually is and whether or not it's telling the truth. Please tell us it's just for fun?
Signs might seem to be a bit boring at first glance, but it turns out they can be really funny too.
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