February 27, 2009
Best explanation of this sign so far…
1. Find the nearest three headed monster
2. Jump inside it with your children
3. Run to the right?
Of course the irony is that we saw this sign whilst taking a tour of the Queen Mary 2. Happy to say that there was a pretty amazing lifeboat only 10 ft away from where we took this shot.
September 4, 2008
Here it is – the top ten funniest signs in the world according to a special formula (actually we chose them …because we get to see an awful lot of this stuff and these ones made us laugh most).
Perhaps one of the reasons that these signs seem so incredibly amusing is the fact that they are possibly still standing somewhere. Who put them there? How come nobody pulled them down? The thing is that many people walk straight past signs (see #6) without paying much attention, but others do notice and they love to dump this stuff on the web…
10. MOST DISTURBING SIGN
We’re not sure this is anything more than a joke sign from Korea, but it’s got us all looking around when visiting the restroom.
9. MOST IRONIC SIGN
We have a feeling this might have seen a bit of Photoshop love but we still like it.
8. MOST SCARY SIGN
We’re not going on holiday here.
7. MOST IMPOSSIBLE SIGN
Sign from the future?
6. MOST FAKE SIGN
(Yes we’re pretty sure this was created for a powerpoint deck from a preso explaining that people don’t read warnings)
5. MOST OBVIOUS SIGN
(Amnesia bloggers took this off the TV watching cricket last year. Hilarious!)
4. MOST TECHNICAL SIGN
I never knew how deep bottomless was until I saw this.
3. MOST IRRELIVANT SIGN
I’ll take the fine if there’s a choice.
2. MOST APATHETIC SIGN
Don’t go arguing with them. They’re probably right.
1. FUNNIEST FOREIGN SIGN TRANSLATION
This sign totally speaks for itself.
Signs can be great fun in advertising too. A good illustration of this was the mysterious Obay campaign (here) which made a major splash in Toronto early 2008. The Rolling Rock Moonvertising campaign (here) also caused a big stir in the US…