Long before I moved here, I knew the locals must be quirky, to say the least.  It was in their signs, those that either didn't make sense or had to have been designed by someone with a wicked sense of humor. As I find more examples, I’ll share them with you.

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These poor little kids. My heart goes out to them and their parents! 
In our town, apparently many boys  still wear knickers, and girls wear little jumpers, since that’s how they’re pictured in street signs.

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Take your pick. All roads lead to Rome! 



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Are there no English teachers in this town? How can they pass this place and not cringe?


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If not the best, the biggest  seat in Vermont! 

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Here’s a sign that’s not found everywhere, except maybe this winter


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Here's a quaint way of saying slow down for pedestrians, you jerk!  

Some people (me) use this sign as an excuse, not a warning. It's easier to b
lame a mid-life spare tire on your hometown’s expectations. Live too close to one of these signs, and you know what happens! (Notice how thickly settled a place must be to merit one of these signs.)


 


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02/18/2011 12:51

That "thickly settled" sign is so unaccountably British in both understatement and obliquity. Hey, if you take the sign down...will something wonderful happen to the midsection?

And, of course, "thick" means pretty much the same thing as "slow," which speaks volumes.

Loved this!

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02/18/2011 12:59

Wow, good point, Nance! I'll try it and let you know.

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tnlib
02/19/2011 06:32

Maybe the folks who own the "Luonge" feel it's an eye-catcher. Or maybe they're Tea Baggers?

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paula
02/20/2011 12:41

tnlib,
Are you thinking of oolong tea? Maybe.

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02/20/2011 19:41

Thanks for adding to my collection of odd signs.

My current favorite here in the Southern California area is located in each of the subway stations. It's affixed to a door and states, "Do Not Enter. Door Alarmed."

The sign is probably necessary because there is no way that just by looking at the door even the closest observer would note any evidence of the door's emotional state.

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02/20/2011 22:46

I still miss the old bike lane signs from my home town: "Cycle Path." Look out!

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paula
02/22/2011 07:06

There are few things in life scarier than crazed doors and roadways. Is no place safe anymore? Thank heaven for those warnings!

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02/22/2011 13:38

In a village near me the sign reads "Dead slow children".

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paula
02/22/2011 13:44

Oh my, Duchess, I'm afraid to even ask what that means!

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