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    Panarus biarmicus Moderator (Sports) SmartWombat's Avatar
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    Signs of the times

    Have you noticed any particularly silly signs?
    Like on a packet of peanuts "may contain nuts" may, MAY ?
    On the coffee machine "warning dispenses hot liquid" it had better give me hot coffee !

    Post away, here's my first one ...
    This was the third one we passed that stated the obvious - do the highways agency think we are so dumb they need signs to tell us it's foggy ?
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    Re: Signs of the times

    I don't know if it qualifies as silly, so much as interesting and unique:



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    Re: Signs of the times

    Oh BOY! I can't wait to play.

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    Re: Signs of the times

    Pretty funny timing. I shot this this afternoon and I was wondering if there was a sign thread.
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    Re: Signs of the times

    i love the "no left turn on red" at stop lights. as in, if the sign weren't there, it would be ok to do it.

    i think there was also a court case a couple years back where a guy sued hood because he was lactose intolerant and the milk bottle didn't say "contains dairy products" and won.

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    Re: Signs of the times

    Actually, in Oregon you can make a left turn against a red light if you're either going from a one-way road to a one-way road, or from a two-way road to a one way road. I only know that last one because I recently had to re-take the written exam, and it was the only question I missed. In light of this, those signs make more sense.

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    Re: Signs of the times

    If the Red Bull team shop is called "BULLSHOP" what do they call the toilet ?
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    Re: Signs of the times

    They're gonna find out sooner or later anyway.
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    Re: Signs of the times

    Michael, yours really cracked me up. The brake lights really added something extra. A OMG factor.
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    Re: Signs of the times

    This isn't a silly sign. As a mater of fact it's pretty common around our neck of the woods. If you know what good for you you watch out for these signs. You can come up on one of these rigs in a hurry and they are not moving very fast.
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    Re: Signs of the times

    looking from the door of the pub ...
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    Re: Signs of the times

    ROTFL... some great finds in this thread so far. I've been keeping an eye out but, haven't found anything good here lately
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    Re: Signs of the times

    Quote Originally Posted by Medley
    Actually, in Oregon you can make a left turn against a red light if you're either going from a one-way road to a one-way road, or from a two-way road to a one way road.
    Same here in Illinois, unless one of those signs is posted. That, or I've been lucky.

    Great idea for a thread - funny ones so far!

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    Re: Signs of the times

    I wish I had a photo of it, its hard to shoot while driving, but while they were working on a freeway off ramp that had two lanes, there was a sign on the left that said, "Left lane closed ahead", and right across from it there was another sign that read, 'Right lane closed ahead"
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    Re: Signs of the times

    I couldn't figure this one out - to me it doesn't make sense........am I missing something?
    I couldn't stop to shoot.

    Not sure the official name is, but there are new digital above-the-freeway signs all over NJ now. Twice I've seen this one that read:

    "For emergencies, road construction and delays ahead: connect to "njroad.....com"
    (not the correct website).

    Now, do they want me to turn on my laptop and connect to their website to get this information? Duh!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Signs of the times

    Michael, that sign made me laugh. One of the best ones I can recall was on a Superman Halloween costume for a kid that stated Wearing this costume does not give you the power to fly, or something to that effect.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Signs of the times

    Anything but!

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    Re: Signs of the times

    Which way do I go, which way do I go

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    Re: Signs of the times

    What a fun thread this is!

    This pic was taken at Baker Street underground station in London. The walls are decorated with tiles depicting the pipe-smoking detective who lived just around the corner. The signs made me giggle.

    Cheers
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    Re: Signs of the times

    Great thread...Funny stuff!! Loupey...That is Hilarious!

    This might not be too funny...but,considering the weather here in the Bay Area. I'll keep my eyes open... for ice.
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    Re: Signs of the times

    Yorkdale Mall - Toronto, ON


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    And then on the elevator next to it...
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    Re: Signs of the times

    I saw a couple signs on the interstate on the way home from Wyoming this week that said something like: "Road Closed Ahead When Flashing" but there were no lights on the sign to flash. Wish I would have got a pic...
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    Re: Signs of the times

    Here's another - not humorous, for me it meant "fun ahead"
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    Re: Signs of the times

    mostly just a test to see if i can post here. my kids thought this was funny...
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    Re: Signs of the times

    And the answer is yes you can. Nice going Cathy. Good to have you over here on the dark side. Now get on the horn to Dana and get her great sign posted to this thread.
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