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Title: Silly signs
Post by: Adam on August 18, 2008, 09:35:49 pm
Racing back home yesterday, I came across a very odd sign, near Tring.  It's on a perfectly ordinary road -

(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a239/FlyingDodo/DSCF0007.jpg)

but when you get closer, you can see the police have their very own reserved lay-by!

(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a239/FlyingDodo/DSCF0008.jpg)

I can't see why.  There's no donut concession nearby, no hordes of hoodie clad hooligans hanging around.  Very strange.

Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: rogerzilla on August 18, 2008, 09:51:20 pm
It's an exclusive police dogging spot.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Rapples on August 19, 2008, 05:24:22 am
Doesn't look very well used ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: robgul on August 19, 2008, 08:50:04 am
There's 2 or 3 of these around Stratford-upon-Avon ... they're for the Camera Gestapo to park up the white van with the window in the back door and catch the errant motorists (there's probably some white paint marks on the road within line of sight for the camera settings)

Rob
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: gonzo on August 21, 2008, 08:51:04 am
(http://failblog.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/fail-owned-bike-fail.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Deano on August 21, 2008, 09:07:00 pm
Saw this one at work.  Crap picture, but you get the idea.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3199/2775223691_4c52f9667c.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: αdαmsκι on August 22, 2008, 10:46:45 am
Slightly immature, but still funny.  This is the emergency handle on a train.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3200/2786723048_99c3dca287.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on August 22, 2008, 11:32:50 am
There's 2 or 3 of these around Stratford-upon-Avon ... they're for the Camera Gestapo to park up the white van with the window in the back door and catch the errant motorists (there's probably some white paint marks on the road within line of sight for the camera settings)

Rob

If there are no speed camera markings nearby, it could be a standby point for incidents at a nearby location?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Jacomus on August 22, 2008, 01:53:09 pm
Slightly immature, but still funny.  This is the emergency handle on a train.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3200/2786723048_63b9b5fda8.jpg?v=0)

You found it! Nice one.

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Maffie on August 24, 2008, 10:22:39 pm
Saw this one at work.  Crap picture, but you get the idea.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3199/2775223691_4c52f9667c.jpg)


Nothing wrong with touching men  ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Treewheeler on August 24, 2008, 10:24:41 pm
That depends on your... bent. :sick:
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: chris on August 27, 2008, 07:54:02 pm
You don't want to get a visit from the fairy down this road!

(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p23/chris415700/acfpics/IMG_0238.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Wowbagger on August 27, 2008, 07:58:37 pm
(http://peter.chesspod.com/gallery/d/1619-2/DSC01183.jpg)

My favourite on the Gainsborough Express (a line from Marks Tey to Sudbury). Photographed about 2 years ago.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Basil on August 27, 2008, 08:21:06 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/Bloke_on_a_bike/endoftheroad.jpg)

Not funny?
OK how about this then?


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/Bloke_on_a_bike/TunnelRide2008007.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on August 28, 2008, 11:52:11 am
Clicky (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/4470516.stm).  Some of these are clearly the product of an insane genius.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Charlotte on August 28, 2008, 11:59:43 am
(http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41057000/jpg/_41057394_monkey.jpg)

I'm sure that this has, in fact, happened to me  ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: alexb on August 28, 2008, 12:23:44 pm
Was this in the same room where you found your knickers lying on the floor later in the day?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Charlotte on August 28, 2008, 01:39:54 pm
Ah yes.  The filing room incident.  We don't talk about that...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Elleigh on August 28, 2008, 01:42:47 pm
Ah yes.  The filing room incident.  We don't talk about that...

The filing room incident!  Didn't that incident involve the loss of a pair of knickers?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Charlotte on August 28, 2008, 01:48:47 pm
::-)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 03, 2008, 08:16:06 am
(http://www.bream.org/pics/towpath.jpg)

Gagh!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Jezza on September 03, 2008, 08:42:58 am
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v424/JezzaD/dsc00415.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mike on September 03, 2008, 08:45:57 am
not silly, more annoyingly careless:

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/IMAGE_00011.jpg)

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/IMAGE_00018.jpg)

and one *great* sign in New York:

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/MRT_5807-01Medium.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Salvatore on September 26, 2010, 08:36:40 pm
Well, Hastings and St Leonards, you've only yourselves to blame.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4126/5026538663_d86dd14387.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner/5026538663/)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 26, 2010, 08:43:11 pm
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2548/4001774725_b9937b9865_m.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3457/4002297890_82978baa55.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3457/3926543783_fb4f9cacd6.jpg)
???

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2765/4330100769_dbdf0dab2e.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: gordon taylor on September 26, 2010, 09:11:30 pm
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2765/4330100769_dbdf0dab2e.jpg)

Ahhh. That's the sign on the Lecht road! I was way past it before I realised that it would be a really funny* desktop photo for me at work.

* That's maths teacher humour, which may not be universal.  ::-)

Mind if I steal it?  O:-)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: rower40 on September 26, 2010, 10:08:32 pm
Ahhh. That's the sign on the Lecht road! I was way past it before I realised that it would be a really funny* desktop photo for me at work.

* That's maths teacher humour, which may not be universal.  ::-)

Mind if I steal it?  O:-)
Do adders need to use logarithms before they can multiply?
IGMC.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: arvid on September 26, 2010, 10:17:59 pm
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3457/3926543783_fb4f9cacd6.jpg)

This is a military sign in Germany at a bridge.
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Militärische_Lastenklasse (http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Militärische_Lastenklasse)
The first one is for vehicles with wheels, the second for vehicles with caterpillar tracks.
Two vehicles of class 24 are allowed to cross the bridge together, and only one at a time of category 70 on wheels and one of category 50 with tracks.

Apparently it was prescribed by NATO during the cold war.

Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 27, 2010, 11:15:45 am
Those military signs are used in Poland too. They even give examples in the HC! Presumably they have been introduced since joining NATO - or maybe they are a different version left over from the Warsaw Pact?
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2548/4001774725_b9937b9865_m.jpg)
Is that in NZ?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: pcolbeck on September 27, 2010, 07:25:44 pm
No picture unfortunately but right at the top of the M1 north bound there is a sign saying "No services on the M1" ........ it's about 100 yards before then end of the M1.  Possibly one of the worlds more pointless signs.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: gordon taylor on September 27, 2010, 07:45:56 pm
Somewhere in the USA:

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c22/gordon1314/prisonsign.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: TimO on September 27, 2010, 08:03:22 pm
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3457/3926543783_fb4f9cacd6.jpg)

This is a military sign in Germany at a bridge.
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Militärische_Lastenklasse
The first one is for vehicles with wheels, the second for vehicles with caterpillar tracks.
Two vehicles of class 24 are allowed to cross the bridge together, and only one at a time of category 70 on wheels and one of category 50 with tracks.

Apparently it was prescribed by NATO during the cold war.

I thought the numbers were the weight (in tonnes) ie two 24 tonne wheeled vehicles or one 70 tonne wheeled vehicle etc.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: rogerzilla on September 27, 2010, 08:19:44 pm
I like the vague signs that you get on major roads, always in capitals:

THE NORTH
THE SOUTH

The best one is coming off the M18 onto the A1(M) where you have the ultimate binary navigational choice on one sign.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: chris on September 27, 2010, 08:25:03 pm
I like the vague signs that you get on major roads, always in capitals:

THE NORTH
THE SOUTH

The best one is coming off the M18 onto the A1(M) where you have the ultimate binary navigational choice on one sign.

The same, but different -

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/105/269962507_3ec294d997.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: border-rider on September 27, 2010, 08:25:30 pm
An array from Namibia

(http://www.bosphorus.f2s.com/namibiasignsjpeg.jpg)

and a much more specific, very large, one ;)

(http://www.bosphorus.f2s.com/capricorn.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Zoidburg on September 27, 2010, 08:29:50 pm
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3457/3926543783_fb4f9cacd6.jpg)

This is a military sign in Germany at a bridge.
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Militärische_Lastenklasse
The first one is for vehicles with wheels, the second for vehicles with caterpillar tracks.
Two vehicles of class 24 are allowed to cross the bridge together, and only one at a time of category 70 on wheels and one of category 50 with tracks.

Apparently it was prescribed by NATO during the cold war.

I thought the numbers were the weight (in tonnes) ie two 24 tonne wheeled vehicles or one 70 tonne wheeled vehicle etc.
It's could be speed limits in KMH for vehicles crossing one or two up.

A tank is closer to 60 tonne.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Hot Flatus on September 27, 2010, 08:33:25 pm
(http://www.loupiote.com/photos_m/3742299810-don-t-gossip-let-him-drive-misogynist-road-sign-leh-srinagar-ladakh-india.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 27, 2010, 09:46:05 pm
An array from Nambia

(http://www.bosphorus.f2s.com/namibiasignsjpeg.jpg)

I like them! It makes me wonder, what action should you take to avoid warthog-collision that would not also be appropriate in the possibility of zebra-impact?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: TimO on September 27, 2010, 09:52:04 pm
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3457/3926543783_fb4f9cacd6.jpg)

This is a military sign in Germany at a bridge.
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Militärische_Lastenklasse
The first one is for vehicles with wheels, the second for vehicles with caterpillar tracks.
Two vehicles of class 24 are allowed to cross the bridge together, and only one at a time of category 70 on wheels and one of category 50 with tracks.

Apparently it was prescribed by NATO during the cold war.

I thought the numbers were the weight (in tonnes) ie two 24 tonne wheeled vehicles or one 70 tonne wheeled vehicle etc.
It's could be speed limits in KMH for vehicles crossing one or two up.

A tank is closer to 60 tonne.

Not all tracked vehicles are tanks.  Incidentally, I wasn't guessing, from memory I'm pretty sure it is weight, and not speed.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Salvatore on September 27, 2010, 10:01:04 pm
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3457/3926543783_fb4f9cacd6.jpg)

This is a military sign in Germany at a bridge.
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Militärische_Lastenklasse
The first one is for vehicles with wheels, the second for vehicles with caterpillar tracks.
Two vehicles of class 24 are allowed to cross the bridge together, and only one at a time of category 70 on wheels and one of category 50 with tracks.

Apparently it was prescribed by NATO during the cold war.

I thought the numbers were the weight (in tonnes) ie two 24 tonne wheeled vehicles or one 70 tonne wheeled vehicle etc.
It's could be speed limits in KMH for vehicles crossing one or two up.

A tank is closer to 60 tonne.

Not all tracked vehicles are tanks.  Incidentally, I wasn't guessing, from memory I'm pretty sure it is weight, and not speed.

It's not speed. It's class, determined by weight.
e.g.

Klasse    Gleiskettenfahrzeuge       Radfahrzeuge
(Class)       (Tracked Vehicles)         (Wheeled Vehicles)
40               36,3 t                             42,6 t
50               45,4 t                             52,6 t
80               72,6 t                             83,5 t
100               90,7 t                           104,3 t
120              108,9 t                           125,2 t[/tt]
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Clandy on September 27, 2010, 10:03:56 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/Minitar1/ClipartEtc/family_planning_advice_sign_use_rea.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: TimO on September 27, 2010, 10:10:35 pm
It's not speed. It's class, determined by weight.
e.g.

Klasse    Gleiskettenfahrzeuge       Radfahrzeuge
(Class)       (Tracked Vehicles)         (Wheeled Vehicles)
40               36,3 t                             42,6 t
50               45,4 t                             52,6 t
80               72,6 t                             83,5 t
100               90,7 t                           104,3 t
120              108,9 t                           125,2 t

Ah, so whilst it's not actually the weight, it does appear to fairly closely correlate with that.  You've done better than me, I've been hunting around through NATO documents, and utterly failing to find anything usefull!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Clare on September 27, 2010, 10:20:06 pm
(http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s129/vglewis/YACF/IMG_2719.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Clandy on September 27, 2010, 10:31:53 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/Minitar1/ClipartEtc/WARNING.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: chris on September 27, 2010, 10:33:54 pm
^^^ Brilliant
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: TimO on September 27, 2010, 10:35:56 pm
LOL. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 27, 2010, 10:42:12 pm

Ahhh. That's the sign on the Lecht road! I was way past it before I realised that it would be a really funny* desktop photo for me at work.

* That's maths teacher humour, which may not be universal.  ::-)

Mind if I steal it?  O:-)
Yeah, on you go, it's not like it's not there all the time :)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 27, 2010, 10:49:22 pm
Those military signs are used in Poland too. They even give examples in the HC! Presumably they have been introduced since joining NATO - or maybe they are a different version left over from the Warsaw Pact?
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2548/4001774725_b9937b9865_m.jpg)
Is that in NZ?

Yes, Te Araroa
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 27, 2010, 11:25:40 pm
Thanks, funny how little things like the style of street signs remain distinctive after over ten years since I was there (didn't think my memory was that good!)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 28, 2010, 10:46:51 am
(http://www.legslarry.beerdrinkers.co.uk/Leftpondia/Holibobs2003/images/77_No_Relation.jpg)

Near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Bledlow on September 28, 2010, 11:19:01 am
It's not speed. It's class, determined by weight.
e.g.

Klasse    Gleiskettenfahrzeuge       Radfahrzeuge
(Class)       (Tracked Vehicles)         (Wheeled Vehicles)
40               36,3 t                             42,6 t
50               45,4 t                             52,6 t
80               72,6 t                             83,5 t
100               90,7 t                           104,3 t
120              108,9 t                           125,2 t[/tt]
The 'class' figure is a weight in those stupid 907kg Leftpondian so-called tons. The tracked vehicles figure is the same weight in real measures.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Thor on September 28, 2010, 12:04:47 pm
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3457/3926543783_fb4f9cacd6.jpg)

This is a military sign in Germany at a bridge.
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Militärische_Lastenklasse (http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Militärische_Lastenklasse)
The first one is for vehicles with wheels, the second for vehicles with caterpillar tracks.
Two vehicles of class 24 are allowed to cross the bridge together, and only one at a time of category 70 on wheels and one of category 50 with tracks.

Apparently it was prescribed by NATO during the cold war.



Beware of low-flying tanks 'n' trucks, innit?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on September 28, 2010, 01:11:28 pm
This is a silly sign thread  :smug:

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4144/5002536680_5041b1b41c_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on September 28, 2010, 01:13:23 pm
The classic:

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4046/4330068395_49d2d81ebe_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 29, 2010, 12:57:33 pm
And of course:

(http://www.dallyvalley.com/thumb/twatt.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Wowbagger on September 29, 2010, 09:39:58 pm
(http://s0.geograph.org.uk/photos/26/59/265977_da2fc4a4.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Wowbagger on September 29, 2010, 09:41:40 pm
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_2D7cNlO04aw/SdHP6m36sqI/AAAAAAAAAZ8/5PJ37znnw74/s400/sign3.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Deano on September 29, 2010, 09:46:45 pm
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4106/5036742081_4508816405.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on September 29, 2010, 09:54:25 pm
What's silly about Kempten Nesselwang?  Is it like Numberwang?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Deano on September 29, 2010, 10:11:36 pm
Das ist nicht Kempten Nesselwang. 
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Zoidburg on September 29, 2010, 10:20:33 pm
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3457/3926543783_fb4f9cacd6.jpg)

This is a military sign in Germany at a bridge.
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Militärische_Lastenklasse (http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Militärische_Lastenklasse)
The first one is for vehicles with wheels, the second for vehicles with caterpillar tracks.
Two vehicles of class 24 are allowed to cross the bridge together, and only one at a time of category 70 on wheels and one of category 50 with tracks.

Apparently it was prescribed by NATO during the cold war.



Beware of low-flying tanks 'n' trucks, innit?
Poland 50 miles?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Torslanda on September 29, 2010, 11:11:37 pm
Poland 50 miles?

Warsaw and back on one tank?







No scarf and I didn't have a hat, either . . .
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 30, 2010, 11:38:29 am
(http://thejetpacker.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/fucking-austria.jpg)

(http://www.masalatime.com/img/83051.jpg)

(http://www.masalatime.com/img/83055.jpg)

(http://www.masalatime.com/img/83057.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: gene hunt on September 30, 2010, 11:47:32 am
(http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p51/jmfangio5/secretnuclearbunker.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: gordon taylor on September 30, 2010, 05:19:41 pm
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c22/gordon1314/skive.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: chris on September 30, 2010, 06:03:51 pm
(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p23/chris415700/aukpics/P7220021.jpg)

(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p23/chris415700/aukpics/PICT3559.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: ianrauk on October 18, 2010, 09:25:27 pm
somewhere for long distance Audax riders to visit
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3116/2913388634_283d581b5a_z.jpg)

Need something to help you grow stuff?
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2471/4047122647_ddbfe8a830_z.jpg)

Someone has to stop these people.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3608/3335275677_d151d25a07_z.jpg)


Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Rig of Jarkness on October 18, 2010, 09:56:13 pm

Skiing restricted...

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4084/5087533578_14cfa674cf.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: longers on November 14, 2010, 03:52:30 pm
(http://i56.tinypic.com/ndx5rd.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: PaulF on November 14, 2010, 04:15:10 pm
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4153/5175337880_042ea542cc.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_fulford/5175337880/)
Yeah! Right! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/paul_fulford/5175337880/) by paulfulford (http://www.flickr.com/people/paul_fulford/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: RainOrShine on November 15, 2010, 01:19:41 pm
This one didn't last long before Bristol council took it down:
(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/andys_photos/_46712179_timbuktu.jpg)
See also the Sign of the Times powerpoints here (http://www.public.navy.mil/navsafecen/Pages/presentations/humor_pres.aspx).  Despite the website name these are not necessarily naval or safety-related.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mike on November 15, 2010, 05:03:04 pm
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/temp/P1010747.jpg)

Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: sas on November 15, 2010, 05:45:34 pm
Here's my collection of silly-ish signs (click for larger version):

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3122/2564465751_1222b89cb2_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/manicstreetpreacher/2564465751/)

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/233/458211807_8aa8bee671_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/manicstreetpreacher/458211807/)

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/162/439883717_9d05d59870_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/manicstreetpreacher/439883717/)

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/146/423591679_7e1ea421a2_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/manicstreetpreacher/423591679/)

And just down the down the road from Lord Hereford's Knob:
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4015/4688812244_0a799ee06f_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/manicstreetpreacher/4688812244/)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on November 16, 2010, 10:36:18 am
(http://www.legslarry.org.uk/Signs/sign15.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on November 16, 2010, 10:38:15 am
That's not strictly speaking a silly sign.  More like sensible safety advice, if you ask me.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Clandy on November 23, 2010, 06:57:07 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/Minitar1/ClipartEtc/sign.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: gordon taylor on November 23, 2010, 07:39:38 pm
LOL!!!
 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on November 24, 2010, 09:53:48 am
We use and heartily endorse this product (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/4470516.stm)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Clandy on November 30, 2010, 11:48:27 am
Not really silly, more bloody good!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/Minitar1/ClipartEtc/TrafficPoster.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on November 30, 2010, 11:51:44 am
I was discussing that one with Speshact on Saturday.  I saw one at Vauxhall as well, on Friday.

It's an old cycle campaign slogan, but they've given it a negative twist, suggesting that you can use satnav to break free from the traffic (thus externalising it again), and access the (implied) open roads shown in car adverts.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on November 30, 2010, 01:42:54 pm
I saw that one painted on an autobahn bridge1 near Frankfurt about ten years ago.

1 - In German, obv.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on November 30, 2010, 01:56:57 pm
What is it in German, btw?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Torslanda on November 30, 2010, 01:59:24 pm
Probably about three paragraphs. With a verb at the end.  ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on December 01, 2010, 11:21:49 am
What is it in German, btw?

It was something like "Du sitzt nicht im Stau, du bist Stau" but my memory-branes my not be entirely accurate on this.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 02, 2010, 07:11:53 pm
I've seen that one a few times recently, and I always think:

You are not traffic.
Traffic moves.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Aidan on December 04, 2010, 01:55:42 pm
Not a sign you see every day!  and I wonder what happens if you do

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/pic/?o=RrzKj&pic_id=802024&v=0&size=large
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Torslanda on December 04, 2010, 02:15:27 pm
They explode of course!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Clandy on December 07, 2010, 08:26:52 am
(http://tinyurl.com/2vkm7af)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on December 23, 2010, 01:15:04 pm
This one is not Silly, but still made me fell all happy:

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4105/4975537098_44c8dab20e_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on February 03, 2011, 11:09:33 pm
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2541/3758118631_a552950334_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Salvatore on February 04, 2011, 09:15:06 am
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3448/3731748851_73f46c8893.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner/3731748851/)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: PaulR on April 24, 2011, 10:29:38 pm
(http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f130/PaulRide/onions.jpg)
At Chelsea Physic Garden.  Do the mean "fewer common vegetables" perhaps?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Deano on April 24, 2011, 11:18:26 pm
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5309/5650619161_ed6b7d667d_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/5650619161/)
 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/5650619161/)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Salvatore on May 04, 2011, 09:02:27 am
On my ride home from the Not A Royal Wedding Camping Weekend, there were a couple of times I wondered if I was taking the most direct route:

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5023/5686608832_ec5f00c862.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner/5686608832/)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5181/5686611450_731f47a6f1.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner/5686611450/)

or that I'd wandered into some alternative reality:

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5283/5686049147_3faf00def7.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner/5686049147/)

Quote
The name's origin goes back to the use of the word for the children's game, nowadays spelt tiddlywinks, as rhyming slang for "drinks". The word evolved into slang for a small beershop, according to the Oxford English Dictionary.

Thus Tiddleywink got its name from a cottage in the hamlet that once served beer to passing cattle drovers.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5270/5686046261_d9f46f6b7d.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner/5686046261/)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on May 04, 2011, 09:54:22 am
I was tempted to do a ride through Maryland and Pennsylvania (it wouldn't have been far), but there were arrows on the map persuading me not to. ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Jaded on May 04, 2011, 09:57:01 am
By a car park in Bembridge:

"Private Parking
Houseboats only"
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: ravenbait on May 04, 2011, 12:05:11 pm
Pay close attention to the toilet pan:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3094/3246728583_057f873419.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ravenbait/3246728583/)
Stick toilet in peril! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ravenbait/3246728583/) by Ravenbait (http://www.flickr.com/people/ravenbait/), on Flickr

WTF?

Sam
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Jules on May 05, 2011, 08:55:29 pm
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_eT0LQ33VtbE/TcAJRMnc25I/AAAAAAAAAMI/QVdWCt7NK-w/s512/DSCF1299.jpg)

Cardiff Bay wrestles with its Condor problem
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: border-rider on May 05, 2011, 11:24:57 pm
Elenith riders may have spotted this on the A44 on the way from Rhyader:

(http://www.project-training-course.wanadoo.co.uk/llandegley-airport-2.jpg)

Quote
You can learn quite a bit about the history of Llandegley International by putting "Llandegley International Airport" into a search engine such as Google.

 :)

http://www.llandegleyinternational.com/
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: RJ on May 06, 2011, 10:18:14 am
Not my picture, but:

Norwegian speed bump sign (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fkmr/48131497/)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Charlotte on May 06, 2011, 11:16:48 am
Taken in Tasmania in February.  Were it not for the apostrophe fail...

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_Ua9XvuIKzVk/TYFAlQM1QmI/AAAAAAAADDE/Tdpw_cugLl4/s720/D7K_2668.JPG)

::-)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mike on May 07, 2011, 09:02:07 pm
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/temp/IMG_0248.jpg)

in sunny Cincinnati.  Quite mad, tried to convince me he was Osamas cousin.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: TimO on May 07, 2011, 10:25:13 pm
Are you sure that's not Wowbagger?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Exit Stage Left on May 08, 2011, 12:48:39 pm
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_eT0LQ33VtbE/TcAJRMnc25I/AAAAAAAAAMI/QVdWCt7NK-w/s512/DSCF1299.jpg)

Cardiff Bay wrestles with its Condor problem

Red Kite Feeding has taken off. Google Images (http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.information-britain.co.uk/showpic.php%3Fplaceid%3D1220%26width%3D250&imgrefurl=http://www.information-britain.co.uk/showPlace.cfm%3FPlace_ID%3D1220&usg=__oSvT6O3oiRghx35USTXG62KAoeA=&h=304&w=250&sz=8&hl=en&start=2&zoom=1&itbs=1&tbnid=p3utiN5DKJD9IM:&tbnh=116&tbnw=95&prev=/search%3Fq%3DRed%2BKite%2BFeeding%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG%26biw%3D1074%26bih%3D639%26gbv%3D2%26tbm%3Disch&ei=YILGTZPEMtSr8QOryMj1Bw)
They also frequent rubbish dumps, it's bad enough when Herring Gulls think they can nick your chips without encouraging Buzzards and Kites.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on May 09, 2011, 10:22:49 am
I'm Shure They Do.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on May 09, 2011, 07:40:14 pm
(http://www.weblogr.de/localola/wp-content/fail-owned-school-sign-fail.jpg)

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 10, 2011, 10:05:24 am
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2067/5706008783_074e6c60ab_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/7832028@N02/5706008783/)
Gaol Ferry Brdg City side (http://www.flickr.com/photos/7832028@N02/5706008783/) by Cudzoziemiec (http://www.flickr.com/people/7832028@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2528/5706008833_79674e9247_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/7832028@N02/5706008833/)
Gaol Ferry Brdg S (http://www.flickr.com/photos/7832028@N02/5706008833/) by Cudzoziemiec (http://www.flickr.com/people/7832028@N02/), on Flickr

Guerrilla knitting.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Snakehips on May 12, 2011, 08:14:09 am
There's a sign in Bushy Park , Teddington telling you that 'Barbecue's and Fires are not allowed'.

They could at least be consistant
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Jules on May 13, 2011, 03:53:51 pm
is this silly? - My workplace yesterday.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_eT0LQ33VtbE/Tczm1XZGWaI/AAAAAAAAAQE/yBPmGoYxzCI/s512/2011-05-12%2012.15.13.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on May 22, 2011, 07:14:14 pm
Riding of Cycles Prohibited, inside a lift!

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2598/5747025239_83684661ab_o.jpg)

Coventry Station yesterday. Lousy phone picture, sorry!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on May 22, 2011, 08:37:25 pm
Riding of Cycles Prohibited, inside a lift!

Now that's a challenge.  If only I knew someone who had a bike with exceptionally small wheels...   :D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on May 22, 2011, 10:55:05 pm
Does a trackstand count as riding?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on May 23, 2011, 12:19:42 am
Does a trackstand count as riding?

I suppose it would. It was a big lift. I must confess I've really never considered riding inside a lift but seeing that sign might give me ideas...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on May 23, 2011, 09:15:34 am
My nephew is rather skilled on a unicycle...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on May 23, 2011, 01:00:52 pm
My nephew is rather skilled on a unicycle...

Send him to Coventry?!?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: huggy on May 23, 2011, 04:49:01 pm
Seen whilst on holiday in St. Ives some years ago

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j462/GHuggy/BeerFestivalsmall.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on May 23, 2011, 07:33:49 pm
Beware of parachuting cows:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2759/5751637786_dc9d802985.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2759/5751637786_9f249bda2b_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Deano on May 23, 2011, 11:51:23 pm
I wasn't sure where to put this sign from the NCN in Berwick.  Possibly a contender for Greatest Cumulative Distance on a Roadsign.  But one must query how both Edinburgh and Derby can be North from Berwick.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5110/5752824442_062da382a5.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/5752824442/)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Quisling on May 24, 2011, 11:02:37 am
The sign on the right....

(http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p115/quisling_photos/bede92de.jpg)

Seen in a London pubbe toilet (I think it was the Ship and Shovell in Charing Cross)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: jogler on May 24, 2011, 12:30:14 pm
It would have to be a large bottle to get even a small pickled girl in it
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: deliquium on May 25, 2011, 02:10:33 pm
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3152/5758440346_d6f0c06351_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on May 25, 2011, 02:15:41 pm
It would have to be a large bottle to get even a small pickled girl in it

Circus of Horrors seem to manage (http://www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/ccm/cms-service/stream/image/?image_id=15277472)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: deliquium on May 31, 2011, 12:46:47 pm
Snapped in Victoria Park, Newara Eliya, Sr Lanka, Dec 2007

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2168/2228368265_5533a23bfe_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on May 31, 2011, 01:01:51 pm
The new sign for the 'Explore York' central library.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Sit8eY5eH6k/TeTYgGy7QNI/AAAAAAAAALo/WOEA4qrCZzI/s720/librarysign.JPG)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on May 31, 2011, 01:28:41 pm
Oh deare.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on May 31, 2011, 01:45:47 pm
To be fair to them, there is an 'E'.  It's on another bench, about 15 feet away.

What really really makes my blood boil, is that the benches are where the disabled parking used to be. There is no longer any disabled parking adjacent to the York city centre.

The council (just voted out in the recent election) were a bunch of absolut morons.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on June 02, 2011, 04:52:54 pm
Snapped in Victoria Park, Newara Eliya, Sr Lanka, Dec 2007

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2168/2228368265_5533a23bfe_z.jpg)
"Behave decently" is a term for "no flirting". Another common sign, "Do not create nuisance" means do not urinate in public.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: TimO on June 02, 2011, 05:22:50 pm
Snapped in Victoria Park, Newara Eliya, Sr Lanka, Dec 2007

...
"Behave decently" is a term for "no flirting". Another common sign, "Do not create nuisance" means do not urinate in public.

I'm now really worried over what "Plucking" Flowers means. ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Bluebottle on June 02, 2011, 10:59:10 pm
Sadly no photo of this, but I loved the sign I spotted in Chennai that read, "Smoking is injurious to the health."  There is something about proper Indian English that is sufficiently idiosyncratic to make things all seem theeka. Of course, this polite reminder not to put yourself, or those around you, at risk from inhaling toxic fumes was placed in the central reservation of one of Chennai's busiest roads and I was able to read it as we had been stuck in traffic for half an hour. ::-)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: arvid on June 13, 2011, 07:40:16 pm
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5317/5828551711_a724914538_z.jpg)

I had to make a picture of this at some point. I only come near Titz at brevets.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Jurek on June 22, 2011, 03:20:29 pm
A few from my China collection....
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2719/5859664049_f27dff54e4_b.jpg)
I love the bit on this one which says "The administrative offices of the park have the power to criticize and educate".


(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5022/5859664195_49cb47d49f_b.jpg)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5116/5859664711_b353146740_b.jpg)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5183/5859664565_b32de22b0c_b.jpg)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5185/5859664431_46276b32b8_b.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2718/5860218228_0f8a520fd1_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: sas on June 23, 2011, 12:46:11 am
It must be a very big van to fit everything in
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5067/5759367671_eac9a12e52.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/manicstreetpreacher/5759367671/)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Jaded on August 21, 2011, 05:05:12 pm
At jnct CAKE!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: scott on August 22, 2011, 07:40:31 pm

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1285/4659053662_75608d8b0d_z.jpg)
Shenandoah Mountain, George Washington National Forest, Virginia
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: scott on August 22, 2011, 07:46:29 pm

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4107/4962207599_1bd3d81734_z.jpg)
Virginia Beach
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: interzen on August 22, 2011, 07:50:19 pm

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4107/4962207599_1bd3d81734_z.jpg)
Virginia Beach
Right next door to the Fun House  :o
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: geraldc on August 22, 2011, 08:57:51 pm
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6068/6070776072_a4a64250a3.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/77272293@N00/6070776072/)

A mystery sign in the toilets at Heathrow Terminal 3. It's just a mystery sign by the mens and ladies toilet, but it doesn't lead anywhere. It has the broad shoulders of a man, rather than the slope of the ladies sign.  It was situated next to a fire exit, but it wasn't directly above a door of any sort.

Anyone seen anything like it before?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Andrij on August 22, 2011, 09:10:16 pm
Perhaps it leads to a maintenance room for uni-wheeled service robots?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Adam on August 22, 2011, 09:18:10 pm
A divine exit for a priest?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: scott on August 22, 2011, 10:31:57 pm
Right next door to the Fun House  :o

...and the rest of that building was our hotel! Creepy....
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: nuttycyclist on August 23, 2011, 10:15:08 pm
(http://www.nuttycyclist.co.uk/cycling/photos/ncn71-small.jpg) (http://www.nuttycyclist.co.uk/cycling/farcilities-signs-sustrans.htm)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: David Martin on August 23, 2011, 11:25:51 pm
Bangor IIRC?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: nuttycyclist on August 23, 2011, 11:49:52 pm
Sustrans NCN 71 in Cumbria.

Photo was clickied to original on my website.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Salvatore on August 30, 2011, 07:10:26 pm
(http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h323/nocensure/20110815_1603.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mcshroom on August 30, 2011, 08:16:52 pm
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2154/1805992347_a3f95d4aa9.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mcshroom on August 30, 2011, 08:25:10 pm
Some responses to signs are quite silly too :D (http://static.happyplace.com/assets/images/2011/08/4e4b51b9c4397.jpg)

(http://static.happyplace.com/assets/images/2011/08/4e52d23d756eb.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: tonycollinet on August 31, 2011, 02:20:01 pm
Snapped in Victoria Park, Newara Eliya, Sr Lanka, Dec 2007

...
"Behave decently" is a term for "no flirting". Another common sign, "Do not create nuisance" means do not urinate in public.

I'm now really worried over what "Plucking" Flowers means. ;D

Given the rural surroundings - I think it is a spoonerism  ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: David Martin on August 31, 2011, 11:11:42 pm
Snapped in Victoria Park, Newara Eliya, Sr Lanka, Dec 2007

...
"Behave decently" is a term for "no flirting". Another common sign, "Do not create nuisance" means do not urinate in public.

I'm now really worried over what "Plucking" Flowers means. ;D

Given the rural surroundings - I think it is a spoonerism  ;D

As in 'Do not dig up this garden, berated tractorman'?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Canardly on September 03, 2011, 09:00:56 pm
Elenith riders may have spotted this on the A44 on the way from Rhyader:

(http://www.project-training-course.wanadoo.co.uk/llandegley-airport-2.jpg)

Quote
You can learn quite a bit about the history of Llandegley International by putting "Llandegley International Airport" into a search engine such as Google.

 :)

http://www.llandegleyinternational.com/


Passed this today and made me chuckle, I was in a car though returning from a week in Wales. lots of cyclists around climbing those there hills.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Adam on September 04, 2011, 01:59:12 pm
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a239/FlyingDodo/IMG_0839.jpg)

Seen next to the air machine at the petrol station halfway down Reigate Hill.


You can just see 50p written in the gap, although in real life, it wasn't clear at all.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Adam on September 04, 2011, 02:00:03 pm
(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a239/FlyingDodo/IMG_0836.jpg)

A local estate agent in Littlehampton!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Salvatore on September 08, 2011, 11:15:27 am
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6194/6126291107_4d2f3c49ea.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner/6126291107/)

Does anyone else find the smug triumphalist smile on the car rather inappropriate?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: JStone on September 08, 2011, 12:31:24 pm
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6194/6126291107_4d2f3c49ea.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner/6126291107/)

Does anyone else find the smug triumphalist smile on the car rather inappropriate?

snap!

Seen last week, on a French cycle path

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_9Ae_dGIUcWs/THL6300Eb0I/AAAAAAAAAng/uJTcmgOhixA/s720/IMG_2746.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: deliquium on September 28, 2011, 06:07:03 pm
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6152/6192683344_0780ec243e.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Andrij on September 28, 2011, 07:45:08 pm
Some of these have been seen before, but there are plenty of new ones here, too.

http://www.happyplace.com/4286/brilliantly-sarcastic-responses-to-completely-well-meaning-signs
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: PaulF on September 28, 2011, 08:21:51 pm
No photo but at my local Sainsburys when the self check out machine breaks down they put a sign on it saying "sorry for the convenience"
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: David Martin on September 28, 2011, 09:28:48 pm
I'm not sure if the person who put hte sign 'This toilet is out of order. Apologies for the inconvenience' was into bad puns or just missed it totally..
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 29, 2011, 02:52:48 pm
http://www.happyplace.com/4286/brilliantly-sarcastic-responses-to-completely-well-meaning-signs

Like ^^^^

I am told that on the Col des Chandeliers in Niger there is a sign warning of "Piste dangereuse pour 200 km".  To which has been added:

"Not if we can cycle it!  Rog & Tony, 7/2/87"

They must have been BRITONS.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Gus on October 01, 2011, 04:37:34 pm

Got this one from a friend of mine :

(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b231/gus69/penissign.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on October 02, 2011, 10:59:10 am
Gus, that is brilliant.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: bobb on October 02, 2011, 11:16:59 am
Not so brilliantly 'shopped...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on October 02, 2011, 11:19:23 am
True enough.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: deliquium on October 09, 2011, 03:18:28 pm
Have we had this one?

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2508/3687988221_164d06058f_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: deliquium on October 09, 2011, 03:30:47 pm
Or this?

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6012/5909075125_972425b13d_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: deliquium on October 09, 2011, 03:31:49 pm
And . . . this?

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6058/5909076469_3c74ee34cf_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: deliquium on October 09, 2011, 03:34:01 pm
And  . . . . lastly

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6053/5909669092_b4784a0ce7_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: deliquium on October 09, 2011, 03:35:30 pm
If  . . . I may be permitted one more?

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5160/5909111583_1218808b2e_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: deliquium on October 09, 2011, 03:42:47 pm
Am I boring you?

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5273/5909155469_80f7196519_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: deliquium on October 09, 2011, 03:45:19 pm
OK. ONE last one - taken in Vatican City apparently

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5235/5909165635_29e7f7c0d9_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: deliquium on October 09, 2011, 03:46:42 pm
Will remove any or all if they're old hat - and I just can't keep pace?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Rhys W on October 09, 2011, 04:32:19 pm
And . . . this?

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6058/5909076469_3c74ee34cf_b.jpg)

This is obvious - "the strip of black brush material IS NOT for shining your shoes!"
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: red marley on October 09, 2011, 04:41:58 pm
And . . . this?

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6058/5909076469_3c74ee34cf_b.jpg)

This is obvious - "the strip of black brush material IS NOT for shining your shoes!"

And if you do, the black lizard of death will surely pounce upon your back and administer swift justice.


I also notice that the shop to the right, espeically in the dog carrying sign is in danger of Godwinising this thread.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: deliquium on October 09, 2011, 05:00:10 pm
I thought it was the Italian version of the British "no spitting on the bus", as in "no kicking on the escalator"
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Jaded on October 11, 2011, 08:48:53 pm
(http://www.alfiecat.co.uk/yetacf/no_entry.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mike on October 17, 2011, 04:10:57 pm
some cambridge graffiti:

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/L1000542.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: PaulF on October 17, 2011, 04:42:13 pm
On a hotel room safe (approx 16"x4"x12") "Danger of Suffocation"
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Feanor on November 03, 2011, 09:23:40 pm
from Namibia

(http://www.bosphorus.f2s.com/capricorn.jpg)

I'm going to call SNAP on that one...
Namibia 2008, Mr & Mrs Feanor, with Junior 1&2 hanging off the sign.

(http://www.lowe-family.me.uk/Dsc_0020a.jpg)



--
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Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hatler on November 03, 2011, 10:57:02 pm
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6035/6310663438_15841a2f10.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mrs Pingu on November 04, 2011, 09:10:53 pm
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6227/6312791067_9c389274ae_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/6312791067/)
IMAG0260 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/6312791067/) by The Pingus (http://www.flickr.com/people/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Andrij on November 05, 2011, 06:32:36 am
(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/56478000/jpg/_56478954_keepklear-firestation.jpg)

From BBC news (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-15595548).

Perfektly sensible spelling (though KLEER would have been even better).  :smug:
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on November 05, 2011, 08:56:54 am
Is that Krusty the Klown's garage?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ham on November 05, 2011, 09:40:58 am
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-7DKMiUOY4Gk/TrUEdr669kI/AAAAAAAAfcU/esW2k5KEXWw/s800/Photo0235.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on November 05, 2011, 07:03:20 pm
Precise - did you check it?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kevina9 on November 06, 2011, 08:03:49 pm
Not as precise as this one :

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6100/6319663006_462a7d9df5.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/31828224@N05/6319663006/)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mcshroom on November 06, 2011, 08:11:55 pm
Sadly cameras are prohibited at my workplace, but we have a whole set of height barriers over the roads marked with a maximum height of 5.3340m
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kevina9 on November 06, 2011, 08:42:27 pm
Why can't they just say 17' 6" (precisely).   :facepalm:

Flip side of that coin might be the 38mph speed limit in Windsor Great Park (http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/859388).



Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on November 06, 2011, 08:52:27 pm
Not as precise as this one :

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6100/6319663006_462a7d9df5.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/31828224@N05/6319663006/)

The precision of the distance is the same.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 06, 2011, 09:06:59 pm
Many trucks in India have hand-painted signs saying they are restricted to 48km/h, clearly a conversion from 30mph. Wikipedia tells me that "India's conversion to the metric system occurred in stages between 1955 and 1962." The trucks weren't quite that old, that's for sure.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Jurek on November 06, 2011, 09:10:30 pm
Sadly cameras are prohibited at my workplace, but we have a whole set of height barriers over the roads marked with a maximum height of 5.3340m

You don't work at Sellafield, do you? ;)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mcshroom on November 06, 2011, 09:50:37 pm
Sadly cameras are prohibited at my workplace, but we have a whole set of height barriers over the roads marked with a maximum height of 5.3340m

You don't work at Sellafield, do you? ;)

You might very well think that; I couldn't possibly comment.  O:-)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Basil on November 07, 2011, 07:40:33 am
This is a sign on the bar at my local.
Me, from time to time, "Oh, you're still out of Quibbles?" "When do the new stocks of Quibbles arrive?"  etc etc

<repeat until funny>  :facepalm:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/Bloke_on_a_bike/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC00673.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: tiermat on November 07, 2011, 09:18:13 am
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6227/6312791067_9c389274ae_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/6312791067/)
IMAG0260 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/6312791067/) by The Pingus (http://www.flickr.com/people/the_pingus/), on Flickr

Stavanger by any chance?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kevina9 on November 07, 2011, 09:23:12 am
Not as precise as this one :

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6100/6319663006_462a7d9df5.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/31828224@N05/6319663006/)

The precision of the distance is the same.

Ah yes, but if you look closely, my sign has a little arrow that indicates the precise point from which to measure!   :smug:
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Gruff on November 09, 2011, 08:07:17 pm
I can see what they were going for here, I'm not sure the end result is quite what was envisioned though:

(http://i43.tinypic.com/28hh5j4.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: David Martin on November 10, 2011, 10:52:52 am
Passed a crane on my way in today 'James Jack, lifting specialists'. Nominative determinism
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on November 10, 2011, 11:28:33 am
I see those cranes frequently & I've never made the connection  :-[
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Deano on November 10, 2011, 01:31:31 pm
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6103/6331152993_8885facd0b_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/6331152993/)
the best 1 km ın Deutschland? (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/6331152993/) by dean.clementson (http://www.flickr.com/people/30024450@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Deano on November 10, 2011, 03:05:56 pm
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6031/6332096412_f80b4a1732_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/6332096412/)
anyone for fast food? (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/6332096412/) by dean.clementson (http://www.flickr.com/people/30024450@N04/), on Flickr

Anyone?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Deano on November 10, 2011, 03:06:58 pm
From Serbia (as was the previous one).  I reckon thıs means: magicians operate in the area. Never trust magicians.

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6059/6332096424_59714ae822_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/6332096424/)
mysterious sign in Serbia (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/6332096424/) by dean.clementson (http://www.flickr.com/people/30024450@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: tiermat on November 10, 2011, 03:11:27 pm
that last one is crying out for someone to put rabbit ears on it.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: spesh on November 10, 2011, 03:14:51 pm
From Serbia (as was the previous one).  I reckon thıs means: magicians operate in the area. Never trust magicians.

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6059/6332096424_59714ae822_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/6332096424/)

Beware of Greeks bearing giftwrap.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 10, 2011, 05:08:50 pm
Shake your carpets here.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on November 12, 2011, 12:35:18 am
Yay! Bogroll!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 18, 2011, 11:44:33 am
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6046/6357760161_c2cb230dba.jpg)

Taken from my Tardis.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Arch on November 18, 2011, 02:23:42 pm
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y179/Eversley/DSC_0139.jpg)
Issues with boundaries.
 ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: nuttycyclist on November 21, 2011, 04:15:27 pm
Anybody got a better photo of this one?

Top of A13 sliproad from M25.  Cycle lane painted, Cycle Route sign, and on same pole "cyclists dismount"  ::-) ::-) ::-)

Google Streetview (http://g.co/maps/xjkba)

Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Adam on November 26, 2011, 03:42:59 pm
Seen near Cape Town (surprisingly enough).

(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a239/FlyingDodo/Misc/DSCF0095.jpg)

Makes it seem as though the plants have been misbehaving, and are doing time.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Bledlow on December 04, 2011, 09:57:00 pm
Many trucks in India have hand-painted signs saying they are restricted to 48km/h, clearly a conversion from 30mph. Wikipedia tells me that "India's conversion to the metric system occurred in stages between 1955 and 1962." The trucks weren't quite that old, that's for sure.
I remember the railway stations in Sri Lanka in the mid 1980s having signs with eerily precise metric altitude figures, given to the centimetre. Eerily precise until converted to Imperial measures, that is, in which they were rather round figures, often multiples of 10 feet.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 04, 2011, 10:05:15 pm
Mind you, I have in the fridge a bottle of milk labelled 2.272 litres. Ludicrous overprecision is a global phenomenon.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: citoyen on December 12, 2011, 12:27:12 pm
Going through the Dartford crossing on Saturday, I noticed a sign on the toll booth that made me do a double take. I didn't get a picture myself but I tweeted Carlton Reid about it and it turns out someone has already sent him a picture of it...

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4123/4876099334_9d91af1658.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/carltonreid/4876099334/)
Dartford Crossing in Cloud Cuckoo Land has 'Road Fund Tax'. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/carltonreid/4876099334/) by carltonreid (http://www.flickr.com/people/carltonreid/), on Flickr

 :facepalm:

d.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 12, 2011, 12:46:29 pm
Yeah, everyone knows its proper name is the Motor Car Exercise Licence Duty!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: tiermat on December 13, 2011, 09:02:30 am
Not a sign, but funny none the less....

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-1qh68huz5Hs/TuakVB6I26I/AAAAAAAAE9U/z3O8o9iJf_U/s687/when-internet-is-down.jpeg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on January 05, 2012, 10:32:41 pm
Not a silly sign as such, but an odd name

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/P1010312.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: pcolbeck on January 06, 2012, 02:05:37 pm
No photo as I am driving when I pass it. At the top of the M1 extension to the A1 going north there is a sign that says "no services on M1". It is positioned approximately 500 yards from the end of the M1. Why they felt they needed to tell everyone  there were no service in the next 500 yards I have no idea.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Adam on January 06, 2012, 08:14:01 pm
(http://www.sawstonfreechurch.org.uk/lejog/oopsday12.jpg)

Somewhere in Scotland on Bruce's LEJOG ride (http://www.sawstonfreechurch.org.uk/lejog/leblog.htm).

I came across that stretch in June - we just cycled through the road works, dodging the bulldozers!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mike on January 06, 2012, 08:25:09 pm
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/L1003594.jpg)

that's deliberate, isnt it?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on January 10, 2012, 01:48:16 pm
(http://www.lovebryan.com/friends/brunt/data/upimages/beach6_pickle.jpg)

I don't think they know their onions.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on January 10, 2012, 03:00:19 pm
It's not an olive, it's not that old, is the landscape flat?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on January 10, 2012, 04:47:18 pm
Quote
somewhere just past the peidmont region there is a town called mount olive. it is shockingly flat and no one there seemed to mention olives. it is, however, the pickle capitol of the country.
It is in the USA - North Carolina - so I guess that counts as fairly old by their standards. Almost.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on January 10, 2012, 08:02:02 pm
Well, gee, that's helpful:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0163.jpg)

fwiw, the cycle parking is hidden round the corner from the entrance with no signage.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on January 10, 2012, 08:05:14 pm
Is that metal thing visible on the r/h edge of the photo a cycle parking stand or some kind of fence? Perhaps a fence designed to facilitate access for wheelchairs, prams, etc, in some incredibly cunning way?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on January 10, 2012, 08:07:27 pm
It is a cycle parking stand.  Somewhat like a tall Sheffield with a diagonal bracing for some reason.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on January 10, 2012, 09:26:51 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/002.jpg)

Not such a silly sign, you might think.  Just the name of a road.  Till you see all the houses on that road:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/003.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Andrij on January 10, 2012, 09:33:39 pm
You could tease SimonL with that street sign, maybe even get him to divert a ride down that road.  ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on January 10, 2012, 09:50:03 pm
Since it's near Crystal Palace, I don't think anyone's legs would thank me if I did ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on January 11, 2012, 09:15:35 am
The etymology of bungalow is actually from "bangla" it literally means "a house in Bengali style" rather than a one-floored house. So it could be argued that street name was appropriate if there were houses like that in turn-of-the-century Calcutta. But somehow I doubt there were.  :)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on January 11, 2012, 11:45:10 am
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/003.jpg)

Chain's a bit slack ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Quisling on January 11, 2012, 12:44:29 pm
The etymology of bungalow is actually from "bangla" it literally means "a house in Bengali style" rather than a one-floored house. So it could be argued that street name was appropriate if there were houses like that in turn-of-the-century Calcutta. But somehow I doubt there were.  :)

And I thought it was because the builders " bung a low" roof on the house....

IGMC
Q
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on January 11, 2012, 03:21:16 pm
Indeed so, M le Maire.  Very badly worn.  Tis now replaced with a twangy new one.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on January 15, 2012, 10:31:55 pm
Not a conventionally silly sign, but this (http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=crown+inn+uley&ll=51.6861,-2.301636&spn=0.014527,0.042272&client=opera&oe=utf-8&channel=suggest&hq=crown+inn&hnear=Uley,+Gloucestershire,+United+Kingdom&t=h&z=15&vpsrc=0&layer=c&cbll=51.686154,-2.301407&panoid=xKXeDdauEf7yMXejp9DBbA&cbp=12,40.9,,0,0) made me laugh when I saw it this afternoon. Perhaps because for some reason I misread it (willful delusion?) as downhill.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: why1040 on January 15, 2012, 10:44:17 pm
I didn't see it, but nabbed it off a friend...

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7026/6704103283_aa30cee328.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/65398243@N06/6704103283/)
393656_327147453965114_100000095860986_1274306_1463006830_n (http://www.flickr.com/photos/65398243@N06/6704103283/) by Chrisando74 (http://www.flickr.com/people/65398243@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Deano on January 17, 2012, 04:09:32 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7001/6714921861_35433a7189_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/6714921861/)
Persian Gulf ahoy! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/6714921861/) by dean.clementson (http://www.flickr.com/people/30024450@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Deano on January 17, 2012, 05:29:10 pm
A couple from Dubai. In the first one, I have no idea what the two at top and middle right mean.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7014/6715277863_93330ac1e9_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/6715277863/)
the rules for the pedestrian underpass (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/6715277863/) by dean.clementson (http://www.flickr.com/people/30024450@N04/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7003/6715277837_801a13e078_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/6715277837/)
the rules of Dubai Beach (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/6715277837/) by dean.clementson (http://www.flickr.com/people/30024450@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: HTFB on January 17, 2012, 05:35:16 pm
A couple from Dubai. In the first one, I have no idea what the two at top and middle right mean.

No dematerialization transporters; no jetpacks and no skeleton lugeing.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on January 17, 2012, 07:53:00 pm
No shitting while standing up?

No lurking under the bleachers.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Adam on January 17, 2012, 10:15:06 pm
I would have thought the second one was some sort of anti-audax sign, to go in bus shelters.   No sitting down for a rest, and no sleeping allowed.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Butterfly on January 17, 2012, 10:24:54 pm
No cheating at Twister.
No Psychiatrist consultations.
 :)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Domestique on January 19, 2012, 06:18:18 pm
Although its there for good intention  :facepalm:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7011/6726669593_55ba7cb199_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on January 19, 2012, 07:27:50 pm
At the Curborough Craft Centre cafe

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0175.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on January 19, 2012, 07:31:36 pm
Good to see they're okay with spork-wielding bent lowlifes, though.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: rower40 on January 19, 2012, 07:45:49 pm
Between us, I think we broke all of those. ::-)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Adam on January 19, 2012, 08:53:16 pm
Who was slapping & tickling the wenches then??
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: jogler on January 19, 2012, 08:57:47 pm
Don't know.I was first to leave.Seems like I should have stayed longer.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on January 21, 2012, 10:55:41 pm
Actually quite a sensible sign in the cafe at lunchtime.  Sorry I couldn't get any closer for a shot. 

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0190.jpg)

Apparently, some customers have taken offence ;D

Personally, I think we need one on the door of the forum.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: rower40 on February 02, 2012, 08:21:32 pm
(http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm63/rower40/Temporary/IMAG0020.jpg)

Or should we have a separate thread for over-size/inappropriate computer error messages in public places?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ham on February 02, 2012, 08:23:56 pm
Best malfunction I ever saw was years ago at a station. The ticket machine (running NT) had blue screened and the punter was trying to understand the instructions....
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on February 02, 2012, 08:28:06 pm
Or should we have a separate thread for over-size/inappropriate computer error messages in public places?

Good call.  I have a photo somewhere of an entire shop front filled by a projected BSOD...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: border-rider on February 02, 2012, 08:30:42 pm
I once spent an entire transatlantic flight looking at a flickering Red Hat boot menu where the inflight entertainment was meant to be.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on February 05, 2012, 07:43:44 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7009/6824956089_84c9e04e33.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Jaded on February 06, 2012, 10:09:37 am
(http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm63/rower40/Temporary/IMAG0020.jpg)

Or should we have a separate thread for over-size/inappropriate computer error messages in public places?

Good the see that platform 3/4 does exist.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: rower40 on February 06, 2012, 12:53:30 pm
Good the see that platform 3/4 does exist.
Good point.  This sign had platform 3 on the right, and platform 4 on the left.

Platform codes are 3-character ASCII.  So "3/4" is legit, but "9 3/4" is not.  Letters are often appended to the platform numbers, not only to indicate which end of the platform is being referred to, but sometimes for other purposes.  E.g. platform "11X" at York means "Come in to platform 11 on a warner route, so that the full 180m overlap beyond the exit signal is not available".  Platform "17F" at Edinburgh means "17-Front" - i.e. there's another train waiting on the buffer stops, and the incoming train is double-docking on top.

One very-commonly-used platform code at *almost* every station is "BUS".
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on February 06, 2012, 03:11:10 pm
It's platform 3\4 </pedant>
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: David Martin on February 11, 2012, 09:39:20 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7186/6857322711_8fae30e9d4_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidmam/6857322711/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidmam/6857322711/) by davidmamartin (http://www.flickr.com/people/davidmam/), on Flickr

No, I've no idea either.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: cycleman on February 12, 2012, 01:57:19 pm
blocked sewer pipe ahead  ???  :)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: David Martin on February 12, 2012, 07:37:51 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7207/6864284041_75941b4f7c_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidmam/6864284041/)
Colourblind (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidmam/6864284041/) by davidmamartin (http://www.flickr.com/people/davidmam/), on Flickr

The last word is correct. The other two are hopelessly wrong.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Basil on February 14, 2012, 11:59:07 am
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-16983788
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Deano on February 20, 2012, 08:55:57 am
Pushkar.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7047/6908479839_4d600e5d2d_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/6908479839/)
notice in Pushkar (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/6908479839/) by dean.clementson (http://www.flickr.com/people/30024450@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Deano on February 20, 2012, 09:04:15 am
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7048/6908509377_fc0982b9a8_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/6908509377/)
Kakelaw, Rajasthan (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/6908509377/) by dean.clementson (http://www.flickr.com/people/30024450@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Deano on February 20, 2012, 09:18:36 am
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7038/6908547579_4a1d74757f_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/6908547579/)
Indian advertising (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/6908547579/) by dean.clementson (http://www.flickr.com/people/30024450@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Deano on February 20, 2012, 09:27:14 am
...and the last one for now:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7201/6908588525_a0a88c95be_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/6908588525/)
for those who are lost... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/6908588525/) by dean.clementson (http://www.flickr.com/people/30024450@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on February 22, 2012, 02:13:26 pm
Maybe a lump hammer for a visit to the ad agency?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mcshroom on February 26, 2012, 10:55:23 pm
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-jEqbwV5yz00/T0q3X9fYHGI/AAAAAAAAAx4/BpxRMSlQn2U/s640/Photo0139.jpg)

stuck to a hand dryer in Ulverston Coronation Hall. Any ideas?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on February 26, 2012, 10:58:29 pm
Something to do with Valiant?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mcshroom on February 26, 2012, 10:59:58 pm
Something to do with Valiant?
I almost put it in "I saw this and thought of you" :)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: welshwheels on March 11, 2012, 05:48:07 pm
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=158921210828133&set=a.148776941842560.38635.100001307660367&type=3&theater
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: jogler on March 11, 2012, 06:03:07 pm
no piccy
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mcshroom on March 11, 2012, 06:19:13 pm
no piccy
+1
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Jaded on March 13, 2012, 05:17:00 pm
It's a sign...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mcshroom on March 14, 2012, 07:04:33 pm
Seen on the way home today: -

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-FOH9Z2Y5W_Q/T2Dq9oYBdlI/AAAAAAAAA24/h7bXhM7hyoc/s512/DSCF1056.JPG)

So you advertise that the van is limited to a speed faster than it's allowed to go on any UK road :facepalm:
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Wombat on March 14, 2012, 08:42:58 pm
I once spent an entire transatlantic flight looking at a flickering Red Hat boot menu where the inflight entertainment was meant to be.

Air New Zealand's Boeing 777-200ER's run Windows CE (!) on theirs  (this was 10 days ago...).  Had to reboot the inflight entertainment screens 3 times and they still didn't work.  We got given better seats for the second leg of the trip back from Auckland to Heathrow...  13 hrs looking at a stuck reboot screen isn't exciting.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on March 15, 2012, 11:00:08 am
I once spent an entire transatlantic flight looking at a flickering Red Hat boot menu where the inflight entertainment was meant to be.

Air New Zealand's Boeing 777-200ER's run Windows CE (!) on theirs  (this was 10 days ago...).  Had to reboot the inflight entertainment screens 3 times and they still didn't work.  We got given better seats for the second leg of the trip back from Auckland to Heathrow...  13 hrs looking at a stuck reboot screen isn't exciting.
Probably runs on old Playstation hardware. The later versions used Windows CE
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on March 17, 2012, 06:28:15 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0328.jpg)

I misread this one slightly.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 17, 2012, 06:39:23 pm
As "whose boxes" no doubt.  :)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ham on March 18, 2012, 10:06:52 pm
Didn't really know where to put this.... Classified tips? But a recession special needs wider currency.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-dbmpBZ8EKxQ/T2ZXZIx1DSI/AAAAAAAAgSw/Au3V9Dtl1LY/s640/S0180525.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Jaded on March 19, 2012, 09:02:32 am
Wouldn't those rusty boobs be a bit scratchy?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: tiermat on March 19, 2012, 09:09:17 am
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0328.jpg)

I misread this one slightly.

Oddly enough I saw one of them on Saturday (obviously not the same one you saw) and mis-read it too....
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Bledlow on March 19, 2012, 01:05:44 pm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-16983788
Not silly at all. I've seen the results of someone used to squat toilets getting confused by a sit-down crapper. Not nice.  :sick:
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Jules on March 19, 2012, 02:29:46 pm
Indeed - a university not far from here with a large number of middle-eastern students now installs both types of toilet.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: AndyK on March 22, 2012, 10:11:51 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/Minitar1/Random/textingsign.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: David Martin on March 27, 2012, 01:37:35 pm
This one is quite a boast.. On the door of one of the other rooms of the hotel at which I am currently a resident.
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7049/6874595730_b48e168cf4_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidmam/6874595730/)
Curious sign on a hotel room door (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidmam/6874595730/) by davidmamartin (http://www.flickr.com/people/davidmam/), on Flickr

Edit:
I now know why the comment 'Soap suds' was left on the Flickr page. Apparently this refers to a fictitious liason between two characters in a long-running northern soap opera.. Only about half Britain know that, but obviously not me.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on March 28, 2012, 04:41:58 pm
And it is patently untrue, since all three named are fictional. :o
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: PaulR on March 30, 2012, 09:45:40 pm
(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6092/7030308675_48718e2224_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62297839@N05/7030308675/)
catfoodfail (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62297839@N05/7030308675/)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: PaulR on March 30, 2012, 09:46:56 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7121/6884208366_84d647dc26_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62297839@N05/6884208366/)


On a bus passing through Forest Hill earlier this year.  Did they think the residents of SE23 would see this and think, "Oh yes, I must invest in some UAE government bonds"? (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62297839@N05/6884208366/)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mrs Pingu on March 31, 2012, 03:57:47 pm
In CPH:
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7209/6885960536_19eae93e77.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/6885960536/)
IMG_5305 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/6885960536/) by The Pingus (http://www.flickr.com/people/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on March 31, 2012, 08:36:49 pm
http://tinyurl.com/6sopl2w
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mcshroom on April 01, 2012, 04:02:35 pm
http://tinyurl.com/6sopl2w

I wasn't hallucinating yesterday then :)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on April 02, 2012, 03:17:11 pm
http://tinyurl.com/6sopl2w

I wasn't hallucinating yesterday then :)

Not at that point, anyway  ;)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: LindaG on April 05, 2012, 09:41:47 pm
(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm310/lindagordinho/Maundy%20Thursday%20ride%20050412/MaundayThursdayWalk2012029.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on April 06, 2012, 10:23:10 pm
That's a wee bit harsh  :o
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: AndyK on April 07, 2012, 06:03:01 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/Minitar1/Random/niceday.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on April 09, 2012, 02:12:53 pm
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5235/7060161691_368f93deea_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/7060161691/)
IMG_0063 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/7060161691/) by The Pingus (http://www.flickr.com/people/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on April 09, 2012, 02:13:14 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7274/7060159921_dc546de4e5_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/7060159921/)
IMG_0062 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/7060159921/) by The Pingus (http://www.flickr.com/people/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Jurek on April 10, 2012, 09:50:17 am
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5040/7063819103_9f7233c522_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on April 10, 2012, 08:17:42 pm
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5339/6919237102_c641de3c8a_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/6919237102/)
IMG_0262 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/6919237102/) by The Pingus (http://www.flickr.com/people/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Tim Hall on April 11, 2012, 08:21:08 am
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-U5g-FvXHlsc/T4MXmFPq2lI/AAAAAAAADJA/KbK2Fxf-gog/s800/IMGP7726.JPG)

Two things:

1. No apostrophe.

2. Ew.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on April 16, 2012, 09:31:07 am
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMG_0325.jpg)

Well, not very silly.

Till you see the 'verical' drop:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMG_0326.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on April 16, 2012, 06:30:53 pm
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-U5g-FvXHlsc/T4MXmFPq2lI/AAAAAAAADJA/KbK2Fxf-gog/s800/IMGP7726.JPG)

Two things:

1. No apostrophe.

2. Ew.

Nahh, you've got it all wrong.  It's an observation, like "CYCLISTS DISMOUNT".  After all, farmers very frequently do own seed.   :D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Jurek on April 16, 2012, 06:43:50 pm
Forgetting, for one moment, the cyclist's apparel (for that was clearly a 03:00am decision by the graphic design department)...
And apologies for the slightly shaky Nokia-not-Nikon quality of the photo....

But am I alone in seeing some (a lot of)  irony in this train-mounted ad?

Aren't bikes banned from the Olympic Stadium for the duration? Or have I got that wrong?

Andrij?

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5324/6938479584_12cba15bd3_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Andrij on April 16, 2012, 09:05:47 pm
No bikes in the Olympic Park for the duration of the Games (including Para-Olympics).  The Greenway will be shut to cyclist, at least the bit which goes along the Park.  The Lea towpath will also be shut starting well before the games.  BTW, neither the Greenway nor towpath go through the Park itself, just along side it for a bit.  You'll be able to ride your bike to near the Park, but you'll have to park up and join the peds for careful vetting to make sure you're not planning to spend any cash and/or bringing in/wearing anything not produced by one of the sponsors.

Sorry, should that have been in the Rant thread?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: scott on April 17, 2012, 12:01:13 am
(http://i40.tinypic.com/ve9jwk.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: AndyK on April 17, 2012, 08:28:28 am

Well, not very silly.

Till you see the 'verical' drop:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMG_0326.jpg)

At least it is safely locked up so no-one can steal it.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ham on April 17, 2012, 08:33:36 am
Forgetting, for one moment, the cyclist's apparel (for that was clearly a 03:00am decision by the graphic design department)...
And apologies for the slightly shaky Nokia-not-Nikon quality of the photo....

But am I alone in seeing some (a lot of)  irony in this train-mounted ad?

Aren't bikes banned from the Olympic Stadium for the duration? Or have I got that wrong?

Andrij?

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5324/6938479584_12cba15bd3_b.jpg)

Yebbut (leaving aside the image.... hard though that is) isn't the message a simple one "Getting about during the Olympics in London will be easier on a bike"? From what I can make out it makes no mention of getting to the Games themselves.

So the ad isn't silly, but if one of "us" fails to see it that way, and we know that bike is the quickest way at ANY time, it is still a massive fail. Fits with the image, tbh
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 17, 2012, 10:04:14 am
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5112/7086758227_ec41791e13.jpg)

Of course, dear.

(It might be too blurry to read; it says "MOVE OVER------>")
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: David Martin on April 17, 2012, 11:33:35 am
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5112/7086758227_ec41791e13.jpg)

Of course, dear.

(It might be too blurry to read; it says "MOVE OVER------>")

Which is a bit silly as nobody will be able to read it in their mirror...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ham on April 17, 2012, 11:39:27 am
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5112/7086758227_ec41791e13.jpg)

Of course, dear.

(It might be too blurry to read; it says "MOVE OVER------>")

Which is a bit silly as nobody will be able to read it in their mirror...

Don't be even sillier, it is quite legible as it intended to be read by oncoming cars as the driver of the penismobile overtakes.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 17, 2012, 11:50:01 am
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5112/7086758227_ec41791e13.jpg)

Of course, dear.

(It might be too blurry to read; it says "MOVE OVER------>")

Which is a bit silly as nobody will be able to read it in their mirror...

Don't be even sillier, it is quite legible as it intended to be read by oncoming cars as the driver of the penismobile overtakes.
Both wrong! It is written in mirror writing (IIRC - it's such a blurry phone photo even I can't read it properly  :-[ )
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: ScumOfTheRoad on April 17, 2012, 12:08:41 pm
No bikes in the Olympic Park for the duration of the Games (including Para-Olympics). ...
Sorry, should that have been in the Rant thread?

Andrij has it. I saw this poster this morning, and thought it ridiculous.
You can also add that bicycles will be banned from the Olympics road lanes, so you won't be going anywhere fast on a bike near the Olympics anyway.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ham on April 17, 2012, 12:24:25 pm
No bikes in the Olympic Park for the duration of the Games (including Para-Olympics). ...
Sorry, should that have been in the Rant thread?

Andrij has it. I saw this poster this morning, and thought it ridiculous.
You can also add that bicycles will be banned from the Olympics road lanes, so you won't be going anywhere fast on a bike near the Olympics anyway.

Yes, but is it referring to travel in general or travel to the Olympic Games?

And less of the doom mongering, please. There are very few Olympic lanes, and all easily avoided on a bike (http://www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloads/corporate/london-2012-olympic-route-network.pdf)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mcshroom on April 17, 2012, 08:23:09 pm
No bikes in the Olympic Park for the duration of the Games (including Para-Olympics). ...
Sorry, should that have been in the Rant thread?

Andrij has it. I saw this poster this morning, and thought it ridiculous.
You can also add that bicycles will be banned from the Olympics road lanes, so you won't be going anywhere fast on a bike near the Olympics anyway.
Yes, but is it referring to travel in general or travel to the Olympic Games?

And less of the doom mongering, please. There are very few Olympic lanes, and all easily avoided on a bike (http://www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloads/corporate/london-2012-olympic-route-network.pdf)

Looking at the TfL site, I'm not sure they've actually got the paperwork in to legally stop cyclists being in them: -

Quote
Games Lanes
These clearly marked lanes will be on about a third of the ORN/PRN and, when operational, they will not be open to general traffic. They will only be available for accredited vehicles and the adjacent lane will remain open to general traffic. To avoid a fine, don't drive on Games Lanes when operational.

Cycling
Cyclists will be able to use the ORN but won't be able to use most of the Games Lanes as they are offside (away from the kerb) - not the preferred road position for cyclists.
Arrangements will be made to allow cyclists to travel in most of the nearside Games Lanes.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ham on April 18, 2012, 08:49:59 am
Forgetting, for one moment, the cyclist's apparel (for that was clearly a 03:00am decision by the graphic design department)...
And apologies for the slightly shaky Nokia-not-Nikon quality of the photo....

But am I alone in seeing some (a lot of)  irony in this train-mounted ad?

Aren't bikes banned from the Olympic Stadium for the duration? Or have I got that wrong?

Andrij?

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5324/6938479584_12cba15bd3_b.jpg)

Yebbut (leaving aside the image.... hard though that is) isn't the message a simple one "Getting about during the Olympics in London will be easier on a bike"? From what I can make out it makes no mention of getting to the Games themselves.

So the ad isn't silly, but if one of "us" fails to see it that way, and we know that bike is the quickest way at ANY time, it is still a massive fail. Fits with the image, tbh

Seen this in the giveaway  paper this morning, and the message is "Bike could be quicker for your journey", there is another one "Walking could be quicker", nothing to do with getting to the games.

The image is of a granny in a dress with helmet, hi-viz and tri-bars. Probably drawn after lunch.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: drossall on April 22, 2012, 07:06:28 pm
Seen yesterday on the way to the Olympic Park:

(http://www.rossall.plus.com/beauty.jpg)

They've got a point, you know. I spotted the car easily, but I couldn't for the life of me see what else they were talking about.  Happily, I did eventually spot it nearby :thumbsup:

(http://www.visualphotos.com/photo/2x1499632/closeup_on_mountain_bikers_legs_and_bike_10002046.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Basil on April 22, 2012, 11:15:49 pm
I think that I've posted this before somewhere.  I just love the fact that the staff at Aberystwyth Station get a whole 5 minutes lie-in on a Saturday.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/Bloke_on_a_bike/AWelshLie-in.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Basil on April 22, 2012, 11:17:01 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/Bloke_on_a_bike/endoftheroad.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 22, 2012, 11:23:00 pm
I think that I've posted this before somewhere.  I just love the fact that the staff at Aberystwyth Station get a whole 5 minutes lie-in on a Saturday.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/Bloke_on_a_bike/AWelshLie-in.jpg)
And that "you should not have to queue for longer than 5 minutes during peak periods" but they don't open till 10 minutes into that peak.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: LindaG on April 24, 2012, 09:35:12 pm
(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm310/lindagordinho/arran%20and%20islay%202012/253.jpg)

Somebody obviously thought this sign was a bit silly.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: jogler on April 24, 2012, 09:38:15 pm
perhaps they were killinit
 :D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: LindaG on April 24, 2012, 09:39:37 pm
Ouch ....

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on May 01, 2012, 08:36:45 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0387.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Peter on May 01, 2012, 09:23:32 pm
(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm310/lindagordinho/arran%20and%20islay%202012/253.jpg)

Somebody obviously thought this sign was a bit silly.

Linda, I see a lot of that sort of thing around but that looks a bit worrying. Those look more like .22 bullets than the usual air-gun stuff.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Butterfly on May 01, 2012, 10:30:27 pm
2 signs for the price of one in Brixton:
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-_E-Dq0cqomM/T5_kZaE4wXI/AAAAAAAADD4/TzXU9MTEPNY/s400/2012-05-01%252010.22.48.jpg)

close up:
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ba3XiEjQbGA/T5_kgTRg16I/AAAAAAAADEA/Wx6KQgfhJf4/s400/2012-05-01%252010.22.41.jpg)

I want some of Brixton's 3rd best selling grass. ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: billplumtree on May 02, 2012, 08:08:41 am
Or in other words:

NO CAMPING.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Deano on May 02, 2012, 09:09:02 am
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7077/6988715688_77278a6843_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/6988715688/)
&quot;Open Defecation Free&quot; (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/6988715688/) by dean.clementson (http://www.flickr.com/people/30024450@N04/), on Flickr

I'm pretty sure it's not a mistranslation (apart from the ambiguity).
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Jaded on May 16, 2012, 12:45:58 am
(http://www.alfiecat.co.uk/yetacf/parking.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 16, 2012, 08:17:27 pm
There used to be a very famous hotel in Torbay, didn't there?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: rogerzilla on May 16, 2012, 08:42:39 pm
(http://www.haluze.cz/fotky/small/vtipne-obrazky-687-4.jpg1.174218.jpg)

You are not permitted to poo in the pool.
Technically I think he's top-decking the diving board, which may be seen as more socially responsible than contaminating 2000 cubic metres of sterile water.

Until a small child slips in it, anyway.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 19, 2012, 10:46:05 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7224/7229152902_ff92e1af75_z.jpg)

This one isn't really silly, but it made me smile.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pickled Onion on May 20, 2012, 07:18:21 am
(http://handsonit.co.uk/images/photos/signs/Images/1.jpg)

Seriously? The bike whose rack you can see in the corner was there about a week.


(http://handsonit.co.uk/images/photos/signs/Images/2.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: AndyK on May 20, 2012, 09:43:42 am
*cof*bullshit!*cof*

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/Minitar1/IMG_1518.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on May 20, 2012, 10:29:09 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0438.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on May 20, 2012, 10:36:55 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0432.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: lou boutin on May 21, 2012, 12:40:40 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0432.jpg)

 ::-)

I have had many an interesting debate with people who say 'of course there's a vegetarian option, there's fish' Hmmm.  I'm not veggie, but even I know a fish has a face.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: LindaG on May 21, 2012, 03:35:48 pm
(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm310/lindagordinho/Routes%2068%20and%2072%20October%202011/IMGP0018.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Basil on May 21, 2012, 09:06:20 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/Bloke_on_a_bike/ATM.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 21, 2012, 11:28:58 pm
Basil, that is priceless.  ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Regulator on May 22, 2012, 07:45:24 pm
I didn't manage to get photos, as I was driving at the time, but I spotted two beauties on the way back from Lincoln on the A15:

a sign for the firm 'RIMMER BROTHERS'

but the best was the road sign pointing the way to "Dyke Village"...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mcshroom on May 22, 2012, 11:08:18 pm
Didn't have a camera on me, but I saw a 'Central London Congestion Charge - Pay here' sign, on a petrol station in Egremont (darkest Cumbria) ???
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on May 22, 2012, 11:09:21 pm
but the best was the road sign pointing the way to "Dyke Village"...

I think I've been there...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on May 26, 2012, 08:14:55 pm
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8159/7274754232_905c300d4f_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/7274754232/)
IMG_0329 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/7274754232/) by The Pingus (http://www.flickr.com/people/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Auntie Helen on May 26, 2012, 08:58:12 pm
(http://handsonit.co.uk/images/photos/signs/Images/1.jpg)
Excessive use of the passive voice in that sign - why don't they write like normal Brits! I'm not sure the bike is able to decide whether or not to secure itself to the railings!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on May 26, 2012, 09:04:04 pm
Passive sounds more 'official'.

Too wordy ayway. Should be rephrased.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pickled Onion on May 27, 2012, 08:40:04 am
Presumably the police will know it's not legal to take and dispose of someone else's property

Too wordy anyway. Should be rephrased.
Excessive use of the passive voice in that sign
Which leaves: "Don't secure bikes here. For security reasons".
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: tiermat on May 27, 2012, 09:14:33 am
(http://www.thenewspaper.com/rlc/pix/spainsign.jpg)

Saw a few of these last week, which I took to mean don't speed if you are in a car, a truck or on a Tron-style lightcycle :)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 27, 2012, 10:05:30 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7078/7282057642_37f68d994d.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Feanor on May 27, 2012, 10:09:12 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7078/7282057642_37f68d994d.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FEW5mh7iAI
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on May 28, 2012, 10:14:14 pm
The pick of the crop?

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8153/7289795120_94d7a95771_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/7289795120/)
IMG_0334 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/7289795120/) by The Pingus (http://www.flickr.com/people/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on May 28, 2012, 10:17:50 pm
That's Dick & Dom's Bungalow behind the fence.  Fungus lives next door.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Basil on May 29, 2012, 08:21:13 am

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/Bloke_on_a_bike/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC00781.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Andrij on May 29, 2012, 09:02:10 am
So I guess touring bikes and Yuba Mundos have to park elsewhere...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ham on May 29, 2012, 10:23:04 am
Are humourous juxtapositions allowed here?

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-3ByHlr55Emc/T8SJNGPn-bI/AAAAAAAAg4k/RXRjoA30a5M/s640/S0270985.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on May 30, 2012, 10:34:26 am
Well, durr!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0479.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Jaded on June 03, 2012, 11:11:41 am
(http://www.alfiecat.co.uk/yetacf/stac_poll_grafito.jpg)

Not so much a sign as some nice graffito
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: LindaG on June 03, 2012, 02:03:51 pm
(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm310/lindagordinho/May%20holiday%20Scotland%202012/058.jpg)

I meant to follow the sign, to see if they have a Short Pier there.  But I didn't.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mcshroom on June 03, 2012, 02:13:39 pm
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-GC4LjRxkTLo/T8ti5T1po7I/AAAAAAAAA6I/TVihjaHgeUc/s512/Photo0226.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Jules on June 05, 2012, 06:11:23 pm
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-CpHUnqAecEU/T847aNpkc_I/AAAAAAAAAZs/dQZlX2c9Y7w/s720/2012-05-31%252014.11.11.jpg)

Speak yourself Fennish
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Jules on June 05, 2012, 06:13:36 pm
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ZFDvn8R2-uI/T846XyFoRUI/AAAAAAAAAZU/ejaOGi_jDS4/s512/2012-04-19%252018.15.44.jpg)


It's OK - I brought my flask.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Bledlow on June 05, 2012, 08:58:15 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/578240_439306186094448_1554875197_n.jpg)

A Slovak sign that says, "Today's promotion! Alchohol is free for all customers over 70 years old, who are accompanied by both parents!"
A couple of years ago, Mrs B's aunt could have qualified.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on June 05, 2012, 09:02:02 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0496.jpg)

Welcome to... what was it again?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on June 05, 2012, 09:02:20 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0497.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on June 05, 2012, 09:03:03 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0500.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on June 06, 2012, 11:35:43 am
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0530.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on June 06, 2012, 10:27:17 pm
It's always good to be warned of caution.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on June 06, 2012, 10:32:00 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0500.jpg)

Excellent  ;D

Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Jules on June 08, 2012, 12:41:36 pm
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-H69vY-6iLgY/T8466ye9oLI/AAAAAAAAAZc/l5LM70fbvto/s640/2012-04-19%252018.22.32.jpg)

No part-timers or people in half a mind where to study
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: rogerzilla on June 10, 2012, 09:42:24 am
A fairly rough bunch of ex-polys, with three or four honourable exceptions.  I take it that Waldegrave and Orleans Park School is not the sort of place Tory ministers send their kids.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Jules on June 10, 2012, 02:44:33 pm
Two schools.

Waldegrave is the local girls-only comp. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waldegrave_School_for_Girls.

Orleans Park is our local mixed comp: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orleans_Park_School.

Neither have a sixth form(!)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on June 24, 2012, 08:18:42 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0565.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: red marley on June 24, 2012, 11:48:36 pm
A no entry sign that only applies to certain times. (https://maps.google.co.uk/?ll=51.574703,-0.083817&spn=88.389044,125.507812&t=v&z=3&layer=c&panoid=2jZLPVif7984n9ouq1Aqlw&cbll=51.574703,-0.083817&cbp=13,-185.48839432875664,,1,4.660573216446551)

Q. Why the need for the two 'midnights'? Why not just 10pm-6am?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on June 26, 2012, 01:13:56 pm
Passed this on Sunday:

(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/61117000/jpg/_61117470_dull_and_boring_road_sign.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: jogler on June 26, 2012, 01:15:20 pm
that's a cracker ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: David Martin on June 26, 2012, 04:26:20 pm
That was quick work to get the new sign up.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on June 26, 2012, 04:55:39 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0572.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Rhys W on June 26, 2012, 08:33:04 pm
Is that an STD clinic car park?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: welshwheels on June 26, 2012, 08:37:00 pm
(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/c0.0.403.403/p403x403/542435_10150911248369586_1972129730_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on June 26, 2012, 09:14:53 pm
Is that an STD clinic car park?

That's what I thought.  But the next bay says 'TES ONLY'  The gap was unfortunate.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: drossall on June 26, 2012, 09:28:35 pm
Dull and Boring reminds me of the Ugley Nasty ride, which passes through those two villages.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Rhys W on June 26, 2012, 10:36:45 pm
(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/c0.0.403.403/p403x403/542435_10150911248369586_1972129730_n.jpg)

Where the hell is this? That's one of the worst mis-translations I've seen!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: AndyK on July 05, 2012, 08:34:57 pm
Made a nice change from seeing signs telling cyclists where to go…


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/Minitar1/Phone%20Stuff/IMG_1599.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Arch on July 05, 2012, 10:42:19 pm
Sadly cameras are prohibited at my workplace, but we have a whole set of height barriers over the roads marked with a maximum height of 5.3340m

There's a height sign on one of our rounds marked as "2250mm"...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Arch on July 07, 2012, 04:51:13 pm
A road in the city centre in York has been closed on one side due to roadworks with metal link fencing, and turned into a one way street, with a diversion for traffic going the other way. There are a number of small driveways and carpark exits opening onto the street, so they've put up signs on the metal fencing opposite each exit to indicate that it's now one way.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8022/7521030070_ab762b2e33.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59866846@N02/7521030070/)
Picture 0157 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59866846@N02/7521030070/) by Panticle (http://www.flickr.com/people/59866846@N02/), on Flickr

I can't help thinking that an arrow would help....
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: David Martin on July 07, 2012, 06:22:04 pm
Copper: Excuse me sir, do you know this is a one way street?
Motorist: But officer, I am only going one way...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on July 07, 2012, 06:35:24 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0612.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on July 07, 2012, 06:36:03 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0609.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on July 07, 2012, 06:36:34 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0613.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: AndyK on July 07, 2012, 07:33:34 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/Minitar1/Random/dawnogthedumb-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Arch on July 07, 2012, 09:07:02 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/Minitar1/Random/dawnogthedumb-1.jpg)

 ;D

But, that's three innit?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on July 07, 2012, 10:18:40 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/Minitar1/Random/dawnogthedumb-1.jpg)

 ;D

But, that's three innit?

Do most people in that part of the world have three hands each?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Jaded on July 07, 2012, 10:43:28 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/Minitar1/Random/dawnogthedumb-1.jpg)

 ;D

But, that's three innit?

18 in Norfolk.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Regulator on July 10, 2012, 09:13:38 am
Guess where we stayed last week..?

(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/320327_10151085321303255_599748780_n.jpg)

 ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: David Martin on July 10, 2012, 11:54:04 am
So close, and you never said hello.

Though it probably could be any one of a number of Dykeheads around..
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: AndyK on July 10, 2012, 01:59:50 pm
Guess where we stayed last week..?

(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/320327_10151085321303255_599748780_n.jpg)

 ;D

Strange. Can't see the image on YACF, but right-click and open in a new window and I can see it.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: tiermat on July 13, 2012, 09:35:57 am
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Gk55gC5GYAQ/T_89fkIDLkI/AAAAAAAACYA/kEDKHAraJys/s852/20120712_214238.jpg)

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=basmatic
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Steph on July 13, 2012, 05:20:31 pm
(http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae29/cyclisttony/081.jpg)

And who might like this place? Hmmmm?

(http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae29/cyclisttony/060.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Andrij on July 13, 2012, 07:18:01 pm
And who might like this place? Hmmmm?

(http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae29/cyclisttony/060.jpg)

Pretty much something for everyone.  :D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Steph on July 13, 2012, 08:25:49 pm
(http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae29/cyclisttony/1169.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ham on July 16, 2012, 09:53:11 am
Your job is to specify a system for display of information in possibly the most visible part of the Olympic park, by the entrance through Westfield in Stratford. Reliability has to be very high on the list of specification. So, obviously, you go for a system based on Windoze.... :facepalm:

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-me6Gyecx2_A/UAPVryNn4LI/AAAAAAAAh7A/-ca1hxH-Rg8/s640/20120715_130932.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on July 16, 2012, 05:14:00 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0630.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on July 16, 2012, 05:19:02 pm
Map sign, this, and it takes a bit of explaining.  Sign first:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0625.jpg)

Then legend:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0626.jpg)

So it says you aren't permitted to cycle from Roehampton Gate to Kingston Gate, nor Robin Hood Gate to the junction near Spankers Wood.

Really? :o ???

EDIT: Link corrected
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mcshroom on July 16, 2012, 05:29:32 pm
I get the map twice but no legend ???
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on July 16, 2012, 06:40:24 pm
Least helpful direction sign:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMG_0551.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Jaded on July 16, 2012, 06:51:39 pm
Your job is to specify a system for display of information in possibly the most visible part of the Olympic park, by the entrance through Westfield in Stratford. Reliability has to be very high on the list of specification. So, obviously, you go for a system based on Windoze.... :facepalm:

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-me6Gyecx2_A/UAPVryNn4LI/AAAAAAAAh7A/-ca1hxH-Rg8/s640/20120715_130932.jpg)

It's OK, the same kind of system has been used up in Liverpool...

(http://www.alfiecat.co.uk/yetacf/l_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: AndyK on July 19, 2012, 07:56:19 am
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/Minitar1/Random/IMG_1613.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on July 19, 2012, 06:38:36 pm
Not a sign, per se, but my ticket for phlebotomy at the hospital

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0632.jpg)

It was about 1030 on 19 July 2012.

Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: HTFB on July 19, 2012, 08:47:28 pm
Who is Number One?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on July 19, 2012, 08:54:52 pm
;D That hadn't even occurred to me!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on July 20, 2012, 10:19:50 am
Silly label this time, from my local pharmacist.  I hadn't noticed till the second day of the course...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0636.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on July 20, 2012, 11:24:03 am
There is no combination that works for that. 18 tablets. 5 days. erm ?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: LEE on July 20, 2012, 11:25:58 am
There is no combination that works for that. 18 tablets. 5 days. erm ?

It doesn't specify these tablets.  Just take any 6 tablets when these run out.

Actually these were the same instructions that God gave Moses (but he couldn't be arsed half way through the second day)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: madcow on July 20, 2012, 06:13:41 pm
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8429/7608819938_5ccbe85bc6.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/16109958@N08/7608819938/)
image002[1] (http://www.flickr.com/photos/16109958@N08/7608819938/) by madcow99 (http://www.flickr.com/people/16109958@N08/), on Flickr


Looks like  this may have been 'shopped but it made me laugh.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on July 20, 2012, 06:19:01 pm
It's not been 'shopped but it's done the rounds on the intertubes for about five years now.
That and the 'prick with a fork' sausage pack...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on July 22, 2012, 06:21:56 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMG_0590.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on July 22, 2012, 08:44:56 pm
By October the young ones will be a little bit older.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Jaded on July 24, 2012, 01:05:49 pm
We might as well have this on e in here as well. GP surgery.

(http://www.alfiecat.co.uk/yetacf/captionit_1020.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: JStone on July 25, 2012, 09:08:15 pm
Riding through Toulouse on Monday it quickly became clear that some of the signage was less than helpful -

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-lahPXK9UAA0/UBBQPOHkxmI/AAAAAAAAF74/-h-FC1rIBRE/s640/IMG_8322.JPG)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: AndyK on July 26, 2012, 07:12:48 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/Minitar1/Random/zoosign.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: spesh on July 27, 2012, 10:12:35 am
Seen at the entrance to the Tesco superstore off Cowley junction, last night:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7278/7655128030_b4793a1c7f.jpg)

Not sure if the implications of that one bear thinking about.  :o ;D  :-X
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on July 27, 2012, 11:02:09 am
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v223/Minitar1/Random/zoosign.jpg)
I'm not sure that belongs in the silly signs thread. I think it is awesome.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Torslanda on July 27, 2012, 03:39:21 pm
;D That hadn't even occurred to me!

S'funny. That was the first thing I thought of.  ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Gus on July 28, 2012, 05:00:31 pm
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b231/gus69/387142_347287562015503_1271807504_n.jpg) Translation : Also for bicycles
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: arvid on July 28, 2012, 10:10:03 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7101/7328450638_d62cd54f17_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Deano on July 31, 2012, 12:16:56 pm
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8161/7683414828_1dcfd76ced_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/7683414828/)

I did like the sound of that toilet.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ham on August 02, 2012, 07:46:36 am
Go to flush and it demands you carry out an update first, then the lid crashes?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Jacomus on August 02, 2012, 11:44:02 am
Go to flush and it demands you carry out an update first, then the lid crashes?

 ;D

Oh man! Good job I wasn't drinking when I read that!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on August 02, 2012, 08:12:11 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMG_0823.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on August 09, 2012, 07:20:53 pm
(http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/random/IMG_20120809_175426.sized.jpg)

Londo Mollari: "But this - this, this, this is like being nibbled to death by... what are those Earth creatures called? Feathers, long bill, webbed feet... go 'quack'..."
Vir Cotto: "Cats."
Londo Mollari: "Cats! I'm being nibbled to death by cats."
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on August 13, 2012, 10:43:57 am
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-tmz16Fqlq9g/UCjLzwF8hhI/AAAAAAAAAqg/7RIVbll42bE/s480/tescos-shame.jpg)

Tescos. UPHAIL
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Auntie Helen on August 13, 2012, 11:32:52 am
(http://i738.photobucket.com/albums/xx30/Auntie_Helen/Nettetal%202012/c3666a07.jpg)

Well, it's more of a silly name.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: LEE on August 13, 2012, 12:56:46 pm
I don't have a photo but I have seen several "No Fly Tipping" signs.

They always strike me as totally redundant and a waste of money.  Who are they aimed at?  I suggest they are aimed at the sort of people who ignore such signs.  May as well have "No Law Breaking" signs everywhere...maybe people just aren't aware.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on August 13, 2012, 01:07:35 pm
I believe AAISP (who do laser engraving as a sideline - don't ask) sell "No smoking / No stabbing / No breaking any other laws either" signs, for premises where nobody was allowed to smoke anyway, but are now required by law to display no smoking signs.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hulver on August 13, 2012, 01:11:14 pm
I don't have a photo but I have seen several "No Fly Tipping" signs.

They always strike me as totally redundant and a waste of money.  Who are they aimed at?  I suggest they are aimed at the sort of people who ignore such signs.  May as well have "No Law Breaking" signs everywhere...maybe people just aren't aware.

One of the silliest signs I've seen was a protest sign that said

"Make illegal logging illegal!"

Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 13, 2012, 11:32:12 pm
Those No Fly Tipping signs and similar are obviously supposed to have a deterrent effect. They do usually have a footnote to the effect of "We are watching you" though that's probably usually bollocks.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on August 14, 2012, 10:43:43 am
Orienteering round the Wrekin?  Bet they never win!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/West%20Midland%20Walking%20Aug%202012/IMG_1211.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on August 14, 2012, 10:45:44 am
Hmmm...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/West%20Midland%20Walking%20Aug%202012/IMG_1002.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on August 14, 2012, 10:46:32 am
Really?

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/West%20Midland%20Walking%20Aug%202012/IMG_1188.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on August 14, 2012, 10:47:38 am
Helpful sign (no, it isn't at a junction of paths, just beside the path in the middle of a field)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/West%20Midland%20Walking%20Aug%202012/IMG_1183.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on August 14, 2012, 10:49:30 am
All too common silly sign.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/West%20Midland%20Walking%20Aug%202012/IMG_0952.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: David Martin on August 14, 2012, 10:52:58 am
Yes. It can be a private road and private property but have a public path through it. ie you can legally walk down the RUPP but cannot take a motor vehicle there without the landowners permission.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on August 14, 2012, 10:55:46 am
There was a car park at the far end of the track for the woods.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on August 16, 2012, 10:20:02 am
There was a car park at the far end of the track for the woods.
Probably a 'permissive way'; no public right of way, but landowners have allowed access.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Steph on August 18, 2012, 08:37:36 pm
Regent's Park, by the boating lake (and the mosque)

(http://i954.photobucket.com/albums/ae29/cyclisttony/001-3.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on August 18, 2012, 09:16:43 pm
Oh.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on August 18, 2012, 09:26:14 pm
I suspect the 'Halal Ham' is turkey, beef or some other acceptable meat.
Smoked salmon is sometimes known as 'kosher ham'...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Steph on August 18, 2012, 10:58:22 pm
I was wondering...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: David Martin on August 19, 2012, 03:29:34 pm
Ie processed meat cut into thin slices? 'turkey ham' is a phrase I have seen used before.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Bledlow on August 19, 2012, 07:10:19 pm
Go to flush and it demands you carry out an update first, then the lid crashes?
Bah! Just buy a Toto. Thoroughly reliable electronics, though the female voice commenting incomprehensibly (to me) whenever I pressed a button was a little disconcerting the first time I used one.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: peterh on August 19, 2012, 08:33:32 pm

I did like the sound of that toilet.

The toilet wouldn't worry me - and it doesn't look like a place that Steve Jobs would have ever gone to either  ;)  I was more intrigued about the Horse Service  ???
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on August 23, 2012, 06:19:59 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0689-1.jpg)

Victoria
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on August 28, 2012, 08:17:16 pm
(http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/anderby/IMG_20120827_122548.sized.jpg)

On the beach at Anderby Creek
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ham on August 29, 2012, 10:43:27 am
In Slovenia. Not exactly fair as cycle provision is excellent, but made me smile, anyhow.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-YvcaZCM8pY0/UD3W6bzRpOI/AAAAAAAAjmY/7wNwV0ERKiI/s640/P1050522.JPG)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 29, 2012, 11:36:35 am
I think it actually makes sense, in an unimportant way. It's the end of a section of compulsory or mandatory path for cyclists only (hence blue circle) but a cycle route continues.
<pointless pedantry off>
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on August 29, 2012, 04:36:34 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMG_1525.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMG_1524.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Basil on August 29, 2012, 06:09:07 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/Bloke_on_a_bike/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC00806.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 30, 2012, 01:39:07 am
They can't even spell "insanity"!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ham on August 31, 2012, 02:31:17 pm
Ljubljana airport, surprising as the general level of English usage is excellent, but worth posting for the graphic alone

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Yg7Ofak8xRk/UEC7E0WZIFI/AAAAAAAAjmw/FZNBuXbqH_4/s640/P1050909.JPG)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on August 31, 2012, 02:40:18 pm
They're thinking with portals.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on September 04, 2012, 10:33:23 pm
Belgian (not very) supermarket:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8182/7924468372_45659099d6_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/7924468372/)
IMG_0842 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/7924468372/) by The Pingus (http://www.flickr.com/people/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 05, 2012, 09:17:27 pm
They're thinking with portals.
;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 08, 2012, 12:38:18 am
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8309/7952224126_a1269e646e_z.jpg)

This is actually a perfectly serious sign, but it did make me wonder why the Electric Chairs didn't merit a mention ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: TimO on September 08, 2012, 11:13:51 am
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_kucspfBfdQ1qzpc3ko1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAI6WLSGT7Y3ET7ADQ&Expires=1347145300&Signature=Ow2LeWi%2F40lXidJbXjiqThw7w2U%3D)

Rather amazingly though, that cycle route appears to have priority over the roads it's crossing, rather than the normal approach of a "Cyclists Dismount" sign every six foot.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: road-runner on September 08, 2012, 11:36:45 am
I can't figure out where it is. The cyclist is riging on the right and the cars are driving on the right and the number plates look British enough but SLOW is in English. Who else uses yellow read number plates and paints bicycles with square wheels?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cyclops on September 08, 2012, 12:16:22 pm
I can't figure out where it is. The cyclist is riging on the right and the cars are driving on the right and the number plates look British enough but SLOW is in English. Who else uses yellow read number plates and paints bicycles with square wheels?

It's the UK.

The cyclist is cycling on the wrong side of the path - the fact "SLOW" is upside down on that side is a giveaway (although I'm not sure there's actually a law requiring you to keep to the left on segregated cycle paths). Mind you the signs fixed to the posts suggest you should cycle on the right.
The cars are actually on the left although the prescence of a bus lane on the nearside makes it look as if they're driving on the right.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: JennyB on September 08, 2012, 04:48:41 pm
On a similar theme, this is on the border between Fermanagh and Donegal, in the area sometimes known as "the back of beyond":

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-SwdBuCS--PE/UEtkfOuwv6I/AAAAAAAAAiE/-IB5w8MKL34/w397-h482-p-k/IMG_00000455.jpg)


How would anyone get there without noticing that in Northern Ireland we also drive on the left?  ???
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 09, 2012, 10:21:34 pm
Furrens wot has been in RoI might enter NI thinking new country = change of side? Or it's put up against the remote possibility of RoI deciding to drive on the right? Or just automatically it goes up on/near all border crossings?

I like the way the grass starts growing in the middle of the road right on the border. I'm not sure which side of the border that grass is on, but it's clearly lost its passport!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mcshroom on September 10, 2012, 08:27:47 pm
(http://www.cyclechat.net/attachments/warning-jpg.12549/)

[eta] For those of you who can't see the pic, it's from a program guide on TV for the film 'Oldboy' last Saturday.

The warning for the film reads: - Adults only: scenes of violence/torture/sex/live octopus ingestion ???
[/eta]
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Basil on September 11, 2012, 07:50:45 am
Mr. mcshroom,  give us a clue.  (Those us us that can't see your post)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: JennyB on September 11, 2012, 12:35:33 pm
Furrens wot has been in RoI might enter NI thinking new country = change of side? Or it's put up against the remote possibility of RoI deciding to drive on the right? Or just automatically it goes up on/near all border crossings?

I like the way the grass starts growing in the middle of the road right on the border. I'm not sure which side of the border that grass is on, but it's clearly lost its passport!

They aren't at many border crossings, but there a few in this part of the world (reputedly the inspiration for Spike Milligan's "Puckoon") on the north shore of Lough Erne between Belleek and Pettigo, which was cut off by road from the rest of Northern Ireland until after WWII . The signs are in the RoI which is here north of the border.   ???

There is a good fishing lough just to the south, which accounts for the difference in the state of the roads. Carry on for a couple of miles until you get to a fully paved road again, and you will find this relic of pre-EU days:

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-DSTaAx3ojO0/UE8W94zOR8I/AAAAAAAAAjI/62CgUHbMHUQ/s805/IMG_00000458.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Wobbly John on September 11, 2012, 08:11:46 pm
From Facepoke:
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/248509_357369464343833_2086117517_n.jpg)

 :demon:
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on September 11, 2012, 08:12:12 pm
:o
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Andrij on September 11, 2012, 08:17:14 pm
Ridiculous. No one can cycle that fast!  ::-)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: AndyK on September 11, 2012, 08:20:46 pm
I see enough cross traffic and pedestrians as it is, why would I go there for more?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: welshwheels on September 12, 2012, 08:14:17 pm
(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/551663_338500556241754_540811012_n.jpg)   ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Deano on September 12, 2012, 09:33:55 pm
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8169/7980552585_be1628e7f4_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/7980552585/)
IMG_6985 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/7980552585/) by dean.clementson (http://www.flickr.com/people/30024450@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Sergeant Pluck on September 15, 2012, 03:40:42 pm
(http://sergeantpluck.smugmug.com/photos/i-hZtCJ7K/0/XL/i-hZtCJ7K-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on September 16, 2012, 02:19:48 pm
Hold the ham.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ham on September 16, 2012, 03:22:25 pm
 ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mcshroom on September 16, 2012, 10:13:12 pm
Not sure if it counts as silly, but I've finally got round to photographing it (even if the light was a bit low)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-m7hJhOZBcyQ/UFZAZdyo74I/AAAAAAAABMg/zuw-XkueaHU/s640/2012-09-08%252020.21.41.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mcshroom on September 16, 2012, 10:18:53 pm
Oh and this one from Morrisons (I've checked and Tesco ones say the same)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-3bRG3nQoJto/UFZB9BAYt_I/AAAAAAAABMo/sILjNL8Y32Q/s640/2012-09-09%252017.06.30.jpg)

I'd hope it does
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Basil on September 17, 2012, 07:19:05 pm
Not funny, but pretty unusual to see these days.  I haven't seen one for years now.

This one was spotted in Moor Street Station.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/Bloke_on_a_bike/Morestuff001.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on September 21, 2012, 11:53:55 am
(http://s3-ec.buzzfed.com/static/imagebuzz/web04/2009/6/3/15/buckfast-wine-17258-1244057745-17.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Salvatore on September 21, 2012, 12:36:06 pm
After I'd left Charly-sur-Marne, it was pointed out to me that the town has a street whose name could raise a titter to English speakers. I've checked on streetview, and indeed it does.

(http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h323/nocensure/rudenoise_zpsd59bdcd4.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Deano on September 23, 2012, 02:07:56 pm
This one's for crusty (and only about 8 months late):

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8452/8015346883_6cc973b631_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/8015346883/)
accidental zone (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/8015346883/) by dean.clementson (http://www.flickr.com/people/30024450@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Dibdib on September 23, 2012, 11:18:57 pm
Not so much the sign itself which is silly, but rather it's situation. Spotted this gem on the TPM while skirting around the millennium dome:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8174/8015330326_fe08c7a26b_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dibdib/8015330326/)
P9220370 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dibdib/8015330326/) by dibdib2 (http://www.flickr.com/people/dibdib/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Jurek on September 24, 2012, 09:24:07 am
I clocked that a few months ago and did wonder why they'd done that to all the signage that's adjacent to the blue fence.

The blue fence went up when the O2 became an Olympic venue - the mesh is such that you cannot put your fingers into it should you want to climb it.
Conversely, were you to shin up the adjacent sign post, you'd be able to get over the blue fence with relative ease - hence the sign post has the fenced-in treatment.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on September 24, 2012, 09:27:44 am
After I'd left Charly-sur-Marne, it was pointed out to me that the town has a street whose name could raise a titter to English speakers. I've checked on streetview, and indeed it does.

(http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h323/nocensure/rudenoise_zpsd59bdcd4.jpg)

For many years, I've been hoping that there was a Rue de Remarque somewhere in France, but Google Maps says not so.

Apple might differ... ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 24, 2012, 09:39:16 am
There is a Belcher's Street in Hong Kong. I used to know a Belcher family in Stroud who had a photo of it in their kitchen.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belcher's_Street
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: ran doner on October 08, 2012, 01:53:27 pm
(http://i714.photobucket.com/albums/ww143/benway_photo/sign.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ham on October 13, 2012, 06:56:44 pm
Not exactly silly... but a sign


(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-NF73RcojrS4/UHmoUtJhU6I/AAAAAAAAkPc/KSMmvLAGh0Q/s640/S0231054.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Arellcat on October 14, 2012, 11:16:12 am
I found this on the Menai Bridge:

http://goo.gl/maps/N3N11

"Ac eithrio beic gan feic / Except bicycles by bicycles"  ???
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: drossall on October 14, 2012, 01:40:26 pm
Presumably there was originally a no overtaking sign above :)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pickled Onion on October 14, 2012, 05:54:42 pm
There is but someone's turned it round, hence the "end" sign which should be facing the other way. The same at the other side of the bridge as well, what a sense of humour those Bangor students have!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on October 14, 2012, 09:12:12 pm
Cafe sign, Hertford

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0780.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on October 14, 2012, 09:13:12 pm
Cafe, St Albans station

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0781.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Jaded on October 14, 2012, 11:19:52 pm
(http://www.alfiecat.co.uk/yetacf/grammar.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on October 14, 2012, 11:25:35 pm
Jaded wins the interwebs.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: rogerzilla on October 15, 2012, 07:44:05 pm
(http://www.peeble.com/suck.png)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on October 16, 2012, 12:45:07 am
(http://www.peeble.com/suck.png)

 ;D ;D ;D

(Should this be in NSFW?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Giropaul on October 16, 2012, 03:31:54 pm
Sorry - no picture, but maybe lives here anyway.

Menu board on the Tissington Trail yesterday:

Corniche Pasties

Very posh!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on October 20, 2012, 05:19:27 pm
(http://www.drakemag.com/phpBB3/download/file.php?id=52180)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on October 28, 2012, 11:24:40 pm
Not particularly silly, but not sure I'd want to put it on application forms.

(http://channelhopping.onthebox.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/bellend.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on October 29, 2012, 10:25:46 pm
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8049/8132294809_f7e421f866_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/8132294809/)
IMG_0952 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/8132294809/) by The Pingus (http://www.flickr.com/people/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Jaded on November 24, 2012, 11:31:43 pm
(http://www.alfiecat.co.uk/yetacf/silly_signs.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Jaded on November 25, 2012, 12:23:35 pm
(http://www.alfiecat.co.uk/yetacf/flush.jpg)

I slipped my foreign object into the bin.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Arch on November 27, 2012, 06:39:05 pm
I don't know if this counts, because I haven't got a photo of it, but...

There are roadworks on the M62 - they are turning it into a 'Managed Motorway' whatever that means.

The work is signed to end "Winter 2013"

Now, is that Jan 2013, or Dec 2013? Gives them quite a lot of leeway on the deadline!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Jaded on November 28, 2012, 12:02:22 am
I think managed motorways are motorways with 4 lanes and no hard shoulder, and you are allowed to drive in the fourth lane except when you aren't allowed to. They have variable speed limits too. They create extra capacity and work well.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Arch on November 28, 2012, 10:17:03 pm
I think managed motorways are motorways with 4 lanes and no hard shoulder, and you are allowed to drive in the fourth lane except when you aren't allowed to. They have variable speed limits too. They create extra capacity and work well.

That's what we thought. Still a pretty flexible deadline!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Jaded on December 02, 2012, 03:04:03 pm
(http://www.alfiecat.co.uk/yetacf/hoovering.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Auntie Helen on December 03, 2012, 07:30:53 pm
Seen today in Mönchengladbach.

"Friedhof" is German for "Cemetery"

(http://i738.photobucket.com/albums/xx30/Auntie_Helen/Moenchengladbach%20December%202012/B46D0C5B-6000-4AD3-BBA2-DF1B8897C306-393-00000016E386CD50.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: David Martin on December 04, 2012, 10:24:17 am
Friedhof = House of peace?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Auntie Helen on December 04, 2012, 10:56:36 am
Friedhof = House of peace?
Indeed! Well, Hof is a bit more 'place' than 'house' although it can refer to a house (or a courtyard or more)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: road-runner on December 04, 2012, 10:58:40 am
Not understanding German, when I see guest houses with the notice 'Zimmer Frei' I understand it as Zimmer frames are not allowed.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: delthebike on December 04, 2012, 12:09:50 pm
Friedhof is a doughnut house or crematorium.  ;)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: billplumtree on December 04, 2012, 09:23:15 pm
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-BIAwJ9Gr7Z0/UL5mTVC7lRI/AAAAAAAADd4/KadXvAzYHdw/s1000/Saltburn2012-25.jpg) (https://picasaweb.google.com/107639175127151407803/Saltburn51?authuser=0&feat=directlink)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on December 04, 2012, 09:33:50 pm
I'll go the other way, to the easy ones.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mcshroom on December 04, 2012, 09:45:32 pm
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-BIAwJ9Gr7Z0/UL5mTVC7lRI/AAAAAAAADd4/KadXvAzYHdw/s1000/Saltburn2012-25.jpg) (https://picasaweb.google.com/107639175127151407803/Saltburn51?authuser=0&feat=directlink)
Or from the other side :): -
Not sure if it counts as silly, but I've finally got round to photographing it (even if the light was a bit low)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-m7hJhOZBcyQ/UFZAZdyo74I/AAAAAAAABMg/zuw-XkueaHU/s640/2012-09-08%252020.21.41.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: billplumtree on December 05, 2012, 08:12:49 am
You too?  ;)   I've been passing that for years!  Finally I get around to taking the pic, to find I was beaten to it by a couple of months...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on December 08, 2012, 09:11:17 pm
Not a silly sign in itself:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0805.jpg)

Till you see the Information it was giving:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0803.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on December 08, 2012, 09:20:02 pm
0x7FF3FFF8: Someone's unplugged the network cable and covered the socket in hazard tape.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on December 08, 2012, 09:24:53 pm
;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Jaded on December 09, 2012, 07:58:52 am
There you go

http://www.scream.co.uk/southernrail/dorking/screen_tube.html
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Deano on December 09, 2012, 07:39:48 pm
You too?  ;)   I've been passing that for years!  Finally I get around to taking the pic, to find I was beaten to it by a couple of months...

Months? I beat you both to it by over a year.

http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=45766.msg984815#msg984815
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Peter on December 09, 2012, 07:44:36 pm
Yes but Bill and Mcshroom seem to have better brakes than you!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Deano on December 09, 2012, 07:53:09 pm
The A66 isn't the best place to stop, no.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Peter on December 09, 2012, 07:55:27 pm
 ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on December 18, 2012, 10:34:35 pm
(http://moby.nzpunter.com/gallery/d/23230-3/DSCF0436.JPG)

(Thanks to sas and google)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: SandyV on December 26, 2012, 05:35:12 am
(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy155/sandyvigar/nonpotablewater1.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: LindaG on January 10, 2013, 10:41:41 am
(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm310/lindagordinho/Saltburn%20sunrise%20Jan%202013/20130105_084252.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on January 10, 2013, 12:52:27 pm
Do not eat the pier.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Rhys W on January 29, 2013, 12:43:02 pm
Not so much silly, just a little puzzling:

(http://homepage.ntlworld.com/rhys.llangefni/lluniau/sign.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Auntie Helen on February 01, 2013, 09:07:56 am
I think that one's in Clacton. I was following the cycle path and was most delighted to find a set of steps!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: HTFB on February 01, 2013, 11:31:40 am
Surely that's one for the Warrington Cycle Campaign's Facility of the Month?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on February 01, 2013, 12:04:48 pm
NCN5 performs that manoeuvre opposite the NIA here in Brum.  It's the final insult after all the muddy towpath, wharfs and RADAR gates from Smethwick.  No comedy magic paint, though for silly sign value there's one of those Sustrans wiggly posts pointing the way up the stairs.

Fortunately, if you're no more than 2mm wider than an ICE Sprint and have really good spacial awareness, you can squeeze past a bollard and take a long-cut via the NIA's service ramp.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Woofage on February 01, 2013, 12:34:05 pm
(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy155/sandyvigar/nonpotablewater1.jpg)

The parents of a friend of mine had a similar sign above their toilet. It looked like the type fitted to old BR carriages.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on February 01, 2013, 12:45:37 pm
Perhaps they have a dog who's learned to read?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: tiermat on February 01, 2013, 12:47:56 pm
Surely that's one for the Warrington Cycle Campaign's Facility of the Month?

OT, that has reminded me that the WCC Facility of the Month gets a mention in David Byrne's "Bicycle Diaries".
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: The French Tandem on February 01, 2013, 05:08:15 pm
For many years, I've been hoping that there was a Rue de Remarque somewhere in France, but Google Maps says not so.

Apple might differ... ;D

No, we don't have these things in France, but we are not short of awful places:

(http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b482/ratle/misery_zpsf7d89658.jpg)

We also have numerous "Silly" or "Noisy" places, Google Maps will show you some!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on February 04, 2013, 11:38:36 am
There's a Pont du Moron on the north bank of the Gironde.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: The French Tandem on February 04, 2013, 05:01:40 pm
Another favorite:

(http://cache.20minutes.fr/img/photos/20mn/2007-10/2007-10-11/article_Montcuq.JPG)

There is a famous pun in french between the name of this town, and "mon cul", which means "my ass" .
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: PaulR on February 05, 2013, 10:19:06 am
Isn't that 661Pete's castle in the background?  I remember he warned me about the correct pronunciation of that place name when we were about to spend a week nearby.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: The French Tandem on February 05, 2013, 12:01:44 pm
I remember he warned me about the correct pronunciation of that place name when we were about to spend a week nearby.

In french, the last letter is sometime pronounced, sometime not. You never know unless you have been told.
The name of this town is much funnier when the last Q is not pronounced!

This is how the town became famous:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=qi7a-Mw-qlo
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: PaulR on February 06, 2013, 02:03:54 pm
Thanks for that, French Tandem.  Much chuckling.  Mrs R teaches French so I have forwarded the youtube link to her at school. Useful lesson in pronunciation.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: The French Tandem on February 06, 2013, 02:23:57 pm
I'm not sure this is suitable for young children!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: PaulR on February 06, 2013, 03:22:44 pm
Don't worry, it's a secondary school. 

A Catholic girls' school.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on February 08, 2013, 05:56:51 pm
(http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn165/johniebaby/542642_10151416605619752_1792299413_n_zps9038ebd5.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ham on February 11, 2013, 11:05:23 am
DABS

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-kNXQBZRWWmM/URjQLamsH-I/AAAAAAAAmO8/CYY4lXlfmkg/s800/Unpopulated%2520-%2520NAS%2520-%2520buy%2520online%2520-%2520dabs.com%2520-%2520Google%2520Chrome%252011022013%2520110325.bmp.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on February 17, 2013, 08:26:29 pm
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8382/8483432552_09ebf9be26_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/8483432552/)
IMG_1253 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/8483432552/) by The Pingus (http://www.flickr.com/people/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Deano on February 17, 2013, 11:04:33 pm
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8526/8482937613_f348206779_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/8482937613/)

We were there on Saturday, but saw no cows, nor were there any offers on beef or anything. Still, it was pulling the punters in (we were the third and fourth customers that day...probably)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Deano on February 23, 2013, 08:48:39 pm
Lanercost Old Bridge:

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5026/5888511547_8fc4aa5c58_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/5888511547/)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on February 24, 2013, 10:46:38 pm
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8373/8504218527_fc580376c4_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/8504218527/)
IMG_1261 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/8504218527/) by The Pingus (http://www.flickr.com/people/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on February 25, 2013, 08:42:31 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMG_2568_zps8ac4b248.jpg)

The silly sign?

This one:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMG_2569_zps6a0586e5.jpg)

No, there isn't another one just out of shot.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on February 25, 2013, 08:49:37 pm
And this sign could be a bit more effective
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMG_2580_zps34805a47.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on February 28, 2013, 10:18:31 pm
BP think 2012 is teh Future ::-)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMG_2609_zps74d4e9c3.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: shyumu on March 06, 2013, 02:49:30 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v254/FAT-guy/BLB_zps0f35913f.jpg)

A headline, not a silly sign. Just as sllly.

Is this not just a Private Eye joke?  "Exclusive To All Newspapers" sounds familiar.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on March 06, 2013, 06:03:34 pm
(http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/cycling/IMG_20130304_163946.sized.jpg)

The covered sign is the one denoting a shared path with a cycle lane and a pedestrian side.  The temporary one is a standard shared-use path sign.

More detailed commentary here (http://www.birminghamcyclist.com/forum/topics/selly-oak-new-road?commentId=3004025%3AComment%3A95612).
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: jsabine on March 07, 2013, 02:03:58 am
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v254/FAT-guy/BLB_zps0f35913f.jpg)

A headline, not a silly sign. Just as sllly.

Is this not just a Private Eye joke?  "Exclusive To All Newspapers" sounds familiar.

As does 'cont'd p.94'
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 07, 2013, 02:07:59 pm
This one's not so much silly as a "fnarr fnarr" (you know, Rogerzilla style!)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8111/8536851806_322dc0253f_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: nikki on March 16, 2013, 05:23:33 pm
Prince Philip's been causing trouble in the loos again...

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8090/8562916098_e112a244c2.jpg)

Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: little miss mac on March 17, 2013, 04:45:49 pm
Posted in the window of my local O2 shop yesterday.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8369/8565856752_490c6c45cb.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on March 17, 2013, 05:31:01 pm
Can't they reach the top bolt?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Basil on March 18, 2013, 08:17:59 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/Bloke_on_a_bike/1363613011_zps24edf727.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: PaulR on March 18, 2013, 10:48:00 pm
at Audley End station
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8103/8569335385_a0287c0070.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62297839@N05/8569335385/)
more bunions on the left, perhaps?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on March 19, 2013, 06:24:15 am
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/Bloke_on_a_bike/1363613011_zps24edf727.jpg)

Doesn't look a bit like Naburn.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: trickletreat on March 19, 2013, 07:27:08 pm
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8514/8569108925_bc8b51a0a7.jpg)


but does it pay the bills?

Nigel
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on March 24, 2013, 06:00:09 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0055_zpsb231635a.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: PaulR on April 03, 2013, 03:26:25 pm
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8258/8615656553_2aba590e8c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62297839@N05/8615656553/)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: David Martin on April 03, 2013, 10:04:45 pm
That's not at all silly. Very sensible.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on April 05, 2013, 11:40:32 pm
Decisions, decisions.

(http://www.dudes411.com/humor/HumorStreet.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on April 05, 2013, 11:49:02 pm
(http://cdn.smosh.com/sites/default/files/ftpuploads/bloguploads/funny-wtf-warning-sign-unsafe-bicycle.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on April 06, 2013, 12:55:29 pm
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8373/8504218527_fc580376c4_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/8504218527/)
IMG_1261 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/8504218527/) by The Pingus (http://www.flickr.com/people/the_pingus/), on Flickr

Funny you should say that:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/CNV00015e_zps5430a94c.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on April 06, 2013, 02:01:49 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/Rangefinder%20uploads/CNV00012e_zps61a35f7a.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on April 06, 2013, 02:06:04 pm
Needs more George Osborne, really :)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on April 06, 2013, 02:09:46 pm
There is never a need for more George Osborne. ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on April 06, 2013, 02:24:37 pm
GPWM
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on April 08, 2013, 10:50:35 pm
(http://triporiginator.com/travelarticles/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Big-Dicks-Halfway-Inn.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Basil on April 08, 2013, 11:32:52 pm
Brilliant.   ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on April 10, 2013, 10:29:32 am
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-zOx_C_fwj94/UWUwAlaC1hI/AAAAAAAAAu4/1bYVw3KZGBo/s572/IMAG0346.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Andrij on April 10, 2013, 10:53:09 am
At least barbeques are allowed.  Otherwise, a rather boring park.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 10, 2013, 10:55:55 am
And archery. Hopefully there are squirrels to archerise and barbecue, seeing as you're not allowed dogs.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 11, 2013, 11:43:58 am
If you leave it with your armed guard dog it should be secure!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on April 14, 2013, 08:33:34 pm
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8383/8647314981_a86411fd39.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/8647314981/)
IMG_1402 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/8647314981/) by The Pingus (http://www.flickr.com/people/the_pingus/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8523/8647313649_0b4db369e5_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/8647313649/)
IMG_1403 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/8647313649/) by The Pingus (http://www.flickr.com/people/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: sas on April 18, 2013, 12:26:08 am
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BHu4aBlCcAA_Roa.jpg:large) (https://twitter.com/crucifixkiss/status/323054555522822144/photo/1/large)
Spotted at Loch Leven last Saturday.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Dibdib on April 20, 2013, 12:47:13 pm
I couldn't grab a pic, but this morning's club run went to Happy Land.

http://goo.gl/maps/neuZF
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pickled Onion on April 20, 2013, 05:47:23 pm
https://www.dropbox.com/s/pbej2xj3o5tcep1/DSC_0091.jpg (https://www.dropbox.com/s/pbej2xj3o5tcep1/DSC_0091.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: drossall on April 21, 2013, 12:49:40 am
Decades ago when I joined the youth group, one of the older girls was driving. Her mini used to have a box labelled "Keep Herbie from starvation fund". May not have been Herbie - can't remember the car's name now - but similar idea to that one.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on April 25, 2013, 10:02:27 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMG_3628_zps622415f4.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/ado15/media/IMG_3628_zps622415f4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on April 28, 2013, 12:06:21 pm
(http://www.angryduck.com/pictures/2013_3/Do_Not_Enter.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: pdm on April 28, 2013, 12:32:11 pm
(http://www.meiring.org.uk/photos/sign.jpg)

Seen yesterday opposite a gate where a forest is in the process of being logged....
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: pcolbeck on April 29, 2013, 06:54:10 pm
No picture but I shall describe it.

There is a very steep hill from the A64 at the top of Whitwell down to Kirkham Abbey. It's a C road/ I lived here for 17 years and every winter its almost impassable when it gets snowy or very icy as water flows across it in a several places and its in the shade of tress until late in the morning. Never in living memory has there been a warning.
A couple of weeks ago now winters over the council have come out and placed a temporary ice and snow warning sign at the top and bottom .....
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on April 29, 2013, 06:58:15 pm
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8119/8689937581_0daee160c9_z.jpg)

My guess was "please duck"
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Basil on April 29, 2013, 07:50:06 pm
I think it's referring to that pipe.
Probably "Please Suck"
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: HTFB on May 01, 2013, 10:22:46 am
I think it's referring to that pipe.
Probably "Please Suck"

     ...E FUC..
SOME OTHER
      TUBE
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on May 01, 2013, 03:52:43 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/ZikKvBM.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Basil on May 08, 2013, 05:51:25 pm
It's amazing what you can buy in High Street Chemists these days

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/Bloke_on_a_bike/1368018794_zps0664e5c5.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Bloke_on_a_bike/media/1368018794_zps0664e5c5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ham on May 08, 2013, 11:10:27 pm
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-784f9RrZObk/UYrNKyMIsqI/AAAAAAAAnc0/9ZcPxKvSJXI/s800/Image0048.JPG)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on May 10, 2013, 11:03:14 am
Ludicrous rather than silly

(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/6057/beersign.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Arch on May 11, 2013, 04:47:58 pm
Not a sign so much, as packaging...

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a6/SueArcher/IMAG0393.jpg) (http://s8.photobucket.com/user/SueArcher/media/IMAG0393.jpg.html)

So, that chess set contains.... a chess set. Gosh.

Come to think of it though, it doesn't actually mention a board....
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on May 12, 2013, 10:40:11 am
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BJ_l2TCCYAAhfnY.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Feanor on May 12, 2013, 08:35:04 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7284/8731864393_c2c0b91b3f_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62966413@N04/8731864393/)
Spunkey Creek (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62966413@N04/8731864393/) by Ron Lowe (http://www.flickr.com/people/62966413@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on May 12, 2013, 08:52:36 pm
So there you are, sitting in the dark, going about your 'business', when all of a sudden

(https://o.twimg.com/2/proxy.jpg?t=HBgpaHR0cHM6Ly90d2l0cGljLmNvbS9zaG93L2xhcmdlL2NxNWlvci5qcGcUkAMUrAIAFgASAA&s=nXnk1OS1UsM5-tYn_cLrjulC6NtJu_cAKfwhqXNL9f0)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Deano on May 13, 2013, 06:46:19 pm
No pictures allowed at work, sadly, but it was a good one.

Question of the Week:

Is Cameroon part of the EU?

And if not, why not? ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Deano on May 14, 2013, 09:57:29 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7281/8739686810_df1614f313_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/8739686810/)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: David Martin on May 14, 2013, 10:17:23 pm
That's not silly.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Deano on May 14, 2013, 10:28:40 pm
Well, no, not entirely. But they hadn't engraved TREE into every trunk, at the same time :)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: David Martin on May 15, 2013, 11:52:17 am
It marks the line of an underground water pipe. It is not related to the ditch, just adjacent to it.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: LindaG on May 15, 2013, 12:07:20 pm
It marks the line of an underground water pipe. It is not related to the ditch, just adjacent to it.

Yeah, we knew that really.  But it did make us laugh.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Deano on May 15, 2013, 09:56:33 pm
Aye - I admired the juxtaposition.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: drossall on May 23, 2013, 12:05:21 am
(http://img3014.photobox.co.uk/4078579366efc84218ce868c6f77ca87ad39b6950ff6cde86a41d5aa55c5995c127f14f6.jpg)

Cars can't get down this close during the work, and are parked temporarily at the top. Pedestrians have the run of the place as a result. Presumably this sign was just the first one available.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on May 26, 2013, 06:44:32 pm
BCC appear to be instigating a cull of colourblind pedestrians:

(http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/random/Photo0183.sized.jpg)

(Subtitles for the chromatically challenged:  The upper, red light has the 'walking pedestrian' mask, while the lower, green light has the 'standing pedestrian' one.)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on May 26, 2013, 08:50:52 pm
BCC appear to be instigating a cull of colourblind pedestrians:

(http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/random/Photo0183.sized.jpg)

(Subtitles for the chromatically challenged:  The upper, red light has the 'walking pedestrian' mask, while the lower, green light has the 'standing pedestrian' one.)

That is worryingly dangerous and merits more extensive publicity/ridicule.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Basil on May 26, 2013, 09:02:39 pm
Where is that, Kim?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on May 26, 2013, 10:02:04 pm
Where is that, Kim?

California Way / Northfield Road (http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=birmingham&hl=en&ll=52.446542,-1.970372&spn=0.009312,0.0159&hnear=Birmingham,+West+Midlands,+United+Kingdom&gl=uk&t=m&z=16&layer=c&cbll=52.446592,-1.970251&panoid=TcMKioCAwcwY6pmnTOmFOg&cbp=12,299.53,,0,-4.79)  Just along the Bournbrook Walkway from one of those extremely irritating anti-cycle barriers that only recumbent trikes can get through.

I note the masks are the right way round on Streetview.


ETA: Just submitted a fault report to the traffic signals department of the council.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on May 27, 2013, 12:35:30 am
I see Street View image is dated August 2012 so fault is relatively recent.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on May 30, 2013, 04:54:06 pm
(http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/7789/fagsign.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: phantasmagoriana on May 31, 2013, 08:06:37 pm
Not really a sign, but seen the other day:

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3763/8899511968_d106a5156e.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/natnot/8899511968/)

Ignoring the helmet bit (I'd rather see a warning about not riding without properly adjusted brakes, but there we go) - "Do not ride at night"?! Really? (The bike in question had lights attached, so presumably doesn't disintegrate in the dark.)

I'm not really sure what the picture's supposed to show, either - do not ride if frame is absent? ???
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on June 01, 2013, 07:49:36 pm
The government's new fag packet advisory notice. Seems a bit tame to me:

(http://www.retronaut.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Tobacco.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pickled Onion on June 02, 2013, 07:41:30 am
(http://handsonit.co.uk/images/photos/pedestrianwalkway.jpg)

Let's hope it doesn't rain!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Aidan on June 02, 2013, 07:59:37 am
The government's new fag packet advisory notice. Seems a bit tame to me:

(http://www.retronaut.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Tobacco.jpg)

This looks like an eminently sensible sign to me :-)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Arch on June 03, 2013, 06:44:30 pm
On the corner of Monk Bar there is a dry cleaners, who have a board outside advertising their various services, including a Shirt Service.  Passing it today, I notice the first r has been scratched out...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on June 03, 2013, 06:49:58 pm
Ahh, shades of "Invicta Pa nts"
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on June 04, 2013, 11:24:42 pm
(http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/the_public/Photo0243.sized.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: nikki on June 08, 2013, 07:19:16 pm
Bricks: they just make buildings look more classy.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7287/8989181216_5736bbc587_z.jpg)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5332/8988042109_e6d58db823_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: PaulR on June 08, 2013, 07:22:29 pm
Thank you so much for those bricks - what do you suppose it might have been intended to mean, ffs?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on June 08, 2013, 07:37:14 pm
Sage advice when approaching accounting software designers:

(http://static.happyplace.com/assets/images/2013/05/51a7bc1a89fe5.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: matthew on June 08, 2013, 11:58:32 pm
Sage advice when approaching accounting software designers:


Groan

The bad jokes thread is that way ---->
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on June 09, 2013, 06:53:26 pm
Sage advice when approaching accounting software designers:




Groan

The bad jokes thread is that way ---->

Are you suggesting I'm on the payroll?

IGMC........
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: nikki on June 09, 2013, 07:26:10 pm
Thank you so much for those bricks - what do you suppose it might have been intended to mean, ffs?

I've heard it's short for "FishFinger Sandwich".
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Vince on June 14, 2013, 12:12:38 pm
(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t140/VinceHall/2013-06-12190701_zpsc4aefe46.jpg)
Fietsers Afstappen means Cyclists Dismount
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on June 19, 2013, 03:03:44 pm
Yes I know it is a PS job but it made me smile.

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y250/ziggycat/null_zps046cd9eb.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mcshroom on June 21, 2013, 02:43:42 pm
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-7eeZfXf1yfA/UcRXLQ4I0eI/AAAAAAAABlI/DqUJW0Y6kSg/w415-h552-no/2013-06-14+13.54.32.jpg)

Who'd want to buy a kilogram of them? ???
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: nicknack on June 23, 2013, 06:45:07 pm
No.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on June 25, 2013, 09:33:58 pm
On a community noticeboard in Southwark:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/Rangefinder%20uploads/IMG_4268_zps803ada1b.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/ado15/media/Rangefinder%20uploads/IMG_4268_zps803ada1b.jpg.html)

Nearby:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/Rangefinder%20uploads/IMG_4272_zps6633249f.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/ado15/media/Rangefinder%20uploads/IMG_4272_zps6633249f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on June 25, 2013, 10:31:03 pm
I hadn't thought of that!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on June 26, 2013, 01:00:18 am
On a community noticeboard in Southwark:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/Rangefinder%20uploads/IMG_4268_zps803ada1b.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/ado15/media/Rangefinder%20uploads/IMG_4268_zps803ada1b.jpg.html)

That needs relocating to Mordor Central, as a matter of urgency.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Arch on June 26, 2013, 08:00:04 pm
Not silly really, but I saw a couple of workmen painting the uprights to a car park height sign today. It's to be in black and white sections like a belisha beacon pole, and clearly they've masked it but not pulled the masking off yet, so the white and black currently looked rather haphazardly thick and thin. I rather liked it, it reminded me of zebras' legs. Would be rather fun.

Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: TheLurker on June 27, 2013, 07:20:54 am
On south bound side road at Ampney St. Peter. Temporary works sign, "No Arctics Beyond This Point."
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on June 27, 2013, 09:09:47 am
Not any longer, no.  It's that global warming.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on June 27, 2013, 09:19:44 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0190_zpsb188bdd4.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/ado15/media/IMAG0190_zpsb188bdd4.jpg.html)

Well, no, actually, I can't.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Arch on June 27, 2013, 09:46:26 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0190_zpsb188bdd4.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/ado15/media/IMAG0190_zpsb188bdd4.jpg.html)

Well, no, actually, I can't.


You're just not trying hard enough, is there a keyhole?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on June 27, 2013, 09:54:27 pm
I'm not that much slimmer than when you last saw me!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Basil on June 27, 2013, 09:55:00 pm
Could you nail it up, perhaps?

I suppose you'll have to employ a couple of rather large security chaps to oversee the state of the door after you leave. ( You know, the types that wear ear-pieces and over use and over emphasise the word "Sir").  That's going going to be rather expensive and rather an imposition on you, imo.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on June 27, 2013, 11:46:20 pm
Something involving remote controlled explosive bolts would probably work.  If you can get hold of the fuckers.  Have you ever tried to get explosive bolts?  Might as well prop the door shut with the associated licensing paperwork.  Job done.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: David Martin on June 28, 2013, 12:14:14 am
Something involving remote controlled explosive bolts would probably work.  If you can get hold of the fuckers.  Have you ever tried to get explosive bolts?  Might as well prop the door shut with the associated licensing paperwork.  Job done.

I knew an australian engineer who made a pretty penny as a consultant specialising in remote controlled one time switch gear. The sort of stuff that when you press the 'turn me off, now , quick or sooner' big red button does so by blowing the control unit to smithereens so that there is no chance that any one other than a crack team of mechanical engineers with the associated spare units will be able to turn the thing back on. The kind of scenario where the remote oil platform is approaching supernova and volunteers to rock up and press the 'off' switch are hard to come by. Getting samples and production gear shipped anywhere was difficult. And the test procedures even more so.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: LEE on June 28, 2013, 10:12:36 am
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7284/8731864393_c2c0b91b3f_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62966413@N04/8731864393/)
Spunkey Creek (http://www.flickr.com/photos/62966413@N04/8731864393/) by Ron Lowe (http://www.flickr.com/people/62966413@N04/), on Flickr

Twinned with...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3056/2643723706_6aaff5518b.jpg?v=0)

Rumour has it it's a salt-water lake.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on June 28, 2013, 02:50:24 pm
(http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/003/233/380/Berneray_Forecasting_StoneGordonHatton2_crop_650.jpg?1372303857)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: sg37409 on June 30, 2013, 09:49:00 pm
Not silly, but on the Campsies ?

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3757/9178532576_ac75bb4477_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on June 30, 2013, 10:53:55 pm
Photo unavailable to me...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: sg37409 on June 30, 2013, 11:44:34 pm
Dunno what happened there. User error I think. End of a great bike month, fun dads v kids football match today, big garage clear out, some nice music on and kids in bed, &  only 4 days at work before summer hols, so a few beers have been supped this evening. These may have been a factor in this.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Gus on July 01, 2013, 02:37:53 am
I see it without any problems.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on July 01, 2013, 09:46:34 am
I see it now.

Was it pointing the right direction?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on July 07, 2013, 08:21:37 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/Rangefinder%20uploads/CNV00014e_zpsa2c58284.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/ado15/media/Rangefinder%20uploads/CNV00014e_zpsa2c58284.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: billplumtree on July 21, 2013, 08:53:57 pm
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-z1Sa5oyBv9s/Uew7x4hDHOI/AAAAAAAAECM/poYBqxuoyCI/s800/Cows.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Basil on July 21, 2013, 09:08:49 pm
They really shouldn't allow cows into the countyside if they can't follow the Country Code.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on August 10, 2013, 08:32:48 pm
(http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/cycling/Photo0507.sized.jpg)

Near the church in Great Alne
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: road-runner on August 11, 2013, 09:49:25 pm
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_wb8bAl1P-N0/S7x-e6hT6cI/AAAAAAAANwI/jyPJF0fNiCk/s400/warning+label.JPG)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on August 12, 2013, 10:49:55 am
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1017290_724424464253676_1355747961_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on August 22, 2013, 12:53:25 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BSIKMmJCMAACu5x.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Andrij on August 22, 2013, 01:08:28 pm
*bzzt*  Deviation!

That's a perfectly sensible and reasonable sign.  ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Wobbly John on August 22, 2013, 08:19:21 pm
Some briliant examples on this page of Hilarious Chinese Translations (http://www.boredpanda.com/funny-chinese-translation-fails/) (NSFW).  :D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on August 22, 2013, 11:04:52 pm
And they only charge a quarter. Bargain.

(http://everydayfunnyfunny.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/buttplug-removal-machine.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on September 06, 2013, 01:16:38 am
(http://imgc.allpostersimages.com/images/P-488-488-90/15/1555/QO9DD00Z/posters/eat-here-get-gas.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on September 06, 2013, 08:56:22 pm
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3684/9667480766_26ba3abcf1_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/9667480766/)
IMG_1991 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/9667480766/) by The Pingus (http://www.flickr.com/people/the_pingus/), on Flickr

Well, it makes us laff.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 07, 2013, 11:34:12 pm
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3716/9697224724_94d94d7ccd_c.jpg)

 ;D  Outside the Best Western, Twin Falls, Idaho
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on September 07, 2013, 11:36:47 pm
And is it true?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 08, 2013, 05:11:08 am
And is it true?

It looked pretty wet, but I didn't go in to check
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 09, 2013, 05:55:43 am
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7422/9704723755_0ca9ac25d9_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Deano on September 19, 2013, 09:07:04 pm
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2834/9824479933_4371133fc8_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/9824479933/)

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 19, 2013, 11:10:36 pm
It's got a bin in it too :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: ktuludays on September 20, 2013, 06:48:09 am
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-7DKMiUOY4Gk/TrUEdr669kI/AAAAAAAAfcU/esW2k5KEXWw/s800/Photo0235.jpg)

Just as you are leaving raf marham if my memory serves. Saw that every day for 5 long years
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Basil on September 20, 2013, 09:21:27 am
I've seen strange numbers on signs like that for years.  I always assumed that there had been a time when metrification seemed immanent, so the positions would be logical, while the numbers would be more sensible later.
They don't quite work out though.  (Unless they were using some very rough and ready conversion factor)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: tonyh on September 20, 2013, 09:24:50 am
They don't quite work out though.  (Unless they were using some very rough and ready conversion factor)

Or using the factor the wrong way round? Still doesn't seem to work out.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: tom_e on September 20, 2013, 09:25:40 am
I assumed it was when there was something in the way around the 150 yds point, or a side entrance which would make the sign ambiguous or confusing.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Basil on September 20, 2013, 09:33:19 am
So,
We need Ham to:
A)  Accurately measure 150 meters from the junction and see if the sign is anywhere near that.
B)  Accurately measure 150 yards from the junction and see if there is anything there that would make the position impracticable.


 
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: tom_e on September 20, 2013, 09:39:20 am
Attempting to find it, I found this:

http://goo.gl/maps/fXari

It is in the same area, with the same 142 yds.  But it is not the same sign (check the height versus the earth).  And moving this one 8 yards back would make it more visible.  The combination strongly suggests I am wrong.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: tonyh on September 20, 2013, 09:48:01 am
The combination strongly suggests I am wrong.

....  and I'd just awarded you the "best answer" prize!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: HTFB on September 20, 2013, 10:10:21 am
One hundred and forty six yards and two feet would be the natural distance to mark, being 2/3 of a furlong.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 20, 2013, 11:13:23 am
Meaning you give way in 2/3 of 1/10 of a day. Or a bit more if you only have one ox.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Thor on September 21, 2013, 11:19:02 am
(http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj624/markwilson9000/Silly%20Signs/SSCN0097.jpg) (http://s1271.photobucket.com/user/markwilson9000/media/Silly%20Signs/SSCN0097.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 21, 2013, 11:20:35 am
This way to the hokey cokey party.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Salvatore on September 21, 2013, 08:59:06 pm
Opening hours of a Finnish bike shop.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2810/9274996395_1b68dec597_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner/9274996395/)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on September 21, 2013, 09:52:00 pm
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/86116171/greek-toll-booth.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: JennyB on September 22, 2013, 06:08:54 pm
(http://qph.is.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-03989e314b1408499b6eb76c5d8986e9)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: billplumtree on September 29, 2013, 09:12:13 pm
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-fZs8bEHeuEs/UkiBessOYgI/AAAAAAAAELo/TIFeJYcJSto/s1000/P1010211.jpg) (https://picasaweb.google.com/drwhrobertson/NewlandsValley?authuser=0&feat=directlink)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on October 05, 2013, 06:18:42 pm
Wasn't in a sensible place to stop and take a photo, but a hand-drawn "TRACTRS TURNING" sign.  Farming meets Web 2.0, presumably.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on October 06, 2013, 12:54:43 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BV2TNd0IYAEia1p.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Thor on October 06, 2013, 07:46:01 pm
(http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj624/markwilson9000/DSC0022-1.jpg)

Failed to find any in the vicinity, to take home
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on October 08, 2013, 04:18:42 pm
This weeks bargain offer:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BWDnXiGIYAAN-U0.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on October 08, 2013, 08:46:16 pm
Trying to attract the randonneur?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Jurek on October 10, 2013, 02:23:37 pm
In the canteen today:
Jerk chicken. Rice. Coslow.
No. English is not the first language of the kitchen staff.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on October 10, 2013, 05:08:48 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BWNT3NFCYAEbowx.jpg)

For those who don't speak Danish, it means approx 'the final push' (in this case towards the end of the sale).
I'm told an alternative meaning is available.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on October 10, 2013, 06:51:13 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BWNT3NFCYAEbowx.jpg)

For those who don't speak Danish, it means approx 'the final push' (in this case towards the end of the sale).
I'm told an alternative meaning is available.

https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=7105.msg1205206#msg1205206

Snap!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: billplumtree on October 10, 2013, 09:47:25 pm
This post in the SuperTwat thread
Mark Constantine, founder of Lush. The man is pure evil.
Is he?  I had the impression (possibly carefully cultivated) that the Constantines were progressive, campaigning folk, against animal testing etc.
just reminded me of the sign outside the Lush shop in Nice:

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-l4EyT_fwsxE/SZQRVNJYCII/AAAAAAAAAqQ/FGVV44m2-4o/s800/P1010960.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: T42 on October 23, 2013, 02:48:32 pm
(http://www.pbase.com/johnewing/image/152943130.jpg)

Bring your own baby seal.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on October 26, 2013, 08:41:13 pm
No idea if this is genuine or not, and whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent:
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2839/10489092965_56a2c08a95.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/93751227@N04/10489092965/)
PA241142 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/93751227@N04/10489092965/) by TJ Clarion (http://www.flickr.com/people/93751227@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on October 26, 2013, 09:24:08 pm
I don't see it on Open Plaques (http://openplaques.org/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&phrase=wittgenstein).
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ham on October 26, 2013, 09:34:39 pm
I'm pretty certain it is factual, from retained cranial information about Wittgenstein predating Wikipedia.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on October 26, 2013, 09:52:27 pm
I don't see it on Open Plaques (http://openplaques.org/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&phrase=wittgenstein).

It has just gone up in the last couple of weeks.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ham on October 26, 2013, 09:54:18 pm

It has just gone up in the last couple of weeks.

Guys Hospital? I'm sure it's much older than that and I used to hang around with a nurse from there about 25 years ago. Must be wrong ;)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on October 26, 2013, 09:57:01 pm
:facepalm:

We saw an old sign today calling it 'Mr Guy's Hospital', and decided to campaign for the reinstatement of the 'Mr' ;)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Basil on November 15, 2013, 09:40:01 am
Although this sign is next door but one to me - a mere tens of feet away, I never noticed this myself.  #2 son happened across it on the interwebs.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/Bloke_on_a_bike/Evolution_zps0ec43277.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Bloke_on_a_bike/media/Evolution_zps0ec43277.jpg.html)

Actually, one sign is not silly at all.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mrs Pingu on November 15, 2013, 08:22:07 pm
Superb comeback :)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Tim Hall on November 18, 2013, 01:57:32 pm
Not silly, as such, but funny. Seen in, umm, Belgrave Square on Friday night, this modified no left turn sign:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-jonqrx6F-wI/UoekzxAEXKI/AAAAAAAAE5c/UXTGuVrg2DE/s640/IMGP2531.JPG)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 19, 2013, 12:33:15 pm
I like that a lot.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on November 23, 2013, 05:48:21 pm
Not a wise course of action:

(http://kjeell.se/christina/wp-content/uploads/farthinder.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: phantasmagoriana on November 24, 2013, 05:18:38 pm
Not really a silly sign, as it's perfectly sensible!

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5537/11031636615_8080fdb402_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/natnot/11031636615/)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ham on November 29, 2013, 11:12:18 am
Not a sign, but the new form from the DBS (the replacement for the CRB)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-uem0I2Qtfrg/Uph1yJ2CqmI/AAAAAAAAq_o/CRO2s6bxjj0/s800/Image0051.JPG)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Wombat on November 29, 2013, 01:06:38 pm
But there are plenty of spaces to use, to complete the sentence.  Surely you can think of a creative way of doing it?

"..... as a suppository" springs to my twisted mind.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on November 29, 2013, 01:19:34 pm
But there are plenty of spaces to use, to complete the sentence.  Surely you can think of a creative way of doing it?

"..... as a suppository" springs to my twisted mind.

Google suggests:

".... batteries as toothpaste"
".... sign"
".... recursion for this domain"
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Thor on December 07, 2013, 04:30:58 pm
(http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj624/markwilson9000/Silly%20Signs/ponysign.jpg) (http://s1271.photobucket.com/user/markwilson9000/media/Silly%20Signs/ponysign.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on December 10, 2013, 02:19:45 pm
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-4hXVbV8WgLw/UiCL5q8exwI/AAAAAAAAA7s/QDWXeLnOlTU/w600-h450-no/Bucksley.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on December 10, 2013, 02:21:57 pm
(http://newcomicreviews.com/unsorted/17/newnew/the%20goose%20will%20attack%20if%20you%20go%20through%20this%20door%20dr%20heckle%20funny%20fail%20pictures.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on December 23, 2013, 02:44:25 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BbyNGmCIcAAJ33f.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on January 02, 2014, 02:08:30 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1551516_10152044683661749_617376279_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on January 07, 2014, 12:13:29 pm
Yes I know its 'shopped, but it made me smile.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BdS8V5LCIAAPW7e.png)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on January 15, 2014, 11:25:13 am
(http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q611/DiscoMuppet/52c18ef8876a0_zpsff61e990.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on January 23, 2014, 06:40:12 pm
(https://o.twimg.com/2/proxy.jpg?t=HBgpaHR0cHM6Ly90d2l0cGljLmNvbS9zaG93L2xhcmdlL2R0NTlqYi5qcGcUwAcUoAsAFgASAA&s=_L73L-ZnvlNSg1HQmy9Z9s2GKplJJ6_u94mbzI_1jYI)

See https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=79686.0
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on February 05, 2014, 02:31:27 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BfqcXdYCUAAprBM.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Wobbly John on February 06, 2014, 10:45:04 pm
Looking through some old photos, I noticed this one taken on the YACF "Up the 'Uts" weekend a few years ago:

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y252/wobblyjohn/Up%20the%20Uts/DSCN6231.jpg)

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: T42 on February 11, 2014, 10:33:15 am
(http://www.pbase.com/image/154454165.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on February 22, 2014, 02:51:16 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bg80OUOIIAAVs0Q.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Wombat on February 23, 2014, 10:44:04 am
Wrong on so many counts, but being a building anorak I diverted to studying the brick bonding, a perverse variation on English garden wall bond...

Now does it mean what it says, no dogs riding bicycles, or is it suggesting its a bicycle riding area, so no dogs, or no bicycle riding, because dogs are allowed.  I'm always amused by signs referring to "no bicycle riding" as it only encourages trikes and unicycles, and quadcycles, and....

Referring to "cycling" would cover all, and saves on paint.  As you say, silly sign...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mcshroom on February 23, 2014, 12:21:20 pm
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-wuCk_XE3FW4/UwnniCAJuDI/AAAAAAAAEJk/B18oWgk7-kc/w698-h527-no/2013-11-27+15.20.01+%25281%2529.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Vince on February 23, 2014, 03:00:42 pm
Interesting. If I tilt my screen away from me I can see 'No Smoking' in there. Photoshop?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on February 23, 2014, 03:05:28 pm
Well spotted! Wonder if NO SMOKING was originally in red but faded after exposure to the elements.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on February 23, 2014, 07:34:00 pm
Almost certainly
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mcshroom on February 23, 2014, 07:55:08 pm
Definitely a colour other than black. It's at Whitehaven station and if you get up close the NO SMOKING is a very pale yellow colour.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on February 23, 2014, 08:02:06 pm
Definitely a colour other than black. It's at Whitehaven station and if you get up close the NO SMOKING is a very pale yellow colour.

Nicotine?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on February 23, 2014, 09:57:14 pm
RED and YELLOW fade most in the sun, unlike BLUE.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pickled Onion on February 24, 2014, 12:33:45 pm
RED and YELLOW fade most in the sun, unlike BLUE.

This is true, and while it's a well known fact that red bikes are faster, the problem is they get slower if you ride them on sunny days.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: T42 on February 24, 2014, 12:53:21 pm
Blue reflects the higher-energy portion of the spectrum, red absorbs everything but the lower. Political moralizing opportunity.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Gus on February 26, 2014, 03:18:40 pm
(http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a618/Nagasawa25/fart_zps4ee11c7d.jpg) (http://s1286.photobucket.com/user/Nagasawa25/media/fart_zps4ee11c7d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Gus on February 26, 2014, 04:58:24 pm
Farts = speed

Humper = bumps on the road.

Dempere = in this case it means "to slow down" but it can mean suspension too.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: drossall on February 28, 2014, 01:34:53 pm
Saw this kind of sign on a Peter's Food (http://www.petersfood.co.uk/) lorry this morning:

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8308/7923301294_3b8aedf70c_z.jpg)

Couldn't take a picture as I was driving, but found the above one in a gallery (https://www.flickr.com/photos/loplop/galleries/72157625464653258/) that suggests that it's becoming a trend...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on March 01, 2014, 09:37:52 pm
On a largely unobserved wall at Waterloo station are two tiny mosaics.  Here's one:

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2862/12863365603_8e57dd5a87.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/93751227@N04/12863365603/)
P3010003 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/93751227@N04/12863365603/) by TJ Clarion (http://www.flickr.com/people/93751227@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Vince on March 02, 2014, 01:02:25 pm
:D

(Didn't know Escher had a donkey)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Deano on March 02, 2014, 09:35:08 pm
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/57044735/P1030587%20copy.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on March 12, 2014, 12:21:56 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BicYCANIgAAcpbx.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: PaulR on March 13, 2014, 01:53:49 pm
Ouch, that's a bit cruel.  But perhaps I only think that as a result of having paused at a filling station on the A1 last weekend and watched two incidents.

(a) customer walks up towards shop to pay for petrol, and at the very last moment does a sideways skip as he realises that the big pane of glass in front of him is not the door, despite there being a clear ramped section of pavement in front of it.

(b) small child, having had a jolly time playing with hand dryers in the loos, walks straight into a big pane of glass next to the exit door, whacking head and resulting in prolonged howling, which must have been fun for the onward journey.  There were some of those semi-opaque round stickers across the pane of glass but they were well above the line of sight of a small person.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on April 02, 2014, 01:57:01 pm
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7276/13580185863_de04f6dcb3_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mG318z)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3823/13560891964_a1874255c7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mEk7J9)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on April 02, 2014, 11:04:03 pm
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7440/13589855785_8a6d0e5897_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mGTyEn)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: woollypigs on April 03, 2014, 12:31:51 am
Not really silly signs, but more the users well readers of the signs that are silly.

We got three shops in a row from the left - relish/jam shop, antique shop and then the bike shop I work in. To enter the antique shop you have to enter from the relish/jam shop, not the bike shop. If you look into the antique shop it is rather easy to spot the the hole in the wall to the left of shop into the relish/jam shop and that there is no hole in the wall to right into the bike shop.

Every month for the last seven-eight months the relish/jam shop owner have tried a new way to let customers know how to enter the antique shop. "Please enter shop via shop on the left", "Please enter shop via the relish/jam shop" etc - with and without arrows and the bigger and bigger sign on the door*. Every market day we have a least 2-3 people walking into the bike shop trying to find the none existing hole in the wall to the antique shop**.

Along with many people outside doing a little dance from the left to the right, trying to figure out if the shop with 6-10 bicycle outside and many more in the windows is the relish/jam shop, where the dead give away is the name above the shop and the jam/relish jars in the windows.

* Which many people don't even see, along with pile of antiques on the inside of the glass door, blocking the possibility of entrance through that door.

** It is rather funny when we got a "train" of people walking into the shop following the leader who walks straight into the wall full of helmets on display, before they figure out that there isn't a hole in the wall which they can enter the antique shop by. And then you have this queue of people trying to figure out where the exit is, we just need a bit of Benny Hill themed music and we are onto a classic :)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Deano on April 03, 2014, 12:41:43 am
Sounds like a fine opportunity to introduce people to the advantages of bikes over jam :)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: David Martin on April 03, 2014, 11:49:59 am
Isn't there a nice Foska Marmite jersey you can display prominently?

http://www.foska.com/marmite-road-cycling-jersey.html
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on April 04, 2014, 04:41:59 pm
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3763/13625180445_50d9cf01cb_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mL1Bse)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Andrij on April 04, 2014, 04:43:52 pm
Obviously set up to cater to our anitpodean colleagues.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on April 05, 2014, 06:32:20 pm
(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/IMAG0021_zps570c5d08.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/IMAG0021_zps570c5d08.jpg.html)


This might seem a bit crude, until one realises where the photo was taken.  Its a small fishing boat, and it was down at West Kingsdown, Nr. Deal in Kent,     (Dover Sole!)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on April 07, 2014, 09:26:30 pm
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7280/13701451223_2a709e16f1_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mSKw6D)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: nikki on April 07, 2014, 10:29:36 pm
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2815/13702641103_c3f9de6d0d.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on April 09, 2014, 02:40:21 am
Courtesy of Twitter.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BkviN4mCMAAlNMK.jpg)

Applies to a film about the Holocaust.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on April 09, 2014, 07:17:33 pm
(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/100_1837_zps18a909cf.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/100_1837_zps18a909cf.jpg.html)



Yes I expect he probably is!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 09, 2014, 08:04:44 pm
I read it as:
Dennis will close cocks
or
Dennis wills cock close
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on April 11, 2014, 08:08:21 pm
(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/IMAG0025_zps285ddaa7.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/IMAG0025_zps285ddaa7.jpg.html)

Please DO NOT read the 2 signs in conjunction with one another, ::-)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Feanor on April 12, 2014, 09:24:07 pm
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8382/8483432552_09ebf9be26_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/8483432552/)
IMG_1253 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/8483432552/) by The Pingus (http://www.flickr.com/people/the_pingus/), on Flickr

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2872/13805409735_75855699b7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/n2WkkM)
IMG_20140412_170525 (https://flic.kr/p/n2WkkM) by Ron Lowe (https://www.flickr.com/people/62966413@N04/), on Flickr

As of 12/4/14...

Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Juan Martín on April 13, 2014, 07:07:29 pm
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3784/13827631454_fdf32f413f_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/83697226@N02/13827631454/)
P1010035 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/83697226@N02/13827631454/) by JuanM58 (https://www.flickr.com/people/83697226@N02/), on Flickr

Not that silly I suppose; she must have been watching that Richard Fortey on the telly.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Butterfly on April 13, 2014, 08:51:43 pm
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3784/13827631454_fdf32f413f_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/83697226@N02/13827631454/)
P1010035 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/83697226@N02/13827631454/) by JuanM58 (https://www.flickr.com/people/83697226@N02/), on Flickr

Not that silly I suppose; she must have been watching that Richard Fortey on the telly.
I wonder how much rhubarb you need to sell to buy a dinosaur? ???
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: David Martin on April 13, 2014, 09:50:46 pm
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3784/13827631454_fdf32f413f_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/83697226@N02/13827631454/)
P1010035 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/83697226@N02/13827631454/) by JuanM58 (https://www.flickr.com/people/83697226@N02/), on Flickr

Not that silly I suppose; she must have been watching that Richard Fortey on the telly.
I wonder how much rhubarb you need to sell to buy a dinosaur? ???
Just get a chicken and claim it evolved whilst you were waiting
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on April 16, 2014, 11:56:01 pm
Intriguing logo on cycle lane.. http://t.co/9LlBkq51DL (http://t.co/9LlBkq51DL)

Repeated further on at junction with Jumpers Avenue.http://goo.gl/maps/RAUfQ (http://goo.gl/maps/RAUfQ)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on April 20, 2014, 10:30:27 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BlM_eyLIUAAoHzQ.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on April 21, 2014, 05:37:21 pm
(http://www.majorgeeks.com/news/file/3564_404_not_found.jpg.pagespeed.ce.jJU7gbwGWC.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on April 21, 2014, 11:12:45 pm
(http://www.majorgeeks.com/news/file/3564_404_not_found.jpg.pagespeed.ce.jJU7gbwGWC.jpg)

Yeah, should have been 503, really.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on April 22, 2014, 11:56:14 am
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2936/13957985432_76fa24f223_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ngqjMf)P4204257 (https://flic.kr/p/ngqjMf) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people/93751227@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on April 25, 2014, 10:27:23 am
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7443/14024838163_3cf1e2cd5a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nnjXLx)P4244426 (https://flic.kr/p/nnjXLx) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people/93751227@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on April 25, 2014, 10:52:12 am
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7042/14001683441_ea40007127_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nkhhFc)P4244366 (https://flic.kr/p/nkhhFc) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people/93751227@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on April 26, 2014, 11:00:23 pm
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5274/14020605981_fe4678f78a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nmXgFT)P4254450 (https://flic.kr/p/nmXgFT) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people/93751227@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on April 26, 2014, 11:25:04 pm
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7413/14043641133_de0f3a506f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/noZkeF)P4250024 (https://flic.kr/p/noZkeF) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people/93751227@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on April 26, 2014, 11:46:03 pm
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7133/14002113046_271582d97e_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nkjuob)P4264541 (https://flic.kr/p/nkjuob) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people/93751227@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Basil on April 27, 2014, 09:25:36 pm
Sorry,no photo.  I did try, but but my surreptitious attempts from a distance didn't work, and actually walking up to the guy and photographing didn't seem like a good idea.

You know how studes wear sports kit that says stuff like "University of Birmingham Football/Lacrosse/cycling/netball/whatever?  Well, there's a stude in the pub tonight wearing "University of Birmingham Surfing"

Eta.  And yes, he does have long blond hair and a ickle blond protobeard.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on April 28, 2014, 12:42:37 am
Dude!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on April 28, 2014, 04:54:02 pm
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7317/14048123691_2016ea5ea3_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/npoiKa)P4280004 (https://flic.kr/p/npoiKa) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people/93751227@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on April 28, 2014, 06:07:05 pm
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7317/14048123691_2016ea5ea3_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/npoiKa)P4280004 (https://flic.kr/p/npoiKa) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people/93751227@N04/), on Flickr

Have you by any chance cropped out the old plug-into-a-13A-socket trick? :)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on April 28, 2014, 06:09:31 pm
No one would use twin and earth into a 13a plug, would they? :o
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on April 28, 2014, 08:45:57 pm
No one would use twin and earth into a 13a plug, would they? :o

Course not.  That's what Speakons are for  ;)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on April 30, 2014, 10:04:43 pm
No one would use twin and earth into a 13a plug, would they? :o

Course not.  That's what Speakons are for  ;)

*twitch*
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Vince on May 01, 2014, 10:17:37 am
In Stroud
(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t140/VinceHall/CyclingStuff/20140428_161849_zpshxmoemws.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on May 01, 2014, 10:48:41 am
No one would use twin and earth into a 13a plug, would they? :o
<whistles innocently>
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Basil on May 01, 2014, 06:16:27 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/Bloke_on_a_bike/Bmj0GYHIUAABdMs_zps957fcf26.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Bloke_on_a_bike/media/Bmj0GYHIUAABdMs_zps957fcf26.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Auntie Helen on May 01, 2014, 06:48:57 pm
Cycled through Wankum today and had to photograph this:

(https://scontent-a-fra.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/t1.0-9/10269616_10152002713371786_8686937304001059528_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Wobbly John on May 01, 2014, 08:22:17 pm
Section of a billboard at Tesco petrol station, Ely:

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y252/wobblyjohn/Silllysign_zps4dd25e49.jpg)

 :facepalm:
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Thor on May 03, 2014, 05:58:23 pm
(http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj624/markwilson9000/Silly%20Signs/corkscrew.jpg) (http://s1271.photobucket.com/user/markwilson9000/media/Silly%20Signs/corkscrew.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on May 03, 2014, 08:17:13 pm
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5452/14095076901_8ff1e8a6cd_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ntwXig)P5030018 (https://flic.kr/p/ntwXig) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people/93751227@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Deano on May 03, 2014, 08:19:40 pm
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2925/13911690280_83f086d33f_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nck3QY)Witton Castle (https://flic.kr/p/nck3QY) by dean.clementson (https://www.flickr.com/people/30024450@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on May 03, 2014, 08:20:53 pm
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7392/13911670150_37a92ca90f_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ncjWRU)P5030023 (https://flic.kr/p/ncjWRU) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people/93751227@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on May 03, 2014, 08:21:02 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/Bloke_on_a_bike/Bmj0GYHIUAABdMs_zps957fcf26.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Bloke_on_a_bike/media/Bmj0GYHIUAABdMs_zps957fcf26.jpg.html)

Is that what you call a loose translation?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 03, 2014, 09:34:25 pm
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5452/14095076901_8ff1e8a6cd_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ntwXig)P5030018 (https://flic.kr/p/ntwXig) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people/93751227@N04/), on Flickr
I guess a motopcycle is some kind of Hell's Angel on acid.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mcshroom on May 06, 2014, 02:53:57 pm
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/PjlyJZBKLKv70vZfSm-wmthKOTn6e-ufTmzY7G8PzNw=w738-h553-no)
From yesterday's ride
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 06, 2014, 06:42:47 pm
Coole Pilate must be Pontius's hipper, more laid-back brother. Has a goatee, rides a fixie with titchy, untaped bars, adopts a Nazarene accent and hangs out with Gallileans.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on May 06, 2014, 11:55:55 pm
(https://scontent-b-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/10171733_10152277147786112_8882760038117010128_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on May 07, 2014, 08:43:27 pm
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/PjlyJZBKLKv70vZfSm-wmthKOTn6e-ufTmzY7G8PzNw=w738-h553-no)
From yesterday's ride

Also: http://tinyurl.com/n3vde68
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 07, 2014, 11:51:03 pm
'Scotland's Secret Bunker' so ought to be the tomb of Donald Trump!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ham on May 08, 2014, 11:58:06 am
Seen on an ambulance on the way in this morning. Who thought that was a good idea?

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8329/8102384833_c74b27d86c.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 08, 2014, 12:01:01 pm
In similar vein, yesterday I saw "Canute Medical Services".
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on May 12, 2014, 09:03:25 pm
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5532/14170457634_b4fe26d47d_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nAcin5)P5100083 (https://flic.kr/p/nAcin5) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people/93751227@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: nikki on May 16, 2014, 03:33:00 pm
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7445/14196285492_121a8a4977_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nCtF5Y)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on May 18, 2014, 05:45:38 am
(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b360/mattlangridge/DSC04285.jpg) (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/mattlangridge/media/DSC04285.jpg.html)


(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b360/mattlangridge/DSC04157.jpg) (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/mattlangridge/media/DSC04157.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on May 18, 2014, 01:35:24 pm
(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b360/mattlangridge/DSC04157.jpg) (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/mattlangridge/media/DSC04157.jpg.html)

Nothing silly about that.  I imagine it's like a small-scale version of what happens if you park your car under a sausage tree.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: HTFB on May 18, 2014, 08:28:57 pm
(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcROSY4dUMORL8lpzX_A4OqPRCgyFGOwGXcJuXIx1Mv3jsRWceArHg)
I wish I were a jellyfish
that cannot fall downstairs.
Of all the things I wish to wish
I wish I were a jellyfish
that hasn't any cares
and doesn't even have to wish
"I wish I were a jellyfish
that cannot fall downstairs."
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: bobb on May 18, 2014, 08:54:40 pm
Not very silly. Just amusing that they're still painting over "Station" more than 50 years after it closed!

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5236/14215685425_0ffb1020fc_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Auntie Helen on May 18, 2014, 09:17:31 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/t1.0-9/p180x540/10307231_10152033480861786_356185523026582227_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on May 18, 2014, 09:18:16 pm
Er...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Auntie Helen on May 18, 2014, 09:20:55 pm
Translates of course as 'Hands off German tits. No to EU-standard breasts'.

I wasn't previously aware that was in the rules/laws. Is it another bendy banana option?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on May 18, 2014, 09:23:03 pm
Indeed.  But it's no more ridiculous than the claims UKIP make about Europe.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 18, 2014, 09:26:56 pm
(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b360/mattlangridge/DSC04157.jpg) (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/mattlangridge/media/DSC04157.jpg.html)

Nothing silly about that.  I imagine it's like a small-scale version of what happens if you park your car under a sausage tree.
Indeed. I don't know what a sausage tree is, but palms of most species are prone to shedding branches without provocation.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mcshroom on May 18, 2014, 09:29:02 pm
Translates of course as 'Hands off German tits. No to EU-standard breasts'.

I wasn't previously aware that was in the rules/laws. Is it another bendy banana option?

EU-standard breasts and bendy bananas - ???
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on May 18, 2014, 10:09:06 pm
Indeed. I don't know what a sausage tree is, but palms of most species are prone to shedding branches without provocation.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kigelia

A well-formed sausage weighs several kilos, and is prone to dropping without warning.  They're LOUD (especially when they land on a steel roof).

*googles for a photo with a human for scale*....
(http://www.natgeocreative.com/comp/RF04/597/1398504.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 18, 2014, 10:25:23 pm
I've seen one of those somewhere, can't think where though.

Palm branches are bigger though.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Vince on May 19, 2014, 02:52:50 am
(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t140/VinceHall/CyclingStuff/2014-05-17170242_zps5d4b779a.jpg)

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ham on May 19, 2014, 01:43:12 pm
Website rather than sign but

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-6s0RBI2IX2Y/U3n7Xrz5nHI/AAAAAAAArgU/4I18a5ktIf4/s640/screen-shot.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: David Martin on May 19, 2014, 09:10:32 pm
(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b360/mattlangridge/DSC04157.jpg) (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/mattlangridge/media/DSC04157.jpg.html)

Nothing silly about that.  I imagine it's like a small-scale version of what happens if you park your car under a sausage tree.
Indeed. I don't know what a sausage tree is, but palms of most species are prone to shedding branches without provocation.

You are absolutely correct. However the chance of that tree shedding coconuts or palm fronds is, to be frank, rather small.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on May 20, 2014, 06:21:36 pm
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5154/14230791364_8de182fa8b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nFwwtN)P5204622 (https://flic.kr/p/nFwwtN) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people/93751227@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mrs Pingu on May 20, 2014, 10:34:14 pm
By chocolate?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: tiermat on May 21, 2014, 12:51:52 pm
Seen on an ambulance on the way in this morning. Who thought that was a good idea?

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8329/8102384833_c74b27d86c.jpg)

Maybe it's the Papal ambulance, and they forgot the "His" from the signwriting?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 21, 2014, 12:56:25 pm
(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b360/mattlangridge/DSC04157.jpg) (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/mattlangridge/media/DSC04157.jpg.html)

Nothing silly about that.  I imagine it's like a small-scale version of what happens if you park your car under a sausage tree.
Indeed. I don't know what a sausage tree is, but palms of most species are prone to shedding branches without provocation.

You are absolutely correct. However the chance of that tree shedding coconuts or palm fronds is, to be frank, rather small.
Doh, d'oh and dodo! I was so fascinated by the palm sausage that I totally overlooked the tree in the photo!  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on May 22, 2014, 04:48:11 pm
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2904/14242788792_1b2928e764_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nGA1U1)P5224647 (https://flic.kr/p/nGA1U1) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people/93751227@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Thor on May 22, 2014, 05:34:21 pm
(http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj624/markwilson9000/Silly%20Signs/sharp_plant.jpg) (http://s1271.photobucket.com/user/markwilson9000/media/Silly%20Signs/sharp_plant.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: T42 on May 23, 2014, 01:18:35 pm
Haven't got a pic, but the name of a camp-site near Chambord translates as "Valley of Flux".
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on May 23, 2014, 08:31:41 pm
(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/100_1964_zps5ea52f28.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/100_1964_zps5ea52f28.jpg.html)

 ::-)


(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/100_1194_zps3595bdba.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/100_1194_zps3595bdba.jpg.html)

 :sick:
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: The French Tandem on May 24, 2014, 01:12:30 pm
Interesting subliminal connection between the willy shop and Carla Sarkozy  Carla B !
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on May 26, 2014, 03:02:49 pm
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2898/14250895996_c62098d220_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nHiyTo)P5254704 (https://flic.kr/p/nHiyTo) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people/93751227@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on May 26, 2014, 03:26:25 pm
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2920/14087409080_09df373eac_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nsRDVs)P5254700 (https://flic.kr/p/nsRDVs) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people/93751227@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on May 28, 2014, 10:59:29 pm
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3665/14107067867_c3397f0f3b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nuApN4)P5284805 (https://flic.kr/p/nuApN4) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people/93751227@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on May 28, 2014, 11:02:22 pm
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3778/14106968418_806fdae281_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nuzUeq)P5284800 (https://flic.kr/p/nuzUeq) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people/93751227@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on May 29, 2014, 11:14:51 pm
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3745/14300628734_8c70243cf5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nMGsGo)P5290031 (https://flic.kr/p/nMGsGo) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people/93751227@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on May 29, 2014, 11:16:57 pm
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2911/14114569710_67fda1c35b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nvfRQb)P5290027 (https://flic.kr/p/nvfRQb) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people/93751227@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on May 29, 2014, 11:21:45 pm
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2913/14321388993_be00ee5dde_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nPwRZT)P5290019 (https://flic.kr/p/nPwRZT) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people/93751227@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on May 30, 2014, 10:39:07 am
my, you did have an interesting day, didn't you.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on May 30, 2014, 10:50:44 am
Yup.  But I never found that cash machine ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Deano on May 31, 2014, 11:48:18 pm
Pub signs that look like Hitler, anyone?

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3722/14315097264_71d74de4dc_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/14315097264/)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Deano on May 31, 2014, 11:58:01 pm
Spotted this one years ago, but only got a photo last week. It's silly because it's not true.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3743/14129138590_40d1e19174_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/14129138590/)
Not Flat (https://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/14129138590/) by dean.clementson (https://www.flickr.com/people/30024450@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mcshroom on June 01, 2014, 07:08:33 pm
I found this yesterday. A set of these have been installed on the new cycle path between Maryport and Allonby: -
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Y7Tgp68pDYk/U4trnBhEioI/AAAAAAAAF9Y/FdKxYbYkEcg/w734-h553-no/IMG_20140531_163019.jpg)

Shame they couldn't have found the money to finish tarmacing the cycle path instead of having gravel sections ::-)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Aushiker on June 02, 2014, 03:24:30 am
(http://i.imgur.com/41u2Brb.jpg)

Andrew
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on June 02, 2014, 06:26:32 pm
(http://home.bt.com/images/odd-road-markings-in-plymouth-136390675138803901-140530124128.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Basil on June 02, 2014, 08:43:03 pm
I wish someone could teach me how to capture a picture from twitter on my nexus.

Unfortunately, I'm going to have to post a link again </naff>

https://twitter.com/qikipedia/status/473505049432567808
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Torslanda on June 03, 2014, 01:05:33 am
Pub signs that look like Hitler, anyone?

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3722/14315097264_71d74de4dc_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/14315097264/)

 . . . or, indeed, Milligan?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Aushiker on June 03, 2014, 02:43:25 am
(https://scontent-a-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/t1.0-9/10438574_674880459226027_8068519801679919138_n.jpg)

Source: Safe Cycling Australia (https://www.facebook.com/SafeCyclingAustralia/photos/a.221459274568150.49398.220197534694324/674880459226027/?type=1)

Andrew
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on June 03, 2014, 12:06:47 pm
Poor Luton.  Look What Has Been Done. :(

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5037/14149914129_a8b5605637_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nyo1uH)Scan0022 (https://flic.kr/p/nyo1uH) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on June 03, 2014, 02:54:10 pm
I am reassured there is no discernible change to this rather ropey bit of road.
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2934/14150967787_aae5fa6058_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nytpHe)Scan0061 (https://flic.kr/p/nytpHe) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on June 03, 2014, 05:01:48 pm
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3893/14337553364_b548a8a558_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nQXH6W)Scan0013 (https://flic.kr/p/nQXH6W) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: billplumtree on June 04, 2014, 09:18:42 pm
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Ju6u1rAAeG0/U496BJnsnmI/AAAAAAAAFyY/1HonsjINf9Q/s800/P1010508.jpg)

Very silly when you're travelling through the Alps, on your bike, and you still think "Hmm, I wonder if I could, somehow..."
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: jsabine on June 05, 2014, 02:48:11 pm
Highway Gothic, according to the ever-reliable wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FHWA_Series_fonts).

Do you reckon FML is 'shopped too, or just a happy coincidence?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on June 05, 2014, 06:10:37 pm
The first four letters (Farm) don't seem to match the last five (ville), methinks
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Aushiker on June 06, 2014, 02:39:28 pm
Farmville and the silly sentence look photoshopped to me as they are the only characters in Arial. Scatterbrain that I am cannot put my finger on the other typeface.

Farmville (https://apps.facebook.com/onthefarm/?redirecting_zy_session_expired=1&) is a Facebook game.

Andrew
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Andrij on June 07, 2014, 10:06:43 pm
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-gLooAywBFSY/U5N-ki9-8aI/AAAAAAAACKY/4KSbctTu2Ss/s912/20140511_155250.jpg)

Except for signs, apparently.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Auntie Helen on June 08, 2014, 06:13:29 am
Accept for signs, apparently.
one for the 'Spelling that makes you cringe' thread?  ;)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Andrij on June 08, 2014, 08:29:23 am
Accept for signs, apparently.
one for the 'Spelling that makes you cringe' thread?  ;)

 ::-)   Blame it on the vodka.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on June 08, 2014, 10:39:21 am
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3857/14178539219_b7d326c46f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nAUHJK)P6064834 (https://flic.kr/p/nAUHJK) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on June 08, 2014, 10:53:20 am
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2928/14363657792_5887082404_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nTgv3h)P6064859 (https://flic.kr/p/nTgv3h) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on June 08, 2014, 11:13:09 am
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2908/14342052566_7cd1f492da_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nRmLyo)P6064877 (https://flic.kr/p/nRmLyo) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on June 08, 2014, 08:21:24 pm
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2900/14363592912_5655cef32e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nTgaKE)P6064925 (https://flic.kr/p/nTgaKE) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on June 08, 2014, 11:22:25 pm
(http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/random/Photo0795.sized.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on June 12, 2014, 10:36:07 am
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3867/14423858233_cf682c8c16_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nYA3wV)P6095143 (https://flic.kr/p/nYA3wV) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: drossall on June 13, 2014, 12:50:11 am
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t1.0-9/q80/s720x720/10334452_731029666937329_7705015178929762445_n.jpg)

From here (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=731029666937329&set=a.126046340769001.9811.124306287609673&type=1&theater).
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on June 16, 2014, 08:11:52 pm
(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/IMAG0041_zps9a93a454.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/IMAG0041_zps9a93a454.jpg.html)

outside the Post office in Gravesend.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mcshroom on June 17, 2014, 11:36:58 pm
(http://www.cumbriacrack.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/2014-06-17-003.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Aushiker on June 18, 2014, 03:13:41 am
(http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=387735&amp;d=1403031419)

Andrew
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Auntie Helen on June 19, 2014, 09:15:49 pm
Unfortunately hyphenation for the word for garlic in German

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t1.0-9/10421455_10152092985041786_4925753910121465505_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on June 20, 2014, 08:39:48 am
French word for garlic has 3 letters.
English has 6.
German has 9...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: T42 on June 21, 2014, 02:00:59 pm
French word for garlic has 3 letters.
English has 6.
German has 9...

One of my favourite puns is Flanders' & Swann's "The French and Italians eat garlic in bed".
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: JonBuoy on June 21, 2014, 02:39:49 pm
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2917/14471245592_1b54a7d4f6_z.jpg)


In case you can't read it the bottom line is:

GATE IN USE
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: David Martin on June 21, 2014, 05:20:29 pm
Of course it is. As a fence.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: nikki on June 21, 2014, 06:13:39 pm
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3873/14493967293_3d11da4696.jpg)

Always makes me giggle :)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: davelodwig on July 02, 2014, 11:36:04 am
(http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b496/22xjR2Udt/YACF/0656_zps9847f19a.jpg)

Seen on the side of a car (a Mini, IIRC) in Chalfont St. Peter last week.

I think I would make an extra effort to walk around the car a few times almost touching before leaving a note under the windscreen pointing out how stupid the sticker is.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on July 02, 2014, 11:51:49 am
It brings to my mind those car alarms popular for a while in the '90s, which had some kind of proximity sensor; if you stood within a certain distance but not touching, a recorded voice would boom out, 'Stand BACK from this vehicle!'
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Jaded on July 02, 2014, 11:57:47 am
(http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b496/22xjR2Udt/YACF/0656_zps9847f19a.jpg)

Seen on the side of a car (a Mini, IIRC) in Chalfont St. Peter last week.

Only one pedestrian in Chalfont St Peter.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on July 02, 2014, 12:53:32 pm
Only one pedestrian in Chalfont St Peter.

On a similar basis there's only one cyclist in Birmingham (and they do, from time to time, dismount).
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on July 04, 2014, 12:09:33 am
Didn't try it to find out why:

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3914/14545323916_3290ecfd77_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oajA3Q)
IMG_3512 (https://flic.kr/p/oajA3Q) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on July 04, 2014, 04:13:50 pm
The next one along is bang out of order.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: T42 on July 05, 2014, 01:17:07 pm
(http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b496/22xjR2Udt/YACF/0656_zps9847f19a.jpg)

Seen on the side of a car (a Mini, IIRC) in Chalfont St. Peter last week.

Only one pedestrian in Chalfont St Peter.

Well, there was apparently only one horseman in Drumcliffe churchyard.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: phantasmagoriana on July 05, 2014, 08:22:11 pm
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2906/14394623620_9c7d56bb9d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nW1d6S)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: MattH on July 06, 2014, 10:36:40 pm
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3895/14404127409_832d118a0d.jpg)

So, as I'm not allowed to drink it anywhere I'll just use it for ornamental purposes  :)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Gus on July 08, 2014, 02:24:27 pm
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b231/gus69/GetImage_zps11612b17.jpg) (http://s20.photobucket.com/user/gus69/media/GetImage_zps11612b17.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Aushiker on July 08, 2014, 02:52:56 pm
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b231/gus69/GetImage_zps11612b17.jpg) (http://s20.photobucket.com/user/gus69/media/GetImage_zps11612b17.jpg.html)

If that sign is the one I think it is, i.e., a Queensland bike shop then it is a reflection of what was heading their way ... a .......... big storm, we call them cyclones (I think it was Ita (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclone_Ita) but not 100% sure) ....

Andrew
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on July 09, 2014, 08:23:09 pm
(http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/random/Photo0821.sized.jpg)

In other countries, of course, they'd just fix the tap...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on July 10, 2014, 01:40:17 pm
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5157/14596561006_4ac4fd1db3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oeRc3W)Scan0141 (https://flic.kr/p/oeRc3W) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on July 10, 2014, 01:40:56 pm
Not so silly: I'd say that was relevant Traffic
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3847/14432913710_23696ff8ed_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nZospQ)Scan0139 (https://flic.kr/p/nZospQ) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on July 15, 2014, 05:11:14 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BsmNp4yIIAArBIq.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on July 15, 2014, 06:24:42 pm
(http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/random/Photo0827.sized.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Basil on July 15, 2014, 06:38:48 pm
Isn't it crap when your hand breaks down?  Hope the engineer was able to reboot it .
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on July 15, 2014, 10:45:39 pm
You mean they haven't tried switching it off and on again?

For shame...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on July 17, 2014, 12:05:37 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t1.0-9/10385493_633931676701105_8704238582447858515_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on July 17, 2014, 04:26:01 pm
That's NOT silly!!!   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: T42 on July 17, 2014, 04:47:47 pm
(http://www.ewingh.com/eje/divers/ChiChiVeuxTu.jpg)

"Chichi veux-tu m'épouser? Lolo".

With names like that they deserve each other.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: CAMRAMan on July 17, 2014, 04:52:52 pm
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5532/14170457634_b4fe26d47d_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nAcin5)P5100083 (https://flic.kr/p/nAcin5) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people/93751227@N04/), on Flickr
That's the road to the back of the Green Man in The Itch...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on July 17, 2014, 04:54:52 pm
It is.  I don't know how many slow children they have in the village.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on July 17, 2014, 06:04:36 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bswr0LTCcAAQ2zG.jpg)

To any French readers, its only silly to juvenile Brits.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Chris S on July 21, 2014, 10:39:34 am
Er. I don't know much about dogs, but...

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3919/14704650034_b34ff2673b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oppb9S)The greyhound (https://flic.kr/p/oppb9S) by Pelotonhound (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: T42 on July 21, 2014, 11:03:44 am
Obviously a cat-lover.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on July 22, 2014, 02:12:42 pm
https://www.flickr.com/photos/steinsky/143733824/in/photostream/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/steinsky/143733824/in/photostream/)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: tom_e on July 22, 2014, 02:41:30 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BtJmTN2IgAANL2x.jpg) (https://twitter.com/hackneymarshman/status/491567789808033794/photo/1)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on July 22, 2014, 10:02:29 pm
Well, that's...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on July 23, 2014, 10:10:05 pm
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2899/14540183427_59facbc425_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/o9SeXH)P7075778 (https://flic.kr/p/o9SeXH) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ruth on July 23, 2014, 10:11:08 pm
Don't fuck off when someone's giving you a blow job  ???
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on July 23, 2014, 10:22:00 pm
Well, exactly.  Or Priests get out quickly if the Police are knocking.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ruth on July 23, 2014, 10:37:17 pm
Oh, Clazzer, you are naughty  :(
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Basil on July 25, 2014, 11:49:06 am
Not really a sign as such, but wonderfully silly.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/Bloke_on_a_bike/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140725_114256_zps8d9c0e08.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Bloke_on_a_bike/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140725_114256_zps8d9c0e08.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on July 25, 2014, 08:55:06 pm
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3917/14742787772_cf1c864bbb_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/osLDb5)P7250021 (https://flic.kr/p/osLDb5) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on July 26, 2014, 09:51:51 pm
Not a sign, but an unusual instruction:

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3922/14564829569_dc7376c05c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oc3ypc)P7230002 (2) (https://flic.kr/p/oc3ypc) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: nikki on July 27, 2014, 11:55:37 pm
Saw this marked on the map and totally misinterpreted it  :face palm:

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5569/14574150427_7283ae50ae_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on July 31, 2014, 04:55:56 pm
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3840/14601049277_2cd7832cb2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/offcfV)P7280009 (https://flic.kr/p/offcfV) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

Only silly if you know that there are no bike racks provided. ::-)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: T42 on July 31, 2014, 05:23:59 pm
I dunno.  "Please report any repairs" is a bit strange - surely they'd know if they had repaired anything. Or is repair Newspeak for damage these days?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Andrij on July 31, 2014, 05:53:38 pm
And they obviously have a serious problem with smokers.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on July 31, 2014, 06:22:08 pm
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5579/14602054917_54f081b3a3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ofkmcx)P7265852 (https://flic.kr/p/ofkmcx) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: road-runner on August 03, 2014, 09:21:12 pm
(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/76683000/jpg/_76683765_img_0206.jpg)

Ebola is no laughing matter but someone in Liberia still has a sense of humour.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Jurek on August 04, 2014, 02:29:31 pm
I am reassured there is no discernible change to this rather ropey bit of road.
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2934/14150967787_aae5fa6058_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nytpHe)Scan0061 (https://flic.kr/p/nytpHe) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
That looks very much like just north of the roundabout on Cromwell Road Whitstable, just before the snicket which takes you under the railway line behind the houses on the left of the photo..
If it is, then I can confirm it has been resurfaced and is a vast improvement to the retina-detaching pot-hole fest it was before. :)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on August 07, 2014, 11:28:50 pm
(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/100_2057_zpsd67bf595.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/100_2057_zpsd67bf595.jpg.html)

in France
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on August 07, 2014, 11:35:22 pm
(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/100_2057_zpsd67bf595.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/100_2057_zpsd67bf595.jpg.html)

in France

It's a trap!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on August 08, 2014, 10:11:51 am
Thelma and Louise?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on August 08, 2014, 11:48:01 am
I was thinking more along the lines of "Asparagus Next Left".
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: drossall on August 08, 2014, 10:40:00 pm
I rode past one like this in Deopham today:

(http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/218/2249/1600/060531Deopham.jpg)

There's also a background story (http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/now_bor_you_watch_your_speed_1_688518) and a discussion on SABRE (http://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=14754).
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: nikki on August 08, 2014, 11:34:21 pm
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5592/14675999259_bdd0d19478_z.jpg)

Like there's ever any doubt!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on August 14, 2014, 05:18:35 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t1.0-9/10501689_870840116278180_5855208406863105524_n.png)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on August 16, 2014, 10:47:02 pm
(http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/random/Photo0834.sized.jpg)

Which isn't really silly, until you walk along the platform and realise it's part of a set...

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: road-runner on August 18, 2014, 08:19:27 pm
Two signs, one clearly Photoshopped ...

(http://inspire-ipcmedia-com.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/inspirewp/live/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/03/Dr.-Hutch-cycling-on-motorways-630x419.jpg)

... and the other is a real sign.

(http://pierroad.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/arun-district-council-cycling-policy.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Aidan on August 19, 2014, 07:23:54 am
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t1.0-9/10501689_870840116278180_5855208406863105524_n.png)

That would make a good sticker to put on my bikes ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on August 19, 2014, 08:05:34 am
... and the other is a real sign.

(http://pierroad.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/arun-district-council-cycling-policy.jpg)

I think it's a cry for help, the poor loves.  They really really want a bike, but don't have one. :'(
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Wobbly John on August 22, 2014, 10:59:27 am
Not my photo, but I thought it ammusing enough to go on here:

(https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10173590_715567065150256_1929252265_n.jpg?oh=4700bf6aafd7bb8e9e44368bc51f505f&oe=546C2920)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: menthel on August 22, 2014, 01:25:22 pm
... and the other is a real sign.

(http://pierroad.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/arun-district-council-cycling-policy.jpg)

I think it's a cry for help, the poor loves.  They really really want a bike, but don't have one. :'(

As an aside, my son is always rather amused when we enter the realm of the Arun council. As Arun is his name, he just walks around claiming all of the things with it written on are his!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on August 24, 2014, 01:49:10 am
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5552/15010860701_f5ebbe7ffb_o.jpg)

Next to a tunnel on Colorado State Highway 14.  The Cache la Poudre river (right and down) is about 18" deep at this point.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on August 24, 2014, 06:31:18 pm
From my Twitter feed (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bv0f7uZCAAAVSuI.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Basil on August 26, 2014, 12:50:43 pm
I guess that's aimed at the teachers.   ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: David Martin on August 26, 2014, 01:14:49 pm
That's the wine aisle, not the spirits.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Basil on August 26, 2014, 02:59:21 pm
That's the wine aisle, not the spirits.

It's still early in the term.  Give it a few weeks.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mcshroom on August 26, 2014, 05:06:13 pm
(http://shitlondon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/gatwick.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on August 27, 2014, 02:03:40 am
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5591/14861709759_e08af3e3fb_c.jpg)

What the picture doesn't make clear, but is self-evident to anyone capable of reading the sign, is that on the other side of the fence is a two thousand foot drop...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Thor on August 27, 2014, 01:35:22 pm
(http://shitlondon.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/gatwick.jpg)

Looks familiar (https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=7105.msg1689502#msg1689502)  :)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: nikki on August 27, 2014, 08:47:04 pm
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5569/14869484709_c3fe1c5b38_z.jpg)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3892/14869623788_b52aba86fe_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Deano on August 27, 2014, 10:31:15 pm
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3884/14870483138_e3e82a7489_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oE47yj)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on August 29, 2014, 12:43:30 am
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3848/15044458756_e34c7966dc_c.jpg)

I don't see why not; it's only 467 feet down to the river...  Navajo Bridge, Arizona
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Auntie Helen on August 29, 2014, 03:37:57 pm
Probably not a 'silly sign' as such but not sure where else to put this - my new Garmin gives all the local farm names. This one wins the internet!

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/t1.0-9/10614176_10152233018086786_6255887672852994214_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on August 31, 2014, 08:54:19 pm
(http://d3dsacqprgcsqh.cloudfront.net/photo/a2PPZ9Y_460s_v1.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on September 04, 2014, 10:02:49 am
(http://37.media.tumblr.com/07de2cda8face85a13be60fff2c168e3/tumblr_nawq47BL2h1qzft56o1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on September 05, 2014, 09:26:27 pm
Not so much the sign, but choosing to ride up the road:

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3859/14911283410_966a71093b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oHEe4h)
IMG_3806 (https://flic.kr/p/oHEe4h) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/people/36539950@N00/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on September 06, 2014, 01:14:58 pm
Irony perhaps, though I suspect not:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BwtEhy-CUAA9rl7.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ham on September 08, 2014, 05:00:46 am
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-SacqcWdvTSA/VAsK2hN_45I/AAAAAAAAr_E/zcvMALTXhHc/s640/P9060333.JPG)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Salvatore on September 14, 2014, 06:16:09 am
To be on the safe side, I took this sign seriously. But google translate confidently translates the text on the sign as "I've been reading the label on the flea", which strikes me as rather silly.

Explanations welcome.

Edit: perhaps the landowner is suggestion he/she has very good eyesight, and nothing escapes him/her.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5562/15208948676_868ed7296b_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner/15208948676/)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on September 14, 2014, 02:51:40 pm
Edit: perhaps the landowner is suggestion he/she has very good eyesight, and nothing escapes him/her.

That's how I'd interpret it.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: drossall on September 14, 2014, 05:36:23 pm
Although curiously, No Entry normally implies that entry is allowed, but not by this entrance (as in a car park where the exit has No Entry from the road).
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Auntie Helen on September 15, 2014, 10:50:20 am
Spotted this fantastic sign on the way to Aachen yesterday too late to do anything about it.

On the way back I asked my German companion to photograph it but in the dark with the iPhone it is a bit rubbish.

But basically the sign is to Dreieck Jackerath straight ahead and the junction takes you to Titz.

(http://www.auntiehelen.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Motorway-sign-768x1024.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on September 15, 2014, 11:07:57 am
Can't comment on Titz, but there's a Triangle near Halifax.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: T42 on September 15, 2014, 11:10:27 am
(http://www.pbase.com/johnewing/image/157388083.jpg)

Just in case you've forgotten
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Thor on September 19, 2014, 10:42:12 am
Cádiz radio station. How we laughed.

(http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj624/markwilson9000/Miscellaneous/IMG_20140917_181826.jpg) (http://s1271.photobucket.com/user/markwilson9000/media/Miscellaneous/IMG_20140917_181826.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on September 19, 2014, 07:31:58 pm
(http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w516/bcwd/ATT00004.jpg)

(http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w516/bcwd/ATT00006.jpg)

(http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w516/bcwd/ATT00009.jpg)

(http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w516/bcwd/ATT00020.jpg)

(http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w516/bcwd/ATT00005.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bx7G9wZCYAAl00K.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: billplumtree on September 21, 2014, 09:24:41 pm
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-nKRVKbGmcao/VB8xpqUXcwI/AAAAAAAAGi4/sYtzKIMMaJQ/s720/P2520019.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: T42 on September 22, 2014, 09:54:23 am
An instruction, not a sign: When I turn on its GPS feature my Panasonic FT-3 asks me rather sweetly to

Please follow cabin attendants after turning on GPS.

"I wasn't stalking her, yer honner, the camera told me to do it."
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 23, 2014, 03:42:34 pm
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2944/15145269257_d4d68c9236_o.jpg)
If you have just murdered Dark Side legend Steve "Slash" Slade, then Reserve NM seems a long way o go to dispose of the body...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on September 23, 2014, 03:48:54 pm
Saul Hudson take note.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 23, 2014, 03:51:57 pm
I never thought of him...

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3880/15331498652_dda86dc4d4_o.jpg)

I am now intensely curious as to what's going on here...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: RJ on September 24, 2014, 12:20:01 am
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3879/15111475580_5e6d4c5139_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/p2mgdq)
Kelvingrove sign (https://flic.kr/p/p2mgdq) by rjevans6 (https://www.flickr.com/people/7194134@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 26, 2014, 02:58:45 am
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2941/15352033461_6618a398a7_o.jpg)

I'm now wondering whether the perp was caught in mid-vandal and is e'en now doing time in the U.S. Penitentiary Florence ADMAX Facility...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: T42 on September 26, 2014, 08:31:07 am
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2944/15145269257_d4d68c9236_o.jpg)
If you have just murdered Dark Side legend Steve "Slash" Slade, then Reserve NM seems a long way o go to dispose of the body...

Never heard of him.  Rather, this elicited memories of a chap climbing onto a kitchen counter in UCL halls of residence and proclaiming "I'm going to have a slash out of this window". A student and a gentleman, forsooth.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on September 26, 2014, 10:30:42 am
I never thought of him...

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3880/15331498652_dda86dc4d4_o.jpg)

I am now intensely curious as to what's going on here...
The truly weird thing about that sign is the lack of bullet holes.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on October 05, 2014, 09:17:20 am
(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/100_1344_zps60fdbdb8.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/100_1344_zps60fdbdb8.jpg.html)

(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/100_1349_zps916ecb9f.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/100_1349_zps916ecb9f.jpg.html)

Oh yeah!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on October 20, 2014, 08:08:19 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/IiHNN6x.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Lardy on October 21, 2014, 10:27:55 am
Cercy-la-Tour
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5612/15591392022_981bc46af0.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: T42 on October 21, 2014, 10:32:42 am
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on October 31, 2014, 11:33:05 am
Never wanted to go to China anyway

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B1RY6dLCIAAIWcv.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on October 31, 2014, 02:48:42 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/7087_10152444083199403_2013838018863908306_n.jpg?oh=7ed37b76ee1d7c0d33f3d9cef5d0ea26&oe=549BF0E2&__gda__=1418298208_63721a6b291923d4192e145c62ffe26f)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on November 15, 2014, 11:47:02 pm
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8583/15798321742_7db110d05c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/q53wDC)
IMG_4260 (https://flic.kr/p/q53wDC) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/people/36539950@N00/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ruthie on November 22, 2014, 07:11:07 pm
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7353/14067272063_5bb3eb2743.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nr5rTv)Eating the evidence (https://flic.kr/p/nr5rTv) by ruthturner3 (https://www.flickr.com/people/106826773@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on November 23, 2014, 08:41:20 pm
 :facepalm:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7489/15833732306_455dec9f11_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/q8b1YA)
IMG_4330 (https://flic.kr/p/q8b1YA) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/people/36539950@N00/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Auntie Helen on November 24, 2014, 09:05:53 am
After seven months in Germany with just a few visits home this Recycling Centre's name is rather apt.

(http://www.auntiehelen.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Williwisch.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Biff on November 26, 2014, 07:10:15 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B3KW6xJIIAAsRjW.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: scott on November 27, 2014, 03:43:43 am

Apparently, early in the war, their was a shortage.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1285/4659053662_75608d8b0d_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: T42 on November 27, 2014, 07:45:45 am
(https://scontent-a-vie.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/10300961_10152452765849264_2018468818673880349_n.jpg?oh=182a3af3e4e521eeb9997c1ec7376f35&oe=551751CF)

I wonder whether there is an F on the door or not.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9f/91101_Flying_Scotsman.jpg/1280px-91101_Flying_Scotsman.jpg)

Apparently, but I don't think he's in the window.

Rather crass, slapping the name along the side like that.  The original F.S.was much more discreet.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Wombat on November 27, 2014, 08:27:00 am
But at least that purple thing actually works and is in one piece, which is more than can be said for tha tmillstone around the NRM's neck, the "proper" flying scotsman.  Being really boring, of course the one you pictured relates to the train, the Flying Scotsman, rather than the locomotive similarly named which occasionally hauled said train.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: T42 on November 27, 2014, 11:01:20 am
Certainly, the FS train was hauled by several different locos, but my comment re discretion stands. The name plates on the locos assigned to the FS train were extremely modest in comparison with the current shrieker.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: scott on November 27, 2014, 03:20:41 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/5Msyp2o.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on November 29, 2014, 08:05:54 pm
 :facepalm:

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8669/15719236200_584f63e0a9_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pX4cgN)
IMG_4407 (https://flic.kr/p/pX4cgN) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/people/36539950@N00/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ruthie on December 03, 2014, 10:41:46 pm
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2927/13678186183_3319dc4727_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mQGhdg)IMG_0919 (https://flic.kr/p/mQGhdg) by ruthturner3 (https://www.flickr.com/people/106826773@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: scott on December 03, 2014, 10:54:33 pm

(http://i.imgur.com/QM1Cyzz.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on December 03, 2014, 11:20:56 pm
9 1/2 Weeks?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on December 03, 2014, 11:22:37 pm
At least Federico's OK.  Fellini's 8 1/2
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: scott on December 03, 2014, 11:29:09 pm
It would be difficult to arrest him.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on December 04, 2014, 11:23:56 am
It would be difficult to arrest him.
Yeah, but he has just been passed Fit For Work by Atos*

* UK politics joke.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Wombat on December 05, 2014, 03:12:19 pm
Certainly, the FS train was hauled by several different locos, but my comment re discretion stands. The name plates on the locos assigned to the FS train were extremely modest in comparison with the current shrieker.
Ah, having now seen this from a proper PC at home, I see the original purpose.  The amusing pics were blocked at work, only revealing the somewhat more prosaic one.  I am now officially amused by the original pic, now I can actually see it!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: T42 on December 05, 2014, 03:25:08 pm
Certainly, the FS train was hauled by several different locos, but my comment re discretion stands. The name plates on the locos assigned to the FS train were extremely modest in comparison with the current shrieker.
Ah, having now seen this from a proper PC at home, I see the original purpose.  The amusing pics were blocked at work, only revealing the somewhat more prosaic one.  I am now officially amused by the original pic, now I can actually see it!

Oh jolly D, one is so glad.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Thor on December 08, 2014, 03:35:50 pm
(http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj624/markwilson9000/Silly%20Signs/IMG_20141201_152919.jpg) (http://s1271.photobucket.com/user/markwilson9000/media/Silly%20Signs/IMG_20141201_152919.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Thor on December 08, 2014, 03:37:31 pm
Norm's in da house, apparently

(http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj624/markwilson9000/Silly%20Signs/IMG_20141204_102523.jpg) (http://s1271.photobucket.com/user/markwilson9000/media/Silly%20Signs/IMG_20141204_102523.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on December 08, 2014, 04:12:27 pm
We beg you to wear trousers? :o
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: scott on December 08, 2014, 04:45:39 pm
"Please, PLEASE....."
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on December 08, 2014, 04:49:04 pm
Weak translation.
'Lange Hosen' might equal 'long trousers' but a better-worded notice might suggest shorts were unsuitable, rather than begging diners to wear trousers.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: scott on December 08, 2014, 05:09:40 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/jiEVH9l.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mcshroom on December 14, 2014, 05:50:08 pm
(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c121/scoop123/550B06E4-D16F-48DF-9795-47D3A43904BA_zpslpsku3b9.png)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: CrinklyLion on January 26, 2015, 02:39:55 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10941419_10152947025186839_8714097594351778177_n.jpg?oh=af453aae0d23ddc1859a92d1ca1ec4c6&oe=5524A611&__gda__=1432283716_cc887bc9d95c5633c992d4c009a6a32d)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on January 26, 2015, 03:24:31 pm
Shimano or Campag?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Wowbagger on January 26, 2015, 06:58:24 pm
(https://scontent-a-vie.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/10300961_10152452765849264_2018468818673880349_n.jpg?oh=182a3af3e4e521eeb9997c1ec7376f35&oe=551751CF)

I wonder whether there is an F on the door or not.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9f/91101_Flying_Scotsman.jpg/1280px-91101_Flying_Scotsman.jpg)

Apparently, but I don't think he's in the window.

Rather crass, slapping the name along the side like that.  The original F.S.was much more discreet.

Was painting the front of the train in UKIP's colours a deliberate act?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on January 26, 2015, 09:30:24 pm
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7456/15742706993_b23131602a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pZ8ujD)
IMG_4699 (https://flic.kr/p/pZ8ujD) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/people/36539950@N00/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on January 26, 2015, 09:40:28 pm
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7456/15742706993_b23131602a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pZ8ujD)
IMG_4699 (https://flic.kr/p/pZ8ujD) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/people/36539950@N00/), on Flickr

That mashed potato's a funny colour...   ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on January 26, 2015, 10:33:23 pm
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7456/15742706993_b23131602a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pZ8ujD)
IMG_4699 (https://flic.kr/p/pZ8ujD) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/people/36539950@N00/), on Flickr

That mashed potato's a funny colour...   ;D

Cloff pliss!

</Shed>
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on January 27, 2015, 04:04:15 pm
The roundabout about which this sign warns http://goo.gl/maps/hIgQT (http://goo.gl/maps/hIgQT) was replaced by the traffic lights in the background.
In 2000.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: matthew on January 27, 2015, 04:22:16 pm
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7456/15742706993_b23131602a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pZ8ujD)
IMG_4699 (https://flic.kr/p/pZ8ujD) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/people/36539950@N00/), on Flickr

That mashed potato's a funny colour...   ;D

 ;D  ;D  ;D

We obviously watched the same children's TV
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: phil653 on January 27, 2015, 04:27:26 pm
Which way to Santa Ana?

(http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah311/berry30/DSCF4310_zpsc3olkora.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on January 27, 2015, 04:49:09 pm
Which way to Santa Ana?

(http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah311/berry30/DSCF4310_zpsc3olkora.jpg)

That's silly, they forgot the NCN numbers.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: phil653 on January 27, 2015, 04:53:39 pm
NCN?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Jurek on January 27, 2015, 04:55:03 pm
NCN
National Cycle Network over here - or, mostly, not.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on January 27, 2015, 05:31:48 pm
NCN
National Cycle Network over here - or, mostly, not.

Indeed.  Notorious for these sort of feats of informative signage:

(http://homepage.ntlworld.com/pete.meg/wcc/facility-of-the-month/all-roads-lead-to.jpg) (http://homepage.ntlworld.com/pete.meg/wcc/facility-of-the-month/December2009.htm)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Wobbly John on January 27, 2015, 09:03:58 pm
NCN
National Cycle Network over here - or, mostly, not.

Indeed.  Notorious for these sort of feats of informative signage:

(http://homepage.ntlworld.com/pete.meg/wcc/facility-of-the-month/all-roads-lead-to.jpg) (http://homepage.ntlworld.com/pete.meg/wcc/facility-of-the-month/December2009.htm)

The metal signs are usually fitted by County council Highways dept. The stickers will have been done by a Sustrans volunteer.

In Ely we had to alter the Council NCN 11 signage as it directed you round in circles.  ::-)

They also produced Ely Cyclemaps with the route of NCN 11 incorrect - the county cycling officer had marked it where he thought it went rather than check the paperwork for the agreed route, or actually follow the signs.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: phil653 on January 28, 2015, 08:01:09 am
(https://scontent-b-mad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/7493_340425089420475_1838534616_n.jpg?oh=8731268ee53d522d7b1f9be71d65b633&oe=555748E2)

Literal translation: 'Buy one shoe, get 50% off the second'.  So, a pair at 75% of the usual price? Methinks they meant to say something else.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: phil653 on January 29, 2015, 06:44:32 pm
NCN
National Cycle Network over here - or, mostly, not.

Ah, that'd be it then. Ta muchly. 'Scuse my continental ignorance and apparent dyslexia.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: HTFB on January 30, 2015, 03:25:31 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B8m3aMKIIAAVwot.jpg)

The responsible citizen has nothing to fear from the British Transport Police, but you can't be too careful.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on January 30, 2015, 06:28:55 pm
Walked (well I was pushed actually) on the pavement past a nursing home yesterday.

Security lights came on and electronic voice warned us "Warning, you being recorded on security cameras."

Big Brother...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ruthie on January 30, 2015, 06:30:54 pm
Helly it's high time one of the superbrains on this forum invented a hover chair for you.  It'd solve so many issues.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on January 30, 2015, 06:55:57 pm
I don't think my friends could levitate here http://goo.gl/maps/HqvEs (http://goo.gl/maps/HqvEs) though.

We meet at the Tally Ho http://goo.gl/maps/fYJKL (http://goo.gl/maps/fYJKL) for a curry or other Wetherspoon's food,
amble towards the Trinity Church Centre fhttp://goo.gl/maps/F1dwN (http://goo.gl/maps/F1dwN)
for our Proper Meeting, then descend on Chix Chox http://goo.gl/maps/EYpNA (http://goo.gl/maps/EYpNA) for coffee ± more food.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ruthie on January 30, 2015, 07:01:17 pm
 :D

That's how you do meetings!  My meetings aren't as good as that.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on January 30, 2015, 07:48:17 pm
Barnet Cyclists: Noli popinam praeterire!

We have a tea break mid-meeting, with ( chocolate usually) biscuits & hot drinks.

Well-nourished...http://barnetlcc.jalbum.net/BC/30th%20anniversary/album/index.html (http://barnetlcc.jalbum.net/BC/30th%20anniversary/album/index.html)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on January 30, 2015, 08:18:10 pm
Helly it's high time one of the superbrains on this forum invented a hover chair for you.  It'd solve so many issues.

We were promised jet packs.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ruthie on January 30, 2015, 08:21:14 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9Q7yXeuwY0
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ruthie on January 30, 2015, 08:26:15 pm
Ooh, I do like that shirt design.  Quite silly, but also not silly at all.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on January 30, 2015, 08:35:03 pm
Shame I don't like the shocking pink cerise!

I have a yellow T-shaped shirt from a few years back, as modelled by Ian.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Vince on February 25, 2015, 03:41:41 pm
In Holland the red signs indicate a direct cycle route. The green signs are for scenic routes.

(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t140/VinceHall/CyclingStuff/20150224_1255151_zpskru9lns5.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on February 25, 2015, 03:52:25 pm
In Holland the red signs indicate a direct cycle route. The green signs are for scenic routes.

(http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t140/VinceHall/CyclingStuff/20150224_1255151_zpskru9lns5.jpg)

"I'm colourblind, you insensitive clod!"
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on February 25, 2015, 04:09:22 pm
The scenic signs also have a picture of a tree.  On them :P
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on February 25, 2015, 04:15:34 pm
But where are the routes to Curacao and Bonaire?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Deano on March 22, 2015, 10:24:02 am
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8697/16269482484_d6257bfc64_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qMFmjG)

Hmm, I wonder if it has anything to do with...

(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Peter on March 22, 2015, 04:06:09 pm
I seem to remember it was a Thursday.  Where is it?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on March 22, 2015, 04:32:17 pm
Here. (https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Roman+Rd&hl=en&ll=52.603041,-1.8645&spn=0.004965,0.008368&fb=1&gl=uk&ftid=0x4870a4191c14a5f5:0x42ccebbb0e7bb3cb&t=m&z=17&layer=c&cbll=52.602963,-1.866642&panoid=OAEnFVGB7nEK-zrKUvRAkg&cbp=12,142.46,,3,12.42)  It's featured on various forum rides.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: woollypigs on March 22, 2015, 04:36:44 pm
Well that sign lies, something did happen there. It was the 5. September, sun came up and sun went down etc
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Deano on March 22, 2015, 06:19:07 pm
That sign (and the ford) are in Eskdale. You can buy one of the signs on Amazon so it's hardly unique :)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Peter on March 22, 2015, 07:43:30 pm
I could see the sign was "fake" - it was the ford that interested me!

Thanks all.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on March 22, 2015, 10:36:53 pm
See also George III's diary entry for the 4th of July, 1776...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: David Martin on March 22, 2015, 11:03:49 pm
It would be a good sign for 4th century somewhere in the middle east, near Al-gebra.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Peter on March 23, 2015, 10:46:23 am
 ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on March 24, 2015, 11:59:02 pm
(http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/random/20150324037_G.sized.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: iddu on April 12, 2015, 11:28:32 pm
(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r200/iddu/20150411-01-MIsc/DSCN1958_zpsbxg1cjlh.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: The French Tandem on April 24, 2015, 12:33:15 pm
(http://i.huffpost.com/gen/2699022/images/n-SALVO-SPORTS-large570.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Salvatore on April 24, 2015, 02:45:21 pm
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8697/16269482484_d6257bfc64_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qMFmjG)



18th April 1930 (http://newslite.tv/2011/04/18/on-this-day-in-1930-bbc-said-t.html)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mcshroom on April 27, 2015, 11:11:16 pm
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-CowoZ5Ir1pU/VT6zTBa0OqI/AAAAAAAAJTY/yuCztHjvc2A/w737-h553-no/20150426_123353%5B2%5D.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mrs Pingu on April 28, 2015, 08:38:59 pm
^like. I want one :)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Wowbagger on April 28, 2015, 10:52:36 pm
I believe we may have done this before, but it bears repeating.

https://goo.gl/maps/AM5yp
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Juan Martín on May 10, 2015, 06:23:35 pm
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8871/16872132794_7aec845ced_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rGW6gh)Freya (https://flic.kr/p/rGW6gh) by JuanM58 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/83697226@N02/), on Flickr

In these austere times it is gratifying to find local businesses surviving, even if their current aspirations tend to be more modest than in the past. Last year she was saving up for a dinosaur.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: woollypigs on May 10, 2015, 06:31:23 pm
So you are telling that there is a dinosaur walking about near there ? :)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: drossall on May 10, 2015, 06:52:53 pm
I believe we may have done this before, but it bears repeating.

https://goo.gl/maps/AM5yp
In the circumstances, it would be reasonable to post it every time you go around the circuit...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Jaded on May 10, 2015, 06:59:34 pm
(http://www.alfiecat.co.uk/yetacf/DSC_0904.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mrs Pingu on May 10, 2015, 09:33:38 pm
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8871/16872132794_7aec845ced_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rGW6gh)Freya (https://flic.kr/p/rGW6gh) by JuanM58 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/83697226@N02/), on Flickr

In these austere times it is gratifying to find local businesses surviving, even if their current aspirations tend to be more modest than in the past. Last year she was saving up for a dinosaur.

Am I the only one disturbed by the shape of that fork?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Andrij on May 10, 2015, 09:42:35 pm
(http://www.alfiecat.co.uk/yetacf/DSC_0904.jpg)

I'd rather stay thirsty.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mcshroom on May 10, 2015, 09:47:34 pm
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8871/16872132794_7aec845ced_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rGW6gh)Freya (https://flic.kr/p/rGW6gh) by JuanM58 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/83697226@N02/), on Flickr

In these austere times it is gratifying to find local businesses surviving, even if their current aspirations tend to be more modest than in the past. Last year she was saving up for a dinosaur.

Am I the only one disturbed by the shape of that fork?

No you're not. What is going on there?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: iddu on May 10, 2015, 09:55:15 pm
(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r200/iddu/00000000-Misc/2015-05-10%2017.11.18_zpslya8aman.jpg)

 ??? ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: drossall on May 11, 2015, 12:06:01 am
Am I the only one disturbed by the shape of that fork?

Is it a Bates Diadrant (http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/builders/bates3.html)? There were lots of experiments going on with specific aspects of frame design in those days (the Curly Hetchins (http://www.hetchins.org/100.htm) and the original Flying Gate (http://www.tjcycles.co.uk/) for example). You can draw your own conclusions over how important it was that the various designs were each claimed to give a real advantage, versus that manufacturers' names on frames were outlawed as advertising at the time, so an instantly recognised shape was commercially useful.

A friend once told me that his Flying Gate went into corners like a dream. Sadly, however, it wouldn't come out again :o I've never heard that from anyone else, but I've never forgotten it ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on May 11, 2015, 12:59:14 am
A friend once told me that his Flying Gate went into corners like a dream. Sadly, however, it wouldn't come out again :o

Did T.E. Lawrence have one, perchance ;)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Juan Martín on May 11, 2015, 08:34:52 am
It is indeed a Bates so yes, there are dinosuars hereabouts. There is some blah about it in reply no. 7699 here: https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=17.7675
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: drossall on May 11, 2015, 08:50:13 am
Nice bike.

You can use the link in the message title (https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=17.msg1855845#msg1855845) :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on May 23, 2015, 10:26:20 pm
(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7787/17990250186_a49eba0b26_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tpJJBm)
IMG_5077 (https://flic.kr/p/tpJJBm) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Thor on May 25, 2015, 11:53:12 am
(http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj624/markwilson9000/Silly%20Signs/Pingus.jpg) (http://s1271.photobucket.com/user/markwilson9000/media/Silly%20Signs/Pingus.jpg.html)  ???
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mrs Pingu on May 25, 2015, 09:15:10 pm
Like :P
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on May 26, 2015, 04:03:58 pm
Don't know if this (https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/112039897599395555125/albums/6151322553332292465/6151466220953810578?pid=6151466220953810578&oid=112039897599395555125) will work but trying to share from my gewgal photos

ETA- well it worked on my pooter.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Jurek on May 26, 2015, 04:11:14 pm
Don't know if this (https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/112039897599395555125/albums/6151322553332292465/6151466220953810578?pid=6151466220953810578&oid=112039897599395555125) will work but trying to share from my gewgal photos

ETA- well it worked on my pooter.
Not on here....  :(
All I get is the sign in page to my google acct.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on May 26, 2015, 06:30:47 pm
Don't know if this (https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/112039897599395555125/albums/6151322553332292465/6151466220953810578?pid=6151466220953810578&oid=112039897599395555125) will work but trying to share from my gewgal photos

ETA- well it worked on my pooter.

Quote from: Mega-Global Chocolate Manufactury Corporation of Mountain View, USAnia
Photo not available
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on May 26, 2015, 10:34:54 pm
Oh well.

Another attempt-
(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b360/mattlangridge/DSC05602.ARW.jpg) (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/mattlangridge/media/DSC05602.ARW.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Paul on May 26, 2015, 10:59:43 pm
And is the Triffid guarding the cheetahs?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on May 26, 2015, 11:08:53 pm
Fuzzy, I do think you're taking school security a bit too seriously.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on May 26, 2015, 11:12:59 pm
And is the Triffid guarding the cheetahs?

Nope. The Triffid is trying to eat the goatlets.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on May 26, 2015, 11:13:37 pm
Fuzzy, I do think you're taking school security a bit too seriously.

You can never be too sure.......
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Deano on June 01, 2015, 08:19:46 pm
(https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7764/18352208182_49f9667e9d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tXHS7s)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ham on June 01, 2015, 08:46:06 pm
Awwwwwwwwww  :'(
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ham on June 09, 2015, 08:50:09 pm
I've passed by this many times, never stopped to take a photo, which is a shame because I know you lot will enjoy it. But then I thought, Google Maps! So, here you are

https://goo.gl/maps/j27AT
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Andrij on June 09, 2015, 09:05:00 pm
I've passed by this many times, never stopped to take a photo, which is a shame because I know you lot will enjoy it. But then I thought, Google Maps! So, here you are

https://goo.gl/maps/j27AT

How have I never noticed that?!?  :o
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: woollypigs on June 09, 2015, 09:32:32 pm
Sadly I never took a photo, while driving in Dinosaur on Stegosaurus Fwy (65) in Colorado. We spotted this sign ->

(https://i0.wp.com/farm2.staticflickr.com/1414/1423754017_d73a07a002_b.jpg)

I managed not to crash while laughing erm driving.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on June 10, 2015, 12:21:21 am
Ooh, I been there!  2003.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: The French Tandem on June 10, 2015, 07:06:09 am
I've passed by this many times, never stopped to take a photo, which is a shame because I know you lot will enjoy it. But then I thought, Google Maps! So, here you are

https://goo.gl/maps/j27AT

Is this for real, or is there a pun I didn't catch?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ham on June 10, 2015, 07:29:50 am
I've passed by this many times, never stopped to take a photo, which is a shame because I know you lot will enjoy it. But then I thought, Google Maps! So, here you are

https://goo.gl/maps/j27AT

Is this for real, or is there a pun I didn't catch?

It is for real. You are observing the confluence of Asian names and Western sniggering vocabulary
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Paul on June 10, 2015, 08:45:09 pm
I've passed by this many times, never stopped to take a photo, which is a shame because I know you lot will enjoy it. But then I thought, Google Maps! So, here you are

https://goo.gl/maps/j27AT

I might give them a ring.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on June 10, 2015, 11:24:54 pm
(http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/snake_pass/2015_06_10_15_08_37.sized.jpg)

I assume that's in the same sense as "Deano Flat"
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ruthie on June 10, 2015, 11:29:19 pm
There's a barber's in Darlo called Hackett.

Doesn't sound terribly tempting.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: drossall on June 11, 2015, 12:09:11 am
re Kim's Derbyshire Level, I remember a road somewhere that runs remarkably flat along the tops for miles and miles.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on June 11, 2015, 12:12:16 am
re Kim's Derbyshire Level, I remember a road somewhere that runs remarkably flat along the tops for miles and miles.

Not that one, then :)

(It does avoid the final drop into Glossop and the climb back up, but makes up for much of that with undulation.)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Jaded on June 13, 2015, 12:41:47 pm

(http://www.alfiecat.co.uk/yetacf/IMG_7053.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on June 13, 2015, 02:27:19 pm
Which one is the "Bruce Forsyth"?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Torslanda on June 13, 2015, 09:14:48 pm
And is the Triffid guarding the cheetahs?

Nope. The Triffid is trying to eat the goatlets.

No pictures I'm afraid but at CenterParcs de Kempervennen, nr Valkenswaard, there is a 'pets corner'. One of the multilingual signs in English states 'It is forbidden to pick up the goatlings'
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Basil on June 24, 2015, 08:33:44 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/Bloke_on_a_bike/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150624_1832002_zps9e07dc76.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Bloke_on_a_bike/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150624_1832002_zps9e07dc76.jpg.html)

Sign in my local.  Quite unnecessary in my opinion.
Some of the staff are already pretty large.   :-X
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Auntie Helen on July 04, 2015, 08:38:26 pm
(https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtp1/v/t1.0-9/11703015_10152850166681786_5187093758640700681_n.jpg?oh=9c78f3a861cef47225fdb4f613a21459&oe=562DF576)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on July 05, 2015, 09:08:55 pm
(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b360/mattlangridge/DSC05602.ARW_1.jpg) (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/mattlangridge/media/DSC05602.ARW_1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: matthew on July 11, 2015, 12:06:19 am
Unfortunately the weather on Wednesday was not conducive to photography, so this google streetview  (https://goo.gl/maps/I0gQE)link will have to do.


And it's here because there's no cafe in the village to prove it.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Deano on July 12, 2015, 10:14:05 pm
Newport Bridge, Middlesbrough:

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/559/19021648833_d9bb0c5cb7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uYSVuD)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on July 13, 2015, 03:49:54 am
That's crying out for a home-made addition reading "Sign makers advised to f**k off".
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on July 13, 2015, 12:55:13 pm
I like it.  That should be the official wording for all "CYCLISTS DISMOUNT" signs.  It makes the whole situation a lot clearer, and might make people think twice before erecting them.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on July 13, 2015, 06:36:01 pm
That's crying out for a home-made addition reading "Sign makers advised to f**k off".

Like  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on July 22, 2015, 12:26:29 pm
(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/WP_20150722_09_08_31_Pro_zpstwh8sloo.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/WP_20150722_09_08_31_Pro_zpstwh8sloo.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on July 22, 2015, 12:52:52 pm
(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/WP_20150722_09_08_31_Pro_zpstwh8sloo.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/WP_20150722_09_08_31_Pro_zpstwh8sloo.jpg.html)
Objection!

That belongs in the sensible signs thread
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: CrinklyLion on July 22, 2015, 01:32:15 pm
a-hem....

https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=84578.msg1866905#msg1866905
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on July 22, 2015, 04:33:00 pm
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3697/19916532995_f9c8013bea_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/wkXrnV)P6070102 (https://flic.kr/p/wkXrnV) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/photos/93751227@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: T42 on July 22, 2015, 04:38:59 pm
The loos in a restaurant near here used to have no legends on the doors, just drawings of poultry. The one on the gents was of course a cock.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on July 22, 2015, 05:13:17 pm
a-hem....

https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=84578.msg1866905#msg1866905

Mines a right handed faerie, not jealous at all :-X
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: JonBuoy on July 22, 2015, 06:13:47 pm
Not so much the content but the mechanics of the sign itself:

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/508/19893217116_7bedbd0d32_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Basil on July 22, 2015, 06:22:12 pm
Useful for Mr D Cameron though, if he's off to watch the Villa.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Butterfly on July 22, 2015, 09:28:40 pm
(http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b496/22xjR2Udt/YACF/1259znaka_zps4ccfsaql.jpg)

On the edge of a main road at a junction into a housing estate. I guess it means to be careful as you are likely to come across cars, pedestrians, children playing and houses skiing.

'Home Zone' isn't it? They have them Germany. (And Holland I think).  :)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Deano on July 22, 2015, 10:10:53 pm
The loos in a restaurant near here used to have no legends on the doors, just drawings of poultry. The one on the gents was of course a cock.

A Cumbria pub with a shepherd-y theme (and a suspiciously Teutonic sign (https://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/14315097264/in/photolist-nNYBFN)) marks them Tups and Ewes.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mcshroom on August 08, 2015, 08:48:41 pm
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--fsVFkxWY9c/VcZKWep9PmI/AAAAAAAAJsM/caZ4_SoQaDg/s640-Ic42/20150808_172819.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: drossall on August 08, 2015, 09:24:01 pm
I just found this, at Warwick Castle, a bit of an odd juxtaposition:

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/21716908/WarwickCastle.JPG)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: orienteer on August 08, 2015, 09:34:24 pm
Sign today on garden centre tea room, stating that all food is prepared in a kitchen containing nuts.

Unfortunately it is staffed by people with learning difficulties  :facepalm:
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: menthel on August 13, 2015, 06:12:53 pm
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--fsVFkxWY9c/VcZKWep9PmI/AAAAAAAAJsM/caZ4_SoQaDg/s640-Ic42/20150808_172819.jpg)

Northumberland just north of Alnwick? If not I remember seeing one similar!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ham on August 13, 2015, 06:16:01 pm
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--fsVFkxWY9c/VcZKWep9PmI/AAAAAAAAJsM/caZ4_SoQaDg/s640-Ic42/20150808_172819.jpg)

What is so silly about that? they can hardly see over the steering wheel they are so small. Plus, they're a bit nuts.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on August 13, 2015, 06:31:33 pm
Surely they're in the Tufty Club so don't need to be told?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mcshroom on August 17, 2015, 08:58:13 pm
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--fsVFkxWY9c/VcZKWep9PmI/AAAAAAAAJsM/caZ4_SoQaDg/s640-Ic42/20150808_172819.jpg)

Northumberland just north of Alnwick? If not I remember seeing one similar!
Not this one though. That's near the Kirkstile Inn in the Lake District

Next one: -
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-9AUJwDmFxek/VdISTAgEK1I/AAAAAAAAJwM/qzPt2k3ZE54/s640-Ic42/20150814_164341.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: drossall on August 17, 2015, 10:19:33 pm
SNAP! (https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=7105.350#msg1259046) ;D Also apparently linked with Bland in Australia (http://www.scotsman.com/news/odd/scots-town-dull-joins-forces-with-bland-and-boring-1-3185215).

We've also of course had Silly and Lost (https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=7105.50#msg_732233) (in neighbouring posts), and we've probably mentioned Nasty and Ugley, the well-known villages on the Herts-Essex borders.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mcshroom on August 17, 2015, 10:31:23 pm
SNAP! (https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=7105.350#msg1259046) ;D

We've also of course had Silly and Lost (https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=7105.50#msg_732233) (in neighbouring posts), and we've probably mentioned Nasty and Ugley, the well-known villages on the Herts-Essex borders.

Yeah but I thought it was silly that there is a Dull Safari Park :D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Thor on August 17, 2015, 11:03:51 pm
(http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj624/markwilson9000/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150817_170215.jpg) (http://s1271.photobucket.com/user/markwilson9000/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150817_170215.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: billplumtree on August 20, 2015, 07:44:45 pm
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/558/20029812471_640c47f6bd_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/wvY2qk)
DON'T WALK ON THE WATER (https://flic.kr/p/wvY2qk) by billplumtree (https://www.flickr.com/photos/billplumtree/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: The French Tandem on August 20, 2015, 08:05:43 pm
I'm really wondering who chooses the names of the villages around here:

https://goo.gl/maps/g0nEV
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on September 01, 2015, 10:13:43 pm
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/598/20631990590_72ca46e8c5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xrbkZG)
IMG_5265 (https://flic.kr/p/xrbkZG) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on September 01, 2015, 10:37:19 pm
Meine Französisch ist kaputt...  "After the effort of a bastard headwind, signed the cows on the corner"?!?

(I assume that 'Beaufort' isn't actually French for strong wind, because that would makes sense.)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mcshroom on September 01, 2015, 10:39:06 pm
Isn't Beaufort a type of cheese?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on September 01, 2015, 10:47:09 pm
Isn't Beaufort a type of cheese?

Known for its effect on the lactose intolerant?   ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: drossall on September 01, 2015, 11:08:29 pm
You'll be sorry if you ignore this:

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/21716908/IMG_20150825_155044952_small.jpg)

So maybe it should be in sensible signs...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Deano on September 01, 2015, 11:10:59 pm
There are a few of those around Catterick and Wensleydale - hardly any tanks, though, so probably worth the risk ;)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: drossall on September 01, 2015, 11:28:13 pm
Yes, that's where I took it, on holiday last week, on the way back from a loop from Reeth over Tan Hill and Buttertubs, then back down Wensleydale.

As I was on a bike, I wasn't going to park there anyway.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on September 03, 2015, 08:46:54 pm
Isn't Beaufort a type of cheese?

Yup  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: CrinklyLion on September 04, 2015, 01:38:33 pm
The sign on the wall near the stove in our Huttopia abode....
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/11951141_10153443215011839_8950576781675784958_n.jpg?oh=b7beb9a409b756aecf685f0f313bda98&oe=56A9F69C)
Quote
Caution!
This stove can get really hot, make sure you don't leave anything nearby, not even wood.
(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/11058669_10153443214911839_1433554080625676819_n.jpg?oh=4bc82ded2b4653e8bcc575c0fe8ae902&oe=566C4BD1)
Maybe not even signs displayed behind plastic about hot stoves....
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on September 04, 2015, 03:01:49 pm
That flue looks a bit close to the wood wall as well . . .
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: RichForrest on September 04, 2015, 06:01:18 pm
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y291/silverbackcyclist/2015-09-03%2014.36.58_zps3r8gmvfq.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/silverbackcyclist/media/2015-09-03%2014.36.58_zps3r8gmvfq.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 08, 2015, 01:37:57 am
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/621/21219889542_50051b48de.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/yk8tSw)
P9070351 (https://flic.kr/p/yk8tSw) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr

Quite a sensible sign until the local equivalent of RZ showed up.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hatler on September 08, 2015, 08:05:42 am
Or a Kiwi.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 10, 2015, 03:04:32 am
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/667/21272166612_bc55c912bb_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ypKq2j)
P9080362 (https://flic.kr/p/ypKq2j) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr

The blue squares denote rest areas.  I do not think the uppermost one is a particularly appealing spot for a picnic.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on September 10, 2015, 10:32:43 am
Have you asked Windy?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Basil on September 21, 2015, 05:26:32 pm
There are some rather odd signs appearing.  At first glance they appear sort of "official", being on proper metal posts, but then you realise that they can't be.
There are a couple within a mile of our house.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/Bloke_on_a_bike/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150920_1015282_zps37a27484.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Bloke_on_a_bike/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150920_1015282_zps37a27484.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/Bloke_on_a_bike/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150921_163044_zps8021b836.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Bloke_on_a_bike/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150921_163044_zps8021b836.jpg.html)

Mrs. B says she has seen others further out.  She thinks it may be guerilla 'Art'.   ???
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Moleman76 on September 21, 2015, 10:19:26 pm
(http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j66/Joel_Niemi/invisible%20cow_zpsxqi2ai1v.png)

I haven't been there, but this could be a problem anywhere that Aberdeen Black Angus cattle roam
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 22, 2015, 03:14:46 am
(http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j66/Joel_Niemi/invisible%20cow_zpsxqi2ai1v.png)

I haven't been there, but this could be a problem anywhere that Aberdeen Black Angus cattle roam

About ten years ago I saw two dead cows within a hundred yards of the famous Black Mailbox near Area 51.  I think semis were a more likely cause than alien experiments.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: benborp on September 22, 2015, 09:24:36 am
Dead farmyard animals? Semis? Technically Cameron would have been an alien!

I seem to have left my coat by another thread, I'll go and get it.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 22, 2015, 09:38:13 am
This
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/610/20953815624_7fe32f38d3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xVBMnb)2015-09-20_08-46-21 (https://flic.kr/p/xVBMnb) by Oranj (https://www.flickr.com/photos/oranjh/), on Flickr

This sign will be familiar to those who traverse the Eastern bypass on the Oxford ring road. I can't help feeling that it should say "Diverted cycle path" (as the accompanying signs reveal (https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5829/21388710438_62ff492a3a_b.jpg))
explains this
There are some rather odd signs appearing.  At first glance they appear sort of "official", being on proper metal posts, but then you realise that they can't be.
There are a couple within a mile of our house.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/Bloke_on_a_bike/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150920_1015282_zps37a27484.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Bloke_on_a_bike/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150920_1015282_zps37a27484.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/Bloke_on_a_bike/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150921_163044_zps8021b836.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Bloke_on_a_bike/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150921_163044_zps8021b836.jpg.html)

Mrs. B says she has seen others further out.  She thinks it may be guerilla 'Art'.   ???
You are a diverted cyclist!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: billplumtree on September 23, 2015, 10:39:13 am
In the computer shop in Arnside,

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5G9fyLADMZE/VgJynBUDh4I/AAAAAAAAIw8/D56GZf1uQVE/s640-Ic42/Closed.JPG)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on September 23, 2015, 11:03:15 am
Tbf, it's a very sound reason for not being open.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 24, 2015, 02:46:17 am
I did pass a "Basil Road" this morning but there was nowhere to stop, so you'll have to make do with this:

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/630/21042136414_9fd3f814e0_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/y4qs4q)
P9230214 (https://flic.kr/p/y4qs4q) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr

On the bridge over part of the Bridge River hydro-electric scheme.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on September 24, 2015, 01:04:29 pm
I did pass a "Basil Road" this morning but there was nowhere to stop,


The first house purchased by Mrs. F and I was here (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.5869635,-1.8183088,3a,60y,282.76h,91t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s7bZ_n2FilAdWP7YO5AHfsQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656!6m1!1e1) :smug:
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Tim Hall on October 10, 2015, 10:18:00 pm
Round the back of Gatwick Airport is a quiet (give or take the aircraft noise) road.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-pxK0u_QtRbc/Vhl_87efv3I/AAAAAAAAHeE/mn_ykcJo6I4/s912-Ic42/2015-10-10%25252012.08.26.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Jurek on October 10, 2015, 10:25:53 pm
Choice!  :D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: David Martin on October 10, 2015, 10:32:17 pm
Next one: -
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-9AUJwDmFxek/VdISTAgEK1I/AAAAAAAAJwM/qzPt2k3ZE54/s640-Ic42/20150814_164341.jpg)
Highland safaris do rather good cakes and have a track pump by their cycle racks. A good stop on a ride out from Dundee if doing the round of Glen Lyon/Ben Lawers (which looked remarkably like the flooded Scottish village dam in Dr Who)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: T42 on October 11, 2015, 08:07:09 am
Round the back of Gatwick Airport is a quiet (give or take the aircraft noise) road.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-pxK0u_QtRbc/Vhl_87efv3I/AAAAAAAAHeE/mn_ykcJo6I4/s912-Ic42/2015-10-10%25252012.08.26.jpg)

In "Sensible Signs", maybe?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on October 11, 2015, 12:36:50 pm
(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/WP_20151010_10_37_25_Pro_zps1q3v2spx.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/WP_20151010_10_37_25_Pro_zps1q3v2spx.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on October 19, 2015, 11:16:59 pm
Didn't get a photo, but sign in the window of a hair & beauty type place:

"Eyebrows £6 or 2 for £10"
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Moleman76 on October 20, 2015, 01:59:20 am
but only if you see one of these signs.  Otherwise, keep your foot away from that brake pedal

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j66/Joel_Niemi/Be-prepared_to_stop_zps5mkfxnhp.jpg[/img]](http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j66/Joel_Niemi/Be-prepared_to_stop_zps5mkfxnhp.jpg)  (http://[img width=640 height=480)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: drossall on October 20, 2015, 07:41:54 am
Especially if you're a cyclist using the verge to escape the traffic...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on October 20, 2015, 08:47:59 am
but only if you see one of these signs.  Otherwise, keep your foot away from that brake pedal

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j66/Joel_Niemi/Be-prepared_to_stop_zps5mkfxnhp.jpg[/img]](http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j66/Joel_Niemi/Be-prepared_to_stop_zps5mkfxnhp.jpg)  (http://[img width=640 height=480)
See numerous thoughts by various people that one effect of road signs is to legitimise dangerous driving except where a sign tells you to slow down/take care etc. Frinstance: https://beyondthekerb.wordpress.com/2015/02/11/i-fought-the-law-and-the-law-lost/
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on October 20, 2015, 11:33:27 am
Didn't get a photo, but sign in the window of a hair & beauty type place:

"Eyebrows £6 or 2 for £10"

Does that mean you could do both Gallagher brothers for a tenner?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: DDCyclist on October 23, 2015, 02:07:24 pm
Seen on an old bus, years ago, was the "Standing forward of this partition" sign which, with selected letters scratched out, read "Stan ward is a tit".  ;D



 
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Basil on October 23, 2015, 02:30:08 pm
That reminds me.  Some years back, the buses in Brum had a sign at the front that read "Bus Stopping" which lit up whenever someone pressed the bell.  I travelled on a bus where some of the lamps in the box had failed.  Every time someone pressed the bell, the sign lit up "ping"   :D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mrs Pingu on October 23, 2015, 07:33:21 pm
 :D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: lou boutin on October 24, 2015, 09:39:56 am
That reminds me.  Some years back, the buses in Brum had a sign at the front that read "Bus Stopping" which lit up whenever someone pressed the bell.  I travelled on a bus where some of the lamps in the box had failed.  Every time someone pressed the bell, the sign lit up "ping"   :D

 ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: DDCyclist on October 24, 2015, 05:28:43 pm
Ok, so the sign's not silly. It's a very useful sign if you need directions.

The grit/salt box isn't silly either. It's very useful if you need some extra grip.

But ...

(http://www.rachaelrowe.com/eBayImages/mugs/SillySignDorch.jpg)

 :facepalm:

Good job I have a decent satnav app on my phone.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on October 25, 2015, 09:30:02 am
(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/WP_20151011_15_54_11_Pro_zps55yshbri.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/WP_20151011_15_54_11_Pro_zps55yshbri.jpg.html)

Not that clear, but the sign was peppered with bullet holes. ::-)


(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/WP_20151011_16_06_03_Pro_zpscn6uyzzr.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/WP_20151011_16_06_03_Pro_zpscn6uyzzr.jpg.html)

painted on the wall of Shornemead Fort, Gravesend,


(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/WP_20151024_12_00_21_Pro_zpsynttqwbr.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/WP_20151024_12_00_21_Pro_zpsynttqwbr.jpg.html)

Not as bad as where I once lived, A butchers with the name ''R. Feacey'' over the shop window :sick:
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Hello, I am Bruce on October 26, 2015, 09:04:01 am
In Bridge of Allan
(http://s18.postimg.org/vqlooqo95/stone_for_sale.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: JStone on October 26, 2015, 09:17:26 am
In Bridge of Allan
(http://s18.postimg.org/vqlooqo95/stone_for_sale.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)

offers welcome  ;)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Salvatore on October 26, 2015, 09:52:35 am
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/732/21864775634_f678723a48_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zj7G3f)

Somewhere in Oxfordshire. A more wordy version might have been:

"Please drive SLOWly. The road crosses the outfield of the CRICKET playing area and a fielder might have to cross the road to  catch a skier or prevent a boundary. So please take care."
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Andrij on October 26, 2015, 10:15:01 am
I thought it was a protest against Twenty20.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Peter on October 26, 2015, 06:06:27 pm
That's certainly the slowest backing-up by a non-striking batsman that I've seen since Geoff Boycott retired.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Basil on November 03, 2015, 02:23:23 pm
There are some rather odd signs appearing.  At first glance they appear sort of "official", being on proper metal posts, but then you realise that they can't be.
There are a couple within a mile of our house.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/Bloke_on_a_bike/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150920_1015282_zps37a27484.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Bloke_on_a_bike/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150920_1015282_zps37a27484.jpg.html)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/Bloke_on_a_bike/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150921_163044_zps8021b836.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Bloke_on_a_bike/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150921_163044_zps8021b836.jpg.html)

Mrs. B says she has seen others further out.  She thinks it may be guerilla 'Art'.   ???

Ah ha!  finally the answer

http://www.tivysideadvertiser.co.uk/news/13929951.Silent_activist_plans_to_auction_sign_creations/?ref=rss
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on November 12, 2015, 10:09:01 am
(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/WP_20151030_10_18_22_Pro_zpsjb87qj4b.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/WP_20151030_10_18_22_Pro_zpsjb87qj4b.jpg.html)

this did make I chuckle.  Downtown Nice
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Andrij on November 12, 2015, 01:36:36 pm
Quote from: Death
There is always time for another last minute.
Hogfather
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on November 12, 2015, 01:37:56 pm
Quote from: Death
THERE IS ALWAYS TIME FOR ANOTHER LAST MINUTE
Hogfather

FTFY
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Andrij on November 13, 2015, 09:32:56 am
I stand corrected.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on November 26, 2015, 04:05:15 pm
(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/WP_20151126_09_17_39_Pro_zpspoxtthjb.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/WP_20151126_09_17_39_Pro_zpspoxtthjb.jpg.html)


Hmmm!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Auntie Helen on November 26, 2015, 08:49:18 pm
(http://s9.img.humo.be/q100/w850/h/img_150/1500929.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Andrij on November 26, 2015, 09:12:54 pm
Don't mention the war.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Deano on December 27, 2015, 10:35:43 pm
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5720/23383358854_c1633cce23_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BCiPVy)

There's only one road to Redmire.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: billplumtree on December 28, 2015, 09:23:10 am
There's only one road to Redmire.
And it appears to be signed as a sheep route as well as a cycle route
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mcshroom on January 09, 2016, 04:26:36 pm
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/FZ1SGklReLxEYo48JDkBBMxmOtPZV5rhnHuPkv9NLS0=w738-h553-no)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: SoreTween on January 26, 2016, 09:21:06 pm
Round the back of Gatwick Airport is a quiet (give or take the aircraft noise) road.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-pxK0u_QtRbc/Vhl_87efv3I/AAAAAAAAHeE/mn_ykcJo6I4/s912-Ic42/2015-10-10%25252012.08.26.jpg)
That picture is winding me up something rotten.  Gah! Where? No don't tell me!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on February 11, 2016, 02:36:32 pm
Cheaper than Wimbledon!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: trekker12 on February 11, 2016, 03:01:07 pm
Out of season strawberries are expensive
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on February 12, 2016, 12:17:48 am
Out of season strawberries are expensive

No, they're not  ;) ;D
250g Sainsbury's Basics Strawberries £1.20...  ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: T42 on February 12, 2016, 08:08:50 am
Farthings?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Auntie Helen on February 13, 2016, 08:28:21 pm
(https://scontent-ams3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/12715816_10153233608901786_1414932093426338572_n.jpg?oh=5b2aea15952adedf638f44825f334460&oe=57678FE4)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: andrew_s on February 15, 2016, 03:10:13 am
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8697/16269482484_d6257bfc64_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qMFmjG)
Internet rumour would have it that these signs, which were for sale on Amazon and can which can be found in many places, are in fact a typo, and the year should be 1752.
The intended joke being that nothing happened anywhere on June 5th 1752, as that was one of the 11 days that never existed. The day after 2nd Sept was the 14th, due to the change from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ham on February 27, 2016, 08:32:38 pm
Rummaging through old photos I found this shop interior, taken in Mestia, Georgia

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-qzM-DYTUQ9g/VtIHBfPmrPI/AAAAAAAA18g/fNWZ33FkHt8/s640-Ic42/P1010776.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on March 07, 2016, 11:32:54 am
Made more sensible by the additions:

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1560/25556933966_5dc027d5a8_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EWnY5w)P1190044e (https://flic.kr/p/EWnY5w) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/photos/93751227@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on March 07, 2016, 01:38:58 pm
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1556/24958921453_06bb4b2eee_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/E2wZMX)P6150038e (https://flic.kr/p/E2wZMX) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/photos/93751227@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on March 07, 2016, 06:10:51 pm
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1686/24964472013_9d3895cf4b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/E32rMg)P6160081e (https://flic.kr/p/E32rMg) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/photos/93751227@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on March 13, 2016, 09:19:09 pm
Seen in that there Swindon yesterday-

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b360/mattlangridge/Photo0230.jpg) (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/mattlangridge/media/Photo0230.jpg.html)

I think he/ she had the arse cos they were walking as opposed to riding the bike that signified the cycle path ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: phil653 on March 14, 2016, 09:34:46 pm
Translation fail. Kinda ironic considering who they're supposed to be there for. Daimler Sovereigns usually get the same treatment too.

(http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah311/berry30/DSCF7410_zpsaxtlceqg.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: JStone on March 20, 2016, 05:32:15 pm
Consider a passenger arriving at Bristol Airport from Spain, with nothing to declare. Which lane should they use? (These are the only options, apart from a separate 'Items to declare' area)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ha6ZlP1YtLY/Vu7YdKXtXoI/AAAAAAAAeuU/2XEvrhR6JRY1XnMem4JZKqd_i6YiotaOQCCo/s640-Ic42/IMG_0697.JPG)

Is this an example of the quantum passenger dual slit experiment, passing simultaneously through both?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on March 20, 2016, 05:41:22 pm
I assume the EU one...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: JStone on March 20, 2016, 06:03:43 pm
I assume the EU one...

On further reflection, I think you're right. I must be easily confused  :-[
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: phantasmagoriana on March 20, 2016, 06:18:44 pm
Consider a passenger arriving at Bristol Airport from Spain, with nothing to declare. Which lane should they use? (These are the only options, apart from a separate 'Items to declare' area)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ha6ZlP1YtLY/Vu7YdKXtXoI/AAAAAAAAeuU/2XEvrhR6JRY1XnMem4JZKqd_i6YiotaOQCCo/s640-Ic42/IMG_0697.JPG)

Is this an example of the quantum passenger dual slit experiment, passing simultaneously through both?

Same at Glasgow, IIRC. It confuses me too. :-\
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ruthie on March 20, 2016, 06:32:42 pm
I wouldn't have a clue how to interpret that signage.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hatler on March 20, 2016, 09:34:21 pm
Well, what about someone arriving from outside the EU with something to declare ?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on March 20, 2016, 09:35:55 pm
Well, what about someone arriving from outside the EU with something to declare ?

They go to the "Items to declare" area, obviously.

People from the EU never have to declare things (I think?).  Whoever made the signs assumes they know that.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mrs Pingu on March 20, 2016, 09:41:58 pm
I go through which ever one is least crowded
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: jsabine on March 20, 2016, 09:46:52 pm
People from the EU never have to declare things (I think?). 

No, you've got to declare, inter alia, currency over, IIRC, £10k (might be €10k), and anything that isn't a 'personal import' - so goods for resale, probably commercial samples, that kind of thing. (Steph would know, I guess.)

I go through which ever one is least crowded

Is probably the right answer.

I don't know if you canmay go through the blue channel just because you've travelled from an EU country, or if you also have to be an EU citizen/resident.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hatler on March 20, 2016, 09:47:48 pm
Well, what about someone arriving from outside the EU with something to declare ?

They go to the "Items to declare" area, obviously.

People from the EU never have to declare things (I think?).  Whoever made the signs assumes they know that.
Ooo. I missed ('cos it wasn't in the photo) that there was an 'items to declare' area.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 24, 2016, 03:09:55 pm
IIRC the Eu and Nothing to Declare lines both lead into the same area after the entrance "gates" anyway, at least at Lulsgate Bristol Metropolitan Conurbation International Air Field.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ham on April 03, 2016, 10:38:42 am
This might seem like a silly sign, taken in a UK office 

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/r-dtzO9YgfxK8VIZUb2xkswi-TUqRFPrMoZPUfs1XGcIu8isUqquEsJcMVujFCY7JAd_GZLr28CjjIwhdp68Fjzsd-Xq8Wt_0qxB0umzUYhfDW7ZZeDgnyk3cpb49TKH7BfCRN-h5GDgOFAi4XMH3k58Uyxse2G5QDoCDbeNFz387wmo0cyW--LdAt6TkgKTT_FjHfgZ_55ONBg2hYRijVPUGXesGyNwxZ7zESjz5eOOYr5XJeqSRhr9Z6EMJUmrDwXr8Q-IjoA9hRx2DPJ92F_YaNRqWI1MPBtYyuKD9rcnAXOe6GASCdBA6aJPlFzWxjaKr4NuwwuTkyx8zX6W5RGRJLXBL6RTQ3yyg01iyW5hr2Zvab8qBkJXerJEYlHcbTx28jXzYZ3LmamXedKGC4JEIE6JhGEhh1h_EizPb4rCd-FlVYHn5P8xDSRp5tdfU_Gn-28AxEG7xuF7w8bxmxgX288WOnbk68TQ48lxZ6X2MaxqUUHgHl08po8A1OM-v-2CgEaCLWwpKjHUENGBBZvEE0yN-1_P7xO9-srpEGAL5-EyomN7Uf5WzmA_fljzsIAglA=w677-h902-no)

but you have to remember that if you contract with Tech Mahindra, say, you really need to add budget for lavatorial repairs.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pickled Onion on April 04, 2016, 08:12:09 am
There are signs in the lavatories at my current client - professional office, mostly graduates -

"Respect your colleagues and housekeeping staff: do not leave the contents of your nose on the wall"
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ruthie on April 04, 2016, 09:41:23 am
There are signs in the lavatories at my current client - professional office, mostly graduates -

"Respect your colleagues and housekeeping staff: do not leave the contents of your nose on the wall"

Is that was that is?

It just gets painted over, doesn't it?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Steph on April 04, 2016, 10:00:15 am
People from the EU never have to declare things (I think?). 

No, you've got to declare, inter alia, currency over, IIRC, £10k (might be €10k), and anything that isn't a 'personal import' - so goods for resale, probably commercial samples, that kind of thing. (Steph would know, I guess.)

I go through which ever one is least crowded

Is probably the right answer.

I don't know if you canmay go through the blue channel just because you've travelled from an EU country, or if you also have to be an EU citizen/resident.


All wrong. Kim was closest

People arriving from the EU do not have to make a declaration, full stop, because that is the law. It is a Customs control, not a passport control. Nationality and residency are irrelevant. Commercial goods are dealt with through the VAT system, and you do NOT have to declare currency. That (and it's Euros10k) only applies to people leaving or entering the EU at an external frontier. Fly into Bristol from Spain, no declaration. Fly into Bristol from Brazil, declaration. Fly into Bristol from Brazil having transited Spain and not 'landed' (cleared Customs), declaration. The same outwards.

As for prohibited or restricted goods (weapons, drugs etc) the offence is committed as soon as the item enters UK airspace/territorial waters, so there is no question of declaration.

Simple rule: you can only use the Blue if you have arrived from an EU country. You do not HAVE to use the Blue if the Green is easier or less crowded. There are, of course, massive posters explaining all that all over the baggage reclaim area. In pictures for the hard of thinking.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: The French Tandem on April 25, 2016, 08:24:59 am
Great fun for all amateurs of silly/sensible signs here:

http://panneauxdumonde.toile-libre.org/Site/Worldsigns_-_Panneaux_du_monde.html
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: RibbleRouser on April 25, 2016, 09:36:38 pm
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160425/1666c31a51e97a6490059401832f53ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Steph on April 26, 2016, 10:49:58 am
With the seat DOWN?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Paul on April 26, 2016, 12:05:55 pm
Baby steps: they're dealing with people who don't know what the large ceramic recepticle is for.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Steph on May 01, 2016, 12:29:43 pm
From experience of male toilets, that's a lot of people.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: billplumtree on May 05, 2016, 01:14:29 pm
From that twitter:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CgVX9bcWcAAE6y0.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Basil on May 05, 2016, 02:39:04 pm
Same owl on Mondays  and Thursdays?  Or do you think they have some sort of Rota?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: RibbleRouser on May 08, 2016, 05:03:33 pm
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160508/38de1f3ca494d486a29801243da43f26.jpg)

Sea Life Centre, Mooloolaba Old.



Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Deano on May 12, 2016, 11:43:28 pm
Millhouse, twinned with Midwich (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Village_of_the_Damned_(1960_film))

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7357/26978027015_6e4805a992_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/H6XrwP)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mrs Pingu on May 14, 2016, 10:01:39 pm
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7068/26942507281_8bf7024585_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/H3PoKB)IMG_6573_01 (https://flic.kr/p/H3PoKB) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: JennyB on May 15, 2016, 07:47:45 am
Photoshopped,  but fun.   ;D

(http://permies.com/t/55938/a/39145/You%20Got%20This.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: road-runner on May 19, 2016, 08:16:07 am
(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/wwfeatures/wm/live/624_351/images/live/p0/3v/fv/p03vfv73.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Auntie Helen on May 19, 2016, 08:35:16 am
ladies and gentlemen we have a winner!

(https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p296x100/13177689_10153431432611786_3778471687501723450_n.jpg?oh=a8c893b890dc0adea9abc929f0ee60ce&oe=57A3BA54)

German road name.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 19, 2016, 09:44:48 am
And it's left handed! Will it fit on Kim's recumbent?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on May 19, 2016, 11:40:25 am
 ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ham on May 19, 2016, 09:31:43 pm
This really made oi larf

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-LBkwI7Fy2EQ/Vz4iQHfpChI/AAAAAAAA3Sw/OPv-v0vQ3nkMrDqIc1ww3hOQl_GaYTRtgCCo/s800/SGS.jpg)

From this page http://www.sgs-engineering.com/help-advice/starting-your-sgs-strimmer/
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: jsabine on May 19, 2016, 10:25:05 pm
Could be worse. They might want you to stir it.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on May 20, 2016, 12:32:04 am
(http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/wwfeatures/wm/live/624_351/images/live/p0/3v/fv/p03vfv73.jpg)

Doesn't seem silly to me! (Though depicted pedestrians would be!)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: red marley on May 22, 2016, 08:07:42 pm
OK, own up! Who broke the electricity?

(http://staff.city.ac.uk/~jwo/acf/brokenElectricity.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: caerau on May 22, 2016, 08:11:05 pm
OK, own up! Who broke the electricity?

(http://staff.city.ac.uk/~jwo/acf/brokenElectricity.jpg)


Resistance is futile
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Deano on May 22, 2016, 09:05:25 pm
It's just bad news on top of bad news...

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7554/27108713481_009c9f6152_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Hivf4K)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: David Martin on May 22, 2016, 09:13:37 pm
OK, own up! Who broke the electricity?

(http://staff.city.ac.uk/~jwo/acf/brokenElectricity.jpg)


Resistance is futile
Resistance is potential divided by current.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 23, 2016, 11:19:57 am
It's just bad news on top of bad news...

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7554/27108713481_009c9f6152_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Hivf4K)
Your feelings of hunger are just an illusion.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Paul on May 23, 2016, 11:05:04 pm
OK, own up! Who broke the electricity?
Resistance is futile
Ohm my god :facepalm:
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: caerau on May 24, 2016, 11:16:42 am
Have we exceeded you capacitance for humour?


Your move diode.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: billplumtree on May 24, 2016, 05:56:35 pm
From that twitter

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CjInZ-lWEAA38DQ.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on May 24, 2016, 07:12:37 pm
Have we exceeded you capacitance for humour?


Your move diode.

That's enough Faraday!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: caerau on May 24, 2016, 08:11:50 pm
I wonder if they've rectified the situation yet.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ham on May 25, 2016, 09:05:12 am
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/A3BbZgZbl5-gjxl60iRW-D-wORfT6ZF0-DNVCrvkXXchr2ab_fQqk5EpGmqkKV_Uj80hwS_gVS65Z00u7Mig4aTQHqbrKaevmUnsh2WAx1pOK4kuLHEnSRhiTtmyHZp5a5imSDvVkQiS_KJklFOQmCLsk5wCjePJdmIinV3a1sv_zAVctToSaELBNLdoBTNP6cJdDZv_z17ubRhbV3AmTJMUfPCDjSU0_Ec7XlEdFA1K1-GGjgr9Zk5HTAEQFPjYTwCrOcZCrWCj_t7hp7m06_gDisVP_gcjTgJdnsopuYdNaVsUqRWKW-hTcVtoMsMO0w-jqwaEiZSBswncTmXfxJrSMfzTd36SIqkI-QdhdXpKH8vBockdDRJqtE_rOPvvBO1ABnp9cxfx9-bXCSeUQcuxvRsgl3n-HYNgRkfPUWErx00-7xINYgVWIQJ2L8U5hF-w2d5_Ta5nPDEaP9nbD0bHobhylr0zzHn15g40PvTllEUXhV_frpidOShn4DdZ38aH1xqTnU3H2ucSmw8MIZBE7d9emwPjBi0OYbF5ahRPv8QDsNyL-gEeV16kGVMgj0KseY_mAvahN4_9wUwPB9ZXC7uz63QY=w657-h878-no)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: T42 on May 25, 2016, 10:02:26 am
Ric de Flour, Hat flavourings, Hat colours... who cares about nuts?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on May 25, 2016, 03:41:10 pm
Hat colours?  Are they pink or something?  Or what?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Moleman76 on May 28, 2016, 06:12:14 am
"May contain nuts" but not in amounts that need to appear on the label
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: phil653 on May 30, 2016, 03:27:42 pm
In Castle Combe. Syntax and ambiguity.

(http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah311/berry30/Mobile%20Uploads/20160420_162928_zpsackbsx1l.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: T42 on June 20, 2016, 07:40:35 am
"Is careful falls the stone please to depend on the dike to pass rapidly" and lots more here:

http://www.pbase.com/mjunsworth/chinglish

Found on PBase.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: billplumtree on June 20, 2016, 12:00:31 pm
No pic, cos it's on a busy road with nowhere handy to stop, but the Vote Leave sign in a field by the side of the road near Newby Bridge has been lightly (and quite convincingly) modified to Vote Beaver.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: caerau on June 20, 2016, 12:02:08 pm
No pic, cos it's on a busy road with nowhere handy to stop, but the Vote Leave sign in a field by the side of the road near Newby Bridge has been lightly (and quite convincingly) modified to Vote Beaver.


I think you'll find that's been viral on t'internet for a while, plenty of photos out there so you can rest easy  :-)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on June 20, 2016, 03:13:01 pm
To cancel that out, there's a guy standing on the central reservation of the Bristol Road in the pissing rain holding a large EU flag.  I'm sure that'll help.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: PeteB99 on June 27, 2016, 12:54:27 pm
From Ship AIS for a tanker berthed on the Mersey

Latest AIS
Map Hist ?
Name:   Blue Sky
MMSI:   636014378 [LR]
IMO:   9413016
Callsign:   A8TK7
Speed/Dir:   0.1 kts / 358° N
Status:   Underway by Sail
Dest:   Gb Liv
ETA:   Jun25 04:12
Type:   Tanker Haz D (84)
Details:   Crude Oil Tanker
Size:   229m x 42m x 8.9m
Built:   2009
Received:   12:49:56 27 Jun 16 BST
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on June 27, 2016, 01:19:25 pm
I don't get it - why is that a silly sign?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: T42 on June 27, 2016, 01:21:16 pm
Bloody big sails, then.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: billplumtree on June 27, 2016, 01:21:28 pm
It took me a little while, but

Status:   Underway by Sail
Details:   Crude Oil Tanker
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: PeteB99 on June 27, 2016, 01:22:34 pm
Status Underway by Sail

At 0.1 knots it's not underway and at 229 metres long it's not capable of sailing anywhere.

The junior deck officer has entered the wrong setting onto the GPS unit
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: T42 on June 27, 2016, 01:24:24 pm
Masthead the silly blighter.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on June 27, 2016, 01:34:22 pm
Keelhaul him, then make him walk the plank!

Yarr!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on June 27, 2016, 02:10:49 pm
Status Underway by Sail

At 0.1 knots it's not underway and at 229 metres long it's not capable of sailing anywhere.

The junior deck officer has entered the wrong setting onto the GPS unit
Well, unless it is using a Skysail auxilary propulsion unit. Getting more common on tankers, saves (on average) 5.5% fuel.

If you are using motor and sail, rules of navigation say you declare yourself as 'sailing'.

Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: PeteB99 on June 27, 2016, 02:16:26 pm

If you are using motor and sail, rules of navigation say you declare yourself as 'sailing'.

No if you using an engine for propulsion you are a power driven vessel

Col Regs Rule 25(e)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: T42 on June 27, 2016, 02:37:58 pm
They've obvious leant their ship against the wall while they're in the caff gorging on CAEK, and it's blocking off half the satellites.  Any minute now they'll show up in Oldham.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on June 27, 2016, 02:42:22 pm

If you are using motor and sail, rules of navigation say you declare yourself as 'sailing'.

No if you using an engine for propulsion you are a power driven vessel

Col Regs Rule 25(e)
What are you talking about? That's the rule for a sailing vessel and is about lighting (well, specifically, displaying an inverted cone).

If you are both motoring and sailing you displaying signals indicating both, so that other vessels know you are restricted in your ability to manoeuvre. So a tanker flying a Skysail (or equiv) would very reasonably indicate on their AIS that they were under sail.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: PeteB99 on June 27, 2016, 02:43:20 pm
Boringly it was just leaving - it's out at the Bar racon now and still thinks it's sailing.

At some point they'll get a sarky radio call from the coastguard.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: PeteB99 on June 27, 2016, 02:52:26 pm

If you are using motor and sail, rules of navigation say you declare yourself as 'sailing'.

No if you using an engine for propulsion you are a power driven vessel

Col Regs Rule 25(e)
What are you talking about? That's the rule for a sailing vessel and is about lighting (well, specifically, displaying an inverted cone).

If you are both motoring and sailing you displaying signals indicating both, so that other vessels know you are restricted in your ability to manoeuvre. So a tanker flying a Skysail (or equiv) would very reasonably indicate on their AIS that they were under sail.

No you wouldn't. The colregs are clear - if you are using an engine for propulsion you are not sailing, whatever sails you may have hoisted. You need to exhibit the day sign for motor sailing or the correct navigation lights at night to indicate to other vessels that you are not sailing. Also if fitted with AIS you need to display the correct information.

The navigation rules that apply to you are those for motor driven vessels.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on June 27, 2016, 03:14:56 pm

If you are using motor and sail, rules of navigation say you declare yourself as 'sailing'.

No if you using an engine for propulsion you are a power driven vessel

Col Regs Rule 25(e)
What are you talking about? That's the rule for a sailing vessel and is about lighting (well, specifically, displaying an inverted cone).

If you are both motoring and sailing you displaying signals indicating both, so that other vessels know you are restricted in your ability to manoeuvre. So a tanker flying a Skysail (or equiv) would very reasonably indicate on their AIS that they were under sail.

No you wouldn't. The colregs are clear - if you are using an engine for propulsion you are not sailing, whatever sails you may have hoisted. You need to exhibit the day sign for motor sailing or the correct navigation lights at night to indicate to other vessels that you are not sailing. Also if fitted with AIS you need to display the correct information.

The navigation rules that apply to you are those for motor driven vessels.
So why did you cite a colreg for a sailing vessel?
You are wrong, you know. This is your colregs 25(e) (e) A vessel proceeding under sail when also being propelled by machinery shall exhibit forward .

Anyway, we aren't talking colregs, this was AIS.

I strongly suspect that the incorrect code was  entered in the AIS for the tanker, but the statement that "A tanker is too big to be sailing" is also wrong. A tanker can be motor sailing.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: PeteB99 on June 27, 2016, 03:53:43 pm

If you are using motor and sail, rules of navigation say you declare yourself as 'sailing'.

No if you using an engine for propulsion you are a power driven vessel

Col Regs Rule 25(e)
What are you talking about? That's the rule for a sailing vessel and is about lighting (well, specifically, displaying an inverted cone).

If you are both motoring and sailing you displaying signals indicating both, so that other vessels know you are restricted in your ability to manoeuvre. So a tanker flying a Skysail (or equiv) would very reasonably indicate on their AIS that they were under sail.

No you wouldn't. The colregs are clear - if you are using an engine for propulsion you are not sailing, whatever sails you may have hoisted. You need to exhibit the day sign for motor sailing or the correct navigation lights at night to indicate to other vessels that you are not sailing. Also if fitted with AIS you need to display the correct information.

The navigation rules that apply to you are those for motor driven vessels.
So why did you cite a colreg for a sailing vessel?
You are wrong, you know. This is your colregs 25(e) (e) A vessel proceeding under sail when also being propelled by machinery shall exhibit forward .

Anyway, we aren't talking colregs, this was AIS.

I strongly suspect that the incorrect code was  entered in the AIS for the tanker, but the statement that "A tanker is too big to be sailing" is also wrong. A tanker can be motor sailing.

Nope you're still wrong I'm afraid

Rule 25(e) defines the point at which a vessel ceases to be a sailing vessel (obeying the rules for sailing vessels) and becomes a motor vessel (obeying the rules for motor vessels). That definition is also in rules 3(b) and 3(c).

Even though AIS has not been formally integrated into the COLREGS it is used as its name implies for identification of ships out of sight of each other and therefore needs to show the correct information and in this case should show either moored or underway. Not underway by sail.

If a tanker is motor sailing it is not sailing  - they are very different situations and would be handled differently.

As far as I am aware there is no current technology that would allow a 125,000 dwt vessel to proceed under sail alone it will always need to use its propulsion engine and will therefore be a motor vessel.

http://www.mar.ist.utl.pt/mventura/Projecto-Navios-I/IMO-Conventions%20(copies)/COLREG-1972.pdf (http://www.mar.ist.utl.pt/mventura/Projecto-Navios-I/IMO-Conventions%20(copies)/COLREG-1972.pdf)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Vince on July 02, 2016, 10:24:10 am
For col-regs arguments please go to the YBW.com forum where you will be wrong (whatever you say)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on July 02, 2016, 11:30:46 pm
For col-regs arguments please go to the YBW.com forum where you will be wrong (whatever you say)
very true!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Thor on July 09, 2016, 08:36:38 pm
(http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj624/markwilson9000/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160709_164957.jpg) (http://s1271.photobucket.com/user/markwilson9000/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160709_164957.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Andrij on July 09, 2016, 08:59:54 pm
Sensible sign, silly (English) translation.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on July 09, 2016, 09:39:09 pm
Presumably the word 'access' would be better and 'allowed' needs a double l...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: T42 on July 10, 2016, 08:30:58 am
Oh, it's a good try.  A lot of Brits would spot the missing L and not the inappropriate "trespass".

Interesting that the roots of the word simply mean "passing across": English has added the sense of prohibition. Anglo-Saxons probably heard it first in Norman mouths when being kicked out or worse.  In French it means "to die" - the "passing over" of spiritualists and the like. Someone French with a smattering of English might find that sign quite amusing.

When the Angel of the Lord slew the firstborn of Egypt during the first Passover, was he trespassing? Maybe not, but they did.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on July 14, 2016, 08:57:49 pm
(http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/cycling/2016_07_14_16_22_49.sized.jpg)

On the less-than-epic B4089 near Aston Cantlow
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 09, 2016, 02:18:52 pm
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7623/28838569136_f23f46acd3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KWncTf)
If you do this too much you will qualify for the next sign:

(https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8866/28794050181_8f4c919625_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KSr2X4)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 13, 2016, 04:43:46 pm
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8722/28336426024_efeab1edd4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KaZAeo)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on August 14, 2016, 06:43:50 pm
(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/WP_20160814_12_26_49_Pro_zps5wfduiw6.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/WP_20160814_12_26_49_Pro_zps5wfduiw6.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on August 14, 2016, 06:51:05 pm
Objection - perfectly sensible sign, unless hung above a dog spend or something.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on August 17, 2016, 08:04:37 pm
(https://c8.staticflickr.com/9/8108/28971969311_0dae8352c4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/L99V7g)
IMG_7155_01 (https://flic.kr/p/L99V7g) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 18, 2016, 12:06:09 pm
(https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8658/28777673060_69432f641b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KQZ6AU)
Enigmatic sign that appeared briefly outside the Modern Languages section of the University.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on August 18, 2016, 12:12:29 pm
Looks like the sort of thing you might aim FRIKKIN LASERS at...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: T42 on August 18, 2016, 01:06:21 pm
In mourning for Bristol Rovers?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: billplumtree on August 18, 2016, 01:17:57 pm
In the absence of a thread for Sinister Signs,

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/26761666/France2008-11.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ham on August 18, 2016, 02:04:35 pm
(http://social.rollins.edu/wpsites/filmsofthe80s/files/2014/06/1393459738993-300x178.png)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 18, 2016, 04:36:06 pm
In the absence of a thread for Sinister Signs,

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/26761666/France2008-11.jpg)
Looks more like a pig to me!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mrs Pingu on August 18, 2016, 05:47:04 pm
You mean a sheep...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 18, 2016, 07:52:16 pm
I mean a pig. The pink shape leaning against the plank of wood which is leaning against the outside stairs looks to me like a silhouette of a pig.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on August 19, 2016, 01:02:58 pm
That must be the result of a hideous experiment on an ovine!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 19, 2016, 01:04:25 pm
Making a pig's ear of it.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: T42 on August 19, 2016, 02:25:47 pm
Looks to me like someone's sawn the Pink Pather in half and thrown away the bits.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 21, 2016, 01:33:41 pm
(https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8651/28841863980_37a3cfec52_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KWE6jU)

Silly because it applies to almost every road in Britain. Including the tanks, given the size of many cars nowadays.

Also because it's not clear what it means. Is it warning of tanks, and therefore also mud and potholes? Or mud-filled potholes? Or is it warning tanks to beware of mud and potholes (or of mud-filled potholes)? Presumably not as that's what tanks are supposed to drive through. But the semi-colon hints at some connection between tanks and mud beyond merely being in the same place.

In fact, the road was in better condition than most country lanes. 
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Canardly on August 21, 2016, 01:42:49 pm
(https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8658/28777673060_69432f641b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KQZ6AU)
Enigmatic sign that appeared briefly outside the Modern Languages section of the University.

Old fashioned reflective survey target?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: tonyh on August 25, 2016, 10:16:11 am
....the semi-colon hints at some connection between tanks and mud beyond merely being in the same place.

.... and related to this excellent analysis, if "Unexploded missiles do not leave the carriageways", does it mean that it's safer to keep off the roads?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Basil on September 02, 2016, 12:43:05 pm
A farm on our walk this morning.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4319/35934548710_1598980ae1_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WKpXoE)
20160902_113403 (https://flic.kr/p/WKpXoE) by Basil W (https://www.flickr.com/photos/153328377@N08/), on Flickr

I assume it is in jest.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Andrij on September 02, 2016, 12:55:25 pm
Probably safe to assume each sentry is likely to have at least one arm.


IGMC
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 02, 2016, 10:20:31 pm
(https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8139/29121574060_8176ecc6a3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LnnFou)

I suppose calling themselves the Slaughterers would just not have been cricket.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 02, 2016, 11:03:37 pm
(https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8166/29301404542_4f6b626afb_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LDgmJ3)

Not really a silly sign – in fact it's rather sensible, pointing as it does to the village of that name – but it did make me think of Winnie the Pooh's clever friend.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 03, 2016, 01:24:04 am
(https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8332/29305101332_e4eef735e8_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LDAiDN)
P9020186 (https://flic.kr/p/LDAiDN) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr

Don't tell the staff of the Gulag...

(https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8045/28789458614_071d86e839_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KS2v37)
P9020205 (https://flic.kr/p/KS2v37) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr

At the Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo TX

(https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8499/28789478674_d8399e727e_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KS2AZY)
P9020218 (https://flic.kr/p/KS2AZY) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr

Amarillo TX

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8750/29379115736_6bfa3db7ec_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LL8Dyd)
P9020219 (https://flic.kr/p/LL8Dyd) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr

Other side of the above

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8062/29334565571_a82fa6a7af_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LGcjkV)
BurmaShave (https://flic.kr/p/LGcjkV) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on September 03, 2016, 01:19:32 pm
I'm sure that last sign was quoted in one of my orthopaedic textbooks...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 03, 2016, 01:55:54 pm
The Burma-Shave one is six separate ones which I have very crudely stitched together to save typing, electrons and what have you, but there is a genuine set of the self-same slogan at the roadside somewhere back in Illinois, carefully placed so you can't stop and take pictures.  Of them.

I'm surprised a medical text book would be extolling the virtues of shaving cream though ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: T42 on September 03, 2016, 05:24:31 pm
Having had a stent inserted via the groin, I'm not.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 04, 2016, 02:07:52 am
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8309/29148525360_3f701f801c_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LpKP55)
P9030252 (https://flic.kr/p/LpKP55) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on September 04, 2016, 12:08:18 pm
Mr Larrington wins the internet!
Again!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 05, 2016, 05:54:29 pm
(https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8076/29398289611_2466ca738e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LMPVhg)

Six little trees in wheelie bins are moveable but they certainly do not make a forest.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 06, 2016, 01:53:45 am
(https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8528/29452369626_0bce875a69_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LSB6oj)
P9050359 (https://flic.kr/p/LSB6oj) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8018/29197677520_12f5267947_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Lu6Ji7)
P9050360 (https://flic.kr/p/Lu6Ji7) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr

(https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8462/29452381286_9dd767c252_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LSB9Rm)
P9050361 (https://flic.kr/p/LSB9Rm) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr

(https://c6.staticflickr.com/9/8333/29486598885_50773197f7_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LVCwxX)
P9050362 (https://flic.kr/p/LVCwxX) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr

(https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8398/29406678211_065e556b97_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LNyUVi)
P9050363 (https://flic.kr/p/LNyUVi) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr

Lots more Burma-Shave signs on old Route 66 either side of Seligman AZ
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on September 06, 2016, 07:13:55 pm
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/9/8653/29298524065_794d4a3bda_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LD1AsD)
IMG_7419_01 (https://flic.kr/p/LD1AsD) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: clarion on September 06, 2016, 08:37:40 pm
(https://c5.staticflickr.com/9/8139/29121574060_8176ecc6a3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LnnFou)

I suppose calling themselves the Slaughterers would just not have been cricket.
They totally SUCC!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 06, 2016, 08:40:19 pm
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/9/8653/29298524065_794d4a3bda_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LD1AsD)
IMG_7419_01 (https://flic.kr/p/LD1AsD) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr

We've just translated this with Google, and were disappointed to find that it was nothing to do with a cat having a shit, as we initially thought.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Steph on September 07, 2016, 12:13:17 am
Cat washing itself. Going to rain again tomorrow.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: billplumtree on September 09, 2016, 09:04:35 pm
At the Moorcock show last Sunday,

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8522/29279006440_681e426707_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LBhyxS)
Sheep expert! (https://flic.kr/p/LBhyxS)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Moleman76 on September 13, 2016, 07:13:08 am
(http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j66/Joel_Niemi/14233180_10154641696896037_8203711159732899489_n_zpsye5bcmea.jpg)
an odd sense of timing
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 14, 2016, 07:19:57 pm
Come back next month.
(https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8085/29390371270_d38e290b9f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LM8kr9)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on September 16, 2016, 04:48:02 am
Unloading outside the Holiday Inn, Rapid City, SD on Sunday
(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b360/mattlangridge/thumb_DSC05993_1024.jpg) (http://s23.photobucket.com/user/mattlangridge/media/thumb_DSC05993_1024.jpg.html)

Read the website address......
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 17, 2016, 09:17:30 pm
(https://c3.staticflickr.com/9/8064/29710512706_1752d7a976_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Mgq9k5)
P9170321 (https://flic.kr/p/Mgq9k5) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr

IRTA "POWER ACTUATED" and thought yes, that's as good a description of David Cameron as you'll find today.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Paul on September 24, 2016, 04:29:32 pm
(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn6/gaydisco/DSCF3504.jpg) (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/gaydisco/media/DSCF3504.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: JStone on October 06, 2016, 10:46:36 am
(https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5655/29852888030_2de7e1b050_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MtZRy3)

Here, in St Arvans (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.6687554,-2.7009437,3a,75y,60.86h,78.06t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sggqHezJDMXt4nr_SSu2pGA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656)

Does this have any legal standing?

OK, it's a steep, narrow lane with minimal passing places - but it's still a public highway, maintained at the public expense. Or is it just that the residents don't want the riff-raff passing their desirable country residences? And is most definitely a 'through road' - I cycled it yesterday.

(It might have been put there to discourage usage following the closure of the Chepstow - Tintern main road)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on October 06, 2016, 03:08:56 pm
I'd guess it's status is advisory / informative, as per a diversion around roadworks, or notice of an upcoming closure or whatever.

It may be in the interests of traffic flow / safety, rather than NIMBYism, if the road is unsuitable for any real volume of traffic.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Aunt Maud on October 07, 2016, 11:39:31 am
We got the back lane we lived in in sSomerset closed whilst they repaired the main road into Wells. The fools were using it as a way to avoid a slight diversion, and as it was a very steep and small lane with one passing place, it regularly got blocked solid for hours with busses and trucks.

So it can be done by the highways peeps if requested by the residents.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on October 07, 2016, 11:57:35 am
Yes, a narrow residential street near here was closed, first just with signs then with an official barrier, when people were using it to bypass a section of road that was closed for several months while water mains were being replaced.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on October 07, 2016, 03:17:57 pm
(https://c5.staticflickr.com/6/5265/30136516836_68a1f358f8_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MV4wvS)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 01, 2016, 01:03:03 pm
(https://c8.staticflickr.com/6/5350/30622110471_cdb89583e2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NDYjzV)

If you've wasted almost as much time on this forum of righteousness as I have, you'll also misread this as "Depraved glass."
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Russell on November 28, 2016, 02:04:48 pm
Unless you're Danny MacAskill I suppose!

(http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d116/wilesfamily/IMG-20161128-00473_zpsfk30xhza.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: The French Tandem on November 28, 2016, 07:32:40 pm
This ^^ is perfectly sensible, not silly!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: meddyg on December 01, 2016, 07:19:27 pm
(https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5495/31191331962_2bf03fbd51_z.jpg)

I fancy the Israeli salad - what you going to have ?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on December 01, 2016, 08:09:06 pm
(https://c3.staticflickr.com/6/5495/31191331962_2bf03fbd51_z.jpg)

I fancy the Israeli salad - what you going to have ?

Israeli salad is a disappointing mix of 1cm3 pieces of cucumber, watery tomato and green pepper, usually devoid of flavour, used to fill pitta or plates and placate those who believe Health emanates from eating Five Portions of Vegetables per day...

YSMV.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: orienteer on December 01, 2016, 08:26:39 pm
I don't fancy the crapssica salad  :sick: ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on December 02, 2016, 03:41:58 pm
I don't fancy the crapssica salad  :sick: ;D

It's feeling Insalted!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 02, 2016, 09:12:10 pm
Where did you see this menu? Because I fancy the Russian egg salad, but not if this is, say, the Canaries, and the eggs have come all the way from Russia.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on December 02, 2016, 09:50:50 pm
Canary eggs would be a bit small.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 02, 2016, 10:46:36 pm
 ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: meddyg on December 07, 2016, 03:36:40 pm
It was in India last month - prices in Rupees
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on December 08, 2016, 05:47:17 pm
Amey doing their bit for filtered permeability in Birmingham: https://twitter.com/BhamUpdates/status/806919142238486529/photo/1
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ham on December 19, 2016, 09:36:17 pm
The canteen at my place of work today:

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5CdHAYuMt0Y/WFhSPCCLYqI/AAAAAAAA8YY/K6Kl4SQsv_grSHuN-nlEGvv_799mSCkGgCPcB/s640/IMG_20161219_082951.jpg)

...just the same as Danish, but they make bad jokes.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: T42 on December 20, 2016, 03:04:47 pm
Or they had a cold.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Bluebottle on December 20, 2016, 11:35:47 pm
I originally read that as "Dadaist Pastries", which I assume means pastries made from cut up bits of other pastries, stuck back together, then served on an upturned urinal.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ruthie on December 21, 2016, 06:52:11 pm
I originally read that as "Dadaist Pastries", which I assume means pastries made from cut up bits of other pastries, stuck back together, then served on an upturned urinal.

POTD!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on January 05, 2017, 08:06:45 pm
(https://c6.staticflickr.com/1/596/32126811245_b68d494979_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QWWiGH)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: cygnet on January 25, 2017, 01:21:17 pm
(https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/11667377_10153504579080625_4332202159910320949_n.jpg?oh=00b1c7fe43aae15599ad33c386889257&oe=590462DD)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Andrij on January 25, 2017, 01:51:20 pm
Alternatively, "Cyclists, fcuk-off"?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on January 27, 2017, 04:33:35 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/DkmwjdV.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on January 27, 2017, 06:01:34 pm
You don't want a puddle of electrons.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on January 27, 2017, 08:29:49 pm
British sockets are shuttered to stop the electrons escaping, aren't they?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on January 27, 2017, 08:32:42 pm
British sockets are shuttered to stop the electrons escaping, aren't they?

They are.  Unless someone puts one of those non-compliant cover things in them, and they leak out around the sides.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on January 27, 2017, 10:26:28 pm
It's about wallmarts, innit.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Diver300 on January 29, 2017, 07:39:10 am
(http://i.imgur.com/DkmwjdV.jpg)
(http://images.slideplayer.com/7/1642079/slides/slide_2.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on January 30, 2017, 03:53:16 pm
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/432/32570909476_3086bed9e8_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RCbqCL)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on February 07, 2017, 07:51:13 pm
(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/WP_20170205_11_59_55_Pro_zpsig9g7pqa.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/WP_20170205_11_59_55_Pro_zpsig9g7pqa.jpg.html)

(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/WP_20170205_08_51_05_Pro_zpsc7owcpfi.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/WP_20170205_08_51_05_Pro_zpsc7owcpfi.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Salvatore on February 11, 2017, 08:04:21 pm
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/505/32690061972_884aade16c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RNH7w9)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on February 12, 2017, 06:24:58 pm
Wrong thread
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Basil on February 13, 2017, 11:16:28 pm
Noticed this in Llan-dismal this morning.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/Bloke_on_a_bike/Mobile%20Uploads/20170213_111242_zpswytuevtc.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Bloke_on_a_bike/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170213_111242_zpswytuevtc.jpg.html)

So. I have insurance.  VED is up to date.  MOT is sorted.  My car is legal.
OK?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Paul on February 16, 2017, 09:19:15 pm
(http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn6/gaydisco/DSCF2989.jpg) (http://s300.photobucket.com/user/gaydisco/media/DSCF2989.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on March 02, 2017, 08:01:58 pm
Have I mentioned @BatLabels (https://twitter.com/BatLabels)?

A compendium from the often silly, but always impeccably signed, One True Batman TV series.

(You could reasonably argue that many of the signs are in fact sensible.  I mean, if you're going to have a facility for the emergency gassing of a cricket pavillion (https://twitter.com/BatLabels/status/837379599386435584/video/1), then you'd better be damned sure that people aren't going to use it by mistake.)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on March 02, 2017, 08:51:16 pm
That made oi larf  :)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 03, 2017, 12:04:42 pm
There was a BRITISH Batman series?  :o
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Little Jim on March 03, 2017, 01:41:15 pm
I didn't have the phone with me to take a photo, but earlier this week in the petrol station there were posters everywhere advertising a new Monster energy drink:

"Calorie-Free Energy Drink"
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ashaman42 on March 03, 2017, 02:18:30 pm
Oh I dunno if that's ever so silly. I know sometimes I want the perk of caffiene without the attendant calories. Admittedly that's not actually energy per se.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: JennyB on March 03, 2017, 05:16:51 pm
Tesco has signs for CEREALS and HEALTHY CEREALS
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on March 03, 2017, 05:18:06 pm
Tesco has signs for CEREALS and HEALTHY CEREALS

Seems fair enough.  One end for Coco Pops, the other for muesli.


But while we're on the subject, let's have supermarket signs with "solutions" in them.  A microwave curry, while technically a 'meal solution', would only ever be described as such by Gus Hedges.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Basil on March 03, 2017, 06:23:28 pm
Tesco's in Carmarthen has an isle for 'Cereals' and another marked 'Adult Cereals'
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hatler on March 03, 2017, 06:40:49 pm
What ??   Two whole mini-islands ?   Wow.

:-)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Basil on March 03, 2017, 08:08:52 pm
Oops.  Bugger.   :-[
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Wobbly John on March 03, 2017, 08:50:03 pm
Tesco has signs for CEREALS and HEALTHY CEREALS

Seems fair enough.  One end for Coco Pops, the other for muesli.


I used to make muesli - most are about 10% added sugar!  :demon:
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on March 03, 2017, 09:00:44 pm
Tesco has signs for CEREALS and HEALTHY CEREALS

Seems fair enough.  One end for Coco Pops, the other for muesli.


I used to make muesli - most are about 10% added sugar!  :demon:

Some are considerably more. Sugar is cheap and 'No Added Sugar' mueslis are often pricier than sugary ones.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pickled Onion on March 09, 2017, 12:37:16 pm
Tesco has signs for CEREALS and HEALTHY CEREALS

Seems fair enough.  One end for Coco Pops, the other for muesli.


I used to make muesli - most are about 10% added sugar!  :demon:

Some are considerably more. Sugar is cheap and 'No Added Sugar' mueslis are often pricier than sugary ones.

"No Added Sugar" Alpen is a lie - it contains Malt Extract. It's a long time since I did chemistry, but I'm fairly sure Maltose is a Sugar.

It's also hilarious:
Alpen with sucrose-style-sugar: 378 kCal/100 g
"No Added Sugar" Alpen: 375 kCal/100 g
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Thor on March 09, 2017, 01:47:36 pm
Perhaps it is naturally-occurring malt extract  :D

Standard Alpen tastes unbearably sweet to me.

We buy the Lidl Luxury Fruit & Nut Muesli <rummages in cupboard> which appears to have sugar added only in the various sweetened/dried fruit contents and which also contains Barley Malt Extract,  :o apparently a constituent of "Toasted Malted Wheat Flakes".  It still amounts to 25% sugar  :-\
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on March 09, 2017, 03:26:56 pm
Most dried fruit of the raisin variety is close to 70% sugar, without any added sugar.

'Ready to eat' apricots & prunes are about 38% and, I suspect, 50% water.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on March 18, 2017, 05:59:03 pm
Onna a UoB minibus, stopped alongside at the traffic lights:

"EMERGENCY ENGINE CUTOFF ON IGNITION KEY"

Well, yes, but...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: The French Tandem on March 19, 2017, 07:56:33 am
"EMERGENCY ENGINE CUTOFF ON IGNITION KEY"

That's quite sensible!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: rogerzilla on March 19, 2017, 10:01:25 am
Are "adult cereals" anything like "adult films"?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on March 19, 2017, 01:14:42 pm
Are "adult cereals" anything like "adult films"?
No.
Adult cereals are dull by design...

Adult films are dull by misfortune.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: caerau on March 21, 2017, 10:05:19 pm
Are "adult cereals" anything like "adult films"?


Yes, they are shaped appropriately ;)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 26, 2017, 09:42:02 pm
On the back of a Mazda MX5: No hairdressing products left in this car overnight.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Quisling on March 31, 2017, 11:11:01 am
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/432/32570909476_3086bed9e8_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RCbqCL)

EXCHANGE STREET in Aylesbury was at one time similarly tweaked to "SEXCHANGE STREET"

The train ticket machine in Basingstoke irritates me by stating "Finished Printing" and on the same screen "your receipt is being printed".  Make your mind up ::-)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on March 31, 2017, 11:26:05 am
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/432/32570909476_3086bed9e8_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RCbqCL)

EXCHANGE STREET in Aylesbury was at one time similarly tweaked to "SEXCHANGE STREET"

The train ticket machine in Basingstoke irritates me by stating "Finished Printing" and on the same screen "your receipt is being printed".  Make your mind up ::-)

Years ago CANAL STREET here was amended to ANAL TREET.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Basil on March 31, 2017, 11:46:35 am
I think Dogpoo Lane in Brum has been mentioned before.  (Dogpool Lane)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on March 31, 2017, 02:26:23 pm
Years ago CANAL STREET here was amended to ANAL TREET.

I thought that was traditionally the Manchester one?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: orienteer on March 31, 2017, 04:32:08 pm
There are a number of artisan yards running off Uxbridge High Street, one was called Cooks Yard originally. Some years ago a wag painted out part of the 2nd O to make it Cocks Yard. When renewing the signs, Hillingdon Council simply copied this and it has remained Cocks Yard to this day.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Bluebottle on March 31, 2017, 09:49:20 pm
Doesn't Pusey Street in Oxford suffer a similar problem?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Wowbagger on April 25, 2017, 02:02:36 pm
A bit rude to photograph it since it's on school grounds, but

WARNING

THESE GATES MAY OPEN WITHOUT WARNING!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on May 08, 2017, 06:44:23 pm
(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/WP_20170508_12_24_49_Pro_zpshesulxyk.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/WP_20170508_12_24_49_Pro_zpshesulxyk.jpg.html)


Oopps!  still, we might need to know where this is soon. :-[    Its...............................ssshhh!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on May 20, 2017, 09:43:09 pm
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4198/33970017673_3ff530912d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TKPdKT)
IMG_8596_01 (https://flic.kr/p/TKPdKT) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ruthie on May 20, 2017, 09:48:57 pm
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4198/33970017673_3ff530912d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TKPdKT)
IMG_8596_01 (https://flic.kr/p/TKPdKT) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr

That's a great sign! 👍
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on May 28, 2017, 06:27:50 pm
(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/WP_20170528_14_59_16_Pro_zpshqafhfg8.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/WP_20170528_14_59_16_Pro_zpshqafhfg8.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on June 04, 2017, 01:26:59 pm
No extra:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4246/34278891483_edd675ef56_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Ue7hbp)
IMG_8734_01 (https://flic.kr/p/Ue7hbp) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on June 05, 2017, 09:48:44 am
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4249/34299630313_98bb930cc8_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/UfWz7r)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Torslanda on June 05, 2017, 10:00:58 am
Often wonder if the badgers know that they're only at risk over that 2 mile stretch . . .
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Deano on June 11, 2017, 10:59:39 pm
Safety first.

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Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on June 12, 2017, 12:53:34 pm
Often wonder if the badgers know that they're only at risk over that 2 mile stretch . . .
Of course they don't. The sign's in Wales, the badgers all speak Welsh!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: noisycrank on June 14, 2017, 03:55:23 pm
It piqued my curiosity so I googled it and came up with this
https://roadsignsdirect.co.uk/news/here-24859-miles-sign-london-artists-thomson-craighead (https://roadsignsdirect.co.uk/news/here-24859-miles-sign-london-artists-thomson-craighead)

It points North. Its only a few meters above sea level so one pointing east or west would be 24,874 (the equatorial circumference) times the cosine of the latitude (57.149 for that particular sign) about 20,525 miles


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IMG_8596_01 (https://flic.kr/p/TKPdKT) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Thor on June 19, 2017, 09:16:29 pm
(http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj624/markwilson9000/Silly%20Signs/IMG_20170619_133433.jpg) (http://s1271.photobucket.com/user/markwilson9000/media/Silly%20Signs/IMG_20170619_133433.jpg.html)

Bawdy butcher, Chalfont St Giles
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on June 26, 2017, 07:46:20 pm
(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/WP_20170625_18_50_01_Pro_zpsckxnq0tj.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/WP_20170625_18_50_01_Pro_zpsckxnq0tj.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on June 27, 2017, 05:25:49 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DDVtEbhWAAAl7sw.jpg)
From the https://twitter.com/BritishSigns linked to in the percentage road signs thread.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on July 03, 2017, 03:55:34 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4093/35653938136_a4cce08e24_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WjBKDj)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: David Martin on July 03, 2017, 09:41:34 pm
Well spotted. Wrong end sign wrong way up. SHould be in a red circle.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on July 19, 2017, 06:20:28 pm
Nicked from today's Evening Standard:

Sign advising passengers to carry water at all times in flooded Ruislip Manor Station.

(https://static.standard.co.uk/s3fs-public/styles/story_medium/public/thumbnails/image/2017/07/19/11/rhodra-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: orienteer on July 19, 2017, 08:00:36 pm
Like the signs saying dogs must be carried on escalators......
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Tim Hall on July 30, 2017, 03:22:51 pm
Strange...
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/lZGmIgh4HLEuOd-nQhMPvrW7POO1U1i5oNqQlonqYZtT44oZ5eguWyWc68fzLiDI9OrEM6qkkyyuNJxqx6U_4olmglOhJSloumjwXhZfniQLw_vmQYAPcgsM85388PgpAOLzo2uXKdNVW3ubyLgDdDHImwxrtvAuHc2TEIiKN12N2Zg3X5l_oiRENQfzyIQ3iT5Kz1XZTpH6gSZWgANMnUapkVn1LkZHzqkVDHC6Vu2g3-XQ9FqGBsz1IJ4NpK71_MVLTvRWTPkASN1v0FBUomjNwMUeWmdyh4efLKN_g72aH7VeewUsMspvll3tX9Js0BaGMCdjMO5yAOZFSBYDCaThC_QBH7sboLAVWWwgKPIC485EIJBUCaaouZtG5uakc0QPiN-CM-y6yGBgdgegqks86ZjDEX-IG26WigY5jWQIaJrQSOQUiolbuy1mJGTYnukbtY8Uzp-wHxM947EoURTYL2elVSo6MWHdJySW8xCa6gTw5ITTE4cQz40_vlSQw-6Ra2ScdI6PLa4B9ZOhhEeE1Vkhha1rpdMfCgGS2apeuWoFZAiJdEmpQ9SX4dhWJl2JBNxGXBV88TvxvekjK0-nHCvMA84gnx5lyLyFONUetWDLArps0qM4RmDYBLkb8zU1GAiFwmHjoFt5TB_Vacgm6QEAyRywiPptL47hTH7Ptw=w1240-h698-no)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Basil on July 30, 2017, 03:33:00 pm
There was an Indian restaurant near us in Brum that the kids, when they were small, used to call the Balti Bizarre.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: T42 on July 30, 2017, 03:36:57 pm
One for the Spelling that makes me cringe thread.

Meanwhile:

(http://www.pbase.com/image/165926877.jpg)

not to mention a hard hat, ear protectors, a dust mask and a condom.  The wretched thing is a whole 20 cm long and is used - very gently - for flush-cutting things like protruding dowels.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on July 30, 2017, 08:42:46 pm
It looks like a mean bread knife.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: T42 on July 31, 2017, 10:04:23 am
The thought crossed my mind, too.  It's a bit fine-toothed for that, though.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 06, 2017, 08:27:51 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4350/35596218683_3ab9c14f48_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WevVEk)

Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ham on August 07, 2017, 12:57:30 pm
A few nay-sayers might have something to comment on that.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on August 10, 2017, 10:06:14 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4397/35652557254_f40c06f0a0_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WjuFa1)
IMG_9058_01 (https://flic.kr/p/WjuFa1) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr

Time for a body-part related cycle ride?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Andrij on August 11, 2017, 12:46:20 pm
Time for a body-part related cycle ride?

This must be one of the stops:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6193/6115466008_fe991db325_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 11, 2017, 08:23:14 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4441/36109931000_dce77eca8a_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/X1UQrf)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 11, 2017, 08:26:34 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4337/36369327531_79800e5ec0_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XpQiZe)

Not silly, just puzzling that there should be demand for Orthodox prayers in Welsh and German. I wasn't aware those countries had notable Orthodox communities, but evidently they're large enough for some to find their way to Bristol. But then, there's an Indian Orthodox Church (rather different sort of Orthodox I expect) in Pilning, a not particularly large village near the Severn Bridge.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: SteveC on August 11, 2017, 08:48:39 pm
But then, there's an Indian Orthodox Church (rather different sort of Orthodox I expect) in Pilning, a not particularly large village near the Severn Bridge.
Probably not that different.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malankara_Orthodox_Syrian_Church (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malankara_Orthodox_Syrian_Church)
Went to a Russian Orthodox wedding in Bristol once. Wonderful occasion. I assume at the same place.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Basil on August 11, 2017, 11:02:19 pm

Not silly, just puzzling that there should be demand for Orthodox prayers in Welsh and German.

I've occasionally seen what I assume to be an Orthodox type chappie in Llandysul, I don't think he lives here, but it must be nearby.  As the Teifi valley is very Welsh speaking, I guess Orthodox in Cymraeg is a thing.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Paul on August 12, 2017, 12:25:43 am
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4397/35652557254_f40c06f0a0_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WjuFa1)
IMG_9058_01 (https://flic.kr/p/WjuFa1) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr

Time for a body-part related cycle ride?
Is that near Chesterfield? Or Harts?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Andrij on August 12, 2017, 08:54:42 am

Not silly, just puzzling that there should be demand for Orthodox prayers in Welsh and German.

I've occasionally seen what I assume to be an Orthodox type chappie in Llandysul, I don't think he lives here, but it must be nearby.  As the Teifi valley is very Welsh speaking, I guess Orthodox in Cymraeg is a thing.

It would appear that Fr. Vladimir is local. (http://exarchate.org.uk/community-st-celer-plas-geler-llandysul-west-wales)

I thought it might have been someone I was occasionally in contact with, but he is elsewhere in Cymru.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on August 13, 2017, 12:42:32 am
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IMG_9094_01 (https://flic.kr/p/XDZcNi) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 13, 2017, 06:44:10 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4388/36546600045_eb01732f17_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XFuSVT)Teapots to the rescue (https://flic.kr/p/XFuSVT) by Cudzoziemiec (https://www.flickr.com/photos/7832028@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 13, 2017, 06:46:16 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4410/35737265073_980f9fa691_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WrYPQD)Teapot Street (Wylye Valley) (https://flic.kr/p/WrYPQD) by Cudzoziemiec (https://www.flickr.com/photos/7832028@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 02, 2017, 12:21:24 am
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4434/36967910595_1637d0ac3e_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/YjJcST)
P9010221 (https://flic.kr/p/YjJcST) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr

What do you mean, you already live there?  Sod off, Indian bast!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: delthebike on September 09, 2017, 09:23:38 am
Powered by the Snu!

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/617sz3tgwHL._SY355_.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Basil on September 09, 2017, 10:54:14 am
Wouldn't work in Wlaes then.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: SteveC on September 14, 2017, 08:40:08 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4335/37086182091_9ed2260219_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/YvbnSB)IMG_3705 (https://flic.kr/p/YvbnSB)
by Steve Cunio (https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevecunio/), on Flickr
Makes a change from (Wow)badgers
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Feanor on September 14, 2017, 08:53:56 pm
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IMG_9058_01 (https://flic.kr/p/WjuFa1) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr

Time for a body-part related cycle ride?
Is that near Chesterfield? Or Harts?

Neither. It's near Cornhill, between Aberchirder and Portsoy, in Scotlandshire.Banffshire

https://goo.gl/maps/FN6MS3faQWK2

Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Paul on September 14, 2017, 09:08:03 pm
Ah. Thanks.

It seems I've reached a new low in wordplay. My intention was to name places that might be related to the thorax (Cheasterfield, sounds like Hearts). But, as they say: "If you have to explain it..."

Luckily, I know where my coat is.

 :-[
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Luke on September 16, 2017, 06:55:07 am
I've passed this a few times now, yesterday I pulled over and took a photo.

There is another shortly after with the same measurements.  :facepalm:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4378/37075283242_d8dd4124a5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Yudw2q)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/Yudw2q) by Luke Hayes (https://www.flickr.com/photos/60205142@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: nicknack on September 16, 2017, 10:59:54 am
You'd have thought they might have got at least one of the conversions correct.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on September 16, 2017, 03:28:43 pm
The lower one is not far off.
4.9m is 16 feet though.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 20, 2017, 03:38:03 am
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4339/37193535151_8e66f5e4e1_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/YEEAcr)
P9190094 (https://flic.kr/p/YEEAcr) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr

Hume Lake Christian Camps, California
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 20, 2017, 09:27:50 am
It's not clear whether women in bikinis are also required to wear a t-shirt while swimming. Common sense would say not, but as it specifically mentions this for men, it kind of suggests women don't get the swimming exemption, but that seems too silly.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Butterfly on September 20, 2017, 11:06:46 am
It's not clear whether women in bikinis are also required to wear a t-shirt while swimming. Common sense would say not, but as it specifically mentions this for men, it kind of suggests women don't get the swimming exemption, but that seems too silly.
I think it means a bikini should be covered at all times, even in the pool, but a one piece does not require an additional t-shirt.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 25, 2017, 01:36:58 am
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4378/36587262614_abeb4cc96e_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XK6huE)
P9240251 (https://flic.kr/p/XK6huE) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr

Rest area on US-180, New Mexico
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on October 11, 2017, 12:39:13 pm
(http://i1.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/article591643.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/DLdJ0mPXkAA6qaJ.jpg)
From here: http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/bath-councillor-backs-call-minister-596535
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Andrij on October 11, 2017, 01:44:08 pm
That's straight out of an episode of Radio 4's Absolute Power.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on November 04, 2017, 06:33:21 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4561/24314527328_8ba13a696e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/D3AiSq)
IMG_9995_01 (https://flic.kr/p/D3AiSq) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: T42 on November 05, 2017, 09:07:15 am
Glasgow or Norn Iron?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on November 05, 2017, 11:43:18 am
Glesca
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: T42 on November 05, 2017, 12:48:25 pm
Very similar. Norn Iron would have been "6.30 tul 10", though.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on November 05, 2017, 03:18:49 pm
That's probably why I could read it...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: meddyg on November 09, 2017, 07:42:58 am
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4540/38224645856_4bb42ff319_z.jpg)

Tasteful or what ?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: rogerzilla on November 09, 2017, 11:52:30 am
They probably wanted a cross but had even more complaints.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Paul on November 10, 2017, 02:14:12 pm
It's tasteless, but hardly a grave offence.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: SoreTween on November 13, 2017, 07:59:20 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4378/37075283242_d8dd4124a5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Yudw2q)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/Yudw2q) by Luke Hayes (https://www.flickr.com/photos/60205142@N04/), on Flickr
Reminds me of the markings on the back of an ISO container seen recently which I neglected to save a CCTV screenshot of:
    Caution! 2Mtr high
and
    Caution! 6'6" wide
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: rogerzilla on November 16, 2017, 10:17:12 pm
All proper British people mix units.  Fractions like 11/32" are just too hard, so you switch to millimetres when things get too small for inches.  Metres are just French yards.

The one that can catch you out is using lb-ft instead of Nm on a torque wrench; they are close, but not close enough that you won't get in trouble by using the wrong set of numbers.  Oh well, I never wanted that cylinder head anyway.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 17, 2017, 11:09:35 am
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4378/37075283242_d8dd4124a5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Yudw2q)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/Yudw2q) by Luke Hayes (https://www.flickr.com/photos/60205142@N04/), on Flickr
Reminds me of the markings on the back of an ISO container seen recently which I neglected to save a CCTV screenshot of:
    Caution! 2Mtr high
and
    Caution! 6'6" wide
There's a process for displaying the heights of low bridges on road signs. It's not as simple as measuring in inches and converting to centimetres or even vice versa, there's something about making an allowance for road surfaces, rounding down to the nearest whatever and then converting. And the first measurement is presumably metric nowadays so there'll be double conversion. All of which might explain how 2" seems to equal 60cm. Or might not.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: bobb on November 17, 2017, 01:01:59 pm
All proper British people mix units.  Fractions like 11/32" are just too hard, so you switch to millimetres when things get too small for inches.

No you don't - you stop using fractions and start using thou...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Steph on November 17, 2017, 01:09:25 pm
I feel your gauge, bobb...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: bobb on November 17, 2017, 01:13:06 pm
I feel your gauge, bobb...

 :P
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on November 17, 2017, 02:49:50 pm
All proper British people mix units.  Fractions like 11/32" are just too hard, so you switch to millimetres when things get too small for inches.

No you don't - you stop using fractions and start using thou...

Except only oily Brits call them thou.  The entire electronics industry calls them mils.  I blame the USAnians.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: bobb on November 17, 2017, 03:02:58 pm
All proper British people mix units.  Fractions like 11/32" are just too hard, so you switch to millimetres when things get too small for inches.

No you don't - you stop using fractions and start using thou...

Except only oily Brits call them thou.  The entire electronics industry calls them mils.  I blame the USAnians.

I don't know anything about the electonics industry - it just works by magic as far as I can tell. But most American wood and metal workers say thou. Some of them do say mils though, which confused the fuck out of me the first time I heard it!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on November 17, 2017, 03:25:39 pm
Electronics has a thing for doing pin spacing in decimal fractions of an inch, specified in millimetres.  It wasn't so bad when everything was through-hole, because multiples of 0.254mm are messy, but clear.  But as surface-mount components got smaller, people started inventing new - increasingly millimetre-based standards.  And now it's just confusing.  Measure once, check the datasheet three times, send the CAD files off to to the board manufacturer, and discover that *something* doesn't fit in n weeks time because you subconsciously read 'mil' as 'mm'

Enclosures and other aspects of physical design are of course done in metric.  Except by USAnians, no doubt.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hatler on November 18, 2017, 12:55:11 am
Thou up to 1mm.

Millimetres from 1mm up to about an inch.

Inches, feet, yards and miles thereafter.
That's how I work. A product of 1960s and 70s schooling and a dad who was wholly imperial.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Bluebottle on November 18, 2017, 10:37:22 pm
For measurements of things smaller than a thou, I believe the correct unit of measurement is the ba' hair.

For measurements of things smaller than a ba' hair, I believe the correct unit of measurement is the midgies willy.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: bobb on January 16, 2018, 05:22:00 pm
On the subject of conversions and mixing units - this sign has been bugging me for a long time now:

(http://www.zaribor.co.uk/raz/pics/bogsign.jpg)

I need to go back and GPS it to find out which one is correct, as everyone knows that 1/8th of a mile is 201.168 metres - more than double the metreage shown. That's a fairly hefty error....
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: T42 on January 17, 2018, 09:40:54 am
You'd need good bladder pressure, too.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: phantasmagoriana on March 21, 2018, 06:00:11 pm
Sring is my favourite season.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/790/40942825311_db82873b52_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25nYFxe)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on March 21, 2018, 07:27:25 pm
Siring, misspelt.
That makes sense!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mrs Pingu on March 21, 2018, 08:08:59 pm
Never mind all the bollox around detox....
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on April 18, 2018, 07:56:15 pm
Seen on the back of a kevved-up Vauxhall of some description[1]:  "SPEED BUMP?  Please be patient - I'm lowered!"

I think that makes the sign itself technically sensible, but the silliness is in the admission of the ridiculousness of customising a car in order to enhance its suitability for driving like a dick, and then not being able to drive it like a dick.



[1] Bigger than a Corsa, badges lost as part of the kevving-up process.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Arellcat on April 20, 2018, 11:12:25 pm
Seen in various places along the M8 in the vicinity of junction 8, "SIGN NOT IN USE".

So the sign that is ostensibly not in use is in fact in use precisely to tell the reader that it is in fact not in use.  Thank you Transport Scotland, that makes perfect sense.  ???
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on April 20, 2018, 11:16:01 pm
Seen in various places along the M8 in the vicinity of junction 8, "SIGN NOT IN USE".

So the sign that is ostensibly not in use is in fact in use precisely to tell the reader that it is in fact not in use.  Thank you Transport Scotland, that makes perfect sense.  ???

Yes, I saw them and was a bit baffled  ???
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on April 20, 2018, 11:29:07 pm
I've seen that before, and assumed they were testing the sign (or perhaps that's the message the sign displays when it loses comms for whatever reason).

I suppose there's a semantic difference between "SIGN NOT IN USE" and a blank sign that could become important in an emergency situation: eg. if you'd passed a couple of signs saying "SLOW DOWN: ACCIDENT AHEAD" you might assume a blank one meant you'd passed the scene of the accident and that it had all been cleared up.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on April 21, 2018, 12:49:01 pm
In similar vein, the "For X follow Y" signs.  Wouldn't it be cheaper and simpler just to have a sign reading "X ^^^"?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 21, 2018, 08:30:21 pm
In similar vein, the "For X follow Y" signs.  Wouldn't it be cheaper and simpler just to have a sign reading "X ^^^"?
Those seem to be used in three situations: diversions, where following the sign for X will lead to a closed road; where lots of sign-worthy destinations are close together, "For Clever Carl's Crispy Corner follow City Centre"; and symbols, "For rugby follow <rugby ball>".
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on April 22, 2018, 02:59:08 pm
The M25 has had "For Stansted airport follow Harlow" since forever.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Paul on April 22, 2018, 06:23:44 pm
I can’t help finishing “Think Bike, Think Biker” with “Think Bikest”

Might be a TEFL thing.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on May 20, 2018, 06:33:21 pm
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/910/42217911051_58affa24a3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27jDQ78)
IMG_0771_01 (https://flic.kr/p/27jDQ78) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on May 20, 2018, 06:37:23 pm
"SOMEONE'S GETTING MARRIED SO WE'RE OPEN AS USUAL"

Outside the Daily Mail branded Little Shop in Wootton Wawen
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on June 02, 2018, 08:49:06 pm
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1741/41617604595_fec5ef89e2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26pB6UP)
IMG_0841_01 (https://flic.kr/p/26pB6UP) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: MattH on June 02, 2018, 08:58:00 pm
Is the issue the Bees, or that they expect someone to pay £5.50 for John Smiths?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on June 03, 2018, 11:39:15 am
Give it to The Soft Boys:

(https://img.discogs.com/czpzPBasfji5Z7DKzh9HZEE0mZo=/fit-in/600x600/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-692537-1330818579.jpeg.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: spesh on June 04, 2018, 05:57:22 pm
The next addition to Trump's legal team?

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DLjmPqJW4AAOdpP.jpg)

https://twitter.com/ijukes/status/916735686333681664
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: David Martin on June 27, 2018, 11:03:45 pm
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1790/43001270042_4895db10f1_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28vSKrC)Chuckle a little bit. (https://flic.kr/p/28vSKrC) by David Martin (https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidmam/), on Flickr
Another engineering use for duct tape?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: meddyg on June 29, 2018, 01:58:17 pm
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/840/42139519245_e5c27076ef_k.jpg)



unmissable on the Norfolk tourist trail !
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: JStone on July 13, 2018, 06:40:46 pm
Frankley Services, M5

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1787/43386998271_3a95bea028_z.jpg)

1 - excluded middle
2 - cannot vs may not
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on July 13, 2018, 06:59:17 pm
<pedant>
Were the containers impenetrable?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on July 13, 2018, 07:16:05 pm
I didn't realise WHS even sold alcohol.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on July 16, 2018, 05:30:46 pm
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1821/29577629358_86a71d7508_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/M4F5JS)
Fnarr and, moreover, fnarr! (https://flic.kr/p/M4F5JS) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ham on July 16, 2018, 05:32:49 pm
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1821/29577629358_86a71d7508_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/M4F5JS)
Fnarr and, moreover, fnarr! (https://flic.kr/p/M4F5JS) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr
Wow
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on July 17, 2018, 05:35:18 pm
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1821/29577629358_86a71d7508_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/M4F5JS)
Fnarr and, moreover, fnarr! (https://flic.kr/p/M4F5JS) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr
Wow
wowbadgers?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ham on August 14, 2018, 06:01:02 am
WTAF?

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LONUIlvAGTQ/W3JhvRTBk9I/AAAAAAAC0CQ/VzHr5aoTUzkUAfeFxWC-eiy6OZkdaFqfwCKgBGAs/s1600/IMG_20180808_190932.jpg)

Slightly betterer than "Cyclists Dismount" I suppose.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 14, 2018, 10:32:57 am
I've seen that one too (in a different place, obvs). "Live" traffic? A lot of it seems pretty dead!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 14, 2018, 10:36:30 am
I rode past this one yesterday. No photo, sorry, only a Google streetview link:
https://goo.gl/maps/JTJhTiMqPFU2

What's silly about that? It's not the design – it's just that in the other direction, there's no corresponding "give way to oncoming traffic" sign. The buses take up almost the whole road as they swing round the corner.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on August 14, 2018, 11:26:11 am
I've seen that one too (in a different place, obvs). "Live" traffic? A lot of it seems pretty dead!

"Live traffic" seems to be a $kyride-ism.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on August 14, 2018, 12:17:52 pm
I rode past this one yesterday. No photo, sorry, only a Google streetview link:
https://goo.gl/maps/JTJhTiMqPFU2

What's silly about that? It's not the design – it's just that in the other direction, there's no corresponding "give way to oncoming traffic" sign. The buses take up almost the whole road as they swing round the corner.

(Sings)
They come swinging round that corner
They think they're Benny Goodman!

(waits for audience applause not a sossidge)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: matthew on August 14, 2018, 12:41:04 pm
I've seen that one too (in a different place, obvs). "Live" traffic? A lot of it seems pretty dead!

"Live traffic" seems to be a $kyride-ism.

No "Live traffic" or "Live lane" is fairly standard highways engineering language for an operational lane rather than say the hard shoulder or a closed lane for roadworks. However I would say that while that sign makes perfect sense to the engineers and workmen on the site they have not passed it through a plain english or general population filter to take the jargon out.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on August 14, 2018, 01:01:31 pm
I've seen that one too (in a different place, obvs). "Live" traffic? A lot of it seems pretty dead!

"Live traffic" seems to be a $kyride-ism.

No "Live traffic" or "Live lane" is fairly standard highways engineering language for an operational lane rather than say the hard shoulder or a closed lane for roadworks. However I would say that while that sign makes perfect sense to the engineers and workmen on the site they have not passed it through a plain english or general population filter to take the jargon out.

That would explain why the $kyride people use it, given that the event is planned around road closures.  I hadn't come across the term other than having dire warnings (to the effect that the road was about to turn into a pumpkin and I should immediately stop cycling on it to avoid splatty DETH) that used the phrase shouted at me through megaphones.

The implication that cyclists aren't live traffic in the sign Ham posted above probably makes sense in context (I'm imaging some closure to general traffic that cyclists are able to bypass via a shared-use footway or something), but surely "cyclists rejoin carriageway" or "cyclists merge with traffic" would be more standard.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on August 28, 2018, 03:02:24 am
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1845/29377406747_3f59bb8f8c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LKYTwT)
Beware of Cows with Attitude (https://flic.kr/p/LKYTwT) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1844/44313529811_cd6fcd1b6a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2avQqy4)Cringe... (https://flic.kr/p/2avQqy4) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on September 02, 2018, 10:31:54 pm
 ???

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1876/30565484508_204b457c56_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NyY6Ed)
IMG_1771 (https://flic.kr/p/NyY6Ed) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: T42 on September 03, 2018, 09:58:11 am
Wild boar do like to root around in the soft verges of forest roads but I don't think they've been issued spades yet. Wrong kind of verge, too.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 03, 2018, 07:37:51 pm
And a medal?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 06, 2018, 01:55:14 am
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1873/43592841945_46cf4b981a_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29q9Hac)
P9050392 (https://flic.kr/p/29q9Hac) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr

Gophers!  They play golf!!1!  Who knew?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 06, 2018, 01:11:43 pm
More silly/funny names, but:

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1877/42702072730_dfd71312e3_c.jpg)
Hearty Gate on the Somerset Levels

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1876/29573215387_a11685bc3e_c.jpg)
Merryhole Lane near the Severn Bridge

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1866/44461423472_eb58fbe43d_c.jpg)
Bully Hole Bottom in Monmouthshire
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: meddyg on September 08, 2018, 09:21:39 am
???

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1876/30565484508_204b457c56_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NyY6Ed)
IMG_1771 (https://flic.kr/p/NyY6Ed) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr

Boar having trouble with brolly ?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: meddyg on September 08, 2018, 09:23:34 am
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1889/43821532694_5c803db472_k.jpg)


Yes, it is opposite the Beeb in Salford
and yes, the bridge is 3 metres wide !
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: spesh on September 09, 2018, 12:06:47 am
Three words not usually seen together.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DmjVAq9W4AAW0jj.jpg)

https://twitter.com/kirsipiha/status/1038313937295601664
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: meddyg on September 09, 2018, 10:50:06 pm
Three words not usually seen together.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DmjVAq9W4AAW0jj.jpg)

https://twitter.com/kirsipiha/status/1038313937295601664

Yes, the 'Berlin Creative Bureaucracy Festival'

(no wonder the Finns are sniggering).
Wot they mean is 'Innovation for workers in the public sektor' and their website goes there

but whyohwhyohwhy in a country where there's a native English speaker on every corner don't hey just ask instead of being Teutonic?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: meddyg on September 09, 2018, 10:52:06 pm
Oh, dear, Spesh

The webshite is terrible too

https://en.creativebureaucracy.net/ (https://en.creativebureaucracy.net/)

DATE/ TIME: Friday, 7 September 2018, 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm (entrance 11:00 am) 

                       afterwards Fuck-Up Night (end 10:00 pm)

                       Saturday, 8 September 2018, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm (entrance 9:00 am)

                       afterwards Party at the Klunkerkranich (open end)


Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on September 09, 2018, 10:58:21 pm
From which we learn that "The Creative Bureaucracy" is the title of a book (written by a Brit), which puts a somewhat different spin on the above sign.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: spesh on September 09, 2018, 11:09:59 pm
"Creative Bureaucracy" suggests courses in "How to refuse expenses applications via the medium of interpretative dance" or "A beginner's guide to writing letters of notice in acrostic form". :demon:
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 10, 2018, 10:54:55 am
From which we learn that "The Creative Bureaucracy" is the title of a book (written by a Brit), which puts a somewhat different spin on the above sign.
The power of articles. "The creative bureaucracy" is not the same as "creative bureaucracy" (decapitalised because it's not about the book, in either case).
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 19, 2018, 03:09:11 am
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1879/29834800857_3a0266e29b_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Msp9Se)
P9180053 (https://flic.kr/p/Msp9Se) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr

This was certainly effective, as I didn't see anyone loitering from the bridge.  Probably because they didn't know how.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1897/29834856097_623857f3fe_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MsprhD)
P9180057 (https://flic.kr/p/MsprhD) by Mr Larrington (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr_larrington/), on Flickr

Sensible advice, but attains Silliness because of the wasps' nest behind the box containing the register.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: telstarbox on September 20, 2018, 12:43:45 pm
Some naughty people in the Medway area?

https://goo.gl/maps/ZGFQzoAt6NJ2
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on September 20, 2018, 02:50:03 pm
Algorithms innit?
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.4013501,0.5182535,3a,37.5y,90h,90.65t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1swpwbDgJYQXJClEmh4niwaQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.4013501,0.5182535,3a,37.5y,90h,90.65t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1swpwbDgJYQXJClEmh4niwaQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 23, 2018, 08:41:27 pm
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1922/43958775865_352bc4671b_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on September 23, 2018, 08:49:27 pm
Not to be confused with Gay Hill, B38
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on September 25, 2018, 08:10:47 pm
Another one that I'm not sure counts as silly or sensible:  "The only tool left in this van is the driver."
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: T42 on October 07, 2018, 10:37:20 am
Don't swallow the stopper.

(http://www.pbase.com/image/168222414.jpg)

You get extra points for trying, though. It's about an inch across.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: meddyg on October 13, 2018, 09:43:08 pm
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1977/31389008318_eaab3fcee4_k.jpg)

'guards cannot hear'

(I don't think there are any guards)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on October 18, 2018, 10:44:17 am
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1973/44488885425_20e25fab22_c.jpg)

This was in a cafe. A vegan cafe, as it happens. I didn't actually see Charlotte there, but...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 25, 2018, 08:52:32 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4911/46048007901_9daf693d1c_c.jpg)
This is sensible because, well, pedestrian and cyclist route finder, but silly because it doesn't show you where you are.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: MattH on January 06, 2019, 05:58:27 pm
Stayed in a hotel last night - I thought this was an awesome bit of copy checking from someone prior to printing.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7898/32759559368_9d56d60b78_h.jpg)
Other than the obvious, the copyright message also says "(C) (current year)".
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on January 06, 2019, 06:45:55 pm
Basil, you know those new no smoking signs? Have you had a look at what they actually say?
Yes dear. It's in Latin. For all the important guests. The important guests from the Vatican.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Basil on January 06, 2019, 07:37:27 pm
Basil, you know those new no smoking signs? Have you had a look at what they actually say?
Yes dear. It's in Latin. For all the important guests. The important guests from the Vatican.

Me?  ???
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on January 06, 2019, 07:50:30 pm
I was thinking of your namesake in Torquay. Unless Mrs Basil is actually called Sybil.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Basil on January 06, 2019, 08:18:36 pm
Ah.  Carry on.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: orienteer on January 06, 2019, 10:14:47 pm
Sid James?  :demon:
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Basil on January 24, 2019, 05:13:34 pm
An old Welsh favourite

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4807/31921277557_8de0dcdaec_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QCLTGr)
20190124_124426 (https://flic.kr/p/QCLTGr) by Basil W (https://www.flickr.com/photos/153328377@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: T42 on January 25, 2019, 08:51:15 am
Smoking cormorants a predilection du côté de chez toi?

And: there's a line in L.A. Confidential where Kevin Spacey asks a secretary to shag a reverse telephone directory.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on February 03, 2019, 12:21:22 pm
Which way?

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7833/33093589568_977d144b32_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Sqnidu)
IMG_2457_01 (https://flic.kr/p/Sqnidu) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on February 03, 2019, 03:00:42 pm
Which way?

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7833/33093589568_977d144b32_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Sqnidu)
IMG_2457_01 (https://flic.kr/p/Sqnidu) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr

These roadworks sponsored by Sustrans.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Feanor on February 03, 2019, 03:14:33 pm
Which way?

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7833/33093589568_977d144b32_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Sqnidu)
IMG_2457_01 (https://flic.kr/p/Sqnidu) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr

That junction is a bit horrid at the best of times.
I had the misfortune to take a Motor-Car into town yesterday, and that set of roadworks had caused the most monumental gridlock I've ever seen!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on February 05, 2019, 01:15:04 pm
Which way?

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7833/33093589568_977d144b32_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Sqnidu)
IMG_2457_01 (https://flic.kr/p/Sqnidu) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr

That junction is a bit horrid at the best of times.
I had the misfortune to take a Motor-Car into town yesterday, and that set of roadworks had caused the most monumental gridlock I've ever seen!

It was the same on the way home yesterday, Market Street nortbound. Fortunately I was cycling so could just pootle up between the lines of static vehicles.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mrs Pingu on February 05, 2019, 09:12:09 pm
Which way?

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7833/33093589568_977d144b32_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Sqnidu)
IMG_2457_01 (https://flic.kr/p/Sqnidu) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr

That junction is a bit horrid at the best of times.
I had the misfortune to take a Motor-Car into town yesterday, and that set of roadworks had caused the most monumental gridlock I've ever seen!

It was the same on the way home yesterday, Market Street nortbound. Fortunately I was cycling so could just pootle up between the lines of static vehicles.
It took my boss 2 hours to get home past that the other night, a journey of 30 mins for me on the bike (although not on that shitty road). Arf,
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on February 08, 2019, 12:03:06 am
This week in stickers on the back of cars:

"Disco is not dead", sadly not on a clapped-out 90s Land Rover.

"Eat, Sleep, Dressage"  (I'd no idea it was an endurance sport.)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: JStone on February 17, 2019, 06:47:42 pm
Cows move - who knew?

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7883/46212256255_202fac112d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dpBTLT)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: spesh on February 19, 2019, 11:56:51 am
Does the ticket machine only take Descartes?

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DzvvMdCVYAAdf_8.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on March 01, 2019, 09:41:36 pm
Triffids?

(http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/random/2019_03_01_17_13_57.sized.jpg) (http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/random/2019_03_01_17_13_57.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 02, 2019, 05:39:45 pm
Tree of tears.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on April 06, 2019, 12:28:36 pm
"Any golf bought for cash" on a generic commercial unit.

I thought this was one for the grammar thread, until I passed the hedge and saw the several of well-polished Volkswagens parked outside.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on April 09, 2019, 06:11:13 pm
NO AIRBAGS
WE'LL DIE LIKE REAL MEN

On some kind of 90s-looking Volvo, which also appeared to have a two-tone airhorn cable-tied to the roof bar.  Toxic masculinity is weird.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: T42 on April 10, 2019, 08:56:37 am
Hell, if you can't afford a modern car irony is the next best thing.

In the 80s/90s there was a campaign to get more French cars on the road, with "Je roule français" stickers. We saw one very rusty old Peugeot with the back painted blue, white and red bearing the joyous inscription "Je rouille français" (I rust French).
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on April 10, 2019, 12:49:40 pm
See also "Véhicule d'Anges Heureux" spotted on the back of a 2CV longer ago than I like to contemplate.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: The French Tandem on April 10, 2019, 06:52:51 pm
NO AIRBAGS
WE'LL DIE LIKE REAL MEN

On some kind of 90s-looking Volvo, which also appeared to have a two-tone airhorn cable-tied to the roof bar.  Toxic masculinity is weird.

Interesting, when you realize that Volvo was one of the first company to introduce safety devices like seatbelts, airbags, etc., long before those devices became mainstream.

A
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on April 10, 2019, 07:32:19 pm
NO AIRBAGS
WE'LL DIE LIKE REAL MEN

On some kind of 90s-looking Volvo, which also appeared to have a two-tone airhorn cable-tied to the roof bar.  Toxic masculinity is weird.

Interesting, when you realize that Volvo was one of the first company to introduce safety devices like seatbelts, airbags, etc., long before those devices became mainstream.

My thoughts exactly!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Si S on April 11, 2019, 12:58:03 pm
NO AIRBAGS
WE'LL DIE LIKE REAL MEN

On some kind of 90s-looking Volvo, which also appeared to have a two-tone airhorn cable-tied to the roof bar.  Toxic masculinity is weird.

Interesting, when you realize that Volvo was one of the first company to introduce safety devices like seatbelts, airbags, etc., long before those devices became mainstream.

A

and didn't patent them
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on April 21, 2019, 07:49:22 pm
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33783558088_41481a1608_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TtkyPs)
IMG_2632_01 (https://flic.kr/p/TtkyPs) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on April 21, 2019, 09:14:18 pm
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33783558088_41481a1608_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TtkyPs)
IMG_2632_01 (https://flic.kr/p/TtkyPs) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr

Not silly IMHO!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: T42 on April 22, 2019, 07:52:00 am
Bof. One cat more or less, who cares?

(pulls bunker door closed and cowers in a corner.)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on May 16, 2019, 09:20:55 pm
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47075157734_078cb0602e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eHSujA)
IMG_0246_01 (https://flic.kr/p/2eHSujA) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: T42 on May 17, 2019, 08:22:19 am
In that context the traffic lights are pretty silly too.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Basil on June 21, 2019, 02:36:33 pm
Spotted in a pub bog on a recent visit to Brum

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48103017297_55e818affd_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ghGxac)
20190617_210246 (https://flic.kr/p/2ghGxac) by Basil W (https://www.flickr.com/photos/153328377@N08/), on Flickr

Surely 'Hard on' is more normal and, well useful?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on July 01, 2019, 12:06:47 am
Beware of Danny MacAskill.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48162867027_9f13c2dacd_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gnZhp6)
IMG_3355_01 (https://flic.kr/p/2gnZhp6) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Andrij on July 01, 2019, 10:44:03 am
Is that the Dutch word for Scheiße?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: T42 on July 01, 2019, 01:26:25 pm
My favourite line in German was ever "Halt!" rief der Polizist. "Oder ich scheiße!

Goethe, don't y'know.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: road-runner on September 19, 2019, 11:34:52 am
(https://i2-prod.leicestermercury.co.uk/incoming/article3323912.ece/ALTERNATES/s615b/1_Shopper-spots-something-seriously-wrong-with-Wilko-bargain.jpg)

From this (https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/customers-cant-stop-laughing-after-3323923) Leicester Mercury article.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: PaulR on September 19, 2019, 11:43:25 am
If we're including stickers on cars, I was tickled by this one we saw in LA
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/llQRYoZdQQV68agm24XA8Yv3QxgPUNmON1A8SK9v4ObyIyDo83QGoEXjD2zZxXeplue00rAomaZXOs63AS33MA6Emt3kbrwtbQ9Rr5dZbUkYkimOUrhG2f-N0XelgXAKBeue2_1g_EcZFYi22U9iOpemnKpWd-ZYC_o1tFXsdseBKVMKKUSZTzfXLy03NkW1WA8JknH_Q3pO6rVqOsD_hedo-O7CGxG3zd7ZBEEDmE8KxQkoOi7oLNhF3PjXPMhlIxbse_AdVR2p1XjkI2y8CPpbgb6NGutRJDcPM06ZI28U51UEV2pM9Tu3J026GFfzo7BXgXL2ln8645e4mQR3SleV8hlOu-xX3vI9hTEu5cayA1ElzqYp8wlzpPCkJ9gSVBe9dWxhUdrK8k1SDVoOsZaB-0WBrYib9BRXQt9P0hOnqE5htR-FKdGrz9EXzzpLs9ghYDhrRererTJzP3mTbP9fWY4Ftw-NuYgC4DVWWccFBd00OwaQ4ih7Q-QdZr8FzB8bI9qgYBdlZ5C_DaAPPoDe8lfOcK5_fN4wCpmFZMGgWH9zQmBAD6iBpl06P5wsysClxeTMry-sRlOSZqZlRtc_-8o3IHgNrlCd62hdfQBP1D9IP4qVDDXCsgt2DoVeTm9qC1lePIPXzbTz7MUyjDSGKPT3klXMtmZC6BVzKEoDKPZfgd_VVOVTl88YmTh7oHSmji09dFFnpPpdPaaxZPIVcYsvTVV81I3Ntq8DqeoIu-0=w1280-h854-no)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 21, 2019, 06:11:36 pm
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48770286376_25134beacf.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hiEt1u)2019-09-21_05-59-55 (https://flic.kr/p/2hiEt1u) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: ElyDave on September 22, 2019, 10:06:45 am
is that where they're hiding the plans for the next hyperspace bypass?
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mrs Pingu on September 22, 2019, 07:38:56 pm
 ;D
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on September 22, 2019, 11:23:07 pm
There's an upside-down speed camera sign on the A435.  I found it strangely discombobulating.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on September 29, 2019, 05:34:46 pm
(http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/random/2019_09_28_11_07_56.sized.jpg)

Silliness ensured by the absence of a box of tissues, a nearby bin or indeed a sink.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on October 01, 2019, 03:53:29 pm
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48826962376_2d3d5336ef_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hoEWNU)IMG_0910 (https://flic.kr/p/2hoEWNU) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: hellymedic on October 02, 2019, 12:14:37 am
There's a badly-named business thread elsewhere on yacf...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: woollypigs on October 02, 2019, 07:22:59 am
But but but this isn't a badly-named business
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: road-runner on October 23, 2019, 08:24:01 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/bpYjykb.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on January 26, 2020, 07:06:11 pm
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49445251097_798a5c6b22_w.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ikiQvg)
IMG_5373_00 (https://flic.kr/p/2ikiQvg) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: ian on January 27, 2020, 09:41:20 am
A colleague and I arrived in Joburg once and the driver at the airport was holding a sign aloft that said EMMA PENIS (for her actual surname, think 'the menace.')

Obviously thereafter she was called Ms Penis (pronounced Pen-iss).
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Bluebottle on February 03, 2020, 10:38:25 pm
That name would be especially unfortunate in Dundee where the local accent lends new meanings to the foreskinname. "Ehm a" being the local lingo for "I am a" We had a kid at our school called Emma Goodfellow. When her name was read out at registration, there was oft the response, "Eh. So um eh".

Michty!
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on February 10, 2020, 12:06:29 am
Didn't have time for a photo, but an official looking "Do not leave horse manure here" sign on a roadside electrical cabinet with Severn Trent Water branding and contact details.

I assume there's a story to that oddly-specific instruction.  Presumably involving somebody (who?  why???) using the adjoining concrete platform as a convenient (?) place to store manure, to the frustration of some long-suffering engineers who required access to the water-related infrastructure beneath.

ETA: Found it. (https://goo.gl/maps/rWHZwEutkMMmSqHa9)  No sign, but possible evidence of poo on the concrete?  It's a sewage pumping station, ironically.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: road-runner on February 21, 2020, 05:01:03 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/9eWIb4y.jpg)

Hollywood Burbank Aiport, AKA Bob Hope Airport.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: road-runner on April 16, 2020, 10:32:38 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ESbCy6zWAAEhwCq?format=jpg&name=small)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Feanor on April 16, 2020, 10:41:08 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ESbCy6zWAAEhwCq?format=jpg&name=small)

That's going to be a bit scratchy.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Kim on April 16, 2020, 11:27:35 pm
A large banner declaring wasps to be unwelcome in $postcode.

(http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/cycling/2020_04_22_15_25_58.sized.jpg)

Seems like a Hippy Rimmer approach to pest control   ???

(http://reddwarfquotes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/give-quiche-a-chance.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: meddyg on June 07, 2020, 09:52:55 pm
(https://images.ladbible.com/resize?type=jpeg&url=http://beta.ems.ladbiblegroup.com/s3/content/06c319825edb877c2613e3fda5649502.png&quality=70&width=720&aspectratio=16:9)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Salvatore on June 08, 2020, 02:17:36 pm
Beware of Danny MacAskill.

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IMG_3355_01 (https://flic.kr/p/2gnZhp6) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr

It's just occurred to me, pingu, that the list time I saw you on a bike* you were performing that very manoeuvre, having hit some Schienen.

* You later waved to us from the back of Lars' and Monica's car.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: meddyg on June 08, 2020, 06:05:16 pm

(https://www.bristol247.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Pubic-spaces-Bristol.jpg)
https://www.bristol247.com/news-and-features/news/help-us-make-your-pubic-spaces-safe/
for those of you who don't necessarily get to other parts of the Forum, I've brought this here
with acknowledgment to Cudzoziemiec !
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on June 08, 2020, 10:08:40 pm
Beware of Danny MacAskill.

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IMG_3355_01 (https://flic.kr/p/2gnZhp6) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr

It's just occurred to me, pingu, that the list time I saw you on a bike* you were performing that very manoeuvre, having hit some Schienen.

* You later waved to us from the back of Lars' and Monica's car.

Arf  :) Almost 10 years ago  :-[
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: meddyg on June 14, 2020, 09:03:59 pm
(https://i0.wp.com/www.auntiehelen.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/082E4D64-E2BB-4FC6-BC49-2239EF24A70D.jpeg?resize=576%2C1024&ssl=1)



Harsh but fair, I should say....

acknowledging Auntie Helen's tour
https://www.auntiehelen.co.uk/kylltal-mosel-day-5/ (https://www.auntiehelen.co.uk/kylltal-mosel-day-5/)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Mr Larrington on June 15, 2020, 03:03:06 pm
Mildly disappointed that it doesn't use the word polizeilich.  At no time in German history has it every been suggested that this translates to "politely".
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Auntie Helen on June 15, 2020, 03:36:07 pm
Private land so I don’t know what the Polizei could actually do!

Saw another no drone sign today in Berlin.  Seems it is a thing in Germany.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ashaman42 on June 15, 2020, 08:14:37 pm
Saw a sign earlier as I rode into Ripe.

A bike symbol with "Quiet please, this is a residential area" underneath.


Because bikes are so much louder than cars and vans...
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Davef on June 15, 2020, 09:39:36 pm
I think they were looking for the word “prosecuted” rather than “persecuted”.

According to the online dictionary persecute is to subject someone to hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of their race or political or religious beliefs.


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Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: meddyg on June 19, 2020, 08:07:18 am
Turns out that the word 'verfolgen' translates both 'prosecute' and 'persecute' in German.
- So they might have difficulty with this nuance - depends who you get to do your signwriting.

'Folgen' would be 'follow'
'verfolgen' pursue, trace, track
'strafrechtlich verfolgen' - to pursue with punishment in mind


so not just another bad Google translate !
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: road-runner on June 24, 2020, 03:14:40 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/eyU57UE.jpg)

A salon for dogs called kitty.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Auntie Helen on July 12, 2020, 12:10:03 pm
(http://www.auntiehelen.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/img_1987.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Davef on July 12, 2020, 04:34:25 pm
Probably already been posted but made me laugh(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200712/dbdefa22c7e8467d6582a857227d2791.jpg)


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Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Davef on July 12, 2020, 04:39:18 pm
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Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Wobbly John on August 01, 2020, 01:25:43 pm
Silly to leave the sign in the undergrowth on the border of a field the farmer has to cut to see where to drive the combine into the field...

(https://i.ibb.co/zQwYW8P/sign.jpg)
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: ElyDave on August 01, 2020, 02:51:54 pm
I pointed that one out to Mrs ED this morning  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Wobbly John on August 01, 2020, 05:26:04 pm
I don’t think my son-inl-law did as much damage as he mowed it last year. He had a few days off this year and one of the others did it.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: spesh on September 25, 2020, 03:42:03 pm
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eis6fplWoAIaD4J?format=jpg&name=900x900)

Via: https://twitter.com/gwenofmonmouth/status/1309204434707197952
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: fimm on September 25, 2020, 05:38:16 pm
(http://www.auntiehelen.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/img_1987.jpg)
There's a Wank Mountain near Garmisch-Partenkirchen. You can go up it on the Wankbahn.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Ham on September 25, 2020, 06:45:52 pm

There's a Wank Mountain near Garmisch-Partenkirchen. You can go up it on the Wankbahn.

That's a coincidence, there's a Wank Mountain in Westminster, too.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Jurek on September 25, 2020, 07:38:10 pm

There's a Wank Mountain near Garmisch-Partenkirchen. You can go up it on the Wankbahn.

That's a coincidence, there's a Wank Mountain in Westminster, too.
An accurate observation.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: T42 on October 05, 2020, 05:22:18 pm
Our local Aldi has an A4 sheet of info about Covid-19 precautions taped to the main entrance door.  Before you get close enough to read anything bar the title, the door-opener triggers and the sheet is whisked away out of sight.
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Pingu on November 28, 2020, 12:01:35 am
I think they should install pedestrian speed cameras.

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IMG_7128_01 (https://flic.kr/p/2kb81D3) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: Salvatore on November 28, 2020, 03:56:20 pm

There's a Wank Mountain near Garmisch-Partenkirchen. You can go up it on the Wankbahn.

In the same neck of the woods - no more Fucking.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/26/fugging-hell-tired-of-mockery-austrian-village-changes-name
Title: Re: Silly signs
Post by: The French Tandem on November 28, 2020, 08:23:53 pm
In the same neck of the woods - no more Fucking.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/26/fugging-hell-tired-of-mockery-austrian-village-changes-name

That's a shame. They should better try to get their village twinned with Montcuq (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montcuq), because
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