Monday, April 10, 2006

Big Brother is watching, maybe ...

But only if they trespass while we're watching.

Perhaps they meant to say, "This area is now under surveillance. From time to time trespassers will be prosecuted."

[Sent in by Tanya Giannelia who spotted it on Duckworth Street, St. John's, Newfoundland]

16 comments:

Jenni said...

Hehehe, it could only be British... I love this country.

Ashleigh said...

I got a good laugh out of this one!

Marjorie said...

o damn what a brilliant site! this one will stay a favorite...great Idea boy! <3

Peter Matthes said...

Either way, it's a pretty weak threat.

I like "Trespassers will be shot on site ... and then prosecuted!"

Son of Adam said...

Here are some signs my friends and I have spotted and wished we had a camera:

Spotted in a toilet of a London office:
TOILET OUT OF ORDER. PLEASE USE FLOOR BELOW

In a Laundromat:
AUTOMATIC WASHING MACHINES: PLEASE REMOVE ALL YOUR CLOTHES WHEN THE LIGHT GOES OUT

In a London department store:
BARGAIN BASEMENT UPSTAIRS

In an office:
WOULD THE PERSON WHO TOOK THE STEP LADDER YESTERDAY PLEASE BRING IT BACK OR FURTHER STEPS WILL BE TAKEN

In an office:
AFTER TEA BREAK STAFF SHOULD EMPTY THE TEAPOT AND STAND UPSIDE DOWN ON THE DRAINING BOARD

Outside a secondhand shop:
WE EXCHANGE ANYTHING - BICYCLES, WASHING MACHINES, ETC. WHY NOT BRING YOUR WIFE ALONG AND GET A WONDERFUL BARGAIN?

Notice in health food shop window:
CLOSED DUE TO ILLNESS

Spotted in a safari park:
ELEPHANTS PLEASE STAY IN YOUR CAR

Notice in a farmer's field:
THE FARMER ALLOWS WALKERS TO CROSS THE FIELD FOR FREE, BUT THE BULL CHARGES.

Message on a leaflet:
IF YOU CANNOT READ, THIS LEAFLET WILL TELL YOU HOW TO GET LESSONS

On a repair shop door:
WE CAN REPAIR ANYTHING. (PLEASE KNOCK HARD ON THE DOOR - THE BELL DOESN'T WORK)

Your site has brought back so many wonderful memeories. Thank you.

amy said...

Too Funny!

amy said...

Too Funny!

Andy said...

Hilarious! Great observations, and even better insight.

AKH said...

Great Blog.

Audi said...

I recently found your site and love it. It gives me a chuckle and a what were they thinking everytime I visit. I see signs around the city I live in that make me wonder also. I now have to remember where I saw them all and send them into you. Keep up the good work!!!!

Alex said...

From time to time? :)

Why even bother saying that?

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jules said...

Trespassers MIGHT be prosecuted.....

fuerza de voluntad said...

ya que tu blog es uno de los mas importantes te pido hables tambien en espaƱol y que veas mi blog que ayuda mucha gente
gracias sillysigns

Ninja_monkey said...

Conversational warnings. Can't beat'em.

I have a sign for you that I found funny. How do I get it to you?

Murray said...

According to BabelFish this means something like, "Since your blog is one of but the important ones I ask that you also post in Spanish and that you visit my blog that helps many people. Thanks, Sillysigns."

Gratified as I am to think that this is one of the most important blogs, learning Spanish to blog-post level is a stretch too far. So, sorry, but you are stuck with English.