Monday, April 17, 2006

Poor unloved little thing ...

Not only does no one love it enough to adopt it, the poor thing has an identity crisis: Is it a Road? Is it a Lane?

[Stamford, UK 15 April 2006]

I know this is not a sign but ...

Why are there FIVE holes in these ancient stocks? Don't legs come in pairs?

[Spotted under the Buttercross at Oakham, 16 April 2006]

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Provisions for the after-life?

[The second of Krista's African collection.]

Well the sign certainly is ...

Not the most compelling advert on the planet.

[Sent in by Krista who says " collecting interesting/funny signs has been one of my on-going personal projects since I arrived [in Africa]."]

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Not ANOTHER health warning!

In order to protect us from ourselves, the government will no doubt decree that all songs mentioning Love are, henceforth, banned.

[But perhaps it only applies in Harihareshwar, India where Prasad found this sign for sale.]

Someone is having a laugh.

It appears to be for real, but must be a gag, read the small print.

[Another Emily Harte 'catch']

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]

Reassured, they drove on ...

What a comforting thought! Can't see any cellphone towers on the horizon either!

[Nevertheless, Emily Harte made it safely back to share this with us.]

Sunday, April 09, 2006

I'm gonna get me some of this ....

I wonder how much this 'cut price cash' costs? Unfortunately the shop was closed but if you happen to be driving along the A4 near Halfway (yes, that is the name of the place) then do stop by and grab a bargain.

Answers on a postcard, please.

The first ever SillySigns competition. Post your answers here with the chance of fame and glory. One day I may declare someone the arbitrary winner.

The question: What is this sign trying to say?

[Spotted by Prasad Ramamurthy who, as in all good competitions, is ineligible along with his family, relatives, employees, employers, school-friends, pets, advertising agents, laywers etc etc.]

Saturday, April 08, 2006

First no skating, and now THIS!

As Liza Passanisi (who sent this one) says "I really don't know what to say."

But hey! It was seen in Tasmania .....

[Bruny Island, Tasmania, Australia]

I'm seeing a pattern here ....

Is there something going on in the good ol' US of A that the rest of us need to "worry" about? (See Jan 27 post)

[Spotted in Indiana and contributed by Adam Diehl]

Friday, April 07, 2006

How will the faithful ever learn?

Thanks to Kristin.
[Spotted on the wall of the Chapel in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jerusalem]

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Others will be towed!

If there was a SillySigns "Sign of the Day" prize this would win it. Unbelievable!

[Thanks to Emily Harte]

(come back, she has more ....)

This is no time for confusion

It's an emergency! Quick, quick, what are we supposed to do? Run towards each other or in opposite directions?

[Fire exit sign where I work - London, UK]

Wednesday, April 05, 2006


Since I put an email address on this site I have been inundated with "419 scam" emails so I presume they are harvesting addresses. In an attempt to confuse the automatic systems I am posting the address in a different form and will see if I can use this post as a source for a link in the side bar.
As you can see, I succeeded. Wasn't too hard even with my limited HTML skills.

Monday, April 03, 2006

OK, who forgot to tell the birds?

[Spotted in Florida by eagle-eyed Alex]

Is that the best they can say about it?

Still, I wouldn't want them kept in my hometown either!

[Spotted and submitted by Clare Beaumont]

And, before I get flamed: Vancouver is a great city, I enjoyed my time there.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

I have heard of skate bowls but this is ridiculous!

Who would want to go roller-blading in a toilet anyway?

Could you use a U-bend as a half-pipe?

[Faversham, UK - April 2006]

I never saw the sign officer, honest I didn't

That is no excuse for speeding, sonny!

[Sandwich - April 2006]

Brazen hussies

The cheek of it! Advertising on the front gate!

Spotted by Kevin in Salisbury

OK, so that's left for Texas, right?

I'm glad we cleared that up!

Contributed by Sharon, Mar 2006