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Bill Markwick
04-10-2006, 04:14 PM
Store signs have a language all their own ("sign language"). For instance, they sprinkle quote marks everywhere but in the right place and think that the plural takes an apostrophe. But that's another story. These are a few goofy Toronto signs.

http://img353.imageshack.us/img353/9434/allday821el.jpg

It's a short day at this restaurant.


http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/2526/pornbat823ws.jpg

Note that this porn theater has rented their original box office to a Korean dress shop, which apparently doesn't mind the sleaze. Note that the sign on the right says that the theater also sells car batteries. Now that's what I call full-service porn.


http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/5725/trsoup84dn.jpg

This is obviously a restaurant that's serious about its soup. As for its English, well...


http://img353.imageshack.us/img353/7339/dummy87fq.jpg

My exact sentiments about most cell phone users.


http://img353.imageshack.us/img353/3324/wiener80mv.jpg

I never sausage a name!


http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/4661/sick81zw.jpg

Not a store sign, but sort of a sign on a store. If we give him recognition, will he stop vandalizing people's walls? Will he put the apostrophe back into "I'm"? Will he allow
more space for that last line?

Regards,
Bill :p
Panasonic FZ20

American Nomad
04-11-2006, 12:53 AM
Those are great Bill!!! How much soup do you think they really sell!?
I'm glad to see this thread. I have one but didn't know where to put it.
I would say that this would happen only in America but these days I'm not so sure! Taken at the entrance to Chinatown in Washington DC.

avi777
04-11-2006, 02:13 AM
Nice. Am still wondering bout the home hardware store though

Glenn Kennedy
04-11-2006, 11:48 AM
avi777,

I guess, like me, you are not American. A Wiener is a type of sausage (strictly speaking from Vienna - Wien in German). In the USA, I think it's a pretty general term for any sort of pork sausage. The humour is not in Bill's photo - but in the caption - a bit of English word play.

Substitute the same sounding phrase "saw such" for "sausage" in the caption of a store named "Wieners" and you're there.

If you are a Yank, living in India and you do know what a Wiener is- then just think of me as a fool. My family do... why should you be any different?

avi777
04-11-2006, 10:27 PM
LOL, I guess everybody knows what a wiener is.

penz
04-12-2006, 12:33 PM
Here are two from Amsterdam that I think are funny to most every one.

http://penz-world.com/DSCF0157%20(Small).JPG

http://penz-world.com/DSCF0159%20(Medium).JPG

Prospero
04-12-2006, 01:21 PM
Here are two from Amsterdam that I think are funny to most every one.

Penz, you have posted some nice pictures reinforcing the excellent reputation of my country when it comes down to drugs...:rolleyes:
Funny pictures.

Here's a picture I took in Rome last year:

Prospero
04-12-2006, 01:24 PM
Here's another one:

sw2cam
04-13-2006, 06:40 PM
I liked this sign, can't say the same for the food.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y11/SW2CAM/Signs0014b.jpg

bmxcj3
04-14-2006, 04:13 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v629/cjstedman/real%20photos/8f18ab02.gif

Chilious
04-17-2006, 06:13 PM
Here's a sign from downtown Oklahoma City.
http://rsm.smugmug.com/photos/64111732-M.jpg

penz
04-18-2006, 06:33 AM
Man I wish I was back in Oklahoma right now!! I started my bachelor party in the Bricktown Hooters. By the end of the night I was the designated driver. That's life.

Chilious
04-18-2006, 08:55 PM
Here's another one, this time from Chicago.
http://rsm.smugmug.com/photos/43895561-M.jpg

Chilious
04-18-2006, 09:05 PM
Downtown Chicago. This isn't a store sign, but I like it. Maybe because I'm a Romanian also...;)
http://rsm.smugmug.com/photos/43895563-M.jpg

I just realized that this is my 100th post :D .

Bullitt
04-20-2006, 11:48 PM
I found this a little amusing...

Glenn Kennedy
04-22-2006, 07:34 AM
Bullitt.. Proof that the camera (even a digital one) never lies !!

snap
04-22-2006, 08:50 AM
Hmmm. Is this a room with men barbers, a room where men get a haircut, or a room where men barbers cut mens' hair?

JTL
04-22-2006, 09:17 AM
Hmmm. Is this a room with men barbers, a room where men get a haircut, or a room where men barbers cut mens' hair?LOL...

Here's another funny one (to me, at least).

It's a "Kingdom"! :D A sovereign sausage state in the middle of Lambert airport?

I went up to the counter and requested an audience with His Majesty, the sausage king. I should have taken a picture of the way they looked at me...

http://JTL.smugmug.com/photos/65663684-M.jpg

toriaj
04-22-2006, 05:12 PM
LOL...

Here's another funny one (to me, at least).

It's a "Kingdom"! :D A sovereign sausage state in the middle of Lambert airport?



Was funny to me, too. I laughed right out loud (for real)

T06
04-22-2006, 06:27 PM
Thought it to be a cracker.

bvsciguy
04-23-2006, 07:53 PM
http://static.flickr.com/55/133869421_33198e7883.jpg

toriaj
07-02-2006, 10:14 PM
Typical of Evanston, WY, USA. Family entertainment wouldn't be complete without the drive-up liquor!
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American Nomad
07-19-2006, 09:48 PM
In the French Quarter in New Orleans.

mumbles420
06-28-2007, 01:46 AM
Not quite a "store" sign but a sign nonetheless:

http://fc04.deviantart.com/fs14/f/2007/054/6/b/Entered_Unlawfully_by_AlwaysThinkingPhoto.jpg