19 Unfortunate or Funny Signs from around the World ...


Funny signs appear all over the world.

From spelling mistakes, mistranslations and poor grammar to deliberate jokey ones, funny signs permeate all aspects of our life, from grocery shopping to going to the bathroom to our daily commute.

Here’s a selection that touched my funny bone.

1. Stop (literally)

Stop (literally)

A stop sign by itself doesn’t qualify as one of the funny signs in any language but in this case, it is the four signs underneath that say the driver cannot go forwards, back, left or right.

Not only do you have to stop but you also can’t go anywhere if you were allowed to – hmm, confusing!

2. When You Are Ready Tiger

When You Are Ready Tiger

This is a funny poster for the fact that it causes men in pickup trucks to crash.

If that is not great advertising then who knows what is.

3. Not Good Enough to Be Eaten by Animals

Not Good Enough to Be Eaten by Animals

We know that humans can often be unkind to animals – we ruin their habitats, steal their fur and eat them, but never did I imagine that one of the funny signs that I would find would tell me that humans are bad for an animal’s digestion.

4. Sound Advice

Sound Advice

What’s the purpose of a sign?

To provide information, direction, to give a warning or to offer some advice.

Good advice is good advice, as this sign shows.

5. Texting Whilst Driving Kills

Texting Whilst Driving Kills

It would be a great sign if it were not for the sub line that says, “for more driving tips, text 'SAFETY' to 79191.”

6. Revenge


They say that revenge is a dish best served cold.

I’m not sure where it says post it on a huge bright yellow sign and stand it in your garden for the world to see.

If you don’t mind airing your dirty laundry in public, I guess erecting funny signs is one way to hit back.2

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