Friday, July 11, 2008

Frivolous Friday!!!

Hey! It's 'Frivolous Friday' again. For those of you new to my blog, that's when I post pictures of mindless road signs that challenge the notion that everyone has a brain. Today I found some really intruiging photos to share with you. I hope your day picks up from this point forward.

I'm not sure about you, but a sense of decency prevents me from using this drycleaner. Besides, I'm married and am certainly not looking for any sort of 'attention.' Seriously though, I wonder if someone for whom English is a second language had a hand in the wording of this sign.

All I have to say about this photo is: What??? I might have a poor sense of direction but I definetely know my right from my left thank you very much.

In the photo below, the 'red tape' of small town bureaucracy becomes patently obvious. Evidently the town council couldn't decide on what to do so they settled for both options: "This way to the toilet, but stay in your car please!?!" Oh well, let's just hope you can hold it till the next rest stop. Have a fabulous and frivolous weekend.


Anonymous said...

I never tire of the amusement to be had from people who don't know how to use the English language properly! For some of the oddities to be found in Japan check out this site:

I need to start making my own collection one of these days!

Joseph said...

Thanks for the link Kamsin, I'll be sure to check it out. There's no time quite like the present to begin your own 'odd signs collection'

Ms Harkins said...


I enjoyed this post a lot, and yes, even English being my 3rd language I could understand them fully (and had a good laugh here).

One thing I learned as a teacher and a person that works with language: I never laugh at other people´s misusage of it.