Hilarious Signs

Aug 31, 2021James Montalvo

Can we agree that signs are helpful, yes? Generally, they are. Though thanks to the internet, we know better. Some signs out there, despite their noblest of intentions, end up getting you wondering what you just read instead. We tracked down some of the silliest signs people have caught on camera for a good laugh. Have you seen any of these before?

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WE CAN SEE THE ROCK JUST FINE

Signs are usually used to give directions, or point out things that you're looking for. This sign at a strip mall parking lot seems to point out the obvious, no? That big rock below is definitely not hard to miss, so why put the sign there? Maybe its to give folks a good laugh before heading into their mall so they'd spend more money. 

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NEVER ASSUME, JUST WASH

In the last decade, the progressive nature of our society has lead to a lot of confusing moments. Take for example how people are identifying themselves as these days. There are so many ways to do so, there are so many labels. This store didn't want to get caught up in all that and just wanted to remind everyone to wash their hands! Priorities.

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SOME PEOPLE GO TO GREAT LENGTHS TO STAY DRY

Have you ever stepped into a restroom and walk into someone drying their something other than their hands at the hand dryer? This place has most likely seen its fair share of hand dryer hoggers and got sick of it. True enough, you'll never know the lengths people will go to dry themselves off. 

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BUT SPORTS

Here's a makeshift sign that's just utterly confusing. In the photo, we can see several volleyball teams practicing in their gym. But on the net, it says no ball-handling here. Probably a joke against guys, right? Cause the girl's volleyball teams to have the gym right now so no boys allowed? Is that it? 

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WHEN THE PARK GETS CREATIVE

Today, the world is in a unique situation. Lots of countries have seemingly flattened the curve and are now just waiting for the cure to finally be ready. However, we must practice social distancing. This park in Australia has a pretty unique way of reminding people to do so. Kangaroo for scale.

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WORDPLAY

Word signs are often used to remind folks that a deal or promotion is going on, but when there aren't any to talk about you still have to make use of them. So why not get creative and give passers-by a laugh. This is a great example of simple, sarcastic, and creative humor and wordplay. 

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WHAT'S THE POINT

Plushies come in all shapes and sizes. They're soft, fluffy, and adorable things made for hugging, cuddling, and giving folks butterflies in their stomachs. It's totally understandable that when you're out shopping for one you're gonna want to feel them out before paying for them right? So what's up with this sign!?

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READ IT AGAIN

Okay, we understand that public bathrooms can get really dirty. With the many hundreds or thousands of people that go through it in a day. Things can get messy. It all starts at the door, right? Well, this public bathroom tried to introduce another, less direct way of opening the door. Unfortunately, they may have had a logic slip up.

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DO YOU HAVE YOURS ON?

Again, to protect yourself and the other around you, wearing a face mask is important! Especially when you're out in public or an enclosed space. This sign had very noble intentions. It just wanted to remind folks to wear them. But of course, it's here because the words just fall short. Remember, wear your face. lol

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FOUND IN CANADA

We're sure that you've come across a random classified ad posted somewhere around town at least once, right? Well, how about one that's self-promoting a brief weekend of companionship from a wealthy individual? Not gonna lie, this took massive confidence if this one is real. After all, you miss every shot you don't take. 

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CONTRADICTIONS EVERYWHERE

Nothing's funnier than seeing two signs that contradict each other situated one after the other. Walking passed these signs will get you wondering what people are thinking these days. They didn't even bother covering the other sign temporarily. Oh humanity, never change.

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HOW BIG IS TEXAS? TOO BIG

Some people say that the state of Texas is like a country in itself. It's so big that everything in the state is big. Supersized cars, ranches, and food. So when this guy saw a sign to that said how far El Paso would be, he thought of making a little adjustment to make it more accurate. So, if you're ever thinking of driving over there, better pack overnight clothes.

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WHERE DOES THIS HAPPEN?

We've heard of no skating, crossing, touching, or running signs before but we've never seen one like this. Where in the world would this even apply to? Are there places in the world with giant fish just popping up left and right? Regardless, we present to you a sign that clearly looks like its saying "no climbing on the giant fish."

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WE GET IT, BUT DO WE REALLY?

If you own a car then you've got to know the different parts of the car. Let's start with the basics, you have the rear of the car often call the tail. That means the front is also referred to as the nose! So, despite us getting what this sign is trying to say, the person who made this probably doesn't own a car.

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YOU HAD ONE JOB

Labels are important. Get them wrong you're going to get a whole lot of people confused. In this case, an immeasurable number of people probably had a good laugh while picking up a box of blueberries at the grocery store. The person who printed this had one job. It's even written properly on the box. 

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HONESTY IS REFRESHING

There are hundreds if not thousands of ads around the world claiming to be the number one at whatever product or service that they're promoting. Do we really believe them? Not really, but we sill buy them. This ice cream shop decided to be brutally honest with his sign. This fresh dose of honesty and humor must've gotten him more than a few sales!

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WHEN TWO SIGNS JUST WORK

Be it unintentional or not, the person who decided to put these two signs together definitely ended up injecting some humor into the daily lives of the folks passing these by. We don't need to point it out, but we will. There's a dead-end at the end of this road, which leads to a cemetery, where dead folks are. Brilliant!

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THAT'LL WORK!

Do you own property? If you do, then you know all too well how infuriating it must feel when you find out that random people have been using your land as a public toilet. Hence the no urinating sign. Though this homeowner made it a little more clear what he or she'll do if she catches any offenders. That'll keep them away!

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HISTORICAL, NOT!

Statues and historical sites usually have plaques of metal or marble that have the details of the place or whatever historical event that took place there on them. They serve as a landmark and way of educating visitors about the importance of the place or piece. This plaque on the wall wanted to poke fun at people. It's just brilliant.

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HAVING FUN WITH NAMES

With all the different languages in the world, it's no surprise that some words in one language mean something totally different in another. That's where the beauty of wordplay humor comes into play. Here we see a sign that's just pointing to a regular place to folks from whichever this country is. Though to the rest of the world, there's probably a really evil orb 4 kilometers away. Be warned.

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NOBLE MESSAGE, BUT ODDLY TERRIFYING

Here's another sign with a very noble message. It's simply just asking folks to wear face masks during these trying times. Unfortunately for the sign, and fortunately for us, whoever designed this didn't double-check what his image looks like from a different perspective. Are we monsters? Yeah, we probably are.

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DON'T BE OFFENDED, OR?

Don't you just love it when bathroom signs get creative? Here we have a sign that doubles as a men's toilet/handicapped access toilet sign. However, there's a hidden message on that sign. Do you get it? The shape used to illustrate the man's head is a capital D. Hmm, I wonder what that means?

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THE CAMPSITE HAS A MESSAGE

Hiking is a great recreational activity. Nature is amazing and has so much that can take your breath away. But if you wanna go hiking, you have to make sure that you've got everything you need. Especially water. This base camp or hiking trail has a creative sign that hopes to ensure that its visitors don't forget to hydrate! 

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IT'S BEEN USED FOR THAT?

You've seen a soda machine, right? Have you ever seen anyone use the machine for anything other than getting drinks or ice? Hopefully, you haven't. Although, it seems clear from the sign that someone out there has at least once used a soda machine to wash their hands. But why?

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IT'S BEEN A WHILE

Have you ever had that feeling of time going by really slow? Of course, you have! Everyone has. Minutes can feel like hours, days feel like weeks, and so on. As terrible as it may feel, sometime you really just have to roll with it. Better yet, make light of it to brighten up your day or other people's days. 

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JUST DOING WHAT IT SAYS!

Some signs just seem pointless, or are they? Here we have a perfect example of how great it is to see something funny randomly placed somewhere you least expect it. There's no doubt that this post brightened more than a few peoples' days. If you stumble on to one, better do what it says!

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BRAKING SAVES LIVES!

It goes without saying that driving past roadkill isn't a pretty sight. It's really important to be conscious of whatever is crossing the road while you're driving. It doesn't matter if its a dog, cat, deer, chicken, or even snakes! This dirt road in Colorado has made it very clear that snakes matter too! Remember, whenever you're off-road break for snakes!

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WHEN ROAD SIGNS ARE CONFUSED

Road signs are important. They help maintain order and guide drivers to where they need to go. But what happens when road signs don't know what they're trying say. Here is a set of utterly confusing road signs. The more you look at it, the worse it gets. Try it for yourself and see if you can figure out what's going on!

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WHEN YOU NEED ACCESS TO GET ACCESS

It's great that the world is getting more and more conscious. We're more aware and considerate of different kinds of people with different kinds of needs. Take disability access in buildings, establishments need to have them. But in this store's case, despite getting an A sanitary grade, the availability of their access ramp is questionable. 

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How many signs like these have you seen in your time? Do you have a few more that you know of that you'd like to share? We'd love to hear about them in the comment section! If you enjoyed this list, then you'll surely enjoy some of the over lists we've come up with! Head on to Amomedia to check them out!

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