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Sign, sign, everywhere a sign

July 21st, 2009

John and I recently drove through a nearby town called Arnprior, and we stumbled across a beach… as well as this sign. Call me a “grammar geek”, but misplaced quotation marks “drive me batty”!

Grammar geekiness is one thing that John and I have in common… Below is a shot from Varadero, Cuba:

And then at a music festival in a nearby town called Perth… where, apparently, there’s this one kid who has a tent:

Below are a few other goodies I’ve taken on my travels in past years. Some have spelling errors, some are just plain hilarious.

Again, from Cuba… I promise, we hurtled nothing here:

They don’t like you to scribble while you’re visiting temples in Japan:

Koreans like to keep to themselves:

This sign in Taiwan speaks for itself:

Another billboard in Taiwan… doesn’t help with the “R” vs. “L” teasing:

Again, in Taiwan… a sign kindly letting foreigners know that it’s not a Western toilet:

A last one from Taiwan, and not even a sign… but way too hilarious not to share (unmatched!):

The spelling errors might’ve been intentional here though, to avoid copyright issues. Orrrrr… they’re just mistakes.

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  1. July 21st, 2009 at 22:25 | #1

    pffff……….That is hilarious!!!
    This used to be a “pet peeve” of mine too. Then, I taught grade six! I saw so many mistakes on a daily basis that I adopted their grammatical errors and made their spelling mistakes my own!
    haha
    Thanks for the laugh!!
    Stacey

  2. July 22nd, 2009 at 01:13 | #2

    Wow! So funny. So SAD!

  3. July 22nd, 2009 at 07:55 | #3

    OMG, these are too funny! I used to love buying Korean stationery, cuz they’re so cute, but made absolutely no sense. They would have the weirdest quotes.

  4. Jen
    July 22nd, 2009 at 08:36 | #4

    I love Spaderman! He truly is “unmatched”!

  5. Samantula
    July 22nd, 2009 at 10:30 | #5

    Lovely!! When I lived in toronto I used to pass this one factory that had put up a sign at christmas “Seasnos Greetings!” and I said that to everyone for at least a week!

  6. July 22nd, 2009 at 10:53 | #6

    LOL – i’m a grammar freak too – especially the quotation marks! i think there’s a site online that collects photos like those…

    yeah, here it is:

    http://www.unnecessaryquotes.com/

  7. leel
    July 22nd, 2009 at 16:34 | #7

    i love the Arnprior one! LOL… and Plimates was very good as well. I may need to get a cellphone soon (i’m so oldschool that way) just for the camera. I have seen soooo many lately!!

  8. leel
    July 22nd, 2009 at 16:35 | #8

    oh, and thanks Amanda – I LOVE that website :) thanks for sharing it M!

  9. July 25th, 2009 at 11:45 | #9

    Just stopping by from Twitter.

    Those signs are hilarious!!! Thanks for posting them.

  10. leel
    August 6th, 2009 at 17:55 | #10

    omg – unnecessary quotes seem to be popping up all over. Here’s one from an update from my local freecycle mailer i receive:

    Hi, this little white danby dorm fridge is 20 years old but has not been used for most of those years. We lost its little shelf but you could probably make a new one quite easily. I think it has another “reuse” in it before its “recycle” but if you take it, please promise to recycle it (freon etc issues) appropriately when done with it….please email me if interested. thanks!

    priceless. i had to share.

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