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notgillcup
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Hairsplitters? I resemble that remark.

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darned if my first thought wasn't that the sign meant "Warning! Dangerous signs ahead!"
[lol]
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mizzie
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Wow, ok, I'm not going to read through 22 pages of signs here, so I don't know if something like this was posted or not. But...

In my home town there is a sign that says "No signs allowed on this Corner". O_o

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A business in northwest Arkansas -
"Beaver Lake Taxidermy and Kennel"

"Hi, I'm here to pick my German Shep - OH MY GOD, NOOOOO!"

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mizzie
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Just remembered a couple more while reading through the thread (ok, changed my mind and did read it all ^_^ ).

There's a place along a highway in MN called Charlie's Tubing. The name is painted on the front of a huge garage type building (where, apparently, Charlie rents out tubes and such to go down the river). The problem is, in the middle of the building, there is a huge garage door and the Tubing part is painted over it. So when the door is open, it looks like this:

CHARLIE'S
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TU| |NG

*cough* charlie's bi tung??? Good to know. O_o

In a mid-sized town in central MN, there is an auto shop called "Larry's Hydraulic Hose". [Eek!] I don't care to hear about his hose...

In the same town there is a funeral parlor called "Cease Funeral Home". Nice.

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Wild Card
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quote:
Originally posted by tuff_gong:
A business in northwest Arkansas -
"Beaver Lake Taxidermy and Kennel"

"Hi, I'm here to pick my German Shep - OH MY GOD, NOOOOO!"

You are a bad, bad person. You also owe me a new keyboard.

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Well today I took a different route to work and found a full size billboard sign for a new Thai restaurant in town. Now usually, I don't read many billboards, but the rather "happy" looking woman and the name of the place caught my eye.

The name of the new place was Phuket.

How do you pronounce that? I can think of two ways, neither of which would be something I would say in public.

ETA: I found it on Wiki: Phuket
... so evidently it is pronounced Poo ket. It still gets you as you pass the sign...

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I took this one yesterday in Concord, NH.

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Here's the full picture

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Ligeia
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I saw this on the side of a truck. I guess it makes sense, I just wonder why someone decided to combine these two things in their business.

Dog and Archery Supplies

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Turbo Snail
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For Sale by Owner always gets me. I saw it on a car today and thought, well who the hell else would be selling the car? someone who doesn't own it?

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Psihala
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quote:
Originally posted by Turbo Snail:
For Sale by Owner always gets me. I saw it on a car today and thought, well who the hell else would be selling the car? someone who doesn't own it?

A family member? A broker? A friend while the owner is out of state/country?

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I've seen that sign on houses before and always assumed that it meant the owners were selling it without an agent. I guess on a car it just means that it's not going through a car lot.

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Squishy0405
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I don't know if I already posted this (and I wanted to verify again) that this one company's name is...

Screws & more

Squi "I sure hope I don't BLOW their cover" shy

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Anyte
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quote:
Originally posted by tribrats' taxi service:
I took this one yesterday in Concord, NH.

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Here's the full picture

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The full picture makes sense. It's a divided highway, I assume. One way on this side of the median, one way (the opposite direction) on that side of the median. The signs may be poorly placed, but they make sense to me, assuming I'm correct, which I should really never do.

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quote:
Originally posted by Turbo Snail:
For Sale by Owner always gets me. I saw it on a car today and thought, well who the hell else would be selling the car? someone who doesn't own it?

That reminds me, my mother was telling me she once saw a "For Sale by Owner" sign on a church that cracked her up.

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Wild Card
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quote:
Originally posted by Purple Cow:
That reminds me, my mother was telling me she once saw a "For Sale by Owner" sign on a church that cracked her up.

Wow...I'd hate to be the one responsible for getting a good deal in that transaction.

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Victoria J
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quote:
Originally posted by Ligeia:
I saw this on the side of a truck. I guess it makes sense, I just wonder why someone decided to combine these two things in their business.

Dog and Archery Supplies

Reminds me of those Gary Larson "trouble brewing" cartoons - I think there is one with a falconry convention, next to a minature dog convention.

Victoria J.

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quote:
Originally posted by Ligeia:
I saw this on the side of a truck. I guess it makes sense, I just wonder why someone decided to combine these two things in their business.

Dog and Archery Supplies

Bow hunters?

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jw
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quote:
Originally posted by tribrats' taxi service:
I took this one yesterday in Concord, NH.

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I've no idea what the sign on the left, below the one way sign, is for.
It looks like you have to move to the right to avoid an oncoming bullet! [Wink]

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Roadie
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Originally posted by jw:

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I've no idea what the sign on the left, below the one way sign, is for.
It looks like you have to move to the right to avoid an oncoming bullet! [Wink]

Exactly!!!

Nah, it just means there's a road divider/center island ahead that traffic must go to the right of.

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quote:
Originally posted by Squishy0405:
I don't know if I already posted this (and I wanted to verify again) that this one company's name is...

Screws & more

Squi "I sure hope I don't BLOW their cover" shy

There used to be a company in my work complex that was called "American Bolt & Screw."

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Brad from Georgia
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Not a sign, but our local paper had an interview with a farmer about the hot, dry weather we've been having and included this typo'd line:

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[Farmer Smith] says that between the dry weather and the heat, he hasn't had a real crap in four years.


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Squishy0405
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I saw a sign for Budweiser:

.99 cent 24 oz Budweiser Family Cans

"Fun for the whole family" eh?
My son will never want juice again!

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