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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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Jul 17, 2004

Indebted to langnet for these - see
http://www.proz.com/topic/22990 (German forum)

roadsign1.jpgroadsign2.jpgroadsign3.jpgroadsign4.jpgroadsign5.jpgroadsign6.jpgroadsign7.jpgroadsign8.jpgroadsign9.jpgroadsign10.jpgroadsign11.jpg



[Edited at 2004-07-17 10:36]

[Edited at 2004-07-17 15:43]


 

Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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I took this photo myself Jul 17, 2004

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[Edited at 2004-07-17 18:40]


 

Lucinda Hollenberg  Identity Verified
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So funny! Jul 17, 2004

THese are so cute. That was just the laugh that I needed.

Lucinda


 

Agnieszka Hayward
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Thought it was worth knowing where to go... Jul 17, 2004

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[Edited at 2004-07-17 21:45]


 

Susan Ruusunen  Identity Verified
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Thanks for the laughs again Jul 17, 2004

Thanks for the laughs againicon_biggrin.gif

Did you notice that the SOTP one is a fake - funny nevertheless.
(won't need much sherlocking to find out why!)

Chuckling is a good stress bustericon_smile.gif Thanks!


 

Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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Another place worth going Jul 18, 2004

(Poor photo, barely legible; the sign says PARADISE).

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[Edited at 2004-07-18 09:43]


 

Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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Yes, it's a fake Jul 18, 2004

Thank you, Susan. No, I hadn't realised it was a fake, but on looking at it again I can see that it must be. I won't explain why, any more than you did - other people may like to try to work it out for themselves.

 

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LOL Jul 19, 2004

Very funny stuff indeed.

The stop sign is obviously fake - the reflection in the astronaut's helmet is not right. Ooops, wrong conspiracy theory. ;D


 

R Farhat  Identity Verified
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funny Jul 19, 2004

and did you see my file photo road sign?

it says: "I Don't Know What It Says!"

this sign was spotted after 'miles of road signs' in north Kuwait. I guess the painter was too tired to paint one more sign or that he had one more sign left but nothing to paint on as the road was closing ahead to an intersection with related signs already scattered all along the road. So he just painted a laugh!

we ended up clicking our camerasicon_smile.gif


 

Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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Interesting places to visit Jul 19, 2004

I have found a few more of these, but unfortunately I do not have road sign pictures for them.

Hell Gate (Telford & Wrekin, UK)
Hell (Michigan, USA)
Jump (South Yorkshire, UK)
Lost (Aberdeenshire, UK)
The Bog (Shropshire, UK)
Last Chance (Colorado, USA)
Intercourse (Pennsylvania, USA)
Solitude (Indiana, USA)
Slaughter (Louisiana, USA)
Boring (Oregon, USA)
Difficult (Tennessee, USA)
Brown Willy (Cornwall, UK)
Dildo (Newfoundland, Canada)
Sexmoan (Luzon, Philippines)
Shag Island (Indian Ocean)

[Edited at 2004-07-19 13:45]


 

Marta Argat  Identity Verified
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If I could Jul 19, 2004

enlarge the first photo. The texts have a lot of differences.icon_smile.gif

 

Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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Will this help? Jul 19, 2004

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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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The next sign after tygru's Jul 21, 2004

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[Edited at 2004-07-21 09:42]


 


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