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Funny Road Signs…

Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on January 29, 2009 3 Comments

I found this great post entitled “Top 50 Funny Road Signs” on Reddit…Enjoy my top 4 favorites here:

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3 Responses to “Funny Road Signs…”

  1. daveski on: 30 January 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Hm, a lot of these look photoshopped to me. Police (or at least people with guns) carrying an “Error 404” sign?

  2. Usree Bhattacharya on: 31 January 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Photoshopped or not, funny, eh?

  3. daveski on: 1 February 2009 at 12:20 am

    Definitely funny when I look at them, or at least some of them, one by one. The stop sign with all the different arrows is hilarious.

    But it’s ‘funny’ (as we say in a different way ) that I find myself quite put off by all the ‘funny sign’ websites out there, and put off when I scroll through the dozens of examples on this Reddit site as a whole. I wonder if this is what chigaijin was feeling when he resisted my writing a post in pseudo-PHP (http://foundintranslation.berkeley.edu/?p=376#comment-345) — stripping meaningful texts out of their original contexts without regard for their creators or local discourse practices…

    Of course, on one level this is just taking something like “silly road sign” websites all too seriously (c’mon, it’s just a joke, lighten up!!). But I can’t help but wonder if there aren’t visually/spatially/materially-mediated prejudices that operate very subtly here and elsewhere by not being attached directly to the verbally racist/classist/sexist/etc. markers we usually condemn.

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