Signs: On the Lighter Side

I have always had a bit of a fascination for signs. Road signs, store signs, professional or handmade, you name it. It's one of the ways people communicate. There are some many signs out there that try to convey the message about helicoptering. Take the baseball diamond sign from Pleasanton, California.

Signs often work, but sometimes the sign makers don't use words, get the grammar wrong, or it's just their community's way of communicating. So just for a change of pace, I would like to share with you the numerous signs we encountered on our recent trip to the South Pacific, Australia and New Zealand. They have some unique ways (unique compared to our North American culture) that will make you laugh and ask yourself "what are they saying?" Enjoy!

 Astoria, Oregon, USA

Astoria, Oregon, USA

 Vanuatu

Vanuatu

 Vanuatu - check out the two signs below the main sign. one is in "english" the other is in broken "english". Priceless.

Vanuatu - check out the two signs below the main sign. one is in "english" the other is in broken "english". Priceless.

 Australia's version of Burger King

Australia's version of Burger King

 In Melbourne, Australia, MacDonald's is called Macca's. It is the only place in the world (that I know of) where MacDonald's adopted the local's slang name for their restaurant.

In Melbourne, Australia, MacDonald's is called Macca's. It is the only place in the world (that I know of) where MacDonald's adopted the local's slang name for their restaurant.

 Who knew they called waldo "wally" in australia and new zealand?

Who knew they called waldo "wally" in australia and new zealand?

 In Auckland the buses lower their hydraulics to the road level for patrons.

In Auckland the buses lower their hydraulics to the road level for patrons.

 Taken at Hobbiton in new zealand. some cultures it is okay, but not here.

Taken at Hobbiton in new zealand. some cultures it is okay, but not here.

 Only in new zealand!

Only in new zealand!

 New zealand

New zealand

 Priceless!

Priceless!