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The meaning of signs


Sign Sign everywhere a sign

Just as the good old crazy catchy Canadian song goes - "Sign, sign everywhere a sign". No matter where you look today around this great big planet of ours you will find some kind of a sign hanging about. There are in door signs directing you to a rest room or to a certain door. There are outdoor signs that tell you what road you are on or which road you need to get onto. There are traffic signs to advise you what the law is, such as stop signs, yield signs, parking signs, etc.., There are signs in front of stores to let you know what business they are and what they have for sale. There are political signs telling you who is running for what office. There are signs on vehicles, digital signs, neon signs, and big old bill boards, and the list goes on and on and on with no end in sight. Below are some examples of different kinds of signs and if you know of an interesting sign please leave a comment on the sign list.


Sign List

Jacob Thomas from Dallas, Texas on March 02, 2013:

funny .. enjoyed :)

queency ashley gopaul on February 25, 2013:

really funny signs

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on February 05, 2013:

Funny signs

Oscar Jones from Monroeville, Alabama on February 05, 2013:

sign off!

Caleb DRC on August 09, 2012:

It is nearly midnight, and what a great way to start the day . . . with a laugh. Great choices for the signs in this hub.

John MacNab from the banks of the St. Lawrence on May 21, 2012:

I love them all Goody5. You made my day.

Life Under Construction from Neverland on May 20, 2012:

LOL!!! love your signs! :)

HeatherJDSG on May 20, 2012:

Enjoyed. Thank you.

Here's One of my favorite signs....


Sign text reads:

Due to the frequency of human-bear encounters, the B.C. Fish and Wildlife Branch is advising hikers, hunters, fishermen and any persons that use the out of doors in a recreational or work related function to take extra precautions while in the field.

We advise the outdoorsman to wear little noisy bells on clothing so as to give advanced warning to any bears that might be close by so you don’t take them by surprise.

We also advise anyone using the out-of-doors to carry “Pepper Spray” with him is case of an encounter with a bear.

Outdoorsmen should also be on the watch for fresh bear activity, and be able to tell the difference between black bear feces and grizzly bear feces. Black bear feces is smaller and contains lots of berries and squirrel fur. Grizzly bear shit has bells in it and smells like pepper.

Alan R Lancaster from Forest Gate, London E7, U K (ex-pat Yorkshire) on May 14, 2012:

That last one is very much 'home-grown', Perfidious Albion to a Tee. I've probably passed enough that come up to this standard. It's like the City Gent with the bowler, briefcase and brolly who trips you up and says, 'Sorry, are you all right?' How about Cycle Lane signs that show a couple of feet of cycle lane in between major junctions? There should be a moratorium on useless signs... and a big bin by the roadside to collect them in!

BeyondMax from Sydney, Australia on May 13, 2012:

Awesome =) When I read the title I thought you'd be talking about Tarot or some "I see dead people" stuff heh About a week ago I saw a sign on the beach in the middle of the sand strip stating "Mowing in progress" =) so, yeah, life's never boring LOL

Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on May 13, 2012:

Too cool!

Gail Sobotkin from South Carolina on April 28, 2012:

Thanks for a good laugh. I enjoyed these funny signs.

Voted up across the board.

April Reynolds from Arizona on April 19, 2012:

I saw a sign in PA warning motorists to be careful, they were in an aggressive driver area.

bmcoll3278 on April 14, 2012:

very funny hub

Rosemary Sadler from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand on April 07, 2012:

Great funny hub. You have some that I haven't seen before. Thanks for the chuckles.

Deb Welch on April 03, 2012:

Cute and funny. Up. What a great fun selection!

pjdscott from Durham, UK on March 19, 2012:

Some new ones which I haven't seen - thanks for the laughs!

Joyce Haragsim from Southern Nevada on March 18, 2012:

I still laughing. I'll be following you.

susahnagrande on March 16, 2012:

great hub:)

racksjackson from New York on March 12, 2012:

Sign always say something but depend upon person person how they take .great hub for laughing .

services4all from U.S. on March 12, 2012:

Yes, you are absolutely right, my friend we always see different kinds of sign everywhere. Nice post, really like it. Its interesting. If you have time please follow me & comment on my post.

momster on March 07, 2012:

Thank you for the great laugh. We all need a laugh once in awhile to brighten our day.

Pannonica on March 04, 2012:

Brilliant - I really needed a laugh today and you gave me one, thank you. You have a talent - please more hubs.

TENKAY from Philippines on March 03, 2012:


Voted up and funny.

Marion Elodie from London on March 03, 2012:

This is a funny hub, thanks for sharing!

Mark Pitts from United States on March 03, 2012:

How funny and entertaining this is is demonstrated by the comments you generated. Too funny!

Graham Lee from Lancashire. England. on March 03, 2012:

Light hearted and enjoyable. It raised a smile or two!

Best Wishes.

Marwan Asmar from Amman, Jordan on March 02, 2012:

Great piece, very amusing

Parks McCants from Eugene Oregon U.S.A. on March 02, 2012:

Fun... Thanks for posting.

dmop from Cambridge City, IN on March 02, 2012:

Thanks for posting, I needed a good laugh. Voted up, and funny.

sheilanewton from North Shields, UK on March 01, 2012:

What an enjoyable hub. Some of these signs are just out of this world - or on another planet!

Sun Pen 50 from Srilanka on February 27, 2012:

A good collection. Had a good laugh. But, I have a problem. Do they serve the main purpose? (Of course some do.) But many others? I agree with Scarytaff.

Derek James from South Wales on February 27, 2012:

Has the world gone mad? No it's just the people in councils dreaming up these ridiculous signs. Great hub.

Derdriu on February 27, 2012:

Goody5, What an amusing, belly-laughing, entertaining, hilarious, humorous collection of signs! It's difficult to choose a favorite. But it just might be the two regarding the challenging turns and twists in the road ahead.

Thank you for sharing,


Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon from United Kingdom on February 27, 2012:

Very funny hub. Voted up and funny. Shared socially.

neeleshkulkarni from new delhi on February 26, 2012:

the hub sure does measure upto the humble and modest statements you have made in your profile.

chuckling and voting it up.

Curiad on February 26, 2012:

This is a very entertaining Hub, Thanks for sharing it!

Grime Remix from FORT WORTH on January 30, 2012:

This was a cool hub, enjoyed it.

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on January 26, 2012:


KDee411 from Bay Area, California on January 26, 2012:

The signs are fun. I remember the "Broma Shave " signs when I was a kid in CA and the Orange Juice stands. When my 7 children were young, we had a sign in our front yard it said "Under Construction

Enter at your own risk"

Nice meeting you


Samuel E. Richardson from Salt Lake City, Utah on January 24, 2012:

Nice collection of signs.

I saw a sign that said, "Please tresspass: My lion is getting hungry." But I don't know where I saw it.

marshacanada from Vancouver BC on January 23, 2012:

Thanks for this very clever hub Goody5.What is coming next?

Jo Alexis-Hagues from Lincolnshire, U.K on January 19, 2012:

Loved the signs, brilliant.

nuchime from philippines on January 17, 2012:

Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed reading it...Great job!!!

stars439 from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State. on January 17, 2012:

A lot of fun to read. God Bless You.

lisadpreston from Columbus, Ohio on January 16, 2012:

This hub was great for a laugh. It is hard to pick my favorites as they are all so good. However, I've decided that, "Please be safe" "Do not stand, sit, climb or lean on zoo fences." "If you fall, animals could eat you and that might make them sick." is my favorite! Funny stuff!

StonePost on January 16, 2012:

Thank you for the laughs!! Voted up and funny!

b. Malin on January 15, 2012:

Some really Fun Signs here on your Hub Page "Goody5" made me Smile and Laugh, and that's a GOOD SIGN! I look forward to Following your Hubs, and Thank You for becoming a Follower of mine!

catgypsy from the South on January 15, 2012:

Hilarious! Thanks for my laugh for the day!

hoteltravel from Thailand on January 15, 2012:

Too good! Thanks for sharing! Voting up.


These were great/Good assortment of very serious and very funny. Keep them coming.

I loved the one with the man peering over the stall in the toilet. Well done Goody5.

LOL Pam x

Marlene Bertrand from USA on January 14, 2012:

So funny- all of them. But, the one with the guy peeking over the (I assume) toilet stall really stumped me. Keep 'em coming!

Crystar on January 12, 2012:

I enjoy your work. Interesting and funny.

Lisa from Tennessee on January 12, 2012:

I love signs. Thanks for sharing and giving me a laugh!

Kenneth Avery from Hamilton, Alabama on January 12, 2012:

Great . . .job, hub, topic, writing, Goody! I LOVED this hub from start to finish...never lost my attention. Where did you get these signs? They are hilarious! Wonderful hub to make as a keepsake. Keep up the great work.

Your HubFriend, Kenneth

Xanthe Yates from New York on January 12, 2012:

I also like this hub as well. The pictures are great and apparently a lot of people think this is a great hub as well.

Barbara from Stepping past clutter on January 11, 2012:

Great laughs, Goody5. Are these your photos? I have never actually seen a funny sign, though I have seen them online. I took photos of the Amish carriage caution signs in Missouri, because they were so interesting to me. But not funny. Love this hub!

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on January 10, 2012:

Cool Hub!!!!!

crosby123 on January 09, 2012:

Great funny sign around the world huh!

Feeling Fit from Fitting in Fitness Moves Everywhere! on January 09, 2012:

Goody5, my dear, this is just delightful, & I enjoyed it entirely. Thank you so much for the bright spot in a busy weekend!

May you have continued success both personally & professionally in the New Year & beyond!

Warm regards...Feeling Fit

Mary Craig from New York on January 09, 2012:

Great hub and great start. If this is what's to come you're going to be a BIG success on hubpages. Your imagination and sense of humor are outstanding. Voted up and funny. Welcome and keep 'em coming!

bizzymom from New York on January 08, 2012:

I love this hub! It is cleverly done and very funny. Good job!

Marlin 55 from USA on January 08, 2012:

Great hub. It is very entertaining.

ThoughtSandwiches from Reno, Nevada on January 07, 2012:


Awesome Hub! You show all the 'signs' of being someone who would be fun to follow. I will do that as soon as I find the sign that points me in the right direction...


RedElf from Canada on January 07, 2012:

Fun hub - fun signs!

flashmakeit from usa on January 07, 2012:

Now that was cheerful and fun to read "0% off selected items today" now that was a sign


Ov Overo from Oklahoma on January 07, 2012:

Just voted up useful plus Hilarious(Funny too) .. It is refresh.. I was almost forgetting all this signs..

Wo3lfMad from New Zealand on January 06, 2012:

I see the links I've posted are duds. Lets try again: http://matadornetwork.com/bnt/the-1-road-sign-you-...

and the other one:


I hope this works.

Brinafr3sh from West Coast, United States on January 06, 2012:

Hi, I see some people as signs, and I noticed the ones that would say "Do not disturb." LOL Cool hub, thanks.

Lotusbud101 from Somewhere pa on January 06, 2012:

Lol....the sighns r great u should try to find a pic of the ausfart sighn it means exit in german

Angela Kane from Las Vegas, Nevada on January 06, 2012:

That was hilarious. I can't believe some of these signs were actually allowed to be posted.

lhchan on January 06, 2012:

Thanks very much for sharing this hub about signs.

IN2Deep from USA on January 06, 2012:

Thanks for sharing the humor. We should have more signs everywhere-give people something to chuckle about!Loved you hub!

calico Stark from Earth for the time being on January 06, 2012:

Loved it! Very cute! Great hub! Vote up!

Deborah Brooks Langford from Brownsville,TX on January 05, 2012:

great hub.. every where we go there is a sign.. there is a comedian that says HERE IS YOUR SIGN.. SO FUNNY.

I voted up


ExoticHippieQueen on January 05, 2012:

I've never seen so many signs! Where is the sign that says how you got so many followers from just 2 hubs? You're brilliant! Voted up and awesome!

Connie Smith from Southern Tier New York State on January 05, 2012:

Very funny when I really needed a laugh! Thanks for the Follow. I'm anxious to see what you're going to come up with next! Voted Up and Funny

Eddie Carrara from New Hampshire on January 05, 2012:

Good way to start a day, I have a few signs like these in town, guess it's a sign,lol. Voted up and funny

Leafy Den from the heart on January 05, 2012:

"Do this, don't do that, can't you read the sign?"

Hahaha! Loved this! Thanks for the laugh!

Rated up and you have a new fan!

Wo3lfMad from New Zealand on January 05, 2012:

In South Africa there are signs like "Hi-Jacking Hotspot" (http://tiny.cc/qafym), or "Warning! Fasten Brastraps and Remove Dentures. Very Bumpy Road ahead" (http://tiny.cc/ze1t1). Thanks for the follow and awesome hub btw!

etower036 from Helana on January 04, 2012:

BIG HAND to you for this hub. The signs made me laugh so hard that I nearly had to go to the restroom. The upside down sign that said "If you can read this, you've had an accident." ROFLOL and the sign with the man looking over the modesty wall. OMG. Keep finding these and do another one, very good.

WD Curry 111 from Space Coast on January 04, 2012:

I see you have been on a trip to one of my favorite places. It must not be down here, there were no cops hiding behind them. Great job!

tebo from New Zealand on January 04, 2012:

Had a great laugh, thanks. I liked the Please do not throw signs at this sign.

Barbara Purvis Hunter from Florida on January 04, 2012:


Thanks for making me laugh this morning, this is a delightful hub. Now, I know why you have so many followers.I wish you and yours a Happy New and may this year be the greatest.


Movie Master from United Kingdom on January 04, 2012:

Entertaining hub, some great signs!

Many thanks for sharing.

Voting up.

gjfalcone from Gilbert, Arizona on January 03, 2012:


kevins blog52 from southern Indiana on January 03, 2012:

Thanks Goody5, I need that.Thanks for following me, I will return the favor.

Mott-StenersonPhD on January 03, 2012:

Great collection of signs! Thanks for the entertainment!

artistry from Bangalore on January 03, 2012:

Interesting hub. Liked the photos.They give messages and advices. Voted up.

Sushmita from Kolkata, India on January 02, 2012:

Awesome! This is so hilarious..that you give me room to doubt if not some of the signs are tweaked by your Photoshop! Its really a work of art!

jeyaramd from Mississauga, Ontario on December 27, 2011:

Signs are everywhere for sure. Thanks for sharing some funny ones. Welcome to HP. Great hub.I look forward to seeing more of your hubs. Keep up the great work.

girltalksshop on December 17, 2011:

Very cute...they made me laugh! : ) Thanks for sharing them with us. It must be a sign...?

Amber White from New Glarus, WI on December 14, 2011:

funny, hope to see some more hubs from you!

Dreamer at heart from Northern California on December 10, 2011:

Your hub really made me laugh. I just love the signs. My favorite reminds me of a "roundabout" sign up near Truckee California. I have almost lost it so many times trying to figure just where to go. Delightful!

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on October 08, 2011:

When can we expect another hub!? Have you seen any more signs lately? I bet you did! :)

mr-burns on October 03, 2011:

Ha so many. Great hub

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on September 14, 2011:

Voted interesting for the hub, but I bet you're interesting too. I like the signs. Good job!

Cloverleaf from Calgary, AB, Canada on September 13, 2011:

I'm hooked!

Great hub, can't wait for more signs.


N E Wright from Dover, Delaware on April 21, 2011:

Help wanted signs. LOL. The jobs always seemed to be filled when I would inquire. LOL.

Thanks for sharing.

Take Care,


RandomLife from Nashville TN on February 13, 2011:

This was great! Very entertaining =)

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