03 February, 2011

Help from my friends - Episode II

Last week, I had planned to post all of those signs and labels from way back that had been sent to me by loyal readers everywhere. That is, until I realized that I'm lucky enough to have way too many for a single post! And so, with no further ado: here's the second installment of my A Little Help From My Friends post:




This one is from our good friend Ariel. (Remember Ariel?) In case you can't see all of the small print, she was sweet enough to give us some close-ups:


and here:


Wow - every line here is a jewel! The obvious winner on the laugh-meter would be amazing visual convulsion, just because it's got convulsion in there, but I think my personal favorite might actually be It can take your endless fun! That sounds to me like something parents can really relate to. Whichever you choose - thank you, Ariel!


Next up:


That funny one is from our good friend Ricky. Your average Wii game system isn't nearly as forthcoming and friendly as this one that he found. Would you like to play? Wi Wi!




I thought I had a hard time explaining English spelling to my Israeli kids. Now Mirj has found a whole new concept to throw us off: silent g! Unfair, I tell you. How are we possibly supposed to remember all of these complicated rules?! But she saw it at the airport, so it must be right. Sigh.




Our friend Ari found this one, right outside Jerusalem's Old City. The thing is, as those who can read and understand Hebrew can testify, this wasn't intended to be a sign about noise pollution, but rather: No Parking. Oops. Well, maybe it's better this way - it's become a two-for-one sign.




Believe it or not, I still have a few more! But that's okay, they'll wait for another week. Meanwhile, I want to finish off with this wonderful image, as seen today on Hadassah Sabo's blog, In the Pink:





I'm posting this to Lesley's meme, Signs, Signs. Go and check it out - you'll be glad that you did!



That's it for now, folks - have a great day!

14 comments:

Lesley said...

OMG don't wale the baby after all that grand show with the visual convulsions and all, she needs her sleep!

Lesley said...

and you know I meant wake
(time to turn the lights on....)

ρομπερτ said...

ha ! most of the times it is me small son, three years of age, who wakes me up.

Please have a good Thursday.


daily athens

VioletSky said...

I was chuckling at all these - but that last one had me choking on my tea!!

Chana Leib said...

maybe the "barking" is because in arabic they pronounce the "p" as "b"?

Inger-M said...

They are all great, and I had many good laughs while reading them, but the first (pink) ones are hilarious! The last one; don't really know what to say...

Luna Miranda said...

these signs give me convulsions! LOL
i love your signs!

http://savorthebite.blogspot.com/2011/02/signs-need-challenge.html

Yitzchak Zev Soloveichik said...

Is that last one for real? Where is it from?

Yitzchak Zev Soloveichik said...

Hey this isn't Yitzchak, it's Kira, oh well.

toby said...

Wow, thanks everyone! I'm so glad that you enjoyed!

Kira - I'm not sure... but you can ask Hadassah :)

Greyscale Territory said...

Very strange and fascinating signs! A fascinating collection!

GVK said...

Like your 'No barking' choice. Make shopfront sign-browsing so much fun.

SuperRaizy said...

I love this blog! It always makes me laugh.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love your sense of humor Toby -- things like these signs make me laugh all the time too! But I don't often get a picture. Now, especially with Lesley's meme, I'm working even harder at it ("turn the car around honey, there's a sign I want to get a picture of" ;>)