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These Are a Few of My Favorite (Road) Signs March 27, 2009

Posted by indigobunting in Uncategorized.

DIP (is that supposed to be an insult?)
DEAD END (especially that one in my college town, which led to the cemetery)
FROST HEAVES (a particularly northern phenomenon)

And my all-time favorite road sign:

HIDDEN DRIVES (you know you have them)


1. Alesia - March 27, 2009

On my road, we have SPEED HUMP signs. Quite unsatisyfying.

2. indigobunting - March 27, 2009

Ooo, that’s a good one. I was hoping this post would jar some that I hadn’t thought of!

3. Bridgett - March 27, 2009

Well, being that my name is Bridgett, and often that gets shortened to Bridge, I am fond of all the Bridge signs:

Bridge Out
Bridge Freezes First in Cold Weather
Ice on Bridge

One that I like only because I misread it every time, is Exiting Traffic Must Pay Toll, which I always read as “Exciting Traffic”

And in Oklahoma, “DO NOT DRIVE INTO SMOKE” which always makes me think of disappearing acts.

4. Mali - March 27, 2009

Wow, we don’t have any of these signs.

I like WORKS END as it gives me permission ..

5. helen - March 27, 2009

I always like the NO STANDING one.

6. Craig (Maito Sewa Yoleme) - March 27, 2009

My favorite is WATCH OUT FOR FALLING ROCKS. The signs are frequently posted on narrow, twisting roads cut through mountains. First, there’s never any place to move off the road should you actually see a rock heading toward you; and second, to see falling rocks, you’d have to be in a convertible or have your head way out the window, looking up, which is not a very safe driving posture on a two-lane winding road through the mountains.

7. indigo bunting - March 28, 2009

Mali: That reminds me of END ROADWORK, which seems like a protest sign.

8. Eulalia (Lali) Benejam Cobb - March 28, 2009

Do you remember the one by the firehouse on Rte 140 just south of Westminster that said STOP WHEN FLASHING?

9. indigo bunting - March 28, 2009

Lali, I believe I do. And that got an immediate guffaw just now.

10. Joya - March 28, 2009

Stop when flashing– otherwise you’re just streaking.

I don’t recall any funny signs off the top of my head. My favorites are the ones that remind me that I live in the middle of nowheresville– like SLOW– GOATS CROSSING. There are similar ones for horseback riders, deer, cows, and ducks. Rarely for pedestrians, though. I guess it’s okay to hit them.

11. laurie - March 31, 2009

i like “no jake braking.” not entirely sure what it is, but it’s a great command. doug and i say it to each other all the time.

12. LisaS - April 9, 2009

besides the signs pointing to Success (a small town in Arkansas that is not on the way to anywhere) my favorite is one of those Adopt-a-Highway signs … it says White County Men’s Republican Club but somehow I never see the “County” until the second glance.

13. indigo bunting - April 10, 2009

LisaS—a perfectly understandable brain blip!

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