Along the way of our travels in England, there were things I found funny. I realize that they aren't funny to the people who live there, but Americans might enjoy learning about them.
Signs often amuse me, even in my own country. It took me a while to figure this one out. "Any veh." This often appeared at road construction or repair sites (which the English call "works.") Sometimes the signs had "Any veh" two or three times, side by side. My mind translated this as, "Any veh you can get trou dis mess."
Finally, I saw the veh spelled out as vehicle, and understood it meant any type of vehicle could use the lane so marked.
This sign says "turn left" but the hand points right. After I turned right, I found it to mean that after going right, the museum will be on the left.
I don't know if this product has made it to this country or not. Fuzzy brushes. I had to buy to learn what it was. A small plastic sphere (squeeze to open) contains a miniature plastic brush coated with chrystalized xylitol and other ingredients. You chew the little brush, then discard it, and your mouth is all freshened up. Cool! But fuzzy?
This sign was on some public restroom doors. To me, "an operative" has a slightly sinister connotation. I never did see one of these mysterious operatives.
Here in the Pacific NW, mischief makers bash in mailboxes along rural roads. In rural areas of England, there seems to be a different problem: tipping. No, not tipping for services rendered. Tipping over dumpsters.
This sign is apparently addressed to the tippers themselves: "Tippers beware." But at the bottom is the instruction, "Contact 0115 917 7777." What—are the tippers going to turn themselves in?
What funny signs have you seen?