The syntax of signs. The title of this post sounds a bit cryptic doesn’t it, but read on and you will quickly know what it’s about and I am sure have a good laugh too.
Don’t you just love signs, especially those where the person who created then didn’t put much thought into their syntax. The meaning of what they wrote can be really twisted into hilarious interpretations. Hope you enjoy these.
IN A LAUNDROMAT:
Automatic washing machines. Please remove all your clothes when the light goes out.
IN A LONDON DEPARTMENT STORE:
Bargain Basement Upstairs
IN AN OFFICE:
Would the person who took the step ladder yesterday kindly bring it back or further steps will be taken.
IN ANOTHER OFFICE:
After the coffee break, staff should empty the pot and stand upside down on the draining board.
ON A CHURCH DOOR:
This is the gate of Heaven. Enter ye all by this door. (This door is kept locked because of the draft. Please use side entrance.)
OUTSIDE A SECOND-HAND SHOP:
We exchange anything – bicycles, washing machines etc. Why not bring your wife along and get a wonderful bargain?
Quicksand. Any person passing this point will be drowned. By order of the District Council.
NOTICE IN A DRY CLEANER’S WINDOW:
Anyone leaving their garments here for more than 30 days will be disposed of.
IN A HEALTH FOOD SHOP WINDOW:
Closed due to illness.
SPOTTED IN A SAFARI PARK:
Elephants Please Stay In Your Car.
SEEN DURING A CONFERENCE:
For anyone who has children and doesn’t know it, there is a day care on the first floor.
NOTICE IN A FIELD:
The farmer allows walkers to cross the field for free, but the bull charges.
MESSAGE ON A LEAFLET:
If you cannot read, this leaflet will tell you how to get lessons.
ON A REPAIR SHOP DOOR:
We can repair anything (Please knock hard on the door – the bell doesn’t work.)
SPOTTED IN A TOILET IN AN OFFICE BUILDING:
Toilet out of order. Please use floor below.
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