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2012-06-05 08:55:49 AM
'Realise?' You funny Brits and your weird way of spelling.
 
2012-06-05 09:00:46 AM
Heh, they think "jorts" is a misspelling.
 
2012-06-05 09:02:59 AM
As pointed out in TFA, the "clean dirt" sign isn't all that weird, although typically people call it "fill", not "dirt".
 
2012-06-05 09:04:00 AM
A lot of those are jokes and cultural references that this guy doesn't get.
On the other hand, there's the sign for Pawnee or the delivery truck...
 
2012-06-05 09:16:13 AM
Hey, that dude in Twilight totally brought jorts back.
 
2012-06-05 09:24:38 AM
Aye think the futoure houme toun of James T. Kirk sign is pretty coul.
 
2012-06-05 09:27:08 AM
Isn't Pawnee from Parks & Rec a fictional town?
 
2012-06-05 09:29:53 AM
FLOWERY TWATS?
 
2012-06-05 09:51:46 AM

all the good names are gone: Isn't Pawnee from Parks & Rec a fictional town?


There are/were four "real" Pawnee's.....

Pawnee, Illinois (approx. 2,500)
Pawnee, Kansas (ghost town)
Pawnee, Oklahoma (2,300)
Pawnee, Texas (201)

None of them nearly as large as what I would suspect the fictional Pawnee, IN to be (the show has claimed it is the 7th largest city in Indiana and about 90 miles from Indianapolis in a generally southern direction... which would make it roughly being a fictional Terre Haute, IN I'd say, around 60-70k in population).

What is funny is that sign...

i.dailymail.co.uk

If they used that sign on the show, you'd totally think they made that up as a joke, and say "Nobody would actually use a slogan that weird"... but, there it is.
 
2012-06-05 10:04:26 AM
And "Soup for Sluts" is actually made for imported sluts and not good ole' American sluts.
 
2012-06-05 10:10:48 AM

dletter: all the good names are gone: Isn't Pawnee from Parks & Rec a fictional town?

There are/were four "real" Pawnee's.....

Pawnee, Illinois (approx. 2,500)
Pawnee, Kansas (ghost town)
Pawnee, Oklahoma (2,300)
Pawnee, Texas (201)

None of them nearly as large as what I would suspect the fictional Pawnee, IN to be (the show has claimed it is the 7th largest city in Indiana and about 90 miles from Indianapolis in a generally southern direction... which would make it roughly being a fictional Terre Haute, IN I'd say, around 60-70k in population).

What is funny is that sign...

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x343]

If they used that sign on the show, you'd totally think they made that up as a joke, and say "Nobody would actually use a slogan that weird"... but, there it is.


Actually, thinking about it a bit more and doing a little investigating... that sign WAS from the show.

Which means that this article writer didn't do much investigation (I know, calm down, I know that is a shock).
 
2012-06-05 10:17:07 AM
"Ice cream donuts pizza?"

It amused me that the the ice cream/dry ice sign amused them. They must think grocery lists are an absolute scream. I had a ditzy girlfriend that said the quoted line in a completely amazed voice when she saw a sign that read that, I larfed for days.
 
2012-06-05 11:03:42 AM
The person that wrote the captions should be shot for treason against comedy.
 
2012-06-05 11:11:06 AM
So we've got a couple funny names, a few joke signs, some business names that the guy thinks are weird, a crappy frozen pizza from Meijer, imported ramen, and a misplaced Home Depot sign. And here I thought Brits had a decent sense of humor.

I'm pretty sure we here at Fark could come up with a better list than that. I'd start it off but I'm lazy.
 
2012-06-05 12:20:55 PM
Considering what they name their Pubs, they're not alone having strange signs.
 
2012-06-05 12:27:46 PM
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2012-06-05 12:30:49 PM
I've got some soup for sluts alright
 
2012-06-05 12:32:32 PM
fark youuuuuuuuuuuuu suuuuuuuuuubby.
 
2012-06-05 12:33:48 PM
 
2012-06-05 12:34:05 PM
Soccer can only be played in the archery range. The mine field is in use for cricket.

That'll teach them liberal soccer moms to think they are Americans and equal to NASCAR dads!
 
2012-06-05 12:34:17 PM
Can any Brit Farker explain to me why you good folks get so exercised about the American spelling of "aluminum" but rarely, if at all, say anything about "platinum", "tantalum" or "molybdenum"?
 
2012-06-05 12:34:23 PM
i.dailymail.co.uk

It's dumber than the Brits know. That's the facade of Internet Auto Sales in Boise, ID.
 
2012-06-05 12:34:26 PM
The Farts Delivery is just "Parts Delivery" with the paint chipped off.
 
2012-06-05 12:36:17 PM
Yeah, this is a pretty accurate reflection of what people in the UK think all of the US is like. I go over there to work for three months out of the year and it's amazing the misconceptions I have to clear up.
 
2012-06-05 12:36:17 PM
Climax, Pennsylvania. It's just a few miles from Intercourse but most men can't get there because they won't stop to ask directions.

(I hope it's in Pennsylvania, but probably not. Oh, well. It could always be moved.)
 
2012-06-05 12:36:50 PM
We have a clean dirt sign in these parts. The problem is is that there are bad people with contaminated dirt that would love to part with it without having to pay for special landfill charges.
 
2012-06-05 12:37:59 PM
I like how they don't understand what a "Depression Menu" means. Why don't ya'll join the Euro zone and find out!
 
2012-06-05 12:38:13 PM
This article proves that, contrary to popular opinion, just because you're British it doesn't automatically make you funny.

/Like Russell Brand
//Or Flight of the Conchords
///Yeah, I know, but close enough
 
2012-06-05 12:38:23 PM
It's funny, because there are absolutely no funny-sounding place names in Britain.

/buy all my cars from the Titty Ho

i.dailymail.co.uk
"Huh-huh, part of the P in 'Parts' is worn off, so it looks like 'Farts'!" Who wrote this article, a six-year-old?
 
2012-06-05 12:39:07 PM
www.funnysign.com

www.funnysign.com

www.funnysign.com
 
2012-06-05 12:39:19 PM
The "Rapershop" is clearly in a country that calls Sunday "Domingo" or something like it.
 
2012-06-05 12:39:23 PM
www.fullfrontalfolk.com

Your all in one shopping choice!

/take that walmart
 
2012-06-05 12:39:31 PM
The Pawnee sign looks like something out of the Fallout series.
 
2012-06-05 12:40:18 PM
Imagine if that birthplace sign were in the same time line as Captain James T. Kirk.

No wonder he's a narcissitic SOB.

"Hey, space babe! Did you know they erected a sign in honor of me several hundred years before I was born! That's how famous I am on my home planet."

"Does that pick-up line work on humans?"

"No. Why do you think I constantly date aliens!"
 
2012-06-05 12:42:02 PM
jorts = jean shorts
 
2012-06-05 12:42:40 PM
www.noarail.com

Hot
 
2012-06-05 12:43:18 PM
uh huh

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www.carhirex.com
farm3.staticflickr.com
 
2012-06-05 12:44:23 PM
True Story:

My 26 year old stepson came over from New Zealand to California two years ago. It was his first time out of New Zealand.

We went through a fast food drive through (JITB) and he asked for chocolate milk.

He got the small carton, and looked at it curiously. I asked him what was wrong and he said "It says 'made with 2% Milk'"

I said "Yeah?" He looked at me, paused, and in all seriousness said "Only 2% milk? Wow. I bet you can really taste the chocolate"

(He thought that meant it was 98% chocolate)
 
2012-06-05 12:44:52 PM
i.dailymail.co.uk

Actually, the recent reimaging has him being born in space. That sign should come down.
 
2012-06-05 12:45:12 PM

puckrock2000: Titty Ho


puckrock2000: It's funny, because there are absolutely no funny-sounding place names in Britain.

/buy all my cars from the Titty Ho

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x445]
"Huh-huh, part of the P in 'Parts' is worn off, so it looks like 'Farts'!" Who wrote this article, a six-year-old?


I'm more concerned that that truck looks a bit ... erm ... wobbly.
 
2012-06-05 12:45:21 PM
subby is a retard.

those are not signs 'picked by Brits'

as the first sentence says, these signs are from 'thechive.com'

which is an American website.

/reading comprehension, subby
//get some
 
2012-06-05 12:47:47 PM
Aunt Lucy's is in Kingston, Canada, not America. It has also been around since 1947. Unfortunately their food is no better than an Appleby's.

/CSB
 
2012-06-05 12:47:58 PM
farm3.static.flickr.com

One of my favorites from Toledo Illinois.
 
2012-06-05 12:48:02 PM
i115.photobucket.com

Sadly forgotten.
 
2012-06-05 12:48:31 PM

skinnycatullus: Heh, they think "jorts" is a misspelling.


Whoever came up with the name "Jorts" needs to be shot. For men, the are "Cut-off Jeans" and for women, they are known as "Daisy Dukes".

/the pair of jeans that launched a generation of boys into puberty
 
2012-06-05 12:50:01 PM
encrypted-tbn2.google.com

Just for fun
 
2012-06-05 12:51:21 PM
GIS + Lame = Daily Mail Article
 
2012-06-05 12:51:23 PM

Harry Freakstorm:

Actually, the recent reimaging has him being born in space. That sign should come down.


The recent revision (reimaging?) is a pile of crap by a bunch of writers who want to take a bunch of shortcuts to get to action scenes and sequels. They made it very clear they have no idea how a military works.

Congrats on graduating from the Naval Academy, here, have command of an aircraft carrier???
Hey, you're a cadet, let's put you second in command in time of conflict, even though there are senior officers and experienced enlisted running around all over the place???
 
2012-06-05 12:51:33 PM
My favourite road signs are in South Africa:

www.diehlmissions.com

I love the fact that somebody at the DM has written an entire article without fact checking...

"Jorts? Yeah, that must be a bad spelling. Yanks are dumb. I won't bother to google it or talk to anybody in the office to find out whether jorts is a real thing. And yeah, that truck really says FARTS!!! HA HA HA. No way some of the writing could have rubbed off..."

Jesus they employ stupid people to write, edit, sell and purchase that paper...
 
2012-06-05 12:51:41 PM
i.huffpost.com

/Hot
 
2012-06-05 12:53:48 PM

Chameleon: I'm pretty sure we here at Fark could come up with a better list than that. I'd start it off but I'm lazy.


img.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-05 12:54:25 PM

skinnycatullus: Heh, they think "jorts" is a misspelling.


I noticed that too, they might not know about jorts yet though, they may still just be getting the early 90s
 
2012-06-05 12:55:06 PM

Chameleon: So we've got a couple funny names, a few joke signs, some business names that the guy thinks are weird, a crappy frozen pizza from Meijer, imported ramen, and a misplaced Home Depot sign. And here I thought Brits had a decent sense of humor.


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2012-06-05 12:56:17 PM
The Chive is British?
 
2012-06-05 12:56:47 PM
What Brits may not understand is that America and Canada have so many thousands of little towns that have nothing to distinguish them from thousands of other little towns that the main job of City Hall is to think up a reason this place is different from that place. In the UK, this is unnecessary because every single place is so full of prehistory, history, local culture, and unique or eccentric things and people that everybody is resigned to the fact that they'll never be anywhere boring unless they move to London.

I call this the Forbidden Zone Paradox. after the famous cult movie which was parodied on the famous cult Britcom, The Young Ones in the episode entitled "Boring".

***
Welcome to Springfield, USA!

Daily Radiation Dose per capita is now below annual EPA limits for nuclear plant workers!

***

Welcome to Cleveland, OHIO

City not eaten by monster in 3 days

***

Welcome to REDACTED, Kansas

You'd best turn around and leave now, friend!

***

Welcome to Friendly Cess Pool, Florida

Twinned with Tchernobyl

***
Welcome to Lady Gaga, Indiana

Home of the Fighting Chance of Survival Past the Age of 40 Peewee Baseball Team

***

Welcome to Witch's Tit, Saskatchewan

Inspiration of the saying "Cold as a witch's tit."


***

Welcome to Survey Lot 49

It wasn't worth the trouble to name this hole

***

Welcome to New York City

We can't complain but we do.
 
2012-06-05 12:58:25 PM
The author:
www.hollywoodreporter.com
"huh huh huh, that delivery truck says 'farts' instead of 'parts' huh huh"
"Hmmmmmmm YEAH! Farts are cool! FARTS! Muhwwaaahaha FARTS!"
 
2012-06-05 12:58:32 PM

brantgoose: Climax, Pennsylvania. It's just a few miles from Intercourse but most men can't get there because they won't stop to ask directions.

(I hope it's in Pennsylvania, but probably not. Oh, well. It could always be moved.)


I think that's Climax NC. Haven't been by there in a few months, but the sign and placement look familiar.

/is male, and not afraid to ask directions, to Climax or elsewhere
 
2012-06-05 12:59:10 PM
It's in Canada, but still weird to the unitiated.

1.bp.blogspot.com

//For the few that may not know, rapeseed oil was rebranded canola oil. Can't go selling Rape Oil in US supermarkets, now can we?
 
2012-06-05 12:59:13 PM

Harry Freakstorm: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x861]

Actually, the recent reimaging has him being born in space. That sign should come down.



Feh. ST2009 is a steaming pile of non-canonical shiat. The sign stays.
 
2012-06-05 12:59:26 PM
A personal favorite from travels in the New England.

www.freefoto.com


I only regret they don't show the Englishman's reaction to the formal napkins in the linens shop (shoppe?).
 
2012-06-05 12:59:28 PM

Smeggy Smurf: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x391]

It's dumber than the Brits know. That's the facade of Internet Auto Sales in Boise, ID.


This is what makes America Great.

Do they sell t-shirts, post cards, photos with the sign, and merchandise with photos of the sign? if not, they are missing a major side-line to auto sales.
 
2012-06-05 01:01:32 PM
i.dailymail.co.uk

Look! The "P" now looks like an "F!" It looks like "Farts!" Why, that's quite humorous. Indeed.
 
2012-06-05 01:01:43 PM
here is a weird sign:
tankthetories.com

You serve white's what?

Know I want to know.
 
2012-06-05 01:01:57 PM

The best British English Heritage blue plaque (marking places of historic significance all over the country).

farm6.staticflickr.com
 
2012-06-05 01:02:18 PM
Whole article and whole thread useless without...

www.rufkm.net
 
2012-06-05 01:02:35 PM
thisisthestoryof.files.wordpress.com

I grew up in this area, and it wasn't until I went to college when someone forwarded an email chain of funny road signs with this particular one, that I finally got the joke.
 
2012-06-05 01:03:02 PM
Hmm, all of these are lifted from here.
 
2012-06-05 01:03:25 PM

Harry Freakstorm: Actually, the recent reimaging has him being born in space. That sign should come down.


That's the alternate universe! The Shatner parallel universe still exists.
 
2012-06-05 01:03:43 PM

Glenford: List totally fails without"
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[s-ak.buzzfed.com image 600x469]
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[i.huffpost.com image 550x400]
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And of course:
[desmond.imageshack.us image 450x600]


You just had to do it, didn't you? You just couldn't help yourself, could you? Now those people are going to swarm out from under their rocks and be frightened by reality.
 
2012-06-05 01:03:48 PM

MythDragon: The author:
[www.hollywoodreporter.com image 565x318]
"huh huh huh, that delivery truck says 'farts' instead of 'parts' huh huh"
"Hmmmmmmm YEAH! Farts are cool! FARTS! Muhwwaaahaha FARTS!"


Guess I'm too slow today.
 
2012-06-05 01:04:04 PM

meat0918: It's in Canada, but still weird to the unitiated.

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x284]

//For the few that may not know, rapeseed oil was rebranded canola oil. Can't go selling Rape Oil in US supermarkets, now can we?


tnation.t-nation.com
 
2012-06-05 01:05:50 PM
I don't think a pizza box is a sign. And neither is a pack of ramen. And at least one of those is from a TV show. And that last one probably isn't even from the US.
 
2012-06-05 01:06:29 PM
Really, Daily Fail? You can't imagine what a Depression Menu might be? Even these days? Hey, the way the EU is headed, y'all might just want to stop by for some helpful tips sooner rather than later.

Another hint: Depression glass will not cheer you up. Unless you happen to really like depression glass.

And please, please tell me you know what I Arts is, and what it looks like when someone takes a sharpie and turns an I into an F.
 
2012-06-05 01:07:39 PM

jonohull: The Farts Delivery is just "Parts Delivery" with the paint chipped off.


namegoeshere: Really, Daily Fail? You can't imagine what a Depression Menu might be? Even these days? Hey, the way the EU is headed, y'all might just want to stop by for some helpful tips sooner rather than later.

Another hint: Depression glass will not cheer you up. Unless you happen to really like depression glass.

And please, please tell me you know what I Arts is, and what it looks like when someone takes a sharpie and turns an I into an F.


I fail. I was making it waaaaaaay to complicated.
 
2012-06-05 01:07:42 PM
getoffonbigbeaver.com

Driving to Myrtle beach from Michigan I always enjoyed the Fancy Gap and Rocky Gap signs in Virginia.
 
2012-06-05 01:08:30 PM

Foxxinnia: I don't think a pizza box is a sign. And neither is a pack of ramen. And at least one of those is from a TV show. And that last one probably isn't even from the US.


www.flowtown.com
 
2012-06-05 01:09:21 PM
So who has seen "Soup For Sluts" around? I haven't.
 
2012-06-05 01:10:37 PM

AngryJailhouseFistfark: A personal favorite from travels in the New England.

[Thickly Settled]


What is wrong with that?
 
2012-06-05 01:11:13 PM
It musta taken a lot of work for The Chive to get the copyright on all those web images...
 
2012-06-05 01:13:15 PM

spiralscratch: Feh. ST2009 is a steaming pile of non-canonical shiat. The sign stays.


As somebody who grew up with the original, I salute you, sir. Shame on Leonard Nimoy for lending credence to it!
 
2012-06-05 01:14:59 PM
Oooh, musn't forget that some guy in texas thinks Pawnee is only on a tv show despite the fact that there are 3 cities with that name in different states, and one county in Oklahoma
 
2012-06-05 01:15:01 PM

moops: Harry Freakstorm: Actually, the recent reimaging has him being born in space. That sign should come down.

That's the alternate universe! The Shatner parallel universe still exists.



But it only became parallel when the ship came through time... surely Mrs Kirk would still be in space and giving birth in both?
 
2012-06-05 01:17:38 PM

knifeyspoony: It musta taken a lot of work for The Chive to get the copyright on all those web images...


Not saying they own the rights, and they're usually pretty good about not putting watermarks on pics. It's just that the Daily Mail didn't gather pictures from all over the web to bring you this article, they just copied that one page.
 
2012-06-05 01:18:18 PM

cwolf20: So who has seen "Soup For Sluts" around? I haven't.


Amazon sells it.
 
2012-06-05 01:21:14 PM

AngryJailhouseFistfark: A personal favorite from travels in the New England.

[www.freefoto.com image 400x600]


I only regret they don't show the Englishman's reaction to the formal napkins in the linens shop (shoppe?).


umm.. so.. whats this one mean?
 
2012-06-05 01:21:31 PM

offmymeds: [www.fullfrontalfolk.com image 324x256]

Your all in one shopping choice!

/take that walmart


Looks like a pretty good party to me.

/long as I ain't the one getting married
 
2012-06-05 01:22:48 PM
I don't have a digital copy to share, but I do have a photo from a small town in England that shows a "Busy Road" sign. That "Busy Road" dead ends into a canal.
 
2012-06-05 01:23:44 PM
static3.realadventures.com

yes, yes it does
 
2012-06-05 01:28:16 PM

offmymeds: www.fullfrontalfolk.com

Your all in one shopping choice!

/take that walmart


That's where I grew up...

/they have a really great selection of wedding dresses
//and guns
///not so much beer though
 
2012-06-05 01:29:23 PM

dletter: dletter: all the good names are gone: Isn't Pawnee from Parks & Rec a fictional town?

There are/were four "real" Pawnee's.....

Pawnee, Illinois (approx. 2,500)
Pawnee, Kansas (ghost town)
Pawnee, Oklahoma (2,300)
Pawnee, Texas (201)

None of them nearly as large as what I would suspect the fictional Pawnee, IN to be (the show has claimed it is the 7th largest city in Indiana and about 90 miles from Indianapolis in a generally southern direction... which would make it roughly being a fictional Terre Haute, IN I'd say, around 60-70k in population).

What is funny is that sign...

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x343]

If they used that sign on the show, you'd totally think they made that up as a joke, and say "Nobody would actually use a slogan that weird"... but, there it is.

Actually, thinking about it a bit more and doing a little investigating... that sign WAS from the show.

Which means that this article writer didn't do much investigation (I know, calm down, I know that is a shock).


I believe that whole episode was about the town's slogan, and the joke was that the town had many slogans over the years and that was one of them.
 
2012-06-05 01:30:20 PM
www.texasescapes.com
 
2012-06-05 01:31:55 PM
Dr. Egon Spengler: Vinz, you said before you were waiting for a sign. What sign are you waiting for?

Louis: Gozer the Traveler. He will come in one of the pre-chosen forms. During the rectification of the Vuldrini, the traveler came as a large and moving Torg! Then, during the third reconciliation of the last of the McKetrick supplicants, they chose a new form for him: that of a giant Slor! Many Shuvs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slor that day, I can tell you!
 
2012-06-05 01:32:23 PM

Bungles: moops: Harry Freakstorm: Actually, the recent reimaging has him being born in space. That sign should come down.

That's the alternate universe! The Shatner parallel universe still exists.


But it only became parallel when the ship came through time... surely Mrs Kirk would still be in space and giving birth in both?


Depends on how you look at it. The anomaly that the Kelvin was investigating might not have been there in the original timeline which means the Kelvin's tour may have ended earlier. Another possibility is that the stress of the situation caused her to give birth a week or so earlier than she was due - where the Kelvin may well have been originally scheduled to return to Earth.

My personal thought is who the fark cares it's a movie relax and enjoy it.
 
2012-06-05 01:34:13 PM
This sign (google maps):

Carter's Country
Cut Rate Fishing Tackle Unlimited
Carter's Guns and Ammo
Animal Emergency Clinic ???
Tri-State Outfitters Taxedermy
Carter's Wildlife Exhibit

All share a parking lot with Goode Co Barbecue
 
2012-06-05 01:34:44 PM
farm1.staticflickr.com

/not my photo, but I've driven by the sign
//yeah, yeah, the elder, I know
 
2012-06-05 01:36:26 PM

brantgoose: Climax, Pennsylvania. It's just a few miles from Intercourse but most men can't get there because they won't stop to ask directions.

(I hope it's in Pennsylvania, but probably not. Oh, well. It could always be moved.)


Which is why they invariably end up in Blue Ball, PA
 
2012-06-05 01:36:37 PM
I really believe that the brits are becoming inbred.
 
2012-06-05 01:37:31 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-06-05 01:38:12 PM
How the hell couldn't the author figure out that jorts was a portmanteau of jeans and shorts, the guy even drew a damn picture. There are enough funny (either intentionally or unintentionally) sign in the US that one shouldn't need to resort to fake signs, engrish, and paint chips that look like a fart joke when I squint to be funny.

Also glad to see Big Beaver Rd and Big Bone Lick get the nods the deserve in here.
 
2012-06-05 01:38:41 PM
www.freefoto.com

the GOAT
 
2012-06-05 01:38:48 PM
farm3.static.flickr.com

farm4.staticflickr.com

farm4.static.flickr.com
 
2012-06-05 01:38:58 PM
encrypted-tbn3.google.com
 
2012-06-05 01:40:38 PM

TheRameres: [thisisthestoryof.files.wordpress.com image 600x450]

I grew up in this area, and it wasn't until I went to college when someone forwarded an email chain of funny road signs with this particular one, that I finally got the joke.


The McDonalds is a nice touch too.
 
2012-06-05 01:44:21 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: As pointed out in TFA, the "clean dirt" sign isn't all that weird, although typically people call it "fill", not "dirt".


"Clean fill" would usually mean fill material without the fines - basically sand and gravel and maybe some silt, like AB. Clean dirt usually means dirt without rocks, concrete chunks, or other trash in it.

I know, super interesting.
 
2012-06-05 01:45:01 PM

meat0918: It's in Canada, but still weird to the unitiated.

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x284]

//For the few that may not know, rapeseed oil was rebranded canola oil. Can't go selling Rape Oil in US supermarkets, now can we?


And birthplace of Brent Butt too
 
2012-06-05 01:49:18 PM
i.dailymail.co.uk

This place has been abandoned for the 12 years I've lived in Atlanta. It's on Memorial across from Oakland cemetery. I went to the bar next door to get drunk in the afternoon last Wednesday and noted that everything around it has changed, but it remains the same.
 
2012-06-05 01:50:12 PM
I live near Climax, GA. Interestingly, Cumming is on the other side.
 
2012-06-05 01:52:11 PM
Please do not judge Brits by the Daily Mail. It's like us judging Americans by Fox News.
 
2012-06-05 01:53:23 PM
i1184.photobucket.com
Descent 2 is my absolute fav game ever
 
2012-06-05 01:55:00 PM
i.dailymail.co.uk

I'm putting this on my menu. Easy pickings.
 
2012-06-05 01:55:23 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: And "Soup for Sluts" is actually made for imported sluts and not good ole' American sluts.


I thought Soup for Sluts was like the "food for guns" exchange program.
 
2012-06-05 01:57:54 PM
One of the weirdest signs I've ever seen. Yes, that's real.

img156.imageshack.us

you don't want to stop at this rest area late at night, I'm guessing.

lh3.googleusercontent.com
 
2012-06-05 02:00:38 PM
Soup for sluts? Dig that scene!~
 
2012-06-05 02:02:56 PM

SuddenlySamhain: [i1184.photobucket.com image 450x600]
Descent 2 is my absolute fav game ever


You can't beat the original, there. I don't need no stinkin' helper bot to make it through a mine
 
2012-06-05 02:04:44 PM

Cythraul: 'Realise?' You funny Brits and your weird way of spelling.


Not very wize.
 
2012-06-05 02:04:54 PM
t2.gstatic.com
 
2012-06-05 02:06:51 PM

cryinoutloud: One of the weirdest signs I've ever seen. Yes, that's real.

[img156.imageshack.us image 480x640]

Yeah, the derp in the sign is unreal, especially the $1 million in silver coins. Would love to know where it is and who put it up.

 
2012-06-05 02:07:20 PM
home sweet home
 
2012-06-05 02:08:29 PM

inner ted: home sweet home


farm1.staticflickr.com

dam resizing
 
2012-06-05 02:08:41 PM
Soup For Sluts -- isn't that the name of Snooki's and J-Wow's cooking show on the Food Channel?
 
2012-06-05 02:09:56 PM

cryinoutloud: One of the weirdest signs I've ever seen. Yes, that's real.

[img156.imageshack.us image 480x640]

you don't want to stop at this rest area late at night, I'm guessing.

[lh3.googleusercontent.com image 540x355]


YES THIS IS DOG
 
2012-06-05 02:10:01 PM
i47.tinypic.com
 
2012-06-05 02:13:10 PM
i86.photobucket.com

And yes, they have a bar named after the city.

/the small white sing is a reminder that it's against the law to steal road sings and you may be under surveillance.
 
2012-06-05 02:13:51 PM

cryinoutloud: One of the weirdest signs I've ever seen. Yes, that's real.


With the reference to silver coinage, I'm guessing the owner is one of those "sovereign law" types who don't think the gov'ment has any power over them.

And given the ref to the BLM, I'm also going to guess that the feds have put a road through someone's ranch and they are still pissed about it.

/been there, done that
//moonshiners post similar signs here in NC
 
2012-06-05 02:14:10 PM
HAMMERTOE 2012-06-05 01:13:15 PM

spiralscratch: Feh. ST2009 is a steaming pile of non-canonical shiat. The sign stays.

As somebody who grew up with the original, I salute you, sir. Shame on Leonard Nimoy for lending credence to it!


I heartily agree
That abrams guy is a joke who seems to only succeed with teeny bopper melodramas.
Armeggedon was interesting to watch though ,but that was really only due to Aerosmith and Liv Tyler.
 
2012-06-05 02:17:13 PM
Silly English, you dare poke fun when you have signs like these?
swick.co.uk
i.telegraph.co.uk
farm4.staticflickr.com
 
2012-06-05 02:18:16 PM

cryinoutloud: One of the weirdest signs I've ever seen. Yes, that's real.

[img156.imageshack.us image 480x640]



I want to meet that guy and say "Yeah. Good luck with that."
 
2012-06-05 02:27:20 PM

Loreweaver: skinnycatullus: Heh, they think "jorts" is a misspelling.

Whoever came up with the name "Jorts" needs to be shot. For men, the are "Cut-off Jeans" and for women, they are known as "Daisy Dukes".

/the pair of jeans that launched a generation of boys into puberty


No, those two things are different. Jorts aren't cut off. They are made that way. And they (as far as I know) differ from Daisy Dukes in that they are long enough to nearly reach the knee (though some are longer).

Nobody looks good in jorts.
 
2012-06-05 02:32:13 PM

thisisyourbrainonFark: cryinoutloud: One of the weirdest signs I've ever seen. Yes, that's real.
[img156.imageshack.us image 480x640]
Yeah, the derp in the sign is unreal, especially the $1 million in silver coins. Would love to know where it is and who put it up.


It's by Helena, MT, and strangely enough, i think we met the guy while we were out there doing our government thing. He seemed to be patrolling the road, was armed, and while he was telling us where we needed to go take care of something (because he has NO USE for the government), he suddenly had to take off to go chase down someone who was "trespassing." (It was a dirt, public road, needless to say.) We decided that we also had urgent business, somewhere far away from him.

Then he came back later and told us that he'd worked for the Forest Service for 16 years. I met a few similar people at other times while I was out in the boondocks. I do think the ebil government made him take the sign down or something, because it disappeared later.

Farking crazy people, is there anything they can't do?
 
2012-06-05 02:34:02 PM
Hey cool, I am about a 7 second walk from Aunt Lucy's right now.
 
2012-06-05 02:36:53 PM
cache.virtualtourist.com
 
2012-06-05 02:40:37 PM

cryinoutloud: I do think the ebil government made him take the sign down or something, because it disappeared later.


I'll bet you five bucks it's hanging in a dorm room.

/college kids, the answer to officious morans
 
2012-06-05 02:43:11 PM

MythDragon: here is a weird sign:
[tankthetories.com image 390x397]

You serve white's what?

Know I want to know.


OK... I know that you want to know.

Muphry's Law
 
2012-06-05 02:43:39 PM

thaduke: Aunt Lucy's is in Kingston, Canada, not America. It has also been around since 1947. Unfortunately their food is no better than an Appleby's.

/CSB


The only thing more disappointing than the sawdust-like food is the service. I prefer KFC next door, and I don't like KFC much at all. Aunt Lucy's used to earn their good reputation, but the quality of that place has plummeted and it smells like old people and decay. I got a burger, fries, and a tiny caesar salad to go from there once. $20+ and I got eleven fries. I had to wait half an hour at the bar while they made it, as they refused to let me call ahead to order even though I work next door, and they never once offered me so much as a glass of water or asked if I would like to buy a drink the whole time I was there.

(Also, Canada is in the Americas - the article/headline never specified the USA)
 
2012-06-05 02:45:59 PM

Super Chronic: MythDragon: here is a weird sign:
[tankthetories.com image 390x397]

You serve white's what?

Know I want to know.

OK... I know that you want to know.

Muphry's Law


TL;DR

The short form, extant since Ye Olde Dayes of Usenet: "Any time you indulge in a spelling or grammar flame, you will either mis-spell something or commit a usage fault."

/one of the iron laws of the universe
 
2012-06-05 02:46:41 PM

BurnShrike: [farm3.static.flickr.com image 375x500]

[farm4.staticflickr.com image 333x500]

[farm4.static.flickr.com image 500x327]


I actually grew up about 10 miles from Knob Lick. Kind of a cool spot. Is actually the old exterior of an ancient volcano. Standing on top you can see the ancient caldera.

This place is located just outside of Joplin, MO. I assume it survived the tornado.
encrypted-tbn3.google.com

/On a related note, while I was living in Springfield, MO the rumor was that Joplin actually had one of the higher per capita of gays and lesbians in the country. Never knew if there was any truth to it.
//NTTAWWT
 
2012-06-05 02:50:48 PM
Sign: VALVOLINE THE ONLY ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE APPROVED OIL
Caption: Phew: This petrol station claims that Valvoline is the only zombie apocalypse approved oil

Please tell me the caption writer didn't get paid.
 
2012-06-05 02:52:34 PM
Jesus Christ this article is terrible.

The labeling of a pizza is not a "sign".

The labeling of Ramen is not a "sign".

"Clean dirt" is a perfectly legitimate, idiomatic request for fill dirt. Farms and ranches need it. The people who have it know exactly what that sign means, and there's nothing weird about it.

One of the signs is just a creation of a TV show.

Author, you are terrible. Subby, fark you too.
 
2012-06-05 02:56:46 PM

booger42: meat0918: It's in Canada, but still weird to the unitiated.

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x284]

//For the few that may not know, rapeseed oil was rebranded canola oil. Can't go selling Rape Oil in US supermarkets, now can we?

And birthplace of Brent Butt too



Yeah, but other than that there's not a lot going on.
 
2012-06-05 03:00:40 PM

namegoeshere: AngryJailhouseFistfark: A personal favorite from travels in the New England.

[Thickly Settled]

What is wrong with that?


What is the message? That there is a high population density in this community? Am I not able to discern that by the number of cars parked on the street or people milling about? Curiously, in the middle of the afternoon when I first saw the sign, there was nobody around. Place seemed hardly settled at all, let alone thickly.
 
2012-06-05 03:03:17 PM

kvinesknows: AngryJailhouseFistfark: A personal favorite from travels in the New England.

[www.freefoto.com image 400x600]


I only regret they don't show the Englishman's reaction to the formal napkins in the linens shop (shoppe?).

umm.. so.. whats this one mean?



In Homeland, napkin typically refers to the cloth or paper used at the dining table to wipe one's mouth and protect one's lap from spills. In England the word napkin refers to the absorbent non-inserted feminine hygiene device. The idea that one should have a formal version of such a thing is a peculiar.
 
2012-06-05 03:07:04 PM

LewDux: meat0918: It's in Canada, but still weird to the unitiated.

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x284]

//For the few that may not know, rapeseed oil was rebranded canola oil. Can't go selling Rape Oil in US supermarkets, now can we?


A challenger appears!
i46.tinypic.com
 
2012-06-05 03:09:23 PM

Loreweaver: skinnycatullus: Heh, they think "jorts" is a misspelling.

Whoever came up with the name "Jorts" needs to be shot. For men, the are "Cut-off Jeans" and for women, they are known as "Daisy Dukes".

/the pair of jeans that launched a generation of boys into puberty


But what if they are on an angry puerto rican?
 
2012-06-05 03:12:10 PM
Showing my inner geek. I think the Kirk sign is pretty cool.

I know the new movie has him in space but screw that it is still a cool sign.
 
2012-06-05 03:14:36 PM
i71.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-05 03:15:40 PM

bentley57: [i71.photobucket.com image 640x480]


Now that is one hysterically bad sign
 
2012-06-05 03:25:33 PM

i upped my meds-up yours: Silly English, you dare poke fun when you have signs like these?
[swick.co.uk image 468x358]
[i.telegraph.co.uk image 460x288]
[farm4.staticflickr.com image 500x368]


The name is Farthing Common, someone vandalized the sign.
 
2012-06-05 03:29:33 PM

largedon:
This place is located just outside of Joplin, MO. I assume it survived the tornado.
[encrypted-tbn3.google.com image 259x194]

/On a related note, while I was living in Springfield, MO the rumor was that Joplin actually had one of the higher per capita of gays and lesbians in the country. Never knew if there was any truth to it.
//NTTAWWT


I was just in Joplin a couple of months ago, but I did not see the sign anymore coming off of I-44 from Tulsa toward RangeLine. :-/ I think the US brand changed to Schaeffler Group North America.
 
2012-06-05 03:29:49 PM

Super Chronic: MythDragon: here is a weird sign:
[tankthetories.com image 390x397]

You serve white's what?

Know I want to know.

OK... I know that you want to know.

Muphry's Law


Giddammit
 
2012-06-05 03:31:07 PM

MythDragon: Super Chronic: MythDragon: here is a weird sign:
[tankthetories.com image 390x397]

You serve white's what?

Know I want to know.

OK... I know that you want to know.

Muphry's Law

Giddammit


God-farking-damn smartphone keyboard.
 
2012-06-05 03:32:02 PM
www.yourfunnystuff.com
 
2012-06-05 03:36:03 PM

AngryJailhouseFistfark: kvinesknows: AngryJailhouseFistfark: A personal favorite from travels in the New England.

[www.freefoto.com image 400x600]


I only regret they don't show the Englishman's reaction to the formal napkins in the linens shop (shoppe?).

umm.. so.. whats this one mean?


In Homeland, napkin typically refers to the cloth or paper used at the dining table to wipe one's mouth and protect one's lap from spills. In England the word napkin refers to the absorbent non-inserted feminine hygiene device. The idea that one should have a formal version of such a thing is a peculiar.


umm no I mean the pic of the sign
 
2012-06-05 03:39:30 PM
I'm your Spiritual Gangster biatch!
 
2012-06-05 03:56:57 PM

kvinesknows: AngryJailhouseFistfark: kvinesknows: AngryJailhouseFistfark: A personal favorite from travels in the New England.

[www.freefoto.com image 400x600]


I only regret they don't show the Englishman's reaction to the formal napkins in the linens shop (shoppe?).

umm.. so.. whats this one mean?


In Homeland, napkin typically refers to the cloth or paper used at the dining table to wipe one's mouth and protect one's lap from spills. In England the word napkin refers to the absorbent non-inserted feminine hygiene device. The idea that one should have a formal version of such a thing is a peculiar.

umm no I mean the pic of the sign


I'm not really sure what it's supposed to mean. I think it's intended to warn motorists that there are many people in the area and they might dart out in front of you without warning. Thing of it is, if the place is densely populated and there are people everywhere, shouldn't that be obvious to the visiting motorist?
 
2012-06-05 04:01:29 PM

AngryJailhouseFistfark: kvinesknows: AngryJailhouseFistfark: kvinesknows: AngryJailhouseFistfark: A personal favorite from travels in the New England.

[www.freefoto.com image 400x600]


I only regret they don't show the Englishman's reaction to the formal napkins in the linens shop (shoppe?).

umm.. so.. whats this one mean?


In Homeland, napkin typically refers to the cloth or paper used at the dining table to wipe one's mouth and protect one's lap from spills. In England the word napkin refers to the absorbent non-inserted feminine hygiene device. The idea that one should have a formal version of such a thing is a peculiar.

umm no I mean the pic of the sign

I'm not really sure what it's supposed to mean. I think it's intended to warn motorists that there are many people in the area and they might dart out in front of you without warning. Thing of it is, if the place is densely populated and there are people everywhere, shouldn't that be obvious to the visiting motorist?


I think it's like the "slow children" sign - lots of short bus kids around, so be careful.

The Brit sign just means the area is populated with thick people.

www.vinylrecords.ch
 
2012-06-05 04:01:42 PM

NuttierThanEver: FLOWERY TWATS?


FARTY TOWELS?
 
2012-06-05 04:20:53 PM

AngryJailhouseFistfark: namegoeshere: AngryJailhouseFistfark: A personal favorite from travels in the New England.

[Thickly Settled]

What is wrong with that?

What is the message? That there is a high population density in this community? Am I not able to discern that by the number of cars parked on the street or people milling about? Curiously, in the middle of the afternoon when I first saw the sign, there was nobody around. Place seemed hardly settled at all, let alone thickly.


Thickly settled is a legal term, and sets the speed limit at 35 MPH, or 30 MPH, depending on your location. But wait, you say, that speed limit sign says 25 MPH. But it is yellow, not white. This indicates a road hazard, such as a sharp curve, ahead. A reduction of speed is advised. After the dangerous area, the speed limit returns to 35 unless otherwise marked by a white sign. Since the sign is yellow and not white, however, this speed reduction is a recommendation, not a law. Feel free to ignore it completely. But if you do and then put your car into a ditch, know that you will be mocked enthusiastically by the driver of the tow truck you call to pull you out. Doubly so (the mocking and how much you will be charged for this service) if you have out of state plates.

It's perfectly simple. I don't know how anyone could be confused.

/Masshole
//Living in NY
 
2012-06-05 04:37:49 PM
okay.. so its a legal term that means what? like dense population like suggested?
 
2012-06-05 04:38:38 PM

dennysgod: [i86.photobucket.com image 546x410]

And yes, they have a bar named after the city.

/the small white sing is a reminder that it's against the law to steal road sings and you may be under surveillance.


Their parade is entertaining as well.

/how far can you toss a fish?
 
2012-06-05 04:43:22 PM

xant: "Clean dirt" is a perfectly legitimate, idiomatic request for fill dirt.


But if you clean your dirt by washing all the dirt off of it you get a funny sign
 
2012-06-05 04:43:27 PM

kvinesknows: okay.. so its a legal term that means what? like dense population like suggested?


Vehicle and Traffic Law, from the Massachusetts RMV Driving Manual:

Thickly Settled. "A 'Thickly Settled' district is an area where houses or other buildings are located, on average, less than 200 feet apart." If you find a "Thickly Settled" sign in Massachusetts, don't think of it as a quaint sign. Consider it as a 30 mile an hour speed trap because the law states that speeds over 30 mph in a "Thickly Settled" or business district are not considered reasonable and proper.

Link

Also, please note that the appropriate distance to stop away from a trolley passenger step is eight feet. No more, no less. You have been warned.
 
2012-06-05 04:50:04 PM
umm.. why not just put up a speed limit sign and leave it at that? why dick around with these retarded "thickly settled" crap signs?
 
2012-06-05 04:51:54 PM

kvinesknows: umm.. why not just put up a speed limit sign and leave it at that? why dick around with these retarded "thickly settled" crap signs?


FOR TEH LULZ you silly out-of-stater! Why else??
 
2012-06-05 04:52:44 PM

Dragonflew: thaduke: Aunt Lucy's is in Kingston, Canada, not America. It has also been around since 1947. Unfortunately their food is no better than an Appleby's.

/CSB

The only thing more disappointing than the sawdust-like food is the service. I prefer KFC next door, and I don't like KFC much at all. Aunt Lucy's used to earn their good reputation, but the quality of that place has plummeted and it smells like old people and decay. I got a burger, fries, and a tiny caesar salad to go from there once. $20+ and I got eleven fries. I had to wait half an hour at the bar while they made it, as they refused to let me call ahead to order even though I work next door, and they never once offered me so much as a glass of water or asked if I would like to buy a drink the whole time I was there.

(Also, Canada is in the Americas - the article/headline never specified the USA)


Super CSB:

I went to school with a girl whose family used to run / runs Aunt Lucy's, and one day for show-and-tell she brought in a menu from 1947. T-bone steaks were $1 or something like that. It made me nostalgic for a time long before I was born, mainly because I was already a cheapskate by then.

In the nostalgia/cheapskate vein, the 'Depression Menu' could be them trying to hark back to a period just before they opened....?
 
2012-06-05 05:13:18 PM
Sluts must have lots of money to be paying a buck apiece for Ramen noodles.
 
2012-06-05 05:50:00 PM
PED XING ..... LoLWut? I always have fun imaging my fellow Europeans trying to guess what language that is.

A favourite menu item from Texas: "Chicken-Fried Chicken"
 
2012-06-05 06:03:11 PM

skinnycatullus: Loreweaver: skinnycatullus: Heh, they think "jorts" is a misspelling.

Whoever came up with the name "Jorts" needs to be shot. For men, the are "Cut-off Jeans" and for women, they are known as "Daisy Dukes".

/the pair of jeans that launched a generation of boys into puberty

No, those two things are different. Jorts aren't cut off. They are made that way. And they (as far as I know) differ from Daisy Dukes in that they are long enough to nearly reach the knee (though some are longer).

Nobody looks good in jorts.


Ok, did not know that there actually was a such thing as knee-length jeans ... In my book, the only kind of jeans that exist (or should exist) are full-length and Daisy Dukes.
 
2012-06-05 06:16:03 PM
i441.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-05 08:27:46 PM
farm8.staticflickr.com


The sign out front was the same as shown on the menu, and the interior entrance featured a life-sized painted cutout of a buxom young woman holding a cherry pie.
 
2012-06-05 08:44:50 PM

thaduke:

In the nostalgia/cheapskate vein, the 'Depression Menu' could be them trying to hark back to a period just before they opened....?


Or an accurate reflection of their current fare.
 
2012-06-05 11:40:51 PM
www.pcwise.net
 
2012-06-06 01:12:38 AM
www.funnywomen.com
 
2012-06-06 09:49:04 AM

GT_bike: [i441.photobucket.com image 640x480]


For milk, "homo" = "homogenized"

It's not uncommon to see "homo" on milk jugs and/or signs
 
2012-06-06 10:21:04 AM

Bruxellensis: GT_bike: [i441.photobucket.com image 640x480]

For milk, "homo" = "homogenized"

It's not uncommon to see "homo" on milk jugs and/or signs


gee thank you captain obvious.. its still funny
 
2012-06-06 10:36:20 AM

kvinesknows: Bruxellensis: GT_bike: [i441.photobucket.com image 640x480]

For milk, "homo" = "homogenized"

It's not uncommon to see "homo" on milk jugs and/or signs

gee thank you captain obvious.. its still funny


You're welcome little man. I'm glad you find that funny. Have you seen the fart delivery truck yet?
 
2012-06-06 10:36:38 AM
upload.wikimedia.org

/yeah, I know it's in Canada, sue me
 
2012-06-06 11:12:43 AM

Bruxellensis: kvinesknows: Bruxellensis: GT_bike: [i441.photobucket.com image 640x480]

For milk, "homo" = "homogenized"

It's not uncommon to see "homo" on milk jugs and/or signs

gee thank you captain obvious.. its still funny

You're welcome little man. I'm glad you find that funny. Have you seen the fart delivery truck yet?


I sure did. did you see the sign about Indian Head I posted? Now that is super funny too!.. oh wait.. its just a town name.. sigh not funny at all...
 
2012-06-06 11:30:50 AM

kvinesknows: Bruxellensis: kvinesknows: Bruxellensis: GT_bike: [i441.photobucket.com image 640x480]

For milk, "homo" = "homogenized"

It's not uncommon to see "homo" on milk jugs and/or signs

gee thank you captain obvious.. its still funny

You're welcome little man. I'm glad you find that funny. Have you seen the fart delivery truck yet?

I sure did. did you see the sign about Indian Head I posted? Now that is super funny too!.. oh wait.. its just a town name.. sigh not funny at all...


You're right. Sigh.
 
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