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Signs of Life: Part 20

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From time to time during my travels, I come across signs that I find interesting for one reason or another. Sometimes, they contain clever writing, are humorous, or remind me of some place or event. Here are some from visits to Edinburgh, Scotland; London, England; and Beijing, China; among other places.


Sign outside a preschool.


While shopping for used clothes at the Salvo's thrift shop, you can help someone else.


I've found that it's udderly silly to confuse "other" with "udder".


I guess that's another way of saying "Get your drink and food here".


BBQ pork, anyone? And with haggis as well; hold me back!


While this sign certainly made me smile, the June week I was in Edinburgh was quite nice, with the rain mostly coming at nights.


From their website: "We run a shop of vices filled with fine wines, champagne, craft beers, boutique spirits, as well as luxury tobaccos, pipes, cigars, lighters and men's gifts."


I cannot emphasize enough that everthing in this play really does go wrong! It was absolutely hilarious.

I saw it while in London, and learned of another play, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery, by the same people, and very much enjoyed that too.


This German sign literally means "parking place for dogs," and something like it is often seen outside of shops, where owners can tie up their dogs before going inside. Many such places have a bowl of water.


The name of this shop in Beijing, China, is quite a mouthful, and I wondered if the translation is exact!


Do you suppose the Chinese writing means, "finger-lickin' good!"?

BTW, Colonel Sanders was a Kentucky Colonel.


With me being so tall, as I went up the steps of this place, I felt sure that the Chinese writing on the sign said, "Mind your head!"


I studied this sign in Beijing, China, for quite a few minutes before I decided that it was an error, and really mean to say "Occupied".


Of course, wearing the right spectacles just might cause a public spectacle!

This sign from the town of Brunswick, Maryland, USA.


Need a little pick-me-up with your breakfast porridge?

This from my hotel's breakfast area in Belfast, Northern Ireland.


Perhaps you've heard about "truth in advertising."

This sign from Amsterdam, the Netherlands.