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Seeing the Humor in the Illegal Modification of Signs

Most illegal activity is repugnant to the average person - particularly if it involves serious violation. But some illegal actions can make us snicker, if we're honest. The following are some sign changes I've seen that hit my funny bone hard! Can you add to the list?

I used to walk to school, passing a sign that read, "Holl's Funeral Home". I was told someone with a slingshot knocked off a few letters, so it read (for a while) "Holl's Fun Home".

In the Charlottesville, Virginia area, was an overpass sign that read, "Virginia is for Lovers. A graffiti artist altered just one letter of it, so it read, "Virginia is for Losers".

You've seen those El Cheap-o church-style signs with the magnetic letters, no? Well, a local purveyor sells homemade fried chicken! The sign read, "The Chicken Coop". Well, after the letters were rearranged on a regular basis, they bought a new sign. Why? Because the vandals stole one letter and rearranged the others to read "The Chicken Poo".

Well, in the 60's, I was riding with my friends when we passed the Two Guys department store in New Jersey. Don't ask me how they did it, but someone closed the loop of one letter so it read "Two Gays".

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MegL wrote on May 2, 2018, 4:24 PM

There's lots of great humour in those. If you are on twitter, there is a twitter account about church signs. There are some amazing ones on there!

VinceSummers wrote on May 2, 2018, 4:35 PM

There is also a site that let's you write a slogan, which is then placed inside an image of a church sign, so it looks real.

Kasman wrote on May 2, 2018, 5:21 PM

There is a road sign near us which reads 'Sign Not In Use'. emoticon :smile:

lookatdesktop wrote on May 2, 2018, 5:52 PM

That might have a hidden meaning, like, This sign is temporarily out of order. LOL

lookatdesktop wrote on May 2, 2018, 5:56 PM

I read a sign that was never altered at all but sounded so funny that I just had to share it. It goes like this, Odd Pennies Cafe. And oh yea, another sign that reads The Independent Order of Odd Fellows. and they actually have a website as follows ... . One more thing, The backs of some associates of a well known retailer has printed on the backs of their shirts that reads, HOW CAN I HELP YOU? well, that is like saying, while I am walking away from you and you can read this, you are too close.

VinceSummers wrote on May 5, 2018, 8:27 AM

My favorite sign ever was a double sign. I've probably mentioned it before. It was a store that sold food items, gas, and so forth. A fancier one than average. Two signs were adjacent above and below. The top one said RESTROOMS CLEANED DAILY. The bottom on read FRESH FUDGE DAILY.