Signs of Life

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A collection of some of the more interesting signs... some spanglish, some are inglespanol... some are just silly. Most of the jokes are lewd and tasteless, so if you're used to the normal content of, then it shouldn't be a problem

I have a silly sense of humour... our journey begins in Mexico city. Right on the Zocolo, there is a "Joyeria" named Liliana! Hahahaha! (Joyeria is actually Mexican for Jeweller)

The big bread company here is called "bimbo", they sponsor lots of sporting teams, have huge trucks delivering their bread... always good for a giggle.

Olle Berggren's Spanish dictionary. Over the whole 4 weeks of my Spanish course, this joke never stopped being funny. Olle had some fun of his own - he would frequently ask me to read some Swedish. Apparently, to Scandanavians, listening to foreigners try to read their language also never stops being funnny.

That's a bit raunchy to have on the tables in the cafeteria in the Spanish school...

hehehe... this needs little explanation. Its actually a hardware store... but I like to think that one comes here to pick out a good ferret.

...the orange juice that gives you your b-b-b-boing!

This one was spotted by Nick in Oaxaca...

I never quite understood where the name came from. Long tubular and full of sea men I suppose...

Prior to his revolutionary antics, Che had a little-known dip into the vices of capitalism in the form of a Supermarket...


The painkillers that the doctor gave me for my dry cough in Mexico. The only instance during the whole trip that I actually got properly sick.

This one was above the door of a bus to Chichen Itza. I think a better translation would be "have you left something?"

This was just a little silly... I was very tempted to "ask and be pleased" but there were too many people around

This was in Cancun, near the bus station. Not sure whether this was deliberate or just very bad spanglish

"To the victims of the Maine who were sacrificed by voracious imperialism in its desire to gain control of the island of Cuba" a fine example of *modified* monuments in Cuba

The Museo de la Revolucion... it reminded me of reading the CPSU-version of history when I was studying the Russian revolution.

Me and Nick avoided the "Pain Omelet"

A sign giving information on the water coming out of the spring. Interestingly... there doesn't seem to be any water... what a curious oversight

This was quite funny... no explanation required

...and during the bay of pigs assault, comandante Fidel Castro immediately moved to central australia to command his forces - wuss.

A leftover sign from when Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez was an internationally acclaimed fast-bowler

An interesting name for a supermarket... reminds me of the radio station, Coma FM, as parodied be Triple J in Australia

Ah... the US was a brilliant place for interesting signs. This made me wonder about all those non-drug-free school zones THAT'S where babies come from!

What the...?

Someone at UC berkeley modified the "Geological Engineering Laboratory" to this... much more apt

The clothing store at Berkeley... I decided to pass on buying anything here because there is such a thing as too much of a good thing.

I could relate to this... I'm sure many of you can too.

wha...? Naturally, I just HAD to have a look

Sure enough... lots of interesting shirts... some subtle, some others... not so subtle

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