The entries keep rolling in for TheDetroitBureau.com’s first annual some Wild, Weird and Wacky Street Signs. So, we thought it was time to share some more of the best.
For those who’ve somehow missed the news, we’re running a contest asking readers to share the crazy street signs they spot across the country -- and around the world. We’ve received entries from as far afield as Bangkok and Berlin, as well as the little village of Lost, Scotland.
Have an image of your own? Or maybe you want to run out and snap a shot of that sign you pass going to work every day. The good news is that you’ve still got plenty of time to enter. The contest runs through August 17 and we’ll then ask readers to help us judge the best, with winners announced over the Labor Day holiday. To add some motivation, prizes include a $500 Bridgestone tire gift certificate.
In the meantime, here are some of the most recent entries in TheDetroitBureau.com’s Wild, Weird and Wacky Street Signs Contest!
Our opening shot comes from reader Robert McNeice who alerted us to one of the most graphically concise signs we’ve yet seen from neighborhoods hoping to crack down on the sex trade. We think it gets the message across quite clearly.
You think there'd be a wider law over this sort of thing.
So does this very different sign shot by Julia Spring. We’ve always been in favor of truth in advertising but perhaps this restaurant sign tells us more than we need to know?
Customers can't say they weren't warned.
We’re not really sure what to make of this sign submitted by reader Marion MacDonald. But we have a feeling we really should do what it says…walk slowly, very, very slowly -- the other way.
Not very optimistic, are they?
Some of the funniest, wackiest and most bizarre signs are official warnings and advisories. We can only wonder what they were thinking when they sent the road crews out. But we wonder how we’re supposed to react when we see a sign like this one from reader -- and media colleague -- Jean Halliday taken near Detroit’s Comerica Park baseball stadium. (Despite the arrow on the street, it turns out, you really can’t turn left.)
Well, that's certainly a mixed message.
Or this one, from Goldie Kootsillas. Do you also get a discount on the parking ticket or towing fee.
Doesn't really seem like such a good deal.
Want to find out more about the Wild, Weird and Wacky Street Signs Contest? Check out the rules, find out how to enter -- and see some more crazy signs by clicking here. Remember, you have until August 17th to enter!