It takes a lot of thought to get people’s attention to read a sign. You have to be clever with words to put up a sign that people will actually read and get involved with. We have already collected a bunch of signs before, not for their cleverness, but for their clumsiness. You might want to check these sign fails here.
This time around, we have a new batch of clever and witty signs that will make you giggle, hopefully. Browse through them and let us know what you think.
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We know for a fact that language and culture are intricately intertwined that one influences the other in tremendous, and sometimes amazing, ways. It is this intertwining that makes translations from one language to another extremely difficult. You can only translate words and concepts that exist in both cultures. Cultural subtleties that are not shared by other cultures will often get lost in translation.
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When you combine the cuteness of adorable animals with funny wordplay, the result is always amusing. We’ve published several articles and illustrations on just this and we know that people love animal puns. They make people laugh and who wouldn’t love animals anyways. Many artists use animals as a subject for their creative work. One such artists is the the UK-based illustrator Sophie Corrigan who has recently released a series of cool and adorable animal drawings and puns that we have collected here for you to enjoy. Leaf through them and let us know your favorites.
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The number one source of frustration when learning a language is the number of times we forget words we just learned. It takes a lot of practice to make words stick to our memory. Most people when they forget a word in a second language, they get embarrassed, their live crashes right there, and they wish they’d never learned that language. Other people, though, will not let one forgettable word stand in the way of conveying their thought. So, they’d mix up other words they know and mess up the entire language to make themselves understood. Down below are examples of people who worked their way around forgetting or not knowing particular English words, and the results as usual are hilarious.
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Italians gave the world a lot, including western civilization and a great culture and language. There is something Italian in every household today and that’s one more reason to adore Italians and the Italian culture. There are two things that make Italians particularly special and that’s their hand gestures and food. A lot of jokes have been made out of Italian food and the peculiar hand gestures and we’ve gathered some of them below and we hope they make you laugh.
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Have you ever wondered why we use particular sounds to call cats, unlike other animals? What’s ever more interesting is the they respond to our calls. (Well, most of the times, sometimes they do recognize the call but they choose to ignore you). And did you know that cats are called differently in different countries? Each country gets a cat’s attention with different noises, and here is a list of how different people call cats in different countries. If your country is missing from the list, please add it in the comment section.
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Whether you speak English as a first or a second language, you have your own reasons for hating the English language. It could be the irritating spelling, pronunciation, or the confusing grammar rules that natives break all the time. Because a lot of people are learning English today than ever before, most of them express their frustration while trying to learn and make sense of English. To give you a sense of this frustration and the confusing nature of the English language, here are 26 reasons why people are confused and why English is still a mystery even to its native speakers.
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News in the good old days used to be fun. Before the internet, you’d get your news from fresh papers, with the smell of ink , and the satisfying sound of turning pages. What was particularly funny are the occasional blunders found in newspapers, because once it’s out there it can’t be altered. If a blunder goes unnoticed, that’s it, there is no way the story could get updated. If a story says: “Amphibious pitcher makes debut”, once it hits your front porch, that’s the way it’s gonna read forever. We have collected some of the funniest and most absurd newspaper headlines that could have used an edited before they went to printing press. We hope they make you laugh.
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Auto-correct is a two-edged sword. It can make online chats easy and convenient and it can also make them so difficult when autocorrect overcorrects. We have compiled a bunch of examples where autocorrect went nuts and had disastrous results. Let us know your favorites.
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The way we use language everyday is not as simple as it seems. A simple sentence can be understood in so many ways in different contexts and our brains make a lot of effort to arrive at the most accurate meaning in a given situation. “It’s hot in here” can be used to literally describe the temperature in a given place, and it could also be used to ask someone to open the windows in an overly hot room. These double meanings can also trigger a lot of humor, such as when you tell someone something and they take it literally. Or when someone follows instructions way too literally and that leads to unexpectedly hilarious results. That’s exactly what’s happening with the people below; they took instructions way too literally (and intentionally) to make use laugh. Browse through them and let us know your favorites.
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