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The Ridiculous Signs You Meet Abroad

When you’re at home finding a typo in a billboard is just annoying.  Doesn’t someone check for those things?  Did they seriously pay to have a sign put up that says, “Come eat at our restaurant – best chief in town”?  Or how about those signs that just undermine themselves – pictures of smiling chickens warning you not to drink and drive?  Who makes them?  It’s painful.

And yet those same human errors and misjudgements strike you in a totally different way when you’re a tourist in someone else’s country.  The same irritating spelling mistakes and ridiculous slogans and store names become, well… funny.

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