Posted by: facetothewind | June 7, 2010

European signs

I thought that traffic signage was international. Not so. So please now enjoy my interpretation of these European road signs…

Certainly this one means no red cars on the left.

I don’t know why they have that sign because you see, there are no red cars in Germany…

This I believe is a double negative. Don’t Not Enter and of course free bicycles ahead…

I think this combination of signs mean that after the road veers to the left you will go straight because you’re a dumb tourist and there at the end you’ll encounter a big yellow diamond…

This one means that soon you will find a yellow diamond on the road in a nice setting of 3 strands of silver and of course no 80 year olds allowed…

This one I had no trouble figuring out. It means You who are in the spotlight must dance on the piano keyboard like Jamie Cullum…

I think this one means only the lollipop people are allowed…

This one stumps me…

This one was easy: Only headless people may sit here at 1:50…

This one shows that in Germany, basically everything is against the law…

Drama free zone ahead…

But what about Drama Queens?

Now this one is either a sign for newage people that says you will find the real You ahead or perhaps a warning sign that a magnet will fall from the sky and hit you. Probably both.

You must always question when jellyfish fly…

Possibly No hugging on the train platform, but could also be No impersonations of Julie Andrews on a mountain top…

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  1. OK, now I am waiting for your insightful deconstruction of German toilets.

    You know, the ones with the poop platforms where you shit on a shelf and then observe for consistency and color? (not carat or clarity, unfortunately) TOILETS are the window to the national psyche, IMHO. It is all about the assumptions a culture makes, assumptions we never tacitly agree to or discuss publicly.

    Oh, and bathrooms in general?…. two separate rooms, toilet in one room and shower sink in another?

    I could go on and ON!

    Get on it…. so to speak.

    Sr. Brad


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