15 Times Panels Hilariously Failed
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(Pocket-lint) – You’ve probably seen some funny signs in your day, but these are special in so many ways.
People have taken to Reddit, Twitter and more to share bizarre, hard-to-read, laugh-out-loud public signs.
We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite images for your viewing pleasure, but we also recommend checking out r/dontopendeadinside and r/nosafetysmokingfirst for some more laughs.
Say pizza to drugs, say no to yes
We love pizza as much as the next Ninja Turtle, but we can’t help but think whoever made this sign had taken too many drugs before.
This brilliant app is the perfect way to navigate while you drive.
Do not pull push only or?
As if push doors with a pull handle weren’t confusing enough. This sign seems to say “Don’t pull, only push” or “Don’t push, only pull”, depending on which logic you use. Do you read from left to right or stick to colors?
We do not care. Stop.
Sometimes it’s a matter of typeface or how the words are laid out. Other times it’s about word colors and logic.
It’s clear that with the color of this sign you’re supposed to read “We care. Don’t stop”, but if you read from left to right, as you normally would, the message is very different: “We care. Don’t care. Stop it.”
It’s not just the signs that are hilarious and problematic, apparently. Tattoos can be too, it seems. We can’t even decipher what this one is supposed to say.
You don’t matter. Abandoned.
What are those aggressive road signs that put you down while you’re just trying to go about your business?
A month lasts forever
If you’re writing a sign to sell something, you need to make sure it’s logical and easy to understand.
This one is hard to read. Is it “This ad is for your brand. A month lasts forever.”
The giraffe certainly disturbs the eye.
Never drink and drive
As a security message, it’s quite a troubling message that is now being misinterpreted. From left to right, it reads “Don’t drink and drive. Drive stoned”.
A hard read
Many of these signs are hard to read or make little sense, but this one is probably worse. After all, the sign is probably meant to be read and understood by someone who has been drinking. But even sober, it hurts the eyes and the brain.
What’s wrong with burgers? Why do they need to be cared for? Turns out nothing, it’s just an ad for healthy burgers.
Sometimes it’s the angle that counts. Stand on different sides of this panel and you will get a very different message.
No security, smoke first
This boat’s sign was so good it became the name of a subreddit dedicated to bad signs.
Sometimes all it takes is a little gap between words and you end up with a hilarious sign with a very different meaning.
This Royal British Legion apparently offers interesting courses. On Mondays at lunchtime there is a combat class and on Wednesdays and Fridays at 4 p.m. there is a group for solitude.
Some water ?
We’re trying to make sense of it all but we’re struggling/ Water without warts? A Redditor suggested that the water is far from free. Someone has clearly been too smart for their own good.
You’ve seen those pictures of vans with inviting slogans on the side suggesting they have free candy but have you ever seen one telling you not to veggie?
Man, feel the seat free!
In all honesty, a talking rabbit is not expected to be able to make a lot of sense. But this sign is something else: “Dude, feel yourself in the empty seat!”
Written by Adrian Willings.