Tuesday, July 20, 2010

More Signs

What is a “I” instead of a “Y”?I am not sure if this means “Free beauty” or “Devoid of beauty”, in both cases the beauty salon seems doomed.“Piazza XX Settembre” (September 20th Square) is often called by locals “Piazza Venti”...

12 comments:

Jacob said...

I do not know what September 20th Square refers to, but the other signs are just plain funny!

Luis Gomez said...

These are great signs VP. Love tour reference to the Beauty Free one.

brattcat said...

What a careful eye you have. And what a good sense of humor.

Bob Crowe said...

Well, it's nothing like Japanese "Engrish." I once saw a store there selling alcohol whose sign had a little boy and girl riding a booze bottle like a see-saw, with the name Hip Hop Fuckin' Cool Liquor Store. You can't even get away with that in Brooklyn.

Dina said...

What is the allure of English anyway?
Here too.
I never understood how people invest money in making a sign without getting it proofread or getting a second opinion first.

One blogger has a whole blog about the funny sign mistakes in Israel:
http://atimeofthesigns.blogspot.com/

Small City Scenes said...

Too funny.And what does Beauty Free mean? Scary. LOL MB

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

I like the signs they're colourful and interesting. the first one looks like the old signs on Milk Bars we have here.
Cheers,
Melbourne Daily Photo

B SQUARED said...

Your starting to see all the quirky things around you. Good job!

Lois said...

Cool signs! I like the orange one.

Kaori said...

Sometimes the signs don't make sense, but I love how all of them are so bright and colorful! :-D

Halcyon said...

This post gave me (and my husband) a laugh. Especially the "beauty free" salon.

Mix-ups can happen when you use a language that isn't your mother tongue. :)

JM said...

I'm still smiling at the 'Devoid of Beauty'! :-) Cool post, VP!