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The idea of this category is to find and mark incorrect or confusing official signs. They can be printed or pictorial signs that have corrupted the English or any other language (please include English translation and explanation) or are just plain confusing. These would also include funny or misdirected road or directional signs. Upside down is also accepted if it is clearly a permanent orientation and not the temporary influence of attachment failure or storm damage.
Expanded Description:

  • Signage

    Definition of a sign for this category: Symbols or words whose function is to provide clear directions, identification, information, orientation, warnings, regulations or restrictions.

    Incorrect signs are found in the most unusual places that were erected in good spirit with mistakes in typing, printing or just posted in bad English or the language of the region they are located in. Confusing, hilarious or even sarcastic signs may be submitted here. Note: A sign in an airport that is within the secure area (or any other secured location) would not fit this category as only people with tickets would be able to view the sign.

  • They must be permanent signs or billboards and not hand written or temporarily posted such as garage sales or other vending signs.

  • If they are grammatically correct but have punctuation or unknown wording, they also qualify.

  • For English language signs: Canadian/British spelling variation of words will not be accepted as being 'Unusual'. This holds similarly for other languages.

  • Examples include:

    Fish & Ships - Misspelling: should be Chips

    Cocktales only $1.99 - Misspelling: should be Cocktails.



    Misspelling: Women's



    Misspelling: Unleashed Dogs


  • NOTE: In the 'Long Description' box, describe the mistake or what strikes you as being funny, as they are not always immediately recognizable, but once explained they should become apparent to the visitor. So be descriptive and show us what makes the Waymark UNUSUAL. The bulk of the text in the long description must be left black.
  • Instructions for Posting a Unusual Signs Waymark:

  • Please read Expanded Description (show additional information link on category page) before posting a new Unusual Signs Waymark.

  • Naming Requirement: a short "Name of Sign - City/Town, State/Province" without quote marks.

  • A legible close-up of the sign and one of the general area of the location of the sign that you have personally taken. The general area picture must include the unusual sign. Be generous with photos; we like lots of them.

  • GPSr not required in the photos.
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    Unusual  SignsNew Castle and Frenchtown Railroad - Newark, DE

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    This sign has some awkward punctuation errors in it.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: Delaware

    date approved: 8/13/2022

    last visited: never

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    Unusual  SignsBegrip voor uw dank - Laren, the Netherlands

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    A humuourous play on a common road sign brings a smile to whoever exits the Groene Afslag grounds

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Becktracker

    location: Noord-Holland, Netherlands

    date approved: 7/25/2022

    last visited: 7/29/2022

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    Unusual  SignsNo Chairs - Sevilla, Andalucía, España

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    No sillas plegables No portable chairs

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

    location: Andalucía, Spain

    date approved: 7/7/2022

    last visited: 7/8/2022

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    Unusual  SignsProhibido orinar - Sevilla, Andalucía, España

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    Multa de 750€

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

    location: Andalucía, Spain

    date approved: 7/7/2022

    last visited: 7/8/2022

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    Unusual  SignsThis Big Saw - Anaheim, CA

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    A large lumber saw on display in Anaheim, California. The word "stretches" is misspelled in the third line of the plaque. It's missing the second "t".

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: California

    date approved: 6/11/2022

    last visited: never

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    Unusual  SignsDo not leave your Dog's belonging - Tokyo, JAPAN

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    Of course you need to bring your dog's belongings!

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YONEYAMA

    location: Tokyo, Japan

    date approved: 6/11/2022

    last visited: never

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    Unusual  SignsBlack Bear Crossing Sign at Gold Creek Salmon Bake - Juneau AK

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    The black bear crossing sign has a yellow base with a picture of a black bear. It is located on the grounds of the Gold Creek Salmon Bake.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

    location: Alaska

    date approved: 6/11/2022

    last visited: 5/23/2022

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    Unusual  SignsForbidden direction - Granada, Andalucía, España

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    S unign with double meaning

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ariberna

    location: Andalucía, Spain

    date approved: 6/11/2022

    last visited: 6/12/2022

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    Unusual  SignsNo social media allowed - Kaarina, Finland

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    Omalaatuinen kyltti Kaarinassa One of a kind sign in Kaarina

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member zeepia

    location: Finland

    date approved: 6/11/2022

    last visited: 6/12/2022

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    Unusual  SignsErrant Golf Balls - Providence, Rhode Island

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    FORE! Posted around the property boundary of Button Hole Golf Course in Providence, Rhode Island, are safety signs: "Beware of Errant Golf Balls".

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos

    location: Rhode Island

    date approved: 4/12/2022

    last visited: never

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    Unusual  SignsYou are too wide and I'm too small - Lösnich - Germany

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    A sign warning for a small bridge.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ColleIsarco

    location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

    date approved: 4/12/2022

    last visited: never

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    Unusual  SignsClose Car Windows - Intermittent Irrigation - Providence, Rhode Island

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    "You Will Get Wet" warning signs, but for motor vehicle owners. Posted at Button Hole Golf Course in Providence, Rhode Island.

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos

    location: Rhode Island

    date approved: 4/12/2022

    last visited: never

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    Unusual  SignsEric's Afsnijpad - Hilversum, the Netherlands

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    Walking shortcut officially paved and named after an Eric in Hilversum

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Becktracker

    location: Noord-Holland, Netherlands

    date approved: 2/20/2022

    last visited: 5/9/2022

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    Unusual  SignsNo orinar - Chinchilla de Montearagón, Albacete (Castilla-La Mancha) - Spain

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    Un letrero contra los vándalos en una zona bonita aunque algo apartada de la ciudad - A sign against vandals in a beautiful but somewhat secluded area of ??the city

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Picarax

    location: Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

    date approved: 1/16/2022

    last visited: 1/16/2022

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    Unusual  SignsBoulodrome - Aurons, France

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    a sign in the middle of the bowling alley. un panneau au milieu du boulodrome.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sara et gege

    location: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

    date approved: 1/16/2022

    last visited: never

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    Unusual  SignsNo Urinating - Castries, St. Lucia

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    A fitting sign next to a water treatment plant

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bobfrapples8

    location: Saint Lucia

    date approved: 12/18/2021

    last visited: never

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    Unusual  SignsHunde bitte an die Leine - Hamburg, Germany

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    [GER] Hunde bitte an die Leine - Hamburg, Germany [ENG] Dogs on a leash please - Hamburg, Germany

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Kladings

    location: Hamburg, Germany

    date approved: 12/12/2021

    last visited: 6/5/2022

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    Unusual  SignsHundeschild - Euskirchen-Großbüllesheim, Germany

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    DE: Lustiges und zugleich grammatikalisch falsches Schild an der Burgmühle Großbüllesheim. EN: Funny and at the same time grammatically incorrect sign on the mill Burgmühle Großbüllesheim.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Narayan,

    location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

    date approved: 12/12/2021

    last visited: never

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    Unusual  SignsYou Are Here Map - Beaver Meadow Walkway Western Trail - DuBois, Pennsylvania

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    A 'You Are Here' map that has "HERE' mark approximately 300 meters to the west of the location of the map.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ted28285

    location: Pennsylvania

    date approved: 11/21/2021

    last visited: 11/22/2021

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    Unusual  SignsThe Durham Boat - Washington Crossing, PA

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    One of many historical markers at Washington Crossing Historic Park in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania. Somehow the word "at" is spelled wrong. It is missing the "t" in the second line of the plaque.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: Pennsylvania

    date approved: 9/7/2021

    last visited: never

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    Unusual  SignsWhite Pines (NOT Arnold) - White Pines, CA

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    The unincorporated community of White Pines wants you to know that it is emphatically NOT the nearby community of Arnold. (But try telling that to Google Maps.)

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member The Pirate King

    location: California

    date approved: 7/14/2021

    last visited: 7/12/2021

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    Unusual  SignsWartime Housing in Middle River - Middle River, MD

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    One of two historical markers at Martin State Airport Station in Middle River, Maryland. On this plaque, "example" is spelled "exampie".

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

    location: Maryland

    date approved: 7/6/2021

    last visited: never

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    Unusual  SignsSinging allowed on your bike - Rosmalen, NL

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    Next to this bicycle track you will find a sign which tells you that it is permitted to sing while cycling.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T-Team!

    location: Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

    date approved: 6/24/2021

    last visited: never

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    Unusual  SignsWooden Bicycles ? - Zwolle NL

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    Only wooden bicycles may be parked on the corner of Jufferenwal - Melkmarkt in Zwolle, The Netherlands.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dreamhummie

    location: Overijssel, Netherlands

    date approved: 6/5/2021

    last visited: never

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    Unusual  SignsKat / Executioner - Lublin, Poland

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    Executioner warning sign

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sernikk

    location: Lubelskie, Poland

    date approved: 5/30/2021

    last visited: never

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