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Unusual Signs
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Description:
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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    You decide what you want to show in a photo of the sign.

    A "Visited" only remark will be deleted.
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    • Name the misspelled word
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    Image for Close Car Windows - Intermittent Irrigation - Providence, Rhode Islandview gallery

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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  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

    Image for Babe"s Place Restaurant - Attleboro, Massachusettsview gallery

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    Unusual  SignsBabe"s Place Restaurant - Attleboro, Massachusetts

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    Incorrect punctuation is often the bane of Grammar Police. Especially egregious is the incorrect use of "possessive s" where just adding the letter "s" would be the proper plural form. This restaurant takes it to a new level with a "quotation s."

    posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos

    location: Massachusetts

    date approved: 7/4/2019

    last visited: never

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    I love this crossing, too!

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

    location: Massachusetts

    date approved: 2/27/2009

    last visited: 4/3/2010

    Image for Where's the Fire?-Slow Down - Needham, MAview gallery

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    Unusual  SignsWhere's the Fire?-Slow Down - Needham, MA

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    This artistically designed sign is one of a series of signs featuring student artwork designed to catch the attention of the driver to slow down.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

    location: Massachusetts

    date approved: 2/16/2009

    last visited: never

    Image for Unusual Rest Area Sign - Chelmsford, MAview gallery

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    Unusual  SignsUnusual Rest Area Sign - Chelmsford, MA

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    Located on the side of a rest area restroom building.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Facedances

    location: Massachusetts

    date approved: 10/9/2011

    last visited: 9/17/2012

    Image for E.T. Buckle Up Sign - East Hartford, CTview gallery

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    Unusual  SignsE.T. Buckle Up Sign - East Hartford, CT

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    Located at the exit of the East Hartford Town Hall

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KDubs

    location: Connecticut

    date approved: 10/12/2009

    last visited: 1/31/2011

    Image for "Where"-"3/4 Mile"-"Whatever" and Other Signs - Greenville, NHview gallery

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    Unusual  Signs"Where"-"3/4 Mile"-"Whatever" and Other Signs - Greenville, NH

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    "Where"-"3/4 Mile"-"Whatever" are posted at the top of many wooden, painted signs, cut-up license plates, and birdhouses that makes an ecclectic assortment of objects at the intersection of NH Routes 123 and 31 in Greenville, NH.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

    location: New Hampshire

    date approved: 11/2/2008

    last visited: 5/23/2010

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    Unusual  SignsSign Displays at Intersection of US 5 - VT 142 - VT 119, Brattleboro, VT

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    Two sets of signs about road junctions, speed limit, and other things, at the south end of downtown Brattleboro, VT.

    posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

    location: Vermont

    date approved: 4/11/2008

    last visited: 8/16/2009

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