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7 Things You Should Know About Sign Language

Based on the tremendous reaction to this recent piece about sign language interpretation, we thought you might like to know more about it. Here are seven things about sign language that might surprise you. 1. Different countries have different sign languages. Source This is the sign for the word “math” in two different sign languages—American Sign [...]

Dad Pulls The Long Troll

Take your time – read the sign. I feel bad for this little girl, her dad is a Reddit troll. Somehow I think this will end up as a traumatic event for this girl, she will never want to sign another contract again. Marriage? Forget about it! She has already made one 17 year commitment [...]

Neon Ghostbusters Sign

This neon sign recreating the Ghostbusters movie poster is in the window at the Mexican restaurant Touche Hombre in Melbourne, Australia. Read a review of the quirky eatery at My Food Trail. Link -via Mr. Whaite

Student Asked to Change His Name for School

Three-year-old Hunter Spanjer is deaf and talks with his hands. In the S.E.E. (Signing Exact English) language, the gesture that means his name violates his school’s weapons policy. Grand Island Public School wants Hunter to change his name so he won’t have to use the sign.   Grand Island’s “Weapons in Schools” Board Policy 8470 forbids [...]

Windows Update

  I don’t know where this is, but the lettering on the sign look Cyrillic to me. Maybe you can translate. There’s no way this window job could have been easier (or better) than just replacing the originals where they were! -via Arbroath

Buy Extra Insurance Just in Case

Jake Palmer, a real estate agent in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, promises that future owners will encounter no paranormal problems in this house. He guarantees it in bold print on the sign in front: “This house was kind of an ideal spot to try this for a few reasons, partly because of the (young) [...]

Just Like Pawn Stars

A sign spotted outside a pawn shop. Apparently, not everyone in the pawn business is eating that well. Yes, I know, it should be “fewer” fat guys. Link

Your GPS is Wrong

The old “Do Not Enter” sign just didn’t do the trick. You have to wonder how many problems they had before deciding to post a sign to spell it out for everyone. Then again, if people using GPS don’t read signs, will this help at all? Link

Draw Bridge

I’ve heard this joke before, but it was about the sign that said “Clean Restrooms.” This photo is from artist Alex Pardee. Note the river monster showing his tentacle. In the drawing. Link -via Laughing Squid

Is daydreaming good for the mind ?

While many view daydreaming as the sign of an idle mind, researchers believe it can be quite productive. Research has shown that for most people, doin…