Friday, July 20, 2012

Another Look at the Lighter Side of Signage

Hey all,

One of my favorite blog topics are the signs and displays I find in my travels.  Some are fan-yourself-hot, some are weird, some are hysterical and some you just wonder, WTF is that about.  So let's take a look at my latest finds, shall we?  And enjoy!!!

Obviously sex sells here in Europe.  This is not the first sexy sign I've seen.  What does it say?  Can you guess?  LOL  That's right...  SALE.  I know I'd take a second look at what HE had for sale under that sign.  Oddly enough though, when I tried to translate the word, it doesn't come up in any Google language.  I had to go surfing to find it out what it actually meant.

Finding funny signs like this always makes my day, even when it translates to something perfectly normal.   However, I'm still not sure about this one.  Apparently it says, "Gay Video store is looking to buy or rent."  Hmmm....

Another sexy sign to sell something.  This one is quite beautiful in my opinion.  Except for the water droplets at his groin.  Those could have gone away.  JMHO.  *grin* 

This one was awesome!!!  Not the sign itself, it's one of our usual Corteo signs with my friend Robert on it.  It's where it was that was unusual and made us all laugh like crazy.  We found this poster in Ghent, Belgium in a back alley ON A TRASH CAN!!!  Can you say blanketed marketing or what?  ROTFL

And this was the crowning touch of my day.  I laughed until I cried.  Seriously?  What marketing genius came up with this?  It's clever, I have to say, but I'm not sure I'd want to have my product linked with dropping your pants and then dropping a load.  Lowered prices or not.  Just sayin'.

Anyway, there you have your Lighter Side of Signage.  The ongoing saga of what I find that's odd, funny and sometimes downright scary!

Until Monday!

CJ England
Follow Your Dreams


Ray said...

Solden could be an attempt to translate Sold into English or Sale. Either one in Dutch is a totally different word. Solden is a ski resort in Austria.

I love the shower with a friend pic.

Phylis said...

Those are great CJ! Sex definitely sells over seas. I remember the ad I saw for a mattress in Germany. Thanks for sharing them.

CJ England said...

I was pretty sure that's what it meant, but it took me awhile, Ray, to find the actual definition. Google just wouldn't translate, no matter what I used.

CJ England said...

I won't even go into some of the TV ads, Phlylis. I only watch maybe a couple hours a week over here, but what I've seen makes me blush! LOL

Ray said...

My two favorites are still the one for Levi 501's when a male and female astronaut get their buttons hooked to each other's jeans and the VW owner whose car alarm goes off. He takes off running after his stolen car holding his hands in front of his genitals. As he runs down the street you see his naked butt. And Europeans belong to the same Catholic and Protestant churches as Americans. How did a country founded on religious freedom become so repressed?

CJ England said...

I had to go and look at them again, once you'd mentioned those, Ray. And yep...I still love them too!