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Silly signs


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Along our way through Central America we came across a few signs, notices and ads that were probably meant quite seriously but had actually come out somewhere on the spectrum from hilariously cheesy to downright frightening. Here's a selection!

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To look directly into his eyes is to risk being turned into a cardboard cut-out and forced to sell cutlery in a Nicaraguan supermarket forever!
Luckily I was provided with a really convincing Jim robot to bring back with me, so no-one suspects a thing.

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The Belizean winner of our embarrassing photoshop subcategory!

And some yummy, nutritious ice.

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This nutcase is after your gold...

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... and this guy really wants you to vote for him.

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A clever bit of branding by Apple, Panama

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Sangre means blood. And this chap clearly means well.

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I think these two were from Antigua, Guatemala - a city with a lot of English-speaking expats who have left health and safety laws far behind them.

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This is a flyer for a Cuban comedy night - the promoter read it to us as "el negro pega con todo" and helpfully translated this as "the black man will hit everyone!"

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Eventually we figured it's probably an idiom meaning that the comedian will heckle the audience, but we'd welcome some help with this if anyone knows better! (We didn't go to the event on the grounds that if we didn't understand the flyer, we probably wouldn't get very far with the comedy!)

And finally...

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Posted by gadgetex 08:44

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