View Full Version : A road sign in Greece

Norman Bernstein
05-19-2015, 08:01 AM
Well, it's descriptive, at least :)

https://scontent-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/20902_10206182993111946_3879929887298886996_n.jpg? oh=35c31f61623974124d7576b32e996997&oe=560C9911

S.V. Airlie
05-19-2015, 08:06 AM
I don't have a pic but, in Sweden at the Ferry, there was a sign, in English; Passengers to the left! Gods and baggage to the right! Got a Norse kick out of it.

PS, that sign is fairly common! Only at low tide!

05-19-2015, 08:23 AM
That is a perfectly normal sign, found, well, anywhere where Vienna convention on road signs and signals was signed - and in some other places, too

Check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_European_road_signs - "Unprotected quayside or riverbank"

05-19-2015, 08:46 AM
Saw that sign in Ireland.

Paul Pless
05-19-2015, 08:47 AM


05-19-2015, 08:54 AM
Looks like a 1958 Moskva on that sign...


Jim Mahan
05-19-2015, 09:51 AM
When I was assigned to the paint shop at Goodfellow AFB, in the very middle of the long-stare state, I got to work in the sign shop, using 3-M products and a vacuum heat machine to create road signs for use on base. Sometimes you need a sign that just doesn't show up the catalog of the usual stop and yield sort. Being short and having a carefully cultivated attitude, one morning on a whim, I used some scrap and reject materials to make a sign for a gag. I took the big square of steel sign blank, oriented with the corners at top bottom and left and right, covered with the standard yellow with a think black border line, and made a silhouette out of a scrap sheet of black, to look like a stake-side truck careening around a mountain bend on two wheels, with a broken guardrail and a sheer drop. At the bottom of the sign, I added the standard small rectangle with the single word 'Chasm.' Bear in mind that this is in the middle of a thousand square miles of dead flat prairie.

My buddie appropriated a standard eight foot galvanized pole and mounted the thing, and was on his way off base, in the paint shop truck, to mount the thing on the highway, out past the main gate. Somehow the civilian boss of our shop found out before the actual installation and put and end to it, citing the likelihood of some goat-roping rancher driving along the absolutely flat, straight, two lane highway, having a panic upon seeing the sign, being unable to figure out how to deal with a 'chasm,' freaking out, and somehow winding up in the ditch, trying to avoid the 'chasm.'

I wish I had a pic. I shoulda added a crocodile at the bottom of the silhouette. My buddie and I were roundly chastized for endangering the civilian population with a fake chasm.

05-19-2015, 10:12 AM

I think that's the biggest number of replays I've ever seen

05-19-2015, 11:26 AM
The sign has been read as "get rid of your old banger here" in certain quarters.

S.V. Airlie
05-19-2015, 12:04 PM
The sign has been read as "get rid of your old banger here" in certain quarters.What have you got against these?


05-19-2015, 12:14 PM
^ Oh, that looks good!

David W Pratt
05-19-2015, 12:19 PM
Are you sure it is not a Greek sign in Rhodes?
Considering their economy

Jim Bow
05-19-2015, 01:25 PM
Tacoma could use a copy.

05-19-2015, 01:32 PM
When I was assigned to the paint shop at Goodfellow AFB...

Good story Jim!

(It's probably been long enough now, that you could embellish a bit, say the sign was erected, and make up some good stories about that too.)