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Vote for Your Favorite in the Wild, Weird and Wacky Street Signs Contest!

Beware falling sheep!

by on Aug.31, 2012

Hard to believe but we’re ready to wrap up the Wild Weird and Wacky Street Signs Contest…but first, we need your help picking the winners from 14 finalists.

We’ve had a hard time keeping a straight face ever since we asked our readers to submit some of the Wild, Weird and Wacky Street Signs they’ve spotted. The contest has clearly struck the right chord and our e-mail box has been filled with hundreds of entries from around the world.  We’ve seen signs that warn of falling sheep, others that tell us to “Grinn and Baret.”

We’ve been welcomed to the German village of Windpassing.  Helpful roadcrews have posted parking signs that would require a law degree to comprehend. And readers have sent us plenty of inexplicable billboards – like one for a new brand of bottled water, “now with H2O”!

Trying to sort through this motley collection hasn’t been easy and it seems that each of our judges – which include members of TheDetroitBureau.com, and sponsors such as NBC News – has individual favorites.  But we’ve been able to pare the list down to 14 finalists and now we’re asking your help in selecting the winners.  Remember, there are some great prizes at stake, including a $500 gift certificate from Bridgestone Tires, a great digital camera, a navi system with traffic and weather, and more!

To check out all 14 finalists and vote, Click Here. (You’ll be taken to contest co-sponsor NBC’s page.)

We’ll announce the winners on Sept. 10.

Signs Keep Getting Wackier as Readers Weigh In

Still more entries into our Wild, Weird and Wacky Street Signs Contest.

by on Aug.03, 2012

We’ve had a great time watching the entries roll in for our first Wild, Weird and Wacky Street Signs Contest.  Each day seems to bring a few new ones that are wilder and wackier than before.  So, we’ll continue to share some of the best entries.

For those who’ve somehow missed the news, we’re running a contest asking readers to share the crazy street signs they spot across the country — and around the world. Indeed, there seems to be a couple patterns developing, as you can see with the first photo submitted by reader George Santulli.  We’re not sure if there’s a direct link but the smaller the community the bigger the sense of humor seems to be the pattern.

Have an image of your own? Or maybe you want to run out and snap a shot of that sign you pass going to work every day. The good news is that you’ve still got plenty of time to enter.  The contest runs through August 17 and we’ll then ask readers to help us judge the best, with winners announced over the Labor Day holiday.  To add some motivation, prizes include a $500 Bridgestone tire gift certificate. In the meantime, here are some of the most recent entries in TheDetroitBureau.com’s Wild, Weird and Wacky Street Signs Contest!

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More Wild, Weird and Wacky Street Signs From Our Reader Mailbox

No hooking? The end of civilization? Free pigeon poop? And, finally, some truth in advertising?

by on Jul.24, 2012

The entries keep rolling in for TheDetroitBureau.com’s first annual some Wild, Weird and Wacky Street Signs.  So, we thought it was time to share some more of the best.

For those who’ve somehow missed the news, we’re running a contest asking readers to share the crazy street signs they spot across the country — and around the world.  We’ve received entries from as far afield as Bangkok and Berlin, as well as the little village of Lost, Scotland.

Have an image of your own? Or maybe you want to run out and snap a shot of that sign you pass going to work every day. The good news is that you’ve still got plenty of time to enter.  The contest runs through August 17 and we’ll then ask readers to help us judge the best, with winners announced over the Labor Day holiday. To add some motivation, prizes include a $500 Bridgestone tire gift certificate. In the meantime, here are some of the most recent entries in TheDetroitBureau.com’s Wild, Weird and Wacky Street Signs Contest!

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Readers Respond With Some Wild, Weird and Wacky Street Signs

A look at some of our first entries.

by on Jul.11, 2012

Say again? This sign supposedly provides directions to a Chinese restaurant.

We expected nothing less.  When we announced TheDetroitBureau.com’s new Wild, Weird and Wacky Street Signs Contest we anticipated receiving a fair number of entries from readers around the world.  And we haven’t been disappointed.  We don’t expect you will be, either.

Here’s a first look at some of our favorites from the first batch that’s landed in our digital mailbox, starting with one from Stephen Henson, who’s on long-term assignment in Asia.  We’d like to believe that the English translation actually might help us find the restaurant but won’t count on it.  Henson’s snapshot is just one of many entries from Asia where we know folks who specialize in collecting “Japlish,” signs featuring mauled version of the English language.

Of course, even where English is the native tongue we find that we can be divided by a common language.  Several readers submitted images from the London Underground, or subway, that declared, “Way Out.”  Actually, it wasn’t a return to Hippie-speak, just the British way of pointing to the exit. (more…)