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Signspotting: The World's Most Absurd Signs (Lonely Planet Pictorial) Paperback – 21 Oct 2005

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Product details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet; 1 edition (21 Oct. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1741044898
  • ISBN-13: 978-1741044898
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 1.4 x 12 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 374,982 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Washington Post, December 25, 2005 'Giggle without leaving home with this album of the most ridiculous street signs from around the globe.'


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This little book will provide hours of amusement! Signs from around the world which truly are absurd and ridiculous. Those with email will doubtless recognise a couple of these signs, including the classic "Go back towards your behind" airport sign and one of my personal faves being the sign in several different languages including the English translation "This sign is to stop tourists becoming lost"I cannot recommend this book enough - particularly good at Christmas, as this will be passed around all day and will provide a guranteed belly laugh for every person who flicks through it. Buy a copy for yourself and then copies for all your friends and family!
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Brought to you by the publishers of hundreds of travel guides. This is a collection of the World's (unintentionally) funniest signs. Here we have "Caution: Falling Snow and Rain"! and many others. Get it and have a good laugh. This would I think make a great stocking filler / Secret Santa type gift if you're hard-pressed looking for one.
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A good quality book with clear photographs. It was given as a Christmas present and everyone in the room had a read and a chuckle at the various signs. Probably a read once only book, but it was a good price.
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This little book is full of laughs for discerning signspotters. It made a great Christmas present
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This book is hilarious from start to finish. The signs chosen are exceptional, and each one is funny in its own way. Those who have travelled in foreign countries, and have experience finding their way by trying to understand unfamiliar signs, will appreciate it especially.

Its a wonderful book to read when relaxing, and a perfect choice as a gift for friends in need of cheering up.
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This is a collection of funny English signs from all over the world. It's quite a small book - small format, large photos.

The author and me really don't seem to be on the same wavelength. Some of the signs are very funny all right, but many I didn't find funny at all.
I also found it annoying how the author had tried to divide the book into thematic chapters, but proved totally unable to. Again and again, I opened a new chapter and watched in amazement how most of the signs in that chapter were in no way connected to the chapter's title.

In other words, both the selection of material and the structure of the book are extremely amateurish. My guess is that you'll find much better stuff when you spend 20 minutes with Google image search or something.
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The pictures in a book like this should stand alone without the need for any captions i.e 'explanations' for those whom the author deems too dim to understand why the sign is funny. The captions included here are intended to make one laugh out loud at the book author, not the signs, something they signally fail to do. The signs deserve five stars, the creation here, one.
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Hilarious book and I read it before I sent it off for a present. Could not resist - it was great. Thanks so much and write some more author. Brilliant.
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