Sign Language: Funny displays from the road

Reader Britta Monaco of Gaithersburg came across this cautionary sign in 2011 on the Caribbean island of Bonaire. (Britta Monaco)
May 11, 2012

Britta Monaco of Gaithersburg, the latest winner of our funny sign contest, came across this cautionary sign on the Caribbean island of Bonaire last June. “The island is famous for its scuba diving (shore diving to be exact), with dozens of marked sites dotting the island,” Monaco writes. “Just park your truck, suit up and walk to the beach — which sometimes involves crossing a road.”

Seen an amusing sign in your travels? Read on.

Write your name, contact information and caption on the back of your photo. Photos may be color or black-and-white and should be no more than a year old. Send prints or photo-quality printouts to Travel Section Sign Contest, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071. You can also send high-resolution JPEG or TIFF images to with “Sign Language” in the subject line. Winners receive a Travel tote bag. Photos become property of The Washington Post, which may edit, publish, distribute or republish them in any form. No purchase necessary.

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