Sign Language: Funny signs from the road


Albert Ishkanian of Kent Island came across a squirrel begging for food, perfectly encapsulating why this sign is needed. (Albert Ishkanian)

Sometimes a sign is just a sign. Add a little context and you get something hilarious. In the Grand Canyon in April, Albert Ishkanian of Kent Island encountered this squirrel “begging us to feed him in front of a sign admonishing visitors not to do so.” Nice try, buddy. Seen an amusing sign in your travels? Read on.

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