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Sign Language: Funny signs from the road

Dick and Barbara Shively encountered this sign in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Barbara Shively)

Dick and Barbara Shively of La Plata, Md., found this sign while looking for a parking spot near their rental flat in Edinburgh, Scotland, in September. “The sign was at the entrance to a parking lot with a school nearby,” they say. “We were both amused and charmed by the language on the sign — never heard ‘uplifting’ used in that way before!”

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. 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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