Puzzling Signs

posted by Sharon March 9, 2014 11 Comments

Have you ever seen a mysterious sign? A sign that makes you say, “What?” Stop signs and Keep Off the Grass signs give you a clear message. But what does this Cape Cod sign mean? Can anyone explain?

Another place I found mysterious signs was aboard an old Russian submarine. It’s the black hulk on the right. Not really attractive, is it?

Inside, signs posted everywhere declared something important.

Since I don’t read Russian, I was at a loss to understand any of them except this one in English.

I did notice that most of them ended in an exclamation mark. Warnings of extreme danger, perhaps?

All those emphatic signs made me nervous about being below deck. I was glad to emerge and breathe the fresh air again. No danger signs up here. I could live happily without boarding a sub ever again.

How about you? Have you noticed a puzzling sign in your travels or in your neighborhood?

Linking up with a song-inspired party, Song-ography, where the theme this week is “Signs” by Five Man Electrical Band.

 

 

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Carletta March 9, 2014 at 4:54 am

Thickly settled seems to be a Massachusetts thing in areas where houses and buildings are less than 200 feet apart. Oddly worded in my opinion. This one with all the bushes had me thinking of thick shrubbery. 🙂
My hubby worked and rode submarines during his career. Being so far underwater I know I’d want to be extra careful. Great photos!
Can’t help thinking the ship beside the sub looks like a pirate ship from The Pirates of the Caribbean.

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FlowerLady Lorraine March 9, 2014 at 11:11 am

I took that sign to mean heavily populated.

I wouldn’t want to be in a submarine for long either. Can you imagine being down there for months at a time? No thank you.

Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

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Tamar Strauss-Benjamin March 9, 2014 at 12:07 pm

I always get a kick out of the “dip in road” sign – say wha?

The thickly settled signs usually means it’s a residential/town area so you need to watch your speed. It’s a Mass thing (-:

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nicki March 9, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Love the liberal use of exclamation marks – if I were in charge of signs, I’d stick one on everything as well. “I’ve taken the time to make and stake this sign – so therefore it is just THAT important.” “Don’t Park!” – must admit – sounds more serious with the “!”

Signs leave me scratching my head far too much.

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Stephanie March 9, 2014 at 12:55 pm

One of my favorites is SLOW CHILDREN. It makes me wonder if the children should be moving faster.

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KathyL March 9, 2014 at 2:21 pm

I’ve never seen a “thickly settled” sign before. Fun photo for this prompt!

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Ida P. Krause March 9, 2014 at 4:01 pm

Your “Thickly Settled” sign was indeed curious. I’ve never seen that before.
Wow you were on a Submarine, how cool is that. I was on an Air Craft carrier once which is also pretty neat. Loved all the different signs you found even though I couldn’t read them.

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itsallaboutpurple March 9, 2014 at 4:27 pm

the first sign is a mystery to me, i have never seen one of those. being inside that sub, i LOVED it….perfect in pictures…..maybe not so much in real life!! you are brave!!

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kim March 9, 2014 at 7:05 pm

Thickly settled is new. I think I would say densely populated. That’s an interesting term. Definitely a head scratcher.

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Molly March 10, 2014 at 5:29 pm

Can you imagine spending weeks at a time in a sub? What a challenging thing that must be

Mollyxxx

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kathy March 10, 2014 at 10:22 pm

Learn something new! Never heard of that “thickly settled” sign before. But perhaps it is referring to my mid-section lately! lol. Thanks for joining in at Song-ography.

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