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Most signs you’ll see on the street either deliver information (“Beware of Dog”) or instructions (“Do Not Enter”). But occasionally, you will encounter one that is out of the ordinary. 

The Give Me A Sign Facebook group features photos of billboards, store windows, and car windshields. They are often funny, witty, and cleverly play on words. If you’re having a bad day, these posts could be your source of free laughs

Jumping off Bored Panda’s previous piece, we’ve compiled a new set of photos from the page.

The public Facebook group has more than 950,000 followers as of this posting. As the ‘About’ section states, the goal is to be “a sanctuary to escape the daily grind and just relax and laugh.”

Discussing politics, religion, and other hot-button topics is primarily avoided because they “only serve to spoil the fun atmosphere.”

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Sue Denham
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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If I worked there I'd be itching for a customer to ask where they could find garden supplies.

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A funny sign will make anyone look, and advertisers know this. According to the online billboard company Movia, 30% of campaigns incorporate some form of humor, and 50% of TV ads follow the same strategy. 

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Andy Pandy
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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I looked a right idiot with suncream downstairs and a condom on my head

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What makes a funny ad powerful is its instant hook on a person’s emotions. The message becomes memorable and tends to stick for a long time. 

Market research company Kantar Media mentioned six humor styles often used in advertising: The childish prank, shock value, the everyday laugh, the innocent smile, the put-down, and clever wit.

However, veteran content marketer and LinkedIn influencer Steve Olenski pointed out in an article for Forbes that humor has a potential downside. For one, an inappropriate joke could make your brand seem amateurish.

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There is also the mistake of making jokes to draw some buzz, which Olenski strongly advises against. 

“If people think you’re cracking jokes for the sole purpose of getting more attention, you’ll be seen as exploitative rather than funny.”

Apart from keeping things light, avoiding serious topics deters you from touching on sensitive matters. Treading those waters carries a potential threat, according to Olenski, who also advises being extra careful when joking about a group of people and certain issues. 

“Kenneth Cole tried to make a joke about Egyptian rioting being related to their new spring collection back in 2012,” Olenski wrote. “It didn’t go over well.”

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Conversely, Olenski shared some key areas where humor could significantly enhance the existing message. One of them is for an already valuable piece of work. 

"If you're writing up an article or eBook that's helping people understand a complex topic, making an occasional joke or writing with a more tongue-in-cheek voice is only going to make that work more appealing and memorable."

Olenski says the power of humor can make a brand more distinct. It can be that X factor that lets a brand stand out. 

“For example, Oreo has long differentiated itself by offering a quirky, tongue-in-cheek voice across its social media platforms. This is especially effective in dry, or otherwise ‘boring’ industries.”

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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

“The customer is always right — in matters of taste.” - Harry Gordon Selfridge

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Mark
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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes but have do you know the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?

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Took what I thought was a nice photo of my home and discovered an issue with my welcome sign

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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Finally. Written permission to kill Tim. I've been after that guy for ages.

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I AM A LOLLY SNEK (she/her)
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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Think before you speak because if you are rude i will make your order and then eat it in front of you

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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It thanked you already, so now you can drive however you like

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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I envy all those 3 yo that can go naked everywhere. It is starting summer here in Spain and it looks that is going to be HOT 🥵

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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If there is a sign it means something happens. We need a documentary about doggo exorcism !

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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I always wondered what the big idea was about eating a whole pizza by yourself. Then I checked the sizes: Dominos large in the US is 14 inch, while in Germany its only 12,5 inches. And that´s already pretty large by german standards. Most italian pizza places here only do about 11 inches.

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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In France it's actually pretty common for women to be topless, and in the south we have plenty of naturist beaches

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3 weeks ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beer has definitely been around longer than that and everyone know white people cant dance even with help.

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