It's one thing to make an edgy joke when you're with friends, but completely next level to put it on a sign in public. Yet some people, including business owners, have both the wit and the courage to try it and pull it off.

Mocking rude past customers in order to attract new ones... Teasing current employees... Nothing is off-limits if you know how to go about it. And don't worry—your joke won't be lost even when you have to take down the sign. If it's really good, someone will surely take a picture of it and upload the image to the r/FunnySigns subreddit. With over 143,000 members, it's a catalog of some of the best signs, billboards, and warnings out there. Continue scrolling and check out some of its most popular posts to date.

These signs definitely have a lot of personality. And it's precisely what people and businesses want from them. Sick and tired of chain culture slowly making all high streets look the same, many city shops are returning to handpainted signs. It's estimated that there are about 300 full-time signwriters working in the UK alone.

As young graphic designers and artists are making their way into the industry, signwriting enthusiast Sam Roberts said that: "This is a generation that has grown up with computers at the heart of their work and who are seeking to engage with the physical processes that go into producing letter forms."

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Earthquake Detection Kit

Earthquake Detection Kit

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The subreddit r/FunnySigns is an old one—it was created all the way back in 2012. With 143,000 members, it's neither big nor small. However, I feel that it's going to remain relevant. After all, people want to be individual, to stand out. And creating a good sign achieves just that.

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I Think We Can All Agree:

I Think We Can All Agree:

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The Karen Spot

The Karen Spot

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Found Locally... Can Relate

Found Locally... Can Relate

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Vorona Cirus

Vorona Cirus

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Hilary Mol
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I need to know where this bookstore is. These are my people.

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Seems Like They've Had Some Bad Customers Caw Caw

Seems Like They've Had Some Bad Customers Caw Caw

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Purr·maid
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2 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Awesome. Now they just need to make one for cats.

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The Most Interesting Ad I've Ever Seen

The Most Interesting Ad I've Ever Seen

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Actually Genius Though

Actually Genius Though

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Abdus Sameh
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Very creative graphic pic right there. I see no problem with this, it's genius.

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Doctors Be Like

Doctors Be Like

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CurlyCucumber
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Paracetamole tbl a 500mg 4x1 tbl if necessary Pharmacist

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#13

I Can Hear The Review Now. Lol

I Can Hear The Review Now. Lol

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#14

This Synagogue Sign In Toronto

This Synagogue Sign In Toronto

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You’re Obsessing About This!

You’re Obsessing About This!

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Coffee Menu

Coffee Menu

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Alexandra Light
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm about to die because of smiling and laughing too much 🤣

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Important Reminder

Important Reminder

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Well That's A Good Way

Well That's A Good Way

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We All Know That One Guy

We All Know That One Guy

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Think About It Next Time

Think About It Next Time

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citcat
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What if you had twins? I bet you werent expecting that!

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Target

Target

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Helen Haley
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She should've left him in a car with the window cracked, some food and water, and games on his phone.

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Stubborn

Stubborn

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Luisa Vasconcelos
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I saw this one 1000 times but every time I laugh out loud.

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Am I In The Right Place?

Am I In The Right Place?

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[ Interesting Title ]

[ Interesting Title ]

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The Good News Is We Do Accept Debit Cards

The Good News Is We Do Accept Debit Cards

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We Will, We Will... Think Of A Better Title Next Time

We Will, We Will... Think Of A Better Title Next Time

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F

F

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Vic
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well Pete was quite a catch (... For the velociraptor)

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Spellbound !

Spellbound !

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Micah64
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And then Karen complains because she doesn't get the joke...

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Wonder How Many Times Someone Knocked Before The Sign Was Made

Wonder How Many Times Someone Knocked Before The Sign Was Made

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Heard

Heard

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Lis Daglish
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In some ways 2020 has simply allowed me to be the person I truly am....

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That's A Big Muffin

That's A Big Muffin

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Rose the Cook
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Have fun convincing your insurance company the damage was caused by a giant muffin!

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#40

Not All Hero Wear Capes. Some Create Signs Of Miserable Joy

Not All Hero Wear Capes. Some Create Signs Of Miserable Joy

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#42

Heed The Warning

Heed The Warning

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Cip IESAN
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Some horror movies start like this...

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#43

The Sign On My Husbands Graphic Design Department

The Sign On My Husbands Graphic Design Department

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Like, Just Be Careful Guys

Like, Just Be Careful Guys

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Tidal_wave
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It looks like the fire hydrant is holding a light saber

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#46

A Real Sign In My Real Neighborhood (That's Really Not Wrong)

A Real Sign In My Real Neighborhood (That's Really Not Wrong)

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This Isn’t What I Signed Up For

This Isn’t What I Signed Up For

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Katherine Boag
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's genitalia reveal. Gender reveal is where you set loose a male goose onto an unsuspecting group of people

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Stay Safe

Stay Safe

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Rissie
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Good point, will bring this up when anyone ever comments my weight ;)

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Strip Clubs Quarantined Sign

Strip Clubs Quarantined Sign

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Finger Licking Drive

Finger Licking Drive

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