Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says

Signs. Funny, poignant, symbolic, incorrect, informative, foreshadowing … there are so many signs in the world.

One of my favorite places to get poutine—a Quebec dish made with french fries, topped with brown gravy and cheese curds—is a fantastic family-owned restaurant called Grégoire.

Funny thing though, at the entrance to Grégoire is a conspicuous sign:

  • VÊTEMENT OBLIGATOIRE S.V.P

Translated, this means, “Clothing mandatory please.” Wonder what prompted that signage!

Restaurant Gregoire, some of the best poutine in town

Restaurant Gregoire has some of the best poutine in town

“PROPRIÉTE PRIVÉE. DÉFENSE DE PASSER” translated “PRIVATE PROPERTY. DON’T TRESPASS…” anytime someone tells me “DON’T” I get tempted. I swear the geese at this farmhouse were beckoning me to come play. No worries, I didn’t break any laws.

Although this sign said

Geese at play. Wonder if they’ll break loose from the sign

What signs have tickled your fancy?

For more offerings, check out the Daily Post.

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5 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says

  1. Hehe. I can think of a lot of crazy signs with “off” English that I saw in Asia. The one that always comes to my mind first is “Abandon litter here,” which was posted on a trash can in the airport in Hong Kong.

    The idea is right, but… It just sounds so dramatic!!!

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