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Old 04-28-2007, 08:35 AM
 
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Default My Favorite Highway Sign

When I drove over the road, I frequently ran MD/VA/PA. My favorite interstate highway signs is next to the Westbound lanes of I-70 near mile marker 18: The next exit is MD 68. For I-68 stay on I-70
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Old 04-28-2007, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Mount Airy, MD
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My favorite road sign was actually my own misread, and it was travelling through northern Virginia. It was going up the beltway (admittedly way too fast) past the exit for Dumfries and Manassas.

This was my first time driving through the area and I read the sign as DumAsses... I immediately slowed down to read the actual exit sign and caught my error. It was a hell of a laugh though!
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Old 04-28-2007, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Sometimes Maryland, sometimes NoVA. Depends on the day of the week
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When I was driving through Ontario, the signs were all bilingual. So the exit signs said "Exit / Sortie." I joked the whole trip about it being "Exit, sorta" (thats "exit, sort of" for non-southerners )
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Old 04-28-2007, 08:26 PM
 
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Don't know if they're still that way now, but years ago in Dallas, TX the "NO U-TURN" signs simply said "DON'T"...
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Old 04-28-2007, 08:28 PM
 
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My favorite road sign was actually my own misread, and it was travelling through northern Virginia. It was going up the beltway (admittedly way too fast) past the exit for Dumfries and Manassas.

This was my first time driving through the area and I read the sign as DumAsses... I immediately slowed down to read the actual exit sign and caught my error. It was a hell of a laugh though!
Better than a speed trap...and a WHOLE lot cheaper!
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Old 04-28-2007, 08:31 PM
 
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When I was stationed in Germany, the joke among Americans was "AUSFAHRT" is the largest city in Germany and you could get there from anywhere ("AUSFAHRT" is the German for "exit")
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Old 04-29-2007, 07:31 AM
 
Location: NE Georgia
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I have always loved the Maryland signs stating.

Maryland "The Free State"
Granted, in the 19th Century it meant something different, but in the last 30 years Maryland has become such a tax heck, that the sign today is just an oxy moron
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Old 04-29-2007, 05:36 PM
 
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It's not a highway sign, but when we were in Colorado, there was an unfortunate "No Dumping" sign right next to a public toilet.
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Old 04-29-2007, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Mount Airy, MD
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Smile My Favorite Highway Sign

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Don't know if they're still that way now, but years ago in Dallas, TX the "NO U-TURN" signs simply said "DON'T"...
While suffering from dellerium in driving with no sleep from Sacremento, CA back to eastern Louisiana we passed a city in TX called Welfare. There is only one restaurant sign on I-10 as you pass through the exit for welfare. That restaurant's name is PO FOLKS.

I think I stopped laughing when I hit the LA state line.
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Old 04-29-2007, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Mount Airy, MD
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Default My Favorite Highway Sign

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When I was stationed in Germany, the joke among Americans was "AUSFAHRT" is the largest city in Germany and you could get there from anywhere ("AUSFAHRT" is the German for "exit")
I had typed this same thing and then read on that you had put it. It is fun to say though.

There's a funeral home in Sykesville, MD that is owned by someone with a hyphenated name. The name is Burrier-Queen.

I get a kick out of that sign everytime I see it.
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