Turtle pie and other funny signs

N.B. – This was published in Asian Correspondent (August 18, 9:45 p.m.) where I write a column (Philippine Fantasy).

To funny sign makers I ask (with apologies to Elizabeth Barrett Browning): How do I hate thee? Let me italicize the ways…

The main ingredient of buko pie is buko (coconut). For apple pie, it’s apple. Very obvious, right? So what do you make of this pie?


Unlike our previous sign, I find something funny not with the words but with the graphics.


No chuckles yet? Let’s take a closer look at the gent and lady. Yes, they can’t hold it any longer!


Let’s go back to words now. You won’t find this funny if your brain is not stuffed with English knowledge.


What about this one? Do you see the misspelling?


For our next sign, laughter is reserved only for the Grammar Nazi like me.


Allow me to end this installment of funny signs not with a bang but with a whimper. I still can’t understand why I encounter grammar mistakes like this every day.


More funny signs next week. Thank you for reading!

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