Saturday, April 26, 2008

Saturday Photo Hunt - The Theme is "Funny Signs"

Yes, Ladies and Gentlemen - there IS a town in Denmark called Middelfart. I laughed so hard the first time I saw the town sign, that I almost got lost and made a wrong turn. Middelfart is the last town before the bridge to Jutland! Look it up! Not far from there is a town called ASSens! The anecdote the Danes love to tell, is about the time the British queen came to visit Copenhagen. One of the tour planners noticed that there was a little sign that lit up in all the elevators in the hotel. The sign read: "I fart." Which, in Danish means, "in motion." To solve the problem, they covered all the signs in all the elevators of this hotel until the Royal visit had ended! Can you imagine everyone getting in these elevators and thinking, Wow, this elevator has gas!?
Happy Weekend
L


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28 comments:

Mar said...

I remember Middelfart from the sailing years but didn't know about the meaning of the word in Danish!!
Unique take on the theme :)

My pic is posted here. Happpy PH and happy weekend!

Leslie said...

My goodess, look at that! lol

Great post on the PhotoHunt! :)

WillThink4Wine said...

That's funny!

Hootin' Anni said...

Gotta love it...and thanks for explaining. I'm laughing too. Can't help myself.

mrsnesbitt said...

An absolute hoot!

Indrani said...

Good you gave the explanation. Funny the same word can mean different thing in different languages. Good one for this week's theme.

TorAa said...

Haha, it's allways funny to find names in other countries that has a very different meaning in your own language.

For instance, you can go to Hell in Norway;) It's even a Railwaystation in Hell and Hell hotel.

Pato & Pearl said...

hahahahahaha...this is just too funny..especially the I fart part..well at least we now know what it means in another language.. ;)

pearl - thanks for dropping by and have a good weekend

lv2scpbk said...

Yes, I think they could have come up with a better name.

Chikai said...

hahahaha! this is so funny. LOL! thanks for sharing! ;)

mine's up HERE. hope to see you there! :)

Shutter Happy Jenn said...

Very funny!

My post this week is now up, too! If you have time, you can check it out at:

Shutter Happenings

Thanks!

Carver said...

I would have to laugh at that one too. Good choice.

Criz Lai said...

You got me bursting in laughter there. I hope the air in the town is unpolluted :P

http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

the teach said...

Great, funny sign! Good post, Libertybelle! Happy PH! :D

Janet said...

LOL that's too funny!

Dragonstar said...

That's so funny!
What makes it even funnier for me is that OH will turn on the TV in a few minutes to watch Qualifying for the motorbike race in Assens!

Sarge Charlie said...

How would like that for a post mark. And how is miss bell today?

Melli said...

LOL! That is funny LB! I bet you couldn't WAIT for this theme to come around! :)

leslie said...

You're right! This IS a gas! lol

PowersTwinB said...

Oh golly, thanks for the laugh friend! I am just whiling (is that the right sp?) away my time today looking at everyones funny signs...yours made me laugh hun! My post is up for Photo Hunt, please come and visit!

jmb said...

I love it, especially the story! Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend.

Katney said...

Well, that is choice!

Anna said...

Great choice...
Mine is up
Every Beat Of My Heart
A Little Bit Of Everything

Sandy M said...

Now that is funny!

Hootin' Anni said...

Hi again L B!!

Today I shared part of your blog profile on my blog's Sunday Snippets. Hope you don't mind.

May your day be filled with goodness & Laughter.

Heart of Rachel said...

That's a funny sign. Thanks for sharing that story about the elevator sign.

jams o donnell said...

Haha great story. I'm sure Liz would not be that offended really!

-TNChick- said...

Wow. I had NO idea!!