Summit Media releases book compiling 100 funny Pinoy signs

Including a chapter on motoring
by Vernon B. Sarne | Jun 24, 2013

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We Filipinos make the wittiest and funniest signs--either by design or by mistake--in the world. From the old \"Basta Driver, Sweet Lover\" quote to the hilarious \"Facebool\" spoof on a pedicab selling fishballs, we never seem to run out of entertaining ideas for these public notices and advertisements. Just go on Facebook or Twitter, and you\'ll be hard-pressed to scroll down without seeing a photo of these uproarious works of simple art.

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Fortunately, Summit Media has compiled the best ones you can find around you. The publisher of Top Gear Philippines, which also happens to produce books, has released I Saw Da Sign (100 Funny Pinoy Signages), now available at leading bookstores for just P150 a copy. We\'ll overlook the wrong grammar in the title--\"signage,\" like \"baggage\" and \"luggage,\" doesn\'t have a plural form (apologies for the inherent tendency to proofread)--since this small book is all about images anyway.

There\'s a chapter dedicated entirely to motoring, called \"LOL on Wheels.\" Among the side-splitting signs in this section are \"Free Wife On-Board\" (instead of Wi-Fi) and \"Taxicle\" (a pretentious tricycle, we suppose).

Anyway, check out this novelty book. It makes for a nice gift to friends living abroad or to vacationing balikbayan relatives. Indeed, there\'s no humor like Pinoy humor.

Photos by Vernon B. Sarne

 

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