These African Road Signs Will Make You Laugh Til You Cry

It’s quite possible that African road signs are some of the funniest in the world — but most inadvertently so. Enjoy this array of zany signs full of typos, gibberish, sarcasm, and just plain head-scratching logic.

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Wait, we thought baboons were monkey-like critters…?

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We feel sorry for the cashiers who have to handle money pulled from … unmentionable places.

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It might be just a pile of wildebeest crap to you, but to a dung beetle, it’s a goldmine!

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Not sure where this was taken, but we don’t want to go there.

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We didn’t realize that Africa had both bone-in and boneless varieties of bananas…

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9600 km? That’s almost 6000 miles. Maybe a typo… or maybe that’s just African roads for ya?

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English may not have been the first language of this road painter in Dar es Salaam.

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Slow down to read this one, because it’ll take a while. And you’ll need to read it a few times to make sense of it.

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Bring your grievance here — they’ve got just the tool to hammer it home.

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“Honey, I can’t see any penguins!”

“Dear, that’s because they’re shy – they’re hiding under the car.”

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Just a cute reminder that there are lots of pedestrians in Cape Town.

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