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What is this sign?

A friend and I walked by this sign. I thought it seemed a little fishy, so I asked another friend and he said it's definitely not a National Security Agency sign. So then what is it?
posted by hapticactionnetwork on Aug 28, 2016 - 18 answers

What does the Braille on this restroom sign say?

A friend recently saw this bathroom sign in Utah; we agree that the imagery and wording for the sighted are pretty great. But what does the Braille say? Looks like the letters are ??WOME -- but transliterating doesn't really help me understand the text. I couldn't find anything similar on these ADA bathroom signs. Help?
posted by zebra on Jul 21, 2016 - 5 answers

How do highway signs get (incorrectly) made?

I saw this remarkably borked road sign and got mildly curious for the nth time in my life about the process by which road signs get made, start to finish. What's the modern Big Green Road Sign production process, how has it changed over the years, and what, exactly, is the likeliest explanation for this particular fuckup? [more inside]
posted by cortex on Jul 18, 2016 - 22 answers

Please help me write a request in many different languages

I live in an apartment with a bedroom window that overlooks the parking lot. People come home late at night and lock their car doors remotely, with that annoying chirp of the horn. Some people give it half a dozen honks, every single time. What I'd like to do is post a friendly note by the mailboxes, in as many different languages as possible, just asking that people kindly refrain from the horn honking in the parking lot. [more inside]
posted by mammoth on Jun 29, 2016 - 13 answers

Who are the women on this billboard?

Who are the women on this billboard? [more inside]
posted by kirkaracha on Jun 13, 2016 - 8 answers

Bookable signs/marquees in Maine?

I would like to have an important birthday message displayed on a sign or marquee in a town within 5-10 miles of the highway, somewhere between the Vermont/Maine state line and Portland/Falmouth, ME. Difficulty level: this coming weekend-ish (May 29-June 1)! Do you have a Hail Mary you could throw my way? Thanks in advance.
posted by unknowncommand on May 22, 2016 - 5 answers

Understanding Radio Station Call Signs

I am working on a project where I am comparing NPR member stations to the list of stations at each state broadcasting association's website. I have found several cases where the same station call sign on the same band and at the same frequency is listed in two different communities. For example, Texas station KTTZ-FM 89.1 is shown by the NPR 2013 station list to be in Leander and Lubbock. Is this a mistake?
posted by CollectiveMind on Dec 22, 2015 - 11 answers

Boyfriend's drinking problem has become uncontrollable. Can't deal.

He now drinks every day without fail --when we first met, he only drank every once in awhile but it was something he did to relax. Now in my perspective, it's gotten out of control because we decided to move into a new place where we both are on the lease. All conversations have ended in a screaming match and him telling me I no longer have any power because we share a lease. I don't know if I can continue on like this, what do I do? [more inside]
posted by camylanded on Sep 22, 2015 - 29 answers

Translation of Hebrew Signage on Small Building

There is this odd little building in my neighborhood and I would really like to know what the sign on it says and what it could possibly be used for. I saw it being built over the past year, but I have no clue what it is. Here is the building and this is the sign on front.
posted by Julnyes on Jul 21, 2015 - 5 answers

How, exactly, to Feel the Bern?

I'm marching in our local 4th of July parade with the Connecticut for Bernie Sanders contingent, and I'm going to carry a sign, which I will make myself. I'd like to say something pithy and memorable that gets to the heart of the Bernie campaign. [more inside]
posted by dlugoczaj on Jul 1, 2015 - 23 answers

iPad app to sign forms.

What iPad app should I use for meeting sign-in sheets? [more inside]
posted by futureisunwritten on Nov 19, 2014 - 2 answers

Favorite political candidate signs/logos?

Trying to get inspired here. What are your favorite political candidate signs/logos that you have remembered or noticed? Can you link me or describe them? Democrat/Libertarian/Republican... color scheme doesn't matter here, just looking for a clean, solid "political" feel.
posted by timpanogos on Mar 28, 2014 - 18 answers

How to Create and Place a Sign for Delivery People

Help me figure out how to make a permanent sign asking package deliverers to leave packages inside my front door (there's a vestibule, so the outermost door's unlocked). And where to put it! [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover on Nov 15, 2013 - 17 answers

Help me figure out how old this sign is?

Approximately how old is this sign, and what font is it? The stucco facade could date from as early as the 1920s, but the lettering on the signs looks to my untrained eye to be from the 70s or later.
posted by Pruitt-Igoe on Sep 13, 2013 - 20 answers

What is this sign, located in Venice Beach (I think?)

In Michael Palin's "Around the World in 80 Days", there's a shot of a building with an interesting sign. It says "EARTH SPACE SCIENCE ART FACT FICTION FANTASY". [more inside]
posted by dubold on May 20, 2013 - 12 answers

Use another door

So, for about a week, this sign appeared on one of the doors in one of my school buildings. It said "Please use another door." There are only two doors there, so clearly if the one was broken, it could have said, "please use the other door." But it said "another," which struck me as odd. Additionally, it alternated each time I went outside and back in. Could this be some kind of social experiment? There was clearly nothing wrong with either of the doors, as they were being used all day. Isn't that weird? What is it?!?!
posted by kbennett289 on Mar 27, 2013 - 19 answers

Help me write my sign

There's a stop sign in front of my house, and people don't stop at it. Our neighborhood is working on various ways of solving this problem, and my contribution is to create signs to hang up on my wall right next to the stop sign. Last year in a fit of pique Mr. BlahLaLa made one that said SLOW DOWN, FU**ER! That actually had a big, positive impact, believe it or not, but when the novelty wore off, so did compliance. So, help me create a stack of posters I can use in rotation? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Mar 15, 2013 - 52 answers

...marked "beware of the leopard."

(US election filter) Is it unlawful for me to post some homemade additional "vote here" signs to make my polling place easier to find? [more inside]
posted by werkzeuger on Oct 25, 2012 - 18 answers

Should we teach our baby to sign?

Should we teach our baby sign language? [more inside]
posted by semacd on Aug 25, 2012 - 26 answers

Songs to sign along with!

I'm learning sign language, and I thought it'd be fun to practice by making music videos. I'm hearing, but I'd like my videos to be interesting even without sound. Know any suitable songs for this? [more inside]
posted by Yma on Jun 26, 2012 - 6 answers

Best source for magnetic car signs?

What's the best place to go for custom magnetic signs that you put on the side of your car to advertise your business? [more inside]
posted by NewGear on May 8, 2012 - 3 answers

"Job you qualified for why?"

I got a summer job interview over Skype! Tell me what to expect. The twist: it's in American Sign Language. [more inside]
posted by Conspire on Apr 24, 2012 - 7 answers


What should I write on a giant sign to cheer on my friends during a 10 mile race this weekend? [more inside]
posted by troika on Mar 27, 2012 - 34 answers

Thank You For Shopping Here Your Business Is Appreciated

What can you tell me about those red signs that say Thank You For Shopping Here Your Business Is Appreciated? [more inside]
posted by bubukaba on Mar 12, 2012 - 11 answers

Signs of many places.

Where can I learn about the history of US national forest signs? I've seen this style all over the country, so I'm wondering when and where the decision was made.
posted by curious nu on Feb 21, 2012 - 7 answers

Block Parent logo?

I am looking for a high-res logo or a high-res scan of the Block Parent graphic of the adult holding the child's hand. If the "Block Parent" text is included then all the better.
posted by heybudday on Feb 20, 2012 - 2 answers

Mysterious sign in the backgroumd of a movie...

What is this sign from the background of a scene in the movie Moneyball? [more inside]
posted by upc_head on Jan 21, 2012 - 10 answers

ASL degree?

Is a degree in ASL really necessary? [more inside]
posted by tunestunes on Nov 22, 2011 - 6 answers

Electronic John Hancock

What's the best way to handle an electronic signature on a website-hosted submission form? [more inside]
posted by fijiwriter on Oct 20, 2011 - 2 answers

sign here please

A group of colleagues and I want to send a complaint email. How can we all sign it, considering that it's an email and that none of us are even in the same state? [more inside]
posted by joyeuxamelie on Oct 3, 2011 - 10 answers

How can I preserve this flaking-paint, wood sign?

I have an old, painted wood sign (pics inside) that I'd love to hang in my house, but the paint is flaking very badly. Is there any way to keep it from deteriorating (at least enough that I don't end up with a pile of paint flakes on the floor) without doing a lot more damage? The (probably non-existent) monetary value of the sign is not of importance. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by SampleSize on May 3, 2011 - 6 answers

An album cover as a toilet door sign?

What album cover would be cool as a toilet door sign? Anything goes...! [more inside]
posted by kev23f on Apr 16, 2011 - 32 answers

Learning Danish Sign Language (DSL) with only English as my primary language?

[sign language filter] How can an American learn Danish Sign Language? Preferably without a tutor. [more inside]
posted by BurN_ on Apr 3, 2011 - 5 answers

What will happen to the old Starbucks signs?

What will happen to the old Starbucks signs when the new logo is put in place later this month? Is there anyway I could get one? [more inside]
posted by grimace636 on Mar 2, 2011 - 9 answers

"Hey Shorty, how’s the coffee today?"

What's the best way to get an exact (or close enough) replica of the sign in this screenshot? [more inside]
posted by troika on Jan 26, 2011 - 14 answers

What does this sign mean?

Help! What does this street sign mean? Taken in west bank [more inside]
posted by addelburgh on Jan 14, 2011 - 6 answers

I want to scroll my novel across my screen like a LED sign.

I need a computer program that can take the text of my novel and scroll it across the laptop screen like one of those LED ticker scrolling signs in Times Square. [more inside]
posted by Sully on Jan 6, 2011 - 5 answers

Thanks or Thank You

I work the front desk at my parent's hotel and we are having a dispute regarding the language and wording of a sign that we have recently put up. Is there a better way to word the following sign: "Busy Helping Another Guest, Back in a Minute. Thanks." ? [more inside]
posted by Fizz on Aug 31, 2010 - 25 answers

what does this sign in the netherlands mean?

What on earth does this sign mean? [more inside]
posted by crapples on Jun 29, 2010 - 17 answers

What is ASL for Seattle?

What is the ASL sign for Seattle, Washington? [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep on Jun 3, 2010 - 6 answers

THINK (not Think Different)

Looking for an Apple version of the classic IBM Think signs (sample photos inside). [more inside]
posted by furtive on Apr 17, 2010 - 2 answers

Japanese "No Laptops" decal

Small, 2" circular plastic sign/placard?/decal?, red circle crossed though with an image of a laptop inside. "No Laptops Allowed" being the meaning. Comes with adhesive foam tape on back. Purchased from Daiso. Where can I find another online? [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Mar 27, 2010 - 5 answers

Looking for Jimmy John's Wall Art

Is there a place online where I can purchase the signs found inside a Jimmy John's franchise? [more inside]
posted by DMan on Mar 4, 2010 - 4 answers

Help the pizza delivery guy find my house, please

It's hard to see our house number from the street. I want to get a sign or post to put at the end of the driveway. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Nov 12, 2009 - 23 answers

I'm looking for metal brackets / architectural frames / sign holders by the end of the day Monday, in NYC

I'm looking for some metal brackets / architectural frames / sign holders by the end of the day Monday, in NYC. [more inside]
posted by Optimus Chyme on Oct 23, 2009 - 5 answers

What is ixaratte?

Can anyone tell me more about "ixaratte"? It's supposed to be a complicated court sign-language of the Ottoman empire. [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on Aug 19, 2009 - 7 answers

DFW window sign installers?

Can any Mefites recommend a reliable sign company in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area? I need to have vinyl lettering (or whatever the sign-person recommends) installed on a plate-glass, storefront window. I would love for the sign to be Dallas City Code-compliant.
posted by DB Cooper on Aug 14, 2009 - 1 answer

Sign painting help.

Anyone have any tricks or tips on how to paint a large sign/mural on the exterior of a building? I need help on how to get the image on the wall, which is roughly 20ft by 100ft. [more inside]
posted by sharkhunt on Jun 30, 2009 - 9 answers


I am looking for a backlit "running man" exit sign. Help! [more inside]
posted by ForeverDcember on Apr 21, 2009 - 11 answers

"We Are Not Responsible For Lost Or Stolen Valuables." Really?

Do signs that say "We Are Not Responsible for Lost or Stolen Valuables" actually provide any legal protection? [more inside]
posted by hamsterdam on Apr 1, 2009 - 7 answers

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