Monday, January 26, 2009

Recognizing International Symbols

Yeah, that’s right. VE stepped up and took the Worldwide Recognizing International Symbol Test (WRIST) recently. It’s important that one be able to recognize these international symbols properly…

Try it out yourself:

a. Sever arm bits only in designated receptacles
b. Dispose of your uncolored Rubik Cubes in the proper receptacles
c. Recycle your old Jenga games here
d. Throwing money into garbage cans only reinforces homelessness

a. Effective Marriage Tips: In one ear and out the other
b. Garbage in; garbage out
c. Two right ears don’t make a left
d. There is always light on the other side of the ear




a. The horseshoe game is getting quite competitive now
b. Ninja Weapons are allowed provided they are registered
c. Welcome to the Pimp-My-Steering-Wheel event
d. Handcuffs are required during all Ménage à trois events

a. Third Reich salutes are only permitted when traveling
b. Underarm odor can effectively repel a would-be mugger
c. Those with severed hands should raise their arm
d. Holding a brief case will automatically cause the other arm to go up



48 comments:

Bonnie the Boss said...

I think he second one is more like how the teen-ager at my house listens.

Gladys said...

The third one looks more like the Kling-on symble of need more toilet paper.

*Just Jen* said...

The last one cracks me up! No hands, no feet, no neck? I don't see a problem, do you??? LOL

The Incredible Woody said...

I thought the first one was putting ice in a VERY large drink!

Prefers Her Fantasy Life said...

I'm just wondering where the breasts are?

Quirkyloon said...

There has been a rash of severed arm bits being left around, so I for one am glad the govt has stepped in to get on this annoying problem.

You've done us all a service VE. A public blog service announcement. Good work.

And in return I gave you something at my blog. (Don't worry I know you don't show awards, blah, blah, blah, but really you're one of the top dawgs that make me laugh...hard!)

Elizabeth said...

In the last one the man's head is not attached to his body!!

Beth said...

I know you're kidding, but honestly? Some of the signs/symbols used I just cannot figure out. Which either says something about me or the effectiveness of the signs. (Or both.)

Chris Wood said...

Thank you for this! Now I know where my pointless rubick's cubes should go. BO deters muggers, eh?

Roy Scribner said...

Heh - I'm always telling my kids that the no-standing signs on the amusement park rides (yeah, we go a lot) are dancing signs.

Kevin John said...

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(*!*)



The international symbol for:

"You are fucked".

Dee said...

I love it!

Bazza said...

The first one is 3 sugars in my coffee.

Megan said...

1 - a
2 - c
3 - b
4 - b

Please let me know my score.

Jacki said...

HAHA...sometimes it makes you wonder who designs these things.

I especially love the signs they put up in neighborhoods that say "Slow Children at Play." How rude of them to call them slow; they are developmentally-challenged.

leelee said...

Color me dumb..or at the very least sheltered..but Idon't know what the middle two stand for...so I'll go with any of your answers.

HUGS!!

PS: love the picture of the day....lol

EmmaK said...
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I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

These were very funny. I wish there was a sniff test for those boarding an air plane. We're going to Greece this year and I just know I'll be seated next to Mr. McStinky.

ReformingGeek said...

Very funny, VE. I love the first one. I'm adding "Insert arm parts first, then gently roll head into the receptacle."

nursemyra said...

Mow that I've stopped laughing I realise I don't know what the third one is

Jaime said...

I have no idea what any of these actually are. I think I get a zero on your quiz... so instead I'll just say I'm glad people are voting that they don't want to hang out with ronald macdonald on your poll. clowns are just creepy.

Kurt said...

You googled ménage à trois, didn't you?

Uncivil said...

I don't know what that 3rd one is but it would look good next to my Swastika?

Uncivil said...

Oh, cool that 3rd one is "WMD-biological" according to Wiki!

Janna said...

Additional possibilities:

1st picture:
If you are only 8 inches tall, please throw the ice cubes back into the McDonalds cup.

2nd picture:
If you're going to throw someone's dismembered ears out of the car window, please do it only in a passing zone.

3rd picture:
Due to numerous recessions and budget cuts, in the year 2024 the Olympics will be reduced to only four rings.

4th picture:
When hailing a taxi, please keep all hands and feet inside suitcase.
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Giggle Pixie said...

I can't tell you how much I needed this laugh today. THANK YOU VE!!!! These were hysterical!!

Deb said...

I think the ear one depicts the process of making earrings.

Thinkinfyou said...

Just another test I would fail at miserably!

Serena said...

1. a
2. b
3. d
4. b

Did I win? Huh? Huh? Did I?

gab said...

lol well lets see the ears one at my house would be no one cares to listen so in and out fits!

The Self-Deprechaun said...

This is so funny. I love the first one. Truly the guy's arm is disintegrating right before his eyes. And his head is floating detached from his body. This sign is from the devil.

VE said...

bonnie - I have a teenage and it's true. Good call!

glady - Ha! I like it. You'll do my symbol comedy writing from now on...

just jenn - They obviously have an attachment disorder...

incredible woody - I like it, makes sense. Hope it's a fruity rum drink...

prefers her fantasy life - Those are kept in the government offices for stress relief...

quirkyloon - Aww, you shouldn't have! I'll be over shortly!

elizabeth - Comes from having an inflated head

beth - Well obviously its you!!! Sheesh. Don't worry...it's me too...and every one else.

chris - BO is a serious weapon not to be played with lightly

roy - What? No dancing on amusement rides? How ridiculous is that?

kevin - Now see...that one made sense. I always seem to know when I'm fucked.

dee - See how much education you get at my blog?

bazza - You have a serious caffeine addiction with that size of a mug...

megan - Sorry Megan, you can never leave home again for fear of your life...

jacki - Ha! I agree...that's rude and insensitive...

kurt - I hate it when you are right. Stop it!

leelee - I shall call you shumbtered!

emmak - You have your tally even though

arizona - Don't give security any ideas...although I wouldn't mind that too.

reforminggeek - Excellent addition! I like it

nursemyra - Don't worry, neither do I! I'm guess hailing a taxi? I like my answers better...

nursemyra - Clowns are very creepy but so is that Burger King guy.

uncivil - Yes, that one fits you!

janna - Ha! I like 'em. You can write my future tests...

giggle - I'm always there for you! Except when I'm not.

deb - It does look like that!

serena - I recommend you never leave the house!

gab - Don't worry, it's every house

self-deprechaun - I knew the devil must be involved somehow...

Annie Ha said...

1. c
2. c
3. b
4. d

colbymarshall said...

Haha- third reich. Love it. I mean your comment, not the third reich! haha

VE said...

annie ha - I think this means you need to seek psychiatric help! You've been listening to me again...

colby - They were one up on the second reich you know...

Alex L said...

Is horseshoe really that popular around the world that signs are needed?

unfinishedrambler said...

The third one looks sort of like a kaledeiscope gone wrong, especially since it's in black and white, and the fourth one: is that the Pope again?

Quickroute said...

3rd one _ the suitcase has been sliced by a chainsaw?

Chris Eldin said...

You may laugh, (and indeed these are quite funny!), but these symbols are HARD to design!!!

:-)

lime said...

i thought the first one was for a frat party. please make sure to add huge ice cubes to huge vats of drinks.

VE said...

alex - It's just waiting its time...

unfinished rambler - Ha! The Pope. Good one. No, the Pope always has a chior boy to carry his bags...

quickroute - Ha! Yes...that's exactly how they treat your luggage...

chris - Couldn't we just have a page with 129 different languages saying "Dump your trash in garbage"?

lime - I see you've obviously been to some doosy frat parties!

angie said...

I, for one, am always thankful for your translations.....:)

Starrlight said...

I just choked on my honey nut cherrios over that last one!

Practically Joe said...

Thanks VE .... the third one triggered acid flash backs.

Maureen said...

Ahahahaha.... they are international symbols because it doesn't matter which language you speak; they are equally misunderstood by everyone.

VE said...

angie - You never know what I might be thinking something is...

starrlight - Don't worry, they have a hole in them...you'll still be able to breath...

joe - The 60s are always memorable...until you remember something specific...

maureen - That's the only real truth here

Carla said...

The imagery of warding off a mugging by lifting your arm...a reason not to wear deodorant?

VE said...

carla - Don't tell the deodarant companies...they hate my ideas...