11 Jun2013


I just spotted this notice on a wall while driving by it in Cebu a few minutes ago. You just gotta laugh. And parts of it were painted over, probably in a fit of “bluntness remorse”… But if you can’t read it, this is what it says…



I presume what was erased was either a graphic representation of the threat or other body parts included… :)



  1. Natie says:

    I peed laughing!…..

    Censorship remembered…maybe it was near a school or a church?

    Jun 11, 2013 | 6:35 pm


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  3. onix says:

    posted at a construction site

    on a glass window of a photography shop in cubao

    in a restaurant in cebu

    Jun 11, 2013 | 7:55 pm

  4. Lalaine says:

    Hahaha! That was good laugh! It made my day. We have been missing your posts MM.

    Jun 12, 2013 | 12:51 am

  5. Papa Ethan says:

    How about this: GOAT’S FOR SALE. DEAD OR ALIVE. =)

    Jun 12, 2013 | 12:54 am

  6. general says:

    spotted at a baguio manukan stall–wanted: lechoner.

    Jun 12, 2013 | 1:03 am

  7. Footloose says:

    It was understandable, nay forgivable, to have come across puzzling signs in English in China in their rush towards hosting the 2008 Summer Olympic Games but we, we are supposed to have had close to a century of familiarity with the language. The only sign that truly unnerved me though was the one posted in the breakfast room of the international hotel chain I stayed in, “We only serve water passed by the management.”

    Jun 12, 2013 | 1:32 am

  8. Lizzie says:

    I remember my brother telling us the story of his US Navy buddy asking him while they were on shore leave in the P.I. what the “bowl tomay” (as he read it) sign meant…

    Jun 12, 2013 | 4:11 am

  9. Malou says:

    Here’s one too that made the rounds:

    (Tumatanggap din ng labada pag Linggo)


    Jun 12, 2013 | 4:27 am

  10. Dreaming says:


    Jun 12, 2013 | 8:15 am

  11. Betchay says:

    Welcome home MM!
    @Lizzie: it stumped me for a while until I said it loudly LOL!

    Jun 12, 2013 | 8:43 am

  12. pits, manila says:

    One either laughs or cries … whatever works for one … :)

    Jun 12, 2013 | 9:07 am

  13. Mrs Froggie says:

    Missed you, MM! Welcome home! I also have to thank all of you, including Onix, Papa Ethan, general, Footloose, Lizzie, Malou, not to forget MM, for setting my funny bone on giggling mode!!! I remember on one of our vacay in the Philippines when my son first saw this ” bawal umihi o’ tumae dito sa pader ” sign on a wall by a residential vacant lot, he asked me what it meant! When they were playing patintero on the street at night, his cousin stopped to pee by a wall, he was a bit surprised. I told him that was what the sign meant…ha,ha,ha. Then on the Superhighway, we saw a jeepney stop and all the male passengers went down to pee by the roadside !!! My son said to me, ” Mom, they had a pee break”….only in the Philippines! :)

    Jun 12, 2013 | 9:21 am

  14. louinsanfran says:

    what man who would do it there knows what a penis is? i bet what was erased is the cebuano term. lol

    Jun 12, 2013 | 1:04 pm

  15. icey says:

    posted by a sidewalk vendor near 168 selling blankets and bedsheets:
    “BEDSHIT for sale”

    Jun 12, 2013 | 1:20 pm

  16. Ying says:

    Welcome back MM! We obviously miss your posts. Here’s my contribution –
    Posted on a vacant lot “No Trashpassing”

    Jun 12, 2013 | 2:33 pm

  17. ConnieC says:

    Do Pinoys get an “A” for creative (ad)writing?

    And here’s the following printed on a vendor’s T-shirt which the owner won’t sell:

    “I will distroy ur virginity TRUE the power of my imagination.”

    Jun 12, 2013 | 7:53 pm

  18. Kristin says:

    bwahahaha… a very good laugh on a boring day :)

    Jun 12, 2013 | 9:29 pm

  19. elit says:

    Yey! MM is here na!
    My contribution on the signs, this was posted outside a hair salon, “poodle for sale owner living soon” hihihi

    Jun 12, 2013 | 9:50 pm

  20. BenQ says:

    An instruction inside a public CR:

    “Don’t sit like a frog, sit like a Queen”

    Jun 12, 2013 | 10:17 pm

  21. Migs says:


    Jun 12, 2013 | 10:56 pm

  22. Malou says:

    Hahaha! Natawa ako sa BEDSHIT! Nice one, Icey.

    Jun 13, 2013 | 1:00 am

  23. netoy says:

    Just what I need. Having a rotten week!! Thanks for all the laughs.

    Jun 13, 2013 | 1:25 am

  24. ntgerald says:

    Name of a shop in Binangonan: Pizza ng Ina Mo.

    Jun 13, 2013 | 6:01 am

  25. Paul Dough says:

    The best I’ve seen is a cell phone repair stall in Quiapo. ” We repair Nokia, Samsung, Sony Erection and Motorola”.

    Jun 13, 2013 | 6:59 am

  26. natzsm says:

    This wasn’t on a sign but stamped on a photocopy of a POLICE CLEARANCE.


    Jun 13, 2013 | 8:28 am

  27. present tense says:

    here’s one DEFORMED MAN TOILET. an unfortunate way to describe disabled facilities in china

    Jun 13, 2013 | 8:44 am

  28. Mon Yadao says:

    “Wanted: Boy waitress”

    True story.

    Jun 13, 2013 | 8:59 am

  29. MP says:

    In one of the movie houses in Jordan: Watch at your own risk..

    I actually asked what that meant and was informed that it was meant to tell people to be careful (of what, they couldn’t say)… it was eventually taken down!

    Jun 13, 2013 | 7:54 pm

  30. Toping says:


    Jun 14, 2013 | 1:25 pm

  31. andrew lim says:

    My contribution:

    Sometime ago, this sign was posted on the side streets of Pasig, around the Munisipyo:

    ” Starting on Monday, parking will not be allowed in areas with “No Parking” signs.


    Jun 14, 2013 | 5:02 pm

  32. Slightly Epicurean says:

    This is hilarious!

    Jun 17, 2013 | 2:44 pm

  33. Ruth T. says:

    Welcome back Mr. MM. Thanks for the funnies.

    Jun 17, 2013 | 3:15 pm

  34. andrew lim says:

    This is a food blog, so I cant resist adding this. Just saw it today at the Market Market supermarket.

    “Brazil Sprouts” P999.00 per kilo, from Australia.

    I took a photo but dont know how to include it here.

    Now, unless I am not aware of these vegetables from Brazil, then I presume this is a “sounds like” category.


    Jun 17, 2013 | 6:01 pm

  35. Sophie says:

    What a way to cheer people up. You made my day. All of your comments made me laugh. Thanks ~ Sophie

    Jun 19, 2013 | 1:52 pm

  36. jenelin santos says:

    Ha ha ha!!! Grabe sumaya ang araw ko..

    Jun 22, 2013 | 6:07 pm

  37. odessa says:

    Thanks for the laugh guys….:)

    Jun 22, 2013 | 7:46 pm

  38. joyyy says:

    @andrew That’s too funny!!!! LOL

    Jun 26, 2013 | 9:04 am

  39. leslie murray says:

    Hi MM – will have to send you a copy of “Signs of the Philippines” published in 1981 or so with a friend…possibly the first publication/recording of inadvertently silly Pinoy signs…

    Jul 3, 2013 | 2:44 pm

  40. Marketman says:

    Hi Mrs. Murray, yes, of course I have Jill’s ? book, it’s a favorite on our bookshelves for showing newly arrived foreigners or guest just how amusing the signs can get. It’s time for another compilation… :)

    Jul 3, 2013 | 4:52 pm

  41. Rita says:

    hilarity, at its best! :D

    Jul 8, 2013 | 7:50 am

  42. omar says:

    A post on one of those bars at Clark Base in Angeles City, ” Wanted: GRO – Stay In or Stay Out”.

    Jul 9, 2013 | 2:16 pm

  43. Escoffier says:

    It’s 12:03 AM and I’ve been laughing out loud while reading the post and the comments, that I woke up my mama. and she was like “ano nanaman yan pinagkakaabalahan mo!!? Matulog ka na!”. LOL!

    Oh my. I’m still laughing. haha!

    Jul 20, 2013 | 12:38 am


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