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When I was just learning to read (1st grade), I would read all the signs on the road. While going to the beach in the summer, I saw many signs on the road that said, "No littering. Fine $100.00. I thought the sign said, "No littering, Find $100.00" which, to me, meant that if we found some trash, we could get $100 for it. I immediately told my parents that if we cannot find trash, we could just bring some, place it on the road and then say we found it.

Roman
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I thought the no overtaking sign meant that red cars cannot drive by black cars.

Helen
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road sign in the uk--danger-heavy plant crossing -----i thought it was a giant tree dragging itself across the road

bonzo
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I used to believe that cats' eyes in the road were the dwarves' lanterns shining as they came home from work - and the reason you couldn't see them on the road when you looked behind was because the dwarves had been scared by the car and turned them off to hide themselves.

Fiona
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I used to think that the Australian road sign "No Through Road" meant that you were only allowed in that street if you lived there or were visiting someone you knew. It was a few years later I learned that it just meant it didn't comeout into another street.

Anon
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When I was a child, I always wondered why $300 was "Fine for Littering" and who had that much money just to throw out the car window?!

Rod
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my son thought that the warning triangle on the road side that said "deer" meant that that streach of road was expensive.

Anon
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I used to believe that the arrows on road signs that point upward (meaning forward) were meant for the roads in the sky. I always wondered why my parents never took that road, I used to imagine that the road was probably invisible, I dont know what I was expecting to find up there, and Im still yet to find out how to get to them....lol

Katy
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"no Parking Between 9 to 5 "
The sign read.
I could never figure that out.
9 is usually AFTER 5.

AND....I was 7....and I couldn't even see over the dash board let alone DRIVE!
So even if i could drive...i never saw a sign letting me know where I "could" park.

Atredies
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Until I was around 22 (yes, I know) I could never understand the signs on motorways that said "Slow Lorries". I thought there must be a depot of lorries which couldn't travel very fast. It was only when I mentioned this to one of my friends that she laughed and pointed out these signs were always at the bottom of hills!

Elizabeth, UK
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The day the training wheels fell off my bicycle I realized that I could keep on going without them. I continued down my street for several blocks and wound around the neighborhood until I came to a street called "Persimmon Tree Lane." I thought it said "Permission" and that I was not allowed so I turned around and went back home.

Rafael
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I always thought that the SOS signs and telephones at the side of the road meant 'Someone's Stuck'! I think it makes a lot more sense than 'Save Our Souls'!

Claire
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I used to believe that the sign "To let" was to tell us there was a toilet there, but many had forgotten to put the "i" in the word.

Also, teh sign "police slow down" was actually meant "please slow down"

HSB
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When I was younger I used to believe that the small sand bags workmen put onto mobile roadworks signs to stop them blowing over were dead baby pigs!

After all they are a similar colour.

In the back of my dad's car one day I saw lots of them laid out on the side of the road, I screamed out - "mum, dad, there's been a massive accident, look at all the dead pigs" !!!

Simon Turner
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i used to think that the road sign "dangerous" was actually "dang-er-roos" a kind of bouncy marsupial

owen cash
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When I was little, I lived in California where U-Turns where the norm. (For those that don't know, a U-turn is where you make a sharp left turn at an intersection to go back the way you came.) For some reason, I thought a U-turn was an intersection where the drivers argued about who was going to turn... "You turn."... "No, YOU turn!"... "No, no, really, YOU turn!!"... Ah, well... I never did see anyone arguing about who was going to turn so I couldn't figure out the purpose of the signs which authorized this activity!

No U-turns in Maine
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On the way to Queenstown there are sign that read "Caution Road Slumps Ahead" and near Alexandra "Caution Hill Slumps Ahead". As a child I go very worried about this imagining slumps as being some big slug like creature that would "slump" out and get you if you weren't cautious and that there were two breeds of them. Only in NZ huh?

Lauren
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i always thought that a DEAD END sign
as where they put all the road kill.

pav
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There was stretch of road with big, old overhanging trees that Mom used to drive us through. At the beginning of this stretch there was a "Beware of Pedestrians" sign. We told our little brother that "pedestrians" were like octopus in the trees that dropped down on the cars and ate everybody in them. He believed this for years, poor kid.

JB
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When I was young and we drove past streets with 'no exit' signs, I thought it meant that once you went down the street, you could never get back out!

Greer, New Zealand
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