Dang those pesky “L” words…

Dang those pesky “L” words…

posted on 30 Jul 2010 in Signs

Onry the best in reraxation…

Photo courtesy of Chris Phillips.
Rest stop sign found in Niigata, Japan.

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Eduard
Eduard
10 years ago

Come and enjoy oul new imploved flee palking Rounge and Lestaurant !

jjhitt
jjhitt
10 years ago

Turn light at the right.

jjhitt
jjhitt
10 years ago

Continental breakfast or corn poops, which for you?

Tong
Tong
10 years ago

Ok, Ok!!! We got it!!! It’s leisure and rest! You lacist Gleek plick!

Algernon
Algernon
10 years ago

Come tark have a nice cup of pea.

phoenixx
phoenixx
10 years ago

better than all the lest!!!

Aaron
Aaron
10 years ago

Don’t folget to lest at riesure & lest rest your riesure be unlestful.

DrLex
10 years ago

Sign maker: “OK, I only need to glue these two remaining ‘R’s and one ‘L’ to my nearly finished sign. How hard can it be?”

Grifter
Grifter
10 years ago

Some say we’re the best, lest you find someone better.

coffeebot
10 years ago

I could use a rittle lest and leraxation…

DanT
DanT
10 years ago

Lock and Lorr!

Lovintheengrish
Lovintheengrish
10 years ago

You’rr learry rike it!

J Villafuerte
J Villafuerte
10 years ago

“ROR”

A Non-Y Mouse
A Non-Y Mouse
10 years ago

I suspect a photoshop job. The L is spaced farther from the E than the other letters are from each other. I think someone swapped it with the R and positioned it to match the other E’s distance from the ampersand.

Ralph hamilton
Ralph hamilton
10 years ago

Lest we folget.

Ralph hamilton
Ralph hamilton
10 years ago

Apprentice signwriter: “Boss! Whenever I put up a sign I have all these RRRs left over?

Boss: ‘Same plobrem myself.’

phoenixx
phoenixx
10 years ago

so is this where i take my Pee in the Cup test???

Megustami
Megustami
10 years ago

Ro and behord!

Kitsune
Kitsune
10 years ago

Tly oul led beans and lice.

FatKenney
FatKenney
10 years ago

“The lestlooms? Take a light, then a reft, then anotha light.”

Rilriia
Rilriia
10 years ago

@ A Non-Y Mouse: The L is off, but the R is in line with the spacing for the rest of the sign. More likely a goof on the L by the sign maker. Engrish is pretty good at making sure they’re legit.

Darth Na'vi
Darth Na'vi
10 years ago

The kana says this is at “Ra Ra Pou To”. That gets spelled in romaji as “LaLa Port”, so the Reisure & Rest fits right in. Oh, the humanity!

jjhitt
jjhitt
10 years ago

Open the Lala port door, HAL….

Amy
Amy
10 years ago

I heal this prace is wondelfur!

Shtiggy
Shtiggy
10 years ago

I’m calling shenanigans on this one. Look at the L, way too much space. The person who submitted the pic switched the letters.

CIPHER
CIPHER
10 years ago

We rove you engrish
:-*

CallieWL
CallieWL
10 years ago

Speaking from a former sign-maker’s perspective, it’s quite possible the spacing could be off between the letters on a curve like that, depending on how they put the letters on.

ex-NiigataResident
ex-NiigataResident
10 years ago

I can vouch for the varidity of the sign. I have sheen it while dliving on Loute 8 in Niigata Plefecture.

Synexis
Synexis
10 years ago

I don’t think the L and R were swapped. Doing so would require distorting both letters to an extent that would likely cause their edges to have slightly dissimilar characteristics than their neighbors, which does not appear to be the case here. It’s possible, but it would take a considerable amount of skill and time. If this is a fake, it would have been far easier to make up the entire sign and then replace it in the photograph (within the metal box), then add the branches and shadows. Nonetheless, it lade me maugh.

emily
emily
10 years ago

We serve all kinds of mirk shakes…..

A Non-Y Mouse
A Non-Y Mouse
10 years ago

@Synexis: It wouldn’t be so hard. Just do a perspective correction to make the sign square, swap and rotate the letters, and shift the perspective back. There are easy-to-use tools for this in GIMP and, I assume, PS. This creates a guide for doing a more direct perspective/rotation of each letter while leaving the rest of the image intact. The lighting and coloring of the sign is very consistent. Do it all at full resolution then shrink to avoid jaggies & blurs from the rotation. Voila! @Rilriia: The R only had the E to line up with and space from.… Read more »

MagicalArtemis
MagicalArtemis
10 years ago

@A Non-Y Mouse:
It IS a bit suspicious but if you zoom the picture, you’ll see that no piece of pixel is out of place, no unusual white bits…et cetela. XP

Eric Crapton
10 years ago

Lest & Lecreation — L&L.

A Non-Y Mouse
A Non-Y Mouse
10 years ago

@MagicalArtemis: As I said, do the manip with the full resolution version where it’s easier to clean up then shrink it so any little missed bits are averaged away.

If the modder had the raw file there wouldn’t even be any extra jpeg artifacts.

As it is, there is a somewhat suspicious blob to the right of the open space inside the L and left of the E in LEST. Could just be a jpeg artifact associated with the E, though.

Has anyone found a larger version? Tineye finds nothing.

Asian Market Girl
10 years ago

Well… If it wasn’t faked it wont surprise me much (well, at all)

Lady Butterfry
Lady Butterfry
10 years ago

The cops laid the room when I was getting raid.

Mark
Mark
10 years ago

Rastro from The Jetsons goes into busiress for rimself!

j
j
10 years ago

Broody herr!

mosier1
mosier1
10 years ago

I’m pretty sure I saw Reisure and Lest open for somebody once…

Alinguist
Alinguist
9 years ago

It’s probably not a fake. “L” and “R” are perceived to have the same meaning in many asian languages. Sort of like how the difference of the “t” in “too” and in “naughty” actually sound different but are both perceived as “t” by native English speakers.

DragonLady
DragonLady
9 years ago

@Alinguist: I suggest that if you dictated the two words all would respond ‘too’ & ‘nauDy’ (sounds like bawdy). Not the same, or even similar: no yocks for mashup language fans here.

Seventy2rd o clock
Seventy2rd o clock
4 years ago

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