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Lonely Planet Signspotting 2 : The World's Most Absurd Signs (Lonely Planet Signspotting) (No. 2) Paperback – September 1, 2007


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet; 2nd edition (September 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1741791820
  • ISBN-13: 978-1741791822
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.6 x 4.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #425,424 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Danger: These signs may cause excessive laughter." -- USA Today, November 2007

From the Publisher

Who We Are
At Lonely Planet, we see our job as inspiring and enabling travelers to connect with the world for their own benefit and for the benefit of the world at large.

What We Do
* We offer travelers the world's richest travel advice, informed by the collective wisdom of over 350 Lonely Planet authors living in 37 countries and fluent in 70 languages.
* We are relentless in finding the special, the unique and the different for travellers wherever they are.
* When we update our guidebooks, we check every listing, in person, every time.
* We always offer the trusted filter for those who are curious, open minded and independent.
* We challenge our growing community of travelers; leading debate and discussion about travel and the world.
* We tell it like it is without fear or favor in service of the travelers; not clouded by any other motive.

What We Believe
We believe that travel leads to a deeper cultural understanding and compassion and therefore a better world.

More About the Author

Doug Lansky is an American travel writer based in Sweden. He spent about 10 years traveling the world nonstop, visiting over 100 countries, and has since lived outside the US for an additional 13 years. Doug has contributed to Esquire, Men's Journal, The Guardian, National Geographic Adventure, Reader's Digest, COLORS Magazine, Public Radio, and many others. He has written books for Rough Guides and Lonely Planet (advice and photo books, not guides) and has had a nationally syndicated travel column in 40 newspapers around the United States. He has always been mindful of the effects of travel writing and the impact of tourism, and currently writes about this in a regular column for Skift.

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I picked this book up on a whim after reading a few pages, and it was well worth buying.
Chrissy1018
The sign spotting books collect the best examples of these intercultural gaffs, many of which are laugh-out-loud funny!
J. Vasilius
Doug Lansky is a great guy to put it all together, so we can sit and laugh our fool heads off!!
Shirley Menasco

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Chrissy1018 on November 25, 2007
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I picked this book up on a whim after reading a few pages, and it was well worth buying. It's a collection of laugh-out-loud funny signs from around the world. Each sign is accompanied by a humorous remark. Some are poor translations, others are funny taken out of context, and others are just ironic or ridiculous.
I found it so amusing, I bought the first in the series, and took them with me while visiting family for Thanskgiving. Leaving them on the coffee table, folks of all ages (teens, parents of young kids and grandparents) picked them up over the course of several days, reading them to one another and laughing out loud.
I like "Signspotting 2" slightly better than the first, "Signspotting" only because the photos are better quality/resolution, but both are great reads.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Shirley Menasco on May 19, 2008
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This would be a great gift for anyone in the hospital, recovering at home or a gift for that person "that has everything!" These signs are REAL, the photographers who spotted these signs and took the time to back up, dig out the camera, snap the picture and email it to Doug Lansky, deserve much credit!!

Doug Lansky is a great guy to put it all together, so we can sit and laugh our fool heads off!! A GREAT GIFT BOOK FOR ANYONE!!

Yeah, the picture I submitted to Doug is also in the book (shame shame!)
Seriously, this is a very funny book!!
S.M. from Elk Grove, CA
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By loce_the_wizard VINE VOICE on August 18, 2008
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Signspotting 2 continues the franchise with more humorous wit and wisdom gleaned from oddball and haphazard signs around the globe. Small doses of this humor have been shown to dispel gloom, get small groups laughing, and cause good-natured head scratching. Grab a copy and keep it close---you never know when stuff this funny might make someone's day.

I do have to say that the captions prove a bit distracting and that I think most folks would rather come up with their own tag lines for these truly funny photos.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Kaye Moser on February 8, 2008
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Lonely Planet Signspotting 2 : The World's Most Absurd Signs (Lonely Planet Signspotting) A gift for the person who has everything. Both of the sign spotting books by this author are fun, amusing and inclined to have readers looking for their own funny signs as they travel. These books are good for passing around or even "regifting" (if you are willing to give them up).
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This was a great idea for book that was very poorly done in the original book. When I first opened this sequel and came across the lion picture with arrow sign and no dumping $50 000 fine sign, I feared this book would be filled with the same low quality and mostly unhumorous signage of the original sign spotting book. Thankfully they seem to have used up the average stuff in that first book and this one's first two pages. No doubt after the first one came out, backpackers everywhere flooded Lonely Planet's publishers with their own better quality and funnier signs from their travels. There's some extremely funny signs in this sequel, most are a poor translation into English from the original language, some just have messages for multiple things together on the one sign, that when read as one sentence mean something totally else.

The book still could be improved by having better information such as a street address to where these signs actually are so travellers can find them and check them out for themselves.

Forget the first book and get this sequel instead!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gordon Marshall on February 4, 2008
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Both of the Signspotting books are bust out loud funny. The second one if anything is even more histerical than the first one. These are must haves.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Cheryll Falcone on February 13, 2008
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I am overweight and uni-languagal (not even a word), just like the rest of us americans. Therefore, I find books like "Signspotting 2" hilarious. I mean, "Be Aware of Invisibility"? That's great stuff. Not only is it incorrect English, but it gives you the idea that, "Hey, maybe in some country somewhere I can become invisible." My 14-year-old daughter and I read this book and the first Signspotting book together and laughed until our heads hurt. It was great bonding stuff for an overworked mom and her "I'm always right" teenage daughter. I recommend it highly.
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By mango™ on August 19, 2010
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I hate to say it, but I'm old enough to remember passing Burma Shave signs and reading them aloud with delight on long, boring car trips.
This series of books (this is #2 of three)is wayyy more fun because it is a collection of accidental nonsense.
I frequently hand one of these books to someone who has dropped in, and the visit results in us sharing the signs out loud and roaring in laughter.
My grandkids especially love them, but then so do my (more or less) adult friends, too.
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