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So, you're back on the road, it's getting dark and you've lost your spot on the map — this is one way to get off the beaten tourist track! Unless, of course, you're willing to take directions from the signs found within these covers.

It's easy to get lost in translation - and it can be hard to find your way back when signs tell you to 'beware of missing foot' or a menu offers 'tasteless coffee'. The world of gaffs and good ol' miscommunications is back: Signspotting 2 is a round-up of the world's most perplexing signs and garbled messages. Now, who's in the mood for a serve of 'fried pimple'?

Or perhaps you fancy a weekend at the George Bush Centre for Intelligence, or are willing to navigate your way around a city despite the 'Explosion!' signs on every corner. Whatever adventure you're after — whether it be a trip to the Curry Prevention Services Unit in Oregon or the Ha Ha Cemetary in New Brunswick, Canada — let our new collection of signs from around the globe guide, confuse and amuse you!

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Whatever adventure you're after, let this next collection of signs from around the globe continue to guide, confuse, and amuse! A follow-up to the bestseller Signspotting.

Synopsis:

The Best of the Worst

Ah, those tacky trinkets that find their way into our suitcases and our hearts…

The Hugo Chavez action figure from a trip to Venezuela.

A bikini-clad plastic flamingo commemorating your favorite vacation to Miami Beach.

And those Mussolini boxer shorts to memorialize your visit to Italy.

Whether you have some of these items scattered on your shelves or you like to poke fun at those who do, this illustrated collection of tacky souvenirs is for anyone who appreciates the finer aspects of off-the-charts kitsch.

Synopsis:

The Best of the Worst

Ah, those tacky trinkets that find their way into our suitcases and our hearts…

The Hugo Chavez action figure from a trip to Venezuela.

A bikini-clad plastic flamingo commemorating your favorite vacation to Miami Beach.

And those Mussolini boxer shorts to memorialize your visit to Italy.

Whether you have some of these items scattered on your shelves or you like to poke fun at those who do, this illustrated collection of tacky souvenirs is for anyone who appreciates the finer aspects of off-the-charts kitsch.

About the Author

After working the copying machine at Late Night with David Letterman, Spy Magazine, and The New Yorker during college, Doug Lanksy hit the road. He spent two and a half years working his way around the planet, after which he became America’s youngest nationally syndicated columnist. His weekly “Vagabond” column grew to reach more than 10 million readers in 40 major newspapers. Doug currently tours on the lecture circuit and contributes to Esquire, National Geographic Adventure, and other publications, while running his website, Signspotting.

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Paula Weisberger, September 13, 2011 (view all comments by Paula Weisberger)
Combine travel, languages and a sense of humor, and you have Doug Lansky's book "Signspotting 2"! I recently bought this book for my sister and cracked up out loud while reading it at the store. Many times I wondered how the signs could even be real! Maybe they were taken out of context or a victim of literal translation, but these signs will make you laugh! Now I just need to get the next ones in the series . . .
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cheandme, June 17, 2010 (view all comments by cheandme)
Hysterical! I laughed until i cried. Literally!
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ISBN:
9781741791822
Author:
Lansky, Doug
Publisher:
Lonely Planet
Author:
<B>Who We Are</B><BR>At Lonely Planet
Subject:
General
Subject:
Pictorials
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
TRAVEL / General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Signspotting: Lost & Loster in Translation
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English BISAC
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
120 x 178 mm
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 160 pages Lonely Planet - English 9781741791822 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Whatever adventure you're after, let this next collection of signs from around the globe continue to guide, confuse, and amuse! A follow-up to the bestseller Signspotting.
"Synopsis" by ,
The Best of the Worst

Ah, those tacky trinkets that find their way into our suitcases and our hearts…

The Hugo Chavez action figure from a trip to Venezuela.

A bikini-clad plastic flamingo commemorating your favorite vacation to Miami Beach.

And those Mussolini boxer shorts to memorialize your visit to Italy.

Whether you have some of these items scattered on your shelves or you like to poke fun at those who do, this illustrated collection of tacky souvenirs is for anyone who appreciates the finer aspects of off-the-charts kitsch.

"Synopsis" by ,
The Best of the Worst

Ah, those tacky trinkets that find their way into our suitcases and our hearts…

The Hugo Chavez action figure from a trip to Venezuela.

A bikini-clad plastic flamingo commemorating your favorite vacation to Miami Beach.

And those Mussolini boxer shorts to memorialize your visit to Italy.

Whether you have some of these items scattered on your shelves or you like to poke fun at those who do, this illustrated collection of tacky souvenirs is for anyone who appreciates the finer aspects of off-the-charts kitsch.

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