You need a proofreader. Snaps reveal hilarious signs that should not have passed quality control. These include a ‘World War 11’ plaque and a billboard telling drivers that ‘you don’t matter’.

  • These hilarious photos show examples of signs that haven’t been proofread.
  • This road sign tells drivers to ignore it and give up.   
  • A commemorative plaque is placed to remember those who were killed in ‘World War 11’

Sometimes, even though people try their best, sometimes the results are not good enough.

These hilarious snaps from across the globe, collated by Bored Panda, show what happens when writing signs goes badly wrong.  

Social media users shared some of their favorite examples, including a plaque that commemorates the ’11th World War’ and a door sign that isn’t clear on whether it should be pulled or push.

A similar advertisement appears to urge children to get high while a road sign promoting uplifting messages to US drivers states: ‘You don’t need to matter, give-up’.

Driving people to despair! The 'uplifting' sign from a road in the US isn't quite giving drivers the boost they need while on their travels

Driving people to despair! The road sign in the US that says “uplifting” doesn’t give drivers the boost they need on their journeys.

How long on average have customers been stuck at this door wondering which method to choose?

How long have customers been stuck at the door wondering which option to choose for an average of 3.5 hours? 

Anyone looking at the Second World War memorial plaque would receive a sudden jolt of concern as they wondered whether they'd missed 9 world wars

Anyone who looked at the Second World War Memorial Plaque would feel a sudden surge of concern, as they wonder if they’d missed 9 other world wars.

This US policeman is the unwitting butt of a joke that insinuates police have no honour, integrity, trust or transparency

This US policeman is the unwitting bitt of a joke that implies police have no integrity, trust, or transparency 

Don't say he doesn't treat you! This vintage sign promoting electricity will have wives running

You shouldn’t think he doesn’t care about you! This vintage sign that promotes electricity will make your wife run!

Not as wholesome as they hoped! This American photography studio had customers confused

They weren’t as healthy as they thought! Customers were confused by this American photography studio

Mixed messaging: This Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle sign will leave readers very confused

Mixed messaging: The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle sign will leave readers confused 

Oh, the irony! This translator service hasn't done the best job of attracting new clients

Oh, the irony! This translator service has not done a great job of attracting new clients.

This sign is not only not pointing to anything, but will also likely make any viewers of it feels much less safe than they did before

This sign isn’t pointing anywhere, but it will make any viewers feel less safe than before.

Well. this might just be the most disgusted beer in the world, until the label is pulled back to reveal the true citrusy meaning

It’s true. This beer might be the most disgusting in the world, but the label can be removed to reveal the true meaning of the citrusy name

Poor old Victor Ramos thought he was going to live eternally through a planted tree, until someone came along and scuppered his plans

Poor Victor Ramos thought he would live in peace through a plant tree. But then someone came along and ended his plans.

This slightly concerning typo on a sign in Kansas, US, might discourage a lot of travellers from visiting

This slight typo on a Kansas sign, US, might deter many travelers from visiting.

These Trump supporters from a US Trump rally couldn't quite figure out how their leader's name was spelt

These Trump supporters couldn’t understand how their leader’s name was written.

A confusing message that send signals that blood donation is a terrible thing to be avoided when quite the opposite is true

A message that suggests blood donation is something to be avoided is confusing