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48 States, 48 Ridiculous Signs

06/11/2010 03:44 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

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When I was 23, I drove my parents' beat-up turquoise van to all 48 contiguous United States. Don't ask.

If I learned one thing, it's that America has a lot of crazy/hilarious/accidentally dirty signs (I'll let you decide which is which). I can't in good conscience promise that each of following is the best sign from each state... but it's probably in the running.

And no, I didn't take all these; I took some of them, but I Can Has Cheezburger? and BaconBabble deserve credit for some of the others.

Alabama


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One letter makes all the difference...

Arizona


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Arkansas


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I promise, not all these are dirty...

California


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...OK, one more.

Colorado


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Brown is a color.

Connecticut


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Fake, but I couldn't resist.

Delaware


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Florida


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Georgia


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And church.

Idaho


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Illinois


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?

Indiana


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Iowa


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Sadly, the most exciting thing I was in all of Iowa.

Kansas


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Kentucky


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Louisianna


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But less fortunate guys can apply too.

Maine


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Maryland


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Massachusetts


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Algonquin for "Long-ass sign"

Michigan


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Minnesota


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Mississippi


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Missouri


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Everyone else pays full price, I guess.

Montana


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Signs of the much-ignored Montana/North Dakota feud.

Nebraska


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Nevada


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New Hampshire


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Not so much.

New Jersey


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New Mexico


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New York


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Not there! Anywhere but there!

North Carolina


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North Dakota


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Chief competitor to "Fuel N Feed" and "Guzzle N Blow".

Ohio


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Oklahoma


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Oregon


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Pennsylvania


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A little bit sexist... and little bit racist... Perfect.

Rhode Island


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South Carolina


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South Dakota


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Tennessee


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???

Texas


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Utah


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In Utah, it's always opposite day.

Vermont


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It's subtle...

Virginia


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Washington


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West Virginia


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Wisconsin


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This sign is stolen 3-4 times per year. No, seriously.

Wyoming


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