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'Silly walk' sign outrages Swedish road agency

'Silly Walk' Sign Upsets Scandinavian Town
A Swedish road agency is enraged over a doctored road sign, saying that it's confusing and just too silly -- but that may just be the point.

According to The Local, an art collective installed a "Silly Salk" sign in the hope that residents would cross the road with an absurd gait inspired by the iconic Monty Python sketch. One member of the art group told The Local, "It's just for fun. There's no deep thought behind it. People live in their ordinary lives and when they see this sign, maybe they can have a little smile on their face. That's all."

Check out the sign that was posted to Reddit:

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration doesn't seem to have much of a sense of humor about the whole thing.

Sweden's "Silly Walk" sign isn't the first road sign to be doctored by residents, one walking sign was given wings after gluing a on a red bull, and a stop sign was changed to quote the famous John Wayne line, "Stop right there pilgrim."

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hglauser March 28 2014 at 9:23 PM

Hey AOL, where is it? Is in Norway or Sweden? Just to let you know, they are two countries!
I kind of expect a little more from a News Organization.

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Michelle Neff hglauser March 28 2014 at 10:14 PM

iT TELLS UOU IUNDER THE PCITURE--thats why they make pciture for people that can't read.

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Ron Michelle Neff March 28 2014 at 10:23 PM

Just like your typing skills.

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Tom March 28 2014 at 11:09 AM

Wow, you had just described our new "progressives" perfectly.

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tnana23boys Tom March 28 2014 at 11:26 AM

No no no, you really are clueless about what a Progressive is. Your narrow minded conservatives see the world that way, no you can't have any sense of humor and you are not allowed to share it in pubic. This Progressive thought it was Bloody Brilliant, but I doubt you will even get the humor in that statement!

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steph61 March 28 2014 at 11:18 AM

No one has a sence on humor anymore...

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lwfcwrb March 28 2014 at 11:19 AM

Although I am not a Monty Python fan, I think it is funny. I think everyone should have to use that gait when they are crossing. What I also found funny is that POTUS is speaking while doing a story about a Swedish traffic sign.

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jrp1947 March 28 2014 at 6:50 PM

People might not like it but i like it because it is different and someone is taking life a little more lightly. If we can't go through life enjoying some of the small things then life isn't worth it. Nice sign guys. Keep the humor coming.

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BOB March 28 2014 at 6:22 PM

Haw, Haw, Haw

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tnana23boys March 28 2014 at 11:23 AM

Bloody Brilliant!!!

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steve March 28 2014 at 11:27 AM

I smile upon some ones face is better than a brick in the air.

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Rap Scallion March 28 2014 at 11:34 AM

Sooooooo Is it Sweedish or Norwegian????????? I think it is great!

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chuckhalper Rap Scallion March 28 2014 at 11:41 AM

AOL/HP employ only the best writers and editors that $2600 month can buy.

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blyby6 Rap Scallion March 28 2014 at 12:03 PM

Turns out the sign was at the border.

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terry March 28 2014 at 5:22 PM

i thought it was great!

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