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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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Joan and David March 28 2014 at 1:54 PM

How I miss the " PYTHON " days.......

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Mary Beth Joan and David March 28 2014 at 2:03 PM

I don't like spam, I never have

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ljon777 March 28 2014 at 12:40 PM

Haha! If only more Americans had seen that great sketch on Monty Python. I think it is funny, and harmless, in this case.

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sakwyc March 28 2014 at 12:37 PM

Love it!

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Rob March 28 2014 at 12:35 PM

The article states "Swedish road agency" then states "The Norwegian Public Roads Administration" which is N-O-R-W-A-Y, a completely different country. I'm so glad AOL hires only the best journalists.

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Joy Marie March 28 2014 at 12:34 PM

Love it & the "powers that be" should laugh for the moment, smile hugely and then just replace.

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oysteins March 28 2014 at 12:33 PM

Not Swedish, Norwegian. There is a difference:-)

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Brian Workman March 28 2014 at 12:20 PM

I've NEVER, EVER, heard about any Swede, getting upset over anything EVER!!!

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JC March 28 2014 at 12:15 PM

Leave the sign alone, and laugh at the sanctimonious bureaucrats.

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houcasey March 28 2014 at 12:07 PM

"Enrages", "Outrages" ?!?!
Come on, Huffpo. Stop trying to be the electronic equivalent of a supermarket tabloid.
I really doubt that the Swedish version of the DOT was "Enraged" or "Outraged".

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cplandman March 28 2014 at 12:46 PM

Swedish road agency is outraged? I am outraged that they are so anal. Bunch of pin headed bureaucrats.

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bawnotbb cplandman March 28 2014 at 1:38 PM

Sniveling little toadies.

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