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Maine Gets Snarky With Its Road Signs

Ie, A Cold Suppah Is Bettah Thana Hot Ticket
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 27, 2018 9:20 AM CDT
It's not the speed limit.   (MaineDOT)

(Newser) – It's springtime in Vacationland, and Mainers are celebrating the return of sunshine with a dose of their acerbic wit. As the Bangor Daily News reports, MaineDOT is rolling out a new round of highway signs promoting safety—and they are the work of the people of Maine who entered a contest. While MaineDOT noted in the contest page that while, "(Hey – we’re state government, we don’t have a lot of prize money hanging around," winners "will have the GLORY of having your words in neon lights (Well...LED lights actually)!" Without ado, the winners, picked from some 2,000 entries:

  • Put Down UR Cell—Or You May End Up In One, by Katie Landry
  • Spend Money On Lobstahs—Not Speeding Tickets, by Dan Zarin
  • Little Known Fact—Snow Is Really Slippery, by Tim Fahey

  • A Cold Suppah Is Bettah Thana Hot Ticket, by Craig Carver
  • Be Protected—Not Projected—Buckle Up, by Laura Giuliano
  • Keep In Mind—Moose Eyes Don’t Shine, by Terry White

MaineDOT has been playing with funny road signs since winter 2016, notes the Daily News, with officials writing their own seasonally appropriate puns. Past examples include, "Santa sees you when you’re speeding" and Super Bowl-themed "87 is Gronk’s number—not the speed limit." (Read more Maine stories.)

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