When Typography Attacks: The Innocent Victims Of Poor Word Placement

When you read text in the English language, you read it from left to right. That’s just the way it’s always been done. It’s the way we learned to read when we were kids, and it’s the way most English books are written.

Sometimes it’s fun to play with word placement, but you have to do it in a smart way. These people didn’t do it in a smart way, and as a result, we have no idea what they’re trying to tell us.

Honestly, I Think We’re Supposed To Turn Right

Photo Credit: Lolawolf / Reddit
Photo Credit: Lolawolf / Reddit

Left no turn! Right only turn! Alright, if you say so. This sign is pretty confusing. I don’t know what “EBMUD” means at all. Does it stand for something? Is it a word in a language other than English?

Well, I’m just going to turn right. If I’m not back in five minutes, come looking for me.