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Burma Shave Signs



cuteshoesCuteshoes on 12/05/2005

BurmaShaveSigns Photo Believe it or not, there used to be ONLY 2 lane roads - - no interstate highways! Yes, that's right, and one had to drive through each and every little town and stop sign and light and road sign on the way to wherever. Now, back in the 1930's, 1940's and 1950's, planted in farmer's fields, in groups of 4, 5 and 6 and about 100 feet apart, one might see these small, red signs with white letters. Each sign contained 1 line of a 4 or 5 line couplet. The last sign contained the obligatory Burma Shave advertising. Does anyone remember those signs or remember hearing about them? Here's an example of one set of signs:

"DON"T LOSE YOUR HEAD
TO GAIN A MINUTE
YOU NEED YOUR HEAD
YOUR BRAINS ARE IN IT
Burma Shave"

I'll give you the lines for the signs and you complete the last sign.
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Comments (4)
tuzilla
Tuzilla  (Level: 134.2)
Sat, 22nd Sep '12 10:11 PM

Beer cans by the road unsightly
Reflect my headlights so brightly
Guide me safely homeward nightly


lavery76
Lavery76  (Level: 74.7)
Thu, 30th Apr '09 11:41 AM

Although I am way too young to remember these signs, I thoroughly enjoyed your quiz. THANKS!!!


marynuala
Marynuala  (Level: 133.8)
Thu, 14th Aug '08 12:27 AM

Fun and unusual. Great quiz!


caramel1
Caramel1  (Level: 128.4)
Mon, 11th Aug '08 12:37 PM

enjoyed thanks







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