Whether you love them or hate them, the art of the pun should not be punderestimated (sorry), as it takes skill to craft comical wordplay that can make people laugh and cringe at the same time. One group to master the art of funny puns is the Indian Hills Community of Colorado, who’ve been making regular punny roadside signage to the delight of every passerby.
The man behind the jokes is Colorado native and volunteer at the community center, Vince Rozmiarek. He made his first sign five years ago as an April Fools prank and has never looked back. “I put up a sign that really stirred up the area,” he says. “We have a heavy police presence in the town of Morrison, which is next to Indian Hills, and they run a ton of speed traps. The sign said ‘Indian Hills annexed by Morrison, slow down.’ Many people believed that prank, and the amount of attention it brought was really surprising.”
With the aim to make people laugh, Rozmiarek puts up a sign with a new pun or joke a couple of times every week. He even creates holiday and event-themed puns on special occasions. “It is hard to keep coming up with material, but I do try,” he says. Stand out one-liners include “In search of fresh vegetable puns. Lettuce know” and “Tried to grab the fog. I mist.” Scroll down to check out some more of the hilarious signs.
You can find all of the funny pun signs on the Indian Hills Community Sign Facebook page.