PHOTOS | 15 funny sign fails from around the globe

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By Katia Hetter

(CNN) — As much as we try to communicate clearly, there is much fun to be had when we fail — and it’s never clearer than with signage gone wrong around the world.

Travel writer Doug Lansky collected more 160 photographs and 25 illustrations for Lonely Planet’s latest book to show some of the world’s funniest blunders. “Ultimate signspotting: absurd and amusing signs from around the world” will be released October 1.

Click on the gallery to see 15 of our favorites.

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