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Wednesday, January 13, 2010


MAXDOG here...

Hello to all my wonderful friends around the world!

We decided to do something a bit different today. It's a small survey...if you don't mind?...

We know that it is supposed to be 'Wordless Wednesday' today but this is obviously not a wordless post. Our focus however is a photograph so we thought perhaps that might count.

Mom took this picture the other day and has been debating if she should allow me to put it up on my blog or not. You see, we are aware that humour is relative and varies from culture to culture. We are also sensitive to the fact that humour differs around our world. What we might think is funny here in South Africa, may be seen as offensive in another country. In South Africa however this photograph would be regarded as hilarious!

Well, we are genuinely and respectfully interested to hear what your reaction is....?

This is a vehicle we saw on the highway the other day

Please let us know what your response is...it will be very interesting to see the spectrum of what readers see as funny or not.
We wish you all a happy and 'smiling' day!


Hamish Westie said...

Hi Max
DEFINITELY funny! I'm Scottish and I think so, and Gail is English and she thinks so too! We do like that fact that 'Dogs with Blogs' is an area of the internet where folk are generally nice to each other and supportive, and not rude or offensive, but that photo in our view falls easily with in the category of humorous!
Cheers, H.

~Kim~ said...

Here in Virginia, we would think it was funny too--And it would probably make its way to TV and be shown on one of the late night talk shows! But perhaps like South Africa,there may be some who wouldn't see the humor!

THANKS for the grin to start my day! :-))

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan said...

We laughed out loud!

kks said...


Angus said...

The French love double entendres and would be falling over themselves chortling with glee. This falls into the acceptable saucy wit category!

Mango said...

It is certainly most entertaining here in Master Chew Sits. I think Master's construction pals will really enjoy it.


P.S. Know what you mean about sometimes wondering what is OK. For me, it's whether to include photos with my lipstick (which kind of shows often). Just part of being me.

Martha and Bailey said...

We just loved that pic - mum is off to email to her computer at work to share with friends!
Martha & bailey xxx

Anya said...

Its FUNNY :-)
We in Dutch like it also !!!!!
Fantastic shot from your Mom, Max.
Its a funny country there where you live Max ^__^
Thanks for the smiles !!!


houndstooth said...

My mom started laughing out loud as soon as she read it! So, I'd say definitely funny!


BRUTUS said...

BOL! BOL! Funny for sure!! The only thing I'm wondering is do the guys riding in the back of that truck think it's funny? I mean, they've had to have noticed, right??

Brutus the Frenchie

Byron said...

Yup. Definitely funny here in Ontario Canada as well.
Mom is still giggling

Lots a Licks and happy tail wags from

Heather and Ellie said...

Thanks for posting it :)

Tucker, Daisy and Leo said...

Got a great chuckle out of that. Will have to show the girls at work.

Tucker and Daisy's mom.

Augie and Ti's mom said...

Ha ha! Definitely funny and clever. So many people get offended by the slightest things these days--I say, LIGHTEN UP!

Deborah said...

I read it once, then I read it again and Laughed out loud...I thought, did I just read what it said...very funny here in New England!!

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooos! No worries here about being offended,we thought it was funny too!
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

How fun to have an international audience to get feedback from! Californians would find it funny--at least I did!

Stella said...

Minniesnowdans would love it, especially the truck drivin' guys and girls.


Ina in Alaska said...

Laughing in Anchorage Alaska!!!

Miley said...

BOL!!!! Love the pic, very funny!!!

lotsa licks,

brooke said...

LOL very funny! I may have to share it with some friends!

Cocorue said...

hiya Maxi,
i see your mumster has the funny bone too........i'm LMAOROF
and those workers must be in top form too if it's all over town bol.....

definitely funny to us but we can't speak for the humourless hoomans.
mumster must like this alot as she is sending it to dadster and her friends on the other computer since i'm hogging this one.


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Mom would have taken that pikhture too!

PeeEssWoo: Life is too short not to laugh!

YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

It sure is funny!
Khyra is right, life is too short not to laugh!

Sam & June

Rachel said...

HEEEE-larious in Virginia U.S.A.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Well, not only is that funny here (Chicago) but it is fall out of your chair hilarious! I might have to email my boyfriend to visit just to see that one (he isn't really a blog follower but he loves funny pictures!)

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

What a funny pic!!!
Here in Italy we think it's very very hilarious!!!!
Great posrt dear Max!!!!!
You and your mommy are the best!!!
WE LOVE YOU A LOT!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tons of love and kisses

Dory and the Mama said...

WAY funny here in Texas!!! My Mama is also going to share it with friends!!


dewdana said...

This translates quite well into South Florida humor IMO! If I were driving behind that a photo of it would surely be on my facebook wall within minutes! You folks in SA have the funniest signs ever. Some Americans can get their panties in a bunch over things like this which makes for much less interesting signs. The only way to combat this is to immerse these people in actual humor so they will learn to giggle with the rest of us!

MurphyDog said...

most definitely BOL hilarious!

wags, wiggles & slobbers

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Our Mom would have been posting that picture too!!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Clive said...

Brillant one, Max!

Me and the NSLM's Mom and Dad are laughing out loud!

lots of woofs

SGR said...

Woof! Woof! LOL! on the tag line ... Definitely!!! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Hi! I'm Sierra-Dog! said...

Oh my goodness! For real? That was SO funny. Like rolling on the floor laughing funny and calling all the peeps to look at it too! I even let the cat take a peek and he may have started to cracked a smile- a big deal for him.

I enjoy your blog and started on of my own recently. Feel free to stop by anytime you want. I have always wanted a friend from South Africa. Fun!


Benny and Lily said...

Oh My...momma said we wouldn't understand those words since we have been "fixed."
Benny & Lily

The OP Pack said...

Ha roooo - that is what we would say!!! Very funny, and what makes it even funnier is the two guys sitting in the back:)

Tail wags, Phantom and Thunder

Twinkietinydog said...

For sure funny! No offense taken when the intentions are good. Why not laugh as often as possible as long as we're not offensive. It's healing. Thanks.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We thought it was migty funny, and if we saw it going down the road- we would have laughed!

Tanuki Maxx said...

BOL! It's freakingly funny! whooops..pardon my language..

Cheers & Cheese,

Huskee and Hershey said...

I don't know who would find it offensive, but I find it totally funny!! I erect.. oops.. I meant elect that you should put it up!!

Hmmm do you think the 2 guys sitting at the back knows about the words? Muahaha....

Mochi and Mommy said...

BOL! That's funny! :)


The Thundering Herd said...

Living in the Southern US - a notably conservative part of the US - there would inevitably be someone who loudly says that's offensive. But the vast majority of people here would find it very funny and laugh - like our hu-dad did.

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Hilarious!! My dad would have taken a picture if he was driving behind them, BOL!


Barb said...

Hi Max, I think it is very funny. The world needs to laugh more, it is so therapeutic. Lots of pats and hugs to you and all your family. Love Barb

Brindusa said...

He, he, he, funny indeed. A very good marketing idea. People will remember the slogan and will call for their service first. Definitely.