Tithing vs. Honking

As we said earlier in this series, American churches often use their outdoor signs to announce their schedules, share upcoming messages, and give advice.  Happily for us, church employees often post clever messages and give passersby something to think about or laugh at.  This week, our What's So Funny? segment continues the series of clever American church signs.  Do you get what's so funny? 


To practice generosity, some Christians seek to donate 10% of their income to the church; one-tenth is called a tithe. A common type of U.S. bumper sticker asks fellow drivers to honk their horns in agreement with the printed messages, for example, Honk if you love the (Detroit) Tigers or Honk if you love peace and quiet.  Religious drivers may have the bumper sticker that says Honk if you love Jesus.

What's So Funny?  

This clever person wants people to make a larger commitment to their religious beliefs because honking the car horn is too easy.

Come back next week.  We will have even more funny church signage for you to learn from!

Alan Headbloom

Alan advises Americans how to be global citizens and expats how to fit in to Michigan culture without annoying their native coworkers and clients. He also tweets and blogs at the intersection of language and culture. Over decades, he's traveled, studied, or lived on six continents, putting strange foods into his mouth and emitting strange sounds from it. His use of English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Swedish, Hausa, and Japanese all improve with alcohol use. He gives invited public presentations on culture and unsolicited private advice on English grammar and usage; the latter isn't always appreciated. Visit his website for information on consulting, coaching, or speaking engagements.