In our American church sign series, we mentioned that U.S. churches often use their outdoor signs to announce scheduled events, share upcoming sermon topics, or give advice. Happily for passersby, church employees often post clever messages and give us something to think about––or laugh at. This week, our What's So Funny? segment continues the series. Do you get what's so funny?
The rows of benches for sitting in church are called pews.
What's So Funny?
The above church sign asks us if we have terrible (stinky) lives. The church's response is an invitation to come to church and sit in the pews (and improve our lives). The sign is funny because the informal expression, "Phew!" means something smells very bad. When changing a child's messy diaper or when passing a dead skunk on the road, an American might say, "Phew, that stinks!" (Another way to say "phew" is "P.U." I have no idea what those two letters stand for.)