Worry Kills

Our American church sign series celebrates the humor--intentional and unintentional--of locally installed signage. Sometimes churches use this space to announce events, but this one tries to give a message of comfort.  The image is repeated below from the full television episode.  Do you get what's so funny?



Some people worry so much that it causes severe problems with their health. The first line in this notice acknowledges that.

What's So Funny?    

This sign contains an unintentional mix-up with words.  The sign-maker meant to say, "We can help with your worries." However, the way the sign reads, it sounds like it is saying, 
"We can help kill you."

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.