With frenulums like these

It’s been a while since I drove through Pennsylvania, but not so long that I’d forget a sign like this:

Check for Smegma

The executive director of the University Area Joint Authority, which is doing sewer work in the general vicinity of Penn State, suggested that this might actually not be a prank:

It does also have meaning for highway conditions. When it first starts raining, there is that oil sheen on the surface of the road. That is a term used.

Which of course explains why this particular message is so common, since America has lots of roads and, in some areas at least, lots of rain.

I suppose it’s better that drivers should perform this presumably-simple check than engage in dubious behind-the-wheel activities like texting.

(Via The Truth About Cars.)


  1. Enon Amos »

    5 June 2010 · 2:52 pm

    Speaking of PA, while you were in the state, did you check out Braddock? It’s a semi-known suburb of Pittsburgh where you can still purchase a house for a whopping $4,000 OR LESS.

  2. fillyjonk »

    5 June 2010 · 2:59 pm

    That sign wasn’t near Intercourse, PA, was it, by any chance?

  3. CGHill »

    5 June 2010 · 3:13 pm

    About two and a half hours away.

    If you go the other direction on US 322, you end up in, um, Blue Ball.

  4. CGHill »

    5 June 2010 · 7:08 pm

    Braddock seems to be a smaller-scale Detroit. I managed to miss it by a few miles last couple of trips.

  5. Dick Stanley »

    5 June 2010 · 8:07 pm

    Any-scale Detroit would be worth a miss. Leave it to Yankeeland to come up with a double-entendre road sign.

  6. Interested-Participant »

    7 June 2010 · 8:17 pm

    Cheesy Streets…

    The presence of smegma apparently means drivers should reduce speed…

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