A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from July 24, 2016
“I saw a sign that said ‘falling rocks.’ I tried. It doesn’t”

A “falling rocks” sign is present on some mountain roads. “Rocks” is a noun, but “rocks” as a verb is a popular pun. “I keep seeing all these signs that say ‘falling rocks’, but it doesn’t. Falling sucks” was cited on Twitter on May 16, 2009. “Just saw a sign that said ‘falling rocks’- idk about everyone else but falling off of stuff doesn’t seem as awesome as the sign proclaimed” was cited on Twitter on July 4, 2009.

The joke has been printed on GIFs.


Wikipedia: Warning sign
Falling rocks
These signs may be used to indicate the hazards of fallen or falling rocks on the road ahead. They are usually pictographs, but may also include wording, such as “fallen rock”, “falling rock”, or “rock slide”. In Italy the words may be “caduta sassi” or “caduta massi”; in France “chûte de pierres”; in Mexico “derrumbes”.

Twitter
J. Darin Ellis
‏@OtisLantz
I keep seeing all these signs that say “falling rocks”, but it doesn’t. Falling sucks.
6:05 PM - 16 May 2009

Twitter
Ross from Nebraska
‏@rdjensby
Just saw a sign that said “falling rocks"- idk about everyone else but falling off of stuff doesn’t seem as awesome as the sign proclaimed.
10:49 PM - 4 Jul 2009

Twitter
Darrell
‏@TheTrekNerd
I saw a sign that said “Falling Rocks” and I thought, “No it doesn’t”.
7:38 PM - 5 Nov 2010

Twitter
Matt Toadvine
‏@firefightertoad
I saw a sign today. . it said “FALLING ROCKS”, so I tried it… It doesn’t rock…
11:47 AM - 30 Aug 2011

Google Groups: alk.bizarre
sign of the times ... (pete won’t get this) ...
The Biggest Motherfucker in the Valley
11/17/11
... i saw a sign FALLING ROCKS
Sso i tried it
IT DOESN’T

Twitter
Elle Chapo
‏@ElleOhHell
I saw a sign that said falling rocks so I tried and it doesn’t
12:49 PM - 29 Nov 2014

Facebook
Spyros Melaris
December 9, 2014 · London, United Kingdom ·
I saw a sign that said “falling rocks”, so I tried and it doesn’t.

reddit
I saw a sign that said falling rocks so I tried and it doesn’t. (self.oneliners)
submitted July 14, 2015 by Wtayjay

Twitter
LaffGaff
‏@LaffGaff
I saw a sign that said “Falling rocks”.
I tried.
It doesn’t.
#funny #jokes #jokeoftheday
4:12 PM - 23 Jul 2016

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTransportation • Sunday, July 24, 2016 • Permalink