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Mermaid Restroom Signs Segregate Seafarers from Landlubbers

 - Jun 5, 2011
References: allmermaids.tumblr & neatorama
I wish I knew the story behind the these pirate and mermaid restroom signs, but alas, the imagination must be left to wonder. As an ironic comment on such iconic symbolism, these simple public washroom markers deviate from the usual stick figures designating men and women.

It gives people great delight to see such playful reinterpretations of unchanging and overused emblems, so to see the outline of a female, half fish and half human, the passer-by is afforded an unexpected chuckle. How could such a creature come to land?

And since mermen are not so popular a mythology, who better to mark the other sign than the finned maiden's lustful admirer? Sporting a single wooden leg, the male version of the pirate and mermaid restroom signs calls for a more sophisticated man than one should find on a ship -- one who actually uses a toilet.