Many years ago (before there were "interstates") a popular diversion while
traveling the highways of the
USA was reading the advertising slogans of the Burma-Shave company for their
shaving cream product. One of the slogans would appear, typically two words at
a time, on a series of small signs separated by 50 yards or so along the
roadway. For travelers of the information highway, here are a few "signs by
the side of the road" -- sound file readings of favorite Burma-Shave signs.
There has been a revival of interest in the old Burma-Shave jingles.
A compendium of all the slogans ever used by the company can be found in
F. Rowsome, "The verse by the side of the road: the story of the Burma-Shave
signs and jingles", S. Greene/Pelham Books, 1990. (with a foreword by
Bob Dole -- yes, THAT Bob Dole)