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Ambiguous Signs

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In previous posts I've highlighted some of the problems caused by unclear signs. On the one hand, a sign might not give you a clear message of what you're supposed to do, and so you do the wrong thing or nothing when you actually should. On the other hand, you can get so amused at the sign that you risk being in an accident. I hope are reading this in a place where you can think about what the sign wants you to do and can safely be amused at today's signs.

This sign has several issues — the crazy math and the ambiguity of "some stuff."

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Any specificity at all would definitely be helpful with this next sign — like anyone would have the signs memorized from previous visits?!

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Do you think it would be fair if the driver of the car in the picture below were ticketed?

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A reader in France saw this sign and sent the picture to me.

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The French reads: "Deadly accident: more fear than harm!" And so....?

The next sign might just as well be ambiguous instead of offering emergency assistance over 100 miles away.

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I think I know what the next sign means, but it could actually be taken several different ways.

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Here's an interesting combination that makes for some cryptical signage in Boston.

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This next one is mainly for you grammarians out there.

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Via Flickr [1]

Interjection, I'm so adjective I verb nouns, conjunction I verb pronouns adverb preposition noun.

Drive carefully! Who knows what all could be ahead!

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I wonder how long the guy in this picture has been obeying the sign.

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Who knows what the next sign means?! No handicapped people allowed? No wheelchairs allowed? No handicap access? Don't become handicapped?

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I'll end this post with two signs that are anything but ambiguous. The first one is from an airport in India. Can you think of anything they have not included in their list of forbidden carry-on items?

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And this one last sign.

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I hope you all have a great week. This is our last week of classes before the annual Bible Conference [2] on campus. After that, five more weeks of classes, exam week, and this semester will be history. Amazing!

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"We see the sins of others best when they're the sins we commit." — Drew Conley

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Rob

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