As we know, I’m not best pleased with my summer job… although it has paid for my next travels to the USA. On my days off, I try and make the best of them. Whether that be working on some art, researching, catching up with friends or going places outside of the Donx. Usually it is more of the lattar, which it should be more of the first thing but never mind that.
On my way home from Sheffo, I saw this sign:
A new sign, with its only intention of being existent is to tell you to look for another sign to give you the information?
What’s the point>? I thought about it for a bit longer and came to the conclusion that this is a good example of ensuring you are needed by your employer. someone with an ear to the recent news of economic turmoil wrote this i should think.
Yesterday on the bus to work i heard a young man confess to his friends that for years he thought the sign ’slow children at play’ meant that in the area around that notice there were mentally challenged young people. the sign should read ’slow: children at play’ or ’slow! children at play.’ he asked, there’s kids everywhere but not that sign everywhere. he made an excellent point. but maybe we have it wrong. maybe those are signs for districts with lots of slow kids playing b ball. i’ll leave sign writing to the pros and assume this was not the clever work of a recession bound city employee.
Another example of this would be on the ice cream van called ‘Uncle George’ it states on the back: “Watch out children” The same grammar applies to this one. Watch out: Children or WATCH OUT!! Children.
Watch out children, just makes me think that Uncle George is like a paedophile ice cream van, or like the other ice cream van that operates in Skellow, and not in the Woodlands area, which deals in drugs and copied DVDs. Damn imagine if you asked for a Flake, or a fab from there? Dude.
Then I thought, hey this is South Yorkshire here particularily Doncaster…. it’s a wonder that people can read these signs, never mind fault the grammar.