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Comedy road sign

Posted: 18 Nov 2015, 8:03pm
by Tinnishill
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Well, I thought it was funny. I presume that they have their red circles mixed up with their red triangles.

Re: Comedy road sign

Posted: 19 Nov 2015, 8:21am
by kwackers
You'd be surprised how many folk think a triangle with a bicycle in it means 'no cycling'.
Probably done by one of those.

Re: Comedy road sign

Posted: 19 Nov 2015, 8:37am
by [XAP]Bob
In every other context a red circle needs a line through it to be a prohibition.

I always look at speed limit signs and think "the speed limit is actually 29moh, since that is a prohibition on travelling at 30. Of course if I enter said area at 35 then I can't slow down either ;)

Re: Comedy road sign

Posted: 19 Nov 2015, 12:15pm
by pwa
I'm not sure most people would spot that a triangle should have been used. Someone has clearly blundered, and I bet they already know it.

A colleague of mine once went to a public event with display boards that contained an embarrassing mistake that he was unaware of. His project consisted of planting a crop of willow on disused land that would be built on in years to come, to make it look better in the meantime and get some bio-fuel from it at little cost. The project was called Wasteland to Woodland. Being in Wales, a version in Welsh was required, so he paid for a translation service. Only when the boards were up and the public were walking past did a Welsh speaker point out the the Welsh version read "Woodland to Wasteland"! We cried with laughter when he came back to the office and told us.

Re: Comedy road sign

Posted: 19 Nov 2015, 12:56pm
by Bicycler
This Welsh one has been discussed on the forum before http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales ... ed-2321082 :lol:

Some service stations have possibly the worst road signs in existence. I've never understood why they can't use the standard ones used on the road. IIRC the Highways Agency felt the same way and were going to do something about it. On the rare cases I've used them in recent years I haven't seen any improvement.

Re: Comedy road sign

Posted: 19 Nov 2015, 12:59pm
by AlaninWales
pwa wrote:I'm not sure most people would spot that a triangle should have been used. Someone has clearly blundered, and I bet they already know it.

A colleague of mine once went to a public event with display boards that contained an embarrassing mistake that he was unaware of. His project consisted of planting a crop of willow on disused land that would be built on in years to come, to make it look better in the meantime and get some bio-fuel from it at little cost. The project was called Wasteland to Woodland. Being in Wales, a version in Welsh was required, so he paid for a translation service. Only when the boards were up and the public were walking past did a Welsh speaker point out the the Welsh version read "Woodland to Wasteland"! We cried with laughter when he came back to the office and told us.

Welsh requirements create plenty of opportunities! Was the one about a road sign reading (in Welsh) "I am out of the office, for urgent issues please contact my manager" apocryphal I wonder?

Re: Comedy road sign

Posted: 19 Nov 2015, 4:55pm
by mjr
AlaninWales wrote:Welsh requirements create plenty of opportunities! Was the one about a road sign reading (in Welsh) "I am out of the office, for urgent issues please contact my manager" apocryphal I wonder?

Sadly not: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/7702913.stm

Re: Comedy road sign

Posted: 20 Nov 2015, 11:54am
by SA_SA_SA
[XAP]Bob wrote:In every other context a red circle needs a line through it to be a prohibition.....

Not according to my Highway code: only no right/left/U etc turn signs are the odd ones out with both a red circle and diagonal, others are just a red circle.

Re: Comedy road sign

Posted: 20 Nov 2015, 1:14pm
by Bicycler
SA_SA_SA wrote:
[XAP]Bob wrote:In every other context a red circle needs a line through it to be a prohibition.....

Not according to my Highway code: only no right/left/U etc turn signs are the odd ones out with both a red circle and diagonal, others are just a red circle.

I think Bob means in non-highway contexts eg. the no smoking sign

Re: Comedy road sign

Posted: 21 Nov 2015, 6:59pm
by [XAP]Bob
Bicycler wrote:
SA_SA_SA wrote:
[XAP]Bob wrote:In every other context a red circle needs a line through it to be a prohibition.....

Not according to my Highway code: only no right/left/U etc turn signs are the odd ones out with both a red circle and diagonal, others are just a red circle.

I think Bob means in non-highway contexts eg. the no smoking sign

I do indeed

Re: Comedy road sign

Posted: 22 Nov 2015, 7:23pm
by Richard A Thackeray
Erm.....................

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