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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Some signs I've seen...


 Firstly a couple of signs that caught my interest in New Zealand last year...
The first one was truly amazing for someone who comes from a country where you are not supposed to take shopping trolleys out of the supermarket carpark. Of course people do and we see trolleys abandoned around the streets waiting to be collected. I guess you could say that this NZ supermarket takes a proactive stance and good on them!


 Since coming home I've seen that we have these here in good old Brisbane...but such a concept was new to me last May! lol

Talking of dogs...look at the signs at the front of the Albany Creek Library...


 And a 'little dog height' water bowl...

And talking of libraries...last year in the BCC Chermside Library car park these designated spaces were provided right next to the ramp and near the front steps...and apparently 'senior' in this case is defined as over 55!

Next is an old photo taken 2 years ago. This is the sign on the back of the door of a public loo in Warwick (Qld not UK). The local council is obviously concerned with a person's modesty and dignity...love it!


And now another 2 older photos; these signs annoy me .
Outside the local post office...I can accept that AP vehicles can park there because they are excepted or are an exception to the rule.

The next sign was in a local department store. Friends whom I showed the photo to were quick to point out that 'Blaq' is a brand name...but I wasn't concerned with that...so I then asked them about the word 'buisness'...they hadn't seen that. I wonder if every Myer store in Australia had the same sign?


The last sign photo is not one of my photos but is one that was circulated on Facebook a few years ago...


Over my almost 40 years in the classroom, I saw children making the same mistake as the sign maker did in this poster...cringe...hope this wasn't made by one of my former students. Your eyes are drawn to the 'you save' part so maybe many didn't notice the mistake in the subtraction. :-/ 

6 comments:

Vireya said...

Nice collection of signs! I like to snap interesting ones, too. Although once I had the owner of a shop demand to know what I was doing when I photographed her shop from the other side of the road. I just told her I collected spelling mistakes and she had several. I did't tell her which words were wrong, though!

fabriquefantastique said...

yes, Kiwis love their signs and certainly have a sense of humour.

Dorothy said...

Love all those signs Maria. Reminded me of a pic I took about 6 years ago at Brisbane airport. We were in the Virgin Airlines lounge and the sign on the ladies room said "Virgin Loo" .. the mind boggled !!!!

Susan said...

Good sign finding Maria! We get so frustrated with the wrong use of the apostophe in signage :D)

Lin said...

Super collection Maria. xx

Sue Niven said...

Love those signs! You have to laugh or you would go mad! Not the math and grammar I was taught!