All attention is to Britain this year not only because it is the host country for the Olympics but also, it is the Diamond Jubilee celebration of the Queen. Hence, what a best way to join them in the celebration but to focus my next few articles on things British!
Let’s start with signs, notices, names and everything about the written word….
Sign at the toll gate of Dartford Crossing, Kent (can’t blame these poor old souls, some drivers become aggressive especially if they are drunk!)
A gentle way of shoo-ing the noisy crowd
That way, nobody will hear – or see – them shouting!
Photo A: These people are queuing up at a fish and chips shop. Notice the round sign on the far right.
Photo B: I wonder if the word “queue” has two different meanings, here, arghhh!
Only words but downright powerful!
What’s in a name?…of a pork meat take-away
Now, if that shop doesn’t get the second glance from passers-by, then I give up…
A dog sign for the gentleman…
The Midland, England
But that doesn’t stop me from getting confused..
Now I am really confused..
Sometimes drawings are needed to stress the point –
Now, that’s discriminating against the under-sixties..
“This shop is run to help rescue dogs and horses – NOT YOU!”
Not for drivers who live in their cars…
In America, they use flags …
Hope your man won’t be too sodden drunk when you pick him up
“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:”
A bible verse (Ecclesiastes III (King James Version): 3.1) and put to music in 1952 by Pete Seeger in his song ‘Turn!, Turn!, Turn!’
The way to heaven…