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Old July 26th, 2010, 02:37 PM   #461
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I'm thinking more about the man carrying the basket in the first sign
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Old July 26th, 2010, 11:46 PM   #462
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I came across this one in Woolacombe, Devon, South West England, I think they have a problem with company staff washing themselves in parking areas:

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Old July 27th, 2010, 12:02 AM   #463
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I'm thinking more about the man carrying the basket in the first sign
Some students have remade some of the signs for pedestrians in Uppsala. A sort of student humor.
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Old July 28th, 2010, 04:25 AM   #464
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I came across this one in Woolacombe, Devon, South West England, I think they have a problem with company staff washing themselves in parking areas:

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LOL. Of course, it could be other people washing their personnel....
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Old July 28th, 2010, 02:05 PM   #465
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I've never seen this sign before in Denmark. AFAIK, it's not an official sign
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The sign says "Drive at your own risk".
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Old July 28th, 2010, 02:45 PM   #466
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That sign in my post at the top of the page is a bit unrealistic, it's too clean. This is more like the ones you might see.
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Old July 28th, 2010, 03:47 PM   #467
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Are they trying to shoot the sign so many times it will be unreadable??
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Old July 28th, 2010, 07:17 PM   #468
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The asphalted road has a speed limit of 60 km/h. The Congo-like dirt road has a speed limit of 80 km/h. Welcome to the Netherlands.
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Old July 28th, 2010, 07:27 PM   #469
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Are they trying to shoot the sign so many times it will be unreadable??
Possibly. But keep in mind, that looks to me like four blasts of buckshot, not two boxes of rifle shots like you might be thinking.
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Old July 28th, 2010, 08:23 PM   #470
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Yeah probably a shotgun at close range.
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Old July 28th, 2010, 08:29 PM   #471
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Yeah probably a shotgun at close range.
Relatively close - if it was what I think of as "close range" it'd just be a single large hole rather than a lot of smaller ones. Most shotguns have a tighter shot pattern so they're more effective at longer ranges.

If it was birdshot, it would be an assload of tiny holes that might not go all the way through the sign.
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Old September 8th, 2010, 10:14 PM   #472
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I am not sure if these signs are beautiful or weird, but I like their old fashioned style (top white ones, of course)

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Old September 8th, 2010, 10:35 PM   #473
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Salt lane is nice
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Old September 9th, 2010, 12:05 AM   #474
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Here's a slightly strange story:

1. There is a logistics centre, located somewhere in the suburbs.

2. Heavy traffic cannot access it straight from expressway (very sensible, of course).

3. So, some traffic guidance is needed.

4. Some wiseguys decide to put up a new direction sign, showing the address of the premises.

5. In this particular language, addresses are always written street name first, followed by a building number.

And result looks like this:

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I think I'm not the only one who had the following double-take:
"Wait, what?! Such a long distance must be impossible! What on Earth is it pointing at, again? Oh...right. I see."
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Old September 9th, 2010, 12:36 AM   #475
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Why long distance? I read "535 meters"...
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Old September 9th, 2010, 12:44 AM   #476
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"Turbo roundabout" from Hungary:
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Old September 9th, 2010, 12:51 AM   #477
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Even these signs marking roads are many time really funny, the best one what I have ever seen is on a M2 near Vác.
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Old September 9th, 2010, 09:08 AM   #478
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Why long distance? I read "535 meters"...
535 is not followed by "m", so it surprises me you would read this as "meters", since distances in Europe signed like this always mean kilometers. It only means meters if the distance is accompanied by "m".
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535 is not followed by "m", so it surprises me you would read this as "meters", since distances in Europe signed like this always mean kilometers.
I know that. But since "mnt" is more similar to "meters" than to "kilometer" (no "k" which is a pretty important part of "km"), the first association I think of is with "meter".
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Old September 9th, 2010, 05:29 PM   #480
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mnt = maantee (main road)
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