Trouble in the cone zone

What’s wrong with this picture?

  1. The sign makers misspelled “within.”
  2. They capitalized the “P” in “Prohibited.”
  3. Next, “WAIT CONES” is unnecessarily shouted out in all caps.
  4. Afterward, we find the appalling misspelling of the word “enforced.”
  5. Finally, from a purely logical perspective, shouldn’t they be prohibiting parking in areas with wait cones, not in areas with no wait cones?

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7 comments ↓

#1 Janice Campbell from NAIWE on 10.21.09 at 8:43 am

This is funny, Kim. Signs like these are a wonderful teaching tool!

#2 Popcorn House on 10.21.09 at 8:54 am

I hope you found this one in a foreign country :-) It is crazy how bad our communication can be sometimes.

#3 isabella mori (@moritherapy) on 10.21.09 at 10:15 am

wow. that looks like it should be on one of those japanese t-shirts, not on a sign in the UK!

#4 Kim on 10.21.09 at 11:28 am

It certainly begs the question: Who is the genius at the “sign-proofreading” desk?

#5 Barbara Frank on 10.22.09 at 1:49 pm

Does anybody hire proofreaders anymore? I’m starting to wonder, lol……

Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

#6 Pat VanderBeek on 10.24.09 at 6:53 am

The Brits have worse signage than our own DOT!

#7 Kim on 10.27.09 at 8:37 am

Ha, Pat! I’m finding that bad grammar and punctuation isn’t limited to the U.S. (Teaser: Nov. 4th’s Wordless Wednesday will also testify to this!)

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