Setanta
 
Reply Mon 9 Nov, 2009 02:12 pm
I've always been mystified by the candor (commendable, certainly) of parents whose children suffer developmental disabilities and announce the fact with a sign in the yard or on the street. Is this because they wish to rely upon the sense of responsibility of drivers, rather than upon their own? Are they loathe to give their time to supervising their slow children to assure their safety? Can someone help me out here?
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roger
 
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Reply Mon 9 Nov, 2009 02:16 pm
@Setanta,
Can't help. Can't even get them to move the "Deer Crossing" sign. This is not only a dangerous place for deer to cross, they interfere with traffic flow.
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sullyfish6
 
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Reply Mon 9 Nov, 2009 02:18 pm
What would you think if the sign read
Children
Drive
Slow
Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Mon 9 Nov, 2009 02:18 pm
@Setanta,
Haha, always wondered the same thing

Cycloptichorn
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roger
 
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Reply Mon 9 Nov, 2009 02:22 pm
@sullyfish6,
It would mean they need more horsepower.
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roger
 
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Reply Mon 9 Nov, 2009 02:22 pm
@sullyfish6,
Properly, it should read 'Slowly"
McGentrix
 
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Reply Mon 9 Nov, 2009 02:37 pm
@Setanta,
Setanta wrote:

I've always been mystified by the candor (commendable, certainly) of parents whose children suffer developmental disabilities and announce the fact with a sign in the yard or on the street. Is this because they wish to rely upon the sense of responsibility of drivers, rather than upon their own? Are they loathe to give their time to supervising their slow children to assure their safety? Can someone help me out here?


It's just more of nanny state liberal agenda.

I do, however, cheer at the protester signs whenever I see them. You know, the ones that say "End Road Work". I am all for it, especially after driving 2 miles between those concrete barriers with 2 inches clearance on each side.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Mon 9 Nov, 2009 02:50 pm
@Setanta,
in a nearby town there used to be a handmade sign in a narrow drive between two buildings that said "BEWARE OF CHILDREN"

why don't they have these signs in more places
Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 9 Nov, 2009 03:22 pm
@djjd62,
Reminds me of the Bath Water Treatment Plant.
dyslexia
 
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Reply Mon 9 Nov, 2009 03:24 pm
Quote:
watch for falling rock
he still missing?
djjd62
 
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Reply Mon 9 Nov, 2009 03:25 pm
@Setanta,
Very Happy
another one of my favourites
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Mame
 
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Reply Mon 9 Nov, 2009 03:52 pm
@roger,
Indubitably and, after all, what would 2 more letters cost?
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George
 
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Reply Mon 9 Nov, 2009 03:56 pm
@dyslexia,
Quote:
watch for falling rock
dys wrote:
he still missing?


No, he's here.

http://addins.wgem.com/blogs/newstoday/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/lake.bmp
Mame
 
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Reply Mon 9 Nov, 2009 04:16 pm
@sullyfish6,
I wouldn't be letting my kids play unsupervised anywhere where a Caution sign was needed (major road) and since I'm not into supervising kids playing, they wouldn't be there, they'd be on their own street or in their or friends' back yards. I think those are stupid signs, like the Baby on Board one. I do adhere to the playground and school ones, though.

If your kids are out playing near cars, either be there with them or they should be old enough you can trust them in your absence. Either way, I don't pay attention to the signs. I don't speed through residential neighbourhoods and I do look around, but if your kid comes dashing into the road to get a baseball, I don't consider myself responsible if he gets knocked down. Either teach them road safety or keep them in their backyard.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 9 Nov, 2009 05:29 pm
@George,
SAomebody told me what that place name meant in EWWnglish, but like a fool I forgot. SOmething like, you taka my fish on my side o the lake and Ill busta u face.
George
 
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Reply Mon 9 Nov, 2009 09:42 pm
@farmerman,
The story goes it means:
"You fish on that side of the lake, we fish on this side, and nobody fishes in the middle"



My guess is the guy who named it had something caught in his throat.
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 9 Nov, 2009 09:44 pm
@George,
I was paraphrasing. The "busta you face" is an understood idiomatic expression.
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Mon 9 Nov, 2009 10:07 pm
@George,
is that anywhere near Menominee, Michigan?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UWWVmR_9v0&feature=related
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dadpad
 
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Reply Tue 10 Nov, 2009 01:50 am
We hav many slow dust signs on rural roads here. I never seed fast dust afore, only slow dust.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 10 Nov, 2009 06:21 am
Is one to take precautions not to injure the slow dust?
 

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