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May 5, 2017 at 3:36 pm 12 comments

Sign For the Blind

Location: Dunkeld, Scotland
 
There’s this sign I saw in Scotland a couple of years ago. What can you make of it? My initial reaction was that it was addressed to the blind. On second thought, it would be like the blind leading the blind (pardon the pun). As we all know, the blind can’t see and read like a normal person.

The sign was likely posted by the door to inform the public that it was primarily for the use of the blind. However, it was presented in such a way that could cause the reader to be blindsided (again, pardon the pun).

A sign, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is a posted command, warning, or direction. It follows that it should be clear and unambiguous and not subject misinterpretation. Otherwise, it can lead to misunderstanding and unexpected consequences like injury or death.

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  • 1. stenoodie  |  May 5, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Love this one! The pun made it extra fun πŸ™‚

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    • 2. plaridel  |  May 6, 2017 at 3:10 pm

      stenoodie:

      thank you. i’m glad you liked it. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 3. susurrus  |  May 5, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    I often find symbols on signs confusing – I have no idea what they’re supposed to mean.

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    • 4. plaridel  |  May 6, 2017 at 3:09 pm

      susurrus:

      me, too, especially when traveling in a foreign country.

      Reply
  • 5. Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist  |  May 5, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    Most ambiguous. I can see Merriam Webster’s raised eyebrows.

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    • 6. plaridel  |  May 6, 2017 at 3:07 pm

      irene:

      you bet. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 7. spiritofdragonflies  |  May 6, 2017 at 5:56 am

    It always makes me wonder if the person placing the sign for the public is aware of how their sign can be misinterpreted. I am sure it gives those able to see the message a chuckle.

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    • 8. plaridel  |  May 6, 2017 at 3:07 pm

      spiritofdragonflies:

      unfortunately, it happens time and time again. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 9. pinoytransplant  |  May 6, 2017 at 6:17 am

    This was pun to read, I mean fun. πŸ™‚

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    • 10. plaridel  |  May 6, 2017 at 3:05 pm

      pinoytransplant:

      thank you. glad you liked it. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  • 11. yuhublogger  |  May 6, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Ha Ha! So funny!

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    • 12. plaridel  |  May 6, 2017 at 3:04 pm

      yuhu:

      to see is to believe. πŸ™‚

      Reply

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