Tag: warning sign

16/9/2009

Rolling tippy

Filed under: — Natashka @ 2:35 pm
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Celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Dutch dropping by New York City produced this ‘Dutch tinted’, amusingly formulated warning sign.

I tread carefully because the English is written properly and understandable, but could have been formulated more ’cause and effect’ and much less passive.

Bench will tip if rolled. Bench tips when rolled. You get my drift.

“Governor’s island, the celebration seemed to include some really wonderful Dutch design, including these fantastic benches with wheels, apparently designed by Dutch designer Rogier Martens.”

(Photo: Kate)

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14/4/2008

Do the walk

Filed under: — Natashka @ 7:30 am
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Sure we know what they mean, but this was found at the Keukenhof, the world’s largest flower garden, surely beautiful yet pricy and often overrun with tourists. In other words, you would expect them to write proper English and have pride in doing so.

Oh oh. The website has its problems as well, never mind that you can be welcomed in many different languages.

One highlight:
“Keukenhof offers you the opportunity to see millions of bulbs in flower”
Should be “in bloom”.

We could also make ‘walk the dog, walk the grass’ jokes. But the tulips are pretty.

(Photo: Diana)

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