LANE FIRE - does anyone actually read it any other way?

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  1. MickeS

    MickeS Producer

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    Yeah, this is a "this bugs me" thread. [​IMG]

    WHen there are words painted on the street to inform drivers, they always do it very "cleverly" and paint it "backwards". Where it should say
    FIRE
    LANE

    it says

    LANE
    FIRE

    since they think we'll ride "fire" first. But does anyone here actually read it like that?? The words are always so close together that the only way you could read it like they intended is if you have your eyse glued 2 feet in front of the grill of the car!

    TURN
    LEFT
    NO

    is another one... can't think of any more examples right now. [​IMG]
     
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    The street signs in residential areas that read "Slow Children Playing" always throw me off for a second. [​IMG]
     
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    There was a comedian that did a routine about Ambulances and why the text is on backwards. He said (obviously) so that you can identify the ambulance if it was behind you (by being able to read the text in your rear view mirror)...

    Then he went off on how stupid people are to NOT recognize a giant red and white van driving really fast with flahsing lights and a blaring siren. [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, we have all these really confusing terms over here..

    "Up Buckle" Now what on earth is an up buckle? [​IMG]

    Jay
     
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    My favorite has always been

    Ped
    Xing

    My first thought is "50 points"

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    I NEVER read

    LANE
    FIRE

    the way it is intended. Also, I almost always read signs like

    [C]Automatic
    CAUTION
    Door[/C]

    top to bottom regardless of how large or accented the center word may be.
     

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