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LANE FIRE - does anyone actually read it any other way? (1 Viewer)

MickeS

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Yeah, this is a "this bugs me" thread. :)

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. :)
 

BrettB

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The street signs in residential areas that read "Slow Children Playing" always throw me off for a second. :)
 

MarkHastings

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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. :laugh:
 

Jay H

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Yeah, we have all these really confusing terms over here..

"Up Buckle" Now what on earth is an up buckle? :D

Jay
 

Cameron Yee

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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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