Noticing notices

I confess I get some particular pleasure occasionally seeing strange or incoherent notices in public places, and I am in the process of putting together a collection of photographs with some of these. But in the meantime I just came across this website with a few examples, some of which are really rather good.

The one that declares ‘Thank you for noticing this new notice’ reminds me of one I saw many years ago in a London park, which had only this written on it: ‘It is forbidden to throw stones at this notice.’ It seemed to me there was a philosopher at work in the parks department.

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5 Comments on “Noticing notices”

  1. ram0singhal Says:

    divine…….amendment to the notice……..

    “It is forbidden to throw stones but not ice…..

  2. kevin denny Says:

    There are lots of great sings collected here:
    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/05/11/travel/funny-signs.html?emc=eta1

    My favourite is the one from South Africa warning people in wheel-chairs, when going downhill, not to roll into a crocodile’s mouth.

  3. cormac Says:

    I notice redundancy everywhere – for example the AIB cash dispensers that helpfully tell you to “please remove your card if you have not already done so”

    or the Vodafone messaging service which helpfuly suggests “when you have finished your call just hang up”

  4. Eoin Says:

    You’d like Stan Carey’s blog on language then.

    http://stancarey.wordpress.com/tag/signs/


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