Sunday, 2 September 2007

Someone ignored both these signs


And society pays a hefty price (CLICK if you wish)

15 comments:

M.Benaut said...

This set of signs has disturbed me greatly.
As such I declined to post it on theme day; for obvious reason.
The law is an ass. Justice may have not been served.

Steve Buser said...

Very suggestive.
-steve buser
New Orleans Daily Photo

Marie said...

Oh la la M. Benaut c'est un sujet très sérieux. I apologize to English-speaking people, but I am going to write in French to be sure I don't make a big mistake. C'est très grave et c'est très triste et ils auraient dû se rendre compte que c'était une erreur de poster le panneau jaune sous l'autre. J'ai dû chercher le sens de hump que je ne connaissais pas. Je connaissais juste le sens premier. Votre post est certainement le plus impressionnant des posts d'aujourd'hui.

Michael said...

I know I'm probably not supposed to laugh, but this was very good Monsieur!

Eric said...

Oh my. That is what I'd call "une grosse gaffe" !

Dijah said...

Humps?I thought it was meant to be bumps.

M.Benaut said...

Steve, I hope you read the linked information. I am sure that you did.

Marie, Merci, I have responded to your commentaire, privately.

Michael, I am validated by your comments, I enjoy always making you laugh. Laughter is good for the soul. When it it at someone else's expense we can look more sombre, plus tard, n'est-ce pas?

Eric, I was worried that these signs may have detracted from the spirit of Theme Day. Therefore, I posted this on the 2nd. En tous cas you saw them on the 1st in the western hemisphere.
Perhaps a better title would have been, "Blunder - Down Under !!"

Dijah, "Hump", is a slang word, in Australia. It has a particular meaning which you will find if you put it in "paralink language translator" and translate into French.

Michael said...

Dijah - there is also a lovely nursery rhyme that kind of explains this post if you read M. Benaut's link. ;-)

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the King's horses, And all the King's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again!


On the other hand, that probably just confused you more! I think the word "hump" in this case is a bit more, shall we say, sexual in context. However, to give you a different context that might be easier to visualise...the Hunchback of Notre Dame had a "hump" on his back.

(There now, I kept it clean, surprised?)

Michael said...

I just re-read my comment and now even I'm confused!

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Jules said...

M Benaut - I didn't know it was now illegal in Australia - oh my God what has happened since I left??

If that is the case I can never come back!!!! I will stay here in PNG where illegal entries are accepted and humps quite the popular way.

M.Benaut said...

Jules,
With over 850 indigenous languages and at least as many traditional societies, out of a population of just under 6 million and with only 18 per cent of its people living in urban centres, the PNG legislature has enacted various laws in which speed humps, - and the peripheral dangers stimulated within the local populace by such menaces, are quite unlikely to ever be introduced. You can definitely rest assured that any conjugation of verbs, (or people), associated with this noun can remain in force for the present time.
Meanwhile, back in the land of Oz, such illegalities are generally overlooked, but you may still be questioned upon re-entry.
I hope this throws light and not cold water on those living north of the tropic.

Jules said...

m benaut - you have convinced - not sure about what but ok I'll come back - in 2 weeks actually!!!
I will never be able to look at any of these signs again without blushing!!!!

Denton said...

I came looking for your theme day contribution. I hope the humps are rounded a little more than the sign shows.

Ann (MobayDP) said...

These cases make me utterly sad. Society does indeed pay a hefty price.