Author Topic: Silly signs  (Read 202374 times)

Pingu

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1525 on: June 08, 2020, 10:08:40 pm »
Beware of Danny MacAskill.


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It's just occurred to me, pingu, that the list time I saw you on a bike* you were performing that very manoeuvre, having hit some Schienen.

* You later waved to us from the back of Lars' and Monica's car.

Arf  :) Almost 10 years ago  :-[

meddyg

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1526 on: June 14, 2020, 09:03:59 pm »




Harsh but fair, I should say....

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Mr Larrington

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1527 on: June 15, 2020, 03:03:06 pm »
Mildly disappointed that it doesn't use the word polizeilich.  At no time in German history has it every been suggested that this translates to "politely".
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Auntie Helen

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1528 on: June 15, 2020, 03:36:07 pm »
Private land so I don’t know what the Polizei could actually do!

Saw another no drone sign today in Berlin.  Seems it is a thing in Germany.
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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1529 on: June 15, 2020, 08:14:37 pm »
Saw a sign earlier as I rode into Ripe.

A bike symbol with "Quiet please, this is a residential area" underneath.


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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1530 on: June 15, 2020, 09:39:36 pm »
I think they were looking for the word “prosecuted” rather than “persecuted”.

According to the online dictionary persecute is to subject someone to hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of their race or political or religious beliefs.


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meddyg

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1531 on: June 19, 2020, 08:07:18 am »
Turns out that the word 'verfolgen' translates both 'prosecute' and 'persecute' in German.
- So they might have difficulty with this nuance - depends who you get to do your signwriting.

'Folgen' would be 'follow'
'verfolgen' pursue, trace, track
'strafrechtlich verfolgen' - to pursue with punishment in mind


so not just another bad Google translate !

Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1532 on: June 24, 2020, 03:14:40 pm »


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Auntie Helen

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1533 on: July 12, 2020, 12:10:03 pm »
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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1534 on: July 12, 2020, 04:34:25 pm »
Probably already been posted but made me laugh


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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1535 on: July 12, 2020, 04:39:18 pm »



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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1536 on: August 01, 2020, 01:25:43 pm »
Silly to leave the sign in the undergrowth on the border of a field the farmer has to cut to see where to drive the combine into the field...

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ElyDave

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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1537 on: August 01, 2020, 02:51:54 pm »
I pointed that one out to Mrs ED this morning  :thumbsup:
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Re: Silly signs
« Reply #1538 on: August 01, 2020, 05:26:04 pm »
I don’t think my son-inl-law did as much damage as he mowed it last year. He had a few days off this year and one of the others did it.
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