Author Topic: Sensible Signs  (Read 47269 times)

hellymedic

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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #200 on: September 29, 2019, 08:42:04 pm »
Loose bog seats seem to be more common than well-fixed ones to the disabled traveller...

Kim

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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #201 on: September 29, 2019, 08:54:04 pm »
Loose bog seats seem to be more common than well-fixed ones to the disabled traveller...

They're only scoring marginally better for the non-disabled traveller, though I expect the ones in accessible loos get subjected to more sideways stress as people transfer from wheelchairs.  The rot set in when they started deliberately making the nuts out of brie, in order that application of ham-fisted monkey force wouldn't crack the bowl when people tried to sort out the wobbly bog seat.
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hellymedic

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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #202 on: September 30, 2019, 12:36:15 am »
Proximal muscle weakness in many crips means we descend more heavily than ableds and exert forward shear forces on the bolts when rising.

Re: Sensible Signs
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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #204 on: October 08, 2019, 09:18:59 am »
Speaking of which. Could hotel chains etc please train their cleaning staff that when the bog seat is all wobbly it can be rectified by twiddling of a wing nut under the pan?
I nearly fell off the bog thanks to an unsecured seat on the way home from France.

Had they overbooked again?
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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #205 on: October 08, 2019, 07:00:41 pm »
Went in a restaurant toilet in Utrecht last night. I nearly fell down the toilet because it was square and rather wider than I'm used to.
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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #206 on: October 08, 2019, 08:04:47 pm »
Who thought square toilets were a good idea?
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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #207 on: October 08, 2019, 08:13:51 pm »
If it is square does that mean there is no place for the hip?

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #208 on: October 08, 2019, 08:18:48 pm »
Or that it's the place to be when you're really, really scared?
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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #209 on: October 08, 2019, 09:02:39 pm »
Who thought square toilets were a good idea?

It wasn't so bad for the standeruppers. Looked a bit wierd thobut.

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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #210 on: October 08, 2019, 09:03:15 pm »
If it is square does that mean there is no place for the hip?
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hellymedic

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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #211 on: October 09, 2019, 01:18:13 am »
Who thought square toilets were a good idea?

Some f*@%ing 'designer'.

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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #212 on: October 28, 2019, 11:01:21 am »
Going through some of my Cuba photos I came across this one.



Tirar (AFAIK) means pull or throw, which is intrinsically confusing, so "Twitch" is a good substitute.

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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #213 on: October 28, 2019, 12:33:43 pm »
Not a taxi for bird watchers?
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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #214 on: October 28, 2019, 01:25:51 pm »
"DiRtY DiEsEl", written in the dirt on the back of a dirty diesel.
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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #215 on: October 28, 2019, 01:42:00 pm »


Tirar (AFAIK) means pull or throw, which is intrinsically confusing, so "Twitch" is a good substitute.

Could it be translated as "Slam"?
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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #216 on: October 28, 2019, 01:44:41 pm »


Tirar (AFAIK) means pull or throw, which is intrinsically confusing, so "Twitch" is a good substitute.

Could it be translated as "Slam"?

Or "Yank"?
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hellymedic

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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #217 on: October 28, 2019, 01:53:38 pm »
Methinks they meant 'touch' and mistook twitch for touch.

Slidy doors should not be pulled or touched.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #218 on: October 28, 2019, 02:01:48 pm »


Tirar (AFAIK) means pull or throw, which is intrinsically confusing, so "Twitch" is a good substitute.

Could it be translated as "Slam"?

Or "Yank"?
No Yanks in Cuba! (Obviously)

I interpreted it as "open" – the handle is broken and either the door has to be opened from inside or you have to get in the the other door.
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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #219 on: October 28, 2019, 02:48:37 pm »
Tirar can also mean shoot.  I'm sure this is helpful.
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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #220 on: February 08, 2020, 07:13:53 pm »
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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #221 on: February 16, 2020, 04:41:13 pm »


I nicked that off the mudguard of a German triker while riding the North Sea route.

I then had it painted on my back for the Brighton World Naked Bike Ride, and photos ended up in the Standard and the Graun.

The problem was that the paint was UV proof and during my Danube ride a little later I had the slogan stencilled on my back...
Mae angen arnaf i byw, a fe fydda'i

Basil

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Re: Sensible Signs
« Reply #222 on: February 16, 2020, 04:55:30 pm »
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