Thursday, August 07, 2014

Sign Writers Wanted?



If only one stone is loose, wouldn't it make more sense to pick it up rather than putting up a sign?


This sort of thing, however, does point out a possible opportunity.With a continuing tight job market for English majors and journalists, the  unemployed might do well to check with organizations such as the Michigan Department of Transportation. They might consider upgrading their writing staffs. 

10 comments:

Alan G said...

Perhaps it was a symmetry issue? With each of the two words having 5-letters a 6th letter in 'stone' would have really messed things up. I don't think it would have fit if they had maintained current spacing. Perhaps their press where they stamp those signs out had no kerning adjustment?

On the other hand substituting 'rocks' for 'stones' would have worked graphically speaking resolving the plurals issue. Oh, and in case your wondering, my research has concluded that the word rock and stone are interchangeable words.

Dick Klade said...

Excellent, Alan. Thank you for delving so deeply into this serious situation.

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Ha Ha. Have you ever noticed that there are always six guys doing the same job and doing it badly on these make work projects? Your tax dollars at work for you!

Tom Sightings said...

LOL. Loose stone, or loose screw?

Big John said...

In the UK they have more or less given up 'printing' road signs in English. It is now nearly all 'graphics' and half the country hasn't got a clue what they mean !

Dick Klade said...

John, because our sign people seem to have trouble with words, we might as well join the image trend.

Kay said...

Where is the darn stone anyway?

joared said...

Perhaps the sign printer had a loose stone???

Dick Klade said...

I've driven past that sign several dozen times, Kay, and have yet to find it. Perhaps some other driver caught it in the windshield.

Dick Klade said...

Hi, Joared. Haven't seen you on the web for a while.