Weekly Photo Challenge: Unlikely

From County Clare, Ireland.

I didn’t quite understand what this warning sign meant when I first saw it.  Don’t set fire to the birds, maybe?  That seems unlikely.

No, I’m pretty sure it means to not walk on the grass or disturb the wildlife.  This sign is found at the Cliffs of Moher, so I’m sure that’s for the safety of the visitors as well as the wildlife.  But that interpretation is way less fun.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unlikely

8 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Unlikely

  1. Michael J. Miller May 7, 2018 / 12:43 pm

    I was in England years ago (gah! it’s been over ten years now!) and one of the things that most interested me was the warning signs. I never realized how culturally conditioned signs are! I never (or hardly) ever think twice about the signs I see in the U.S. but on more than one occasion the signs I saw over there left me scratching my head and/or chuckling.

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    • Mei-Mei May 8, 2018 / 8:53 pm

      Very true! I think the ones without words in particular lend themselves to some interesting interpretations…

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      • Michael J. Miller May 10, 2018 / 7:57 pm

        Haha, I agree! I remember one in particular that looked like a guy was getting zapped by a bunch of random lightning bolts. It was so awesome.

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  2. Ally Bean May 7, 2018 / 12:59 pm

    Don’t set fire to the birds is a reasonable interpretation of this sign. Pity that’s not what it means.

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    • Mei-Mei May 8, 2018 / 8:51 pm

      I’m so glad you’re with me on this, Ally! We can still pretend haha

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  3. For Tyeth May 7, 2018 / 2:11 pm

    Hi Mei-Mei, could it be “Don’t feed the birds – Danger of Poodoo droppings!” ? Actually the best sign I’ve ever seen here in the UK was on the wall of a car park at a bar. It read “Children, drive slowly!”

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    • Mei-Mei May 8, 2018 / 8:50 pm

      I like your interpretation, too! And that is definitely a sign that proves why punctuation is important 😀

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