Notices..what have you spotted?

This is the place for posts that don't fit into any other category.

Moderator: RichardW

User avatar
NewcastleFalcon
Posts: 24712
Joined: 25 Feb 2009, 11:40
x 6881

Re: Notices..what have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon »

Reminds me of the only use of the word occasionally formerly used on signs. Two occurrences I can think of....

Impracticable

Falcon Original
Image
NewcastleFalcon wrote: 10 May 2018, 21:10 Whatever happened to this word..

Impracticable

Image

There is/was at least one survivor of those signs in situ near Knill which made it to the 2000's


and at least one fingerpost sign just out of St Winnow and heading towards Lostwithiel in Cornwall
Neil
Only One AA Box left
687 Trinity, Jersey
User avatar
CitroJim
A very naughty boy
Posts: 49620
Joined: 30 Apr 2005, 23:33
x 6182

Re: Notices..what have you spotted?

Post by CitroJim »

There's a lot who won't even know what that word means! Is it even a recognised word :lol:

Love those old signs... Full of character. We are poorer for no longer having them...
Jim

Runner, cyclist, time triallist, duathlete, Citroen AX fan and the CCC Citroenian 'From A to Z' Columnist...
Online
User avatar
myglaren
Forum Admin Team
Posts: 25456
Joined: 02 Mar 2008, 14:30
x 4917

Re: Notices..what have you spotted?

Post by myglaren »

CitroJim wrote: 13 Jul 2023, 09:21 There's a lot who won't even know what that word means! Is it even a recognised word :lol:

Love those old signs... Full of character. We are poorer for no longer having them...
I've just finished a book called "The Dictionary Of Lost Words", a superb book set around the late 1800s/early 1900s and it is an eye opener the way that our language has degenerated. Basically the production of the Oxford Dictionary of the English Language but with a quite fascinating and cheeky side operation, the said dictionary of lost words.
While I was quite entranced by the characters and the plot, I was staggered to find that it was essentially true, just some fiddling with the names and characters a bit.

I generally moan on about American spelling, pronunciation and their made up words but it has to be acknowledged that we too are contributors to the general degeneration.
User avatar
bobins
Donor 2023
Posts: 5730
Joined: 05 Jul 2012, 18:07
x 2885

Re: Notices..what have you spotted?

Post by bobins »

'As far as is reasonably practicable ' is a stock phrase well loved by the health and safety fraternity and is still in use today :) It's a term that, unsurprisingly, can ultimately only be determined in court :-D
Sadly no longer a C5 owner :(
Peter.N.
Moderating Team
Posts: 11574
Joined: 02 Apr 2005, 16:11
x 1204

Re: Notices..what have you spotted?

Post by Peter.N. »

A bit like our track Jim, unless you are very brave. :wink:

Peter
Online
User avatar
myglaren
Forum Admin Team
Posts: 25456
Joined: 02 Mar 2008, 14:30
x 4917

Re: Notices..what have you spotted?

Post by myglaren »

1689093249801.png
User avatar
CitroJim
A very naughty boy
Posts: 49620
Joined: 30 Apr 2005, 23:33
x 6182

Re: Notices..what have you spotted?

Post by CitroJim »

Peter.N. wrote: 13 Jul 2023, 16:35 A bit like our track Jim, unless you are very brave. :wink:
Sounds like it'll be an adventure Peter. Pleased Mick is driving when we visit you!!!
Jim

Runner, cyclist, time triallist, duathlete, Citroen AX fan and the CCC Citroenian 'From A to Z' Columnist...
User avatar
MattBLancs
Donor 2024
Posts: 2522
Joined: 25 Apr 2022, 09:03
x 1332

Re: Notices..what have you spotted?

Post by MattBLancs »

Seen online, like it
shoplifters.jpg
User avatar
CitroJim
A very naughty boy
Posts: 49620
Joined: 30 Apr 2005, 23:33
x 6182

Re: Notices..what have you spotted?

Post by CitroJim »

This is always a good one to see :)
20230731_194027.jpg
Not all may agree ;) These signs are put out all along our Monday evening TT race courses to advise all road users...

They are strictly temporary and removed as soon as the race is over...
Jim

Runner, cyclist, time triallist, duathlete, Citroen AX fan and the CCC Citroenian 'From A to Z' Columnist...
Peter.N.
Moderating Team
Posts: 11574
Joined: 02 Apr 2005, 16:11
x 1204

Re: Notices..what have you spotted?

Post by Peter.N. »

Reminds me of the north of Scotland, many of the lamp posts on the A9 north of Inverness have bikes chained to them, anyone know what that's about?

Peter
User avatar
CitroJim
A very naughty boy
Posts: 49620
Joined: 30 Apr 2005, 23:33
x 6182

Re: Notices..what have you spotted?

Post by CitroJim »

Peter.N. wrote: 01 Aug 2023, 12:35 Reminds me of the north of Scotland, many of the lamp posts on the A9 north of Inverness have bikes chained to them, anyone know what that's about?
I hear their owners were eaten by midges and left only their bikes behind as midges find them hard to digest....
Jim

Runner, cyclist, time triallist, duathlete, Citroen AX fan and the CCC Citroenian 'From A to Z' Columnist...
Online
User avatar
myglaren
Forum Admin Team
Posts: 25456
Joined: 02 Mar 2008, 14:30
x 4917

Re: Notices..what have you spotted?

Post by myglaren »

main-qimg-ca8669bdc35c54139b32817125c3abf5.jpeg
F2XIC3QWYAAgFDJ.jpg
User avatar
Rp0thejester
Donor 2024
Posts: 2387
Joined: 11 May 2022, 19:54
x 807

Re: Notices..what have you spotted?

Post by Rp0thejester »

myglaren wrote: 01 Aug 2023, 17:10 ImageImage
Finally, it's spelled correctly
Ryan

'99 Xsara 1.6 X (Red) with Sunkissed bonnet. T59 SBX
'54 Astra Estate 1.7DTI (Artic White)
'06 C8 2.2Hdi Exclusive (Aster Grey)

Champion of Where's CitroJim :-({|=
Yes I ask the stupid questions, because normally it is that simple.
User avatar
CitroJim
A very naughty boy
Posts: 49620
Joined: 30 Apr 2005, 23:33
x 6182

Re: Notices..what have you spotted?

Post by CitroJim »

Rp0thejester wrote: 01 Aug 2023, 19:36 Finally, it's spelled correctly
Good, it always annoys me when I see our words Americanised... If the trend continues we'll soon be spelling things with a Z (zed, not zee) in place of an S... The Yanks may be lovely people but their command of English is dreadful...
Jim

Runner, cyclist, time triallist, duathlete, Citroen AX fan and the CCC Citroenian 'From A to Z' Columnist...
Online
User avatar
myglaren
Forum Admin Team
Posts: 25456
Joined: 02 Mar 2008, 14:30
x 4917

Re: Notices..what have you spotted?

Post by myglaren »

I always have to change the language from the default US English to English when opening my three Gmail accounts.
OS and browsers are all set to UK English bit despite all this I still get the wiggly red worm and hosts of zeeeees.
And admonishments for using u's.

Read a nitwit question recently; why don't we call it "New Zedland"?