I have been thinking – language and signs are built around geography, culture, daily happenings and the need to warn. Some are a simple desire to communicate, and some have the objective of changing someones mind (Selling them something). Some sings are just to entertain and some are “I do not know” ????.
Speaking of the language side of it. Yesterday I ask if you knew what Grandpa meant by “Cow came fresh” – I got one response which I posted as a reply yesterday. Click yesterday’s bubble to read it – When I grew up, “Cow came fresh” was as a statement of information as well understood as saying “Don’t forget today it is right hand side of the street parking.”
Hey, New New york City folks please send me a comment, thru the bubble, explaining what “Don’t forget today it is right hand side of the street parking.” means. Then I will post it so the rest of the world will know!
Oh, about “the cow came fresh ” —cows recently calved and still in their first flush of lactation, that is within 2 weeks, possibly 4 weeks since calving. got that information from http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/fresh+cows
I love signs — sort of like looking for things in nature – I talked about that yesterday! — My photo library contains many photos of signs. – I will show a few to you today — maybe more tomorrow!