Thursday, 23 February 2012

Don't even dare breathe ...


Many of these little symbols are meant to be 'universal'. I am not sure whether they are the same all over the world, but they are universally bossy!

The top photograph is in the underpass at Broadmeadow Station, Newcastle. The lower photograph is on the shores of Catalina Bay, Lake Macquarie.

This is my contribution to the Signs Signs community.

20 comments:

Chrissy Brand said...

I think some are universal Julie, (well, Anglo and Aussie anyways!) and guess most people could work out the rest...hopefully. Nice post.

Kay L. Davies said...

I think they're pretty much universal, Julie. Mind you, we saw a sign in China that said "Troll parking" and it confused and amused us.
K

Julie said...

Hah! I love that, Kay. We have some areas here that could do with that sign!

biebkriebels said...

Yes, they are universal, but the "no golf" sign I have never seen here. There is no room for that in our overcrowded country, only in special places.

Andy said...

Yup. I understood all of the universal signs. Especial the $1000 fine ;-)

Halcyon said...

Is there anything you can do here?

Lesley said...

These are definitely bossy.

Lindy MacDuff said...

"No" must be their favorite word.

RedPat said...

I give - what can you do here!

Ann said...

Yet you can walk dogs, which to me is one of the most antisocial things of all as a lot of people don't bother to clean up after them.

VioletSky said...

hahaha - no naked flames!!!

we would say 'no open fires'. leave it to you Aussies...

EG Wow said...

I recognize all the signs as being here in Canada. I'm sure that instead of "naked flames" we'd say "open fires", though. :)

Vicki said...

Have a sign or ten. It might have been easier to post a sign with the activities that ARE allowed.

Luna Miranda said...

that's a lot of Dont's.:p
LOL @ universally bossy

Jim said...

Universally bossy. :) I like it.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Ha ha bossy signs. You should try the caravan parks ... they may not use universal symbols but the signs are universally bossy ... and the more they implore me to take short showers, mop the floor, not use the wash tubs for doing the dishes, turn off the lights or whatever the less inclined I am to do it.

Mary Ann said...

This made me smile, there's a park just outside the Beirut city limits that has way too many NOT ALLOWED signs. It's a lot like this one.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I have seen nearly all of them here for what that's worth! They are bossy...especially that bottom sign with all the NOs. I think you said it all with "don't even dare to breathe!"

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That sure is an awful lot of red strikes for such a small sign and a pretty hefty fine..no mucking about here!!

Julie said...

Hah! Now I am on the lookout for signs that admonish for MORE potential sins! Stay tooned ...