Talk:781: Ahead Stop

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Reminds me of something I saw in San Diego on a pedestrian/bike path: PED TO YIELD. At first I thought it meant that pedestrians are to yield to bicyclists. But then I remembered my highway grammar.

-- 21:49, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

"highway grammar" that's a good one! Saibot84 (talk) 05:25, 19 May 2013 (UTC)
"grammar highway" 19:50, 10 March 2014 (UTC)

The phrase suffers from parallax. Being near the first words you can't read the phrase in the correct order but the words further away make more sense, so you read: "HIGHWAY ENGINEERS THINK BACKWARD I READ".

I used Google News BEFORE it was clickbait (talk) 17:23, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

In Idaho you can see signs which say: GUBERIF BE A DONT

So theyre not only downside-up and backside-front, there ungrammaticle. 22:18, 13 May 2016 (UTC)

Please do not reenact the title text. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

To save you the bother, I googled guberif and found it is firebug spelt backwards, which I should have realised for myself, and comes from a 70+ year old marketing campaign. So now you know. 22:55, 22 June 2017 (UTC)

Sometimes the result is poetic. Last weekend I saw "BRIDGE LOW TRUCKS NO" on a highway. Gmcgath (talk) 00:00, 29 June 2017 (UTC)

How can someone say there is not many periods on the highway, has anyone done a study of how many woman are not menstruating while in a vehicle compared to those that are? I would think that at any one time there is a significant amount of periods on any given roadway. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

What Americans call periods were represented by STOP in telegrams StraightDope or in British English: a full stop wikipedia. Elvenivle (talk) 03:06, 27 September 2017 (UTC)