August 28th, 2012 01:05 PM
Terms We Take for Granted
Why do they call the guys in the airplane "Hurricane Hunters?"
They completely do not have to hunt for the hurricane. They already know where it is. This one's as big as the whole Gulf of Mexico and we can see satellite images, radar-in-motion, etc.
I mean, "hunter" by nature would suggest, "Hey guys let's fuel this thing up and fly around and see if we can find one today, want to?"
Maybe Hurricane Measurers. Hurricane Hunters - A term we take for granted.
There's a major construction site between home and where I work. Barrels, concrete barricades, etc, and they never take down the orange floppy sign whether they have a flagman out there working traffic or not - "Be Prepared to Stop."
Okay, I'm prepared to stop. But when driving, shouldn't I be prepared to stop all the time, or I'm going to hit something one of these days for sure.
And a sign on the road between here and Pittsburgh - "Adjust Speed to Weather Conditions." Again....is that brand new advice to anybody driving through there?
Terms we take for granted.
August 28th, 2012 01:07 PM
Dyselexic folks read "SLOWER TRAFFIC KEEP RIGHT" ..... Riiiiight!
August 28th, 2012 03:05 PM
My fave is "Baby On Board". Damn! I was planning to run into that car (or minivan) at WOT and now I'm gonna have to find another victim. Better luck next time...
Or, as loved ones leave - "Drive Carefully". Again, Damn! I was planning to careen wildly all the way home and now they've gone and spoiled my plans. I've taken to saying "Careen Wildly". They wonder if you've taken out a big insurance policy on them.
August 28th, 2012 03:19 PM
Have a safe trip, or be careful...my response to anyone who says this to me is always...Oh hell no! I am going all out with reckless abandon!
August 28th, 2012 03:27 PM
That one hits close to home Joe. My mom was June Cleaver, and anytime any of us left the house Mom said with her trailing off and worried voice...."Be carefullllllll"
Originally Posted by JOES66FURY
My sister always called exception to that - "Mom, what about HAVE FUN?"
August 28th, 2012 04:24 PM
Why say "Have fun"? Going somewhere to have fun, why be told to have fun?
August 29th, 2012 07:55 AM
Around here they put up signs and leave them up all year that admonish you that the "bridge may be icy" and it is humorous in July. Still up here, it could be icy in July, just not often. Its really funny in Nebraska where they leave them up all year and it definitely wont be icy from May to October.
August 29th, 2012 09:22 AM
How about the "Slow Children Play Here" signs? I'm surprised that they group the slow children near those signs - maybe like the "Deer Crossing" signs?
And on a serious note - Bob, are those "Deaf Child" (or "Blind Child") signs really helpful? Not saying they aren't, I just wondered if the trauma is worth any safety advantage.
Last edited by DanStokes; August 29th, 2012 at 09:25 AM.
August 29th, 2012 09:37 AM
Lord God King BangShifter
Because people like my father forget that certain things like vacation are supposed to be fun, not work.
Originally Posted by Deaf Bob
BS'er formally known as Rebeldryver
August 29th, 2012 09:40 AM
Originally Posted by DanStokes
LAMO!! trauma? are you suggesting that my kids are traumatized because of a sign that warns people to slow down because they cant hear a car coming? No, safety is paramount over any trauma my kids might incur because of a sign. Since the signs have been put up the speeds on my street have slowed signifigantly. From what I can see, you have to be tough and have thick skin to be a deaf child. Children and adults are ignorant and cruel. My kids have a very high self esteem and are well liked because we do not shelter them or hide them away. Unlike many parents we are not ashamed of the fact our children have a hearing loss, a sign is the least of their worries.
Last edited by JOES66FURY; August 29th, 2012 at 09:41 AM.