Monday, February 21, 2011

Imperative

There's signs like this all over the place:



Another one says "Inspire."

BTW, my office is the building on the extreme right.

6 comments:

Assistant Village Idiot said...

The send-ups of this just write themselves, don't they? A great bit for a movie, to have people drive past one that says "implode," or "deceive."

suek said...

Color me confused...

Is there any explanation you can give?

Like - why are they in English? What is their significance?

suek said...

I guess what I mean is...

What don't I know _now_!

Carl said...

English is the "common" language among residents, ex-pats and laborers. All official communications except inter-ministry letters here are in English. My work, for example, is all in English unless it has to be communicated to another ministry, in which case it's translated into Arabic.

As for the meaning of the signs, I think "implode" and "deceive" are as good guesses as any.

O Bloody Hell said...

Be fun to prank it (though it would be far more dangerous there, I suspect) and put up one that said:


Bite Me

Assistant Village Idiot said...

OBH, it might work with a Burma-Shave twist: Put "Bite" in one spot, and "Me" in the next.