Saturday, March 22, 2008

papers "will be" stopped


Ian saw this in the the canteen of a place he worked in Wiltshire, England. I like the mystery of this one: how can you stop papers? Why is it a big deal if they are removed? Maybe you can't and it isn't, hence the quotation marks. I mean, in the grand scheme of things, paper security is minor.

6 comments:

Jeff said...

If you only kind of remove them, we'll only kind of take them away. Deal?

Richard said...

Without the unnecessary quotation marks, it makes sense to me as spoken British English. ‘Papers’ refers to newspapers—what the sign is saying is, ‘Please don’t take the newspapers out of the cafeteria: if you do, we’ll stop our newspaper subscription.’

bethany said...

NEWSpapers. that makes a little more sense.

voteprime said...

I think it's a sarcastic way of saying that the papers are free. Forever.

Anonymous said...

Me thinks there's an element of subterfuge and James Bond about this one. After all we're in the Ministry of Defence and could be talking about all manner of 'papers'. However I'm inclined to feel it may be a reference to loo roll.

Anonymous said...

such a dry wit. we heart bethany.