Friday, December 11, 2009

look!


The subtleties of meaning in this sign are really too much for me to fathom. For example, can you flush anything womens down the commodes? And it kind of looks like toilet and tissues are also separate items. Thanks, Keri.

8 comments:

Saturn Observer said...

Yikes. Even if using quotation marks for emphasis were standard, I can't imagine the purpose of emphasizing only the D in do, let alone how I would pronounce it. Perhaps they're afraid that's the part of do that I won't understand?

dmontag said...

What's a "toliet"?

deckardcanine said...

That's even more of a mess than the rest of the restroom.

toep said...

Not withstanding all the points raised already-- What is the green "look" with it's arrow referencing?

and

does "down" mean you can flush these men things UP thE commodes?


Whomever created this sign didn't know the first thing about good signage but no one can argue, what with all the quote marks, capitalization, underscores and use of orange, they certainly were passionate about their message!

DivaNez said...

I think the "men's" things they are referring to are condoms...which would imply that they don't care if women flush "women's" things...

toep said...

DivaNez, who would flush "women's" things down the 'commode' in a men's room? (or for that matter, vice versa)

meg said...

This. Is. Amazing.

Kyle J Mitchell said...

I think - THINK - that it's supposed to say, "Do not flush anything down the men's commodes but toilet tissue." But the required inability to understand the flow of English sentence structure is almost more disturbing. Go, Ricky!