Hmm... There doesn't seem anything weird about this sign. I do find it a little interesting, but not surprising, that this use of the word "cure" has become so archaic that it requires the quotes. I don't consider this use defunct, just a little uncommon these days.
I believe the quotes for cure to unnecessary. I know an organic farmer and he uses the term for his compost pile all the time.
Perhaps the "repository for dung" is a prophetic reference for what poor George Washington was unaware would become of our political life.
Well, they couldn't actually put the term "$h!thole" on the sign, now could they?
Upon reflection, one wonder's tho, just how far back the euphemism "sh*t" goes..... guess that's a matter for historians to probe (linguistically i mean)
I think it's terrible that they incorporated the archaeologists into the reconstructed building.
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