Signs of Britain

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You can learn a lot about a country by the signs people put up. Here are a few signs and other public messages that struck me for one reason or another.

Towpath code of conduct

chicken-killing dogs

the Londoner

wildlife area

badger brigade

sign in a British bookstore

London pub sign

worrying wildlife

Peace busker

violent art

Horror

art birches

Poem by Ewa Partum

museum exit sign


See also the signs in this post.

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  1. What a great collection! And a fascinating perspective on our sign-happy nation.

    Very sorry to miss the gathering. I’m back on August 11th. When do you go back?

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    1. Hi Dick. Sounds as if we might just be able to meet. I’m heading back to the states on the 15th.

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  2. Fabulous post Dave. thank-you!

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  3. These are terrific! (I love the one about the leopard). “Codes of conduct”…not something we tend to see in the USA.

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    1. No, it isn’t, is it? Many British signs seem to appeal to the reader’s conscience in a way that American signs do not.

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