Safety In Number
It only takes one plastic bag to cause a pollution problem so do as the above sign asks and just say no to plastic bag… and keep saying no to each and every bag that comes your way. Wouldn’t be easier to say no to plastic bags in toto, thus saving the need for continual individual decisions? Yes, yes it would, but then they’d have to make a wider sign. (image via Miles)
Our OCD must be acting up again ‘cuz we really, really want to draw an ampersand between “plastics” and “bags”, making it read, er, “plastics & bags”. Or, over-paint the superfluous s in “plastics” in the service of good grammar. Or (bear with me just a bit longer) just paint out the “bags” and leave it as a prohibition against plastics of all types. ‘Scuse us, we’re off to buy some green paint and a plane ticket to India. (image via EdFladung)
At last, good grammar reigns supreme! Oh wait, they didn’t put the NO in quotes… DOH!! (cropped image via Klaus Nahr)
Kudos to the unnamed authority above who, despite English not being their mother tongue, composed the grammatically correct sign above. Just to refresh and remind one and all, FEWER is used when the subject is something that can be counted (like plastic bags) while LESS is appropriate for things that cannot be counted, such as water or electricity. Finally, a sign that’s not umm, use-less! (image via David Woo)
Bin There, Don’t Do That
Too many garbage people in Edinburgh, you say? Cast of Trainspotting notwithstanding, some Scots know there’s a problem and won’t tolerate trashy people – along with paper, boxes, straws, coffee granules, lemons/limes, and plastic bags – cluttering up their dumpsters.
Some say it all began when someone threw out a perfectly good white boy. White or not, city authorities urge all residents to respect relevant bylaws and properly dispose of their trash. (image via duncan c)
Banning plastic bags is only one means to a desirable end but you already know that – if you’ve read Litteracy: Creative International No-Littering Signs!