Saturday, September 3, 2011

Wrong (This week's Photo Hunt theme)


Surely there's something wrong with that sign? Put it another way: I'm far more willing to believe that something got lot in translation with regards to its English portion than that pedestrians and mountain bikes (the latter especially when just by themselves -- that is, sans riders) are really that scary, be it on a hiking trail or not! ;b

(Also, no, there's nothing wrong but yes, this week, my Photo Hunt entry is indeed quite a bit shorter than usual. And do please excuse me for checking your entries later than usual but I do promise to, at the very least, visit those who check out mine first at some point this weekend.)

Addendum: There also appears to be something wrong with Blogger with regards to this post because, try as I might, I can't get the formatting of the first paragraph looking the way I want it to look!!! :(

17 comments:

ewok1993 said...

yap definitely this one's a little lost in translation i think. neat find.

happy hunting.

Ruth said...

Definitely wrong (and they have no hands and feet!)

Gattina said...

I find it wrong that pedestrians run behind bikes !

jams o donnell said...

.. and that the bike has no frame! A fun take on the theme!

Sue St Clair said...

Definitely something wrong with that sign! Great find for the theme :)

Sue St Clair said...

And thank you for stopping by! Happy photo hunt and weekend :)

Something must be wrong with me for forgetting that in my first comment! Oh yeah no coffee yet :)

Annie said...

Ha ha. I love examples of "lost in translation" like this.

Have a great weekend!

Carver said...

That is too funny. I get annoyed by groups on bikes who ride 3 across on paths I walk on even when they see me coming. The least they could do is settle for two across and leave plenty of room for people coming from the opposite direction. Maybe it's their revenge for cars that follow bikes too close on roads but it's dangerous.

Mar said...

Great find for the theme!! love the comments here too :)

Trekcapri said...

Hi YTSL, that's a great sign and a fun take on this theme. Thanks for the LOL, Have a great weekend.

Liz said...

It's wrong in translation. Nice find for WRONG.

Have a fabulous weekend.

Liz @ MLC

Life Ramblings said...

too funny. something must be wrong with that sign.

magiceye said...

:) cool take!!

YTSL said...

Hi ewok1993 --

Thanks -- and the funny thing is, I've seen this sign at more than one hiking trail too! ;O

Hi Ruth --

Teeheehee re your observations re the (no) hands and feet! :D

Hi Gattina --

What? You want the pedestrians in front of the (rider-less) bicycles? ;O

Hi jams --

Hahaha, well spotted! You a biking enthusiast by any chance? ;D

Hi Sue --

You're welcome re the visit (and no worries re forgetting to thank me for it the first time around). :)

Hi Annie --

I have a few more examples on this blog. Feel free to do a blog search for them. :)

Hi Carver --

Actually, I am fine with most of the mountain bikers I see while out hiking in Hong Kong. There are the occasional ones that go scarily quickly and near where I'm plodding downhill but, fortunately, they're good about shouting loudly to let you know they're coming.

Hi Mar --

Thanks and I agree re the amusing comments found on this thread. :)

Hi Trekcapri --

Am glad I helped to add a LOL to your weekend. :)

Hi Liz --

Thanks and hope you have a good weekend. :)

Hi Life Ramblings --

For sure! :)

Hi magiceye --

:))

Alice Audrey said...

I don't know if it's wrong or not, but we have signs that say much the same in the same way, meaning cars better take care not to run such people down.

azahar said...

Personally I think Beware of Pedestrians signs should be posted everywhere.

YTSL said...

Hi Alice Audrey --

Well... for my part, I think a more correct wording for the sign would be "Be Aware of Pedestrians and Mountain Bikers". As it currently stands, the sign makes it seem like pedestrians and mountain bikes are dangerous elements (like wild bears or poisonous snakes)!

Hi Azahar --

Hmmm... by any chance, are you a committed car driver? ;b