Monday, August 17, 2009

Friday Shootout:INTERESTING OR AMUSING SIGNS













A picture tells more than a thousand words : Chinese saying.

I often bring a picture to class even to my ESOL class for adult students.

Signs tell stories, and there is no need for commentaries, except for the Head hunter's sign. In a previous post, I wrote that it wasn't politically correct to use the H.H. words. When I was little, I wasn't allowed to use them. H.H. had been associated with Borneo for ages. I know, I have lived in Canada, America and now in New Zealand. When I tell my friends I grew up in Borneo, the H.H. words inevitably do pop up. Here I was in the Royal Mulu Resort. They use the H.H. words themselves. Some of the natives tell me they are proud of their heritage. They don't do it anymore, they can't change what was in the past, it was pointless it never happened. They even display the heads in the Sarawak museum in Kuching.

13 comments:

Doreen said...

I love the second one......you have 1/2 hour to vacate the parking lot! the walkway with the car blocking it is a classic!! Great Shoot Out Ann! Mine will not be up until Friday.

Pauline said...

Love your rules of the establishment, Anne. Could have done with that sign when my kids were young. I was tempted to post a heap of hard to pronounce road signs! I live south west of Whangarei and we have some really long Maori road names around here.

Town Blogger Team said...

I'm glad you explained the HH sign. I thought maybe it was a resraurant.
Ann would you leave a comment on my blog telling me what town you live in, please?

REDLAN said...

The first sign really got me interest to know. Actually I love the photos from 1 to 4, amazing. The 4th photo makes me smile. Thanks for sharing the signs in your area

J9 said...

Thanks for the history on Borneo lesson, I actually don't associate the two, and have always wanted to visit!

Melissa said...

very cool

Chef E said...

Great post! I like the rules pic and want one for our house!

T said...

How fascinating about the H.H. sign! Here is the US - those words have a totally different meaning (it's used as a job description - someone who hunts out people for employment!).

Great shots.

Denise said...

I'm with Pauline the "rules of the establishment" would have been helpful in my house - of course enforcing it would be something else!

Carrie said...

Head hunters make me think of Gilligan's Island. :)
The "Heat beneath your feet" sign was interesting. Bet it's a neat place to visit.

Zaroga said...

You found some great signs, Ann.

Patty said...

You surely got around with your camera for this assignment. My favorite was the casino and the two card characters. A half hour to vacate park? What happens if you have your Ipod buds in your ear and don't hear the siren?

You always capture everything nicely.

Have a great week, my friend.

Carrie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, Ann. My Westport is in the Washington state in the U.S. We are right on the Pacific Ocean. There are many Westports in the world and when I was a kid I remember some people from our town traveling to a Westports of the world convention in another Westport! It may have been hosted by your Westport!