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Monday, April 20, 2009

Subway Advisory Notice

Cheering to see commuters on the New York subway suffer the same experiences as us. I've been sent a number of spoof signs & stickers on the London Underground or trains and
Feeling Listless spotted this sign from the Gothamist, who called it "a passive aggressive masterpiece"

Fake NYC subway notice from Gothamist

In addition to all the pedantic smart arses "sucking the life out" of the sign by spotting the grammatical errors, many of the commenters generally think it's accurate. "This is the first 100% accurate MTA advisory I've ever read." said Polite New Yorker. In fact another commenter says the grammar "makes the sign all the more MTA authentic"

It certainly compares well with the sign on the Gatwick Express which I blogged about a few weeks back - it struck a chord on Flickr with loads of views & comments

Spotted on the Gatwick Express

Perhaps the Tube should put signs like these up rather than making comments about stopped clocks as their next April Fool. Problem is that most people would take them seriously or at least think - "Well for once they're being honest".


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