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sitting on my dad's lap while he was driving as a child, I always thought that the turn signals told you where to go if you ever got lost.
when the sign on the highway said do not pass and dad did i thought he would be in great danger
Not quite my own belief.... when my son was small we frequently had to cross a draw bridge, naturally the aproach to the bridge was always preceded by a sign that simply said, "Draw Bridge". We still laugh at how furiously he would fraw a bridge so that we wouldn't fall into the water while crossing the bridge.
When I was just learning how to read larger words, we always passed a road sign that read "Pavement Narrows" I kept looking for Indians because I thought it said "Primitive Arrows"
We lived in a very rural part of Pennsylvania where there were no red lights, only stop signs. Someone told my older sister that the stop signs with white around the edge meant that stopping was optional at them. Well, all stop signs have white around them but she believed them until after she was old enough to drive.
I used to see anti-littering signs that read "Littering is Unlawful". Maybe because I didn't know the word unlawful, I always read it as "Littering is Unawful", which confused me for years!
One day when I was young, my mom and I were out on the town. I was sitting in the seat next to her and was drawing a picture. When I was done, I asked my mom to look at it. She said she couldn't cause she was watching the road. Well I looked out at the road and saw all these little lines on the roads..I believed that you could tell what road you were on by the lines in the road...didn't know about road signs! I remember thinking I would never be able to drive, cause I wouldn't get all the lines memorized!
I used to believe the sign "no shoulders" meant you couldn't make particular shoulder movements while driving. I could NEVER understand what "soft shoulders" meant. (Now I do)
i used to believe that signs on the street that read "pedestrian crossing" meant that only people of a certain religion could cross the street at that particular place.
When I asked my mom what the
"School X-ing" sign meant, she said that at one point during school, all the kids in that school would line up in a row and draw x's up and down the street and that was the school x-ing.
I thought that the sign "!" meant: "look at the wonderful landscape"
My brother told me that tarmac was white and that the road layers had to paint it all black before it was ready. This explained why roadworks took so long. I used to try and catch them doing the detail in the middle.
I used to think that "No standing signs" meant that you weren't allowed to actually stand in the area!
years ago when my dad and i use to go to my fiends cottage it would take all night almost so my dad always asked me to talk to him n keep him awake so i did but one day i guess i was annoying him he stopped by this school zone sign saying" watch for children" and he told me the sign ment that if parents kids got annoying all they had to do was drop them off at any of those signs and trade them in for watches i shut up instantly and hit the power lock button till we got there and he giggles the hole way there
next summer i figured it out and then tried it on my cousins n friends
hehehe its being used everywhere i know to little kids that were as gullable as i was
when I was younger I thought that the "do not pass" traffic signs meant that we
shouldn't be driving by that spot. I was so confused as to why they would
put a sign like that on a road, and why they didn't just close down the road.
I never asked my mother, though, because I was afraid to point out that everyday
she blatently broke the law.
the blue 'gas-food-lodging' highway signs used to have a picture of a man taking suitcases out of a car to represent lodging. but i used to believe the sign read 'loading,' and that you could get gas, eat, and have pre-packed suitcases loaded into your car.
since my family never took advantage of this service, i wondered how the man knew what people needed for their trip. i'm no longer confused, as the 'loader' has been replaced by a picture of a 'lodger' in bed...
When I was about 13 or so...yes pathetic I know...my dad told me that the "No Outlet" signs meant that those poor people didn't have electricity and of couse I believed him for a couple months actually.
My wife for years after we were married believed that the "Frontage Road" on a road sign was the longest road. She always wondered how they were able to keep it as one road. (:-)
when we were young, our family would vacation in Wisconsin at a resort on a lake. While traveling on one of the gravel road leading to the lake there was a sign that said Honky Dory, and we looked and saw a road grader. Until we were older and know the difference, we always thought a road grader was call a Honky Dory!
You know the road sign when you are coming up to a junction or croos roads with the main road bigger? I used to think that they were signs for te firefighters showing where they could fill the fire engine up because i thought they looked like those red things you see in films!