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Children's crossing in Egypt
|Luxor, V.2000; pict. H. De Meyer||Egyptian children - at least before
reaching high school age - belong to the
UK-group of children's roadsigns.
It's not the first time that we recognize a country's history
in its roadsigns. As explained in Iceland
UK-family signs have the tending girl in
common. Why a girl?, did I ask in Zimbabwe.
It occurs only in countries related in one way or another with Great Britain. Could it be that this sign is more than a roadsign? Could this sign symbolize the Queen (mother) caring for her subjects? It would explain the firmness of the love of the British for their Queen: the result of a constant subliminal attack.
|Monsieur Jean (occupation hair-dresser) follows the same line of thinking when he explains why feminism got nowhere.|
|Luxor, V.2000; pict. H. De Meyer|
|Educational imprinting changes people's behaviour.
Children must adjust to society's accepted rules. Even in roadsign-flatworld it's just like that.
No escape for the girl, not even for the sturdiest of the bunch. Whilst growing up the boy becomes dominant and keeps her off the road.
Nice sign though: notice the book-bags with handle. We have the same feature from Denmark.
|Cairo, 4.I.2011; pict. J. Breine||Cairo, 10.I.2011; pict. J. Breine|
|A lovely sign; full of life; much detail also.
Three peculiarities worth mentioning:
|The number of countries fallen for the Mediterranean Group (explained in Malta)
has grown again. What is it that people invariably makes choose for the ugliest design?
Once again, on the way from old to new boy and girl did swap positions. It's a universal rule.
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