Men at Work in Great Britain
|With exception of a bewildered visitor, everybody
drives on the left side
of the road. Consequently the English worker digs to the left.
I wonder why roadside workers always turn their back to the traffic. Check it out in other countries on this site. Have fun: search for the exception! Shouldn't they work on the safe side of the heap? Ostrich behaviour is probably the only way to survive (mentally) in this environment.
|London (1994); pict. H. De Meyer|
K. Anderson told me how some British see this sign:
... it is apparently a common joke to say that the sign really means that an elephant got stuck in a ditch, and a man is trying to pull him out. ...
|Several other people though, told me
... it looks like a man trying to put up an umbrella due to the ever present threat of rain.
|We find the same (or very similar) design
in all corners of the globe — I know, I know. There are only four corners
on the globe and even that is open to discussion —.
Countries using the UK-worker often (but not always) also use the UK-type sign to warn for a children's crossing and falling rocks.
The very best specimen of the group was found in Bahrain.
Our samples made it possible to define a Mediterranean Group as well. See Slovenia.
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|More road-signs from Great Britain: Children's crossing - Falling rocks|