What do these signs mean?
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1. Computer mouse 2. Deaf (on theatre list meaning signed performances) 3. Telephone 4. To the Railway Museum 5. Airport 6. The road turning left has priority (Poland) 7. 800 watt microwave oven 8. Pump out toilet facilities (English canals) 9. Conforms to BS 5665 (a toy) 10. Suitable for vegetarians 11. Dangerous bend 12. Wait (computer icon). 13. No nudism on beach (Bulgaria). 14. Can be recycled. 15. Bad dog (American hobo)
Link to Odd Signs
Arbitrariness of the sign
Which shape would you call a pling and which a plung? Answers below.
English building site
Answers re pling/plung: 71% of English people call A a plung. Discussion in V.J. Cook (1997), Inside Language
Two examples from an audiovisual language course
It's a four hours' walk.
I can't see its number.