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The End of a World as We Knew It

The politically correct cleansing of our society has been going on for some time now. What do you think of the evolution of these two street signs a block from my Hanover house. They are at the corners of Ridge and Brockway Roads, where these streets meet Route 120 not far from the Mobil service station:

Children at Play Comp.jpg

Does the 20+-year-old image on the right depicts a transgender child? Does the 30+-year-old image on the left depict a particularly muscular girl?

During a trip this week to North Carolina, I spotted another sign near a friend’s house in Chapel Hill:

NC Children Playing.jpg

Addendum: An alumnus writes in:

…but the really important thing to note is that in all those signs, old and new, the kid runs in from the right. Which makes sense. In the UK, otoh:

UK Kids.jpg

Gotta keep things in perspective on a sunny Saturday morning!

Addendum: And another:

How about the UK elderly signs for political incorrectness?

Addendum: And another:

Don’t forget the new handicap signs:

Wheelchair Signs.jpg


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