Bethesda’s Language Police on the Job

Language police on the prowl

Thank you, whoever fixed this sign on Old Georgetown Rd. The ongoing construction has shut down the sidewalk for months and still shows no sign of letting up. Those of us who are funloving enough either dodge traffic or do a deft balance beam move by walking on the curb as traffic speeds by. No, it isn’t smart, but it’s easier than crossing the street, walking a couple blocks to the next crosswalk and crossing back again.

At least now I know that the last word on the sign is an indicator of location rather than a verb, which always confused me. Either way, I say to hell with it. It’s the balance beam for me.

Where do you typically disobey pedestrian laws?

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

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