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?

4 Comments so far

  1. poo poo (unregistered) on February 7th, 2008 @ 9:28 am

    is bethesda in dc or is it in maryland?

    dc doesn’t allow for closed sidewalks.

    read here:

    http://newsroom.dc.gov/show.aspx/agency/ddot/section/2/release/12652


  2. Carl Weaver (unregistered) on February 7th, 2008 @ 9:40 am

    Bethesda is in MD, just past Chevy Chase.


  3. poo poo (unregistered) on February 7th, 2008 @ 9:51 am

    i figured it was in MD. the boundaries just get kind of fuzzy for me over there, even though i frequent chevy chase and bethesda.


  4. Darling girlfriend (unregistered) on February 7th, 2008 @ 6:35 pm

    Maybe they meant "Please cross, you hear?" and just turned it into a bit of bad shorthand.



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