Wednesday, 20 June 2007

Flaps 30, gear down... - #124


This is my favourite road sign around here.

Probably anywhere.

Long, steep, winding hill, ending up in a village.

I think they really want to say "Use low gear", but I always keep a lookout for low flying aircraft...

Just in case.

5 comments:

photowannabe said...

Thanks for the translation it made me smile too.

Z said...

I have to preface this by saying that I'm a nerd. :-) Your comment made me look "gear" up in the OED, and there they list "gear down (or up)" as phrasal verbs to mean "to change to a lower (higher) gear". So, in fact, the translation seems to be spot on this time!

annulla said...

I've never driven on a long, steep, winding hill and wouldn't know how to do it. If I ever encountered a sign like this, I'd stop the car and call a taxi.

jb said...

I usually close my eyes, wave a white stick out of the window and blow the horn. People tend to leap out of the way quite smartly...

Ackworth Born said...

1 in 10 even though it may be twisty and long isn't particularly steep -- I used to tackle 1 in 5s with ease and even once a 1 in 3

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