Traffic Signs, Edinburgh and Inuvik

When I think about it, I find that I have at least one more conscious photo collection: signs.

What with different English dialects around the world, and different traffic situations, I guess it’s not surprising that these signs could only be where I actually saw them.

Edinburgh, Scotland

Red and white traffic sign in Edinburgh: Changed Priorities Ahead


Inuvik, NT

Black and white traffic sign: Stop for Pedestrian (singular)


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6 Responses to Traffic Signs, Edinburgh and Inuvik

  1. Tom Watson says:

    Ach, lassie…what is the meaning of the sign “changed priorities ahead?” It reminds me of the only time we were ever in Edinburgh. Coming away from the Edinburgh Castle, I asked a parking attendant, who was removing money from street meters, how to get to St. Andrews. Even though he repeated it twice, I still didn’t understand what he said except that it had something to do with crossing the Firth of Forth, and I knew that before I asked.

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Tom – Yes, you’d think if we all spoke English it would be OK. I wonder if they find us as tricky to understand as we do them. I believe that “changed priorities ahead” means that they have lanes that switch direction depending on the time of day, the better to accommodate rush-hour traffic. Of course, it could be just a comment on life in general . . .

  2. Alison says:

    Got a chuckle out of the Inuvik sign – I’ve lived in a few towns in my life for which that sign would be quite appropriate.

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Alison – I expect there are quite a few towns that could use such a sign, but maybe most aren’t up to admitting it.

  3. Tom Watson says:

    I consulted with a friend who emigrated from Edinburgh and still has a flat there. Here’s his reply as to the sign’s meaning.
    “I haven’t seen it, but I think it indicates that the right of way has changed at a round about or such. I don’t think they announce alteration to government policy this way, although maybe more people would notice if they did!!”

    • Isabel Gibson says:

      Tom – Actually, that makes better sense. Good job! It’s like Red Green says – We’re all in this together.

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