Thursday, March 12, 2009

Road Signs

Something very interesting and intriguing about road signs such at this. Something to do with the sentiments expressed so well by Robert Frost:

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

There's the added interest of the Irish placenames and the variations in spelling which sometimes causes letters to the editor. This sign is delightful for two reasons: the misspelling of NAAS and the probable misspelling of Enfield. both are understandable, two "A" together in an English word - never! The original name for the second town appears to have been Innfield and this is still seen on signs and addresses. It was changed to Enfield probably because of the English place. This misspelling is a confusion of Innfield and Enfield and seems to be a once off.

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