FREAK Shots: Stating the Obvious
Police in England have been criticized for posting signs with obvious messages such as “Caution: water on road during rain,” and “All fuel must be paid for,” according to a BBC report.
The Plain English Campaign, a language watchdog group, claims the signs don’t deter criminals and are an insult to everyone else’s intelligence.
A spokeswoman from the campaign blames branding and “the obsession companies have with covering themselves” for the obvious messages.
But obvious signs have been around for quite some time, as proven by this photo sent to us by reader Brenda Rathier. It’s from a Canadian WWII museum and was originally posted near a battlefield trench:
Here’s another obvious one from blog reader David Gusaas:
What other painfully obvious signs have you come across?