speed humps

Garson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Sun May 1 23:07:28 UTC 2011

Speed hump was mentioned on the list in January 2003.


A "speed hump" appears to be wider than a "speed bump" based on images
and descriptions given in the following links.


On Sun, May 1, 2011 at 6:55 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
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> While driving in an unfamiliar part of town this week, my glance fell upon a
> roadside sign advertising
> Naturally I assumed I'd strayed into a demi-monde area. But imagine my
> chagrin when I found that the sign was merely warning motorists against what
> us regular people call "speed bumps."
> It was an official municipal-type sign, too.
> JL
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