speed humps

victor steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Mon May 2 03:06:03 UTC 2011

In one of Boulder environs, I saw a sign that simply read "HUMP". Since it
did not have an exclamation point, I had assumed that this was not an
imperative. Indeed, about 50 yards further, there was a speed bump (unlike
other parts of the country, around there, the speed-bumps are actually
trenches, which is, perhaps, why they did not want to call it a "bump"). In
other parts these are "bumps". I don't recall which specific municipality
decided to come up with its own version. But this is not universal, as
in Lafayette, CO, these are tagged as "DIP". I suppose, this is more

Not sure where I saw "SPEED HUMPS", but, if IIRC these were the wider
variety that you may see on Milvia in Berkeley (~8 ft wide) rather than in
your average shopping mall parking lot (2-3 ft wide).


On Sun, May 1, 2011 at 6:55 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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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