speed humps

paul johnson paulzjoh at MTNHOME.COM
Mon May 2 03:31:50 UTC 2011

paul johnson
Doesn't anyone else remember deadmen?
Or sleeping policemen
although Speed Hump does remind me of my youth.

On 5/1/2011 10:06 PM, victor steinbok wrote:
> 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
> appropriate.
> 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).
> VS-)
> 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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