Monday, August 27, 2007

Deliveries at Rear

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg19526181.700-feedback.html

New Scientist [UK]
25 Aug 2007, p. 80.

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[...] FINALLY, we asked you a couple of weeks ago if it is true that there is a sign at a hospital in Southampton, UK, that says: "Maternity Department - Deliveries at Rear" (4 August). Thanks to the many of you who responded and sent photographs to prove your point. You all agreed that such a sign does exist, but you all also noted that it is located in the grounds of the University of Southampton, not the hospital, and that the actual wording of the sign is: "University of Southampton School of Nursing and Midwifery. Deliveries at rear of building." [...]

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg19426102.600-feedback.html
New Scientist [UK]
30 June 2007
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http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg19526152.700-feedback-reading-between-the-lines.html
New Scientist [UK]
4 Aug 2007
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Nigel Rees, Foot in Mouth (London: Unwin Paperbacks, 1982, p. 136.

[Drawing of a sign supposedly seen at Barnstable Health Centre: "FAMILY PLANNING. PLEASE USE REAR ENTRANCE".]