WordPress weekly photo challenge: The sign says… KOALA XING!

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This is my second entry in the WordPress weekly photo challenge and this week’s theme is “the sign says”. I never do a double entry for photo challenges but after visiting the new Australian Outback exhibit at the San Diego Zoo today, I can’t help myself.

The whole koala exhibit has been redone and this is what you see on your way to the new location.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: The sign says KOALA XING!
WordPress weekly photo challenge: The sign says KOALA XING!

We looked very attentively but didn’t see any koalas crossing the road. Probably because their enclosures are well secure and they can’t get out. 🙂

If you ever visit a koala exhibit in the zoo, you’ll probably notice than each male koala gets its own enclosure. That’s not because they’re considered so special, but rather because male koalas don’t get along and become aggressive and fight when put together. What a surprise…

As for the females, they all share one large enclosure and seem to get along just fine. Are you surprised? I’m not. While browsing the exhibit, we spotted the cutest baby koala, sleeping right next to his mother (you can see her back on the left of the picture). Isn’t he the cutest thing? Now you understand why I had to share.

Baby koala sleeping in a tree next to mom koala
Baby koala sleeping in a tree next to mom koala

WordPress weekly photo challenge: The sign says

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Today I’m participating in the WordPress weekly photo challenge and this week’s theme is “the sign says”. Boy, am I going to have fun with this photo challenge theme! I constantly spot signs with typos, signs that don’t make sense, or signs that are just plain silly. Here’s a selection of a few I’ve run across.

The shameful typos

If spelling “desert” incorrectly at this exhibit of the San Diego Air & Space Museum is not enough, maybe also screwing up “velocity” will do it. I emailed this photo to the museum after I took it, only to be told they had “rented” the exhibit and couldn’t make any corrections. I should add this image was on a computer screen. Do you know how hard it is to update an electronic document? Apparently, for museum people, it’s impossible. I wonder what Sahara dessert tastes like. Probably a little dry.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: the sign says - shameful typo at the San Diego Air & Space Museum
WordPress weekly photo challenge: the sign says – shameful typo at the San Diego Air & Space Museum

I found the next sign in a very large format in the window of a sports supply store. Apparently, the advertising people at the 686 sports clothing company don’t know the difference between a plural S and a possessive S. That will teach them to lay off their one and only proofreader in tough economic times.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: The sign says - plural S versus possessive S
WordPress weekly photo challenge: The sign says – plural S versus possessive S

The next typo wasn’t on a sign but on my computer screen instead, as an ad in the browser window page I was looking at. I think when a  TV network can’t spell “irresistible”, yes, I can resist watching the show.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: The sign says - is this how you spell irresistible?
WordPress weekly photo challenge: The sign says – is this how you spell irresistible?

The outdated rules we’re glad are gone

I found this set of rules for teachers in the Old Town part of Poway, California, in a room where a small classroom environment had been recreated. No wonder American teachers decided to unionize when they were being treated so poorly!

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: The sign says - rules for teachers in 1872
WordPress weekly photo challenge: The sign says – rules for teachers in 1872

Love story

I found this last sign, actually a metal plate, on a local park bench. Excuse the bird poop on it but I didn’t have anything to clean it up before taking this photo. What a lovely tribute to a wife by her loving husband. I bet there’s a really beautiful love story behind it.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: The sign says - beautiful love story
WordPress weekly photo challenge: The sign says – beautiful love story