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Old 20 March 2018, 07:08 PM
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United Kingdom Didcot's Narnia and Middle Earth sign-changer found

A prankster who added Narnia, Gotham City, and Neverland to road signs in Didcot said he had wanted to change perceptions of the Oxfordshire town.

The roundabout signs in Didcot - described as England's most normal town - also direct drivers to Middle Earth and Emerald City.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-43470241

I am impressed with his lettering. His artwork is so good it took me some time to find one of the fictional places. I know it could distract drivers, but it brightened up my morning.
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Old 21 March 2018, 06:36 AM
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I don't think it's dangerous. When I look at signs like that, I scan all the names until I find my destination. Seeing "Narnia" among them might make me smile or wonder, but the same goes for "Power Station A" and Power Station B" - and that's on the official signs.

I agree with Andrew and others: It's very well done, nicely thought out and funny.
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Old 21 March 2018, 10:37 AM
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Would be unnerving to think that I might accidentally wander into a creepy religious allegory. Nope nope nope.
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Old 21 March 2018, 12:05 PM
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Would be unnerving to think that I might accidentally wander into a creepy religious allegory. Nope nope nope.
Just stop and ask for directions back from the gigantic lion that sounds like Liam Neeson...
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Old 21 March 2018, 12:21 PM
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Will do. Could be a welcome respite in case I happen to fall asleep from the boredom of Gotham City.
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Old 21 March 2018, 12:25 PM
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Would be unnerving to think that I might accidentally wander into a creepy religious allegory. Nope nope nope.
That's what the signs are for, though. They don't only lead you to Narnia, they do help you to avoid Narnia as well.
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Old 21 March 2018, 07:00 PM
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That's what the signs are for, though. They don't only lead you to Narnia, they do help you to avoid Narnia as well.
One would think avoiding Narnia would be easy: just avoid driving your car through old wardrobes or dressers.

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Old 21 March 2018, 11:24 PM
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I like the way some of the official agencies are trying to find ways to condemn it while also secretly sounding quite impressed.
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Old 22 March 2018, 06:51 AM
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One would think avoiding Narnia would be easy: just avoid driving your car through old wardrobes or dressers.
As shown by the signs, there are other ways to Narnia.

I, myself, would expect a sign pointing to "The Shire" on every British signpost.

Speaking about British signs, I very much liked the quite general signs you can find there, pointing to "The North", for example. It always has a dismissive touch of "The North (but why would you want to go there)" to me.
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Old 22 March 2018, 01:37 PM
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One would think avoiding Narnia would be easy: just avoid driving your car through old wardrobes or dressers.

Or train stations or pictures or schoolyards…
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Speaking about British signs, I very much liked the quite general signs you can find there, pointing to "The North", for example. It always has a dismissive touch of "The North (but why would you want to go there)" to me.
And sometimes you get one of these.

(not my favourite example, but I prefer not to Streetview miles of the A38 on my tea break).
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