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The signs on the inside of the boards at the Halifax Metro Centre have some unnecessary quotation marks around the word “not,” making their message seem amusingly sarcastic 

The signs on the inside of the boards at the Halifax Metro Centre have some unnecessary quotation marks around the word “not,” making their message seem amusingly sarcastic — at least to grammar snobs like us.


Remarks: Not all of the cautionary signs contain the erroneous quotes, but the ones that do; hoo boy, that’s some entertaining signage! According to Logan: “We checked it out. There are three signs that have the quotes and probably about 30 that don’t.” Hmm... Maybe this is the Metro Centre’s subtle way of encouraging their hockey fans to live life on the edge. Begin sarcasm. “No, we “don’t” want you to run out onto the ice completely naked.” End sarcasm. Or perhaps it’s the work of a single renegade sign maker. Or maybe — just maybe — it’s a typo. I suppose we’ll never know.


Who's Responsible?: Robert Logan, Metro Centre Business Development Manager. 421-1302, x242.

Status: Fixed

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