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Saturday, 20 June 2009
Way Out on the London Underground


Is this a quaint relic - could these words could be used on an official sign today? I think it could confuse a non-native English speaker and the standard Exit would be more understandable to more people. Given that way out is also slang for something else one wonders if this was 1960’s sign-writer humour. Or perhaps there were less non-English speaking visitors to London then, or the authorities didn’t worry about them.

Posted by bigblue on 20/06/2009 at 12:37 PM
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In the old days cinemas often used to have in interval.  Which I quite enjoyed. Was it just too uncanny that, going to see a Rolling Stones feature, there was someone standing under the Way Out sign handing out Pass Out tickets?

Posted by flank  on  22/06/2009  at  11:01 PM

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