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Cryptic street sign

By Smackbang - 19 August 2005 7

On a traffic island in Franklin St in Manuka, at its intersection with Flinders Way, there is a solitary street sign facing the Manuka Plaza side of the intersection. It’s been there for a long time and looks permanent, and has often puzzled me.

It proclaims Buses not excepted

What I want to know is: not excepted from what?

It doesn’t even appear that there is a sign missing that it could be referring to. It’s a mystery.

What’s Your opinion?


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7 Responses to
Cryptic street sign
b2 4:47 pm 19 Aug 05

well sam is the bus man, so he probably has the best guess.

bonfire 4:39 pm 19 Aug 05

i hate ‘waiting for godot’, he never turns up. what a pointless play.

i think the sign was planted by the ACT Light Rail Coalition. The first of many.

Samuel Gordon-Stewar 4:34 pm 19 Aug 05

Sounds like it has been pulled off the bottom of a “no entry” sign…but even then it is odd as the interchanges say “No Entry, Buses Excepted”…so this is a reverse and possiblt altered sign?

Maybe if somebody gets booked for some reason over that sign they might have to explain what it means.

Smackbang 3:02 pm 19 Aug 05

It’s very much like that. And like the art behind the counter at The Gods’ Cafe, which just keeps flashing “Coming Soon”…

terubo 3:01 pm 19 Aug 05

Either means buses not ‘expected’ (i.e. no point in waiting for one here); or buses not ‘accepted’ (i.e. don’t drive your bus onto this traffic island).
More likely though, that some pisscat dug it up from elsewhere and parked the sign there just for a larf.

Thumper 2:50 pm 19 Aug 05

I guess there is no point in waiting for a bus there….

Maybe its kind of like ‘Waiting for Godo’?

Absent Diane 2:42 pm 19 Aug 05

Political statement from OLO (omnibus liberation organisation).. all seriousness aside…it is pretty random

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