P.T.Barnum, the showman, used to relieve congestion at
his exhibition by speeding the exit of visitors. A sign
bore the legend: "This way to the Egress". The punters
would head of in the direction indicated by the arrow,
thinking they were to see some further attraction, only
to find that they had arrived outside.
I remember a sign that used to be on many station
entrances/platforms reading: "All tickets to be shewn".
Is this antiquated spelling now obsolete?
From: Rose, Edwin [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 21 July 2003 11:29
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Resurrection of antiquated terms
Has anyone else noted the number of signs on road works that now say,
Works Egress, instead of exit?
Way out, man
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