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Friday, 25 April 2014

I'm almost embarrassed by how much this made me giggle: Bus stopping 'ping'

A couple of years ago while on a bus I noticed that the bus's 'Stopping' indicator sign, which lights up and pings whenever someone presses the 'let me off' button, had managed to lose its first four letters. This meant that the indicator just said '.......ping' while actually making a pinging sound. I have to admit that I was overcome with childish giggling every time it was pressed and had to escort myself off the bus, before I finally managed a journey without laughing for just long enough to record a brief video. Here it is, just under three seconds long.



I wonder if this is a case of determinative nominism ;)

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