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April 29, 2005 12:01 AM

Broken: Heathrow Airport sign

100_0476_1Jerod sends us a classic from Heathrow Airport in London.


Have you never smoked a baby before?

Posted by: Steven at April 29, 2005 01:44 AM

I thought it was a place to take smoking babies.

Seriously (ha) tho', it's not really broken. The sign is just saying that the Smoking Area and the Babycare are in the same direction.

Posted by: PhastPhrog at April 29, 2005 06:07 AM

should you really smoke around babies, though?

Posted by: Bob at April 29, 2005 06:35 AM

People were smoking around babies long before politicians thought it would be cool to ban smoking. Who cares? Smoke a cig and take care of your kid and get on with life.

Posted by: Tim at April 29, 2005 08:10 AM

That partucular sign has both baby care and smoking in the same direction. However, perhaps up ahead at a hallway intersection there are two signs - One pointing to the left for the smoking area and another pointing to the right for the baby care area...

Posted by: Chaos at April 29, 2005 08:33 AM

I think we all know what the sign really means (they're down the hall that way, but different rooms), but I still think it's broken. Why do they have the symbols for smoking and baby care in the same black blob? Wouldn't it *vastly* improve the sign to have them be very visually seperate icons? Sure we know what it means. It still can be improved.

Posted by: anitsirK at April 29, 2005 09:47 AM

What's really broken is the word "Babycare", which really isn't a word at all. It should be two words.

Posted by: Chaos at April 29, 2005 09:59 AM

It's not exactly broken, but it sure is funny!

Posted by: Swayic at April 29, 2005 10:16 AM

Except for the fact that smoking and babycare are combined in the icon, which does sort of imply that they are one and the same. Kind of dumb way to set up icons.

Posted by: DaveC426913 at April 29, 2005 11:21 AM

It means that there is a smoking area for your baby, if it care's to do so.

Posted by: Robert A. Dugger at April 29, 2005 11:27 AM

Phast Phrog and Chaos are right. This sign may be funny, but certainly is not broken.

Posted by: sam at April 29, 2005 04:05 PM


Posted by: no one at April 29, 2005 04:49 PM

Umm... you probably just think they're weird because they find humor in a broken/nonbroken situation.

I suppose you're like that cheese guy in yesterday's post.

Posted by: Fuzzy at April 29, 2005 06:44 PM

I second Phast Phrog, Chaos ans Sam: Funny but not broken.

Posted by: Jay at April 30, 2005 03:20 PM

I second Phast Phrog, Chaos, Sam and Jimothy, who I predict will post later.

Posted by: nickd at April 30, 2005 08:46 PM

And Jay.

Posted by: nickd at April 30, 2005 08:47 PM

not broken

Posted by: Jimothy at April 30, 2005 08:49 PM

To no-one,

Because only werid people like me keep refreashing the page constantly for a new news post, just to get the first comment in!

- Werido

Posted by: at May 1, 2005 02:14 AM

Now that is just plain wrong

Posted by: The Reaper at May 8, 2005 01:18 PM

Sorry to disappoint the people who have never been to Heathrow: the sign isn't broken. There is a smoker's baby room and a non-smoking baby room. You have to walk 15 minutes and pass three understaffed security checkpoints to reach them and then stand in line for half an hour. Unfortunately, all the collapseable changing table are broken, the floor is carpeted and smells like baby vomit. On the plus side, it's right next to the Aeroport Wetherspoons, so your at the right place should you fancy a pint.

Posted by: a2800276 at May 9, 2005 06:46 AM

No big or ethical discussion on that. Just funny!!!

Posted by: phileas at May 10, 2005 05:03 AM

tee-hee. so the baby-changing room is adjacent to the smoking room *and* a bar?

i totally agree with phileas.

Posted by: Bob at May 11, 2005 08:20 AM

Why is there smoker's baby room? Not to offend any smoker's, but should someone really be smoking around a baby?

Posted by: Chaos at May 11, 2005 09:12 AM


beats me.

Posted by: Bob at May 11, 2005 11:05 PM

I agree with Bob @ who agrees with Phileas and also no one @ YOU'R@RE.TARD .....

Posted by: N/A at May 16, 2005 07:42 AM

What's broken is that they are still allowing smoking inside a public building, period. Come on, get with times.

Posted by: RaleighRob at March 9, 2006 11:41 AM

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