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June 1, 2006 12:03 AM

Broken: Construction site sign

NosignKen Feldman submits a picture taken in Brooklyn, New York:

I saw this sign outside a construction site.

So, only unauthorized people are allowed? This is definitely a unique warning sign for a construction site.


think your girlfriend might leave you? head on over! as unauthorized people you will be allowed in, and theres no dumping, so your relationship is secure, 24 hours a day.

Posted by: gmangw at June 1, 2006 12:08 AM

Just why do they need security cameras watching me dump? What kind of construction site is this anyway?

Posted by: abcdario at June 1, 2006 12:31 AM

_@_v - they prolly mean no dumping mob corpses. it is brooklyn...

Posted by: shesnailie_@_v at June 1, 2006 12:52 AM

No, no. What the sign really means is "No authors allowed in this premises". If you've been published, you had better stay away!

Posted by: eBob at June 1, 2006 01:05 AM

Someone should go to the sign making shop and shout "Immigration" so all the employees "run for the hills."

All This Premises Are Belong To Us!

Posted by: Timm at June 1, 2006 01:12 AM

how would the work ever get completed?

Posted by: shane at June 1, 2006 01:29 AM

The construction workers use the power of their BRAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIN.

But they probably don't have much brain power if this sign was put up.

Posted by: Jello B. at June 1, 2006 01:56 AM

There's definitely something untoward going on in there that they don't want the 'authorised' to see.

What could it be?

Maybe it's a competition to see who can go the longest without dumping (hence the sign)... an ex of mine once did that with his mates... 9 days it lasted before someone broke... ewwww

Posted by: Leprechaun at June 1, 2006 04:33 AM

Shouldn't it be *These* Premises?

Posted by: WillF at June 1, 2006 07:53 AM

That's awesome!! =D

Posted by: ambrocked at June 1, 2006 08:20 AM

how would the work ever get completed?

Posted by: shane at Jun 1, 2006 1:29:09 AM

It's a construction one actually "WORKS" at a construction site, they just all stand around until the building starts putting it's self together out of sheer boredom.

Posted by: Pumpkin Noggin at June 1, 2006 08:52 AM

Good point Pumpkin Noggin.

Of course. Builders don't actually work, they're just skilled loafers and tea-makers.

Posted by: Leprechaun at June 1, 2006 10:02 AM

No One Has Said,,,, BROKEN

Posted by: Al at June 1, 2006 11:15 AM


Nice... it's been a while since something has been so blatantly broken.

Posted by: James at June 1, 2006 12:18 PM

I think, the sign is supposed to really say

No Trespassing

Authorized people


and the seconed one is supposed to say

No Dumping

24/7 Video


Broken either way

PS. I know my spelling sucks

Posted by: Unknown at June 1, 2006 03:09 PM

This is a really funny sign. Why the surveilance camera, every construction site I've ever seen, there were plenty of guys just standing around watching what's going on. Mayhaps they be looking for authorized persons, so they can be expelled. But hey, don't blame the sign maker, blame the clod that hung it up. In Brooklynese it should say: "Hey youze guys betta get da fork oudda dare!"

Posted by: Arthur Dent at June 1, 2006 03:36 PM

So I can't dump my 24-hour surveillance camera there?

Posted by: KarmaBaby at June 1, 2006 04:39 PM

that's cool that construction workers can actually build stuff with signs like these

Posted by: ojazer92 at June 1, 2006 05:45 PM

After getting a good chuckle, the husband says," Look at this, Honey."

She read them, smlies and says, "At least they didn't put the 'No Dumping' sign over the port-a-john.

Gotta love the wife.

Posted by: The Husband at June 2, 2006 06:49 AM

What's up with all the anti-construction worker talk on here? Have any of you been on a construction site? There are plenty of us who work our fingers to the bone every day so you can work in a dry, climate controlled building, with running water. Yes, there are some guys who just stand around the site and do nothing (typically supervisors) but there are also a lot of workers who go to the site every day, sometimes in the cold, heat, wet, miserable conditions, and work hard. I dare you to spend a week on a construction site, come home filthy and tired - most of you probably couldn't make it after the second day. Ok, the sign is broken, and it was probably a laborer who put it up. But I seriously doubt the guy who put it up bought the sign (his site supervisor probably did and probably didn't pay a lot of money for it, that's why it is full of errors).

Posted by: Another dumb construction worker at June 2, 2006 07:49 AM

Well said 'Another Dumb' .... I also loved the "Immigration" comment. Just more examples of the elitist attitude that *really* exists 'round these parts. The commentary on the postings is often more BROKEN than the submissions.

Posted by: jackson at June 2, 2006 10:24 AM

Not Broken!!

It obviously says "NO" to get your attention, then

"Authorized people allowed in this premises". The use of "this" instead of "these" is an effort to be sensitive to Brooklyn's modes of communication, in which "this", "these", and "those" are often interchangable.

Clearly a well thought out and responsive bit of signage.

Posted by: Spool at June 2, 2006 05:35 PM

Spoool, are you serious? I highly doubt any branch of the city would put forth the effort to change sign jargon to "be sensitive to their modes of communication". Considering how many different interpretations of the signs there have been on this thread proves the signs are broken. Signs are supposed to be blatantly apparent as to what they are trying to tell you. Broken!

Posted by: achilles at June 2, 2006 10:34 PM

Nice one, Spool.


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