Oh, Markham. I can’t even count the ways I love this sign. Start with the peculiar wording (“It is prohibited to allow”), work in an odd euphemism (“befoul”), continue with a parenthetical plea for cooperation, and wrap it up by citing a long-obsoleted by-law. And if that wasn’t enough, you top it all off with “Markham” written in that 3D typeface straight out of the ’80s. That’s a whole lot of awesome packed into a simple “stoop and scoop” sign.
2 Replies to “No public befoulment”
Well at least they put in hyphens. I mourn the passing of hyphens. Miss the diaeresis though. Long gone except in The New Yorker.
what can i say… a classic!