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HeadSpinning
MNSi Internet

join:2005-05-29
Windsor, ON
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Our Education System

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Such inspiration

Phorkster
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Windsor, ON
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Did I miss something?


LazMan
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join:2003-03-26
canada
reply to HeadSpinning
Meh, it's LaSalle... What were you hoping for?


Rob
In Deo speramus.
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reply to HeadSpinning
What's the problem?

Although, if they wanted the kids to actually read it, they should have written it as "When willing gr8 things r possible 2 u. kthxbye"
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urbanriot
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reply to Phorkster
said by Phorkster:

Did I miss something?

Yea I'm wondering the same. I'm trying very hard to extrapolate meaning from the topic starter.

Maybe he doesn't like what they wrote on the sign? I'm having a hard time with that one as well.

HeadSpinning
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"When willing great things are possible to you"

It sounds like a bad fortune cookie.
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capdjq
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Vancouver
reply to HeadSpinning
Still better than ""When willing gr8 things r possible 2 u".


J E F F
Whatta Ya Think About Dat?
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reply to HeadSpinning
said by HeadSpinning:

"When willing great things are possible to you"

It sounds like a bad fortune cookie.

When willing, great things are made possible to you"

Issue is, if you ever had to make a sign, you'r limited with space and letters. It either wouldn't fit in properly or they didn't have enough "e"'s.
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If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough. - Albert Einstein


urbanriot
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Yea... good point. They should have gone with "Happy Thanksgiving"


Wolfie00
My dog is an elitist
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reply to J E F F
"Possible to you" is hopelessly bad grammar, regardless. The form "to you" requires a transitive verb, like "given to you". If anything it should be "possible for you" but the phrase is redundant anyway -- it should be just "When willing, great things are possible." If there's going to be a "you" it should be stuck up there with the "willing" because that phrase is ambiguous and lacks clarity ... as in "when you are willing, great things are possible."

Unless, as someone already said, the purpose of the sign is to provide daily exhortations from Chinese fortune cookies.


Gone
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reply to HeadSpinning
said by HeadSpinning:

"When willing great things are possible to you"

It sounds like a bad fortune cookie.

You can only fit so much and only have so many letters when using one of those illuminated signs. Knowing this, I don't think there's really much of a reason to bitch about anything.


urbanriot
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Maybe the OP hates school or hates "the system" or "the man"?


Wolfie00
My dog is an elitist
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reply to Gone
Sure there is. "Possible to you" is indisputably wrong! I would also argue that the sign is borderline incomprehensible. Not somebody's best work, that's for sure!


zacron
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reply to HeadSpinning
The worst was...

SMILE!
GOD LOVES YOU


Gone
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reply to Wolfie00
said by Wolfie00:

Sure there is. "Possible to you" is indisputably wrong! I would also argue that the sign is borderline incomprehensible. Not somebody's best work, that's for sure!



Seriously, get over it Wolfie. Considering just how much gibberish I've seen in these kind of signs, including upside-down 5s being used as the letter S, 1s as the letter I and backward 3s as E, this one is outright well done considering the space and most-likely availability of letters.

Having said that, when we upgrade our signage at the store in the next 6-12 months I'm going to push for something that's LED no matter what the cost, else someone like you get all cranky about it


Thane_Bitter
Inquire within
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reply to HeadSpinning
"Willing" for turkey today, I think that is possible for me.

"With willpower great things are possible" might have made more sense, so would "Wanted: English teacher, apply within".


Gone
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Ten bucks says it is some student group who puts up the sign, not a teacher.


Thane_Bitter
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If that was the case I would expect one of the administrators would have looked at it first and approved it... ah, never mind.


J E F F
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reply to Gone
said by Gone:

Ten bucks says it is some student group who puts up the sign, not a teacher.

It wouldn't matter. When it comes to teachers, I'm is disappointment in they're grammer and spelling because it usually not no correctedly doned properly anyways.
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J E F F
Whatta Ya Think About Dat?
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reply to Wolfie00
Possible for you would have been correct. LaSalle is in the bottom 50% for Ontario, so they likely do not have a lot of quality teachers.
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If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough. - Albert Einstein


Gone
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reply to Thane_Bitter
said by Thane_Bitter:

If that was the case I would expect one of the administrators would have looked at it first and approved it... ah, never mind.

You'd think so, but they probably looked at the sign, said "meh, at least it's not rude" and then pissed off for Thanksgiving Weekend.


digitalfutur
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reply to HeadSpinning
Time to join the 21st century.

»www.electronicsigns.ca/19mm-mono.htm


Gone
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Haha, yup. They're not cheap, mind you.


Paolo
Mr. Wireless

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canada
reply to J E F F
meh theres not enuff room in the box to add the word "made" so let it go