About This Blog
Sign, sign, everywhere a sign
Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind
Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?
I love normative signs, signs in public places that tell us what to do, that cajole us, that instruct us, that plead with us. That’s what this blog is about. It’s about the amazing and often amusing diversity of signs that push and prod us in various directions when we are out in the world.
Just to be clear, I’m not a linguist or a semiotician. I’m a philosopher by training, and I teach ethics at a university. So this blog is only vaguely related to my field of expertise. It’s mostly fun.
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