poor/misleading signage

Subject: poor/misleading signage
From: "Susan Hogarth" <hogarth -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2007 16:39:09 -0400

Someone who is addicted to the third person and hates punctuation
carefully printed this sign at my workplace:

"Weapons concealed or otherwise are prohibited on these premises"

I *assume* the sign means:

"Weapons, concealed or otherwise, are prohibited on these premises."

But it COULD mean:

"Weapons concealed, or otherwise are prohibited on these premises"

So if I bring my weapon and keep it concealed, I should be OK, right?
(yeah, as *if*!)

I suspect I'm too new here to actually ASK this question without
getting a visit form the FBI - especially considering the ...err,
enthusiasm... of some of my car's bumper strips.

The sign has been progressively distracting me; I just had to share
with people I thought would understand :)

Susan Hogarth

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