[Foundation-l] For your amusement

Lars Aronsson lars at aronsson.se
Wed Dec 6 11:36:58 UTC 2006

Gerard Meijssen wrote:

> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6206084.stm

The Swedish traffic sign is popularly named "herr gårman" (Mr. 
Walker, but also a pun on "here you can walk") and "fru gårman" is 
simply Mrs. Walker, 

You can get similar examples from (East) Germany by searching for 
Ampelfrau, http://images.google.com/images?q=ampelfrau

See also the article http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ampelfrau

The category http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Crosswalk
is clearly gender biased.  I see no women on street signs there.

  Lars Aronsson (lars at aronsson.se)
  Aronsson Datateknik - http://aronsson.se

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