Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

December 4, 2011

A DOT With a Wicked Good Sense of Humour

Seen in Boston, on Morrissey Boulevard, the day before Thanksgiving when we had a ton of wind and rain.  This was the same storm my squeeze drove home in that night.  It's nice to see that the DOT decided to give drivers a chuckle that morning. ("wicked" as pronounced in 'witch of the west', not pronounced like 'it wicked up the water').

Wicked funny, eh?

6 comments:

  1. Never heard "wicked" in the sense of "up the tides". Like the sign though.

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  2. The use of 'wicked' in New England is a substitute for "really". It started in the 70's, with the expression Wicked Good.

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  3. No, that meaning I know, it's the other one that's a mystery to me, the one that's pronounced "wick'd" - like a candle I presume.

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  4. I remember in my travels as a rep seeing those signs...high winds and fog...I shudder at the memory. Yours I've never seen.

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  5. New one on me - but I like it :0)

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