Ambiguous pedestrians

Photograph of an advertisement titled "Pedestrian Improvement Works"

Source: Transport for NSW (Sydney)

This sign (“Pedestrian Improvement Works”), on a Sydney bus, tells us that pedestrians can be improved. It works!

In this case, the ambiguity is harmless, since we can quickly filter out the nonsensical meaning.

 

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