Emergency Sign Fail

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9 Responses to “Emergency Sign Fail”

  1. 1 Tal June 13, 2008 at 5:29 am

    Huh. I’d never guess that that would be the sound the alarm makes.

    Now when that thing goes off, it had better be a recording of some guy shouting “WHOOP WHOOP” over and over.

  2. 2 Jonathan June 13, 2008 at 10:35 am

    I like it how the quotation marks are around the words, “Alarm sounds like,” rather than “Whoop, whoop.”

  3. 3 daddy00 June 13, 2008 at 11:05 am

    I think the fail is to point out the quotation marks. I am trying to figure out the correct way they wanted to say this. Alarm sounds like: “WHOOP WHOOP”? What if someone hears the alarm and thinks it is more of a “BEEP BEEP” or a “HONK HONK”, should they just ignore the alarm?

  4. 5 Gary June 13, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    Whoop, whoop! That’s the sound of the police!
    Whoop, whoop! That’s the sound of the beast!

  5. 6 elyse June 13, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    not gonna lie… i’m feeling pretty awesome that my picture earned a coveted spot on englishfail πŸ˜€

    and yes. i walked out to the elevators and started laughing at this ridiculous sign.

  6. 7 Victoria June 16, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    :O I took a picture of this exact sign! Was it in a hotel in Cleveland?

  7. 8 elyse June 18, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    no, it was actually at the holiday inn at chicago o’hare. but it doesn’t surprise me to hear there are multiple… though it is a bit depressing to think of the exact same fail popping up at locations all over the US haha

  8. 9 Lia March 12, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    At 3 am, please follow a fire extinguisher to the left …

    Makes you wonder how 911 operators ever hear any details.
    “You need medical help for that croup?”

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