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Off topic: I thought "STOP" was an international word... :-) (multilingual stop signs)
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Dan Dascalescu  Identity Verified
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Aug 11, 2004

And road signs were supposed to be international as well

http://www.2600.com/offthewall/2004/0810files/26.html

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2004-08-12 13:21]


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NancyLynn
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Only in Canada Aug 11, 2004

Ben oui... That's a very familiar sight in Quebec

Nancy


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avsie  Identity Verified
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Indeed... Aug 11, 2004

... in Canada, especially in Québec, it's both...

And I'm actually wondering now if it wasn't only written "Arrêt"??

That must mean I should go back home for a holiday...!


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NancyLynn
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Not in Ontario Aug 11, 2004

The Stop sign out my window has only one word on it.

But as children in Quebec, we referred to these signs as "l'arrêt-stop".:-)

N.


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Csaba Ban  Identity Verified
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I have seen different kinds of STOP signs Aug 11, 2004

The shape and colour is consistent everywhere, but the text is "localized" in many countries.
In Turkey, they use "DUR" - which is especially for Hungarian speakers (as myself), as "durr" is a Hungarian word used to describe an exploding tyre.
In other countries I have seen the STOP sign in Arabic, in Thai and in Chinese.


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Juan Jacob  Identity Verified
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Not in Mexico. Aug 11, 2004

ALTO is much more common here, and I'm glad of it. I think in many other Spanish speaking countries too.

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Andrea Ali  Identity Verified
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PARE Aug 12, 2004

in Argentina. Glad too

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avsie  Identity Verified
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AH! Found it! Aug 12, 2004

That's what I thought... unilingual in French



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arrêt/stop Oct 5, 2004

I believe the bilingual sign is what was used in the past (in Quebec). Now it's just "arrêt".

Nancy, we used to call it "l'arrêt-stop" too!


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