A Conversation for Traffic Lights in the UK

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Post 1

clzoomer- a bit woobly

..ing.

As a visitor to the UK I've managed to figure out the reason for the name *Zebra Crossing* (and even *Badger Crossing*!). I now know the name of and can devise the reason for the title *Pegasus Crossing*.

How on earth were the names *Pelican* and *Toucan* crossings devised? smiley - erm

Nice piece, btw- very informative. (Except for those. ^)


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Post 2

Bagpuss

Pelican - PEdestrian LIght CONtrolled (yeah, I know it's an O not an A).

Toucan I'm not quite sure about.


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Post 3

clzoomer- a bit woobly

Perhaps it's the maximum number of bevvies one can consume before safely crossing. smiley - winkeye

smiley - run


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Post 4

Bagpuss

Is that cycling or walking?

Best guess is that it's a laboured pun on the fact that TWO sorts of transport (pedestrians and cyclists) CAN use it.


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Post 5

clzoomer- a bit woobly

Oh.

Sort of like:


Tell me who can
Catch a toucan?
Lou can.

Just how few can
Ride the toucan?
Two can.

What kind of goo can
Stick you to the toucan?
Glue can.

Who can write some
More about the toucan?
You can!

(Shel Silverstein)

smiley - winkeye



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