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Sign at Cork Airport.. what were they smoking?

  • 01-01-2006 7:38pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,413 ✭✭✭embraer170


    Saw this sign just as you leave Cork airport:

    Drive on the left
    Conduire a droite *
    Links Fahren

    :rolleyes:
    *yes the French is telling you to drive on the right.

    Wish I got a picture.

    (Edited for clarity)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,655 ✭✭✭PowerHouseDan


    Eh?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,057 ✭✭✭amazingemmet


    Have it at all Irish an english airports methinks, its for the foreign people who'd drive on the right.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 88,978 ✭✭✭✭mike65


    What?????????

    The authorites at an Airport are telling tourists driving hire cars to drive on the left?????????????

    Shock horror will the madness ever end?


    Mike.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,413 ✭✭✭embraer170


    Maybe I should have made it a bit clearer.

    The French sign is telling people to drive on the RIGHT.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,396 ✭✭✭✭Karoma


    I think the OP's problem is with "Conduire a droite "


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 88,978 ✭✭✭✭mike65


    Droite = right.

    That is madness. Clearly the ppl of Cork are not cunning linguists.

    Mike.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 24,013 Mod ✭✭✭✭robinph


    For some reason I've occasionally seen them on roads in the middle of the country as well, nowhere near any ports or airports. You'd have thought that Monsieur French bloke would have noticed that everyone else was driving on the other side of the road from him after he'd driven a 100k or so and not be needing the signs to remind him?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,808 ✭✭✭Dooom


    But are they master debators?


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,552 ✭✭✭✭ctrl-alt-delete


    maybe roy keane had something to do with it......hoping paddy vieria was going to visit :D




  • That signs been there for years.
    Theres one on the Arklow by pass and coming up from Rosslare Europort too presumably for the continental drivers.


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  • ah droite

    me was wondering as me knew embraer knew these things


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 88,978 ✭✭✭✭mike65


    Actually they don't have nearly enough such signs. Its the easiest thing in the world to get up of a morning in a foreign land get in your car and pull out onto the road on the wrong side when leaving your hotel/b&b.

    All exits from hotels, ports etc should have signs and arrow markings on the tarmac pointing in the correct direction for the left/right side of road. There is'nt always traffic around to remind you.

    Mike.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,726 ✭✭✭✭DMC


    Spike wrote:
    But are they master debators?

    Brendan O'Connor is from Cork, so.... yes!


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,213 ✭✭✭✭therecklessone


    And I wonder...

    Has anyone bothered to tell them?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,038 ✭✭✭Litcagral


    Earthman wrote:
    Theres one on the Arklow by pass and coming up from Rosslare Europort too presumably for the continental drivers.


    Yes but they do not have such a glaring mistake!


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,396 ✭✭✭✭Karoma




  • Site Banned Posts: 5,904 ✭✭✭parsi


    robinph wrote:
    For some reason I've occasionally seen them on roads in the middle of the country as well, nowhere near any ports or airports. You'd have thought that Monsieur French bloke would have noticed that everyone else was driving on the other side of the road from him after he'd driven a 100k or so and not be needing the signs to remind him?

    Unlikely. 26 Years ago we met Monsieur French Bloke head on in the depths of the country. He and his buddies were ok but we weren't.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,578 ✭✭✭Scraggs


    embraer170 wrote:
    Saw this sign just as you leave Cork airport:

    Drive on the left
    Conduire a droite *
    Links Fahren

    :rolleyes:
    *yes the French is telling you to drive on the right.

    Wish I got a picture.

    (Edited for clarity)


    god that is so dangerous!!!
    the person who wrote that sign is gonna feel like some puppet when they realise their mistake!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,038 ✭✭✭Litcagral


    Scraggs wrote:
    the person who wrote that sign is gonna feel like some puppet when they realise their mistake!


    Aer Rianta !!!! no one will have been responsible - no one will bear the blame - no one will be at fault - six month inquiry - findings will be inconclusive etc. etc. !!!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,213 ✭✭✭✭therecklessone


    Litcagral wrote:
    Aer Rianta !!!! no one will have been responsible - no one will bear the blame - no one will be at fault - six month inquiry - findings will be inconclusive etc. etc. !!!!

    Pointless asking them, its the Cork Airport Authority now...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,413 ✭✭✭embraer170


    Actually it looked to me like a Cork county council sign.

    Just as you exit the airport before going on the Kinsale road.


  • Posts: 8,647 Maisie Full Sunblock


    mike65 wrote:
    Droite = right.

    That is madness. Clearly the ppl of Cork are not "cunning linguists".

    Mike.

    Yeah cork people aren,t good with the tongues!:D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,038 ✭✭✭Litcagral


    Pointless asking them, its the Cork Airport Authority now...

    Point taken although they still have "AR Cork" (Aer Rianta??) in their web address.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,474 ✭✭✭YeatsCounty


    embraer170 wrote:
    Saw this sign just as you leave Cork airport:

    Conduire a droite
    That's pretty stupid, but it could be worse. They could have put the incorrect translation in Irish. :-/


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 29,476 ✭✭✭✭Our man in Havana


    Can we get some photographic evidence please?


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,213 ✭✭✭✭therecklessone


    Litcagral wrote:
    Point taken although they still have "AR Cork" (Aer Rianta??) in their web address.

    New name, same old laziness...


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 27,857 ✭✭✭✭Dave!


    Has anybody reported it to the local council, or the airport, or whoever's in charge?

    Might be a good idea!


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,290 ✭✭✭damien


    Bond-007 wrote:
    Can we get some photographic evidence please?

    Feck, and I was just there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,213 ✭✭✭✭therecklessone


    DaveMcG wrote:
    Has anybody reported it to the local council, or the airport, or whoever's in charge?

    Might be a good idea!

    Nah, its much more fun taking the p*ss on a message board.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 27,857 ✭✭✭✭Dave!


    true dat


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