Ooops! November 27, 2012 by Isobel I’m glad it wasn’t my car that damaged this bollard. But why bandage it with yellow tape? Ooops Maybe it isn’t a bollard. That should probably read wasn’t a bollard. Maybe it as a lamp post, though it looks a it bit thin. Any suggestions? AdvertisementShare this:TwitterPinterestEmailLike this:Like Loading...
That sounds informed.
So that if you trip over it you can’t blame the council?
Cynical comment. 🙂
Perhaps they hope it will heal and re-grow?
The nurse’s comment 🙂 I like it.
Sure looks pitiful WHATEVER it is!
So you’re going for bollard…
What’s a bollard? You Brits sure have a strange language. 🙂
From the OED:
bollard /0ˈbɒlɑ:d, -ləd/ noun. ME.
[ORIGIN Perh. from Old Norse bolr bole noun¹ + -ard.]
1 A post on a ship, quay, etc., for securing ropes to. ME.
2 A post on a traffic island. M20.
– NOTE: After an isolated ME use not recorded again until 19.
Thanks – I learned a new term today. Whenever I visit GB I enjoy hearing how words are used differently. Great fun for me.
It must have been quite a bump!
Yes, mustn’t it!
Thanks. I didn’t know what a bollard was either. Not sure why they have the yellow tape. My gut says so no one gets sued.
So what todo you call them in the US?
No idea what it was, but it looks like it could be a trouble maker now. I can see someBODY not looking where they are going and SPLAT!
Well i think it no more than careless and lazy workers, or it may a sign for the mafia that a treasure is hidden here
By the way, my friend’s kittens are still nameless. Please have a look at my latest post and suggest some names, I know your good at pet names 🙂
Mafia? In south east London? Help! Oh pet names. I think I may have to put up a post for this. i’m sure lots of people would like to contribute. can you tell what sex they are yet? i am assuming the gingers are boys. What is the mother called? I did a post a while ago when Kate Shrewsday and her family were planning to get Clive Bond the Bicycling Burglar Cat. I’ll dig out the links.
The father is Silo
The Mother is Kookie
And here is the link to the post