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Great willperrett 2018-01-24 10:20

Hello Donato

A good oldie here: it looks like a tranny, given the strong contrast. I particularly like the "Dead slow" roadsign, that the cart driver is obviously ignoring! Fine piece of street observation.

Regards

Will

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Old 01-24-2018, 05:41 PM
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Default To willperrett: Tranny

Hello Will,

thanks for your visit and comment.
I confess I had to look in the dictionary for "tranny" because it's a word I had never met before. The first meaning it gave me was "transvestite", oh my! I thought, what the hell did he mean? (:-)

Yes, it's a slide, Ecktachrome, and thanks to a friend who borrowed me a scanner for slides I'm trying to save some of these old pictures in digital because they are ruined with mould.

About the road sign, yes, quite funny. I wonder if this expression is used in England or it can be found only in India?
Anyway you can understand its real meaning only if you have ever travelled - like myself - in a battered old coach in one of those Indian roads. These roads are usually crowded with carts, donkeys, cows, goats, sheep, women carrying baskets on their heads and so on. The coach drivers usually drive like crazy at full speed, ignoring whatever comes into their way and hooting like hell to alert that part of humanity and beasts who have the misfortune to be there... heart attack is part of the ticked you have to pay... (:-)
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