Re: Disturb

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I was mildly surprised to learn that Lady Gaga has a peace-sign tattoo, if only because, whoa dude, peace signs seem kind of bunk as a signifier of anything at this point.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 12:01 AM
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the janitorial staff

Surely you mean the hospitality staff or somesuch.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 12:08 AM
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And here I thought the word I wasn't using was "custodial".


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 12:10 AM
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You should stay at more hotels.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 12:12 AM
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Would a smiley face be more irritating? I think not.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 12:13 AM
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I predict that ttaM will report that in Scotland, such signs say "Bugger off!".


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 12:14 AM
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Maybe not droll, but it's certainly corny for the hotel to trot out a "'60's" symbol to make its guests giggle at the thought that they're in Berkeley.


Posted by: Vance Maverick | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 12:15 AM
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If I were a member of the custodial staff, I might be tempted to enter anyway and explain that the sign means you'd be cool with it if I cleaned your room, because I have a lot of rooms to clean, man.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 12:21 AM
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8: Plus bong hits. I'd expect bong hits, if we're doing the stereotype, man.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 12:23 AM
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You mind if I chill out on this other bed, man?


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 12:28 AM
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I feel like that's more of a Santa Cruz or Chico State stereotype. The Berkeley stereotype is more like Do Not Disturb, I Am Resting BY ALL MEANS NECESSARY


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 12:46 AM
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Speaking of Santa Cruz, my friend who's a linguistics grad student there is doing an experiment for a class of his and he would appreciate any participants he can get.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 1:33 AM
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To clarify, the experiment consists entirely of clicking on that link and judging the grammaticality of some sentences. It's easy and pretty quick.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 1:35 AM
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You know, the CND must be so so fucking proud of that design.


Posted by: Keir | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 1:58 AM
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I predict that ttaM will report that in Scotland, such signs say "Bugger off!".

"Awa' wi' ye!"


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 4:26 AM
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12: Fun!


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 4:28 AM
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I always get childish amusement out of the signs in Spanish- and French-speaking places, where "disturb" is rendered as "molestar" or "déranger", respectively.


Posted by: KR | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 4:31 AM
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The Berkeley stereotype is more like Do Not Disturb, I Am Resting BY ALL MEANS NECESSARY

This amused me.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 6:31 AM
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I predict that ttaM will report that in Scotland, such signs say "Bugger off!".

In Scotland, the hotel staff leave little notes on the inside of the door saying "This room's a disgrace. You'll clean it yourself or you'll have no supper."


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 6:52 AM
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Is this preferable to sign that says "Busy!" illustrated by stick figures shagging?


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 7:16 AM
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Perhaps the sign means that the hotel guest wishes to register their opposition to armed conflict?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 7:20 AM
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The hotel guest prefers that armed conflict remain in the hallway outside their room.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 7:31 AM
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I vote corny but not droll. Not even close to droll. Why would this be droll?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 7:32 AM
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droll.com


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 8:16 AM
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Feh. You're all concern drolls.


Posted by: Merganser | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 8:34 AM
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25: I believe you mean "corncern drolls".


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 9:12 AM
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17: I have a door-hanger (from French Vogue some years ago) that reads: "Ne pas déranger. Je suis dans ma bain avec No. 5." I kept it on my office door forever, until I realized that some people really thought I as asking not to be disturbed. But, I mean, did they think I was "dans ma bain"?


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 9:20 AM
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23: Well, they *think* it's droll because the hotel is in Berkeley, CA.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 9:21 AM
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Je suis dans ma bain avec No. 5.

Je suis pas un numero! Je suis un homme libre!


Posted by: NO. 5 OBSTINE | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 10:59 AM
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28: That's just how the droll in the People's Republic.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 2:36 PM
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Crap.com.

"they droll"


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 2:37 PM
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drollin' drollin' drollin'


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 2:40 PM
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Drawhide!


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 2:50 PM
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You're such a good droll model, Stanley.


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 3:16 PM
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This is a song about condroll.


Posted by: Janet Jackson | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 3:18 PM
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Laissez les bon temps drollez!


Posted by: M/tch M/lls | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 3:21 PM
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Drock-n-droll!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 3:25 PM
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Droll baby droll!


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 4:01 PM
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Drick Droll!


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 03-18-10 4:13 PM
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