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To kiss or not to kiss…


Have you ever come across a sign like this before? Well, now you can see it if you are at Warrington Bank Quay Station, in Warrington, a city between Liverpool and Manchester, in the northwest of England.

What do you think it means? How would you express that using a” modal verb”? If your answer was, ‘You mustn’t/can’t kiss at this point’, then were right. Yes, it is a prohibition sign, as you correctly guessed.

According to ITN, the sign was placed by rail bosses at the passenger drop-off point at Warrington Bank Quay station.

“The sign is a light-hearted way of getting people to move on quickly” – Virgin spokesman

Virgin Rail, which runs the station, said if passengers want to share an embrace before they part company, their loved ones should pay to park their cars nearby.

A Virgin spokesman said: “We have not banned kissing in the station.

“But we have put the sign up at the drop off point because it is not a very big area and it often gets busy with lots of traffic.

“The sign is a light-hearted way of getting people to move on quickly.”

He added: “If people wish to spend a little more time with their loved ones before they leave, then they should park in the short-stay car park nearby.”

The no kissing zone was created at Bank Quay’s drop off point ten years ago following a suggestion by the local Chamber of Commerce.

The sign was created and installed as part of a “1 million refurbishment of the station which is currently under way.

(taken from ITN )

Thsi video provides you with more information about the kissing sign.


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February 10, 2011 - Posted by | 2nd INT, MISCELLANEOUS | , , ,

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