Signs are vulgar

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To the Editor:

Why The Vulgar? I am opposed to the idea of the fence at Tradewinds, but I find myself even more opposed to the vulgar road signs put out by a group called the Friends of Tradewinds, which are cheapening our Island. The majority of us would scold our own children for using such offensive implied language to make a point, so why is it OK that we as adults use it? As a civilized society, we should be able to do better than this.

Kevin Oliver
Menemsha

4 COMMENTS

  1. Freedom of speech is a great thing. I assume you agree. There are 79 meanings for the acronym WTF if you look it up in Wikipedia. I respect your right to youropinion but as you know what this acronym stands for is Why the Fence. Thanks for noticing it in Chilmark!

  2. It turns out, we live in a vulgar nation. We may not think it civil, but it’s what we have. Paint “Trump” on your roof. Put up a sign that says “I hate pussy grabbers”!! It may not be cool, but I’ll defend your right to do it with few exceptions.

    “Sign, sign, everywhere a sign
    Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind
    Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?”

  3. Imagine if all of the time, money and energy that was being wasted on this fence topic was put to an actual good use! We understand some don’t like it, but most of us either do not care or do like it. We need more energy put to better health services for women and men on the island, services for children and more reliable transportation services! The fence is up, it might be time to move on to more important issues.

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