Friday, March 02, 2007

Xing, Ped Xing



Funny how much confusion a simple sign can create...

A few years back, I was in the car when someone asked: Who is this Ped Xing? Is he some kind of diplomat? There are so many signs right now around Manila. (And yes, it was a serious question.)

An officemate of mine confessed earlier today that he thought it was street name when he first saw the sign somewhere along the Espana area. He found it strange that so many streets had the same name, and eventually it all made sense. :P

If university-educated people have no idea what it means, I wonder what the professional drivers think it means. It would also be interesting to find out if commuters know what this sign means. I can just imagine.

Oo, matagal ko na nakikita 'yan eh. Sino kaya si Ped Xing? Mayaman siguro na Intsik... May pinsan pa nga siya eh, si Railroad Xing. Labo naman ng pangalan niya.

7 comments:

gladzalwayshappy said...

Well to be honest I have no idea what Ped Xing meant, until I read your blog about it... So I started my lil research (thanks to answers.com) and it is short for "Pedestrian Crossing..." HHmmm yung "Ped" gets ko pa eh pero yung "Xing" and "Crossing"? HHmmm sige na nga related narin ang Xing and Crossing!! Hahaha!! This is good... something new for today! Hehehe!

eggy said...

Goodness sakes glads... haha... rich ass ka tlaga.. sorry ha pang masa lang kasi ung term na yan...

lei said...

di ko rin alam yan dati but i never gave it much thought anyway. :P

eggy said...

you're excussed lei.. si rich ass ung hot seat ngayon.. lol

gladzalwayshappy said...

See!!! Hindi lang ako yung hindi nakakaalam ng meaning ng Ped Xing na yan... I'm not alone... Tska anong pang-masa... it's all over the world... di lang ganun ka-laganap dito sa Pinas... check out the Lonely Planet books... may mga Ped Xing pics everywhere...

moonpool said...

Haha, goes to show na they don't serve their purpose! What a waste. Sana linagyan na lang ng "Slow Down". Hehehe! :P

eggy said...

Glads. . . pang masa = para sa amin kung baga. kasi kami nag cocommute ikaw hindi.. rich ka kasi e hahahaha.. sa kotse ka lang e nag papa drive kay nito boy..