orthogon wrote:[...]There's this train line from London that goes from third-rail to overhead electrification somewhere along the way. At that point there are signs for the drivers saying "pants up" and "pants down". I would try to find a picture but I fear the Google search is NSFW!
This is the closest I could find:http://www.railsigns.co.uk/sect18page1/18_18.gif
Hmm, doesn't look like you're allowed to link to the gifs directly (what http witchcraft is this?!), but they're on this page.
[Huh... they look fine in the preview of your quote. Let's see what happens when I submit...]
In Japanese the imperative is based on the gerund/present participle anyway: 待って=matte=waiting and 待ってください=matte kudasai=wait (please). I have the feeling there are other languages that form the imperative like that ("waiting, please").
I firmly expect to be ninja'd (忍者).
[Edit:] Foarm's gifs look fine now. Don't know what was going on there. I must confess that actually the ones I saw said "pant up" and "pant down", and I applied artistic licence. But I'm sure
it was "pant" and not "pan".
[Edit2:] img tags to gifs removed as requested by KarMann. So there is something odd about them after all.
[Edit3:] Removed bumpiness in bigcrag92's name
[Edit4:] It wasn't bigcrag92 anyway, it was KarMann. I appear to be two crenellations short of a sandcastle today...