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08 June 2004

Bad Grammar on Traffic Signs

The sign said "Caution Slow Moving Vehicles Ahead."

I have no idea what this means.
I get that "Caution" is its own thing, but shouldn't it be "slowly moving vehicles"? At the very least, and I think this is still grammatically wonky, it should be "slow-moving vehicles"
Because what the sign means to me is that U-hauls and other moving vehicles are ahead going far more slowly than they ought to be going and I should exercise caution.