Thursday, December 21, 2006

What's That Sign Mean?

Did you not guess what

was all about?  I first saw this sort of sign in a neighbor's yard.  And I thought it was a symbol for some mytic brotherhood or something.   "What the hell does that mean?"  I asked my husband as we cruised by.  " mean the "no el" thing?

So, for those of you who, like me, were is the international "no" sign through an "l"...  No el.

This particular one was mounted on one of Portland's famous Christmas Ships.  We camped out on the dike on a cold winter's night to watch them navigate up Multnomah Channel past Scappoose back to Portland.  Our own private parade.  Here are some pix of the other ships...    


  1. Very nice, thanks for sharing!  I got the No El 'thing' and wasn't quite sure what to make of it!

  2. Thank you for clearing up that mystery.  I thought it was some militant anarchist thing!!!
    Merry Christmas Lisa

  3. no el!!

    Jeez, christmas "decorations" become more of a stretch every year.

  4.  In your world maybe "No right angles"?  Merry Christmas.

  5. This is SO cool!  And no, I had no idea what that sign meant.

    Merry Christmas, Lisa and Matt!

  6. Thanks for 'splainin! So basically it's like one of those "wuzzles" they print in the newspaper. I've always been kinda bad at those, so no wonder I didn't get it. ;)

  7. I thought it meant 'No Liberals'.  Another Christmas card I won't be getting.  

    Happy Festivus, Lisa!  ;D

  8. Merry Christmas to you and yours!  I hope you weren't worn to a frazzle from the restaurant!  I'm still musing about what I could contribute to an ensemble blog.  Surely there's something.....

  9. I called my husband over to check out your entry.  He is a huge sailor-wannabe, subscribes to SAIL magazine, drags me to the sailboat lot everytime we're in Phoenix.   We do have a canoe in the garage, but she hasn't had a wet bottom for about 15 years.  I got him a calendar of Wooden Boats for 2007.  So we really appreciated the photos!   Some day....
    The No eL sign reminds me of trying to figure out some of the personalized license plates around here.  Sometimes if I just roll them around in my head a light suddenly goes on.  Yesterday we saw H8DCLD, but try as I might I was stumped.  My Beloved Hubby said, oh Hate 'Da Cold.