As a student of Linguistics, I am very interested in semiotics and, in particular, the affective impact of public signs.
Last week I got to realize a lifelong dream by taking a holiday in Japan. I loved the public signs there and the politeness of some of the signs in the Tokyo subways and trains.
I think people are more inclined to co-operate if a sign is polite than if it shouts, “Do not do this! Do not do that!”.
What do you think?
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