Friday, August 9, 2013

Casual Friday: English vs. French Method of Directing Traffic

Friday, August 9, 2013
Loretta reports:

Some of the world's more entertaining traffic police have been filmed for TV.  Some are as graceful as dancers, some quite comical.

Here, Jacques Tati offers an interesting view of cultural differences in directing traffic. 

Illustration:  "Traffic squad police," showing a New York City officer in 1911 stopping a wagon to allow three women to cross the street, is courtesy  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA


Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

I loved the video. Too humorous!

Bluffkinghal said...

That's the funniest thing I've seen all day! Jacques Tati's films are really amazing too. Try watching them if you haven't already. There are subs in case you don't speak French.

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