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    No dabbling or sitting

    I saw a sign posted on the wall of a little fountain: "No dabbling or no sitting".

    Should it be changed to "No dabbling or sitting"?

    Thanks.


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    Re: No dabbling or sitting

    What does it means by " dabbling"?

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    Re: No dabbling or sitting

    Quote Originally Posted by mochaichai View Post
    I saw a sign posted on the wall of a little fountain: "No dabbling or no sitting".

    Should it be changed to "No dabbling or sitting"?

    Thanks.
    If you repeat the 'no' you end up meaning Either no dabbling or no sitting - which makes no sense in this context.
    Quote Originally Posted by Belly T View Post
    What does it mean[no s] by " dabbling"?
    Dipping your fingers in (but not very deep - just breaking the surface).

    It's possible, given the grammatical mistake they made (which casts doubt on their choice of words), that they wanted to say 'paddling' (walking in shallow water). I have seen signs by fountains in England that say
    No paddling or sitting

    b

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