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    Metaphor - Lower Your Volume

    Is 'Lower Your Volume' a metaphor? (As in, Please Lower Your Volume)

    Is it acceptable to be used as a sign in the library to tell people to keep their voices down?

    What is a better phrase?

    Thank you!

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    Re: Metaphor - Lower Your Volume

    Quote Originally Posted by Krabby Krabs View Post
    Is 'Lower Your Volume' a metaphor? (As in, Please Lower Your Volume)

    Is it acceptable to be used as a sign in the library to tell people to keep their voices down?

    What is a better phrase?

    Thank you!
    No. I'd use "Quiet Please" or "Silence".

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    Re: Metaphor - Lower Your Volume

    Lower your volume suggests that they are already speaking loudly. Libraries tend to favour silence rather than any talking, but how about If you have to talk, please keep it very quiet?

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    Re: Metaphor - Lower Your Volume

    How about 'Please Keep Your Volume Down'

    Is it acceptable?

    It's not for a library. It's just a large hall for people to socialize but we prefer they not make much noise

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    Re: Metaphor - Lower Your Volume

    I can't see why not.

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    Re: Metaphor - Lower Your Volume

    Quote Originally Posted by Krabby Krabs View Post
    Is 'Lower Your Volume' a metaphor? (As in, Please Lower Your Volume)
    No, it's not a metaphor. It means to literally lower (reduce) your volume (the loudness) of your speech, laughter, etc.

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