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The walk-signal device talks but what is it saying?

Original post made by David Boyce, Almanac staff writer, on Apr 7, 2008

What is the pole-mounted walk-signal device at the corner of El Camino Real and Menlo Avenue saying in its mechanical voice as you wait to cross El Camino?

Suggestions from passersby on the scene: "Let's go," "Let's hope," and "Let's vote."

Any other ideas?

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Posted by Abbie Rhodes
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Apr 9, 2008 at 2:14 pm

"Paul is dead."


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Posted by Swifty
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Apr 9, 2008 at 3:15 pm

I would have sworn it says "Try to cope."


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Posted by Good Ears
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Apr 9, 2008 at 9:25 pm

No, no, no. It's saying "Abandon all hope." Must be talking to Paul.


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Posted by BiggestLakerFan
a resident of Portola Valley: other
on Apr 10, 2008 at 12:48 am

"Redrum"


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Posted by Hamlet
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Apr 10, 2008 at 10:04 am

"To be or..."


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Posted by E.A. Poe
a resident of another community
on Apr 10, 2008 at 4:42 pm

"Nevermore."


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Posted by Fester Bestertester
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Apr 21, 2008 at 5:14 pm

Someone is making stuff up on this thread. I heard two syllables. Sadly for someone with my world view, one of them was not "Plink" or "Ploink."


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