Sunday, February 14, 2010

Horn OK Please

Or is it OK Horn Please? Or Horn Please OK? An enticing looking new Indian place on Newark Avenue in Jersey City (known as Little India).

According to Wikipedia "Horn OK Please" is a phrase commonly painted on vehicles in India. This is spotted almost without exception on commercial vehicles like trucks, buses or local taxis.

The purpose of the phrase is to alert a driver of a vehicle approaching from behind to sound his/her horn in case they wish to overtake. Fascinating! And tons of cool Horn OK Please signage to be found, apparently!

2 comments:

Tommy Salami said...

I wiki'd that name after I saw it, it's a cute sort of homesick name for a restaurant. Did you ever stop and eat there?

Suzanne Dell'Orto said...

Finally, a website devoted to Indian street painters...including those buses!
http://www.handpaintedtype.com/