A street sign which says "2 hour parking  7am - 6pm  Except-Sun.-Hol.  Except By  Zone 4  Permit"

Signs such as this one are a common sight in Seattle's residential neighborhoods. I imagine the transportation department believes it to be clear and unambiguous. I beg to differ.

Your assignment for this week is to devise as many different interpretations of this sign as you can. Put your answers in the comments below or send them directly to me. I will post my answers (forty of them, plus another seventeen questions) next week, plus also explain what this exercise has to do with testing.

So what are you waiting for? Get busy!

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