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"Authorize Use Only" - sound strange to you?

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by PNH Jake, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. PNH Jake

    PNH Jake Member

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    My designer gave me a sign that reads:

    NOT A RENTAL
    AUTHORIZE
    USE ONLY

    The wording is exactly as the customer requested, but I flagged it and bounced back to the designer -- I thought it should be "authorized"... The designer said it was fine so I asked other people at the shop and they said it was fine as well... but it's been bothering me ever since I printed it...

    What do you think?
     
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  2. Dice

    Dice Active Member

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    authorized use only
     
  3. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    yep should be authorized

    unless the sign is telling people to authorize use...
     
  4. signgal

    signgal Very Active Member

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    I'm with you
     
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    Authorized
     
  6. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    I've never seen it any way but "Authorized". That would be an edited down familiar term meaning For Authorized Use Only. As stated it is an instruction or a command that one should not just let anyone use it but that one should authorize its use on a case by case basis because it is a not a rental item.

    Definitely strange.
     
  7. "Deposit Please"

    "Deposit Please" Active Member

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    add "D"
     
  8. PNH Jake

    PNH Jake Member

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    Doesn't do much good now anyway... but at least I feel vindicated.

    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2010
  9. Perks

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    That exactly the kind of stuff that happens all the time at the shop where I work. If its pointed out the usual response is... "who cares" I do not get it sometimes, what is so difficult about correcting grammar?
     
  10. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    It's a terrible shame, but that's the mindset of most people today. Just pass the buck and do what you're told and don't go out of your way for a blessed thing. That way you don't get into trouble or waste time if you're wrong in the first place.

    The really sad part is..... no one knows the real answer in your shop down to the designer. are they just that stupid ?? It's the same thinking as 'ICED TEA'.... 'SUPPOSED' and so on.


    Give yourself a 'GOLD STAR' and tell them how it should be done. :rock-n-roll:
     
  11. andy

    andy Active Member

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    Authorised, naturally.
     
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