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See the light?Posted Thursday, July 23, 2009, at 11:36 AM
Tullahoma city administrator Jody Baltz tells that city's Lane Curlee, in a Tullahoma News column, that his "pet peeve" is people who refer to "traffic lights."
Baltz says it's "either a traffic signal or a street light."
Interesting. I always thought of them as "red lights," as in "That speeding driver ran right through that red light!"
And I've heard people call them "stop lights."
I asked eight people in the Times-Gazette office what's hanging from the wires at the intersection next to our building.
Five said "red lights," two responded "traffic signals" and one said he stops at the "light."
One of the "traffic signal" respondents said they're not "red" lights when they're showing green. Baltz would be proud.
So what do YOU stop for? (Blue lights don't count in this case...)
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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