May 20, 2005

*Ask Jen: The Learn Nothing Edition

Pete writes, "Down the street from my job they are building a new apartment complex and naturally they have the site blocked off with plywood. On the plywood they have painted 'post no bills'. I have seen this all over the place at construction sites and I was wondering what the hell it means and when it started."

Well, since you are a lifetime East Coaster, I'm pretty sure you know it means, "this isn't a damn bulletin board, jackass". Unfortunately, I can't enlighten you any further. I can find no information on the origins of the phrase. In short, I suck.

Posted by Jennifer at May 20, 2005 01:30 PM


Maybe they are referring to the bill that Martin Luther posted on the door of the Wittenberg Church. "Advertising Bill" or "Billboard" ?

Just my two cents.

Posted by: Oorgo at May 20, 2005 04:38 PM

You have exactly right. It simply means "Don't staple your personal ads on my property...bitch".

Incidentally, back in high school we, the band, toyed with naming ourselves Post No Bills. T'would've been glorious!

Posted by: Tuning Spork at May 20, 2005 08:27 PM