Dogs On Patrol and Philosophy and Logic of Signage in Shrivenham, Oxfordshire   1 comment

Dogs On Patrol Defense Academy

How do you get one of these signs?  You’d have to be mighty fast, even if you could clear the security fence.  Hmmm….

Dog sign 2

 

Okay, that was easy enough.  I’ve also been working my way through Principia Mathematica by Alfred North Whitehead and Bertrand Russell, so when I spotted this other sign on the same run as harvesting the doggie sign I was momentarily mesmerized:

 

By order of the Shrivenham Magistrates

This would be much more succinct put into logical notation, vis

∀ x = [(I ∨ D) ∈ P] ⊂ [(F ∧ A) ∩ S] ⇒ ƒ(x) = LΜ

where,

I = Idle
D = Disorderly
P = the set of all Persons
F = found
A = apprehended
S = the set defined as the Parish of Shrivenham
LM = the Law as administered by the Magistrates of the Parish

Due to several questions sent in via the Interwebs, I’ll translate this statement…roughly, it reads,

“For all x defined as Idle OR Disorderly that are contained in the set of all Persons and a subset of those Found AND Apprehended intersecting with Shrivenham will be subjected to the operand, ƒ, which is the Law as Administered by the Magistrates of the Parish.”

Math geeks, please correct my notation.

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