Stick no bills!


“English is a funny language; that explains why we park our car on the driveway and drive our car on the parkway” Unknown

What is the meaning of stick no bills?

Is this correct English?

Is it not a way of telling, stick something else instead.

Is it not sticking is- ‘thrusting‘ something rather than ‘pasting’?

Should it not be something like-Don’t stick any bills?

Sometimes I find it ODD because one can get the meaning either way.

Maybe it’s Indian English! I am not sure. Maybe something similar to ‘No smoking’

In India, it’s a common occurrence to deface walls during election season and many private walls owners, readily paint ‘Stick no bill’

Strangely bills are stuck very next to the ‘Stick no bills’ sign

Of course, discussion on the English language is always interesting.

Why do people use the sentence ‘just my two cents’ rather than just my one cent?

I don’t know how far the following quotes is correct regarding English language.

“English grammar is so complex and confusing for the one very simple reason that its rules and terminology are based on Latin, a language with which it has precious little in common.”  Bill Bryson

According to Kammie

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

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  5 comments for “Stick no bills!

  1. June 4, 2021 at 4:16 pm

    It always confuses me too XD

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  2. June 4, 2021 at 7:24 pm

    English is very strange. I think “stick no bills” is a variation of “post no bills,” which is used in North America (I’m not sure about the UK). Grammatically, I think it’s the same structure as see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.

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