Clearing out some of my iPhoto catalogue I came across a few typically English shots. This sign was tacked to a door at Green College:
There are two things going on here. The first is the expression "on the latch," a veddy British expression which means to leave a door so it doesn't lock. I don't think we have that phrase in the U.S. The great U.K. pop band Squeeze includes the line in its song "If I Didn't Love You":
Taking a bite on a biscuit
The record jumps on a scratch
Tonight it's love by the fire
The door of your love's on the latch
Then there's the sign's final authoritarian note: "It is in your interest." I love that.
And I loved this sign at a butcher's in Oxford's Covered Market:
"Hand raised" pork pies. I can just see the little baby pork pies, no bigger then a biscuit, being hand-fed from a bottle of warm gravy. If only they were free-range, hand-raised pork pies, gamboling about the kitchen.