There was mock outrage in London today as female visitors to the capital were apparently instructed to remove their underwear by a railway information sign.
Commuters and tourists leaving trains at City Thameslink, just a stone’s-throw from St Paul’s Cathedral, we’re told to “lower” their “pantographs” before entering the City of London.
One indignant onlooker remarked; “I’m absolutely indignant. Thameslink can hide behind technical language all they want but the inference is clear to me and I’m absolutely indignant about it.”
Another told this publication that the sign was yet another alarming example of sexism in the Square Mile.
noun: pantograph; plural noun: pantographs
an instrument for copying a plan or drawing on a different scale by a system of hinged and jointed rods.
a jointed framework conveying a current to a train, tram, or other electric vehicle from overhead wires.
Old English word descriptive of a lady’s underwear. Later abbreviated to “pants”
This seemingly innocent instruction sign for train drivers is in fact just another alarming example of rampant sexism in the City of London.”
Whilst we made no effort to approach rail operator Thameslink for comment, a source close to the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan was quick to point out that the term “pantographs” was not referring to negligee but was in fact an instrument used to power electric trains.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
ARE YOU OUTRAGED BY THAMESLINK’S OVERTLY SEXIST INSTRUCTION SIGN FOR FEMALE VISITORS TO LONDON?
VENT YOUR SPLEEN IN THE COMMENTS SECTION BELOW.
THEN READ: LANKY LONDONERS WILL BE TOO TALL FOR TUBE