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Is signage really a word?
Signage is not an offical word?? Where did this come from? Official in which sense? A quick search of the OXFORD DICTIONARY and you get this
• noun chiefly N. Amer. signs collectively, especially commercial or public display signs
So it is a word. It i°s in the English dictionary. What more do you want?
Though seriously, please justify this entry, as I don't feel it is valid. Terlan 15:29, 20 November 2006 (UTC)
I work in the "Sign Industry" so I can personally verify that in the United States the word "SIGNAGE" stands for all kinds of signs made by hand or machine from miniscule vinyl letters to huge monument and building signs. Reason for using the word is to differentiate from "Sign" as in "SIGN on the dotted line," and also from "This miracle is a SIGN from heaven," "That drunk just ran the stop SIGN." Altough traffic signs are "Signs" too but it has a totally different purpose and made by a sub-industry called Traffic/Safety signage. Which includes Emergency Exit Signs, Traffic Signs, OSHA Safety Signs, etc. Since the word "Sign" has multiple meanings we in the industry must differentiate it so nobody gets confused. Hope this clarifies everything and any future doubt about the word's validity. --Neoking 17:41, 18 May 2007 (UTC)
"Signage" is simply jargon for "signs" - there is no reason for using the term other than pretension. "Sewerage" is similar, as are most words formed by adding "age" as a suffix. Being listed in the dictionary means only it is a word people use, it does not mean it is good communication or that there is a legitimate reason for using it instead of a simpler, more direct word. -- A2 Editor, 30 Aug. 2007 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 19:47, August 30, 2007 (UTC)
The word "signage" is widely used, particularly when you are speaking of an entire sign and wayfinding system. A "sign" is an individual component of a "signage system." Sharon Toji
I was looking for an explanation for the word signage and I found it. Mere sign-article wouldn't have helped me at all. 15:45, 20 October 2009 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk)
This article and Sign (display device) appear to be duplicates. I'm suggesting they both be combined under this name but, based on the discussion above, maybe others will think the other article has a better title. If these stay separate articles, we should better distinguish them. RevelationDirect (talk) 07:53, 1 October 2009 (UTC)
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