No Trespassing Without Permission

United States
October 8, 2009 10:09am CST
There is a sign in my local community that reads "No Trespassing Without Permission". Does this not make sense or is it just me? Permission to trespass is still trespassing, right? At least according to the sign.
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@Wizzywig (7847)
8 Oct 09
trespass - entry to another's property without right or permission (quote from thesaurus) "No Trespassing Without Permission" ... once you have permission, you are not trespassing... so, the sign tells you that you must'nt trespass without permission but the dictionary tells you that you can't trespass WITH permission. I think the sign has been written by someone with a sense of humour
• United States
8 Oct 09
The sign is posted on City owned property which makes it even more humorous. Thanks for your reply.
• Philippines
1 Nov 09
it's redundant,but I find it funny.if you will trespass a property,it means you are allowed to pass through will not be called trespassing will be legal for someone to enter a property.the "no trespassing" will be suffice to the reader.I think the person who posted it is giving considerations for people who want to trespass.
@laydee (12801)
• Philippines
8 Oct 09
I think it's not just you, it is called trespassing because you have no permission of passing through that area. If you are permitted to do so, then you're no longer 'trespassing' hehehe.. Unless what the owner meant was 'no passing'.
@mariposaman (2959)
• Canada
11 Oct 09
Certainly the part "Without Permission" is redundant or superfluous or both. It should read something like plain "No Trespassing" or "No Entry Withoug Permission". It is good for a laugh though. You should take a picture of it in case someone with decent language skills spots it and decide to take it down.
@krajibg (11924)
• Guwahati, India
8 Oct 09
Well, trespassing is a negative movement. When you would be permitted into it would no longer be trespassing. Sometime we come to read like 'Transpassers would be executed'. What does it mean?