Bollard transformed into yarn Dalek

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17 Responses to “Bollard transformed into yarn Dalek”

  1. alesloan says:

    Neat!
    Though I did have to look up what “bollard” is.

    • noah django says:

      wikipedia:

      The American Heritage Dictionary describes this use of bollard as “chiefly British.”

      well, there you go:  British TV character=British word.

      • IronEdithKidd says:

        Weird.  Bollards are regularly called bollards in the US.  Out of curiosity, what have you been calling them?  

        • Anoz says:

          Based on the definition below, I’ve always called them “that yellow pole in the ground”.

          Captain Obvious awaaaaay!

        • noah django says:

           what Anoz said.  I just assumed it was because Cory is Canadian living in the UK.  dunno if it’s use in the US is regional or if you and I just keep different company, but I’ve never heard the word in my 38 years until now.

  2. austinhamman says:

    for anyone else curious, a bollard is a pole that juts out of the ground, usually yellow, usually not all that tall. they serve a function similar to traffic cones.

    • Lemoutan says:

      … a pole that juts out of the ground, usually yellow …

      Call that a bollard? This is a bollard:

      • theophrastvs says:

        (my gormless campaign to patronize http://www.etymonline.com continues..)

        bollard (n.) 1844, originally a post for fixing mooring ropes; since 1948, usually a traffic control device; probably from bole (old Norse for ‘tree trunk’) + suffix -ard (French/German for ‘hardy’)

  3. Chris Hogan says:

    In before BBC snit-fit and takedown: the BBC hates it when wool-fondlers ‘steal’ their IP.

    http://www.openrightsgroup.org/blog/2008/bbc-removes-doctor-who-fans-knitting-patterns-from-the-web

    State-funded Public Service Broadcaster, or massive profit-making international corporate entity: pick one.

  4. AllyPally says:

    knit (crocheted?) Dalek bollard cover

    Knitted. Definitely.

  5. the__fool says:

    A threatening do not touch sign on street art? Lame.

  6. robotoctopus says:

    here is a link to the Dalek yarn bomb project

    http://www.ravelry.com/projects/sparkylab/yarnbomb-dalek

  7. Antinous / Moderator says:

    There’s a bollard in the middle of the woods in Golden Gate Park that is usually surrounded by floral offerings as it’s now considered a lingam.

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