A sign of something…

OK, we probably shouldn’t be too alarmed that they’re doing inspections of the Tyne Bridge using drones[1], but I think we should be very alarmed by the wording of the sign.

Taken?!?

Taken?!?

Camera: X-T2
Aperture: ƒ/11
Shutter speed: 1/60s
Focal length: 55mm
ISO: 320
Taken: 4 October, 2016

Did it fall through a time distortion and is telling us that the inspection has taken place[2]? Or is my first suspicion that somebody who’s not very good at English made the sign and nobody checked it more likely.

Given my positive outlook, sunny disposition and so on[3], I’m sure it’s the former.

[1] Even though this would be highly illegal for members of the public, with the regulations about not getting close to structures, people, or pretty much anything at all really
[2] Though even that wouldn’t be particularly good English
[3] I can hear the regular readers laughing at something…