A Word a Week Challenge: Figure

Every week Sue from ‘A Word in Your Ear’ dips into her English Oxford dictionary and picks a word on the page that it falls open at. The challenge is to post a photograph, poem, story – whatever the genre you like best to describe what that word means to you.

This week’s challenge is FIGURE (click to join in with the challenge)

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Cliff Edge
Cliff Edge

The definition of FIGURE can be several things including a mathematical symbol, a person (especially a well-known one), a shape or mathematical plane (e.g. a triangle), a person, animal or object that symbolizes something or a pictorial or sculptural representation, especially of the human body.

Cliff Edge
Cliff Edge

I love the figures that are used to indicate danger on hiking trails. I hope you do too 🙂


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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

24 thoughts on “A Word a Week Challenge: Figure”

    1. Yes! That’s why I can’t resist photographing them. They are so amusing, yet the graphic way they show what might happen totally puts me off continuing on my way!

  1. Great sign Jude. It is very graphic of the danger. I have never seen this one but I know of a number of places that should display one.


    1. Hi Ron 🙂
      I find them very amusing, so graphic that they often put me off going any further – which is the intent I guess!

    1. I must confess to laughing at that one, why head first? It was taken close to Skomer Island in Pembrokeshire on an incredibly windy day and I could imagine being blown off the cliff, but diving off? Maybe not.

      I did keep well away from the edge though.

  2. Love these pics Jude. PS Aren’t you glad you didn’t move to Penzance now? Can’t believe how much rain we keep having in Somerset, never mind Cornwall 😦

    1. I must admit to having second thoughts about the south-west now if this is the way winters of the future are going to be like!

  3. Jude these are hilarious. I would think such signs would scare some folks straight back to the parking lot! I think it is a fabulous take on the theme.

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