Should we describe these local ladies as old people, aged people, elderly people, or elders? Is there a difference? Are they all correct?
If we think people may be unclear about what an object is for, or who are its intended users, we can tell them with a sign like this:
This clarifies for us the intended users. The expression ‘designed for…’ (or ‘designed to…’) is also used to clarify details of the intended use of a product, as in this example:
Recently, I came across two interesting uses of this expression ‘in Hong Kong, as follows....
About this blog
This blog arises from keeping an eye on English in Hong Kong. I often use signs, notices and advertisements that I see as starting points to write about English issues that commonly challenge Hong Kong writers.