03 Oct '13, 3pm

Fancypants London is using poetry to urge proper transit manners

Fancypants London is using poetry to urge proper transit manners

Fancypants London is using poetry to urge proper transit manners By Holly Richmond Poetry is a nicer, decidedly more British version of “DUDE, quit blocking the f*cking subway doors; I’m late for work!” And you can thank London’s mayor for that — he’s the one who decided to paper the London Underground with poems gently reminding riders how best to behave: Travel Better London Travel Better London London ad agency M&C Saatchi wrote the rhymes, and some of the poets in the video below will be performing at Tube stations today for the U.K.’s National Poetry Day: Here’s an American version I just wrote: Don’t stretch out and take a nap Unless you want a bunch of crap Don’t invade my personal space Or I’ll punch you in the face Groping me? You’ve got some guts Here’s a swift kick to the nuts Perhaps slightly more violent than the Brits, but that’s the American way. Be excellen...

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