June 21, 2010 by Robin Plaskoff Horton
It’s interesting that, in its archaic spelling, the word offence contains both off and fence, since fences are often erected to keep people and things off the owner’s property and can sometimes be offensive. Here are some strange and creative fences that might stir conversation or controversy, and possibly, give “offence”:
He only says, ‘Good fences make good neighbors’.
Spring is the mischief in me, and I wonder
If I could put a notion in his head:
‘Why do they make good neighbors?
PetPeek allows Fido to check out the neighborhood
Frost’s poem continues with:
Before I built a wall I’d ask to know
What I was walling in or walling out,
And to whom I was like to give offence.
Then others still make statements we try to fathom, or challenge our sense of aesthetics:
Do you have any interesting fences you’d like to submit? I’d like to see how many we can collect together.