We regularly see vans on Indian roads with “Horn OK Please” painted/written on them however, have you ever ever puzzled what this phrase truly means and what is the logic behind it?
Effectively, this ubiquitous signal is definitely intriguing for 2 causes: first being that it actually does not make any grammatical sense, and the second for the query it raises as to why would Indian vans be encouraging drivers to honk their horns?
Even vans, who are usually not significantly geared up with aspect mirrors have this phrase painted on the again to induce drivers to make use of their horn as a sign to the truck driver when they’re overtaking.
Whereas, the “Horn Please” signal can nonetheless be justified with the reason talked about above, it’s nonetheless unclear as to why there may be an “OK” within the center, since this phrase makes extra sense by itself, proper?
One idea means that the “OK” needs to be learn individually from “Horn Please” as it’s supposed to solely seem to the attention when the motive force behind the truck is at a protected distance.
Apparently, when the motive force strikes too near the truck, solely “Horn Please” is seen. Nonetheless, the validity of this idea can also be questionable, given the truth that there may be little or no consistency in how the phrases are painted.
Effectively, there may be one other idea, that implies that the “OK” truly means “On Kerosene” to induce drivers to maintain their distance. Would not make any sense?
Get this, Throughout WWII there was a worldwide scarcity of diesel and since kerosene was cheaper and simply accessible at the moment, truck drivers most popular utilizing kerosene. Who knew?
This idea positively makes extra sense than the earlier one as Indian truck drivers nonetheless combine diesel with kerosene to save cash on fuel.
That is not all, although. There’s one other idea that implies, ‘OK’ was truly the identify of a detergent that was launched, again then, by the Tata Group.
And, they used these vans as a medium of promotion so that they often painted ‘OK’ accompanied by a lotus flower, which is completed even at this time.
Identical to us, folks on Twitter had been additionally fascinated by this intriguing reality, that almost all of us have been oblivious to.
Horn please to pata tha however okay aaj pata chala
— MayaMemeSaab (@MayaMemeSaab) February 3, 2020
Thanks! Been questioning the identical for years now, could not discover a credible supply even then.
— No DMs. (@burningmybridge) February 5, 2020
So, at this time you learnt one thing new. Huh?