I spotted this sign near a friend's house in southern England.
Political consciousness does not seem to exist in that country. Here, some normally considerate English people are calling a spade a spade and a dumb woman a dumb woman. This is fodder for stand-up comedians, but I won't make light of someone's disability.
Then again, thinking about this sign, I realized that my first thoughts were misguided and made little sense. There's a difference between deaf and dumb (the latter have more than one meaning).
I understand the need to warn motorists of someone with a hearing impairment, who might not notice a car approaching. But, a dumb woman could be a blessing for some men...
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.