Precautionary languages preserve the integrity of identity. Aerosol markings on the pavement are a precautionary language that communicates a need to protect. A photograph showing the placement of markings on the pavement may imply that construction has already happened, is in progress, or will happen. We cannot be sure. For us, the markings just are. The markings are different colors, lengths, and shapes. Perhaps we may encounter them walking on the sidewalk or see them on the pavement while crossing the street. These markings are intended for a specific audience but illustrate the purpose of precautionary language. Literacy of this language preserves the integrity of what is represented. Recognizing this form of language, through photography, is a catalyst for understanding the communication of precaution.

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