I’m talking about the yellow plastic signs that are put up when a floor is slippery. They have a graphic of a little stick figure taking a spill, and all of the ones I have seen say Attention! (English), Cuidado! (Spanish), and Achtung! (German). At least I think I’ve got those right.
Anyway, I’m just curious why the signs have those three particular languages. Actually, I’m mostly curious about the German. English I understand, and Spanish I get because it’s the second most spoken language in the US, but German? I checked Wikipedia and German isn’t even in the top 5 most spoken languages. Oh, I guess this question is specifically about these signs in the US, because I’m sure they have different languages in different places.
So, what’s the deal with the “Achtung!”?