When I am Copyeditor General (pt.2)
Case in point, the warning in the parking lot at Stone Zoo:
"What's that?" I asked The Boy.
"Dunno," he said. "Maybe it means no tailgating."
I had to search around online before I discovered it meant "no sitting in the parking lot with the engine running."
In other words, no idling.
Why couldn't they just say that? It's a much more common phrase. A Google search shows 93,000 results for "no idling," but only 30 for "no live parking." They were almost all in Massachusetts, so it's obviously a regionalism (and therefore the logical wording to post at a location that may attract out-of-state visitors).
On the other hand, I did get this fabulous shot of the jaguar:
Hey, I have one of those at home: