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"Trespassers will be violated" is a joke sign motif. It essentially combines components from two common warning signs often seen, one being that trespassers will be prosecuted, and the other being that violators will be prosecuted--the violation under consideration being the violation of property rights inherent in an act of trespassing. The comedy is dark, the proposition of a person being "violated" bringing to mind imagery much more disturbing than that of somebody simply enduring a prosecution.

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According to Chord: "Reminds me of Winnie the Pooh, all of a sudden. There's a sign in the forest that's clearly broken in half and it says "Tresspassers Will". Everyone thinks it's a name and it took me twenty years to get the joke."

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