Say what?

grammar-trespass1I spent quite a bit of time trying to figure out the way “trespassed” is used on this sign at Schenck Forest in Raleigh.

I thought that “trespass” is what the folks who are entering a place without permission are doing, but this sign indicates that it’s something that will be done to such folks. Some legal glossaries gave me an inkling that being “trespassed” means being sued for doing something wrong.

Still, the meaning is clear: Don’t take your dogs on a walk at Schenck.

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