One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A woman who is employed to help children cross the road safely near a school by holding up a circular sign on a pole to stop the traffic.
- ‘Road improvements have been promised after a lollipop lady was knocked down outside a school.’
- ‘Do you know a lollipop lady who helps your children get to school safely who should be honoured?’
- ‘Campaigners for a safe crossing patrol called off plans to blockade one of Lancaster's busiest roads when a lollipop woman came to the rescue.’
- ‘One, a lollipop lady, said there were two primary schools off Leeds Road and children deserved protection.’
- ‘A fortnight ago the lollipop lady was taken off the crossing following two near misses, leaving children to fend for themselves.’
- ‘The county council says the lollipop lady had two near misses in 48 hours.’
- ‘She had originally intended to do the job briefly after her son, who was five at the time, nominated her to be a lollipop lady when the school asked for volunteers.’
- ‘Only St Stephen's School has a lollipop lady to help youngsters there cross Gargrave Road.’
- ‘The previous lollipop woman left before Christmas and county council staff have struggled to find anyone suitable for the position.’
- ‘Eunice Robinson, 74, became a lollipop lady by chance - and has been doing the job for more than 40 years.’
- ‘To the hundreds of children she sees every day, Hazel Martindale is the friendly lollipop lady who helps them cross the road.’
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