Several times a day I go past this sign, it makes me cranky.
I saw the man 'planting' it in the ground. I said to him, said I "that's gramatically incorrect". He looked at my blankly, looked back at the sign and delared that it was not.
"Yes it is, it should read houses"
"no it shouldn't"
"but there are many houses, not just a house"
"but house five is this way" (he waved an arm in the general direction)
"yes but so are houses six through to 17"
He muttered something and went back to planting.
I began to doubt my grammar, I am a terrible speller so I could be wrong here too. I asked my mum, she knows about this kind of thing. Mum assured me I was right and he was a twit (I doubt very much that she used the word twit).
It was a bit of a squeeze and VERY difficult to write with the silly little brush thing but I think I have made my point.
(Now, no picking up poor grammar in this post please!)