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Re: CHAT When is a bath not a bath? (Re: Hymn to IKEA etc)

From:Tristan McLeay <kesuari@...>
Date:Monday, March 1, 2004, 14:11
 --- "Mark J. Reed" <markjreed@...> wrote: > On
Mon, Mar 01, 2004 at 04:24:26PM +1100, Tristan
> McLeay wrote: > > the no-signs are backwards. > > The "no" signs are frequently backwards here, as > well, for which I hold > the movie "Ghostbusters" entirely to blame. :) The > correct > international NO symbol has a backslash \, not a > slash /. The idea was > that it is an N superimposed over an O, with the > sides of the N curved > to fit over the O, leaving only the crossbar visibly > distinct.
Well then the international NO symbol has almost no currency here. It's always done with a forward slash. And Ghostbusters certainly isn't to blame; this is the symbol used on streetsigns (for instance, no standing, no parking, no right turn etc. etc.). -- Tristan. -- Find local movie times and trailers on Yahoo! Movies.