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
> 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
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.).
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