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An outbreak of typographical technical speak in the Commons

The nonsense on stilts that is the prospect of compulsory 'No Smoking' signage in ecclesiastical buildings got an airing in the Commons yesterday. Stuart Bell answering for the Church Estate Commission made some vaguely emollient noises, although no promises.

And here's the fun bit:

"Michael Fabricant: I was somewhat alarmed to hear the hon. Gentleman say that all smoking was banned, as I presume that incense is not covered. I support the smoking ban in general, and voted for it but, if he is right and we have to have signs, does he agree that they could be Gothic, with twirly whirly bits, or Norman? Signs like that would fit in more appropriately with beautiful cathedrals such as the one in Lichfield". (Guess where Mickey is MP for...)

There are some rather pretty gothic fonts, with serifs 'twirly whirly' bits here. I suspect he actually meant 'Old English', but never mind.
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Blogger Ed said... 8:25 am

If everyone knows that smoking is banned in public enclosed spaces why does every public enclosed space need a sign anyway?

We don't have signs on every street corner reminding us not to murder passers-by.  



Blogger Nick Drew said... 8:31 am

I feel your blog should be entirely in Gothic Flourish, C

& perhaps there may be a little surprise for Slicker on his return ...  



Blogger Croydonian said... 8:47 am

Not entirely convinced Nick. Maybe an occasional outbreak of Fraktur for polemic?  



Blogger hatfield girl said... 12:13 pm

If it doesn't say you can than you can't is the downhill slide our liberties are taking.

Limiting smoking to rights only must be one of the few socially acceptable but contested behaviours where it would be reasonable though.  



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