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Comment: Sign of the times?

Although most of my back catalogue of amusing curios is drawn from newspapers and Department of Health documents, signposts often yield their own inspiration (hence the snappy title). My own place of work, or at least the private finance company that owns it, has been cited in the national press recently for its wonderful sign in the car park that read ‘Car Parking for White Circular Permit Holders Only’. The potential racist (non-white) and shapist (non-circular) implications were acknowledged and a new, more grammatically correct, sign has been created – though not before it had been noted as DIP editorial material.
Dermatology in practice 2008; 16(1): 3–3
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