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May 24, 2005 12:10 AM
Broken: (question) Words on pavement
Simon Trew poses a question for TIB readers:
In the UK, when text is written on the road surface, if several lines are needed then they proceed in the normal fashion from top to bottom (the top line being farthest away). In the US and Canada (and I think I have seen this elsewhere in continental Europe) they are written so that the nearest line is the start of the message. Being British I always find this rather strange since I read the message backwards, although no doubt the reverse is true for Americans, Canadians etc.
I can see the logic in each (write it as you would on the page; write it so the first line is seen first). Which is better?
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