Three pictures this week, this one from Sinnington Church.
I love the shapes of the letters and spelling.
The next two from Greece.
My favourite I think. The World is a Fascinating place.
Please leave a link to your Letter inspired pictures in the comments below.
Next weeks prompt is Light.
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Your first sign had me wondering about that f for an s. Actually, I have wondered about it for a very long time so I went to look it up. Interestingly, it is called a “long S”. In discussion I found out when and why it was dropped too.
‘“The death knell,” he writes, “was finally sounded on September 10th 1803 when … The Times newspaper quietly switched to a modern typeface with no long s or old-fashioned ligatures (this was one of several reforms instituted by John Walter the Second, who became joint proprietor and exclusive manager of The Times at the beginning of 1803).”’ (found here: http://tinyurl.com/ydannmko )
This was a fun post and I learned something new. Thanks!
That is a very interesting comment. I had not heard of the long S, and all changes because of the Times. Thank you for finding this out for us.
My pleasure, Nana Cathy. I will have to keep searching, because now that I finally know what it is called I still am unable to understand its placement and usage within a word.
An interesting spread of letters, you influenced my idea Cathy. The last one has the most potential I think. Here is my contribution https://haikuhound.wordpress.com/2017/11/16/an-open-letter/
Ah, variety really is the spice of blogging! Well done!
Absolutely, and the older I get the more easy it is to surprise.
You are full of surprises my dear!
An interesting variety of letters here! The French use that word a lot too and don’t beep it out of any songs. I remember my girls marvelling that the kids on the school bus with them would be singing along to the radio, at the tops of their voices, songs with the ‘t-h-u-c-k’ word in it (as they used to call it). I suppose a foreign swear word doesn’t have the same power elsewhere which is probably why you see so many old people and children, especially in Asia, wearing rude English phrases on their t-shirts.
Someone who shall be nameless had trouble with the Tr sound, it coming out like an F. He was obsessed with trucks, which meant an explanation was required when he began playschool!
Interesting that a Greek would right the last comment in English or was it a tourist?
Well that is the question. I found it round the back of a building up a dusty wooded hill, not where you might expect to find a tourist with a spray can.
I wasn’t expecting the last one!!
Just occassionally it’s good to surprise one’s readers!
You surprised me Cathy!
An absolutely brilliantly wide range – the last one certainly packs a punch! Love it!
Says it all!
Well that went from one extreme to the other Cathy! I’m impressed with the Greek’s usage and spelling of English 😀
Chronologically the pictures were taken in reverse order. I know very good English.
🙂 me too