Foreign signs speak volumnes

By David Hill In Inbox

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14th January, 2012
Our rather gorgeous guide for Portugal/Spain was called Osiris. As in Osiris, Judge of the Dead: was our tour party really looking that bad? The comely Hispanic’s name was just one sign we were far from home. There had already been other signs: the ones in Hong Kong shop windows reading: “All Day Cafe: Hours 12.30 – 0.30”, and “Sucking Pig Sandwich”. The Daily Mail headline as we transited Heathrow: “Man hurled to ground by rutting stag”. The pro­clamation on a takeaway coffee cup at the same place: “A mastery of milk dribbling, steaming and stretching is fundamental ...

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