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Percy Balemans  Identity Verified
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Oct 31, 2008

E-mail message ends up on road sign

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JaneTranslates  Identity Verified
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I don't understand. Oct 31, 2008

Is there an image in your post that I'm not receiving, perhaps? Or am I just dense today?

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NancyLynn
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Hi Jane Oct 31, 2008

If you click on the red text in a post, you will be brought to a new page. Red text indicates a link. This is the link in Percy's post, and when you see it I'm sure you'll get a good laugh: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/7702913.stm

Best on a Friday afternoon,
Nancy

If you just mouse over Percy's red text, you'll see the link I posted here at the bottom of your page.
N.

[Edited at 2008-10-31 18:06]


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bohy  Identity Verified
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Fantastic Oct 31, 2008

Thank you so much...

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Gillian Scheibelein  Identity Verified
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Here's another one Oct 31, 2008

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/south_east/4794753.stm

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Not sure whether to laugh or cry... Oct 31, 2008

Someone sent this photo to me earlier this week, and of course I sent it on to everyone. One of the best of many blunders with bilingual signage in Wales... though bladder one is also a good try.

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Thanks, Nancy Lynn Oct 31, 2008

The answer to my question, then, is: I'm dense today. I just didn't recognize it as a link, without any "http" or slashes or colons or dots.... In my defense, the other discussion board where I spend a lot of time uses colored text quite a bit, so red didn't immediately evoke a response in my clicking finger.

That being said, thanks again, and now I'll go take a look at Percy's pic!


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BBC News Oct 31, 2008

Just saw it about 30 minutes ago on the BBC News.

Still ROTFLMAO!


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