The kind of creepy symbol for a pharmacy–the Bowl of Hygieia–along with the Arabic text makes for an interesting juxtaposition of text and image.
The image is actually a snake drinking from a bowl. Hygieia was the medicine god’s daughter. Bless her heart for the cure.
Restaurante Forte do Porto FRUTOS DO MAR CARNES PEIXE AVESEMASSAS
How’s your Portuguese? What’s the name of the restaurant and what do they serve?
Today, we look at text gone by, terms that you don’t hear or see anymore. A list of these things that you just don’t hear about anymore has many more terms on it than 10.
Here are ones that you might see left when you’re out and about, cruising around your town.
1. soda fountain
2. transistor radio
3. stop crying or I’ll give you something to cry about
4. children are to be seen and not heard
5. ice box (refrigerator)
6. “Yes, Ma’am”
7. Jordan Marsh (You’d have to be from Miami to remember that one!)
9. “Meet me at the Automat”
10. fallout shelter
Freedom of the press and of speech has been a Western stalwart in text and image photography from political cartoons to campaign posters. By now everyone in the West knows what happened to 12 journalists (among others) at the office of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine that has been known to make fun of religion and its symbolism.
I wondered all day how this news is presented in the Arab world because I really like finding out the views from both sides of an issue. Well, wonder no more because many Arab publications it isn’t news. In other words, today’s news about Paris isn’t heard or seen in many countries.
An eighties AIDS adage, Silence=Death, among many others (Sticks and stones can break your bones, but words will never hurt me) pop up in my mind.
What adage pops up in your mind relating today’s troubling news?
A new pop culture term, alive and well in the media, takes men on for their bad subway-sitting habits.
Sit politely on the subway, men.
Subway signs have been posted in New York City to keep men from occupying too much space. “Make room for the ladies (and other men),” the cliche goes.
Space is an issue for subway riders.