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Colin Creevey sent in a clipping from today's newspaper. - Wemyss's Appalling Hobby:
From the Party Guilty of Committing 'Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn'
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Colin Creevey sent in a clipping from today's newspaper.
In peacetime, the day's top story is, well ... thankfully dull.

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clanwilliam From: clanwilliam Date: May 21st, 2006 08:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Break after the hyphen on Scrimgeour, that should balance the headline properly and lose that fourth deck.

Don't they have *proper* subs, damnit?
wemyss From: wemyss Date: May 21st, 2006 09:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

It's the Prophet.

That fairly well answers that.

(You're right, of course, but what's done is done.)
aillil From: aillil Date: May 21st, 2006 09:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

*headdesk*

This sounds like the EU trying to introduce new whatever-strikes-your-fancy, to which the locals object just because.

Wouldn't the new signs have to be in kilometres anyway?
wemyss From: wemyss Date: May 21st, 2006 09:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

Wizarding Britain is defiantly and adamantly not part of the EU.

And as for adopting some Frog measurement ... imagine the rioting.
aillil From: aillil Date: May 21st, 2006 09:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

Wizarding EU Parliament

-- located in Strasbourg, Wizarding EU headquarters in Bruxelles, monetary union (which they might already have for all we know), ECB in Frankfurt. Oh, that would be so cool... This calls for crack!meta, oh yes.
wemyss From: wemyss Date: May 21st, 2006 09:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

Of course, to some of us Eurosceptics...

... ECB will always mean, solely, the England Cricket Board.

But, yes, this is fun. Go for it: answer the siren call of the crack-meta.
tree_and_leaf From: tree_and_leaf Date: May 22nd, 2006 11:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Typical of Scrimgeour to want to imitate the less aesthetically pleasing aspect of the Muggle world, isn't it?
wemyss From: wemyss Date: May 22nd, 2006 02:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

Isn't it, though?

Actually, the whole issue came up when I found the transport font online for free.
themolesmother From: themolesmother Date: May 22nd, 2006 05:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

And wizarding miles, of course, remain Cornish miles

... which are different every time you make the journey.

Ref French measurements. Since coming to France I've been amused to find that the livre (pound) and demi-livre are still used by some people as a unit of measurement for quantities. Most prices are also still given in Francs as well as Euros, and older people will actually convert the "new" Francs into "old" Francs still. Bizzare.

MM
wemyss From: wemyss Date: May 23rd, 2006 02:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

Naturally.

Whilst French Wizards, no doubt, seeing all this as revolutionary madness, are still using the ecu.
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