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Date: 21/03/13

Some Things Never Change, Do They?

It's been Budget Week, of course, and as a necessary diversion from the sight of a man drowning while deliberately puncturing his own water-wings ("George? Don't do that!"), I've been leafing through my first-edition copies of the collections of misprints and odd signs compiled by Denys Parsons and published by Macmillan in the 1950s.

The following notice - seen at a Conservative Association Garden Fête - seems still to be especially apt:

Sign saying 'The Chancellor of the Exchequer will be speaking at 5pm - Beware of pickpockets'