Had an impulse late last night to read over some of Conformist’s older posts cause I find his writing very very beautiful and came across a post about shop/commercial signs where some of the letters have fallen off. He had a conspiracy that a giant ransom note was being compiled by the missing letters.
It reminded me of my favourite case of lost letters in a sign. There was a shop on North King Street, just by the bottom of Capel Street called Tony’s Discount Store. I don’t think I ever saw it in business, and I think it’s been gone a while, but when I did notice it first the “Dis” and “o” had come apart from the sign leaving the inevitably funny title. I still laugh at it when it comes into my head – which it still often does.