Nepo!

Seen on the east end of Main Street.  The orientation of the letters is right from this side, but “nepo” isn’t a word.  On the other side, the letters are in the right order to say “open”, but the letters are flipped the wrong way.  Was this an intentional compromise, knowing the banner would be seen from both sides, or is it a mistake?

- Fr. Matthew Green

 

About Matthew Green

I am an origami artist and photographer (and teacher of both), a blogger, a freelance translator, former philosophy professor, and I love to sing. You can see my photos on Flickr and buy prints of some of them on Fine Art America. You can find me on Instagram, Twitter (@mehjg), and in various and sundry other social media sites on the web.
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5 Responses to Nepo!

  1. As a lefthanded person I read it right to left. Weird huh?

  2. zippypinhead says:

    Flagmaker was a bit dyslexic? But, it does get your attention so perhaps a clever marketing scheme.
    And who is the sadistic SOB that made dyslexia so hard to spell?

  3. Jerry Ackerman says:

    I once saw a restaurant named doof doog. Of course it came out boof boog.

  4. cape anner says:

    They are aliens from the planet Zeta Reticulae 2. NEPO means open there.

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