[Ads-l] Horizontal murals

Mark Mandel markamandel at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jun 7 03:51:18 UTC 2020

>From Arnold Zwicky's blog (https://arnoldzwicky.org/2020/06/06/murals/)

A usage that was new to me, suddenly George Floyd-prominent in the news.
Two examples, with the usage boldfaced:
— “Watch: ‘Black Lives Matter’ *mural* painted on streets leading to White
House”, caption for an NBC News video accompanying the story “D.C. Mayor
Bowser has ‘Black Lives Matter’ painted on street leading to White House:
The act was intended to honor protesters who had peacefully assembled
earlier this week” by Rebecca Shabad and Dartunorro Clarkon on 6/5/20.
— from the Valley News Live site (KVLY-TV, Red River Valley News in Fargo
ND): “DC paints huge Black Lives Matter *mural* near White House”, with
this photo from CNN:

<img src=http://arnoldzwicky.s3.amazonaws.com/BLMMural.jpg >

Murals usually go on walls. This one — surprise — is on a roadway.

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