[Ads-l] Horizontal murals

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Jun 7 16:01:31 UTC 2020

A “mural” in the sense in which the old Burma Shave signs constituted “billboards”.

> On Jun 6, 2020, at 11:51 PM, Mark Mandel <markamandel at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> From Arnold Zwicky's blog (https://arnoldzwicky.org/2020/06/06/murals/)
> *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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