30 thoughts on “I Blame The Parenthesis

      1. Mark Dennehy

        Is it actually ( ] or is that just an artifact of foreshortening in the photograph?
        (Sort of like the typographical version of the whole blue/gold dress thing)

      2. Slightly Bemused

        Clauses may be contracted in accordance with law by two parentheses without distinction as to their orientation

  1. Fran Green

    That sign is perfectly normal. Full company name with its location to differentiate it from other McDonnell’s Ltd. that may exist.

    Nothing to see here, move along Broadsheet.

    1. Bobby Rwanda

      The use of different format brackets is what’s under review here, not the brackets alone – ( vs. ]

      1. ahyeah

        looks like the section of the sign ‘een st.)’ might have been replaced. so the different style is sort of excusable.

      2. Fran Green

        Ahh… ty. I see it now. Its very subtle, you’d hardly notice it, unless you stared at it hard for an hour.
        The lower sized font of the (Queen St.] isn’t an issue for me, as I have see that before on company names like this too.

    1. Mustafa

      It’s not different fonts, it’s that the brackets don’t match. Same league as using single and double quotation marks on the one quote. Or… I can’t think of other examples.

      But that’s ok. Those two are plenty.

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