Friday, November 20, 2015

Letter of the Day

"So some people don't like Optus's posters in Arabic ('Optus pulls Arabic ads after alleged threat', November 18). I have a message for them: 0-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9. Those are Arabic numerals. They were brought back from the Middle East by the crusaders and quickly replaced old, unwieldy Roman numerals. So if you wish to object to signs and other messages printed in Arabic, I'm sorry. You're about a thousand years too late." Phillip Cohen Lake Munmorah (Sydney Morning Herald, 19/11/12)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Optus is the main sponsor of the Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce.