Tobacco Warning Labels by King James I

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danimalia

Lifer
Sep 2, 2015
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I like think of King James seeing someone speak highly of smoking tobacco, and deciding to power up the ol' laptop to feverishly compose this counterblast.

Why should I take him seriously though? That King James couldn't even dunk!

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Servant King

Lifer
Nov 27, 2020
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I like think of King James seeing someone speak highly of smoking tobacco, and deciding to power up the ol' laptop to feverishly compose this counterblast.

Why should I take him seriously though? That King James couldn't even dunk!

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But he's in prime position to fart right in that defender's face. "Hmmm...smells like Captain Black Red Sky!"
 

Jaylotw

Lifer
Mar 13, 2020
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Why is the letter “S” only used at the end of words, but in the middle of words they used “f”. Unless it’s capital letters. I’m asking the real questions.
 
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Casual

Lifer
Oct 3, 2019
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Why is the letter “S” only used at the end of words, but in the middle of words they used “f”. Unless it’s capital letters. I’m asking the real questions.
I confefs to knowing only a little, but I believe it developed from the conventions of old Latin handwritten script.

There were a whole set of rules of when to use the f-like long s, or the short s. Eventually we gave it up.
 

pitchfork

Lifer
May 25, 2012
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I confefs to knowing only a little, but I believe it developed from the conventions of old Latin handwritten script.

There were a whole set of rules of when to use the f-like long s, or the short s. Eventually we gave it up.
That's right. What we now call the "long s" was just the lower-case/miniscule "s" in Latin handwriting and its use survived until the late 18th century (more or less), both in print and in script.