I'm in Hawai'i on vacation (eat your heart out), thanks to my Army-man brother, and reading The Honolulu Advertiser.
Today in the arts & leisure section, there's a mini review for the movie The Rape of Europa.
I read the last sentence six times before I could figure this out. (OK, OK, I was reading at the breakfast table, so I wasn't really concentrating hard.)
Film critic Roger Ebert gave it ***.
(I can't do the solid black stars on here.)
OH! Roger Ebert gave it three stars!
Use English, please!
All right, I sort of like the idea of using symbols as though they were words, for fun--but not in a straight news story.
What symbol have you been tempted to drop into written work?