We knew that the exterior of the Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum in Lichfield was due for a spruce-up to celebrate the great lexicographer's tercentenary year, but what we weren't prepared for was the big, slightly illiterate sign erected on the side of his house. Don't even get me started on the practice of omitting apostrophes because you don't know how to use them properly. What would Dr Johnson have thought of this? No wonder he looks fed up (below).
Toile de Jouy, circa 1760
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