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#3379 - 06/08/00 01:01 AM Anyone know the word for...?  
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There is a word for the little arrow that says "You are Here" on a map. I read it about a year ago. Anyone know the word for this?


#3380 - 06/08/00 11:59 AM Re: Anyone know the word for...?  
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Sorry, Meta4, I don't know the word for that little arrow, but it reminds me of a cartoon I saw years ago showing a similar map in an airport terminal with an arrow saying 'You are here' and another arrow some distance away saying 'Your luggage is here'. I bet there's a word for that!


#3381 - 06/08/00 06:59 PM Re: Anyone know the word for...?  
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How about pointer or indicator?


#3382 - 06/09/00 12:12 AM Re: Anyone know the word for...?  
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>>...a cartoon I saw years ago showing a similar map in an airport terminal with an arrow saying 'You are here' and another arrow some distance away saying 'Your luggage is here'. I bet there's a word for that!<<

Paul, I bet we all know that word, but the AWAD gurus won't let it slip through


#3383 - 06/09/00 08:35 AM Re: Anyone know the word for...?  
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I think the cartoon was along the lines of "Breakfast in London, Lunch in Paris, Luggage in Rome"


#3384 - 06/12/00 04:43 AM Re: Anyone know the word for...?  
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I vaguely remember hearing of an airline, somewhere in Eastern Europe I think it was, which had the slogan "We send your luggage in all directions" until someone had a quiet word with them. Probably an urban legend, but ...

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