It’s a new hieroglyphic language: crossed red circles around depictions of prohibited acts. One day the 10 Commandments will be translated into it.
Or maybe the 10 Commandments will be replaced by a new set of commandments, the first of which will be No Smoking (inexplicably missing from the original 10. Didn’t people know that smoking was the very worst thing they could do?)
No Murder should be quite easy. I’ve sketched out a prototype, which should be fairly obvious to anyone.
No Theft could be done in a similar way.
Similarly No Adultery.
No False Gods might be trickier.
So might Bear No False Witness.
Approved or required behaviours would be in green circles.
Thoughts would be in bubbles.
Well, something along those lines.
It obviously needs more work.
But in principle it would be a new international language, easily understandable by anyone living anywhere., much like road signs are
No Pictures Posing With Hats woudd be a tall order though. No Hats would be easy enough. No Pictures (photos) would also be easy. But No Pictures Posing With Hats?
Does that mean it’s OK to wear a hat, but not OK to pose wearing a hat? How do you tell if people are posing?