(EXPRESS) — The Government will phase out the traditional signposts - which include 4,000 uses of e.g. alone - in an attempt to indulge non-English speakers who find them "difficult to read".
It has been claimed the move was designed to promote "plain English" but critics say the mollycoddling decision is "short sighted".
Those condemning the move say the words have been part of "common parlance" for hundreds of years.
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