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Note: Some images are graphic in nature. - the period of cosmography
Note: Some images are graphic in nature.
Do English native speakers consider the formulation of the warning in brackets as ridiculous as I do?

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jackfirecat From: jackfirecat Date: April 4th, 2012 06:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not so much, assuming you do.

I haven't clicked through, I'm assuming you're commenting on the words rather than whether the images are 'graphic' in sense not in OED yet (see below) but dating from 1856 at least.

'graphic', otherwise, means drawn to me, so it's not tautologous with 'photographs', (despite the '-graphs')

Draft additions December 2002

Providing or conveying full, unexpurgated detail; expressly stated or represented; explicit, esp. in the depiction of sex or violence.

1856 N.Y. Times 6 Dec. 3/2 The publishers‥say it is a ‘graphic and thrilling description of a wrecking scene on the coast of New Jersey’, but it is not very graphic nor particularly thrilling.
1927 B. J. Stern Social Factors in Med. Progress 56 Condemning vaccination in violent abusive language and describing its resultant horrors in graphic detail.
anselmo_b From: anselmo_b Date: April 5th, 2012 08:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, I'm commenting on what you assume. I did understand what was meant but the phrasing still sounded dumb to me; as if you'd say: "Note: some tunes are musical in nature". Oh well. That one is open to interpretation too, but maybe ambiguity is not appropriate when calling attention.
Anyway, thanks for the reply.
jackfirecat From: jackfirecat Date: April 5th, 2012 12:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Some warnings are offputting in nature
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