Sunday, September 16, 2007

nothing does say that


The picture on its own isn't that great, but with Teri's explanation, it kind of is: While sort of technically correct, when I first saw the sign I thought the quotes did not close. Only upon closer inspection did I discover the close quotes outside the box. Also, I would like to point out that I saw this in August. Which holidays are we celebrating with our niece and nephew exactly?:

6 comments:

Gilanah Shoshanah said...

Maybe it's left over from Shavuot (Weeks) at the beginning of the summer. Ice cream is traditional because we celebrate the gift of the land of milk and honey. But gift-giving isn't....

bethany said...

thanks gilanah - that's viable, though still weird.

Anonymous said...

the quotes do make sense here, as it's what's being said (or not)

Travis said...

Disagree, the quote is "Nothing says happy holidays, niece and nephew" is what you would say, or what the product is implying. The quote makes perfect sense.

Quotidian said...

Those "quotes" are not "unnecessary!" In other "words," the text that is "inside" the quotes actually "is" a quote of what "nothing" says! As in:

Harold says, "Gimme some ice cream, and make it snappy!"

James said...

The quotes are correct. That's fine.

But does NO ONE notice the things itself?! Rather than a basic poster that simply says, Nothing says "Happy Holidays" like blah blah...

Instead, it's the fairly complicated, expensive interactive device of some sort. You change who is having a happy holiday... why? Is that necessary?