Wednesday, September 12, 2007

you know, "school"


Another one from Jim who is now at UMD. Possible excuses for the sign-maker: 1) not everyone is in school. 2) some people did school stuff all summer, so it's not really back.

4 comments:

Nolan Bennett said...

I don't know, I kind of have to debate this one... I mean, "back to school" is a pretty common term in marketing and advertising, so it really is sort of a manifested term necessitating at least some typographical indication. Just a thought!

Jeff said...

Meh, I still say unnecessary. Every time they're used around slang like that, I imagine some old coot typing up the sign and shaking his head saying "Kids today and their newfangled language and electronic phonographs and the interwebs. I just don't understand."

And I laugh every time.

bethany said...

what's a "manifested term"? And why does it need quotation marks? So that we know that the writer knows its a cliche?

Anonymous said...

Too much Ph.D. school, Nolan! (You can spot the grad students a mile away....)