Friday, December 07, 2007

is you is or is you ain't my baby


Ok, I know we've done the Toys "r" Us song and dance before, but Sue's subject line for this one was just too good to pass up.

8 comments:

Pete M said...

Love your site, but I don't understand your issue with the backwards "r" in either case (Toys or Babes). The letter by itself would make no sense; it only becomes "are" when you speak it, hence the quotes.

Not all quotes are unnecessary. :)

bethany said...

yeah, my issues is less with the quotes and more with the cutesy obnoxious spelling.

sitboaf said...

If Toys R Us sells toys, what does Babies R Us sell?
Clothes. Yeah, that makes sense.

Karen said...

Lucky for those of us with a pet peeve for unnecessary quote marks, we'll soon have fewer of them to contend with. Toys R Us has just revamped their signage. No more quote marks ! Now they've stuck a big star in the middle of the backwards R.

Not quite the Bradys said...

(Huh. I wonder if that means Sam Walton bought them out?) Anyway, about the signs: quotation marks, no quotation marks, frontwards, backwards- it doesn't matter. They still make no sense. The meaning is that they are babies. Who are? The employees? The owners of the corporation? Is it a plea for assistance? And what does it have to do with shopping there?

Jeff said...

The letter by itself would make no sense, correct. The quotes make it no more grammatically correct. I don't get your point...

Karen said...

And I only just now noticed the lower case i in BABiES...the only lower case letter in the store name. Oh, I get it..it's a BABY i.

hmmph

Anonymous said...

ooh the i. that ain't cool.