This one's brilliant.
What's up with the can-pass-germs hyphenation?
You've got to wonder if the person who wrote this has a brain or not. This isn't even one of the common quotation mistakes, this is just weird.
I hadn't even noticed the "can-pass-germs" hyphenation! Can this get any better?
Yours has GOT to be one "of" the most original blogs I've seen. It's hilarious... it's like engrish.com but about quotations!Good stuff,Sergewww.therockgazette.com
As long as you touch more than 1 puppy at a time your ok.
holy crap, that's hall of fame-worthy!
:( bodzin stole my comment. That makes me "a" sad puppy.
You're right, this is beyond weird. It's funny, but the more I think about it, the more I just want to know what the person who wrote this was thinking.
Puppies are like Potato chips. You can't have just one.
Puppies are crunchier, but not as salty.
Haha! Great blog! I don't have any photos, but I can pass along these small additions:...An overly-patriotic gas station where I used to live had a sign on each pump that read: "God" Bless America!...And all the times I'd get mail on my desk with my name in quotes. Was it really for me?
It is weird. I'm thinking that the writer was saying that if you touch "a" single puppy... yes, even just ONE puppy that you could unwittingly pass evil puppy germs.
Scott: I just had an image of Lucy screaming "Dog Germs!"
My theory is that the underlined "A" could be replaced with the word "each." I have no idea about the "can-pass-germs" hyphenation.
that a is nearly taking flight. and you can't help but love can-pass-germs.
I like to read it as kind of cynical...like, "You may think you're going to touch only ONE puppy, but I know you'll really touch LOTS of puppies -- and the germs-you-pass-thereby will kill them all." Of course, it's hard to see how washing your hands before touching a (or the first) puppy will prevent the spread of germs from one puppy to the next. I'd think you'd have to wash your hands between puppy-touchings for that. Or are they concerned only with human-to-puppy infection?
Also: "You" -- If That Is Your Real Nameyou filth-mitted puppy-germ-vector
if they are so worried about passing germs from puppy to puppy, they could simply have asked that we not rub our puppies together...duh!
They must have taken their hyphenation cues from the Associated Press manual of style.
Perhaps the puppies are labelled alphabetically, and only the "A" puppy is germy.
This is what it means: Someone has said that they won't pass germs, that they will only touch one puppy, therefore, the sign maker is telling them they won't just touch "A" puppy.What's funnier are some of the mistakes in the comments by people who are ridiculing this sign maker, for example, the one who doesn't know the difference in your and you're and the one who agreed with him. lol
Anonymous, you made the sign, didn't you? YOU'RE a freaky-ass puppy-toucher. (How's that for hyphenation?)
hahahahaha lily bart, that just made me sooo happy
Is "from puppy-to-puppy" even correct? I would have thought either "from puppy to puppy" or "puppy-to-puppy" would be OK, but not the combination. I'm impressed, however, that the sign writer got "your" right in "your hands."
The only problem I have with this achingly funny blog is that whenever I am at the computer I don't get any "work" done. "Thank you."
This site is great. It makes me remember all of the funny signs I have seen over the years...I wish I had the photos to submit!
I can pass germs from puppy to puppy? Awesome, I hate puppies! Thanks a lot...
Perhaps this is a hidden contest! Think about it... Guess which puppy this sign refers to as, "A," and "you" are the lucky winner. Win a germ free puppy! Yeyah. Or maybe win some dog food. Or, like a coupon for some dog food. Eh, whever..As for can-pass-germs, this is clearly a visual demonstration which details how the germ originator, "can" makes a connection "-" which leads the germ to, "pass" and from there it traverses "-" to "germs." From this demonstration the reader would draw a correlation between the alleged germs and the process of puppy-to-puppy passing embedded in the warning.This is secretly brilliant. I'm going to continue dissecting this...
i think the emphasis on the "A" is to make sure you only touch one and not "ALL" of the puppies!
It says that "you" can-pass-germs from PUPPY-TO-PUPPY. Does this imply, then, that "you" are yourself a puppy? It doesn't make sense for puppy-to-puppy germ-passing to take place unless all involved parties are themselves puppies. Isn't it human-to-puppy if "you" as a human are passing the germs?It's too hard to figure out by myself ... this is a debate best left to a board of professionals.
"Sorry" to add more but, when I read the "from puppies-to-puppies" part I just kept wondering where I was passing them to? Obviously, it's from whatever a "puppies-to-puppies" is, but there is no destination...
I think you all have it wrong. This person knew exactly what they (yes, they - neuter singular. I'm starting a revolution. I don't care.). The command is to not touch A puppy, as opposed to B or C puppy; the quotes are there to ensure that the reader does not mistake A for the article, a. The second phrase is merely clarifying that "your" in the first line is referring to a person named Can-Pass-Germs who is from the town of Puppy-To-Puppy (I'm not sure if this Puppy-To-Puppy is the one in Idaho or New York. Insight?).
setzer557 hit it right on the "nose"... Go ahead and touch puppy "B" - or any other puppy EXCEPT "A". Check - they must be marked....
I know it's all about the q-marks here, but the writer is obviously of the lowest common denominator as evidenced by the fact they "sell puppies." To get all the tragic FAQs about puppies sold commercially, (and to help stop the madness,) read this: http://www.aspca.org/fight-animal-cruelty/puppy-mills/puppy-mill-faq.html
Y' know, you gott"a" love "permen'a'nce" "&" "m'a'rk"ers "a"ll rolled "together-in-one [sic]" !!!!oneoneoneleven!
and the musing goes on.... (along with the "a"musing). I had been thinking that the infant dog "A" must be one SICK puppy! The "you" tells me that even though his/her contagion could be responsible for a large number of kennel deaths, I would be blamed.I had to read all the way down to setzer557 before i understood.
I"'"m "surprised" that noone has noticed the quotes around "'you'""." Maybe that's where the signs "meaning" "lies':'" "It 'means'" that "'you'" cannot actually pass germs from "puppy" to "puppy," "they" just "have" to put that there for "legal" "purposes""." Previously known as John"."
Can I touch "B" puppy??
Can i just kill myself now? I edit, and I can't keep up.
I only have one question. Is there a "B" puppy and, if so, may I touch it?
I'm surprised no one has commented on the in-house q-marks left by commenter Amelia! She thinks the people "sell puppies." I don't see any evidence from the sign that the puppies are for sale OR available for medical experiments.
I think the recipient of this message is an individual who goes by a native american style nickname, Can-pass-germs. The person who made this sign apparently bears the alias "Puppy-to-puppy"
Yes, same improbable thought occurred to me. Can't take any chances with puppies "B", "C" and "D"! But far more likely the writer was simply good, old-fashioned thick.
I still come back to this post years later. So much goodness! I'm in love with a blog post!
"What's up with the can-pass-germs hyphenation?" I don't know, but it sounds like a Big Bang Theory episode.
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