Thursday, January 31, 2008

slipperly


Timothy in Somerville, MA saw this one at the local liquor store. Clearly, the sign-maker was skeptical about the word "cautions" but feels slipperly should be introduced into Standard Edited English. I'm inclined to agree.

24 comments:

Jeff said...

Amazing. Absolutely astounding. The mixed capitalization is awesome, too!

Darby said...

Wow! What a truly excellent specimen.

Love your blog. I've been hanging out for a few weeks, so I might as well de-lurk myself. :)

vieve said...

Aww, my town, making me proud! I wish I knew which liquor store so I could gawk at it in the flesh...

ghosthair said...

Apparently the sign maker took a few drinks in the store before making it! Too funny. BTW, love your site.

Timothy said...

vieve, it was SavMore liquors on McGrath Highway.... not sure if the sign is still there, but what a great sign it was =)

John from Grand Haven, MI said...

We have a winner!! This is my new favorite!

Karen said...

We've used SLIPPERLY as a word around our house for years, because as you say, it's just a great word.

I also suggest we add LASTERDAY to the dictionary, a word also invented by one of my daughters and kept in our standard household speech. It means anything that happened in the recent past, and it's right handy to use. :)

Dan Reads Comics said...

It's nice to see that Gollum was able to get past all that ring business and open up a shop.

Andi said...

"dan reads comics" gets the geek award for this round! (and with a name like that, who else stood a chance?)
Just teasing. Gollum was very far from my mind when I read the sign, but I think I get a runner-up award since I can imagine him saying it.

Not quite the Bradys said...

It's my new favorite too. I especially like the fact that the sign indicates there are MULTIPLE cautions, leaving the reader to wonder where the other ones are. At least we've been made aware of the slipper issue though.

Cindy said...

I am so glad I found this blog. The punctuation geek in me gets a great laugh. "Cautions," you might get weird looks for laughing audibly about this blog in the workplace.

Anonymous said...

Nothing's better than a Y that also serves as an underline.

Anonymous said...

“CAUTIONS”
SLippeRlY

That's fun.

Anne Marie said...

one of the funniest ones in a while. haha. and that Y...

suziegardner said...

Haha, "slipperly". That's so adorable. :)

Kristy said...

Hee-stinking-larious!!

Most definitely one for the Greatest Hits list.

I agree with "anonymous", using the Y as an underline is just pure genius.

"Cautions". Slipperly. Y underline.

Niiiiiice.

Angelfish said...

My new favorite! Like darby this one took me out of lurkdom too. :)

Anonymous said...

and with such flare! with all the confidence of a person for whom english is a first language. i have a feeling, though, that this person is a transplant learning the language from his/her drunken customers. in fact, that sign might be a direct quote from an unsteady but civic-minded patron.

Karen said...

Won't this also work for the Lowercase L site (and i, and p, and e) ? LOL

Michael Grant Smith said...

"Readings" the sign is funnerly.

ros said...

Does 'slipperly' mean 'acting in the manner of a slipper'?

Neets said...

I think slipperly could now mean that you are inclined to wear your slippers more often than you should.

Anonymous said...

in that case, my grandpa's pretty slipperly.

The Dan Ward said...

Wow, that's my favorite "sign" yet.

Great blog!