Tuesday, February 12, 2008

is it an umbrella, or not?


This may be the elusive double comma, but Julie says she and her friends spent the rest of the day making upside-down air-quotes, which sounds pretty fun. I also wonder, why did they need a sign for the umbrella in the first place?

12 comments:

Kristy said...

a.) Are the quotes around the umbrella or the arrow?

b.) At first I thought the sign was indicating where to put your umbrella (like here, under this arrow), but that would be "umbrellas", probably.

Interesting.

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't you put your umbrella up, not down?

Jim said...

No, that would be "umbrella's". :)

John D. Moore said...

I don't know, it looks to me like the sign has taken some artistic license. I'd imagine it was pointing to an umbrella or several umbrellas, possibly in a shop. The arrow has been repurposed as the handle of the umbrella while the word itself represents the bell of the umbrella. The bizarre comma-looking things might actually be rain sliding off the umbrella.

It's actually quite cute.

Anonymous said...

under my umb-a-rella-ella-ella-eh-eh-eh-eh...

that song has ruined unbrellas for me. and songs.

reggy said...

It looks like my umbrella

satellite image of my house

Anonymous said...

google asks...

Did you mean: elusive

Jeff said...

I don't know if you were being facetious, john, but I totally didn't get that.

Anonymous said...

I give up trying to come up with some kind of quasi-logical explanation for this one. At least I know where to find an umbrella if I need one though. :)

bethany said...

It's a hard semester, y'all will just have to be patient with me. I make errors sometimes.

Anonymous said...

Hah. "upsidedown" "air-quates" are what we call "dirty quotes". They make things dirty. Even things that don't make any sense. It is good dumb fun.

everysandwich said...

Hmm -- maybe it's whispered air quotes. The double upside-down gesture is pretty funny. Kinda looks like twin come hithers -- in my imagination, anyway.