Monday, February 04, 2008

tiny hard


Kim and Amber declined these pretzels. Maybe "Giant Soft" is a famous brand name that I've never heard of, but these are actually generic.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hate to be a pedantic (but as an academic, its my job)...
but in several cases, your quoted items refer either to items which are commonly known in the community as that item (ie "giant pretzel") or refer to quotes which could be said "home of the Big Dog". So, Im afraid -- while I laughed at many of these examples (particulary the sign from Somerville, MA which is next to Harvard University), I fear some of these examples dont qualify in my book as howlers... ;)

bethany said...

my FAQ is especially for pedants. You should consider reading it.

Andi said...

Ah the good and the bad that comes with celebrity, Bethany! You get fame and fortune; but you also get people who want to point out your flaws anonymously.
Geez, it's not even my blog and it pisses me off :P
We'll have to make a set of bodyguards out of the regular posters

Jeff said...

Seriously! I carry the torch when I can, but these anonymous posters are either very, very numerous or just one person with no sense of humor. Oh well. How many times in a lifetime can you say "read the FAQ!!"?

Anonymous said...

um, some of those anonymous posters are kinda funny.. :(

Anonymous said...

that was my ex-boyfriend's problem too.

kjl said...

First of all, I'd like to just point out that the sign said "giant soft" pretzel and not "giant pretzel", in which case "anonymous" might have had a point. Secondly, couldn't any quoted text on a sign technically "be said"? Besides, the "blog" has always been very clear that although it may be grammatically correct to use quotes on slogans, they are free fodder if the slogan is a silly one!