Friday, May 23, 2008

Crash! Boom! Bang! Disrespect!

Make all the noise you want. Our neighbours already hate us.

Thanks to Richard from Cambridge, UK.

(Also note the period that should be a comma and the greengrocer's apostrophe. We have a real winner on our hands here.)


Dianna said...

Maybe the greengrocer's apostrophe functions as actual ownership: it is the customer who has notice. If it were a title, and a certain customer had posted it, it would make perfect sense.

I find it remarkable that this appeared in Cambridge, of all places.

Anonymous said...

It could have been worse, it could have appeared in Oxford!

Ellen Kozisek said...
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Ellen Kozisek said...

I'm not certain it's an apostrophe rather than part of the R, but, either way, it does appear, that "Customer(')s notice" is a title. "Notice" used as a noun, and the notice following. Thus the underline and the capitalized I afterwards.

And it's not quite as simple as them putting a period instead of a comma. They also, properly for starting a new sentence, capitalized the next word. The only problem is the bit before it isn't a full sentence.

moioci said...

By comparison with the other lower-case r, the mark is clearly an apostrophe. "Customer's notice" makes much more sense as a title. The comma is then correct, leaving only the capitalization of "Please" to be explained as mere emphasis.

Not quite the Bradys said...

That notice belongs to one of their customers. Apparently his neighbor has issues with this business and its patrons.

James Gilmore said...

I think "Customer's Notice" is clearly an imperative, thus making the apostrophe greengrocer-y.

As they say where I come from, there's no neighbour so bad as a neighbour who can't punctuate properly.

Anonymous said...

But it's not talking about one customer, so even if it's possessive it should be Customers'

I just wonder why they made the "Quietly" and "Respect" red.... makes me think they aren't unnecessary quotation marks but they really are there to indicate sarcasm. Because if there were meant for emphasis why would they need to use colour to emphasise as well?

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