Thursday, June 26, 2008

I wish that was MY nickname

Jen saw this one at the hospice her aunt is staying at.  I like that it leaves the impression that "poison ivy" is the nickname of the path.  Or of the person the sign is directed at.

7 comments:

Jeff Kelley said...

It would only be directed at somebody called “Poison Ivy” if there were a comma before the nickname. As it stands, if we read it literally (which this blog is known to do) it only means that the path is somehow known as “Poison Ivy.”

Pete said...

Maybe the path is named in honor of the guitarist for the Cramps!

buttercupboxer said...

a warning off to the famous batman villianess?

Alex said...

"Poison Ivy" Patricia is notorious for straying off the path here.

author said...

I think the path is whispering, "Poison Ivy," taunting those who would stray.

jyhadisfurry said...

I find it funny, aside from the quotation mark gaffe, to imagine that there really is no poison ivy at all. That this sign says "poison ivy" to frighten the hospice-bound patients (who are probably older/mentally shaky) from wandering off the trail. If that is true, I think maybe these quotation marks are appropriate.

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“Poison Ivy” if there were a comma before the nickname. As it stands, if we read it literally (which this blog is known to do) it only means that the path is somehow known as “Poison Ivy.