Sunday, August 10, 2008

or so they say


Rachel saw this one in Newport RI. Clearly, some dogs are ok, just not yours.

16 comments:

krisjohn said...

No dog's what? No dog's breakfast?

phithe said...

I see there's a special bonus unnecessary apostrophe today. Excellent.

Emma C said...

Obviously the tree is "not owned by any dog." Meaning there is a dog that owns it.

rachel said...

my husband took that with my second camera when I was shooting an engagement session in newport RI. what a special surprise THAT was to find on my camera later!!! hahaha

kellie said...

Words cannot explain how much I hate improperly pluralized words.

frequent-commenter john said...

hey, i'm from there. where in newport?

Fizzix said...

Kellie: yes. WTF are the words possessing, might I ask?

John said...

the S looks like it is upside down. and is this really the best way to display the sign?

Annie said...

And I thought I would be the first to comment on the vile, random apostrophe. I should have known!

Becky said...

Oh, man! I want that sign!

sophont1107 said...

Break it down

The sign on the tree says it is no dog's. No dog owns this tree

The quotes mean either that either a specific dog DOES own it or they are quoting the guy who maintains the park

Or it may be short for 'no dog is'. Someone is being poetic and saying that no dog is a tree. In other words a dog needs more than water and sunshine, unlike a tree

I think that I shall never see
A poem as lovely as a tree
And never shall I gaze a log
Who fetches as well as a dog

ShelBelle said...

hahaha! sophont1107 - that is fabulous

Clare said...

i'm peeing with laughter! this may be my fave one yet.

Jason said...

I prefer to interpret the sign to mean "there is no dog that owns this tree," i.e. if anyone or anything owns the tree, he/she/it is not a dog at all (or the tree is not owned by anyone, even a dog).

And, yes, the S is upside down.

Great blog!

Von said...

Perhaps "No Dog's" =
Dogs own you. Yes, it's true.
Not you, or any tree, owns dogs.
Who picks up the poop?
Don't even look at this tree.
You just stepped in poop.


It's a stretch.

jme said...

Is this the same as "No Man's Land". Does a particular dog actually own the tree or do "all" dogs own the tree or do "no" dogs own the tree. I'm so confused...