Wednesday, November 19, 2008

12 acceptable, or not


I agree with Casey that the 7-dot ellipsis is an exceptional punctuation innovation here, I have no idea why you would put a qualifying word like "about" in quotation marks - is it exactly ten, or not? aaah!

5 comments:

Morgan said...

It's really funny that the person who made the sign listened to enough grammar people to use "fewer" instead of "less," but still messed up the whole sign with the quotation marks. lol

Jon B. said...

As annoying as it is, most shoppers seem to use the 10 as an approximation. So perhaps the sign maker was just being realistic?

April said...

I'm conflicted about this, because you do have the unnecessary quotes--and the overly-dotty and uncalled for ellipses--but they used "fewer" instead of the oft-misused and anger-inducing "less." I can't decide if this sign is good or evil!

James said...

Regulars.....when it isn't "busy" can go over - vacationers better go to the other counter

James said...

I like the way you're thinking Jon - I would lean towards the power imbiguity to control the situation. It's "about" so....its discretionary