Timothy in Somerville, MA saw this one at the local liquor store. Clearly, the sign-maker was skeptical about the word "cautions" but feels slipperly should be introduced into Standard Edited English. I'm inclined to agree.
Isn't this exactly like a cable offer? Confusing and probably deceptive. Thanks, Scott.
Also, thanks to all your votes, I'm in third place for best geek blog! But only by a little, so if you haven't voted yet, please do. I doubt we can pull ahead of boingboing and awaregeek, but it would be great if we could maintain our position!
Jennifer from that's punny sent me this ages ago, and now I'm posting it. She writes "I found this on the wall at a chicago bears themed bar in burbank, california. first of all, i love that not only do they mis-use quotation marks, they also have no idea what an apostrophe is for. the other major blunder (and perhaps this is why they use quotes, though i doubt it) is that those ingredients are NOT what make a chicago style hot dog. not even close."
Emily and her mom saw this one at the dentist office. I don't know what is classic about this thing, which appears to be a paper towel dispenser. The whiteness of it? Now I'm starting to sound like Melville.
One good thing that came out of Jason's car breaking down is he took this picture. I'm guessing they are trying to highlight that this edinburg is not pronounced like the Edinburgh in Scotland. But seriously?
I'm at a conference again this weekend. I'm doing lots of exciting things, but not having much time to blog. I haven't forgotten you, but we'll be slow for a few days here.
The recent tragic death of actor Heath Ledger has many people feeling a sense of mourning and loss. He was so young and he has passed too soon. He seemed to exhibit such talent. I personally appreciate a truly gifted actor who then shuns stardom and the trappings thereof. I'm saddened by his death, and perhaps even more-so by the media's obsession with trying to expose what may have been Mr. Ledger's personal demons. However, on the morning news they were covering the funeral arrangements and I caught a shot of the awning outside of Frank E. Campbell "The Funeral Chapel" and I felt better.
Fred alerted me to the presence of this sampler on his blog. If you click to enlarge you can see the quotes also present around the word "husband." I've always had some sarcasm about the way this Proverbs passage gets deployed. I think this stitcher did too.
Jim saw all of these at the same restaurant. Evidently you can get some amount that resembles 20% off at some or other times. Or it might not always be off either. And it's some anniversary. Their copy writer has a problem.
It's strange enough that the clover bar only serves dinner on Thursdays. But since Thursday is an anything can happen day, "Pasta Night" seems strangely appropriate. You might get pasta or maybe a bicycle.
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Things I see a lot: silica gel "do not eat"; hair dryer labels; inside the bus "do not drill"; Wal-mart sign about IDs; coffee machine with "2" cup sizes; employees must "wash hands"; that failblog post.