Saturday, January 31, 2009

"ballet" shoes


So, wait, you need shoes that aren't slippers or ballet shoes, but kind of look like them. This is complicated. Thanks, smoochiefrog.

10 comments:

wordplastic said...

So they're telling you NOT to buy "ballet" shoes, really. By telling you to buy "ballet" shoes.

This one has some serious brain-hurting potential once you start thinking about it.

lattégirl said...

This one is giving me frown lines.

The Celebrated Author said...

Oh, really, for Pete's sake. You can easily tell that it says: "PARENTS PLEASE NOTE! For your children's safety please purchase "ballet" shoes, not slippers that look similar to ballet shoes." You can see the "ot" of "not" on the edge of the picture. Learn to look at all the words, will you?

bethany said...

Celebrated Author: I can read fine, you don't seem to understand the premise of this site. No need to be condescending.

ummmmheyyyy said...

or shoes that are actually cement blocks because children tend to run

Buffy said...

This just goes to show you why you shouldn't never use no double negatives.

And @Celebrated Author: just how "celebrated" are you if you don't understand "sarcasm"?

The Celebrated Author said...

I'm mostly mocking myself with that name.

The Celebrated Author said...

Okay, okay, I'm really, really, REALLY sorry I was so abominably rude. I'd had a really bad day and dealt with it badly. I'm sorry sorry sorry.

I love your blog.

Lindsay said...

Okay, first of all, I love this blog so much. =)

I think this one might actually work. Most shoe stores display ballet-style flats that aren't proper dancing shoes. So, yes, they're probably using quotes for emphasis (ugh), but "ballet shoes" would actually be the properly-quoted item in the letter.

Now, if it began with
PARENTS "PLEASE NOTE", I'd just give a large sigh before slapping a bancomicsans.com sticker on the announcement.

Melvin said...

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its nice to read....
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