Tuesday, February 24, 2009

greenish


That bag looks pretty clearly green to me, but maybe they had a fight over the color name (it's really more kelly, no aquamarine, I think forrest). Or maybe it has something to do with this.
Thanks, Jim.

14 comments:

Bob K said...

Excellent Star Trek reference - clearly your early years were well spent. The clip you show, however, is itself a reference to a scene in an original series episode called "By Any Other Name" in which Scotty drinks an alien under the table. When he is asked what he is serving a not-quite-sober Scotty looks at the bottle and finally says "it's green."

But I'm sure you knew all that.

Unfortunately I could find no clip online.

Ellen said...

Green as in environmentally responsible. I think a case can be made for the quotes in this case. Sort of an ironic statement: these bags are green colored, and they're "green."

lattégirl said...

It's only ironic for the moronic.

The TNG clip made me feel nostalgic.

lattégirl said...

Ellen: I don't mean YOU are moronic -- I mean it's for those consumers who still need the quotation marks to "get" things.

Joey said...

I think the quotation marks are actually appropriate here.

Marie said...

I think the quotes aren't necessary. However, quotes are so often overused and misused that I tend to be of the persuasion that they should only be applied when absolutely necessary which, in this case, they aren't (unless somehow the sign was referencing the Star Trek clip.)

Ellen said...

lattegirl, thanks for clarifying!

Isabel Roman said...

The clip you show, however, is itself a reference to a scene in an original series episode called "By Any Other Name" in which Scotty drinks an alien under the table.
Bob, found it on YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWEDZFoLmyA

Me said...

Not to be rude, but isn't it 'forest,' not forrest?

Cassykins said...

What they mean is the unknowing buyer is actually purchasing the most environmentally UN-friendly bag ever. It's made of cute puppies, used needles and rain forest trees all mashed up and woven together.

The Holiday Store said...

This blog is the best. I get so annoyed by the misuse of quotations. I even point out the abuse to people sometimes, and they'll look at me with "strange faces" and "not knowing what I'm talking about."

Kevin said...

I think the quotations are justifiable. If it just said Green Bags it would appear they were selling bags that are green, but as the bags are to promote a reduction in using plastic bags They are "Green" bags. I can see myself using finger quotations when I refer to these "Green" bags.

Note: I always use finger quotations when I'm being factious

bella said...

i think these quotes are appropriate!

Melvin said...

Awesome picture....
I like this blog....
thanks a lot...

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