Thursday, February 26, 2009

what for?


Conor spotted this while getting a christmas tree. For some reason, the quotation marks make me feel like I need to whisper the statement creepily: "you're going to need it......"

9 comments:

Me said...

(I'm going to whisper, too -- "You forgot to capitalise Christmas." We can't criticise others English if ours is inaccurate, can we?)

stan said...

I wish I didn't feel compelled to correct your punctuation usage on the word others. I believe there should be an apostrophe after the letter S.

However, now I feel self-conscious as I'm not sure about whether or not I should have used quotation marks around the word others and the letter S.

And again, I'm stumped whether or not I should have used the above punctuation in the above sentence!

Norma said...

I think the first commenter is using "others" as a plural (We can't criticize others - meaning, we can't criticize other people) rather than as a possessive (We can't criticize others' English)...but I digress. I am just impressed that this sign about the trolley used "your" and "you're" correctly!

Norma said...

oh, wait, maybe she did mean it as a possessive. Yeah, that should have had the apostrophe.

Blackbeard said...

See, "Me", now aren't you embarrassed?

TMW said...

At least they spelled the contraction for "you are" correctly!!

Becky said...

That is brilliant. I love it. It's like, "You're going to need it ... for dead bodies!"

Ahi said...

Do you think, being in quotations, that it's intended to be a quote from the Han Solo line in Return of the Jedi? "Good luck...you're gonna need it?"

I think it's likely. ha

Melvin said...

Great to see this post...
thanks for sharing.....

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