Wednesday, April 01, 2009

oooh, "permit parking only," got it.


My only explanation for this sign is that it is not just a euphemism, but an entire conceit of euphemism. For what, I am not sure. Thanks, Richard.

9 comments:

Sam said...

I can picture the employees of the lot kicking, or "booting" my car if i park there without a "permit". They seem to be deriving some devilish glee from doing so.

kyknoord said...

Scholars of euphemism will be able to produce a PhD out of this one.

iRamble said...

When I read the sign, I imagined the employee's snickering at anyone who believed it~!
it's not REEAAAAALLLLY a parking lot for people with permits
it's not even a parking lot at all!!

John said...

OK, in addition to the quotes, what's up with the "your vehicle may b ..." would printing the second half of the word be throw them vastly over budget?

kjl said...

I had the same thought as John--they insisted on putting all the UQs in there, but couldn't be bothered with that one "e" to make the word "be" complete?

And if this lot is for permit parking only on holidays and weekends, does that mean I can park there with no permit for the rest of the week?

Al said...

Actually, the phrases within the quotations are possibly taken directly from the written law. If this is the case then the sign is grammatically correct, since it's actually quoting something. Not to ruin the joke or anything.

Christine said...

"Towed" and "booted" are practically sexual. Fabulous.

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kimbalaya said...

We can't forget the lonely B sitting there, without its E.

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