Saturday, May 02, 2009

"doubled"


so, wait, the fee before was $88.25, or a little more or less? IS this, our warning? Does the extra buck fifty deter speeders that much? Gary is awesome for sending me this.

13 comments:

Su said...

And this sign is near a school, no less-- sigh. If I were a teacher at that school, I would immediately begin a campaign to have it removed before the children were permanently "doubled" in stupidity.

Buffy said...

Wow---unnecessary commas, and, CAPITAL LETTERS, too! Priceless.

Andor said...

"This is, an unnecessary comma." Doesn't the police department have someone to edit these things?

CrazyBunnyLady said...

And I'm wondering about that comma.

Pink said...

I am totally bothered by the random capitalized words.

Doug and Amanda said...

The comma actually bugs me more.

Joe St said...

I have two friends. One is named This Is, and the other is named Your Warning. I was glad I finally got to introduce them.
While they were both standing near the refreshment stand, I walked up and said, "This is, Your WARNING."
I made sure to introduce Your's last name, since This had already met my other friend Your Warming.

Mike said...

Su, you're assuming (I think) that the teachers can spot the mistakes. A friend from western South Carolina says her high school English teacher pronounced Don Quixote "don quick-zote." So, ya never know.

AmaraCat said...

If I go faster than 10 miles over the speed limit, do I not get a ticket?

Me said...

Okay, I follow (and agree with) all this stuff (The Capital, Letters And, Random Comma), but for the love of Pete, will someone help me to understand the bloggers comment under the picture? He/she did fine halving the amount, but what does the note mean about an extra buck fifty? Am I having a Stoopid Day? What am I missing?

bethany said...

me, I'm suggesting that $175 would be a more normal fine amount than $176.50.

mdm-adph said...

@Mike

Actually, that's the UK way of pronouncing that word ("Quixote" = "Quick Zote") and is the way it's usually pronounced among academics, weirdly enough.

tatooine84 said...

I know it is late but I just found your blog. I think that the reason for the extra $1.50 is so that the fine is memorable as if the sign itself wasn't.