Sunday, September 20, 2009

thanks for asking Bulwinkle, yes you can


Barbara sent me this, but the photographer is Lynn Drew of the New York Racing Association. I like that this moose found his own speech bubble. Now that's a smart moose.

8 comments:

Saam said...

That moose must be related to the moosehead from Fawlty Towers!

Thomas Westgard said...

That's a cow, thus "she." If it were a bull moose, and thus "he," there would be a gargantuan penis prominently visible at the underside of the animal.

I posted this correction because I can see you like corrections a lot.

Alexandria said...

I would actually like to argue that this is NOT a case of unnecessary quotations. The quotation marks surround a complete sentence of speech, which is their purpose. Any other opinions?

bethany said...

we mark complete sentences with quotation marks now?
They aren't incorrect, presumably it is speaking for a person in the booth. but they aren't necessary, the sign would make just as much sense, if not more, without them.

Alexandria said...

Well, I didn't meant that we mark ALL sentences with quotation marks but they seem to be doing their correct job in this picture. They are surrounding a sentence of conversation, not some silly arbitrary words like most other pictures. That's all I was saying.

Shaheen said...

I agree with Alexandria, this is not a misuse of quotations. Like Bethany said, the quotations are there because the sign is speaking for the person in the booth. Cheesy, but makes sense. I don't think it would be as clear without the quotations.

Still, there is a moose (or whatever) in this picture, so it deserved to be posted!

Shaheen said...

PS This is the third moose-related posting I've seen on this blog. Way to go!

James said...

I don't see how these quotation marks are out of place? They seem wholly appropriate - not in the "as they say" sense, but for once used for, you know, quotation. Only thing wrong I can see is the missing question mark.