Pandora spotted this at Honest Ed's Store, a landmark in Toronto. the high number of superfluous quotation marks makes me start to doubt Ed's honesty. Pandora also offers this comment: "What, you mean, pretend to buy something? Um... OK? Or maybe they mean, "buy" it... with your five-finger discount, nudge, nudge."
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.
The indiscriminate use of quotation marks here raises questions for me, but the patriotic conclusion really has me confused. Ironically, the one term that could legitimately bear quotation marks ("indigestion") is the only one not quoted. Thanks, Kim.
I must say, the quotation marks here are less eerie than the coercive/comforting tone of the note. Feel free to spend your meager funds here all the time. Thanks... (and thanks for the submission, Amber.)
Found on the wall of an oil change shop - a disclaimer about driving in "severe" conditions. Can we assume that driving in "severe" conditions includes "harsh" sunlight, "torrential" rain, and "blizzards"? Or, is it more like driving through "boiling acid", "the ocean" or a "chicken truck"?
Bob saw this in an American Girl Doll catalogue. It seems that the doll's watch has hands that move in your imagination. So, in other words, it is no cooler than a watch you imagined in the first place.
Please send your submissions via email to bethanykeeley (at) gmail.com. I look at them all, but it might take a while to get to yours -- sorry! I love you all, but I only have so much energy in a day.
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I don't usually post the following: newspaper headlines, personal email, craigslist postings, unprofessional websites. I also tend to not crosspost things from other blogs, since I have so much unique material waiting for me to get to it.
Things I see a lot: silica gel "do not eat"; hair dryer labels; inside the bus "do not drill"; Wal-mart sign about IDs; coffee machine with "2" cup sizes; employees must "wash hands"; that failblog post.