Wednesday, January 20, 2010

"ants" or something


This sign was left by the previous tenants at Bruce's new office. I wonder if they were putting as many errors as possible with the hopes of making it on some blog that makes fun of signs, because this thing is ridiculous.

16 comments:

Liz said...

Love the blog. You should start a "sister" (ha ha unnecessary quotation marks!!) blog called The Blog of Unnecessary Apostrophe's ....

Joe said...

I think they got the ants under control but are worried about "ants" replacing them. If I worked there, I would definitely fear "ants" more than ants.

bethany said...

Liz, my ex actually made such a blog, but several other blogs exist documenting poorly used apostrophes, and I find apostrophe errors less amusing than quotation mark errors.

singedrac said...

Thanks ants. Thants.

Spike Nesmith said...

you might have a crossover post with the folks at Engrish.com on this one!

Vickie said...

There are indeed already blogs out there for unnecessary apostrophes.

Also, the tenant who made this sign has such neat handwriting. A shame. :P

Jeff said...

The ants are "under control"? That's not the same as "gone." It could just mean they have calmed down and stopped carrying around things that are 10 to 50 times their body weight. But they will get all riled up again. You can't trust an ant.

toep said...

Maybe they are meaning 'aunts' who have a massive sweet tooth. However then they would be looking for sugar and not 'suqer' so i'm confused again.

'we' may have good days, great days but i think on THIS day they were having a 'bad' day.

P>S> What's with the flower?

vennila said...

We "may" have good days. There is a deep meaning in this tentative hope, I think.

Buffy said...

I want to know what's up with the random semicolon.

Jaystar said...

That whole 'we have good days, we have bad days thing gave me the screaming heebies. Could just be me.

J*

aliena said...

Agreed, quotation mark errors are much more amusing - tons more fun to interpret - than apostrophe errors. Just one more "X" for the "ex." ;-)

Sandra said...

So, is sugEr the same as sugAr???

mayday said...

"We" have good days, great days...as opposed to YOU!

Ben-jamin said...

Hi there, I was just wondering if you were aware that the quotation marks around "ants" was not in error. The "ants" in question are an essentially mythical creature (see this facebook page, below) and very few people genuinely believe in them.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ants-Fact-or-fiction/29331929699

jmacd89 said...

See, this is how you get ants. Do you WANT to get ants?