Monday, January 18, 2010

"repository for dung"


These quotation marks may be legitimate, but I like the idea that you can tour a "repository for dung" euphemistic or not. Thanks, Trevor.

8 comments:

fbw4 said...

Hmm... There doesn't seem anything weird about this sign. I do find it a little interesting, but not surprising, that this use of the word "cure" has become so archaic that it requires the quotes. I don't consider this use defunct, just a little uncommon these days.

Todd said...

I believe the quotes for cure to unnecessary. I know an organic farmer and he uses the term for his compost pile all the time.

toep said...

Perhaps the "repository for dung" is a prophetic reference for what poor George Washington was unaware would become of our political life.

Buffy said...

Well, they couldn't actually put the term "$h!thole" on the sign, now could they?

toep said...

@buffy LOL!

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toep said...

Upon reflection, one wonder's tho, just how far back the euphemism "sh*t" goes..... guess that's a matter for historians to probe (linguistically i mean)

tom said...

I think it's terrible that they incorporated the archaeologists into the reconstructed building.