Sunday, September 06, 2015


Maybe these folks are pointing out that our notion of authenticity itself is culturally constructed? Thanks Rick.


Ian+Anne said...

Sometimes seemingly unnecessary quotation marks are used for legal reasons.

The owner of the sign is trying to promote something (such as "authentic" Mexican Food) however a strict reading of the relevant consumer protection law would perhaps make it illegal to advertise this way. Perhaps "authentic" Mexican Food really has to be produced in Mexico - who knows?

William Burke said...

Or maybe they're MREs.

Bert McCall said...

One thing I have found out is to never confuse the word "authentic with "good."