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Sunday Snapshot – Goat Note

 

 

Image kindly forwarded to me by barefootheart.

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Sunday Snapshot – These Apostrophes are Not Nice

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Sunday Snapshot – An Apostrophe Would be Nice

Sign on door of pizza joint.

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Sunday Snapshots – Parking Lot Signs

Shopping carts work hard. They carry heavy loads through all kinds of weather at all hours of the day and night. Carts generally receive little respect either, with youngsters climbing on them and shoppers of all ages ramming them into walls and deserting them in parking lots in inclement weather. It’s nice, then, to see someone looking out for their welfare. I’m happy to wait for a few seconds while a shopping cart rolls quickly across the parking lot.

Slow pedestrians are another matter. Not the ones, of course, who acknowledge that a motorist is waiting and do their best to hurry out of the way. No, I mean the walkers who know you’re there waiting, who look  you right in the eye and then proceed to mosey across the road in slow motion, drinking coffee, talking on the phone, stopping to chat with friends, gaze aimlessly at the sky or write themselves a note. Those pedestrians refuse to acknowledge that you have better things to do with your time than wait for them and just get out of the way. They’re incredibly rude and selfish. It’s good, therefore, to have advance warning of where the slow pedestrians will be crossing so you can take another route. I dare say that it ruins their fun; another bonus for motorists.

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Sunday Snapshot – Danger!

This sign is on an electric box outside a restaurant we went to recently. Is this a new universal sign for danger – a cartoon bird in a backwards baseball cap shouting “NO!”?

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Sunday Snapshot

Cook’en?  Hmm … the designer was going for cookin’ but wanted to match the spelling of kitchen so she changed the i to an e and moved the  apostrophe to a random position to get it out of the way? …  That’s all I’ve got.

See  A is for Apostrophe for my thoughts on apostrophe  use.

Thanks to Barefootheart for the photo.

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When Good Grammar Goes Bad

 I photographed this sign in front of an Oxford Learning Centre near my home. ... Perhaps they specialize in math at this location.

I photographed this sign in front of an Oxford Learning Centre near my home. ... Perhaps they specialize in math at this location.

I visited Oxford’s Web site and found “the early years of school is about critical groundwork” among other grammatical and typing (“be it not being not keeping up with homework”) errors.

Pathetic.

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