It’s gone!

Well, it seems that Reebok has ended its “Run Easy” campaign in the Boston area. The signs are mostly gone. And, unfortunately, my beautiful handiwork on the ad by South Station is no longer visible to the public. The sign has been replaced by the following iPod ad:


Well, at least the comma is still there. You have to turn at an angle in order to see it.


I don’t know how this makes me feel. I’m kind of sad that I don’t get to see my work on an almost daily basis anymore. But I feel the slightest hint of smugness deep inside, thinking that I helped Reebok’s advertising campaign fail. (Did it fail? I have no idea. I hope so.)

Oh, well. All this means is that I have to do some more grammar vandalism! This weekend, I’m going with my friends to Washington, D.C. It’s the whole Brood — my two best friends from high school and myself — visiting our other best friend, who lives there now.

I can’t wait to see the grammatical errors that await me in our nation’s capital!

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One response to “It’s gone!

  1. Oh no, you’ve fallen into the reflexive pronoun trap! “It’s the whole Brood — my two best friends from high school and myself.” No, dear – no. “My two best friends and I.”

    Long ago I was taught to “turn a sentence inside out” and strip out extraneous phrases to check proper pronoun use. So: “My two best friends and myself are going to Washington” – you realize that you wouldn’t say “Myself is going to Washington.” You’d say “I am going to Washington.” Thus, ” … my two best friends … and I.”

    From one Grammar Stickler to another!

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