Mens again!

Location: WaterWorks, Quincy, MA
Oh God, there it is again! It was bad enough at Six Flags, but that’s out in Western Mass. in a theme park that caters to the fat people covered in ugly tattoos! (I had an awesome time!) Here we go.
Just like at Six Flags, the ladies’ room was labeled WOMEN. So here’s where the women go, and here’s where the mens go!
Ugh. Remove the S, or at least partially redeem yourself by adding an apostrophe between the N and the S. If you do that, then add an apostrophe and S to WOMEN for perfecting the symmetry.
Ugh. I loved my evening at WaterWorks, but after seeing that sign, I will seriously consider not returning.

5 responses to “Mens again!

  1. Hey there Grammar Vandal,

    I think you should place the proper grammar point over the pics. Ala PITNB.


  2. Glenn Ransier

    “Run easy, Boston” is beautiful English. The adjective describes the runner (cf. “Run silent, run deep” — the title of a book about a submarine and its crew). I trust that you would not edit “Take it easy” into “Take it easily!” To guard against mindless, compulsive, correction, edit not only with your pencil but also with your ear.

  3. A cautionary example: I am sure you have seen Dylan Thomas’s “Do not go gentle into that good night” misquoted as “Do not go gently into that good night.” This converts the intended adjective into a clunky adverb of manner, unworthy of a poet with the kind of ear that Thomas had.

  4. Change “Just like at Six Flags …” to “Just as at Six Flags…”

  5. We’re talking about predicate adjectives here (so designated to distinguish them from attributive adjectives, which are placed before [sometimes after] the nouns they modify). Some readers are rattled to find an adjective in the predicate and react by mentally changing it to an adverb, which, of course, modifies the verb and cannot modify the subject. Thus in “Take it easily,” “easily” describes the activity of taking.

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