Check out these boots:
Cute, huh? I’d wear them.
Well, that was until I saw what they were called.
Let’s back up a bit…
It’s called the YOURSOCUTE.
Perhaps it doesn’t matter. After all, this is just Nine West — people only pay attention to the names of designer shoes.
But seriously…who signed off on this? That’s what I’d like to know.
I already won’t wear Jessica Simpson shoes because I can’t stand her or her creepy father (most of her shoes are ugly, too, but there are occasional cute pairs). I think that the name of these boots is an even better reason not to wear them.
I bring this gem today courtesy of The Modern Gal (very good blog!). Thanks, MG!
My friend Ian sent me this picture of his friend:
He got it at the Gap.
Ian’s friend thought that the grammar on this shirt was correct; he vehemently disagreed.
Well, I think you know what I think, and I think I know what you think. And I definitely know you know what I think you know.
But do you think that this shirt is an example of tongue-in-cheek humor? I’m not so sure…
Thanks, Ian. Check out his blog.
I just pried myself away from CNN, CNN.com, Huffington Post, Politico, MSNBC, Newsweek, Stumper, Boston.com, NYTimes.com, WSJ.com, LATimes.com and the Ticker (with Barack Obama selecting Joe Biden as his running mate, it’s been one of those days) long enough to actually blog something.
What a great day!
Reader Ian just sent me the most amazing picture documenting this event:
Obama Taps Biden.
I bet he tapped that.
The complete Olympics post will be posted tomorrow — strangely, pictures are showing up on my home and work computers, but apparently nowhere else.
I received this hilarious picture from reader Brian, via Universal Hub.
But what is so scary about what lurks behind the sign?
Is it a man-eating squid? A giant squid that eats men?
Or is it a man eating squid? A huge fat guy shoving forkfuls of calamari into his mouth?
Either scenario is pretty frightening.
And some say that hyphens don’t matter!
I received a great submission from reader Sarah. Check this out:
(I’m assuming that she changed the license plate.)
I’m sure this is an incident that makes all of us grammarians smile. There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing someone being a bit of an ass, then making such a grievous error.
It’s great ammunition, I find. You probably won’t call the person out on it (not unless you get into some kind of screaming match and release it in a fit of anger), but you can keep it in the back of your mind, just in case.
It makes you smile.
It makes me smile.
Have you ever called someone out on his or her grammar skills while in the middle of an argument? I’m not sure that I have, but it definitely HAS been done to me. But that is another post for another time.
I was thrilled to receive a beautiful example of grammar vandalism from reader Jean Marie.
Check this out:
Location: College Station, Texas
I would say to insert your Texas stereotype here, but even I know that’s not the whole truth. I’ve been to Texas (and had an absolutely AWESOME time there last year!) and got to see a part of the state that is completely different from what most people believe Texas to be.
Still, though, these signs could say that everything is bigger in Texas — in this case, the signs are more erroneous, the errors more egregious.
Jean Marie didn’t let that stand in her way.
Keep fighting the good fight!
Thanks, Jean Marie.
If you’re one of my Boston readers, you may have heard the Boston Herald’s report that more sexual assaults occur on the Red Line than any other branch of the MBTA. (As someone who rides the Red Line approximately 200 minutes each week, I was somewhat bemused.)
The best thing, reader Adam pointed out to me, is the lead of the story. Check it out:
Now, when (Adam and) I picture this, what comes to mind is a creepy man flinging himself onto a train and having his way with it vigorously.
I bet the train doesn’t call him the next day.