Friday Follies — Episode 10: Going Political

Jase, over at Proscenium, has this fun thing he calls Friday Follies where, each week he asks us to post “any kind of sign, flyer, ad, etc. that you may see posted or printed or whatever/wherever, that would, might, or might not, intentionally or unintentionally, be a mistake or could be interpreted the wrong way, misspelled, be a double entendre, or just outright hilarious.

The great news is that my entry for last Friday’s challenge, which you can see HERE, was awarded the coveted #FriYayFolliePro award, meaning Jase thought it earned the prize for hilarity, or something like that.

Can we make it two in a row? I kinda doubt it, since my entry for this week has a very subtle political overtone. Can you guess what it is?436FDE4C-E7EA-4D17-8DD8-98D0350C82EB.jpeg

Friday Follies — Episode 9

Jase, over at Proscenium, has this weekly challenge he calls Friday Follies. The idea is to post “any kind of sign, flyer, ad, etc. that you may see posted or printed or whatever/wherever, that might or might not be, intentionally or unintentionally, a mistake or could be interpreted the wrong way, misspelled, be a double entendre, or is just outright hilarious.”

My entry for this week is a picture I took on my iPhone as I was walking my dog. I saw the two “USE CROSSWALK” signs at a road construction site. The sign were pointing toward one another, but neither was pointing to a crosswalk.

Well, I thought it was funny, anyway.

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There’s a New Challenge in Town

A blogger I follow, whose blog is titled “Proscenium,” decided to create a new, weekly challenge called Friday Follies. The object of this challenge is to write a post showing “any kind of sign, flyer, ad, etc. that you may see posted or printed or whatever/wherever, that would, might, or might not be, intentionally or unintentionally, a mistake or could be interpreted the wrong way, misspelled, be a double entendre or just outright hilarious.”

I actually wrote a post in September 2017 titled “Speak American” that I believe meets the object of this challenge. So I’m going to repost it below. Enjoy.


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I love this photo on so many levels.

First, being the grammar and language pedant that I am, there’s the misuse of the word “your.” I don’t need to tell you that it should read “You’re in America.”

And, of course, there should be some punctuation between the first line and the second. A period, a colon, a semicolon. At the very least, a comma.

But it’s the irony of the message that is priceless. Telling someone to speak English because he or she happens to be in America and, while doing so, displaying a complete lack of mastery of the English language. How exquisite is that?

Gee, I wonder if whoever put that decal on the car window is able to speak the native tongue of any non-English speaking country he may visit.

“You’re in Mexico, gringo. Speak Mexican!”

“You’re in Canada, sir. Please speak Canadian, eh?”

Nah. That Yankees fan probably has never even been outside of the five boroughs of New York City. Well, maybe he’s been to New Jersey.