But now I'm cleaning out my picture files, and I thought I'd share some with you. they're not all word-related, but most of them are, especially if you stick to twisted logic.
This is from last summer. It's an interesting juxtaposition of signs at the gas station:
While we're at the gas station, here are a couple instances of the seemingly ever-present unnecessary quotation marks:
It might be difficult to see, but the shell no the back of the black pickup advertises "quality" and "service," as opposed to quality and service. (That little red number next to it is mine. It's a Jeep Patriot. I chose it so people would know I'm patriotic.)
Continuing with punctuation and other symbols, how much does it cost to play this claw game?
If the sign is to be believed, it costs $.50¢. (This sign also shows one of my irrational pet peeves. Although it has been around for centuries, I just don't like how the un in until turned into another l and moved to the back of the word to become till. I have no problem with 'til, but till always makes me think of gardening. Like I said — irrational.)
Another sign that doesn't say what it means. Well, maybe this one does, but I just don't speak icon.
This is a little scary because I think these are the emergency exit instructions for this bus. I my 20-minute bus ride worrying about being in a horrible accident. If that bus rolled over, I could have died trying to tease out how to get out that window.
To the left, you'll see that there is no upside-down smoking allowed on the bus.
This next shot is of a bulletin board at my son's elementary school. It is apparently some sort of vocabulary-focused display.
Speaking of classic movies, someone really Office Spaced this printer. I found these remains in a nearby public park:
And finally, while we're on the subject of sullying up public parks, here's a cute little graffitree that immortalizes two letters' loving relationship with two other letters in a State Park: