Monday, October 20, 2008

Spellchecking the Right


Please people, this is just sloppy.



And here... I mean really... I understand y'all are in a hurry, vandalizing cars and such, but when the guy's name's only got five letters...

Ooh, so close! It's "minister". Better luck next time.

It's spelled "mama" actually. That's one most of us tend to learn fairly early on.


"Humm"? Are you kidding? "Humm?" It's spelled "Hmm". No wonder they made you take it down. This is what happens when you only read one book.


Oh for Christ's Sake! Can't you people even get a swastika right?


Whether he's an ironic postmodern metatextual genius or just an idiot, this guy will probably go down as one of the iconic images of America in the 21st century. At least he got the "Go USA" part right.

Okay, granted: this sign, put up next to a highway in the Ozarks is racist, insulting and weird, but at least the person who painted it took the time and effort to make it look decent. Not only does this sign contain no spelling or grammatical errors, but it also conveys a lot of information with a minimum amount of verbage and even utilizes a bit of graphic artistry. If you're embarrassed to live in a country where a sign like this could go up, don't be: Be glad that you live in a country where people can speak so freely. Be embarrassed that you haven't been doing it more effectively yourself.

Cardboard, paint, and an overhead projector... That, and a little bit of faith in the first amendment are all it takes.


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I live in the Ozarks, and I can't show my face around here anymore.

I'm too old to move back to America. This shure isn't it.

I'm embarassed to live here.

rynato said...

I look forward to saying, "President Barack Hussein Obama" repeatedly to wingnuts, with the hope that it will cause them to have an aneurysm.

::mwah:: said...

No Amnety For Non-English Speakers

http://j-walkblog.com/index.php?/weblog/comments/no_amnety_for_non_english_speakers/

Anonymous said...

Actually, the last photo DOES contain a grammatical error. Since Obama's middle name is actually Hussein, enclosing it in quotation marks is improper.

See also:

http://quotation-marks.blogspot.com/