I have this thing for small town punctuation and grammar. While it would be totally unacceptable in big cities, I find it charming and humorous in the unpretentious small towns that I feel at home in.
Scout is from Tennessee. While we were visiting his parents a while back (who now live in a smallish town in Georgia), we made a quick run to Taco Bell and saw this:
Scout asked me why I was taking the picture. I said, "Read the sign!", to which he replied, "Yeah, so what? The speaker is broke." (I pointed out that the proper use of the word is "broken", but I didn't go into the fact that there was no punctuation, "Thanx" is not professional, and "Taco" is mistakenly spelled T-O-C-A). After we drove away, Scout told me I was a freak. And I said, "Well, you're a redneck, so we're even."
And then, while we were camping on the river near Junction, Texas, which is the loveliest of all small towns, I noticed these two masterpieces:
Have I said how much I love small towns? In case I haven't made it clear, I LOVE small towns.