Friday, May 02, 2008

You Know You're a Redneck When...

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.

8 comments:

Butterfly Wife said...

I live in a big city. Today I saw a sign for a large, rather upscale, lighting company that read,"Now Open Sunday's." Personally, I think Big City folk are just as dumb about punctuation and grammar as anyone.

of course, the more errors in the sign the better the entertainment value. :D

Sarah said...

My favorite was a sign at the post office: No animals allowed except seeing eye dog's. Engraved in plastic. I bet that cost money too. Our tax dollars.

Only $19.95 said...

http://www.snopes.com/food/prepare/caketalk.asp

This is funny, too.... Same theme, kinda. People are stoopid!

Nicole said...

I love how it's always the possessives...

CaliValleyGirl said...

Yeah, there is a nail salon here called: "Nail's Today". BIG lit up sign too...

Shanez said...

I'm still laughing....... :0)

Guard Wife said...

Um...is Taco in Taco Bell spelled Toca...that is even MORE sad.

Things like that drive me INSANE.

AFSister said...

My Dad is from LA: Lower Alabama
About 15 years ago, on my way to the family reunion, there was a roadside produce stand advertising their "Woltermelons for sale".
WOLTERMELONS!!.... cracked me up.

And TOCA Bell?? OMG. That's absolutely HILARIOUS!