March 5, 2012 · 10:21 pm
I often pass this sign, but I never go inside. Does that make me a snob?
I’m aware of the value of sometimes tweaking the rules. That a market stall sign declaring Fresh Melon’s may attract attention and business, precisely because of its grammatical inaccuracy.
I’ve occasionally employed the deliberate mistake tactic myself. When a radio phone-in is slow to attract calls Continue reading →
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May 12, 2011 · 1:29 pm
God help me, it may define me as an old git – as though any more evidence was needed – but I do like a nice piece of Continue reading →
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