Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Don't trash …

Today, I saw a sign in a restaurant lobby that said on the top of a closed bin:
Don't trash anything
for umbrellas
Yes, of course, that is the original punctuation.

Took a minute to parse that, much like it took a minute to visually parse this picture (pulled from wonkette.com). In the end, though, the sign was nowhere nearly as scary as the pic. But I guess thats obvious.

2 comments:

The Ridger, FCD said...

Wow, that was hard to parse. It doesn't help that "trash" can't be used like that for me - it only has a figurative transitive meaning.

emordino said...

Ah, now I get it. There's something very William Carlos Williams about it.