Saturday, February 23, 2013

The Bicyclist's WHAT??

I'm no grammar Nazi, but I expect more from signs in little ol' literate Seattle.  This particular sign is at 6th & Blanchard, right across the street from the future former King Cat Theater.  I guess they mean that the bicyclist's entire body must dismount yadda, yadda, yadda.  The above photo might leave some ambiguity as to whether it's really an error.  It is: 
And by the way, how do you walk through a sidewalk?  That sounds difficult.  

Anyhow, in these days of Internet culture, when the distinction between there/their/they're, its/it's, your/you're/yore, etc. is being blurred, what chance does anything have?  Go ahead, make any plural you want a possessive.  It's what all the kid's are doing.  See what I did they're?  And their, too? 

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