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Of course he’s white… but you don’t say it!
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Wordsploded by Mark
January 10th, 2009 at 4:17 pm
Posted in Corrective action, Possessionism, Unintended meanings
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Yep, all tap dancers are white. Obviously.
10 Jan 09 at 6:23 pm
10 Jan 09 at 7:32 pm
That apostrophe reminds me of an example I read in a book once.
The following are correct:
One week’s notice
Two weeks’ notice
The following, however, are incorrect:
One weeks notice
One weeks’ notice
Two week’s notice
10 Jan 09 at 9:13 pm
The shoe tap dances… ?
10 Jan 09 at 9:49 pm
So shouldn’t it be “White, kid’s tap dancing shoe”?
11 Jan 09 at 4:06 am
“Kid’s white tap dancing shoe” is the least ambiguous, I think.
12 Jan 09 at 1:49 am
This was one of those things that elicits an immediate “wow”, and upon closer inspection, and realizing how very, very wrong it all is, becomes a caps lock “WOW”. I wanted to call the number and thank them for unintentionally making my day.
13 Jan 09 at 10:50 am
I think the author of that note might be guilty of racial discrimidancing.
13 Jan 09 at 1:41 pm
I prefer a more technical version.
Type: Tap Dancing
Size: [#] / Kid’s
Contact: [# || email || address]
13 Jan 09 at 1:42 pm
Should I spoil the party by contemplating how much that apostrophe looks like it was written in the same pen as the indignant comment in the corner?
10 Feb 09 at 9:21 pm
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