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Tap Shoe

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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

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Posted in Corrective action, Possessionism, Unintended meanings

10 Responses to 'Tap Shoe'

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  1. Yep, all tap dancers are white. Obviously.




    10 Jan 09 at 6:23 pm


    Kevin F.

    10 Jan 09 at 7:32 pm

  3. 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

  4. The shoe tap dances… ?


    10 Jan 09 at 9:49 pm

  5. So shouldn’t it be “White, kid’s tap dancing shoe”?

    Fergus Gallagher

    11 Jan 09 at 4:06 am

  6. “Kid’s white tap dancing shoe” is the least ambiguous, I think.


    12 Jan 09 at 1:49 am

  7. 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

  8. I think the author of that note might be guilty of racial discrimidancing.


    13 Jan 09 at 1:41 pm

  9. I prefer a more technical version.

    Found: Shoe
    Type: Tap Dancing
    Size: [#] / Kid’s
    Color: White
    Contact: [# || email || address]

    Noob Saibot

    13 Jan 09 at 1:42 pm

  10. 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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