Saturday, March 6, 2010

Help! I Need An Editor!


As I continue to linger in my self-inflicted hiatus bunker limbo, here's a photo from my Christmas archives proving I'm not the only one unable to summon a certain snappy succinctness when it's needed...



Personally, I'd have gone with

CHRISTMAS DAY to JAN 1ST CLOSED

Anyhow, back soon with further tales of bear wrestling and designs for contraptions to make the moon appear more gibbous.

No, waitaminute, that's
the other blog...

9 comments:

fairyhedgehog said...

I'm sorry but you can't get away that. I want to see the contraption for making the moon look more gibbous.

(How on earth do you pronounce "gibbous" anyway?)

Whirlochre said...

It's a hard g and a short uss — so not 'jibboose'.

Whirlochre said...

Actually, just looking at that last remark of mine — what a great T shirt slogan...

Whirlochre said...

I'll add this to my Special Fairy List, btw — along with singing in the shower, which is still outstanding, isn't it?

fairyhedgehog said...

Wow, there's a Special Fairy List? Brilliant! Definitely add this.

And gibbous goes with gibbon then. Who'd have thought.

Sarah Laurenson said...

Americans, of course. We seem to like hard sounds more than soft ones.

Does that fit with the new blog posting scheme and the Special Fairy List?

Robin S. said...

Looks to have been written by an employee who'd been working hard on killing time! And who knows, the shopkeeper could've been so pleased, could've told the kid 'Kudos to you, lad, you're so thorough!'

Whirlochre said...

Hog of a Thousand Days
Now you have me wondering if gibbons can be gibbous. I'll investigate.

Sarah
Karate consonants vs drawn out dipthongs, I suppose.

Wrobin
Got it in one. In fact, I had to wait before I took the photo for the kid who typed it out to iron it before they hung it up.

ril said...

Here's my analysis.

"to" means "and" in Japanese.

Last year, they put up a sign saying Christmas Day to Jan 1st Closed. Every day between the two they were rudely awoken by Nikon toting hordes of Japanese tourists desperate for a -- whatever it is they sell -- and convinced the shop was closed only on Christmas Day and January 1st. So this year, they're not taking any chances.

More fool them, really, 'cause Japanese tourists spend boatloads.