Apparently, Wendy's not only hires teenage instant messengers to make burgers, but to write signs too.

I don't have anything against teenagers. Heck, I even used to be one. I just never wrote an instant message or a text as one, and now that I do use those mediums, I'm responsible enough not to let the style cross over into professional or academic work.

I'm not a strict prescriptive grammarian, but I do think we need some standards to communicate well.

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9 comments:

lafalda said...

are you sure it's teenagers...or just idaho? kind of reminds me of the banner my friend kerry told me about in their town's parade when the gulf war broke out. it read "we support the troops, their are hero's."

lance said...

Well, I suppose that I have no real proof that teenagers wrote those signs. They very well could have been written by adults. The first one is from Moad, UT, and the last two are opposite sides of the same sign in Idaho.

I like that banner; it's over-possessive.

Justine said...

U know I would have 2 say that teens r a lil more smarter then idahoians. But thats jus my take on thangs...

XAgirl said...

Uh, Lance...I think you mean Moab.

lance said...

Right, Moab :)

** said...

Hey Lance. Brother, I have been horrible about my relationships as of recent, and I just needed to check in and say hello.

Hope you're doing well. For some reasons, though, my RSS feed on Thunderbird hasn't been keeping me updated on your blog. Hmmm.

Much Love, Justin.

sylvia said...

these pics are particularly disturbing. the last one is just sad. and that banner! uggh! but as a new "Idahoan", i must 'represent' and say, "hey! them's fightin' words, i tell ya!" :)

Let's go get some tacos said...

i don't think it's limited to teenagers
g'ville's video store has a sign that says "Hurray Your Home"
is hurray a verb?

matt said...

they do look, well amusing.