Saturday, May 3, 2008

The Department of Redundancy Department is at it again...


Not being satisfied with just making doubly sure we know how old someone was when she died and reiterating that that new-fangled ATM contraption that spits money out at us is indeed a machine, now they've taken up a new hobby: painting instructions on trucks.

Usually apostrophes indicate possession (for instance: The Grammarphile's 5-inch-tall heels, the moron's homonym error...). But the apostrophe is also used to indicate feet. So, as astute reader EMILY wisely pointed out, this truck's backside actually means "Keep back 50 feet feet."

Thanks to EMILY for spotting this little error!

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