Graffiti on a wall on my route to work:
CANCER IS FROM DOG’S
(sic.) I particularly like the use of the apostrophe to add tension to the phrase. “From dog’s”? From dog’s what?? Don’t leave us in suspense like that…
Now, I had thought that the cause(s) of cancer were plural and complicated, but apparently I was misinformed. Helpful, then, to have local graffiti artists who are both public-spirited and up to date with all the latest advances in medicine. Bravo.
Another phrase which caught my attention recently, is part of a TV ad for World Youth Day 2008 (although I think, strictly speaking, its actually only Christian World Youth Day, since the evil-looking new Pope is in the ad, too):
WY08: The Time of Your Eternal Life
Really? Wow, that must suck. I mean, if World Youth Day 2008 is the best day you’re EVER going to have… What about World Youth Day 2009, or shouldn’t we bother?