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Ok, I “will.” I “promise.”
OKAY! And I will “wash” my “hands”
Maybe as opposed to ‘flashing’ it? But that would just be silly…
Unnecessary quotes pl0x!
I wonder what those people think. I have seen this silly usage of quotes on CakeWrecks and here and on other occasions, and I wonder, what exactly do those people believe that quotes represent? Emphasis? So they read newspapers and see quotations, and what do they think they are reading? Emphasized words? Do they make any sense to them?
Hey man…if its yellow leave it mellow…
Here here skeptic,
Hypothetically speaking, if you “use” the toilet you should “flush” it afterward. (sarcastic tone)
My goodness, do they no longer teach grammar in schools?
@skeptic: Let me know if you figure that out!!!!
@skeptic – Well, if my limited knowledge of grammar serves me, either they were trying to be ironic, or they were quoting another sign……..
Yeahhh they posted my picture
I don’t know what they were thinking. It was in Zura Hall at San Diego State.
As opposed to “not flush”, you dorks. As in “Please do not “not flush” the toilet” That’s fine English there.
oh man this reminds me of the menu boards at my high school… they would always say ‘”2″ hotdogs’ and it would infuriate me so much. “2”??? like, not really two? how many fucking hot dogs then??
They should have used brackets. That would put much more “emphasis” on the word.
Those scare quotes are seriously scaring me!
they underlined the word.
theyre getting better at word :O RUN!!
Please “do not” emphasize things with quotation marks.
Those scare quotes for emphasis used to be all over menus. Now the little divey restaurants that printed those menus. I suppose the quotes had to migrate somewhere.
Strange this toliet “won’t” flush. So i’ll just “leave” it here.
I’m just glad that “flush” is to be taken with a grain of salt and not “toilet”.
No, no, no. You see, what they’re doing is quoting Steve Erikson who said, “A toilet is a device that is best when flushed.” But that was too long a quote, so they just used “flushed.” It would’ve been nice if they had attributed the quote, though.
Do employees have to “wash their hands” too?
… Maybe “flush” is code word for something… you know how “good” is code for “bad” “responsibility” is code for “you’re in trouble” “Spaghetti” is code for “opposite of a bagel” normal stuff like that.
Actually in some cultures people do not regularly flush the toilet for number 1 — I found this out when I work in a school teaching English to immigrants.
Also people in rural areas who have wells that have to last or dig another on often don’t flush each time either. It is thought to be a waste of water.
A family we visited as kids who had a well taught us this rhyme –
If its yellow let it mellow
If its brown flush it down
We had that same sign at the Chinese Restaurant I worked in. One of my d-bag managers put a sign saying ‘PEASE FLASH THE TOILETS” I mentioned it was “FLUSH” with a U instead of an A, he got pissed, and reprinted the sign but with the word FLUSH underlined and in bold print. I got fired a week later lol.
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