Friday, January 23, 2009

Banner Boo Boo



Tampa Mayor Wants Grammar-Challanged Welcome Banner Replaced

The banner was paid for by the taxpayer-subsidized Tampa Downtown Partnership as part of a welcome campaign for visitors to the Feb. 1 Super Bowl.

Maybe some of that taxpayer money would be more wisely invested in English 101 classes for the banner makers.

11 comments:

Sue said...

I say change it!

Jill said...

I have to say change it, too. At least it is not as controversial as the "wardrobe malfunction" which seems to be the only thing people remember about XXXVIII here in Houston.

cube said...

Sue: Definitely. I agree with the mayor on this one. We don't need one more thing making Tampa look stupid in front of the world.

Jill: Yikes! I saw that live. Mr. Cube had gone for a restroom break and when he returned I told him that I wasn't sure, but I think I may have seen some nipplage. It happened so fast I wasn't sure what I saw. Of course, there was no avoiding the ensuing hooplah over it.

You're right. This doesn't rise to that level of controversy.

WomanHonorThyself said...

we have spelling errors all over our city on signs everywhere!

jan said...

I think they should leave it alone. The harm has already been done.

Jen said...

Oh good grief! That's a stupid error. I was hoping it would at least be something tricky...

Z said...

I say change it, too!

This is almost as bad as MY Senator (God, help me), Barbara Boxer, and her staff, doing a presentation on CSPAN a few years ago ... to a Senate committee...many graphics included. Misspellings all OVER the place.
I sat on the couch cringing, thinking "THIS woman represents ME".

Signs like this represent the people...it has to change.

See the 'crawlers' on FOX or CNN lately? Pretty bad, too. Our kids aren't Lurning. ..!!

Z said...

I forgot to ask you....is YOUR last name of Mr. Cube's better ancestry half?!! Is it his Dad who shares my ancestry? I loved hearing that!! (smile)

Anonymous said...

Nobody cares Cube. The Naked Cowboy is standing at the corner of Tampa and Kennedy streets and nothing else matters!

I got into an elevator the other day and two lady Lawyers got aboard, even more giddily than they normally would have been seeing me there, due to his magic presence.

A little grammer snafu is nothing in the big picture. It's the Stoopid Bowl after all.

The city is electrified!

You do know the various Playboy and other celebutard parties will be sending out invitations soon. Somehow the postal service seems to always pocket mine....


Queequeg

cube said...

I'm with the group that thinks they should change them.

Z: Mr. Cube is Armenian on his mother's side.

Brooke said...

I'll bet everyone on the committee to produce that sign went to college, too... LOL!