This sign drives me crazy.
As soon as I see DRIVE SLOW, I wonder do they want me to drive slowly? Or does the condo complex want me to drive like a moron?
We know what they mean, but would it really be that hard to add -ly? Before you reach for Google or for your style manuals, I’ll admit it up front. Slow, more commonly used as an adjective, can be an adverb to describe how an action is taken. But it still sounds really
stupid grammatically incorrect when used as an adverb.
Plus, DRIVE SLOW is a command. As if I’m not already driving slowly. So annoying.
What do you think of the picture? I realize that we have been seeing this picture since…..1920 or so? Oh that’s right, we weren’t alive then. Isn’t it time to update the picture? If I showed that to my 5-year-old grandson, he would probably ask why the kid is running and patting the letter O. And why his finger is so long.
Not to mention that he doesn’t look like a kid. And does he have shoes? And aren’t girls playing too? And kids of all ethnic backgrounds?
Or just maroon and white kids?
Here’s another question for you. When was the last time that you drove past a park and said “Oh look at all the children at play!”
Children at play. *sigh* My kids are out playing.
And I’m driving slowly.