Posts Tagged ‘mangled English’

Get Ready to Crumble, Obscure!

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Bat Knight, bought in Bangkok in 2002 for my nephews who were then 3 and 4 years old. Check out the red text at bottom left of the front of the box. This taunt—Get Ready to Crumble, Obscure!—has entered our family lexicon. Does “Obscure” really means something like “Dark One”?

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The Tresure Chest (sic) is empty

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Apologies for my continuing semi-absence from this blog. I appreciate your patience and I thought you might enjoy this sign from one of the crafts stalls at the Ferry terminal between Vancouver and Victoria. It seems to represent the current state of the BC Arts Council thanks to the current corporate redneckery that prevails here in BC. 

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