Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Incorrect



This sign makes no sense. The word "notorious" means that something (or someone) is famous or well known. Therefore, you cannot "introduce" something to the public when it is already "notorious."

11 comments:

WEward said...

Only you.

feefifoto said...

I hope you didn't have a car accident while obsessing over it.

Chris Serico said...

Actually, it works because it's La Brea Avenue introducing the tequila that became notorious elsewhere.

And yes, I'll continue to pretend that street sign is attached to the billboard and not the stoplight overhang.

David Mack said...

Mmmm... La Brea... makes me want to go to Campanile!

Brandon said...

"...typically for some bad quality or deed."

How true, Mr. Cuervo...how true.

call me Allison said...

Anyone who's anyone know Patron is the best tequila, Jose is urine and it's notoriously known. The only thing smooth is my hurl on the floor from that piss. But it does make a cheap date, Alison.

LOL

thunderpoet said...

So, if you were appearing at a comedy club in Argentina and you had never been in the country before and were, well, UNKNOWN to the comedy loving local populace--

El Club de Comedia Por Tres Noches
Introducing
ALISON BECKER
Notoriously Lame

We have to introduce for the first time the "notoriously lame" Alison Becker whose infamy comes from afar.

Does that work for you? Though I see where you are coming from, Alison baby.

Anonymous said...

It works. It's called being creative with language, not literal. The meaning of words is a fluid thing and they are doing this to get your attention (worked) and to communicate a connotation more than a specific meaning.

otakueric said...

it works because the word 'notoriously' is not referring to the alcohol but rather the word 'smooth' which is an adjective referring to the alcohol.

circle of life.

weren't you an english major?

albex said...

sorry, it doesn't work. something can't be notoriously anything if it's not known.

Apartment A said...

if only more of us gave language the attention it deserves. good call, alison.