Monday, August 27, 2012

Write clearly

No, this is not a post about what a shame it is that some school systems have taken out cursive and penmanship from their elementary education curriculum.

It's another post about how language can be amusingly confusing.

This time, it's a sign on a donation box that makes my older son laugh hysterically every time we pass by:
You'll have to click on the photo to enlarge it, but the slogan says, "We turn used clothing into new kids through education." As Son1 is fond of pointing out, that make no sense at all.

I mean, you can understand their gist, but, really, no matter what process you use, used clothing can never be turned into kids.

And while this sounds like a good cause, it's a bit sad (and ironic) that something that is supposed to involve education sounds like it's written by someone who has no education.

"If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." ~ Toni Morrison

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