Friday, September 16, 2005

Just "Stop That"

Maliavale's post about crimes against grammarmanity reminded me of the time I was in Hawaii with my family a few years ago and my now sister-in-law and I stumbled across a sign at an outdoor market that read:

WE ACCEPT "CREDIT CARDS"

I promptly proposed that we find some paper, write "American Express" on it and try to offer it as payment. "But you said you accept 'credit cards.' This is a 'credit card.' "