This Has Nothing Whatsoever To Do With NYC

August 29, 2008 by
Filed under: Area 51 

…but I feel compelled to share it anyway. The Mister wakes up before me every day. Every day I shimmy into the living room to find him glued to the computer. Usually he’s listening to NPR and reading the New York Times. Not yesterday. This is what I saw my husband looking at with rapt interest:

One would think someone from Portsmouth’s P.R. Department would pick up on the unintended(?) nuance this advertisement has— or maybe that was the intent? The is the Royal Navy we are talking about after all. The folks who invented “impressment“.


Miss Heather

Photo Credit: The Register


3 Comments on This Has Nothing Whatsoever To Do With NYC

  1. Bodmin on Fri, 29th Aug 2008 6:59 am
  2. Part of the “tradition” industry? As in the “time-honoured traditions of the Royal Navy…rum, buggery and the lash” (Winston Churchill, 1912)

  3. bitchcakes on Fri, 29th Aug 2008 5:31 pm
  4. It took me a while to even look at the image, I was so consumed with the words:

    “It’s history so close…”

    Do they really mean “It is history so close”? (in which case the apostrophe is justified, but I’m not sure that makes sense. It sounds sloppily worded.)
    or do they mean “Its history so close” (in which case the apostrophe is wrong, but then it doesn’t sound right without an “is” between “so” and “close”. But I’m not even sure that makes sense!)
    And regardless do they need the …?

    I spent a good 2 minutes going over the print portion and trying to figure out what they are trying to convey. It’s either wrong or very sloppy. Eventually I noticed the photo.

    This is why I can’t watch movies. I get so hung up on stuff like this that I can’t follow the story or figure out the point. Seriously though, what are they trying to say?!

  5. PistolsAndPopcorn on Fri, 29th Aug 2008 8:45 pm
  6. Oh. No. They. Din’t.

    Although that screamer looks more like a pillow-biter to me. Just sayin’.

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