Saturday, January 12, 2008

Semiopathy - A Joy for Life

I love semiopathy. It's the art of writing a sentence that can be read in more than one way; in other words, the message you recieve depends on how you read it. Some of my favourites include:
  • We will sell gasoline to anyone in a glass container.

  • Ask about our plans for owning your home.

  • Would you like to enter Miss World? (although this is also double-entendre)

  • Our motto is to give our customers the lowest possible prices and workmanship.

  • Why go elsewhere and be cheated when you can come here?

  • North Carolina pageant contestant gets shot at world title.

  • Please don’t feed the fish kids.

And the commonplace but brilliant:

  • Caution – Slow children.

Do you know of any better ones? Send them in! Oh, and here's one you don't see every day ...

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