Monday, October 20, 2008

Bad Logic and Spelling

Barry L. found this curious text on a sign:

"No tresspassing without authorization."

Assuming "tresspassing" isn't something you do with your hair (Rapunzel! Pass the tresses!), this sign makes no sense. Can you trespass with authorization? Is it still trespassing? Or just weird? Did anyone like our Rapunzel joke? Why didn't she just cut her own hair and climb down?

And the Three Bears ... if they'd mixed their oatmeal, the temperature would have been just right. Why didn't they do that and go about their business? When Goldilocks had trespassed, they could have had her for dessert and spared their furniture....

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