Sunday, 27 January 2008

Also in leather

This is the best sign in Northcote. I don't know if it sits in the window of a cobbler's, or a tailor's, or a cosmetic surgeon's. I don't know because I am so transfixed by this sign that I cannot drag my eyes away from it for long enough to read any other sign in its vicinity. Few and blessed are we who can claim that a danglier modifier than that innocent lookin' "also" hath crossed our ambiguophile path. It's not that I haven't thought long and hard, but I still can't figure it out. Yes we do repairs for men AND WOMEN ALSO in leather? Yes we do repairs for men and women ALSO IN LEATHER? Yes we do repairs for men AND WOMEN ALSO IN LEATHER? Yes we do repairs FOR MEN AND WOMEN ALSO in leather? Yes indeed also.

4 comments:

TimT said...

Danglier modifier? A most neologitastic phrase! As the Hussars were wont to say, huzzah!

PS Does Hagrid eat haggis? Undiscerning minds don't want to know...

alexis said...

Ah, yes, not one of my more transparent phrases, that. Danglier, not to be confused with ganglia.

Yes, Hagrid eats haggis. It makes him haggard.

Martin Kingsley said...

Very dangerous thing to be doin', confusin' yer danglier with your ganglier ganglia. Aye, can lead to trouble, that kind of thing.

alexis said...

Let's not try to be ganglia than thou, though...