Monday, November 13, 2006

New gum for those who want to have coffee breath, rather than get rid of it

Who thought that this was a good idea????

(Spotted in the Wal-Mart the other day.)

2 Talked Back:

At November 13, 2006 at 11:04:00 PM CST, Blogger Krista said...

Stan, do you usually put a "the" in front of Wal-Mart??! Next you'll be calling it Wal-Marts!

 

At November 14, 2006 at 8:40:00 AM CST, Blogger stan said...

I think I do that because it's the only one in town. If there were more than one, I'd probably say, "I'm going to Wal-Mart," or, "I'm going to the south-side Wal-Mart."

Or, it's because it sounds more natural to say "the" than with other stores. I wouldn't say that I was going to the Safeway, the Papa Murphy's or the Costco, but I would go to the Plaid Pantry, the Home Depot or the Holiday Inn.

I'd only say "Wal-Marts" if I was going to more than one in an outing.

This reminds me of the scene in O Brother, Where Art Thou?, when Everett and Delmar get kicked out of Woolworth's, and the guy says, "...and stay out of the Woolsworth!"

 

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