Thursday, October 16, 2008

This is America...

The wedding was in Pennsylvania, and while we were there we decided to get a cheesesteak in Philadelphia. We went to a famous cheesesteak stand called Geno's, owned by a fellow named Joey Vento. Vento is embroiled in a controversy over the following sign posted on his stand (and obviously on his hummer):

If you enlarge the pic, you will see that the sign says:
Joey Vento says this is America "SPEAK ENGLISH"

What I don't get about the sign is the use of quotes around 'speak English'. One would expect the quotes to be immediately after 'says'. I don't think the quotes are intended to be ironic quotes, either, so it must be a grammatical error.

But the cheesesteak itself was extremely tasty, and for a tasty cheesesteak, I will forgive all.


Ɯbermilf said...

Quit rubbing your cheesy meat in my face.

amera hearts said...

i would have to agree with joey.