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I saw something at the sex shop that horribly offended me [Mar. 15th, 2005|11:45 pm]
Just me.

Saturday was Brides of March, which I may write about later if I feel like it. However, here are my photos from it:


One of the places the Brides went was the Castle Superstore, which does not allow photography*, or I would have documented the following. Castle is like the Wal-mart of porn: well-lit, large inventory, but appealing to a broad demographic without too many "niche" items (well, for a sex shop, at least).

But I saw something there that offended even me:

They had signs for "Pussys" and "Strap-on's".

How can you work in the rubber vagina industry and not know the plural of pussy is "pussies"? At least the sign for "dongs" was correct and didn't advertise "dong's". And don't get me started on the power exchange implications of "Belonging to strap-on", which is the accurate reading of "Strap-on's".

I told my pal about this, and today she sent me an email:

I thought of you today when I was looking at a professional skate equipment site that was selling clothing that included "short's."

If I ever turn into "serial mom", dispatching people for minor societal infractions, one guess who will be the victims. I'm sorry, I mean victim's.

*Hooters, however, does allow photography. If you must visit a Hooters, I recommend doing it with a group of cross-dressed men in bridal gowns.

[User Picture]From: dougo
2005-03-16 11:12 am (UTC)
"an email"? I'm offended!
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[User Picture]From: lara7
2005-03-16 06:08 pm (UTC)

as opposed to...

a email? I haven't checked my wired style guide on this one; it would be "an electronic mail" rather than "a electronic mail", yes?

hm...will research after lunch.
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[User Picture]From: dougo
2005-03-16 11:54 pm (UTC)

Re: as opposed to...

Do you say "a mail"?
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[User Picture]From: dirtylibrarian
2005-03-16 01:14 pm (UTC)
I hope I never have reason to visit Hooters.
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From: spongecore86
2005-03-16 05:46 pm (UTC)

i have no idea who you are, but you are now my bestest friend ever! i was so disappointed the first time i went to The Castle. i thought, "what, no dundgeon where they keep the kinky S & M stuff?" truly, the wal-mart of smut shops.

anyhow, that is not why i love you. i love you for finding grammatical errors in the castle. now, i know my shit is full of them, yet i am writing colloquially, not formally. this is the kind of thing that drives me nuts at work, seeing stacks of handouts that have come down from the "corporate office" with phrases such as:

"Try our new Torta's"
"Happy St. Patricks Day"
"Raison Brand Cereal"
"Your Welcome"

why is it that people freak out when they see a vowel at the end of a word they need to make plural, so they throw in an apostrophe?

sorry for the rant... by the way, you were on cordiloquy's friend's list. she is my friend... in real life.

peace out
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[User Picture]From: holyoutlaw
2005-03-16 08:08 pm (UTC)
This guy is wearing my wig! The bum!


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[User Picture]From: the_autoclave
2005-03-17 01:26 pm (UTC)

short's, dildo's, etc.

My old band used to practice at the "Niddrie Street Rehearsal Studio's" in Edinburgh, which thing always put me slightly on edge.

Quite apart from the grammatical horrorshow, it was a lie - unless "studio" conjures up for you an image of a damp room with bare wiring hanging at face height, holes in the ceiling plaster, doors you had to duck to pass through and cavernous cellars covered over by springy sections of plywood and old carpet - that would be our "floor". I routinely lost my voice and we would all get headaches. Since there were no toilets in the building, there were bottles of pee all over the place.
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