Friday, May 15, 2009

Abbreviated Word = Semantic Disaster

This is a sign for a car wash in northern Michigan. Every time I see it I cringe.


Some words should just not be abbreviated in certain contexts.

I'm sure the owners of this car wash used wiz as an abbreviation for wizard but when I see the sign I automatically think of the slang definition of wiz...and I certainly would not want to get my car washed in urine.



3 comments:

Erin Davis said...

My teenage son thought this was hilarious. It is definitely a cringeworthy sign!

Wordacious said...

My sons were my inspiration for posting this; they laugh everytime we pass the sign.

Wordacious said...

My sons were my inspiration for posting this; they laugh everytime we pass the sign.

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