Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Something I Must Tell the Voters in PA

Dear Pennsylvania Voters,

With the Pennsylvania Democratic primary coming up today, I felt it was important to address something that I've been meaning to tell people for a while now. As the recent controversy over Barack Obama's comments that "bitter" small-town Pennsylvanians cling to "guns" and "religion" showed, elitism is a major concern for the folks in Pennsylvania. They want to make sure the candidates are standing up for them, not looking down on them. And that is why, on the eve of the election, I feel I must reveal something to the voters of Pennsylvania...

Rich mocks people who make store names possessive that are not in fact possessive. Anyone who says "Duane Reade's" or "Chipotle's" or even "Barnes and Noble's" is the subject of complete and utter scorn from Rich.

So there you have it, Pennsylvania voters. I'm glad it's off my chest. Now you good folks can make your decision with all the necessary information available to you. See you at the polls!

Sincerely,
Dan

8 comments:

Nostradamus said...

Finally the truth comes out!

Anonymous said...

Rich, I am with you 100%.

We never should have wasted time teaching this contemptible people to read in the first place.

Finnegan said...

It's true, I've heard him!

Susanna said...

That's not plural, it's possessive.

Or are you leveling us? (I still have no idea what that means)

Dan said...

what are you talking about Susanna? Plural? Who said anything about Plural? I wrote Possessive.

Doo da doo da dooo

Dan's Lacky Friend From Middle School Who Has a Man Crush on Him and Resents Susanna said...

Yeah, take that, Susanna.

Anonymous said...

What about the fact that all of you (including Rich) say "Luger's" when the restaurant is actually called "Peter Luger Steakhouse"
-Todd

http://marquisgrissom.blogspot.com/2008/04/in-case-you-were-curious.html

Rich said...

dan was right on the money with me here...

as for the Luger's question:

it's not clear either way, but i would say that it's a name and it's "HIS" steakhouse, so there's more of a legitimate reason for the possessive (i understand that in the case of Barnes and Noble, you could say Barnes and Noble's booksellers and have an argument maybe)