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February 19, 2004 12:43 AM

Broken: Gas pump sign

J. Michael Riley sends in this picture of a professionally printed label on a gas station pump. (Pity if they're paying by the letter; they could have saved some money.)


Why is this broken?

Posted by: Scott at March 27, 2004 03:11 AM

"Pre-pay in advance" ... come on ... [sticks you in the ribs with elbow] ... come on ... _Pre_ ... pay ... in _advance_ [sticks you again] ...

Posted by: Johnny John Johnny at March 30, 2004 03:31 PM

Like Johnny John Johnny eludes to - you can't "pre-pay" "in advance". The sign is redundant - either "pre-pay" or "pay in advance", but not "pre-pay in advance".

Posted by: Chris at March 31, 2004 02:45 PM

It's kind of like how they "pre-board" an airplane. Though they may think they are telling first-class and special needs passengers to board before the rest, they are, instead, tearing a hole in the fabric of time by telling passengers to get on the plane before they get on the plane. Redundancy... gotta loathe it.

And the word is "alludes", not "eludes".

Posted by: Nikkou at August 14, 2004 06:57 PM

This is a job for the squad squad!

Posted by: Please stop me at October 5, 2004 09:19 PM

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