Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Hey you get offa my stoop
They could have said 'porch' instead I suppose, or steps, but I'm so glad they didn't 'cos I just love 'stoop'.
It's so wilfully obscure, so completely undumbed-down. It challenges you to understand it and then, since some people clearly won't, gives the owners carte blanche to bollock the uncomprehending hoodie squatting outside.
This is a sign that you need an English degree to understand. Alright, maybe not. But think of the possibilities... signs that were so highbrow that no-one understood them and consequently no-one obeyed.
Imagine the anarchy.
There's such a sign on the side of a house near me. It says,
"Please don't kick balls against this wall."
Is it obeyed?
Is it fuck.