Thursday, September 30, 2010

Misuse of a Semicolon

Bumpersticker reading How to get to heaven; turn right and go straight
The semicolon is only problem number one.

Problem number two: The person who made this clearly doesn't realize that green-background-with-white-sans-serif-type appears to be the official design of Muslim-oriented bumper stickers.

Several photos showing various Islamic bumper stickers in green with white type
In fact, when I first saw the "turn right" sticker, I thought it was yet another message about Allah, until I actually read it. (From this, you can tell I frequent a part of the Twin Cities where there are a lot of Somalian immigrants.) Clearly, green is a symbolically significant color in Islam.

But whoever wrote it definitely deserves a few points for cleverness.

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