Friday, April 18, 2008

Why do I pick on Missouri?

It's just so damn easy.

Missouri has stamped and painted new license plates, they will be issued starting June 16, 2008. Twelve million plates are being produced.

Oops! They left out the hyphen in Show-Me State (" show-me" is a compound modifier and needs a hyphen.)

The Joplin Globe broke the story, with the line "Show me the hyphen!")

4 comments:

Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis said...

Man, that is one yawner of a plate, that's for sure.

"Show me state!" "No, you show me state, then I show you state!"

I mean, a deal's a deal.

moni said...

I was born in St. Louis, but I always tell people that I am from "southern Illinois".

Jim said...

sjkp -- they had to move the bird to the middle, it was blocking blocking the numbers -- you're right, simple and plain

Moni -- I tell people I'm from Mars

Amy in StL said...

I'm planning on making and selling hyphens for people to add to their plates. At the very least, I'll make one for my car.