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  1. Kind of looks like maybe they aren’t native English speakers (perhaps German) which to my mind is more forgivable. That said, in the occupation I’m involved in we release flyers with spelling, grammatical, and basic communicational issues all the time. I accept that because I think we need passion more than meticulousness.

  2. Jeremy at first glance I had the same thought that maybe the sign holder wasn’t English-speaking, but don’t you think that protesting – which is symbolic in nature – should at least be grammatically correct? Remember the ‘Get A Brain Morans’ guy? Looking at that as symbolism gave a semi-legitimate talking point about the ‘red neck whites’. I just don’t think it’s good to give the opposition ammo to use as a straw man argument.

    I look forward to the day when social media is used to organize a huge year-long protest then everyone shows up holding banners that say ‘We’re here today, but gone tomorrow. Now you’re fucked.”

  3. Jeremy,

    Passion is great, but proper spelling, vocabulary, and grammar are important if one wants to be taken seriously rather than look like uneducated fools.

  4. I remember seeing footage of a teachers’ strike (in Chicago, I think) years ago where the interviewer put the camera on one teacher and asked her what subject she taught. She replied, “I teaches English.”

  5. don’t you think that protesting – which is symbolic in nature – should at least be grammatically correct?

    No.

    Passion is great, but proper spelling, vocabulary, and grammar are important if one wants to be taken seriously rather than look like uneducated fools.

    Meh. I can’t summon a lot of outrage over it.

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