Monday, September 15, 2008

Paging Lynne Truss

River's Edge Deli, a local convenience store relocating from Bridge Street to Main Street, currently boasts a sign at its new location that attempts to remind passerby that the owner of River's Edge already has Main Street experience in the form of River's Edge Deli's antecedent, Fruiti's Deli.

Alas, the sign reads "formally (sic) Fruiti's Deli," which inspires a couple questions: Does how one refers to the deli (River's Edge or Fruiti's) depend on the fanciness of one's dress? Or does the diction and accent one uses when verbally referring to the shop determine whether it should be referred to as River's Edge or Fruiti's?

- John C.L. Morgan

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