So, I’m wandering around backstage in a theater trying to keep my cousins from making me help build props when I come across the following sign on a storage locker:
…and I wonder: why the fuck would you tell someone to spray a paint can?
I slowly digest the bright-red color of the cabinet. I slowly digest the “FLAMMABLE” signs. I slowly digest the fact that I am apparently becoming senile.
A paint can:
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A can of spray paint:
The verb “to spray:”
An apparently senile computational linguist [PHOTO OMITTED TO PROTECT PUBLIC SENSIBILITIES]
One thought on “Why the fuck would you…”
This is only a sign of creeping dementia, not a profound linguistic ambiguity!
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