May 24, 2009

"American owned."

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A store in Kentucky.

23 comments:

Palladian said...

I wonder what a "trucker's welcome" consists of...

Michael Hasenstab said...

Doing their best to get by, God bless 'em.

Zachary Paul Sire said...

Palladian took the words right out of my mouth.

Although, somehow I think it's not a type of welcome so much as it is a typical grammar mistake. Hey, it's Kentucky!

rhhardin said...

It lacks the political balance of a university town.

Zachary Paul Sire said...

And apparently, hunters and boaters are in abundance. Men who fish...not so much.

Zachary Paul Sire said...

What's a "Mett"?

Palladian said...

Mett is a preparation of minced pork that is popular in Germany.

JAL said...

My favorite American owned convenience store sign in eastern NC near Southport:

Fresh coffee
& Worms

somefeller said...

"Mett is a preparation of minced pork that is popular in Germany."

That, plus the Germanic-sounding name of Leger, probably prompted the need for the "American Owned" sign. Makes it clear that socialist Teutons don't own the store.

Bill White said...

Anymore, I take the grocer's apostrophe as a sign of downhome authenticity.

TMink said...

Bait, that is a good sign. We need more bait stores. Crickets are my favorite bait.

Trey

former law student said...

That, plus the Germanic-sounding name of Leger, probably prompted the need for the "American Owned" sign. Makes it clear that socialist Teutons don't own the store.

Only two problems with this: "Leger" is French for light -- as in lightweight or light lunch.

The sign makes the point that trading at that store benefits Americans, not like shopping at the Japanese-owned Seven-Eleven.

john said...

My favorite sign on a country store: "Dark and Bloody Ground For Sale" (Young, AZ)

rhhardin said...

Pakistan owns the 7-11's except for the beer and cigarettes, which are owned by terrorists.

An Edjamikated Redneck said...

That little carry out is one I have stopped at many times; they have ice cold quarts of Old Milwuakee for $1.95.

A great refresher after a long hot day of dirty work.

Did you do the "double ferry ride"? Take the Anderson Ferry into Boone county, get on Route 8 all the way to Augusta; take the Augusta Ferry to Ohio and then take 52 back home?

A great way to spend a sunny day!

Meade, you keep this up and Ann will NEVER go back to Wisconson!

Father Martin Fox said...

They are talking about Mettwurst.

Around Cincinnati, we have Metts for grill outs.

PatCA said...

Zachary, I see the gratuitous apostrophe in dissertations every day, and I'm not in Kentucky.

kentuckyliz said...

There's a lot of German names and traditions along the Ohio River. I live 90 miles south of the Ohio, and there's zero German names or cultural influences here.

Have you seen the Mother of God basilica in N KY just across from Cinci? Beautiful place, amazing windows, nice concert series.

ricpic said...

Are there a lot of tattooed people in Kentucky? I just got back from three days in West Virginia and I was stunned (I guess that shows how out of it I am) by the number of tattooed West Virginians. Like, All American mom walking down the street with her teenaged sons and daughters and she's the walking billboard. Weirded me out.

peter hoh said...

Palladian, the people's grammar is different than what they taught you in that fancy, east coast college.

The apostrophe does not indicate a possessive. "Trucker's Welcome" is a contraction of "Truckers is Welcome."

David said...

Methwurst?

former law student said...

$1.95 for a quart of Old Milwaukee? Here in the big city it's only $1.69.

I don't think I can afford to live in rural Kentucky.

former law student said...

The apostrophe does not indicate a possessive. "Trucker's Welcome" is a contraction of "Truckers is Welcome."

Sorry, no. You've heard of Southern hospitality, or French service, correct? There is no welcome like a Trucker's welcome.