Lessons From The Bathroom

Please enjoy this playful sign that was forwarded to me by one of my readers.

How much do I love Admiral Grammar?

The good Colonel seems to have forgotten about capitalization as well. 😉

There are so many things to love about this picture.

Personally, I enjoy the elbows.

What stands out to you? You know besides the grammar.

24 responses to “Lessons From The Bathroom

  1. Great photo. Thanks for pointing out the elbows; I would have missed them.


  2. I love Admiral Grammar!


  3. Is that the actual placement of the sign? Seems that it would be served better to have it near the stall, rather than on the mirror where folks typically end up AFTER taking care of business!! 🙂


  4. i’m digging the tile job.


  5. It’s not about grammar, but it is about spelling. When did “anymore” become a compound word? Way back when I was in elementary school (in the dark ages), I distinctly remember being taught that “any more” should be treated as two distinct words – that it was different than anybody and anyhow. Did the rules change?


  6. It’s all funny.


  7. Admiral Grammar ain’t so smarts either. What are proper contractions? You mean there are improper contractions? Or should we use contractions properly? Yes that would be correct to express the intent. However, using contractions properly seems askew as well. How about just knowing the difference between a pronoun and a contraction? Yes, this is how I would go with it.

    I am not going to mention about the positioning re: height of the pee-pee thing or the ridiculous tile thing that looks like more of that over priced dopey stuff from Sweden or wherever that people think is art. Why would you have art in the powder room or lounge? Why do they call a bathroom a lounge? Don’t you get arrested for lounging in a bathroom? Who is that groovy chick in the picture swinging in the trees. Does she like bananas?

    And what’s wrong with being 5 years old? People say I have been 5 years old for the last 60 years !


  8. Since FB and social media have taken over and people are forced to communicate through writing, it has become more apparent that a lot of people don’t seem to know the difference between ‘your’ and ‘you’re’. More offenders are : ‘breathe’ and ‘breath’, ‘peak’ and ‘peek’. [I have seen more bloggers than I can count write ‘sneak peak’ instead of ‘sneak peek’.] People who run yoga sites writing ‘don’t forget to breath’. ugh!


    • On an unrelated note, I don’t understand how picking up the seat would help if some guy pissed “in the stall.” Sounds like some dude went to town.

      I might have just posted a sign on the door of the toilet that said: “Aim for water.”

      Just sayin’. 😉


  9. This note is a piece of work! Giggle.


    • Not to be disgusting, but I wonder if the colonel has a case of “The Clap.” Maybe that’s why he goes by “Colonel Burn.”

      Maybe he thought he was “burning everyone” with his witty sign when really he was suffering from the sensation of burning urination and penile discharge.

      I crack myself up. 😉


  10. Ha! Loving that tile job! Definitely post the sign above the urinals or in the stalls, above the toilets. “Aim for the water,” indeed!


  11. Loving the comments.

    Nothing witty to say today. (Perhaps this will be my epitaph some day).


  12. I love the tile job–and I wonder whether the tile job is so fascinating that it detracts from one’s ability to aim….just sayin’. Nothing witty to add, other than the grammar complaints listed in the other posts (as well as Admiral Grammar’s note) are on MY list, too! Add to that one I have seen recently in a lot of FB posts: “aweful.” While I don’t disagree that “aweful” is probably what the word started as, the spelling is “awful.”


  13. flowersbetterdressed

    We had an angry student venting their frustration about a teacher on the bathroom walls last year. They claimed that, “Miss T is races!!” I believe they meant racist…

    It definitely gave the faculty a nice little chuckle. We all thought, “Or they just give you a hard time because you CLEARLY don’t pay attention in class!”


    • Okay flowersbetterdressed:

      Now you must suffer my wrath. I adore you. I do. But brace yourself:

      You wrote:

      “We had an angry student venting their frustration.”

      How many students were venting? ONE.

      I believe you meant to write:

      We had an angry student venting his (or maybe it was a girl, so her) frustration.

      Or maybe there were many students? Then you could have written:

      “We had several angry students venting their frustration.”

      That would have been the better sentence (as the rest of your paragraph is about students, plural).

      You cannot have it both ways.

      Your first sentence represents a classic singular noun, plural antecedent agreement error.

      And it is my major pet peeve. And teachers do it all the time. All. The. Time. I’m glad the faculty was chuckling because it is a funny story, but it is hard to learn the right things to say when the teachers are saying (and writing) things incorrectly.

      Sorry. Please Google “agreement errors.” If you do not understand, please ask someone for clarification. If you still do not understand, get a book or take a refresher course in grammar. But please do not teach our children this construction. It does not help them in the future. ( At least, not until they change the M.L.A. to allow for the use of the gender non-specific pronoun “they” to go along with singular subjects.)

      Rant over.


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