Sign Near the Post Office I Frequent
however the dude's spelling is totally the unpopular version. This sign is in front of a tavern that went out of business and appears to be a parting shot from the owner.

Menaul near Washington
Albuquerque, New Mexico Photos © Kelly Vickers 2010

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Comment by Ron Da Bomb on September 14, 2010 at 2:01pm
Groovy. I think the spelling is perfect!
Comment by Rob Creighton Garrison on September 14, 2010 at 4:04pm
There's an unfilled niche: letter boards that come equipped with Spell Check!

I like the intended sentiment too.
Comment by Ben Moffett on September 14, 2010 at 4:48pm
It may have may have been composed by a savvy individual with an interest in the business who was getting heat from the city or state. Or he may have thought it would get some attention, if spelled wrong. Or he may have simply run out of letters. I second his notion (but don't tell anybody).. Or it may have been my hero, Adlai Stevenson himself.
Comment by Ben Moffett on September 14, 2010 at 4:50pm
Also, I think it should be part of the Duke City Fix logo, or motto, or masthead, or whatever you call it on a blog.
Comment by cathyray on September 14, 2010 at 7:51pm
aahahaaaha, love it!
Comment by Ben Moffett on September 14, 2010 at 8:46pm
That's a great Idea and we should do it in Spanish, Dine' and Anglish. I did Spanish on the English-Spanish translator (which does everything literally and is often way off base) and it came out this way:

"Deme su cansado, su pobre,
Sus masa apiñadas que anhelan para respirar libre,
El desecho despreciable de su costa que abunda.
Envíe éstos, la gente sin hogar, tempestad-tirado a mí.
Levanto mi lámpara al lado de la puerta dorada. .... a la Tierra de

Dios Bendice tortillas, las judías pintas y Chile verde.
Ahora y para siempre (my addition)

Actually it's pretty close to being okay, I think. Maybe we can gets some help. The translation maquina obviously thinks "chile" with an "e" is a country...hence the capital C.


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