Monday, May 07, 2007

nails america

Recently a shop
opened in the grey stretch I walk from
the train station to my office. It’s a storefront with a sign over the window that says
Nails America in script next to a waving American flag.
So while the periphery of my brain struggles with whether this is a verb-object situation, or if one word is modifying the other, the main station is asking “is America famous for its fingernails?”


Rachel Mallino said...

personally, I like the verb-object relationship simply for its many implications. Who doesn't like getting nailed? *foot in mouth*

Ms Peach said...

“is America famous for its fingernails?”

No, but New Jersey is!
(used to live there, mine were woefully inadequete).

I know of a "salon" with the name
"What I Want."

Something about that makes me laugh and annoys me at the same time.

It is located in a strip mall near a WalMart.


SarahJane said...

ha, well I'm from New Jersey and don't have any special recollections of fingernails, but strip malls near WalMarts ring a bell.
"What I Want" -
Is it a question with the "do" dropped?
What I want?

Ms Peach said...

Many of my friends' mothers had their nails done. One of them had a real diamond inserted into the nail. Must have made quite an impression on me. May have been more of the time period than a state

I do not have great nails.

RE: Lack of punctuation in " "What I Want" salon sign- I do not know. The is probably why it annoys me. Next time I'm in the area, I'll go in and ask.

michi said...

perhaps an apostrophe is missing?
nail's america
nails' america


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