Tuesday, July 9, 2013

This is what it's like inside a writer's brain

The other day, I saw a sign that said SPEED ENFORCEMENT ZONE.

Naturally, I had many thoughts. Among them:

I assume they mean Speed Limit Enforcement Zone, because otherwise--they're encouraging speeding?

Why have an enforcement zone? Isn't speeding illegal everywhere? Does this mean they won't bother enforcing the speed limit outside this zone?

Am I thinking too much about this?

To be a writer is to think about words, to play with them, study them, squeeze them, test them. To view even the street signs in your neighborhood as text that is ripe for editing.

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