By Cory Doctorow at 10:20 am Tue, Oct 4, 2011
An unnamed one-legged woman conceived of this terrific Christmas Story lamp costume for Hallowe'en.
I know this is for Halloween, but somehow it reminds me of the Fourth of July.
There is no apostrophe in Halloween
Before making grammar corrections, you might want to do a bit of research. The apostrophe is acceptable, as the word Halloween (or Hallowe-en) is a shortening of All-Hallows-Even.
The apostrophe’d version is an alternate spelling: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween and http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20101002044619AAReEIJ
You forgot the period at the end of your sentence.
Hey, I figure if someone is going to (incorrectly) bash someone’s grammar, I might as well point out their lack of punctuation.
There sure is. Hallowe’en is just a shortened name. It was All Hallows Evening, All Hallows Eve, Hallows Eve, Hallow Eve, Hallowe’en.
yes there is – or at least there can be. Both spellings are acceptable.
She must be Italian!
it must be French.
Give that woman A Major Award!
I love your sense of humor, one legged lamp girl. :)
This came from Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/reddit.com/comments/kzyjb/my_friend_only_has_1_leg_this_is_her_halloween/
I’m overcome by art….NADDAFINGA!
You’ll shoot your eye out, kid.
This woman is my hero.
Strange But True:
The Leg Lamp was a premium / promotion for Nehi (knee-high) soda. Which was available in my neighborhood one summer. Blue cream! Pineapple! Lovely sweet crap.
I also have a friend with one leg. Unfortunately, his big hairy leg would never look as good as this girl’s leg in fishnets.
I beg to disagree.
That would be “fishnet”. Singular, not plural.
I’m going to use up all the glue … on purpose!
Wonderful for so many reasons!
The old man’s eyes boggled… overcome by art.
It’s indescribably beautiful!
Somewhere, Shep is smiling.
Excelsior, you fathead!
Don’t people usually buy lamps in pairs?
My father worked in profanity, the way some artists work in oil or clay.
Actually, both are acceptable usage: “fishnet tights”, but also “a pair of fishnets”. Might be a British/American English thing though.
Grammar pedantry is fun!
This is ME!!!! Not sure I like being categorized as a Happy Mutant…(but seeing that Boing Boing is a trademark of Happy Mutants LLC, I guess I’m in good company!)
very cool, that is a sweet idea.
Next year she should dress up as a bowling alley.
Oh, and I believe it’s spelled “MALLAFINGA!”
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