Thursday, May 29, 2008

They're butchers ... I think


(Seventh and Dickinson Streets, South Philadelphia)

© Peter Rozovsky 2008

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8 Comments:

Blogger Linkmeister said...

Gotta salt them gentiles away real good or they come back and haunt you, I guess.

Tony and Sam's sign reminds me of some of the fractured English I saw when I lived in Japan. There's even a term for it: Engrish.

May 29, 2008  
Blogger Uriah Robinson said...

Is that in a sub-prime mortgage area?

May 29, 2008  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Good to see that Tony and Sam don't discriminate.

I wonder if the sign dates from a time before the sign's creators would have found a gentler way of advertising that the shop sold both kosher and non-kosher meat. If the location was a slaughterhouse, I'm not even sure if Jewish dietary law would permit slaughter in a "gentile" slaughterhouse. The sign is odd for more than one reason, in other words.

Uriah, I agree that the sign's condition would likely not do much for the area's propery values regardless of what goes on inside.

May 29, 2008  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

I don't know if you can see this on your computers, but I have just discovered from a larger version of the photo that the words "Live Poultry" appear in faded red letters under "Tony & Sam's." That takes away some of the fun, doesn't it?

By Jove, Holmes! Could the victims be — chickens?

May 29, 2008  
Blogger Bud said...

Love the sign! Keep up the good work.

http://www.karunalax.blogspot.com/

May 30, 2008  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Thanks. That was just the first of what I hope will be an occasional series of entertaining local signs.

May 30, 2008  
Blogger The Clandestine Samurai said...

Lol.

June 01, 2008  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

An lol in this context is a rave review. Thanks!

June 01, 2008  

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