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  
Anonymous Anonymous 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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