Monday, May 31, 2010

I sure like it when something is written in as few words as possible instead of rambling on as if people don't have anything better to do than read a message that just seems to go on and on and on

As a former newspaper editor and reporter, I appreciate messages that use few words. This old sign on a thick board would have been entirely forgettable if the maker had written, "PLEASE NO HUNTING HERE." But being a flinty landowner, he or she wrote instead, "NO HUNT," thus assuring the sign a long life.