We went out for dinner this evening, and I couldn’t help but notice the sign in the lobby. It advertised Wednesday evenings, when kids eat for free. The sign said:
Free Kid Friendly Fun
I immediately began to muse on the way the sign was written. (It’s true, I cannot help but mentally edit everything that I see!)
Firstly, there should have been a hyphen in between “Kid” and “Friendly”.
It really should have said:
Free Kid-Friendly Fun
Doesn’t that make a lot more sense?
Here is another way we could approach the sentence:
Free Kid, Friendly Fun
Oh, dear. All of a sudden, it means something completely different! “Come here on Wednesdays, pick up your Free Kid!” No, thank you, I think I will pass.
When you are writing a sentence, remember how important punctuation is. One little mark can change everything.
By the way, if you want a free kid, go to Duffy’s on Wednesdays.