Free kid, anyone?

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.

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2 thoughts on “Free kid, anyone?

  1. Hey, that must have been my restuarant! It wasn’t a mistake. I really DO want to give away a few of my kids. Especially after days like today…Two “tweens” with attitude and two little ones whining. LOL My restaurant really is called Duffy’s on the Lake though:)

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