Our provincial government unveiled the new logo for the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador today:
I have no real complaints about it. It’s a little bland, perhaps, and lacks a conjunction (the word “and” is missing), but apart from those minor details, it doesn’t really bother me at all. In some sense, the graphic has a weird sci-fi feel to it, which should appeal to my husband.
What truly knocked my socks off (in the totally negative sense of the word) was the press release on the government web page.
How will the world know us? My guess is as unable to construct a complete sentence and possessing a complete absence of an ability to properly use incorrect sentence construction for dramatic effect. Using fractured sentences sporadically and for effect is one thing, but if every second sentence of your writing is incomplete, the effect is entirely lost. When you further throw in a sentence that begins with a conjunction and then demonstrate an utter lack of knowledge of how to use punctuation (semi-colons are useful things, boys and girls), the overall effect is seriously diminished.
Really, folks. Put the money into the education system, if that’s how we will be known to write.