I saw a woman wearing a T-shirt with this on it at lunch today. For the life of me, I couldn’t figure it out. Rather than stare, I asked.
Me: Excuse me. I’ve got a lot of cryptic T-shirts at home, but that one’s past me. What does it mean?
Her: It means it was $4 and I needed a T-shirt.
It wasn’t a brush-off. I could tell by her manner. She found thias great cheap T-shirt and neither knew nor cared what it meant.
Anybody know what it means? Or have a similasr story?
My favorite t-shirt is one I got in Japan that says (this is an exact quote):
They live with specific purposes being supported by these the bestkind of purposes are completed
Every time I wear it, people stop to read it and stand there with this glazed-over, puzzled expression. Occasionally someone even asks me what it means, to which I can only reply, “I don’t know – if you figure it out will you let me know?”
On my way to New Orleans LouisianA (for JazzFest) I saw someone with a “Save NOLA” T-Shirt. For the life of me, I was stumped about NOLA. A band? A country? So I asked the wearer. And was a bit embarrassed.
No, I’ve never been there. But I’ve always been interested in oceanography, so I thought I’d send a couple of bucks their way and get a nice long-sleeved T-shirt in exchange. (I’m wearing a Scripps T right now. Used to take field trips there when I was a kid.)
I have one on.
It sayeth (capitalization and arrangement is exact) -
PUNK Time Punk
& MKH & club
MK <- those line up so they’re touching at the top of the MK
My husband brought it home for me from Japan last month. I don’t get it. The tag inside says Michel Klein, Paris, and it’s your typical 3/4 sleeve shirt you would have worn if you’d been in the Bad News Bears era little league.
Heh…considering how many articles of clothing with random Chinese/Japanese writing on them are being worn by Americans who have no idea what they mean (or even IF they mean anything), I find this somewhat comforting…
Perhaps the shirt (that the OP saw) was kind of the reverse of “buy American”. We were talking about cars the other day, and how if you buy an american car (in the US), it could have been designed anywhere, has parts from all over the world, and was probably assembled in a plant in the US; where if you buy a japanese car in the US, it could have been designed anywhere, has parts from all over the world, and was probably assembled in a plant in the US. Similarly, electronic chips may be designed in one country, fabricated in another, packaged in a third, tested in a fourth, and put onto a board in yet a fifth before you use the device. “Everything” = all kinds of consumer products, “Everywhere” = global supply of the different parts of the products.
Where I work, television programs are assigned NOLA codes. I have no idea what it stands for, but every time I see NOLA in a lower-third in a Katrina/New Orleans story, I’m trying to figure out if perhaps they’re talking about AMMS__000905, NAAT__000303 (American Masters, Nature, etc.) Silly me.
In the beginning there was the Cosmic Egg, a basketball-sized lump containing the entirety of the Universe. Everything was going along swimmingly; the Egg was at peace and all was just ducky. Then it exploded. All the matter, all the stars, all the galaxies, everything burst forth from this explosion we now call the Big Bang. Everything we know, everything we see originated here. The Cosmic Egg was everything and everywhere. And everything came from it.