Thursday, June 23, 2016

Lancaster County Signs Are Getting Bossy

Participles, participles, participles.  If goods are baked, then they are baked goods.  Fortunately, if flowers are cut, they are still cut flowers.  But, since the first two words are written in the form of a command (as in,  "you bake"), then the second one reads that way too.  
  1. a word formed from a verb (e.g., goinggonebeingbeen ) and used as an adjective (e.g., working womanburned toast ).

So, grammatically at least, this sign is telling us to go bake some goods and cut some flowers.  No thanks, I have to paint the back sun porch on my house today, and those eleven big windows are going to take quite awhile.