Remember the photo I took in the Milwaukee Airport last fall?

The American Dialect Society loves the same sign! They named it the Most Creative Word Use of 2008. Here’s from their report: “WINNER: recombobulation area: An area at Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee in which passengers that have just passed through security screening can get their clothes and belongings back in order.”

Read the whole thing, esp. “bromance” and “Palinesque”.

And (this is totally unrelated) I really must learn Japanese. (English explanation of the site).

11 Replies to “Random”

  1. That sign is amazing.

    The whole list was pretty entertaining to read. The English language may be a bastard language, but it’s seriously fun because of it.

  2. I totally remember this sign! It’s one of the Top Five Best Signs Ever (followed closely by a deli sign in Toronto that says, “Bread, Milk and Things.” Way to call it, Laurie 🙂

  3. This is too funny! I just did a post today on word geeky-ness! I love that sign! And one so does need to recombobulate after going through Customs!

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