Monday, November 15, 2010

A digit is not always a number

Illustration for a Berkeley Monthly article about a teacher explaining the term "digit" to middle-school students. Unfortunately, this particular teacher confused "lie" and "lay" unintentionally in the text of the article - gnashing of teeth, rending of garments here.  Sigh.

20 comments:

Chris David Richards said...

The interpretations of this one could be endless. Plenty of page 273 dictionary fun to be had. What is she trying to diffuse?

Poet in Residence said...

cool

ma grande folle de soeur said...

Just love your works!

California Girl said...

I take it this is your graphic. I love the elegance of it. Perhaps you should recommend Strunk & White's "The Elements of Style"?

Totalfeckineejit said...

Lovely illustration.

beecreative said...

Really like this one. Language can be so much fun.

jess said...

Drove by Home Depot and they had a sign out that had an apostrophe used maliciously... Every time I drove by, I had to look, but I really wished that I had the self control NOT to...
...like a dead squirrel...

Celeste Bergin said...

totally love this!

Jasmine said...

I love this silhouette style :)

susan christensen said...

The silhouette is such a classically elegant visual - remembering the inside covers of my mother's Nancy Drew mysteries from the 1930's.

Jenny Woolf said...

Something elegantly fifties about that image.

Charles Gramlich said...

I like the illo. LIe and lay are not easy. I try to avoid them. :)

ram said...

Great job, Susan!
As always.!

Clowncar said...

nice illo!

never used that particular abbrev before.

I suppose there was a time when "digital" meant "manipulated by hand."

mouse (aka kimy) said...

breaking out the oed

bindu said...

Thanks for stopping by ... good to be back in touch again. I love that kitty climbing t-shirt design! Great idea.

femminismo said...

Yes, gnashing of teeth indeed! I love the lion guardian picture. Thanks for being a faithful blogger and providing such inspiration.

Tom said...

i always mess up lie and lay too. Well, here is a good use for those old dusty dictionaries. I don't remember the last time i had mine out.

Titus said...

Love this, particularly the framing and obscuring of text.

And ooh, ooh, my parcel's on its way!

grrl + dog said...

ha,
maybe you could flip the digit at him..