The owners of this fine establishment concede that “4” is a silly abbreviation for a word that’s only two characters longer than the number (and zero characters longer than the number and quotation marks). They refuse, however, to make the same concession about the much more complicated word “you.”
Happy Monday! Somehow, I imagine it was a Monday when the person responsible submitted the order for this sign — and Monday again when the printer printed it — and Monday again when it arrived and was mounted by someone who just did. not. care.
Thanks, GrammarTroika Sister #1’s friend Christen!
Reporter #1 loves her Wegmans. She says:
Wegmans is #1! Wegmans is #1! Except maybe not? Make your headlines match your graphics, NBC! (If you watch the clip/pay attention to the list, TJ’s is the only truly national chain on the list, which I suspect is why they got the headline, but, dammit, WEGMANS IS #1!)
<takes step away from Reporter #1>
Actually, I suspect that NBC would probably stand by this one, in that “tops” is one of those useful headline-verbs that doesn’t have to mean “the very tippy-top.” It’s imprecise, of course, but if they’d said “Wegmans and Trader Joe’s top the list,” that would be correct, and expands the definition of “top” somewhat.
That said: Wegmans needs to send Reporter #1 a cookie or something.