My kids love to dress up and go to the Japanese and anime culture event called Fanime here in San Jose, California. This year, my daughter Jessica, her fiance Matthew, his sister, and my son Paul went together. Fanime is as much about people watching as anything else. Jessica came home with stories about great costumes, vendors, and tshirts.
Today, three Doctor Who shirts she ordered at Fanime arrived:
- Tardis Express – When It Absolutely Has to Be There Before You Sent It
- I ♥♥ The Doctor
- Gallifrean Institute of Technology
She also told me about a shirt she saw at Fanime which I want to buy for myself:
English doesn’t borrow from other languages. English follows other languages down dark alleys, knocks them over and goes through their pockets for loose grammer.
According to Pegasus Publishing
This shirt has a paraphrase of a quotation made by James Nicoll. “The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don’t just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.”
Images Copyright 2011 by Katy Dickinson