Friday, March 9, 2012

"With nuts or without?"

The road sign above reminded me of an episode of the M*A*S*H television show in which Col. Potter says "Radar, get me a Snickers bar." His clerk says "Yes Sir" and heads for the door. But he stops, turns, and asks "With nuts or without?" Col. Potter answers "Without!" The clerk on his way out the door says under his breath "Milky Way!" Sometimes you just gotta ask! And since these towns are more than an hour apart, it's best to know which way to turn.


  1. I adored MASH, never missed an episode.

    Do you think there's actually somebody local who doesn't know which state he wants? Surely only a SATNAV could make that mistake.

  2. I'm sure the locals know which way to turn, Friko. And even the GPS can probably get it right. Nevertheless, I was struck by the juxtaposition of the names, if not the potential for misunderstanding.

    Yes, indeed, NCMW.