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It is not a prank. It is the Knoxville Police Department’s attempt to educate people on the cost of drinking a driving. They contacted cab companies for the fare rate. They talked to defense lawyers for their prices to defend people charged with DUI (Driving Under the Influence). They contacted bail bond companies to get their price for a bond to get out of jail after being arrested but before being tried. The rest of the numbers come from Tennessee Code Annotated and the District Attorney’s office. What is painted on the hood of the car is the average cost of all those items. All this for a total cost of $18,815.
The average taxi cab fare: $2.00 a mile.
Which would you want to pay?
Might be better of to ride with “tha funk.” http://talltalestogo.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/photo-finish-friday-ride-along/
If you have read Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss, you know the power of the comma, the apostrophe, and other well-placed parts of punctuation. Far be it for me to comment on a man’s beliefs (Okay, maybe not that far be it.), but in this case, I think it is more a matter of the missing-in-action comma and apostrophe. As it is, this church signage can lead one to believe this church is devoted to deprogramming the devout, to redirecting the religiously inclined, to subduing the souls of those who believe.
The name of the church, which is Christian, would make more sense if the sign read, “Overcoming, Believers’ Church.” As it is, the name, particularly in large white letters on a large slate-gray building (the photo only shows a part of the church exterior) looks a bit like something out of the X-Files. The aliens have stolen our apostrophes!