Language Log » Tiny grass is dreaming.
When I found this gem through @stevesilberman‘s Twitter feed, I knew I had to blog it. I could talk about this as a product of a higher context culture than ours, but I prefer to talk about its delightfulness as a piece of communication.
The world is full of harsh warnings and commands. Keep off the grass. Stop. Don’t Walk. No Soliciting. No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service. But it’s always better to invite someone into compliance than beat them into submission.
“Do not disturb: Tiny grass is dreaming” is a lovely reminder to lighten up.