Won’t You Please?

Has anyone ever noticed these signs on the NYC bus and thought that they are very bizarrely phrased?

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Everytime I see these signs I feel like asking the guy next to me, “Please suh, can I have some more?” Who says “Won’t you please blah blah blah?” anymore? I feel like the only person in this day and age who poses a question like that is playing Oliver Twist in a shoddy school play. Amirite?

About alicestockwellegan

Language and culture enthusiast from New York living in San Francisco.
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