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I've been seeing the "Isthmus Be Election Day!" banner for days now and it's finally bothered me enough to ask: What the hell is that supposed to mean? Is there a joke or reference I'm missing? I sincerely hope so because without one it looks and sounds amazingly stupid. Please, Isthmus - make me feel foolish for having to ask.
"Isthmus be the place" was an entry for a slogan contest, more years ago than I want to think about. I can't remember what slogan actually won but "Isthmus be the place" was everywhere for a long time after.
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Isthmus be getting hard to come up with an election pun now that we've had a couple decades worth of non-stop coverage of them and an explosion of media entities vying for them.
Ellen Meany wrote:Look what I found in the archive... vintage Metro bus, and the old busboard campaign.
See I would have gotten that because there's additional context.
"Isthmus be election," on the other hand, doesn't correlate to an already familiar phrase. It just sounds wrong. I still vote thumbs dwon.
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