Encouragement or a New Theology?

Is this a slip of the English language or a new theology?

The English language is much in demand here in the Yucatán, especially with the tourism that places like Chichén Itzá attract, so we often run into students who want to practice what they’ve learned with us as we go about the city. Businesses as well like to get into the act, capitalizing on the popularity that English enjoys, and billboard and signs in English are common. Unfortunately, some businesses such as the one above use English but don’t quite understand it.

This sign in the picture says: “Super 32 Thanks God is Monday” I’m trying to decide if it’s a Monday morning encouragement or a new theology. So far we’ve not had the chance to ask the owner about it. In the meantime, what do you think? Do you have any ideas as to what they might be trying to say? Leave us a comment if you’d like to take a stab at the interpretation.

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  1. Holly’s avatar

    My first thought was that they mean “thanks god it is Monday.” Brad used to say that when he worked as a manager at a manufacturing plant to drum up enthusiasm for the work week. Maybe that’s the message they mean to convey…they love to work. I don’t know. That’s funny though. I bet they’d appreciate you bringing it to their attention though. I always appreciated it when people in Spain corrected my English.

  2. Holly’s avatar

    I meant to say…”corrected my Spanish.” Ha ha…I have a problem if people in Spain are correcting my English.

  3. Dave’s avatar

    Welcome back Holly! It’s great to hear from you again. You’re right. We’ll have to stop by sometime this week to talk the sign through with the employees of the store.

  4. Holly’s avatar

    oh..I’m always here…every Monday. I just don’t always comment!

  5. Rebecca’s avatar

    Maybe they really don’t want to be seen as Sunday Christians. They want to show that they thank God on Monday, too.

  6. Dave’s avatar

    I haven’t forgotten about my need to track down the logic behind this sign. I’ve just had a bit of a complication in the form of sickness that has kept me from seeking out the answer. I hope to get to the bottom line soon though!

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