"What Coast?" "Third Coast?" We received an email some years' back that we enjoyed so much we wanted to share it with you...
This isn't the first time we've heard this, btw. It seems that the idea of calling the Greatest Lakes on earth the "Third Coast" irks certain people a little bit, haha.
"Dear Moron, we see that you have made a puzzling selection for your shop name. It is obvious that you do not understand the meaning of the word coast. Based on choosing the number three, you are obviously thinking of east coast, west coast, lake coast. I would offer the Gulf coast is eminently more entitled to the appellation of third coast.
It would behoove you to go to school and learn geography or at least change the name of your shop. Rarely have I seen such a blunder as this. However, according to Merriam Webster, a coast is the land near a shore. I would put it to you that all lakes have coasts. Any of the one thousand lakes of the original 13 colonies would qualify for the third coast long before your state was admitted to the union in 1837 as the 26th state.
Sadly, I doubt you will rise to the occasion to correct this monumental error.
Perhaps you are using coast as a verb and not as a noun as an indication of your third attempt to coast through life with this shop.
Respectfully your friend,
Name omitted by TCSS to protect the guilty"