So, I was driving recently (to pick up a pizza, if you’re curious), and I noticed a car in the other lane with a small sticker on the back that said:

Kill Tomorrow

“Kill what?!?”, I thought, “What in the world is that supposed to mean?”. The next thought I had was a question: Did the author of this sticker intend to be extra vague, or are their english skills just truly that pathetic? There are at least four completely different, potential meanings that I can see:

  1. One potential meaning could be that they want people to hold off on fighting (“killing”) – kind of a “make peace today, kill later” pacifist type of message. However, if this is what the author is intending, it’s a rather vague way of saying it. I’d guess that less than 10% of readers would ever be able to puzzle out that meaning, if that’s what was intended…
  2. Another potential meaning might be the old “kill time” type of meaning – where the sticker is mean to exhort people to use up all the time they have? Again, it’s a stretch to match this meaning to that phrase…
  3. The next potential meaning that I can see is a bit morbid – and that is to end one’s life. “Kill Tomorrow” as in a person preventing tomorrow from happening for themselves. I find that to be a rather odd message to advertise, so I’m going to guess that’s not it…
  4. The last potential meaning that I can come up with is just a literal “kill tomorrow” – some kind of statement about stopping or preventing the literal “tomorrow” from occurring? Of course, it’s impossible for us to stop time – so that really dones’t make much sense either…?

So what am I left with? Only the surety that either this sticker was meant to be vague on purpose, as some sort of inside joke or statement – or is yet further proof positive that this generation has truly pathetic skills with their own native language…

I guess you’ll have to decide for yourself 🙂


Addendum: I had a friend recently note that perhaps “Tomorrow” is the name of a person, and that the sticker represented a personal vendetta – to which I say: if so, then the person truly is a moron for advertising their intent to commit a crime…

5 thoughts on ““Kill Tomorrow”

  1. Maybe there’s some local garage band named “Kill Tomorrow.” However, I’m going with number 2. “Eat, drink, and be merry for tomorrow we die”. Along similar lines as the “Kill Your Television” bumper sticker.

  2. Another possible meaning – it could be an admonition that tomorrow one should kill others! Don’t do it today, but tomorrow – DO it! This is a very literal meaning.

  3. Well, shunning the lets figure out what this means by what the words say method, I looked it up online and found that it is a title to a song from a group called Mushroomhead. I will not torture you all by posting the whole song because it will probably send you lets figure out what it really means types of people into spasmodic fits of mind wrenching expository acrobatics. The sad truth is that it doesn’t mean anything. Modern generations who believe in nothing, have no morals, character, faith, or humanity create a world of nonsensical expressions, names, songs etc. trying to create some kind of contemporary profound meaning that only they can understand and band around as a replacement for real meaningful truth. They all need to read Ecclesiastes. Just my 2 cents. BTW, nice site Nathan.

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