“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Monday, September 24, 2012

Misplaced modifiers can sometimes be funny

Read this sentence from a crime report I found in the Newport, RI fish-wrapper.......

April Dawn Peters, 31, of 2194 Grandview Way, in Cosby, as arrested Sept. 19, at 10:30 p.m.,

and charged with aggravated assault after she allegedly hit a man on his head at least five 

times with a hammer that she was having sex with.

Her misplaced dependent clause does suggest a funny visual in my head, but I have to wonder, 
how does somebody whose writing skills are that atrocious ever graduate from journalism school? And how is this person still employed?


gutscheine zum ausdrucken said...

very good post

Isaac A. Nussbaum said...

I understand why she hit him. He demanded his hammer back and she wasn't finished with it yet.

Ed said...

Heh heh, apparently.

I have a female FB friend who remarked about this that, "hammer sex is vastly underrated". Yikes....I don't even want to know how she knows that.