Tuesday, October 16, 2007

oh, those poor people...

i came across this little gem of a sentence in the nytimes this sunday. let it be a lesson to everyone who is reckless with 'and' sentence structures.

About 100 wild elephants converged on a river island in northeast India and were demolishing homes, feasting on sugar cane and panicking residents, officials said Saturday.

hee. i actually looked up for a moment at rhianna and said, puzzled, "I didn't know elephants ate pe– oh. oh wait."

(whole article here : elephants )


Blogger Jonathan Ball said...

this little ditty could be solved with an serial comma. why don't CP and other press styles allow serial commas? why is everybody against them? it's a conspiracy.

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