A Plumbline in the Wind

The world is going to the dogs, but I refuse to learn to bark

A Plumbline in the Wind Near Lauder, Scotland: Sheep on a hillside

Syntax alert

23 February 2008 · No Comments

One of these days, I’ll post something serious, but for now, here is a headline from Yahoo! News, my distraction reading at work:

Dog Saved by Marine Coming to Calif(ornia).

Which does this mean?

1. A Marine came to California. This action saved a dog.
2. A Marine saved a dog. This Marine is coming to California.
3. A Marine saved a dog. This dog is coming to California.

It turns out it’s #3, but when I first saw it, what I thought was #1.

Tags: Ephemera

0 responses so far ↓

  • There are no comments yet...Kick things off by filling out the form below.

You must log in to post a comment.