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October 23rd, 2008
09:45 am


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Cleanup on paragraph 1, please.
Honey Wolfson said that "And" is the hardest call in square dancing. I guess it's not so easy in the English language, either:
OAKLAND — Southbound I-880 lanes remained closed today following a massive tanker truck crash and gasoline explosion near 16th Avenue in Oakland that snarled the morning commute for hours and was so hot it forced commuters to take cover behind buildings and melted speed limit signs.

I wouldn't expect speed limit signs to provide much cover, especially after they've melted. Ah, journalism -- where reporting the hottest news quickly is more important than reporting it correctly.

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Date:October 23rd, 2008 05:30 pm (UTC)
I had to read it three times before figuring out the right charitable way to parse it so that it made sense.

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Date:October 23rd, 2008 06:00 pm (UTC)


loFl. Too Funny. Thanks for sharing.
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Date:October 23rd, 2008 07:08 pm (UTC)
(titter, titter)

Goes right along with bjarvis post yesterday about bad spelling and grammar by TEACHERS in posters about a fundraising event.
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Date:October 24th, 2008 03:45 pm (UTC)
His participle is dangling :)
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