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Am I the only one who thinks this is funny?

'Filthy, insanitary and infested': Rat-infested chip shop owner jailed


"No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money." Samuel Johnson.
 
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So filthy it's insane? Roll Eyes
 
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I read it as a filthy, insanitary and rat-infested owner of a chip shop.


"No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money." Samuel Johnson.
 
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I see that on the website it has now been changed to "Filthy and Insanitary": Owner of rat-infestd chip shop jailed." which is better but still gives the impression that it is the owner who is filthy and insanitary.


"No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money." Samuel Johnson.
 
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still gives the impression that it is the owner who is filthy and insanitary.

Perhaps he or she is?


Build a man a fire and he's warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life.
 
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In the first one, I agree with you. In the second? I don't take it that way.
 
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The Daily Caller, a disreputable Republican website known for poor proofing, ran this paragraph as part of a longer story:

hings at Nick’s Riverside Grill in Georgetown got messy at a recent happy hour after a patron allegedly lost control of their bowls at the restaurant and preceded to trash the establishment in a Yelp review for poor service.

First the patron lost bowel control. But can "a person" lose "their"? And they can't possibly precede.
 
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Well, I think "patron" lost "their" is becoming more acceptable these days. I don't get the part about losing bowel control. Was it supposed to be something else?
 
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Originally posted by Proofreader And they can't possibly precede.


There was a young lady named Bright
Who could travel much faster than light
She left home one day
In a relative way
And came home the previous night.

Ogden Gnash
 
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I believe I am out of the loop
So could someone please give me the scoop.
Is it right to kvetch
That she's making one retch
When the lady is squatting in poop?
 
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A local rag related the story of a murder. They said "the husband stabbed the victim to death fifteen times."-
 
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I'd love to meet the editor of this "rag" of yours. You sure have quite an array of these headlines. Wink
 
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Huffington Post had this headline:

The Final Benghazi Hearing Will Been Done In Secret
 
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They can have secret hearings, can't they? Or are hearings, by definition, public?
 
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Publisher's Clearing House has apparently redefined a word in their latest contest. The contest offers the winner $5,000 a week "forever". I always thought forever meant ad infinitum, but not in this case.

According to their commercial, the winner get the money until they die and can name a beneficiary who will receive the award for the rest their ife. But that's where the "forever" hits a wall.
 
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Actually, that's generous. I took "forever" to mean "until death do us part."
 
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Our local Fox "news" station featured a story about a man who (for charity) walked the length of the Appalachian Trail, The reporter said he reached "the summit of the trail". While the trail may indeed end on a mountain, isn't the end point the "terminus"?
 
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Or something else besides "summit." That would have been confusing to me.
 
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