[Ads-l] Nice instance of syntactic ambiguity noted by Trevor Noah on The Daily Show tonight

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Sep 27 23:42:55 EDT 2017


After the Trump-endorsed candidate Big Luther Strange lost to the Bannon-endorsed candidate Judge Roy Moore, CNN reported that Trump “went to bed embarrassed and pissed”.
http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/27/politics/donald-trump-alabama-race-roy-moore/index.html

went to bed [embarrased and pissed] or [went to bed embarrassed] and pissed?  You decide.

LH
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