[Ads-l] ambiguities

Parish, James jparish at SIUE.EDU
Sun Nov 18 09:54:01 EST 2018


A recent tweet began, "Getting ready to go live with :name:". It was 
only on a second reading that I realized that "live" was an adjective, 
not a verb.

Jim Parish

On 11/18/2018 8:48 AM, James A. Landau wrote:
> Sign at a toolbooth:  State Police Enforce Toll Violations
>
> A local department stores sells "Women's skorts"
>
> Heard yesterday:  "She fell in her bathroom and landed in the hospital"
>
> At a bar mitzvah yesterday the bar mitzvah, giving his today-I-am-a-fountain-pen speech said, "I would like to thank my parents for my being here" (later in the speech it became clear he was thanking his parents for giving him a religious education).
>
> - Jim Landau
>
> PS: minor QOTY candidate: a sign (according to a Facebook message posted outside the US Capitol):
> WE FLIP
> HOUSES
>
> 1-555-DEM-OCRATS
>
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