Thursday, June 02, 2011

Adventures in hed grammar

I don't think so. You can lose three straight to the Astros (OK, it takes some work, but it can be done), or you can lose to the Astros 3-1, or you can lose your third straight to the Astros 3-1, but you can't put these two conditions together like this. Losing 3-1 can only go with one game at a time.

Anyone with an actual technical explanation is welcome to check in. I'll try to post a few more examples if they'll be kind enough to remind me which computer they're on.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Picky said...

Unless they lost all three 3-1, I suppose.

3:09 AM, June 03, 2011  
Anonymous raYb said...

Picky, That's entirely possible. But in a three-game stretch the Cubbies would have to give their fans hope, then snatch it away at least once, dropping an 8-run lead to lose 11-8

9:26 AM, June 03, 2011  
Anonymous David Craig said...

They did lose one of these games 7-3 after going into the 9th inning up 3-1.

4:35 PM, June 03, 2011  
Blogger The Ridger, FCD said...

Probably they meant "third straight". But it's possible, as Picky said, that all three could have been 3-1 losses. It's also possible that it was a four-game series, of which they won the first.

But it's far more probable that it was meant to be "3d"...

1:00 PM, June 04, 2011  

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