Friday, June 10, 2011

Elongated Yellow Fruit award (rhomboids of frozen wet stuff division)

Dear desk: Having said "ice cubes" once, you could probably get away with "some" on second reference (and "given" rather than "parceled out," but who's counting?):

Senior Day volunteer Grady Evans hands out ice cubes to Sue Cass, 75, after having parceled out some of the cooling freebies to Royce Cheeseman, 83.

But under no circumstance should you call them "the cooling freebies." Got it?

While we're at it?

Jessica Allday, left, a visitor from England, experiences a day of baseball — not rounders or cricket — with friend Jessica Kittle of Dublin.

From her presence at a baseball game, yes. You can let your readers infer that she is watching baseball, "not rounders or cricket."

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Anonymous Q. Pheevr said...

"The cooling freebies" sounds like one of those notional afflictions, like the heebie jeebies or the screaming meemies.

2:25 PM, June 10, 2011  
Anonymous Picky said...

Although I suppose she herself may not have been too sure about the rounders bit.

4:42 PM, June 10, 2011  
Blogger The Ridger, FCD said...

I think that's just meant to imply that she's never been to a baseball game before.

11:25 AM, June 11, 2011  

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