Thursday, September 01, 2011

Now fall over!

What better present for the first day of a new editing class than one of those classic cases of pin-the-prepositional-phrase-on-the-donkey ambiguity?

And if you still aren't convinced of the utility of the passive voice in cop tales, there's the inside hed: "Man with toy gun shot, killed by police." Now go forth and break some icons.



Anonymous raYb said...

My first editing lesson, courtesy Red Skelton, who frequently said, "Throw the horse over the fence a bale of hay." Howzatfor prepositional phrases?

11:52 PM, September 01, 2011  

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