Monday, February 15, 2010

Jerk in the Box

Here's a letter to the editor of the Chattanooga Times/Free Press:

SENTENCE STRUCTURE HAS EDWARDS IN A BOX
In the newspaper (Saturday) there was a brief AP story titled "Edwards' aide turns over sex tape to FBI." According to the AP, "Andrew Young said Friday he has the original copy of the tape showing Edwards in a sexual encounter in a safe deposit box in Atlanta." From the way the sentence is written, one would have to conclude that former Sen. Edwards has a bizarre notion of romance and that he owns a very large safety deposit box.

Michael V. Woodward, Hixson (Tn)
Har har! Thanks to Julia G. for sending us the letter.

4 comments:

andygirl said...

It could be true. Maybe he has a safety deposit box fetish. And those boxes are usually pretty small. So in that case, I'm impressed.

Kathryn Magendie said...

*laughing*!

love your site...

Anna Claire said...

LOL. That sentence is awesome.

Carey A said...

Of course, this letter would be more amusing if the author knew that those little boxes at the bank are called safe deposit boxes, not "safety deposit boxes." Grammarian edit thyself.