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cruel and unusual punishment

September 19, 2009

Quoted over at Lowering the Bar, this is from an article about misplaced prepositional phrases in the New York Times:

The SoHo bar bouncer convicted last month…was sentenced to life without parole in Brooklyn State Supreme Court on Wednesday afternoon.

An unusual penalty.

Notice anything interesting in my introduction?

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. September 20, 2009 11:36 am

    “In the New York Times” could refer to the location of either the article or the misplaced prepositional phrases. Both are true.

  2. September 21, 2009 10:13 pm

    What did the folks at Lowering the Bar quote over it? Either way, that sounds kind of rude to me.

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