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Saturday: July 16, 2011

Gruesome Ambuiguity

Filed under: — site admin @ 3:30 PM UTC

When I saw the top story in today’s local paper, my unconscious assumption was that “shelter”, not further specified, meant “homeless shelter” rather than “animal shelter”. Since the headline was “Shelter to Shorten Euthanasia Wait”, I was flabbergasted for the 5-10 seconds it took to realize my mistake. Perhaps I would have figured it out sooner if I hadn’t read half a dozen of M. R. James’ ghost stories before going out for take-out pizza.

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  1. I had a similar experience recently. Saw a story about economists being arrested for disagreeing with government economic figures, and thought, “Oh jeez, it’s come to this.” Turned out, the story was from Argentina.

    Comment by steevil — Wednesday: July 20, 2011 @ 9:17 AM UTC

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