January 06, 2004
Verbal Ambiguity In The News

The front page of today's Washington Times (hard copy) reports that visitors are now being "electronically fingerprinted and digitally photographed at Washington Dulles International Airport". Electronic fingerprints are done without ink, which means they are just as digital as the photographs. And of course an electronic photograph of a finger (or toe, for that matter) is "digital" in two entirely different ways.

Posted by Dr. Weevil at January 06, 2004 11:25 PM

Har har.

Posted by: Sean Kirby on January 7, 2004 07:19 PM

This reminds me a of a road sign in one of the hillbilly townships near home: "Speed Electrically Enforced."

Posted by: Evan McElravy on January 9, 2004 06:28 PM