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Friday, June 25, 2010

Criminal Sentence 409: Bears in the Hospital!

From a photo caption showing an unfortunate man who was attacked by a bear in Alaska (he is recuperating in the hospital):

"Robert Miller, 54, recovers from a bear attack in his hospital room in Anchorage."

How could they let a bear into the hospital room?

The naughty prepositional phrase "in his hospital room" is to blame for this ambiguity. It would be better to write this:

"Robert Miller, 54, pictured in his Anchorage hospital room, recovers from a bear attack."


ChildsPlay said...

Alaskan bears are very clever.

Writing Suga said...

lol. This was too funny for me! I find that sometimes the best jokes can be found in newspaper headlines and captions.