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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Criminal Sentence 550: Icky Colon

Wording of a very interesting (sarcasm) ad seen on TV (for the product "Colon Flow"):

"Without normal bowel movements, toxins can cause..."

I know this is icky, but the grammar is icky, too.

This is a classic misplaced modifier. "Toxins" are not having number 2's!

"If you don't have normal ... , toxins..."

Ah, relief.

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