Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Just because the Phillies are fabulous doesn't mean everything written about them is written in a particularly fabulous way...

Okay, I'm not sure if that sentence is actually grammatically incorrect...regardless, it sounds awkward as hell. It would sound a lot better if it said "...which shouldn't have surprised anybody." But it doesn't say that, and so it just sounds plain weird, which means it's suitable for mocking even though it's about my wonderful Phillies, the best team in the NL East.

Thanks to fellow Phillies fan NATE for spotting this crazy sentence!

2 comments:

sitboaf said...

"… which should have surprised no one" would sound OK, too.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Yes, that would work, too--and it would sure sound better than what the writer wrote!