Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Department of Redundancy Department takes on writing about pirates. ARRRR!


The Department of Redundancy Department...new and improved, now with time-telling and clock-watching skills too!

YVIE found this one for us. She says: About halfway through reading this article I decided that it was probably plagiarized off a 5th grade current events report. Yeah, that sounds about right, what with the agreement issue and the redundancy issue...

Thanks, YVIE, for spotting this one!

8 comments:

Erika said...

Wowzers. Perhaps there was a rather large clock floating in the ocean which he actually swam around? No??? ;)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Hahaha! That would have been a funny sight to see... :)

JD (The Engine Room) said...

I suppose the hostage could have jumped off the boat at one point in time and then started swimming at another, later point in time, so there is a (weak) argument for specifying both the time of jumping and the time of swimming. However, an 'immediately' would have done the trick here...

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ JD: Yes, I agree--"immediately" would have been the clearest and most concise way to convey this!

David said...

Every time I jump from the boat where I'm being held hostage, I like to float around a while getting used to the water temperature and do some stretching before I start to swim - maybe 15 to 30 minutes. Stretching is very important before exercising or so I'm told.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Hahaha! Your snarkiness is entertaining, David! :)

ChicagoLady said...

They really wanted to make sure we knew it was midnight, huh?

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Apparently they wanted to be *doubly* sure. :)