Thursday, July 2, 2009

Please "bee" smarter next time you talk to the press, Mr. Garfinkel...


There's a minor error in this article (it's beekeeper, not bee keeper), but that's nothing compared to the ridiculousness that came outta the mouth of Tom Garfinkel. This article quotes him as saying the following: "If they decide to swarm on a person, whether that's a person, an employer or a fan, we could have a real situation."

Well, see, we do have a real situation. The situation is that the person who said the above sentence was clearly trying to rival Dubya's linguistic magic. Is that second "person" supposed to be "player" instead of "person"? And is that "employer" supposed to be "employee"? In both cases, I bet so... But since that's not what he actually said, I suppose we'll never know.

Also, if he really did mean to say "person" twice, then, in that context, is he implying that employers and/or fans are not people? If they are not people, then who actually qualifies as being a person?

I kinda wish one of those bees would've stung this dude. Can you sting some sense into somebody? It's worth a try...

7 comments:

LadyStyx said...

*laffin* I was thinking the same thing... employers and fans aren't persons? Well maybe SOME employers aren't and certainly lawyers aren't but I would have assumed fans at least were.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

LOL! I actually know one lawyer and two soon-to-be lawyers who are all great people. :) But I know a few employers from my past who were not people (mainly because she-devils don't count as people)...haha!

Bridgete said...

@LadyStyx - Hey now! I resent that! =P

@The Grammarphile - Thanks for sticking up for me...well, I'm assuming you did, anyway. ;)

I'm with both of you on the employers thing though.

Bridgete said...

Oh...and that sentence was truly a masterpiece of stupidity. I meant to say that and got distracted. ;)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Bridgete: Yes, you were one of the two lawyers-to-be I referenced! :) I'm fortunate...I only know three lawyers-to-be/lawyers, and all of you are awesome!

Dave said...

Hahaha well apparently persons, employers, and fans are separate organisms and Darwin clearly needs to update his theories....at least according to Garf or whoever uttered that nonsense...

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Dave: Yes, indeed. And thankfully this idiot is associated with a baseball team that ISN'T one of my two favorite teams... :)