Today’s bit of mangled English

15 Mar

In a report about the truck exploding at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan: “Another Pentagon spokesman, George Little, told the [Washington] Post: ‘Security personnel responded, and for reasons totally unknown to us at this time, our personnel discovered that he was ablaze’.” What that actually says is that they don’t know why the “personnel discovered he was ablaze”, not that they didn’t know why the man was on fire.

Another picture: a bit unfair because the sign was made by people whose first language is not English, but it’s funny just the same.Image


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