Friday, April 22, 2005

more adventures in composition

Some people don't think that misplaced modifiers are anything to be concerned about. I propose this evidence to the contrary:

Belgium and the Netherlands only allow same-sex marriages.
- from BBC News

Well. How unfortunate for all of those betrothed Beglian straight people.

Whitten suggests that since it comes from the BBC, it might sound correct if read with a British accent. Because anything sounds better when Hugh Grant says it.