Monday, November 15, 2010

But What About Tuition?

I have a very odd job that involves advertising, the Internet, images and search engines. Sounds sexy, right? Not so much, actually, but from time to time, we encounter stuff on the Internet that is hilarious. This morning, my colleague happened upon this website:

Now think about that. A website that hawks coupons? Or free babies? Or just coupons for free babies?

People in the grammar biz call this a misplaced modifier. Or a baby slavery ring. Possibly a misplaced baby slavery ring. You decide.

Poor thing. Cute, too.


Anonymous said...

Kind of like Free Willie.

Mr B

BFL said...

I love it! These days, finding grammar and writing errors is like shooting fish in a barrel. Sad to say.

Anonymous said...

I don't think I learned about misplaced modifiers over by der in Chicagoland.
We do love our dangling participles, tho.