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Buffalo Shrdlu #180779 12/10/08 12:16 AM Originally Posted By: etaoinOriginally Posted By: FaldageOriginally Posted By: twosleepySo, the parking lot is blocking access to the loading area? Why is the truck taking the blame?
Uh-huh. What's the word for someone who exhibits willful misunderstanding?
So lessee, how could I have worded it so y'all couldn't possibly distort the meaning. The original was:Quote:"There is a red Ford pickup truck in the parking lot blocking access to the loading area."
How about :
"There is a red Ford pickup truck blocking access to the loading area in the parking lot."
No, that makes it sound like the loading area is in the parking lot.
"In the parking lot there is a red Ford pickup truck blocking access to the loading area."
Well, that's a little awkward, isn't it.
"There is a red Ford pickup truck in the parking lot blocking access to the loading area."
Yeah, that's it. Wait a minute, that's the original. Hmm.
And who's blaming anyone, or thing?
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