Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Did I just read that?

from :

" Investigators believe the person was already dead when they were set on fire, reports. "

So the dead person set the investigators on fire?  Tricky.....

(I'm actually all for the use of "they" as an indefinite singular pronoun--it's been used instead of the awkward "he or she" since Shakespeare's time at least. But I'm also a fan of clarity.... and in this case they had already identified the body as probably a man and referred to it as "he" for at least an entire paragraph.).

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