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11-08-2009 @ 10:23PM
"For some of these entries, you get to read very short little stories (i.e. one or two paragraphs) about the place which add a kind of depth that words cannot convey."Those short stories are made of words.
11-09-2009 @ 1:35AM
Congratulations on your grasp of reading comprehension.Yes, I'm being sarcastic.
11-09-2009 @ 2:56AM
you misread the sentence.words cannot convey how David feels about the short stories.David is not suggesting that the short stories are not composed of words, nor is he grammatically at fault.
11-09-2009 @ 11:19AM
Uh, the OP is right. The grammatical structure of the sentence is wrong. Yes, you can get the correct thought of it but man, is it ever awkward. Where's the editor that's supposed to catch that kind of stuff?
11-09-2009 @ 10:42AM
Ah yes. I read it as miztic did the first time and my inner pedant reached for his reading glasses and concise OED (of course he has the complete edition as well, it's just a little too heavy to bring to work), but re-reading it I think you're right. It is the 'depth' conjured by the stories which words cannot convey rather than the stories themselves.Still, I'm impressed that it's provoked a four post thread. This is a good day for pedantry.
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