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Noise with Chocolates

weather: cloudy
outside: 4°C
mood: *LMAO*
Company e-mail from my Office Manager Lady:

The folks upstairs apologized for the noise with chocolates - they're in the kitchen.

"noise with chocolates"? How do you make a lot of noise using chocolates? Were they eating really loudly? Were they smashing the chocolates against their floor (and thus, our ceiling)? And why do these people feel the need to be in our kitchen now?

Oh, the amusement to be had with dangling modifiers and grammar tree parsing engines with quirky senses of humour... =D


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sertrel
Dec. 9th, 2003 03:27 pm (UTC)
Goodness, I had to read it three times to recognize the intended meaning. Crazy garden-path sentences. You either read them right or read them wrong, and it takes a bit of effort realize the other way to read it.
bride
Dec. 9th, 2003 03:41 pm (UTC)
You either read them right or read them wrong, and it takes a bit of effort realize the other way to read it.

I hate that too, I feel so "stuck" =}
bokane
Dec. 9th, 2003 06:55 pm (UTC)
I didn't realize the 'right' way to read it at all until Ms. Bride pointed it out. I think I might not have been speaking enough to other native English speakers lately...

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